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
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.
We’re always painting something. That’s often because painting is the cheapest way to give a room a new look. Sometimes you’ll paint the entire room, other times an accent wall or maybe it’s time to paint your kitchen cabinets. We’ve got lots of painting articles to help you. When a friend asked me how to safely dispose … Read More
When we bought a new house, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to use chalkboard paints. Wrong! This is the first house (15 houses and counting) I’ve owned with bumpy, technically knockdown textured walls. Several people have since suggested I flatten the wall. But after running a handyman business for eight years, I know how … Read More