Painting Basics

Can You Paint Tiles?

One of the biggest downsides of decorating with tiles is the fact that they leave little scope for future alterations. Unless you go through the laborious process of removing them, stripping the adhesive and painstakingly preparing the surface, you’re basically stuck with them. Or are …

Can You Remove Paint From Brick?

Painted brick can be downright gorgeous. Depending on the color you go for, the resulting effect can be anything from quintessentially modern to fantastically rustic. Exposed brickwork in general is an exceptionally desirable feature, both indoors and outdoors. But what happens if you eventually find …

Exterior Painting Estimates – What Factors Affect Costs?

At Homm CPS, we appreciate how daunting it can be to request a quote for an exterior home painting job. With no frame of reference, you have absolutely no idea how much you can expect to be quoted for the job. Worse still, there’s always …

Can I Use Interior Paints Outdoors?

One of the most common questions asked by homeowners with planned exterior painting projects concerns the types of paints that can be used outdoors.  Specifically, it’s often questioned as to whether most everyday indoor paints can be used for exterior painting. In theory, you would …

Exterior Paint Vs Property Values – What’s the Story?

Property values have been hovering around all-time highs across much of the country for some time.  The events of the past two years have seen more people spending more time at home than ever before, forcing millions to rethink their priorities. Demand for spacious homes …

How to Make Your Next Pro Paint Job Cheaper

Contrary to popular belief, hiring the pros to paint your home’s exterior could actually save you money. When you think about the tools, equipment, safety gear, paint and other consumables you’ll need to tackle the job yourself, you’re probably looking at a fairly extensive outlay. …

How To Pick The Best Trim Paint Color

There’s nothing quite like a fresh coat of paint to completely transformed the look and feel of any interior space.  Transformative to say the least, repainting a room an entirely different color calls for careful forethought. If you’ve ever undertaken a bold interior makeover project …

How to Paint Over Dark Colors the Right Way

If you’ve ever made the mistake of rushing this kind of paint job, you’ll know how quickly things can go wrong. Darker colors have the potential to look fantastic, when used strategically in almost any interior space. From blues to greens to greys to purples, …

How to Store Paint for Future Use

Buying exactly the right amount of paint you need for any home improvement project is practically impossible. It’s also inadvisable, given the inevitability of subsequent dings and chips. Whether painting your home’s interior or exterior, it’s always wise to keep a little surplus paint to …

Spraying vs. Brushing: Which is Better?

Over the years, the painting profession has been transformed by all manner of weird and wonderful innovations. One of the most wonderful of all being the paint sprayer, which has since been adopted by the vast majority of professional contractors. Rudimentary in its initial form, …