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Produce Perfectly Painted Paneling


Paneling is a product of the sixties and seventies that was used instead of Sheetrock because of its ease in installing and because it was much cheaper. Today it is dark, dull and outdated. However,  most Reno homeowners would rather paint it than tear it out to be replaced by Sheetrock, which would be very […]



The Right Touch For Touch Ups


Your interior painting job was done so beautifully, and the paint complemented your Reno home for several years, but now your walls lack the previous charm, due to the chipping, or scuffing, or peeling of paint. If you cannot afford repainting, then a touch up is the best option for you. How to Touch Up […]



As Easy As Strie (Painting)


Strie Painting Instructions: Strie is also called dragging. Walls should be in good condition for this technique. This technique is straightforward, but you have to work fast. Don’t overwork the paint to avoid gumming up the streaking effect. Thinning the paint with too much water causes drips and sagging in the finish. Materials and Tools: […]



Beware the VOCs


Painting is one of the quickest ways to give your Reno rooms personality. You can create feelings of happy, calm, warm or healing, depending on the color you choose for your interior painting project. It’s also one of the quickest ways to expose yourself and your family to significant amounts of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, found in most […]



How Do Your Walls Feel?


What can you do if you have a wall with flaws so serious that ordinary paint won’t cover them up? Or what if you want a surface with a more tactile quality? Or maybe you want to try for a weathered or stucco look. For any of these, texture painting is a good option. Your […]



Roll With the Punches


Working with a paint roller is even less exacting than working with a brush. Even a novice painter can get the feel of it in just a few minutes and successfully tackle their Reno interior painting project. As with brushes, moisten the roller first with water for latex paint or the appropriate thinner for other […]



A Splash of Vanilla – In Your Paint?


Athens homeowners, especially those with small children, often ask me how to get rid of paint odors. It’s such a big concern for some folks that they’ll ask me about potential odor control before they even call their Athens painting contractor. The good news is that the evolution of house paint has come a long […]



Magnetic Walls Are Quite Attractive


Called such because of the magnetically attractive qualities it possesses, magnetic paint is created using ferromagnetic additives. Before applying the final paint job, magnetic paint is typically applied first in the form of a wall primer. This is a great way to apply it as it doesn’t comprise the final paint color scheme thus allowing […]



Lefotover Paint Lives to Tell Another Tale


Don’t let extra paint go to waste. Instead, try one of these 10 clever ways to put old paint to new use. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, leftover paint is the largest volume material collected by hazardous materials collection sites and costs local governments a lot of money to deal with. The EPA estimates […]



Ceilings Stealing the Show in Reno


Look up. What do you see? If you’re in your Reno home, you’re looking at your ceilings. Ever wonder why they’re most often painted white? Do your ceilings appear too high in some areas or too low in other areas, making it difficult for you to make decorating decisions? The answer to these questions could […]



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