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Save Your Deck or Concrete Patio with Olympic Rescue It!

Save Your Deck or Concrete Patio with Olympic Rescue It!

With the proper preparation, this 100% acrylic coating fills wood and concrete cracks up to ¼″ deep and is a great product for the restoration of a worn deck or patio.

Protect Your Exterior Wall with a Fresh Coat of Paint

Protect Your Exterior Wall with a Fresh Coat of Paint

Olympic ICON exterior paint is a great choice for outdoor DIY painting projects. It’s self-primer, low-VOC and UV protection properties make it a winner.

Quick Guide to Paint Sheens and Finish

Quick Guide to Paint Sheens and Finish

After you’ve selected a paint color the next step is determining the finish and sheen. Here’s a quick reference guide to help you choose.

Downton Abbey Interior Colors

Downton Abbey Interior Colors

A complete paint color palette of Downton Abbey interiors that you can create in your own home.

Pretty over Pink – Clark + Kensington Paint & Primer in One

Pretty over Pink – Clark + Kensington Paint & Primer in One

Painting white over pink wall requires a great primer which is why we used Clark + Kensington paint and primer in one from Ace Hardware.

Is Your House Paint Killing You? How to Choose a Safer Zero VOC Paint

Is Your House Paint Killing You? How to Choose a Safer Zero VOC Paint

We’re kicking off our summer paint series with an introduction to zero VOC paint. For us, zero VOC paint is the only choice when it comes to selecting an interior paint product. We want to do everything we can to improve our indoor air quality and starting with the paint […]

A Las Vegas Adventure in House Painting

A Las Vegas Adventure in House Painting

Painting a whole house is an exciting project but can also be a headache. Our friend in Las Vegas shares his adventures in house painting.

The Hollywood Sign Get’s a Facelift

The Hollywood Sign Get’s a Facelift

The iconic Hollywood sign has been in need of a facelift for a few years. It’s been painted and repainted but the taggers always seem to get to it. They have typically just painted over the graffiti and onto the already peeling old paint which is not the proper way […]

Designers Rejoice: Pantone Paints Are Here!

Designers Rejoice: Pantone Paints Are Here!

Your eyes do not deceive you — in fact, they should be wide and sparkly right about now. Pantone, infamous for their color swatches and identification, has come out with their own line of paints matchable to any Pantone shade. Now you know you can find the perfect shade for […]

Make Your Mark With Moss Graffiti

Make Your Mark With Moss Graffiti

If you’re looking for a unique way to liven up a boring cement slab, decorate a retaining wall, or just leave your mark without leaving a chemical footprint, then we have the solution for you — moss graffiti! Sounds crazy, right? But it isn’t! Using moss you either gather or […]

Design-It-Yourself With Unfinished Wood Furniture

Design-It-Yourself With Unfinished Wood Furniture

Have you ever found yourself spending countless hours online, scouring the usual and unusual sites looking for that perfect piece of furniture? You know, the one that is the right style, size, and color — only to find it doesn’t seem to exist anywhere but in your own imagination? Well, […]

What To Ask When Refurbishing Vintage Furniture

What To Ask When Refurbishing Vintage Furniture

You hear about it all the time — people finding great vintage or antique pieces of furniture on Craigslist or from their great-great-aunt’s basement or even on the curb, throwing in a little elbow grease, and voila, they have an awesome one-of-a-kind statement maker in their homes. But once you […]

Introducing Graham & Brown Paint

Introducing Graham & Brown Paint

With wallpaper becoming all the rage in home decor circles, you can often find yourself stressing about details you may never have considered before. You may want to wallpaper a space with uneven walls. You may want to make a bold statement with some off-the-wall paper, but not know where […]

Create a Winter-Free Space In Your Home

Create a Winter-Free Space In Your Home

As the temperatures finally begin to drop, it’s ever more apparent that winter is just around the corner. While it may be easy to keep your spirits bright during the holiday season, once January hits, the weather and our moods can be the dumps for a lot of us. Grey […]

KILZ Clean Start Zero-Voc Primer

KILZ Clean Start Zero-Voc Primer

KILZ has introduced a zero-voc interior/exterior primer, sealer and stainblocker called KILZ Clean Start. It’s also low odor and and water based and cleans easily with soap and water. If you plan on re-painting a wall you should definitely take the time to use a primer to ensure the best […]

Proper Disposal of Extra Paint & Paint Containers

Proper Disposal of Extra Paint & Paint Containers

Disposing of paint is always a chore and now that you’ve spent the warmer days of autumn getting to all those paint projects you meant to do all summer, your garage, basement, or shed probably looks an awful lot like the photo above. (That’s my personal stash of used and […]

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 […]

Paint Your Small Room Dark For Big Effects

Paint Your Small Room Dark For Big Effects

Living in a 1,250-square-foot home, I’m pretty used to small spaces. With the four people, five cats, and one chubby Chihuahua that live here, I’m always trying to figure out ways to make our house feel open and spacious without tearing down walls or cutting in new windows. And one […]

Paint Your Bedroom Black

Paint Your Bedroom Black

Black paint isn’t only limited to gothic-inspired decor or teens that need to rebel (though if you do have a rebellious decorative teen, here’s some good advice.) In fact, black walls done right can add high drama and elegance to any room. Here are a few tips for working with […]

How Long Does Paint Last?

How Long Does Paint Last?

Paint can last for years if the top of the can has not been opened. Many times paint will outlast the life of a can if it has been rusted. You also need to be careful if you shake a rusted can as it’s possible it could easily break which […]

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 […]