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Getting Creative with Kids’ Bedroom Walls

Out of all the rooms of the home, it tends to be kids’ bedrooms that get the most elaborate treatment. That is, at least when it comes to DIY paint jobs. Even in homes where the parents are somewhat modest when it comes to intricacies …

Paintbrush Care & Cleaning FAQ

Contrary to popular belief, most people don’t actually know the proper/professional way to clean paintbrushes. Which is why they (as in most people) have a tendency to throw all manner of weird and wonderful chemical concoctions at them and hope for the best. Unfortunately, not …

How to Spray Paint Vinyl Surfaces Around the Home

There was a time when spray painting vinyl tended to be a rather difficult and unpleasant job. Which for the most part came down to the fact that the available spray paints themselves weren’t exactly what you’d call advanced. Which in turn meant that droplets, …

How to Clean Matte Painted Surfaces

Matte paint can and often does look uniquely elegant. Get it right with your chosen interior colors and matte paint can leave the rooms of your home looking quite superb. When it comes to the kind of soft, gentle and relaxing hues your home’s interiors …

Staying Safe and Sound When Painting Outdoors

Yes, we know…health and safety is a subject that’s about as exciting as watching paint dry (pun intended). Particularly given the way in which we’re slowly but surely heading into the kind of ‘nanny state’ era where we can barely blink without being told we’re …

Home Painting Hacks That Could Change Your Life

Here at Homm CPS, our customers are always hungry for a few pro tips. The kinds of guidelines that can take amateur-hour a step further to the real deal. And as we’re all about advising and assisting those who prefer the DIY approach to home …

Chalkboard Paint – One Product, Endless Uses

One of the biggest problems with paint, pretty much any paint whatsoever, is the way in which as soon as it has been applied around the home, it looks exactly the same throughout its entire lifespan. Shy of perhaps a little fading or cracking over …

Six Common Exterior Paint Removal Mistakes

Those who really cannot stand the idea of exterior home painting would probably say that the entire process from start to finish is a pain in the proverbial. In reality however, they’re wrong. Personal opinions are one thing, but it is nonetheless an indisputable fact …

Painting Your Home – Do You Really Need Permission?

Here at Homm CPS, you’d better believe that we get all manner of weird and wonderful requests for the kinds of paint jobs you probably cannot imagine.  Now more than ever, interior designers are advising the everyday homeowner to get every bit as creative and …

Why Your Exterior Paint Is Peeling

Paint can be a fickle mistress to say the least. Using the same paint, the same tools and the same techniques for the same home exterior, why is it that some areas stick in place perfectly for years, while others start peeling after no time …