DIY, Painting / 19.10.2021

Caulking is an extremely underrated task. People either don’t know about it, or don’t appreciate the difference maker that it is. I have covered caulking and different types of caulks in this article here, but this time I would like to focus on caulking before painting your trimwork. Painted trimwork is the trim of choice these days because it is cheap, easy to work with, and paints very well. However, the homes and do it yourselfers that I have come across don’t realize the way it is supposed to...

DIY, Painting / 19.10.2021

A well-planned paint job can add texture and dimension to your surroundings. Choosing the right color or color story can tie in your existing furnishings, update them and create a real flow in your home. Here’s an overview to give you some basic guidelines to help you get started. Who Will Do the Job? The first step is determining whether you’re going to hire someone or do this yourself. Hiring someone means you have to get a referral from someone you know and trust or you get at least three...

DIY, Painting / 19.10.2021

How do you feel about your home and how does your home feel about you? It is a well-known fact that different colors in the home can have an immediate impact on our mood. Changing a color is one of the most exciting and economical ways to transform a space; alternatively, choosing a color can be a very overwhelming experience, since there are as many colors available on the market as there are grains of sands on the beach. Understanding color is vital to creating your perfect space. Choosing a...

Painting / 17.10.2021

Some paint colors are just plain right. They’re perfect for any room, any climate, and they make everyone happy. And never has this been more true than with the Serwin Williams' Agreeable Gray. The perfect shade of gray—or should we say “king of graige”—has deepened over the last few years to become not only the most popular paint color, but also one of the best selling paint hues of all time. AG is a combination of gray and beige with yellow undertones that leans slightly towards gray. This calming...

Garage, Painting / 12.06.2018

Painting a garage floor is one of the biggest facelifts you can give a garage. The garage is a room too. It doesn’t have to be drab. Not only will a durable epoxy coating dramatically improve the way you look at your garage, it enhances the value of your home, makes cleanup of spills and tire stains easier, and just plain looks good. Things You’ll Need Long-handled bristle brush Long-handled paint roller with three to six extra covers 1 or 2 gallons of muriatic acid 2-part epoxy floor covering...

Painting, Renovations / 16.05.2018

A painting project in your home is not just about brushes and rollers, masking tape and spill rags. Take the time to learn about painting safety so that you and all others around you will remain safe during the job. You're not properly prepared in home safety as a DIY until you do. Safety rules for safe work practices are in place because employers have learned what can happen from actual occurrences. With the proper information, you can be just as safe working on these projects at home. PPE (Personal...