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February 20, 2020

With the crazy amount of rain we have been getting lately, you may be asking yourself “can I even paint my house during all of this rainfall??” Well, this article by The Spruce answers this question and gives insight into other weather related painting scenarios!

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February 18, 2020

If you’re having trouble deciding on a paint color for the different rooms of your home, check out this article by PPG Paints. Let these color experts lead you toward the right colors for every nook and cranny.

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February 18, 2020

“A major problem with light interior paint colors is that they have a tendency to scuff. If you have children, pets, or a lot of people coming in and out of your home, the wall paint can end up being difficult to maintain. Kicking off a shoe, moving a piece of furniture, or even trying to install a floating shelf or art can lead to an easily damaged or dirty-looking wall…the ideal alternative to white paint is a neutral that will help a room look both large and bright. Keep in mind that no matter what interior paint color you use, preparation is key. It’s important to properly prime the wall and apply enough layers of paint. A quality application will not only increase the lifespan of the paint but also make it easier to keep it neat-looking. And once you have your paint color picked out, make sure you’re choosing the best finish. It’s not just the color, but also the sheen, of the paint that determines how clean or dirty your walls look. ”

Continue reading this article from Real Simple for FIVE interior paint colors that will work better in your home than white.

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January 31, 2020

Have you ever wondered how paint is made? More than 20,000 and 25,000 years ago, artists used natural substances to make paint. In the 1700’s the first American paint mill was built in Boston Massachusetts. Paint technology has advanced a long way since 1867, when the first ready-mixed paints were patented in the United States. Click through these selected articles to learn more about the complex paint making process.

https://www.mixerdirect.com/blogs/mixer-direct-blog/how-paint-is-made

https://www.hunker.com/13710311/how-is-paint-made

https://www.thespruce.com/how-paint-is-made-4587730

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January 31, 2020

From Prehistoric Times to now, humans have been using paint. But have you ever wondered WHEN, or HOW they made it? And how this evolved over time? Well we did! So we did some research and found a few different articles that were SUPER informative, and even more interesting!

http://www.webexhibits.org/pigments/intro/history.html

https://homesteady.com/12574502/homemade-paint-pigments

https://www.architectmagazine.com/technology/products/a-colorful-history-of-paint_o

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January 16, 2020

When it comes to painting your home’s interior, one must consider the color flow from one room to the next. Whether the colors flow well or not can affect how harmonious, or how jarring, your space feels. Check out these articles, and get a few pro tips, on how to achieve a cohesive color flow in your home.

https://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/color/connecting-rooms-with-color

https://www.bhg.com/decorating/color/basics/5-ways-to-connect-rooms-with-color/

January 16, 2020

Mold and mildew are especially a problem in the hot, humid summers. But, with the right conditions, mold can also be a problem for us in the winter months. According to the EPA, our indoor environment is two to five times more toxic than our outdoor environment. Left uncared for, mold and mildew can cause respiratory health issues. Take a look at these articles and learn how to properly get rid of, and prevent, any mold and mildew in your home today!

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/tips/a22126/prevent-mildew/

https://happyhiller.com/blog/how-to-clean-prevent-mold-mildew/

https://www.familyhandyman.com/cleaning/mold-and-mildew/how-to-combat-mold-and-mildew/

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December 27, 2019

There are many important steps to take before painting, one of which is caulking. Caulking is important to extending the life of your paint job, as well as insulating your home and protecting against weather and even insects. We have selected these articles as a wonderful means of educating you on why caulking is important, as well as where and how to use it.

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/air-sealing-your-home/caulking

https://www.ecospaints.net/caulk-101-why-where-and-how-to-use-it

https://www.sharperimpressionspainting.com/recent-projects/caulking-before-painting-why-exterior-caulking-important

https://amsb.net/top-ten-reasons-you-should-maintain-caulking-and-sealants-on-your-properties/

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December 27, 2019

Repainting your home’s exterior is so important, aesthetically as well as protecting your home against damage. Check out this article by Home Advisor for a few important tips https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/house-painting-tips/

When tackling a project it’s important to know the common problems and mistakes that could take place. This article by Haymes Paint outlines many of those problems and offers solutions https://www.haymespaint.com.au/inspiration/diy-know-how/exterior-problem-solver/

And finally, sometimes you just need to call in the professionals. This article explains when and why it may be better for you to call in the experts rather than trying to tackle this project alone https://www.bobvila.com/articles/372-painting-the-house-should-you-hire-a-pro/

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December 27, 2019

There are numerous reasons and benefits when it comes to repainting your home’s interior. Check out this article by ServiceWhale to learn more https://servicewhale.com/pages/benefits-of-repainting-your-homes-interior

Now that you know WHY to repaint, read up on a few tips and tricks provided by six pro painters! https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/secrets-pro-painters

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December 26, 2019

Freezing Temperatures are still to come here in Georgia. Peruse these articles and ensure that your home is properly winterized for the cold months to come!

https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-winterization-checklist/

https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/11-ways-to-winterize-your-home-on-a-budget-10169#clean-gutters-before-winter

https://www.lowes.com/n/how-to/winter-preparedness-checklist

https://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/organization/winterizing-your-home

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December 26, 2019

What makes a quality paint and why is choosing a quality paint important? Browse these articles and learn more about the benefits of a high quality paint and why it’s important to treat painting your home as the investment that it truly is.

https://www.sherwin-williams.com/painting-contractors/business-builders/paint-technology-and-application/sw-article-pro-paintqualitywhy

https://www.thehouseplanshop.com/74/content/What-Makes-a-High-Quality-Paint%3F.php

https://www.familyhandyman.com/painting/high-quality-paint/

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December 26, 2019

2019 is nearly at a close, and with another year comes new paint trends. Like fashion, popular paint colors tend to come in cycles. What may have been popular in 1920, could be coming back in 2020! We’ve compiled a few interesting articles – full of information from the most popular paint color the year you were born, to the most popular paint colors of the different decades. So sit back, read a little, and maybe even pick up a little inspiration!

https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/g25100866/most-popular-paint-color-every-year/

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/most-popular-paint-colors-trends-history-267707

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/most-popular-paint-colors-2009-vs-2019-10-year-challenge

https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color-through-the-decades

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December 23, 2019

Christmas is just 2 days away, and the New Year is almost upon us! Ring in 2020 with new paint plans for your interior. Check out these articles for 2020’s Colors of the Year, find the ones that best suit you and your home, and let’s get painting!

https://www.bhg.com/news/2020-color-of-the-year/

https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/color/g29365722/valspar-2020-color-of-the-year/

https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/color-palettes/color-of-the-year-trends-2020

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/decorating-ideas/g29831845/paint-color-trends-2020/

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December 2, 2019

“Modern research has shown that when our eyes connect with a color, our brains release different chemicals that impact us on a physical and emotional level. For instance, being in a red room will increase your heart rate and stimulate chemicals associated with aggression and high energy, while the color yellow stimulates serotonin (the feel-good chemical) in our brains… Once we learn a bit about the attributes of each color, we can use that information to promote the atmosphere we want in the different rooms of our homes.”

We came across this interesting and informative article by The Art of Simple and just had to share! Read more here:  https://theartofsimple.net/color-me-happy-using-color-to-impact-your-mood/

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November 27, 2019

With the holiday season upon us, lift your mood with new interior paint! You may be surprised to discover that certain colors can significantly affect your mood and there are definitely smart colors to paint your walls if you’re looking for a natural way to enhance your mood this holiday season.

We found this wonderful article by Green-Pro Painting and hope that you will have a look! Read more here:  http://greenpropainting.com/update-home-holidays-fresh-interior-paint/

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