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7 Questions About Paint Colors with The Voice of Color, PPG Paints

Posted by Michael Murray on Mar 17, 2018 10:13:02 PM

We recently wrote an article about the 2018 paint colors of the year but I wanted to better understand the process of how a color is selected and what affect it has on sales. I reached out to the Voice of Color, PPG Paints, to learn about how they selected Black Flame as the color of the year as well as ask for any tips they have on selecting paint colors for your home. Dee Schlotter, PPG Paints Senior Color Marketing Manager, was kind enough to answer my questions and provide great insight on the process.

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Topics: Painting Tips, Color of the Year

Exterior Painting Tips to Increase Your Home’s Curbside Appeal

Posted by Kelsey Publicover on Feb 26, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Sprucing up your home’s exterior can be an effective way to increase its appeal to potential buyers once you put it up for sale. Improving landscaping and making small repairs to fencing and other exterior structures may help catch a buyer’s eye. However, one of the most effective ways to improve your home’s curbside appeal is to touch up its outside with a few creative exterior painting ideas that can help it stand out in the competitive real estate seller’s market.

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Hardwood Floor Refinishing with Alex of Natural Choice Hardwood Floors

Posted by Michael Murray on Feb 25, 2018 4:41:41 PM

We are lucky to be able to work in many beautiful old homes such as in Lakewood, Shaker Heights or Ohio City. While we know what a difference a professional paint job can do in an older home, there is one project that may even make for a more dramatic transformation.... Refinishing old hardwood floors! In 2017 we worked on a few homes where the floors were being re-done at the same time by Alex Oster and his team at Natural Choice Hardwood FloorsI caught up with Alex to talk about his company as well as the process and price for getting hardwood floors refinished.

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Company Spotlight: Cleveland HVAC Pro

Posted by Katie Walsh on Feb 20, 2018 10:21:38 AM

If you’re looking for a local HVAC professional, look no further than Cleveland HVAC Pro. Family-owned-and-operated, they offer diagnostics, tune-ups and repairs for residential heating and cooling services, including heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners for Northeast Ohio homes.

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Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Professional Painting Company

Posted by Katie Walsh on Feb 7, 2018 11:10:05 AM

Deciding to paint yourself or hire a professional painting company can be a big decision. Whether you’re looking for interior painting or exterior painting help, asking a few questions before you hire someone can make your project go a lot smoother. Here are our top 10 questions you should ask before hiring a professional painter in Cleveland for your project.   

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

Interior Design Trends: 2018 Edition

Posted by Kelsey Publicover on Jan 31, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Are you considering taking on a home renovation in 2018? This may seem like a daunting, and not to mention expensive, task. But before you start looking for new kitchen cabinets and a contractor to knock down a wall, you may want to consider some smaller projects to update and enhance your home!

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Topics: Painting Tips, Interior Painting

Community Spotlight: Building; A Family Business with Gertz Building Company

Posted by Michael Murray on Jan 29, 2018 3:04:53 PM

I recently had an opportunity to catch up with Ben Gertz of Gertz Building Company out of Bay Village to learn about his family business as well as the home building and renovation industry. I first met Ben about a year ago when we were both completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Tri-C. 

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Topics: Bay Village

5 Basic Steps to Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Katie Walsh on Jan 12, 2018 11:27:40 AM

Painting your kitchen cabinets can be a frustrating, but sometimes very needed, task. Making sure you have all the right materials before you start can be half the battle. Also, making sure you do things in the correct order can help a lot as well. Here are the 5 basic steps you should follow to try and make your interior painting project go as smoothly as possible.  

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Topics: Interior Painting

DYB Coach Podcast Interviews Textbook Painting Owner, Michael Murray

Posted by Katie Walsh on Jan 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Our very own Michael Murray, owner of Textbook Painting, was recently interviewed by a paint industry podcast called DYB Coach. Steve and April Burnett are the leading force behind BYD Coach - having run their own sucessful painting company previously, Steve decided to write a book (How to Double Your Business Without Making A Sale) and help other business owners become just as successful. 

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

Clean, Fresh New Feel for this Lakewood Kitchen

Posted by Katie Walsh on Jan 9, 2018 10:30:00 AM

As we all know, changing the color scheme to any room can make it feel like new again. Did you know that doing the same to your cabinets can have the same effect? Our team of local house painters in Lakewood recently did this interior painting project refreshing the color of the cabinets and walls in this kitchen.

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Topics: Lakewood, Interior Painting

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