Exterior

Quikrete Walk Maker Will Have You Laying Pavers Like a Pro

Quikrete Walk Maker Will Have You Laying Pavers Like a Pro

QUIKRETE Walk Maker Building Forms are reusable plastic molds for creating patterned walks, paths, patios, courtyards, etc.

We’ve Gone Country with Bark Siding

We’ve Gone Country with Bark Siding

Here’s a siding material you don’t see everyday, tree bark. Available as a natural or engineered product from BarkClad.

GarageSkins Give You a Wood Look Without the Cost

GarageSkins Give You a Wood Look Without the Cost

Update your garage door with some simple wood panels

Zip & Mix Instant Mortar Repair from QUIKRETE

Zip & Mix Instant Mortar Repair from QUIKRETE

Just add water and your QUIKRETE mortar is ready to go out of the bag

Should You Paint Your Roof White?

Should You Paint Your Roof White?

During the sweltering days of summer, painting your roof white seems like a fantastic idea. The idea is to make your roof more reflective so that it doesn’t absorb as much heat, which will keep your house cooler–and likely lower your energy bills, too. If you aren’t due for a […]

What Do You Think About Brightly Colored Front Doors?

What Do You Think About Brightly Colored Front Doors?

One of the reasons that paint is so great is because it can instantly change the look of anything. And you don’t need to go crazy on your entire house to make a big visual impact. Take your front door, for example. If you love vivid hues but don’t want […]

Why May Is The Best Month To Paint Outdoors

Why May Is The Best Month To Paint Outdoors

Painting the outside of your home can be as much fun as trying a new color in your home’s interior. Yet because the weather is such a huge factor when you’re painting outside, you may only have a limited window in which to complete your project. If you’re planning an […]

Paint Your Garage Door For Increased Curb Appeal

Paint Your Garage Door For Increased Curb Appeal

The great thing about paint is that it not only adds a fresh look and burst of color to the inside of your home, but it’s ideal for your home’s exterior, too. If you’re interested in changing the look of your home’s exterior but aren’t sure where to start, consider […]

The Worst Paint Colors For A Home Exterior

The Worst Paint Colors For A Home Exterior

We’ve all seen them. Maybe you’re out for a leisurely stroll, or a relaxing drive. You decide to check out some of the nearby neighborhoods. And then, without warning … you encounter one of THOSE houses. You know what we’re talking about–a home painted with a color so garish, so […]

Projects That Use Leftover Paint

Projects That Use Leftover Paint

You have a dilemma, and I have an answer. You were so inspired during Charles & Hudson’s Paint Month celebration that you went on a painting spree, expertly coating your walls for a fresh, colorful new look. And now you find yourself with paint remnants — not quite enough to […]

NeverFade Paint A Sure Bet For Exterior Projects

NeverFade Paint A Sure Bet For Exterior Projects

One of the best ways to increase your home’s curb appeal (and give it a whole new look) is by painting the exterior. And if you’re looking for a paint that can withstand tough temperatures and the elements, NeverFade paint is up for the job. Introduced by APV Engineered Coatings […]

Five Painting Touch-Up Projects to Tackle Before The Cold Hits

Five Painting Touch-Up Projects to Tackle Before The Cold Hits

That’s one of the joys of home ownership – constant maintenance. Don’t look so glum. These small projects that will prolong the life and beauty of your home can be fun. At the very least they can be rewarding, so have at it. There are a few end-of-the-season maintenance jobs […]

Join The Colour Project

Join The Colour Project

Talk about painting with a purpose. The Colour Project is beginning a color movement across the world. Their site states that “Grey is out. Gloom is gone. It’s time to live our life in colour.” This amazing project is traveling all over the world, from Johannesburg to Istanbul, to bring […]

Labor Day Paint Deals and Discounts

Labor Day Paint Deals and Discounts

If you’re staying home this holiday weekend and tackling some paint projects you’re in luck. A few retailers and paint manufacturers are offering some Labor Day deals and discounts on paint. Behr is offering $5 off 1 gallon and $20 off 5 gallons. Sherwin-Williams is offering 30% off paints and […]

Choosing Low VOC Paint

Choosing Low VOC Paint

VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) are carbon based compounds that readily vaporize into the air and as they enter the air they produce ozone which causes indoor air pollution and can lead to many nasty health issues including nausea, headaches, irritable eyes. VOC’s have also been linked to cancers such as […]

New Lead Paint Laws Updated

New Lead Paint Laws Updated

The new lead paint rule instituted by the EPA that requires special handling when remodeling all pre-1978 homes has now been slightly altered. Beginning today, all contractors performing renovation, repair or painting work in homes built before 1978 must follow lead-safe work practice requirements. A new EPA rule removes a […]

Colorful Wood Stains

Colorful Wood Stains

Buh, bye basic browns! Why stain that old adirondack chair in a basic wood when you can choose from colors like avocado and purple velvet? Olympic exterior stains has added to their wood tones with great colors for the outdoors. Their stains have been developed to stand up to sun, […]

Don’t Skip the Primer

Don’t Skip the Primer

Our friends at Remodeling for Geeks has introduced us to one of their favorite new products, the Gripper Primer from Glidden. Priming your painting surface is an important step before painting as it is specifically formulated to seal unfinished or finished surfaces and make sure the topcoat of paint adheres […]

3 Reasons to Go From Wallflower to Wow

3 Reasons to Go From Wallflower to Wow

Is your house the block wallflower? One simple step can change that. When my husband and I painted our front door bright orange, our neighbor Kathy thought that it was only the primer and waited patiently for the day that we would cover it with the “real” color. Of course, […]

Painting Vinyl Siding the Right Way

Painting Vinyl Siding the Right Way

Obviously vinyl siding doesn’t require the maintenance and paint that traditional wood siding does but if you aren’t satisfied with the color can you still paint it? The answer is yes but you need to clean the siding with a general household cleaner (like Simple Green) beforehand to remove all […]

BEHR Paint Demo at Builders’ Show 2010

BEHR Paint Demo at Builders’ Show 2010

The BEHR paint booth at IBS 2010 made great use of their space. Paint cans floating by parachute added whimsy that most displays were lacking and we loved the little BEHR model truck. They also made use of an interactive touch display which made finding a BEHR paint distributor almost […]