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home interior painting img1Nowadays, sounder environmental practices are widely observed in painting, design and construction projects. We all know that lead-free paint has been banned for some time now, and with good reason. But customarily, even paint intended for indoor use has contained plenty of toxins and other chemicals that are potentially harmful. Some paint fumes can promote symptoms such as nose and throat discomfort, headaches, nausea, fatigue and dizziness, to name just a few.

Home Interior Painting: Learn About VOCs

When it comes to talking about “greener” paint, you’ll undoubtedly hear the term “VOC,” which stands for volatile organic compound.

VOCs are a group of carbon-based chemicals that are volatile, which simply means that they like to manifest as a gas. The type and amount of VOCs in household paint generally varies with the type and brand of paint, but traditional household paints generally contain plenty of VOCs, including benzene and formaldehyde.

Since they are volatile, VOCs can “off-gas” from walls and other surfaces as the paint is applied and as it dries. Combined with the fact that the paint is usually applied to a fairly large area, this can cause Continue Reading…

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Home Interior PaintingWith your bundle of joy on the way, it is only natural that you’d like to prepare a comfortable and great looking nursery where your little one can sleep and play. Of course you want the space to be soothing and welcoming, but it should also be safe and conducive to your child’s development. When planning for any home interior painting project, particularly one that includes a baby’s room, you’re wise to consult with experienced professionals who understand the importance of a nursery environment that is both attractive and completely safe.

Hire Home Interior Painting Professionals

Tackling home interior painting on your own usually makes for a tedious task, especially if you have other matters to take care of and purchases to concentrate on in readiness for the wee one’s arrival. Expectant parents will appreciate having more time to spend on shopping for baby clothes Continue Reading…

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Home Painting for the HolidaysAre you expecting company for the holidays? Parents, cousins, friends, in-laws…they’ll probably all drop by at some point or another, and some will be staying overnight. Of course, you want your house to feel welcoming and look picture perfect. Aside from decorating with bows and boughs, the festive feel of your home will benefit most from some terrific background work. Now, before the seasonal social flurry actually begins, is the right time to have your interior home painting done by skilled and experienced Vancouver painters.

No Time like the Present for Holiday Home Painting

A professionally done interior paint job is actually a simple but effective way to spruce up your home for the upcoming holidays, and now is the perfect time to get started. Of course painting should be done primarily in the areas where you will be entertaining, such as the living room and dining room. But what a good excuse to finally have the kitchen painted, too, a task you’ve been putting off for far too long.

If you have out-of-town friends or family who will be staying with you, then it would be desirable to have any and all guest bedrooms and bathrooms painted, as well.

Pre-Holiday Home Painting Tips and Assurances

Home painting is obviously something that can’t be done overnight, but the same applies to good colour selection and many other aspects of planning the project. Start ahead of time and don’t feel rushed. Here are some dos and don’ts to consider for Continue Reading…

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Commercial Painter VancouverLet’s face it: if you own or manage a facility as large as a factory or warehouse, the prospect of painting it yourself isn’t too appealing. For most businesses, in fact, it’s practically impossible, even with “in-house” assistance. The disruption to normal on-site procedures alone often creates an unrealistic and unmanageable situation. And simply put, mistakes and miscalculations cost time and money.

Whether it is the interior or exterior of your commercial facility that needs improvement, and regardless of the kinds of surfaces most in need of painting, you can see the project undertaken both on time and within budget. That’s where the expedient, professional services of a skilled commercial painter come in.

What to Consider before a Commercial Painter Begins

Before having an extensive facility properly painted, you need to consider several things ahead of time and be prepared to Continue Reading…

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Vancouver Painter House InspectionWhether the planned project is interior or exterior, before any home painting job starts, it is important that the overall condition of your home is carefully assessed. For an exterior project, things such as rotting wood or rusty gutters and eaves troughs, for example, are conditions that should be identified and dealt with before any actual painting begins.

The condition of the house will affect a number of things, such as the cost of the job and the estimated time for completion. When hiring an experienced Vancouver painter to work on your home, have them carry out a thorough initial inspection as part of the job; most reputable painting companies will already have a comprehensive inspection procedure in place.

Interior Inspection before Home Painting

A dependable Vancouver painter will inspect and assess the interior of your home prior to painting, including the integrity of walls, doors, trim work, windowsills and baseboards. They will check for things such as water or humidity damage, rot, peeling, holes, the presence of mildew, and any other damage or deterioration which may need to be addressed or repaired.

After their inspection, the painting company can determine if there is work that will need to be done prior to painting, such as the removal of wallpaper or the repair of water leaks. They can also determine Continue Reading…

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Home Interior Painting Sponge Painted Walls Vancouver PainterDesign and décor, especially good quality home interior painting, have great aesthetic value and contribute a lot to the character and personality of your home. The overall atmosphere of your home’s interior hugely depends on colour and texture. If you’re still staring at something that went out of style years ago, consider the boost you’ll give your rooms by bringing them up to date.

Fresh Home Interior Painting Contemporizes Tired Trends

Yes, about 30 years ago, sponge painting gave your walls an interesting, texturized look. But that effect is long gone from the realm of contemporary interior design, and it’s probably just as well. Besides, not every past sponge-painted effort turned out the way it was supposed to, and the amateurish results often linger as the tacky legacy of a DIY weekend project. Mismatched colour combinations and just plain sloppy execution can contribute to the outdated eyesore in living rooms, dining areas, bedrooms, Continue Reading…

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Vancouver PainterThe appeal of your home’s exterior greatly affects its market value. And that includes the quality of any painting you have done on wood, stucco, concrete, brick or other surfaces. Since this is the first thing that people see, the exterior of your house also gives a lasting impression about your general habits in caring for the house and its overall maintenance, inside and out.

If you don’t consider the look of your home’s exterior to be as important as the décor inside, think again. If you want to catch eye of prospective home buyers, remember that paint that’s faded or peeling can make your house look much older than it really is.

Make for Good Neighbours with a Vancouver Painter

It’s not just fences, as they say. Even if you aren’t planning to put your house on the market in the near future, take pride in keeping it attractive. Don’t become the eyesore on the block. A good Vancouver painter will highly recommend repainting your house during the dryer season. The wetter, windier weather of late fall and winter definitely take their toll on your home’s exterior, so think seriously about getting the job done while conditions are optimum.

A Vancouver Painter Knows the Benefits of Dry Days

When it comes to outdoor painting, it is well worth it to strike while the weather’s warm. Here are just two excellent reasons to take advantage of exterior painting before the going gets cold and damp. Continue Reading…

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Painting your DeckFront or back, having your tired-looking porch spruced up by first-rate exterior home painters is an effective and simple way to improve the overall appearance of your home. Go for a brand new hue, keeping in mind that it’s usually best to choose a shade that’s suitable for all seasons in Vancouver.

Pick a colour you love and won’t grow tired of too easily, and also one that’s subtle enough not to give the neighbours the heebie-jeebies. Consult your specialist exterior home painters about appropriate colour possibilities, with just the right accents to complete the effect. Then watch them finish the job as painlessly as possible.

3 Good Tips for Choosing Colours for a Porch:

1. Coordinate with the Colour of Your Home

You’d be surprised by the way some homeowners swing when planning for porches. (There’s a reason why that bright orange paint is on sale!) Skip the impulse to be extra funky or bold, as the novelty will soon wear off. Professional exterior home painters will tell you that when choosing a colour for your porch, it should be Continue Reading…

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Painting a home for resalePainting your home for resale is different than any other painting. When you’re selling you are trying to reach a wide variety of people with different tastes and inspire them to view your home as their home – not yours.

Therefore you’re taking a big gamble when you decide to repaint your home for selling but choose colours you love, because others may love them not so much.

You’re much better to use Continue Reading…

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Vancouver Home Interior PaintingYou’ve just had that great home renovation done, and want to most effectively complete the look. Whether your new room is a spacious, open area or a smaller, cozy spot, once the construction is done, choosing a suitable paint colour can be as important as planning the layout itself. Colour always plays a big role in getting the total look and feel you want to achieve. Consult an experienced home interior painting company for just the right advice.

When it comes to home interior painting, naturally there are a huge variety of colours you can choose from to perfectly suit every room in your house. If you now have a completely new room that wasn’t there before, however, it may be a challenge to know how to best incorporate its colour scheme into your home’s existing design and theme. Instead of being overwhelmed by a vast selection, see it as an opportunity to find a truly successful colour by considering a number of factors.

Painting a New Room? Things to Think About:

  • Pick a Colour that Suits the Room’s Purpose

Think about the size and intended use of your newly created space. If it’s a home office, for example, you’ll want to go with a shade that’s not overly distracting but not too calming, either. Something that makes you feel comfortable and able to concentrate well is Continue Reading…

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