House painting

How Paint Changes How a Room Feels

How to use paint to make a room look bigger

Different paint colors can change how big, or how small, a room feels. Generally speaking, lighter colors make a room feel larger while darker colors make a room feel smaller. This is because lighter and cooler colors tend to recede; they appear farther away and darker colors and warmer colors advance; they appear to move towards us. …

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How To Get Rid of Mold and Mildew

How to get rid of mold and mildew

It’s important to know how to get rid of mold and mildew in your home, since it can quickly take root and spread. Mold and mildew feed off of fabric, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, wood, or any organic surface exposed to excessive water, poor ventilation, and no direct sunlight. If not taken care of, mold and mildew …

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Pressure Washing Before Painting

Pressure Washing Before Painting

Pressure washing before painting is an important step in prepping your home for the best possible paint job. Properly preparing the surface of your home ensures that the paint will adhere and be more long lasting. When paint is applied to a home that hasn’t been cleaned thoroughly, the paint won’t stick around for very …

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Popular Paint Colors By Decade

Popular Paint Color of the Decades, The 1950's

You can learn a lot about a time period by the popular paint colors of the decade. Like fashion, paint trends seem to come in waves, and they tend to reflect the mood of the times. For example, the 1950’s were a time of growth and optimism and this translated into a palette of pastels …

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Benefits of Painting Your Home’s Exterior

Benefits of Painting Your Home's Exterior

There are many benefits of painting your home’s exterior. An exterior paint job does more than just make your home aesthetically pleasing. Painting holds both aesthetic and functional advantages for your home. Some of these will kick in immediately, improving your home’s qualities, while others accumulate over time as cost-saving measures. A fresh paint job …

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Organic and Inorganic Pigments

Organic and Inorganic Pigments

Pigments are what gives paint it’s color. There are two types of pigments, organic and inorganic. Organic pigments are based on carbon chains and rings and carbon-based pigments come from things like plants and animals. Inorganic pigments consist of dry ground minerals, usually metals and metallic salts. Both inorganic and organic pigments come with their …

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The Perfect Summer Paint Colors

Perfect Summer Paint Colors

What paint colors are perfect for the summer season? With summer right around the corner, and now being the perfect time to paint, you might be wondering which colors to choose. To help you find what the perfect summer paint colors are for you, we found this article by Martha Stewart. In the article they …

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