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How to Paint Exterior Brick

Paint Exterior BrickBrick homes, albeit nice for design, are also notoriously known for being a pain when it comes to painting them.  Some people would rather just leave well enough alone, but let’s be honest, brick is like any other surface material, after a few years it sort of requires an update.  If you have a brick home and you are wanting to paint it, you might be hearing all sorts of horror stories about how difficult this will be, and while that’s technically true, if you have the right tools, know-how and knowledge (which you hopefully find in this article!) you can easily and efficiently paint your brick house without all the unneeded headaches that CAN come with this project.  Below you will find exact steps you need to take to paint brick, what you will need to paint, as well as some tips and tricks along the way. Read More

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How to Paint Wood Windows

Wood WindowsPainting windows can be an easy project, if you know what you’re doing.  Since this is pretty easy, you probably won’t need a house painter in Winnipeg, but hey people hire service men and women for all sorts of reasons, not just because they don’t know how to do something.  If you lack time, for instance, hire someone to do this for you.  Below, we will be going over two different styles of windows and how to paint them, as well as a special section on how to open a painted shut window, also very easy to do; you just need to have the right tools to do it. 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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What are The Shades of Black?

blackOrange is the new black. Pink is the new black. Red is the new black. Every year you hear somebody in one industry or another try to push some other color as ‘the new black.’ No matter what Hollywood and the fashion industry say, though, black will always be the only black! There’s a reason why it’s the standard for all other colors … black is so versatile that it goes with everything! Black can be bold; it can be subtle; it can be a main color; it can be a complement to another color. Seriously, there really isn’t anything black can’t do, and that’s why somebody’s always trying to find a better version of it. But it’s simply impossible. If you’ve decided to use black in your next house painting project, you certainly have made a good choice. So now what? Should you use black in its purest form? Or should you go with a lighter version of it for your home? Read More

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What are The Shades of White?

Polar Bear WhiteWhite … boring? Not even close! The truth about white is that it’s never been more popular, and the reasons are obvious. White is timeless. White holds an enduring beauty, with its feeling of clean freshness and abiding immortality. White can do just about anything it puts its mind to in your home. Painting a room with white brings out its original glorious splendor. It can transform a dull, dreary room into a dazzling living space that brings with it a whole new vigor. If you thought white was the last color you wanted to paint your home with, try some of the new shades and tones of white, and watch your home go from dim to radiant! Read More

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Which Home Remodeling Projects Offer The Best Return on Investment?

weather-strippingFor homeowners, especially those that are planning to sell a home or increase the value, getting a return on their investment is the goal. Some improvements do not do much for the value of a home but do add to the overall appeal. This is important to remember. As an average, solely speaking in those terms, the return on investment ranges from 50 – 75 percent, but does vary per project.

Spruce up the Curb Appeal

When talking curb appeal, this is what passersby see as they drive past your home. It is what potential home buyers see as they pull into the driveway. Curb appeal is the first impression of the home, and it must be a good one. Read More

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Winter House Painting Tips

Exterior home remodel prep

Prepping a home for painting

When painting the exterior of a home in Winnipeg, homeowners should consider painting during the summer months. This is when the temperature of the surface to paint and the air to dry the paint are optimal. Also a homeowner should keep in mind that fillers and primers need warm temperatures. If considering painting a house in the winter, a homeowner should, if at all possible, reconsider. There are many things that will work against someone who paints their home in the winter. Read More

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Common House Painting Questions

Project After Exterior Painting

Project After Painting

There are many questions that come to mind that you should ask your house painting contractor in Winnipeg before they start painting your home. There are many factors to consider when deciding on who to hire. Follow these steps and you should be able to find the best contractor for your job. Read More

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How to Make Your Home Look Younger

Small Room Painting

Natural colors on a home

The debate around injecting medical grade plastic into people to make them look younger is still continuing. Luckily, making your house appear years younger requires (generally) far less investment and does not require you to go through a period of being bandaged up. Updating your home’s exterior can be a great way to up its curb appeal and resale value, but it can also be meaningful for those not planning to sell. Re-beautifying your property makes you look at the familiar in a new light and reminds you of what you love about the place you call home. Read on for tips on how you can renew your Winnipeg home using exterior painting. Read More

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How to Choose a House Painter

Man Painting a house

House Painter

It can be a difficult task to hire a house painting contractor for either interior or exterior painting projects. There are many benefits for choosing a professional rather than doing it yourself and these can be very much worth the hassle of trying to locate a reputable contractor who will do the job right the first time. Once the project has been completed the homeowner will be very pleased to see how big a difference a professional painter’s skills and knowledge make in the final product. Here are a few things to consider when hiring a house painting professional from Winnipeg. Read More