painting

Guide To Choosing Paint Finish

When it comes to painting your home, choosing a color might seem like the hardest part of the process, but on top of choosing color, you also have to choose finish! Paint is offered in a variety of finishes, each with their own unique characteristics. The most commonly used paint finishes in homes across the United States are flat, satin, and glossy. The Tempe painters at CertaPro Painters of Mesa, AZ have put together a guide to paint finishes, and…

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Questions You Should Be Asking Your Painting Contractor

Before you hire any type of contractor, there are a variety of things to think about before approving them for the job. You want to make sure they’re reliable, trustworthy, and efficient. When you are planning to hire a contractor to paint your home, you should have a lot of questions about the contractor, business, or the scope of the job.  Here is a list of some of the basic questions to ask your painter before they begin any project.…

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Alternatives to Popcorn Ceilings

Many homeowners consider popcorn ceilings to be unsightly and seek to have them replaced. Not only are popcorn ceilings outdated, but they also pose the potential threat of asbestos, as well as other health hazards. If your home was built prior to 1970, it is recommended that you have your popcorn ceiling removed. Once your popcorn ceiling has been safely removed by a professional, then comes the difficult task of replacing it. What is the best option to replace your…

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Fixing Up Your Man Cave for the Big Game

For the next several months, thousands will tune into the football games occurring every weekend. Instead of wandering out to the corner pub or trekking to a neighbor’s house, why not create a unique and personalized basement for optimal sport-viewing? Turn you basement into the perfect man cave this fall with these robust decorating tips. Upgrade your flooring. Football season starts in September and can last through the entirety of February, so you’re going to want your flooring to maintain…

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Summer colors schemes

One of the most beloved seasons is summer. Days are prolonged and packed with events, from backyard barbeques, to family vacations, and all around pleasant weather.  Let that warm sunshine into the interior design of your home and keep it around all year long with these summer color scheme ideas. Light Blue & Light Grey: Nothing says summer like light blue. Paint your walls a light shade of blue, and incorporate dark grey into the color scheme by painting the…

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Choosing the Right Paint Finish

After choosing a color scheme for your home, another somewhat intimidating task arises – deciding on a finish. With around 5 or 6 finishes to choose from, learning the advantages, qualities, and benefits of each is essential. Listed below are various paint finish options, with a goal of providing you with the proper insight to make a quality decision. Matte: Also known as a flat finish and typically used on interior walls, this finish features a completely flat surface, free…

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Significance of tongue and groove paneling when painting

Tongue and groove paneling is made by attaching slats of wood together along with using a tongue and groove joint for covering a wall. It is very commonly used in the older homes which were built before paneling the large sheets of wood, are also used nowadays. Painting over the tongue and groove paneling is not that difficult and some steps should be taken for giving it a good look. The floor is protected from debris and paint by covering…

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