Posts Tagged 'Painting'

Painting Trends: Add Accent Color for 2012

You've decided your house needs fresh color. Perhaps you're among the American homeowners who have decided to give up putting their residence on the market. Or, you're aging in place. [...]

An easy summer deck tune-up project

Mid-summer is a great time for enjoying your deck, patio and pool. It's also the best time of year for tending to outdoor improvements and routine maintenance. Juggling your time [...]

Time to get out the paint bucket

Hopefully exterior painting is not on your home improvement to-do list every year. But if this is your year, you either want to hire a paint contractor or mark out [...]

Inside the trend toward healthy, natural paint

You may not experience the off-gassing of toxic chemicals into your home at first. But over time, volatile organic compounds (VOC) used in paint, thinners, and stains can render the [...]

Interior paint trends for 2012

Natural earth hues, subtle shades and occasional splashes of vivid color make up the palate predicted to be the favorite selection of paint for 2012. Wood grain finishes will be [...]

Chemical sensitivity and home safety

Slowly, it seems, homeowners and contractors are paying closer attention to the side effects of chemicals and building materials. The main culprits being addressed today are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) [...]

Old home exteriors: Should you use paint or stain?

Home improvement or maintenance projects for historical homes naturally bring up issues that never surface with newer or new retro designs. A major concern among owners of historical homes is [...]

Removing paint stains after the fact

No matter how careful you are when painting the interior or exterior of your home, stains happen. The better contractor knows how to dab up spills immediately and remove all [...]

Tips on interior painting by roller

Painting the interior walls and ceiling of your home doesn't have to be a terrible misadventure-unless you want it to be! As with most home improvements, if you use the [...]

Interior Painting to Beat the Winter Blues

With holiday shopping in full fury, the last thing you're considering is the idea of repainting. But as most of you know, fresh interior paint can change your home--and emotional [...]