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Exterior Painting in Westlake Brings Life Back into this House

Posted by Katie Walsh on Dec 12, 2017 12:13:07 PM

Ever look at your house and think to yourself that it just looks old? Sometimes, a fresh new paint color is all you need then. Check out this exterior painting project our team did on a house in Westlake. 

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Westlake

Best Interior Paints for Your Home

Posted by Katie Walsh on Dec 4, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Sherwin Williams should definitely be a name you’ve heard of if you’re talking about the best interior paints. It is undeniably in the top 5 leading paint companies. Some might even argue that it IS the best.

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Topics: Interior Painting

How to Easily Remove Wallpaper in a Few Simple Steps

Posted by Katie Walsh on Dec 1, 2017 9:50:57 AM

Wallpaper removal can make some people cringe just by hearing about it. It can be a difficult task if you don’t set yourself up for success from the beginning. Below, I’ll go over some of the different ways you can remove wallpaper, and hopefully, help you pick which method is right for your project.

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Topics: Interior Painting, Wallpaper Removal

Selecting This Paint Color Will Increase Your Home's Value by $5,400

Posted by Katie Walsh on Nov 17, 2017 8:31:16 PM

If you have ever planned an interior painting project, you have probably been stuck selecting which color to paint with.  Zillow, a real estate website, recently did some research on homes and colors in relation to sale prices, and explained it all in their 2017 Paint Color Analysis. It revealed “blue” as a magic color in your bathroom, claiming some homeowner’s saw up to $5,400 more than expected when selling their homes. Not just any shade of blue will do though; more specifically “hues of powder blue or light periwinkle”. And if you have a darker blue in your dining room, you could see about $1,926 more than expected. Kitchens with light blue, or blue bedrooms, also got about $1,809 more. There’s certainly nothing there to be “blue” over.

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

Interior Painting Prep Work

Posted by Katie Walsh on Nov 16, 2017 1:24:43 PM

So, you’ve decided to do some DIY painting, but you’re not sure where to start? It can be a daunting task, depending on how much work you have to do. 

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Topics: Interior Painting

Interior Painting Color Ideas: Color of the Year 2018

Posted by Katie Walsh on Nov 13, 2017 11:05:00 AM

If you're having a hard time trying to choose a color for your current project and need some help with your interior painting color ideas, looking at the coming Color of the Year can be of great help. According to Wikipedia, Pantone, who are best known for their Pantone Matching System, which is a proprietary color space used in many design markets, has been doing this since 2000. It's a great reference for anyone looking for colors. 

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Interior Painting, Color of the Year

Interior Painting in Ohio City Renovation

Posted by Katie Walsh on Nov 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

A team of our local house painters in Ohio City did some interior painting on this beautiful renovation a few weeks ago. The whole duplex had been completely renovated down to the studs by Gertz Building Co. and it needed a fresh new look to go with the more modern feel. 

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Topics: Interior Painting, Ohio City

Refreshed Exterior Painting in Lakewood

Posted by Katie Walsh on Oct 30, 2017 11:30:57 AM

Our team of local house painters in Lakewood did some exterior painting projects recently and gave this older home a more refreshed color pallette. The homeowner wanted to dramatically change the look of the exterior of their home. Mission Accomplished! Helping homeowners select new paint colors is something we take a lot of pride in and really enjoy doing. 

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Lakewood

How to Paint a Football Helmet in 6 Easy Steps

Posted by Katie Walsh on May 29, 2012 3:19:00 PM

If you're looking to restore an old team helmet or make yourself a cool decorative item, it is important to know how to paint a football helmet. It is also important to know that this is for decorative purposes only and should not be worn on the field. If you're looking for a more practical use, check out the National Athletic Equipment Reconditioners Association to find a licensed business near you. 

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Topics: Painting Tips

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