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Is it Worth Using A Higher Quality Paint?

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Undertaking a painting project involves many variables, which can often leave homeowners feeling confused or frustrated when it comes to the finer details of the job. One of the biggest choices that a homeowner will have to make over the course of the project, other than choosing someone to complete the job, is whether or not a higher quality paint is worth the extra money. When the budget for the project is tight, cutting out some material costs seems like an easy way out. However, reducing the cost of the project is not that simple! Careful planning and comparison of the available options is absolutely crucial to making a great decision.

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Benefits of Interior Painting Before you Move in

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Moving into a new home is a stressful time for many homeowners since there is so much going on at once. It is extremely easy to forget that there are a few simple things that can be done to make the move easier and to make the home feel great right from the very beginning. One of the most important things that a homeowner can do is plan to have the entire interior of the home painted before moving in. Even though this seems like a lot of extra planning to do among the million things there are to arrange during a move, it really is one of the most practical and beneficial choices that anyone moving into a new home can make!

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Should I Pressure Wash my Home Before Getting the Exterior Painted?

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Pressure washing is an excellent way to clean the exterior of a home. It is best left to professionals since the equipment required needs to be used properly to avoid damaging the property, for example, an unskilled person might use too high of a pressure on vinyl shingles and this could crack them. For a professional cleaning company, pressure washing a home is easy and a regular part of their job. Before having the exterior of your home painted, many painting companies will mention that pressure washing is included in the total price of the job, but some companies may recommend that you have it done prior to their work.

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Should I Paint My Doors or Buy New Ones?

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When your home is due for a refreshed style or if you are simply looking for a way to change things up, having the doors painted can be a great option for changing the entire look of your home. It is truly amazing what a different door color or style can do to modernize your home. However, it is not always easy to decide between simply painting the doors that you already have and buying new ones that are already the color and style that you want. New doors can be expensive, especially when they are solid wood or have intricate glasswork.

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How To Paint Your Ceilings

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Painting the inside of your home is a great way to spruce up the interior and update your style. However, painting the ceiling of a room is much harder than painting the walls. This causes many homeowners to feel stuck and frustrated because their painting project doesn’t turn out as planned. Luckily, there are additional few steps to follow when painting a ceiling instead of a wall that can make the process much simpler and more successful. Below are the most important steps to consider when painting a ceiling and a few tips from the pros. Remember, if any of these steps seem like too much work for one person, professionals are only a phone call away.

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Pros and Cons of Painting Rooms with Dark and Light Colors

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Choosing a theme for the painting of a room is never an easy job, especially when there is a large array of colors to choose from. A simple shift from a darker color to a lighter or neutral color can completely change how a room looks and feels! Choosing a color that looks great on a color chip very rarely looks good when it is applied to an entire room or living space. Careful thought and planning is required when choosing colors, the most important decision being whether to select dark colors for a room or light colors. A few basic rules for when to choose dark or light colors as well as potential consequences of each choice are listed below as a guideline when painting your home.

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How To Find A Professional Painting Company

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After deciding to start a painting project, many homeowners choose to have the job carried out by professionals since the final product will look just as good as it does in their favorite housekeeping magazine! However, finding a professional painting company is not always as easy as you would expect. There are usually many, many painters in one area and naturally, some of them are better than others. It is also important to keep in mind that not all of these painters are professionals and not all of them are suited to the task that you have planned for them. So how do you find a professional painting company for your project? Below are a few great places to check out if you are looking to hire someone and have a great experience with your painting project.

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How to Narrow Down your Contractor Search

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After hours of hard work, calling contractors and arranging estimates and meetings, you finally have a list of contractors that you are happy with. The only problem is that you can’t decide between them! Not to worry, as this is a common situation for someone who is looking to hire a contractor and there are a few simple ways to narrow down all the great contractors that you have researched so far. Starting a project is already stressful enough without having to obsess over who will carry out the work and why. After going through all the tips below, there should only be one or two contractors left on your list so that you can ger started right away.

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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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