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Front Door Painting - Feature on Houzz.com

Posted by Michael Murray on Jul 18, 2018 8:10:28 PM
Painting a front door is a DIY project that won't take much more than a weekend with proper planning. We recently contributed to an article featured on Houzz.com on how to do just that. It is pretty humbling to be featured along with some of the other top painting companies in the USA. 
 
There are a lot of great tips from what products to use and the steps and technique to achieve a great result to choosing the perfect color. Hope this helps with your next front door painting project!
 
 
 
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Neutral Colors Look Fantastic on this Cleveland Home

Posted by Katie Walsh on May 18, 2018 11:04:39 AM

Our team did this much needed radical color change last year in Cleveland. Purple is a great color, and we know a lot of people love it. We love it also, but this homeowner felt it was time for a change, and needed a new coat of paint anyways. We were more than happy to help, especially given some of the more intricate details along the front and back of the house which help make it so interesting.

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Cleveland

Kitchen Cabinet Painting Done Right in Westlake

Posted by Katie Walsh on Apr 27, 2018 9:59:54 AM

We recently completed this beautiful project earlier this year. The owners of this house were looking to have their cabinets redone due to fading of the original color and from the general wear and tear that happens over the years. As you can see in the picture below, the cabinets have changed to more of a peach color from the original light brown.

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Topics: Interior Painting, Westlake

How to Dispose of Unwanted or Leftover Paint

Posted by Katie Walsh on Apr 12, 2018 10:57:51 AM

With warmer weather fast approaching, many people will start their Spring cleaning soon. One thing that many people have a hard time dealing with is left over paint. How do you know if you can still use it, or if you should dispose of it? Once you’ve figured that out, then what?

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Topics: Painting Tips, Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

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

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