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Helpful Hints for Reno Interior Painting


Many Reno homeowners shudder at the thought of interior painting. It is considering a chore: tedious, boring and not much fun. However, by utilizing the following tips, you can decrease painting time and get to the activities that you prefer. Of course you can save the most time by calling a Reno interior painting contractor, but […]



How Much Paint?


Calculating how much paint your painting project will require is not that difficult – you just need to know how.



Molding and Baseboards and Trim – Oh My!


Crown molding and baseboards make your room finished. They can also provide a pleasing contrast to your interior wall color. But once they are on your walls they can be hard to paint. Following a few easy steps can make it easy to do. Steps for Baseboards Painting Arm yourself. Painting is all about the right preparation and the […]



It’s All in How You Finish


The different paint finishes, such as flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss high-gloss, listed in order of exceeding amounts of gloss, refer to the differences in paint’s level of shininess. This level of shininess has implications that extend beyond just the aesthetic qualities of the finish; it will also determine the ease with which a surface can be […]



VOC Talk


It is especially important when undertaking an interior painting project that you investigate the VOC levels in the paint you choose.



Ready, Set … Paint!


Interior Painting When painting a room in your Reno home, it’s best to paint the ceiling first, followed by the walls, with the trim, cabinets, and doors painted last. Work from the top down. In order to keep a wet edge, only cut in one wall at a time before you begin painting with rollers. […]



Stripes Are In!


When it comes to decorating our Reno homes, there is nothing better than a mix of drama and elegance. One way to create visual interest without overwhelming your home is to paint a room or accent wall with stripes. Here are a few things you should consider before you start to stripe your walls. Bold […]



Old Door, New Door, Red Door, Blue Door!


Take a quick walk through your Reno home. What color(s) is/are your interior doors? Are they a plain, typical off-white? Are they a solid shade of brown because of the wood they are made of? Do you have any doors with a splash of color in your home? There’s nothing wrong with painting your interior […]



Toil and Trouble – Peel and Bubble!


All painters know that painting in wet conditions or on a damp surface is asking for trouble. Your freshly-painted finish will quickly fall victim to ugly peeling and bubbling.  Never start your exterior or interior painting project without first ensuring that there is no dampness present. But what’s the answer if peeling happens on a […]



Itty Bitty Bathroom Painting


Find out which color schemes work well in a small bathroom without overpowering it.



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