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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Simple Fall Touches to get you in the Mood

Home Hacks 101 Cozy up your workspace. The fall has arrived! And along with it, cooler temperatures, meaning that we will be spending more time inside. Why not freshen up your home office or workspace with a few simple updates? Adding a plant (or two) can instantly improve your mood. A natural element can increase concentration and productivity. For those who do not have the “Green Thumb,” there are many options for indoor, low light plants that need minimal care. Consider Bamboo palms, B...
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Happiness Habits for November and Beyond

Happy Habits for November. As we wind down towards the end of the year, stress can be a huge factor for many of us. But stress and anxiety can be reduced if not avoided altogether if we adopt a few simple habits into our busy lives. Take 5, 10, or 30! It may be that morning cup of coffee alone, or that 30 min silence after everyone else has turned in, or even the 5 min stroll across the store parking lot.  There are many small moments in your day that you can use to find your “inner calm...
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