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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 Interior Brick

Interior BrickBrick is one of those things that can look really amazing in a home.  Unless of course that brick is dirty, discolored or needs a new coat of paint!  If you have a brick wall of any kind in your home and it’s starting to look really worn, dirty or old and you want to update it to match the rest of the house or just let it shine on in its own beautiful way, you will make good by painting the brick.  Funny, but not a lot of people realize you CAN paint brick, it just takes a little finesse and some patience to do so.  Below you will find some generalized steps on how to paint brick, as well as tools and products you will need. Read More

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Best Colors for a Home Office

Colors for a Home OfficeIf you have a home office, chances are you use it quite a lot.  Because of this, it’s important to create a space that is inspiring and energizing, but also something that suites your personality.  Unlike your cubicle or office at work, this is a part of your home, so really you can paint it however you want.  If you are starting with a blank canvas though, such as white walls, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed at what colors to choose for your specific room.  Thankfully, if you keep reading below, you will see a few ideas that we have come up with to help you along the way or possible even get your creative juices flowing to come up with some of your own ideas.  All of these colors are not only ideas for you, but they are also options for color-psychology i.e; colors that make you feel certain things, which may be an important asset if you work from home! 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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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

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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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Bathroom Paint Trends for 2014

Bathroom Color Trends

Natural Bathroom Colors

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the home. In fact, when it comes to real estate sales, many a sale has hinged on the potential buyer’s satisfaction with the bathroom. It is so important to so many would-be homeowners that people look for quality and esthetics.

For many homeowners, the bathroom is a retreat. They feel it should have the qualities of a home spa. So they redo their bathrooms to reflect this. When they redo their bathrooms, they address many issues like the lighting, the tub, the vanity, the sink, the windows and their treatments and they almost always address the paint. Read More

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Cost of a Bad House Painter

Project Before Exterior Painting

House painting

A bad house painter can make the difference between your house getting sold and it still being on sale. An unprofessional company can include having bad work, misses, drips, or even paint spills on your new carpet. Too many homeowners have gotten use to the service that many offer when it comes to paint. Here are a few ways that you can spot a company that will not work out in your favor and how in the long run you will be better off without them. 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