Contrary to popular belief, cedar fences aren’t supposed to be gray! In fact, with proper care, there’s no need to ever look at dingy, gray fencing again. Being a natural organic fiber, wood can be damaged by constant exposure to the sun. Add to that the everyday buildup of dirt and grime that gets into
“Janice” and I were walking around her main floor. We had just finished painting her living room and stairway. “We’re thinking about re-doing the kitchen, or maybe our room, and now the loft doesn’t match the living room; but we also want a quote for our exterior, but we may wait until next year for
I came across this clip a while back; and considering some of the paint jobs we’ve come across I’m sure this was the technique they used. I will say this, though: he does a better job masking than many of the painters out there!
Heat-resistant blinds are wonderful for controlling the temperature in the room, but holding all that heat out comes at a cost. Watch as we look at damage caused to interior paint by heat-resistant blinds.
Recently, we were contacted by an out-of-town owner who was having trouble selling her house in Delta. It seems she had carried the mortgage for the buyers when she sold and they had surrendered the house back to her in February after six years of residency. She had the previous listing agent put it back on
Painting your own house can be a worthwhile project that adds value to your home or a nightmare. Here is a terrific article that points out the 22 most common mistakes people make and how to avoid them. It’s long, but it’s well-linked to make it easy to scan through: Twenty-two top painting blunders
The Perplexing Problem of Bull-nose Corners – Pt 2: ‘Square’ Corners on Round WAlls
Over the last couple decades bull-nose, or rounded corners have become increasingly popular. They don’t seem to get broken as often and they soften the transition between areas. The challenge becomes when you want to change the color on some areas and not others. How do you create the clean, crisp corner on something without a clean,
With the weather in Denver turning warm, we know a few of you weekend warriors are chomping at the bit to get started on your summer projects. And for some of you that will include exterior paint. So for those of you who insist on doing it yourself we’ve put together a comprehensive list of
Does your home’s exterior need a paint job this year? Is it getting those funny-looking ‘shadows’ on the siding? Is the trim starting to flake? Are you thinking of painting it yourself? As long as you’re not afraid of heights and don’t mind a lot of elbow grease you probably have what it takes to
Do you or someone you know have rounded corners in their home? Have you ever noticed that some of the corners on the basedboards look ’rounder’ than others? Or have you wanted to paint, but didn’t know how to make a clean line bend around around corner? Let the HappyPainters show you how you too
Take a look at the blue circle below and find the picture inside. I promise you it's there.
Consider this - the average color matching computer can see hundreds of colors (256 to be exact, plus their various shades) but your eye can see over 10,000,000. When you add other variables like sheen and texture you can understand why a 'simple touch-up' can actually be much more. If you don't have the original paint used to paint your walls left over the chances are pretty great it won't match perfectly. Even then environmental factors may make an exact match impossible
The moral of the story is, if you really want to 'touch up' a wall AND you want even color, sheen and tone, the HappyPainters recommend you consider painting the 'bad wall' from corner to corner - even if the color or sheen is 'off' a tad the corner will 'hide' it from your eye. ... See MoreSee Less