Painting Basics

How to Pick the Perfect Paint for Your Living Room

First things first – the title to this post alone is likely to prove highly divisive.  This is because there is technically no such thing as the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ paint for any room of the home. What one person considers perfect someone else could …

Have Fun Breaking the Rules When Painting Kids’ Bedrooms

Everybody knows that there are certain unwritten ‘rules’ to follow when painting interior spaces. Most of which are commonsense in nature, and are therefore followed instinctively when performing home improvements. Sophistication, timelessness, curb appeal, longevity – all priorities when painting most rooms of the home. …

Does it Pay to Paint Your New Home Before You Move in?

One of the most appealing aspects of moving into a new home is the thought of gradually making the place your own. When inspecting potential properties to purchase, you see the place as a blank canvas that’s prime for a makeover. Understandably, one of the …

Six Quick and Easy Weekend Paint Jobs to Tackle This Summer

No excuses – it’s time to tackle those long-overdue outdoor painting projects! Thankfully, sprucing up your home’s exterior doesn’t have to mean painting your property in its entirety. There are so many small but significant tweaks you can make in just a few hours – …

How Often Should I Paint My Home in its Entirety?

There’s nothing like a spot of warm weather to inspire millions of homeowners across the US to tackle a few much-needed home improvements. Exterior painting is a particularly popular project during the summer, when the days are at their longest and the weather is at …

How to Spruce Up the Entrance to Your Home

If first impressions are everything, your home’s entranceway sends a powerful message. In which case, why not brighten it up and boost your home’s curb appeal in the process? These are the kinds of simple one-day exterior painting projects that can nonetheless make an enormous …

How Hot is Too Hot to Be Painting Outdoors?

There are some definite perks to tackling exterior painting projects in the summer. You get to enjoy the best of the weather, the warm temperatures can help dry the paint faster and the longer days mean you can pack so much more into a single …

Should You Paint Over Mold?

Coming across evidence of mold or mildew while undertaking an interior painting job is never particularly pleasant. In fact, it’s one of the most unnerving discoveries you’re ever likely to make when inspecting the condition of your walls. Mold can be unsightly at the best …

Will Washing Painted Walls Wreck Them?

It’s one of the most common scenarios faced by homeowners following an interior painting project. Whether it’s a week, a month or a year after you treated your walls to a shiny new coat of paint, you inevitably begin to notice the odd mark here …

How Lighting Affects Paint Color (and Why You Should Care)

Ever wondered why the color indication on the paint can sometimes isn’t an accurate approximation of how it looks on your walls? It’s a common issue encountered by many tackling DIY interior painting projects. It’s also something that can be attributed to a variety of …