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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…