5 Tips for Choosing a Paint Contractor

So you have something you want painted, but you’re not sure the best route to go? Let’s talk about the five things you should keep in mind when choosing a paint contractor.  Type of Service. First, you must figure out the type of service you are looking for. Is this for your home or a commercial property? Is this an interior or exterior job? Do you need other services besides painting? These are questions you should ask yourself, and then the paint contractors you are speaking with. ...
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Can Paint Impact Your Building’s Energy Efficiency?

When we think of maintaining energy efficiency in our buildings our mind automatically goes to HVAC and electricity improvements, but can paint impact your building’s energy efficiency as well? The answer is yes. The colors of your commercial space are directly related to the amount of heat absorption possible. According to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Cooling Your Home Naturally report, dark, dull colors can absorb 70 to 90 percent of the sun's radiant energy, which can then be trans...
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3 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. Your family and guests often gather in the kitchen to socialize, eat, and cook together. It’s a bonding area that not only ties your home together, it ties your loved ones together too, which is why a modern or updated kitchen topped the list for ideal home features new homeowners are looking for.  A high quality and professional kitchen remodel is an ideal way to improve the aesthetic and resale value of your home. Here is a list of reasons why you...
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Do I Need Two Coats or Just One?

Generally, you will hear that two coats of paint is the best way to go. Yet, in most cases, one coat of paint is more efficient. So, if your home painting project only requires one coat of paint, why waste the money and time adding additional coats of paint? Why you should Use One-Coat of Paint. First, let’s talk about paint quality. There are home painting projects where your standard, premium latex paint will get the job done, but to ensure your one-coat success you can purchase one-...
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What’s In Your Paint? Why you should care about VOCs.

VOCs or volatile organic compounds are chemicals that manufacturers use in the production of chemical products. These chemicals are found in everyday household cleaners, beauty products, dry cleaner treatments, pest control, and even scented candles!  VOCs are also found in paints, varnishes, and solvents. In paints, VOCs assist with the application and drying phases. Check out this handy VOC Infographic by Eco Paints to learn more. Fumes from these compounds are released into your home's...
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BACK TO BUSINESS IN 2021: Refresh & Renew Your Commercial Building with Color

We all know that certain colors can evoke universal feelings: a calm blue, a cheery yellow, a serious black. But these reactions can also be strongly personal. You want to create a professional environment that not only reflects your business’s style but also creates an inviting atmosphere for your customers and potential clients. It’s a great time to give your business or commercial space a facelift with some simple, effective paint upgrades. Here are some tips to consider once you’ve t decide ...
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MAKE IT YOUR OWN IN 2021: Refresh and Renew Your Home with Color

We all know that certain colors can evoke universal feelings: a calm blue, a cheery yellow, a serious black. But these reactions can also be strongly personal. Why not revive your palace with some refreshing colors to start the new year? Here’s how to capture those mood-boosting colors to freshen up your home for 2021. What’s Your House Style? Consider your home’s architecture. Understanding the type of home you have is important. Do you own a Victorian or a Colonial style home? Many homes...
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PROTECTING YOUR HOME: Fire prevention and restoration

There is nothing more devastating than having your home fall victim to a fire. Hartford Insurance ranks fire claims in the top five most damaging and costly, with an average claim of $35,000. Many residences can be a high risk not just because of what's in them, but how they're maintained. Keeping and maintaining your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers should always be at the top of your home’s checklist. But also looking at processes to regularly clean and reduce...
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PROTECTING YOUR PROPERTY: Fire prevention and restoration

There is nothing more devastating than having your business fall victim to a fire. Hartford Insurance ranks fire claims in the top five most damaging and costly claims, with an average claim of $35,000. Many businesses can be a high risk not just because of what they do but also where they are located. Proper and regular maintenance of your fire extinguishers and the sprinkler system is critical. But also look at processes to regularly clean and inspect your equipment and reduce clutter: old ...
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