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Preserving the Past: Painting Historic Buildings

on Oct 17, 2019 2:12:00 PM By | Jason Parker | 0 Comments | Commercial Painting Coatings Surface Prep
Historic buildings require extra care when it comes to painting and restoration. Old paints, although very beautiful, can begin to deteriorate due to exposure to sunlight and humidity. Before starting any painting project, you will need to thoroughly research the building's history, finding out as much as you can about the types of paints used. You will also want to learn what colors were popular during the time the building was at its zenith.
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Things to Consider When Painting Your Restaurant

on Oct 14, 2019 12:12:00 PM By | Jason Parker | 1 Comment | Commercial Painting Coatings Surface Prep
When people enter a restaurant, most don't take the time to critique the walls. What they will notice, however, is if the paint color is off or if the walls are dirty looking. If you are considering painting your restaurant, there are several things you will need to think about before you undertake the project. Before you start, you will want to determine what type of result you want to end up with. In most cases, this adds up to being pleasing to the eye, easy to clean, and above all, as little downtime as possible.
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Painting Ideas to Modernize Your Home

on Sep 26, 2019 2:12:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | HOA Coatings Surface Prep
If you are looking to add a modern touch to your home décor, there are several paint projects you can take on that will add a unique look to each room. Use a different technique or combination of techniques throughout your home. With the right paint and a few tools, you can turn your home into a showcase for modern and avant garde design.
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5 Ideas to Make an Interesting Statement When Painting Your Ceilings

on Sep 16, 2019 1:52:06 PM By | Litton Parker | 0 Comments | HOA Coatings Surface Prep
Ceilings are often overlooked as a focal point for a room. The way they are painted actually plays a huge role in how the rest of the room turns out. With the right paint, you can brighten a room or add to its colorful charm. If you want to tone a room down, your ceiling can help with that as well. With today's decorating trends, ceilings don't have to be boring anymore. The right idea and a little creativity, your ceiling can make a bold and unforgettable statement.
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The Art of Accent Walls and Color Combinations

on Sep 10, 2019 11:04:04 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | HOA Coatings
Accent walls play a unique role when it comes to interior design. Not only do they act as a focal point, they are also used to add depth to a room, creating the illusion of additional space that can open up an area. The illusion of depth allows you to add more texture and color to your room without making it appear to be overcrowded or cluttered. Bold colors can actually bring a room to life.
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Painting Your Commercial Building and Staying On-Brand

on Aug 20, 2019 1:46:00 PM By | Litton Parker | 0 Comments | Commercial Painting Coatings
  What a customer sees when they pull up to your business will help to establish their first impression of your company. A commercial property needs to look professional but also support and promote the brand. While many people associate colors with moods or feelings, it's important to choose colors that work well with those that are in your company's logo. Different color variations can be used to attract the attention of the customer while still accentuating the brand.
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5 Most Popular Faux Finishes for Different Styles

on Aug 13, 2019 2:12:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Coatings Surface Prep
Faux finishes offer a unique touch to any décor. They can be used to accentuate a modern or retro décor or to enhance a Renaissance-type look. Some are more trendy than others and can actually create an environment that works well for families with small children. Some faux finish techniques can be used in close proximity to one another creating a blended effect. Others may work well with a solid color anchor wall to help balance the room.
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Chalkboard Paint for Children's Rooms

on Aug 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 1 Comment | HOA Coatings
Children are only young for a little while. Kids will be kids and creativity often gets them into trouble. Instead of limiting their imagination, put chalkboard paint on one of the walls of their bedroom or in the family room and let them be as creative as they want. Chalkboard paint can be used on a variety of objects throughout your home. Take a few minutes and draw with your kids. Explore your own talents!
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Faux Techniques and Painting for Interior Surfaces

on Aug 5, 2019 2:02:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | HOA Coatings Surface Prep
When you want to paint over surfaces that are textured or are covered with old wallpaper, you need to use a technique that allows you to create a new “surface” that will cover the old. Applying a good coat of latex primer and then multiple coats of a matte or flat finish may help, it can still leave some of the textured appearance behind. Faux techniques can be used to add little depth to the surface, covering up textures and creating a unique look.
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