Buying paint is easy, but you’ve got to figure out how much paint to buy. You have to know the condition of the walls, ceiling and/or trim you’ll be painting, and whether you need a coat of primer first. You also want to include enough paint for touch-ups later on. This is true whether you’re … Read More
Barn red is a color most people recognize. But why red? Why is red traditionally used for painting barns? First you want to ask yourself, why paint a barn in the first place? It’s just a house for animals. Why go through the trouble? A lot of people think you paint a barn or house to … Read More
The white picket fence is probably the most popular fence in the US since the colonial era. Traditionally they were made of wood and painted white although the most common material used today is polyvinyl chloride (PVC) but there are other materials you can use …
Color trends are all around us. They affect the clothes we wear, the furniture we buy, and the way we decorate our homes. Some colors may be popular year after year, but they eventually move on. You’ve probably seen a bathroom with
The way we perceive colors is weird. We have three cones in our eyes which perceive red, blue, and green colors. The cones work better in bright light. We also have rods, which can’t detect color, but
Homeowners spend a lot of time picking paint colors. What most of us don’t realize is picking the right paint finish and quality paint is just as important. And it’s not easy when you realize there might be six or more different types of paint finishes
Since you’re reading this article, you’ve probably discovered that picking paint colors is extremely difficult, especially for a bathroom (not to mention the types of paint finishes). With hundreds of colors to choose from, you might be inclined to stick with a safe bathroom paint color like blue or beige.
Everyone seems to have trouble with tile. Tile, from afar, often looks like it’s one solid color, like paint. However, when you get up close, you’ll find that tile usually has other colors or speckles mixed into it to give it a more interesting look. This is why it is so hard to coordinate colors, … Read More
Painting is one of the most popular home improvement activities. These painting tips provide ways to make your painting projects more successful. Homeowners know that painting a room is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to give any room a new look. What few people understand is that there’s a lot more involved … Read More
When people tell me they’re painting a room and they’re just going to use white, I know they haven’t done their homework. White is one of the most challenging colors to work with. That’s because there are literally hundreds of whites offered by each paint manufacturer.