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Award Winning Interior and Exterior Painting

Posted by Michael Murray on Sep 11, 2017 9:35:09 PM

We were lucky enough to be chosen to paint the interior and exterior of the Thomas Edison Birthplace museum in Milan, OH. The professional painters on the Textbook Painting team were honored to work on such an historic home and we actually received recognition in a couple of painting magazines as well as local newspapers. The project was completed in conjunction with PPG Paints as part of their Colorful Communities initiative. 

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

Interior Painting in Beautiful Bay Village Home

Posted by Michael Murray on Sep 2, 2017 11:30:30 AM

A team of our house painters in Bay Village recently completed a fun project in a beautiful home. The home owners had recently moved in to this home and wanted to add some of their own style to an already gorgeous house. 

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Topics: Bay Village, Interior Painting

Cleveland House Painted Pink

Posted by Michael Murray on Jun 9, 2017 10:44:51 PM

The next time you head to Ohio City for some modern Mexican food, be sure to look across the street at the pink house on Fulton Ave. Our house painters faced a handful of challenges, especially the space between the houses that made it practically impossible to set ladders up. They faced the challenges head-on and made a dramatic improvement to the neighborhood. 

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Topics: Exterior Painting

Inexpensive House Painters in Cleveland. Why are prices so different?

Posted by Michael Murray on Mar 19, 2017 9:20:48 PM

When looking for house painters in Cleveland, you certainly don't want to pay more than you have to. If you get 4 or 5 painting quotes, chances are one will be significantly less than the others. Typically, we are the second or third highest price, as we try to offer the best value; not necessarily the cheapest price. You can view our pricing page to get a good idea of our painting prices. So why are some prices so low?

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

Lakewood House Painted on Edwards Ave

Posted by Michael Murray on Mar 14, 2017 11:01:21 PM

Awhile ago our team of local house painters in Lakewood painted this beautiful home on Edwards Ave. They had to do a thorough job scraping and prepping the house before we could prime and paint. We used Sherwin Williams 'Rejuvenate' paint and Sherwin Williams 'Prime Rx' primer because of its high-build properties that help to level uneven surfaces after scraping. 

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Lakewood

Bay Village Exterior Painting - Complete Color Change

Posted by Michael Murray on Mar 7, 2017 11:09:40 AM

Recently a group of our professional house painters did an exterior painting project on this home. Located in the picturesque southwest corner of Bay Village, we were proud to have been able to work on this home and make it really stand out in the neighborhood.

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Bay Village

Who are the 7 best painting companies in Cleveland?

Posted by Michael Murray on Feb 16, 2017 9:05:49 PM

In my fifteen years in the painting industry I have often wondered and have been asked 'Who are the best painting companies in Cleveland?' I know Textbook Painting is not the best option for everyone and of course there are so many projects both interior painting and exterior painting that we could not come close to painting them all even if we were the best fit. 

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Topics: Comparisons

Painting an Older Home with Sherwin Williams Rejuvenate

Posted by Michael Murray on Jun 17, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Painting an older home comes with some unique challenges. Often times, the height of the home is a challenge, but if that doesn't make it stressful enough, the amount of prep work required can be daunting.

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Topics: Exterior Painting, Bay Village, Lakewood, Shaker Heights, Strongsville, Ohio City, Westlake

How to Stain a Wood Deck: 4 Simple Steps

Posted by Michael Murray on Jul 27, 2015 1:21:36 PM

 Prepare the Deck

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Topics: Staining Tips

Color of the Year 2015 - Marsala

Posted by Michael Murray on Dec 13, 2014 3:53:47 PM

Every year in December Pantone decides on a Color of the Year, and for 2015, they have chosen "Marsala". I would describe it as a sort of "fuschia" or a red wine with a hint of purple or maroon.

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

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