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Don’t Climb that Stairway to Heaven Before Your Time!

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Fear, uncertainty and physical danger go hand in hand when it comes to house painting unless you are a professional painter.

Whether inside or out, most houses have areas higher than you can easily reach, even when standing on tippy-toes! That means you have to stand on some kind of platform or ladder device to reach them.

And that is where the danger begins …

Unless you are 100% comfortable working off-the-ground this is something to consider carefully before you embark on your do-it-yourself project. Even standing on a chair you might suddenly experience vertigo (dizziness) and become unbalanced and fall. That means paint all over you, the floor, the furniture and possibly a painful or serious injury.

And even if you don’t lose your balance but are still slightly nervous at heights, that shaky brush is not going to make a nice straight line around Continue Reading…

Special Project: Re-painting a Fireplace

Fireplace Repaint ProjectThis is an actual fireplace re-painting project.

Although the original fireplace had a nice oak surround and there was nothing wrong with it, the look did not fit the homeowner’s new décor so they asked us to paint it.

Steps For Painting the Fireplace

First the firebox was sealed with plastic to ensure no dust or ash drifted onto the fresh paint. Next it was primed so that the new paint would stick to the glossy varnish and tiles. Finally, it was coated in a hard-wearing enamel as the finish coat.

The very hard to reach areas were sprayed with Continue Reading…

Diary of a bad house painter

It sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock horror film.

But I spend so much time on my blog educating people on how to recognize a GOOD house painter I thought maybe a reverse approach would illustrate it better. So I have provided a made-up example of the opposite side of the story in this “Diary of a Bad House Painter”

MONDAY the 13th
7am:
“The 13th must be my unlucky day. I still feel hung-over from that party last night. What was I drinking anyway? Uhhhhh….. Turn off the alarm and go back to sleep for a while. Good idea. ZZzzzzz….”bad house painter

9am:
“I feel a little better after getting some sleep. Better get dressed and head out to my customer’s house. I know I had her address here somewhere. Let me see…Oh! Better not forget my smokes!”

10am:
“Show up at customer’s house. What a b____! She keeps ragging on me about how I was supposed to be there at 8 o’clock. Sheesh! What’s the big deal? It’s only a couple of hours. I mean she woulda been here anyway right?”

10:15am:
“Ask customer for some cash to pick up the paint. She doesn’t believe me that they only sell paint for cash! Well she finally forked out and I’m heading to the paint store. Better get a coffee too while I’m out. I need a break from the stress of dealing with that b____!”

11:15am
“Got a great deal on the paint. Saved $15 a can. Hope she doesn’t notice it’s different. I’ll tell her this is a better kind. Yeah, that’s it. She won’t know.” Continue Reading…

It’s easy to think of colour as simply a design element to make your home look interesting. Painting a room in rainbow colours might be seen as a novelty at first, but in the long run, too many shades do nothing to make a home feel like—well, a real home. This is particularly important for the part of the house where family members gather and guests are entertained: the living room. Colour affects mood, and residential painters in particular will help you achieve the room’s best look and feel .
Red Colour Swatches

The Study of Colour in Residential Painting

Different colours can trigger certain moods and feelings. Red, for instance, invokes alertness, while some people find themselves feeling a little extra hungry or motivated. Blue tends to make people feel calm, and yellow often induces happiness. A specialist in residential paint projects knows how vital the play of colours is to a living space.

Let Residential Painters Match Living Room Colour with Function

What does your family do most in the living room? Continue Reading…

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