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Paint for The Bathroom

Mildew Resistant PaintMold resistant paint is a good idea for areas or rooms where mold is more susceptible.  These rooms include, but are not limited to bathrooms, garages and basements.  These rooms all have one thing in common; they tend to be moisture ridden rooms in your home.  Moisture and even a little bit of heat can cause an outbreak of mold, which is a problem considering mold can cause all sorts of health issues and damage to your home.  If you have a space in your house that you want to paint, but you think that mold is already present or that the room could be mold-friendly, it’s a good idea to use a mold resistant paint.  These are specifically meant to keep mold at bay.  These paints are available in any home improvement.  Here are a few things you need to know about mold resistant paint. Read More

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Safe Paint Storage

Safe Paint StorageWhen it comes to paint, it’s not only important to secure the paint if you live on your own, but it’s especially important if you have little kids running around, animals or neighbor kids around the space in which you store your paint.  When it comes to paint though, most of the time we just pop the lid back on, place it in the attic or basement and forget about it until next time.  Whenever that is.  Then when it co is time to paint again you have to rummage around to find it, fuddle with the lid for 20 minutes to get it off, and who knows what you might find when you finally open the can.  Safe paint storage isn’t just about keeping yourself and others safe, it’s about being responsible for the paint and being able to reuse it again and again in the near future.  Here are a few things you might want to consider on both factors, when it comes to paint storage.  Paint is one of those products that almost everyone has a gallon or two of in their home – however, it can also become a hazardous waste if not used, stored or disposed of correctly. Read More

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Top Colors for Oak Kitchen Cabinets

Oak Kitchen CabinetsOak kitchen cabinets might not have the most appeal or be the most attractive, but surprisingly, a lot of people have them in their kitchen. If you are redoing your kitchen and you don’t really want to get new cabinets just yet or you don’t have the money in your budget to get new ones yet, you are probably going to keep them around for a few years more. If that’s the case, you should be aware that not just any color on the walls is going to go with those yellowish tinted cabinets! It is true; all woods do have undertones of different colors. Oak tends to have more of a yellow undertone, which means not every single color is going to go with it as well as something like cherry or mahogany. Because oak tends to be more yellow, it’s best suited to match up to kitchen paint colors that are blue or violet and that will complement the yellow color of the oak. However, there are other options available if you don’t love the idea of adding purple or blue to the walls! Continue reading below for more information on interior painting with oak cabinets. Read More

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Best Color to Paint a Small Space

Paint a Small SpaceSometimes when it comes to a house, you just can’t help having a smaller room. If you have a small bathroom, bedroom or living room you want to maximize the space as much as possible without making it look over crowded, but you also want to use some tips and tricks to make the room appear bigger than it really is. There are a few design concepts you can use that really fool the eye into thinking the room is much bigger than it actually is. Things like, color techniques, lighting ideas and furniture arranging are just a few ways you can go about this. To learn more, continue reading below for more information. Read More

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Top Exterior Paint Colors for 2015

Exterior ColorsPsssst. Yeah you. You know who you are. It’s time, ya know. How many years have you been saying to yourself, “Time to paint the house,” only to put it off for another day, another week, another year? Well, the time for excuses is done, especially since certain forces within your Winnipeg home are getting pretty angry that you haven’t done it yet. So, now that you’ve finally put painting your house on the front burner, what next? What color or colors should you choose for exterior painting in your Winnipeg home? You could just throw a fresh coat of the same colors over it, but what would be the point of that? Sure, you’ll have a freshly painted house when you’re done, but since chances are good that you don’t want to do this again anytime soon, maybe you should think about trying a whole new color palette. Following is information on the latest color trends in exterior painting in Winnipeg for 2015. Read More

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Dangers of DIY Painting

painting toolsPainting isn’t rocket science. Perhaps that’s why it’s the most commonly performed DIY project in the home. After all, how hard can it be to take a roller or a paintbrush to a wall? In truth, it’s not easy at all! Painting the interior of your home yourself may sound like a good idea. It’s a big money- and time-saver, right? Not so, if you don’t know the ins and outs of painting, and of those there are many. First, you have to be knowledgeable about paint products. What are the different types, which is the best type to use in your climate, and most importantly, what’s the preparation required when using all those chemicals in your home? After you’ve answered those questions, you’ve got more. What’s involved in the prep work? How much money do you have to sink into equipment? When is it best to use a roller? What size paintbrush should you use where? What’s the best technique for painting hard-to-reach corners? And the list goes on and on. The information involved in getting a residential paint job right can seem endless, especially if you’re a novice. Here are some reasons why you might want to rethink going ahead with that DIY painting project. Read More

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Bold Accent Colors and Mirrors

paint cans 2You might be surprised to know that creating a warmer and bigger room just takes a few simple steps when it comes to decorating and finishing your rooms.  Unless you live in a home or built one that has ample amounts of space, you probably have rooms or a few rooms in your home that are smaller than you would like.  In order to make a small room appear bigger, there are a few things you can do that are inexpensive and easy.
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What Are Cold Colors?

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Painting a room might seem as easy as picking a favorite color of yours or picking the best paint for the room.  But, did you know that the color you choose will impact the room in a variety of ways and will also make people react and feel differently?  It’s true and it’s called color psychology.  The color of paint can affect the warmth or even the mood of people who enter a room.  Because of these issues, paint is no longer “just” paint it’s something so much more; it’s an experience in itself.  If you want to find some of the best cool colors and you want to know what emotions these cool colors can evoke, simply look below to find out more.
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What are The Shades of Blue?

BlueBlue is such a wonderful color, isn’t it? Ask anybody what one of their favorite colors is, and nearly everyone you canvass will answer with some tint or shade of blue. Blue is a mystery that can’t be explained. It’s considered a cold color, and yet it makes you feel so warm. It’s the color of the vast ocean and boundless sky, and yet it feels so cozy, like an old friend. It’s mighty and infinite, while still feeling comfortable and familiar. The color blue is the world’s favorite because it just makes you feel so darned good.
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What are The Shades of Orange?

OrangeOrange is the hotshot of 2014. From fashion to Hollywood to house painting and more, orange is back and it’s not going away anytime soon. Not since the 1970s has orange been so popular, and its popularity is only growing. But today’s oranges … well, they’re not like those oranges of yesterday. They’re definitely more pleasing to look at. They’re vivacious and vibrant. They’re soft and subdued. Today’s variations on the color orange can be anything you want them to be, and that’s why orange is the color to beat in 2014 and into 2015. If you’re planning an interior or exterior house painting project this year in your Winnipeg home, think orange, for something new, something fun, and something that can transform your home from boring to brilliant. Read More