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How To Prepare Your Kitchen Cabinets For Painting

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Preparation is always just as important as the actual job itself. Without proper preparation, a paint job can look messy or simply fall apart prematurely. Many do-it-yourself painters don’t realize just how much preparation is required when it comes to painting kitchen cabinets and having them look their absolute best at the end. The following steps will explain how to get your kitchen cabinets ready for your painting project with simple tools that you probably already have. However, it is important to keep in mind that professionals will have access to better materials, tools and paints than the average person and also have the experience to make the final product look better than most people are capable of despite following all of the steps below.

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How To Prepare Your House For Exterior Painting

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After making the decision to have the exterior of your home painted, the next step is to make sure that your home is properly prepared for exterior painting. Professional painting companies will of course help homeowners make sure that their home is completely ready for painting before getting the work started in order to ensure that the paint will look great for years to come. The preparation for a paint job is extremely important and is a major reason why amateurs can fail at completing their own exterior paint job. Below are the key steps to preparing a home for exterior painting along with the reasons for why each step is important. Professionals are always available to complete these steps for you should they feel too time-consuming for an amateur painter or if the homeowner wants to be absolutely sure that the preparation has been carried out perfectly.

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What Time of Year Should I Paint my Florida Property?

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Having a property painted in Florida is an exciting prospect and many homeowners are ready to jump into the process right away. However, painting during certain times of the year can make the job easier or harder than others and it is important to know the pros and cons of each. When hiring a professional, painting during any time of year is certainly possible as they are trained to work in a variety of conditions, but it is still important to understand how bad weather could potentially delay your project or extend its timeline. When completing the work yourself, some times of year are much more difficult to cope with than others.

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How Often Should I Paint My Commercial Property?

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Painting a commercial property is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to keep a property looking well-maintained and to increase its value. The question is, how often should this type of painting be carried out to get the most benefit from the project without costing too much? It can also depend on the type of commercial property that is being painted. Is it a multi-story building or simply a property you are renting out? It also depends on the quality of the products that were used for the initial paint job, since cheaper paints will fade or look old much faster than high quality products. Below are a few tips to help you decide when you should paint your commercial property depending on a few important factors.

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How Do I Know When I Need Interior Or Exterior Painting?

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Exterior or interior painting can be a big job, but it is a very exciting improvement for your home. The fresh look of new paint always adds a quality look to your home and is a great way to make a space your own and to really show off your personal style. However, many homeowners aren’t sure about when they need to have painting done. It is always okay to have painting done simply to change the style of your home, but many homeowners want to know when painting is recommended rather than simply desired. Below are a few of the key signs that you should consider having the interior or the exterior of you home painted.

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Kitchen Cabinet Painting FAQ

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Giving your kitchen a makeover often starts with the kitchen cabinets. Some homeowners choose to replace the cabinets altogether, but others enjoy the project of painting and refinishing the old cabinets. As exciting as it is to paint your kitchen cabinets, the whole process can bring up quite a few questions once you get started. After all, there is a lot more to painting kitchen cabinets than choosing the right color!

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What Color Should I Paint My Kitchen Cabinets?

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Cabinets are a major part of any kitchen and often take up the most space compared to furniture and appliances. Therefore, choosing an appropriate color is not always as straightforward as one would hope. It is important to consider the style of the room overall, the size of the room and how much light the room gets on a regular basis. The appliances, wall color and the color of the backsplash are all important features of the room that can help a homeowner decide what would be the best color for their cabinets.

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What are Common Paint Problems?

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As a homeowner, painting a room in your home or its exterior is an exciting and new process that often comes with a great deal of questions. Common paint problems are something that most homeowners seek information about when they are about to start a new project or if they recently completed a project on their own and it didn’t work out very well. Below are a few common issues that can be found either before or after painting and what could have caused them as well as how to prevent them.

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Wallpaper Removal: The Process Explained

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When homeowners decide to change their décor from outdated wallpaper to a fresh, modern paint design, a major question is how to remove the wallpaper in the first place. Grabbing a loose corner and pulling it with all your might just won’t be enough to get the job done. Walls can even become damaged if frustration gets the best of you or improper techniques are used. However, doing it the right way is still a sticky, hot mess. Fortunately, there are professionals who are used to removing wall paper and can get the job done for you without all the hassle and frustration. Below are the steps to remove wallpaper the right way and a few reasons why you might reconsider doing this job yourself.

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Why is Skim Coating so Important?

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When seeking out quotes for renovations, homeowners are often unaware of a process known as skim coating. Skim coating is one of the key steps to making your professional paint job look crisp and stunning and skipping it for the sake of saving money is a mistake that some homeowners make in an attempt to be frugal. Skipping this step can significantly reduce the final appearance of your paintjob, even though you are hiring professionals. In fact, if your quote doesn’t mention skim coating it is always a good idea to ask if you need it, just in case. Some homeowners believe that when they have a brand-new home that needs painting, skim coating is not necessary. Although this can be true for some very specific scenarios, skim coating is nearly always a great idea. Below are just a few reasons why skim coating should be on every homeowner’s radar.

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Why is my Paint Bubbling?

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So, you’ve recently painted your home yourself or perhaps you paid to have your home painted and you are starting to see little bubbles creep through the paint. How could this happen? Have you lost your investment? An important factor to consider is who painted your home. Did you choose a reputable company or did you hire the cheapest company who changes their name or disappears every few months? When paying for paint services, it is always important to choose a local company that has been around a while, so that you can be sure of their reputation.

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Should I get Interior Painting Before I sell my Home?

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Selling a home can be exciting, as it is often the first step towards a new home that is full of potential and aspirations. However, it can also be a time in a homeowner’s life that is extremely stressful due to the many decisions and the massive amount of preparation that goes into getting a home ready for a sale. Saying goodbye to a home can also be emotional due to the memories that people tend to attribute to their residence, which makes added stress an absolute nightmare.

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What to Expect When you Hire a Professional Painting Company

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Hiring a professional to work on your home is always a new and exciting venture. However, when you have no idea what to expect, the whole process can get a little daunting. Should you get a quote upfront, or do you wait until the job is complete? What services can you expect to have included? A bunch of questions will likely fill your mind, but there is really no need to worry. As long as you are working with a reputable company in your area you can rest assured that no obstacle will be too great.

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4 Common Misconceptions About Hiring a Painting Company

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Hiring a painting company is one of the best decisions that a homeowner can make. In most cases, it is a quick way to make your home look amazing without undergoing major repairs. Nothing looks worse than a messy paint job or a paint job that beings to fade and peel after only a few months. Even […]

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How Interior Painting Can Influence Your Customers

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When it’s time to consider repainting the interior of your office, retail space or just the window displays, choosing the right colors is one of the most important decisions you will make. Not only can the color choice create brand recognition and influence how welcoming and attractive your business feels, but it can also influence the buying behaviour of your customers. Choosing a color that does not suit the buying behaviour that you are seeking may be causing your business to perform below its potential. After all, the colors of your merchandise or furniture can’t be the only factors that influence your customers. Below are a few tips to make sure that the next interior painting project you start has the most successful outcome possible!

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The Benefits of Pressure Washing Your Home

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Maintaining your home in top shape is a major priority for homeowners who want their home to remain as a quality investment and always look its best. The outside of your home is of course the most exposed to dirt, debris, mold and rain and can be the most difficult part of your home to keep looking new and clean over the years. The natural elements can’t be avoided and can cause many problems such as discoloring, molding, oxidation and peeling. Not to mention damage caused by environmental pollution and acid rain. Not only do these problems make your home less attractive, but they can actually damage the materials of your home and cost you a lot more money than proper cleaning in the long run.

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Should I Paint my Stairs?

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When you invite guests to your home, whether they are friends or coworkers, first impressions are crucial. When entering your residence, each and every feature of the room is important towards creating a sense of your personality. This first impression can be the difference that makes people remember you in a positive way. Hiring a professional to keep your indoor or outdoor stairwell tidy and presentable is a great investment towards the overall image of your home.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Accent Walls

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When redecorating your home, accent walls are an interesting feature that will most likely cross your mind as it is so common in many design magazines and professionally designed homes. The trend of accent walls has become popular for good reason. It is a simple way to spruce up an otherwise plain room and can allow you to experiment with colors and patterns that would otherwise be too much for an entire room. It can also be used as a way to test the waters for painting more of your home in a similar color before really committing to the color or pattern.

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How to Select a Cozy Color Palette for your Home’s Interior

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Taking the plunge and deciding to paint your entire home, or even just one room, is exciting and terrifying all at the same time. The exciting part is that you will have a new look to the interior of your home, but the scary part is that you must have an idea of the colors that you want before you can get started.

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Should I Paint My Brick Fireplace?

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Have you been searching for a way to brighten up your home without spending a fortune? If you have a brick fireplace that hasn’t been decorated in a while, perhaps it is time to get started with a simple style update! It’s as simple as adding a coat of paint and it can change the entire atmosphere of a room.

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