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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 Today it is dark, dull and outdated.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 […]



Does This Color Make My House Look Fat?


The roof is the ceiling of your Reno home. It really needs to be considered when you’re making color decisions. If you’re due for a roof replacement, congratulations! You now have a chance to select your roof color from the myriad choices that are available. Here are a few guidelines and considerations: Traditional Shingle Roofs […]



Color Makes Cozy

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While most contemporary Reno bathroom designs use neutral or primary-plus-white color schemes, this one takes a painterly approach that’s downright romantic. A golden glow that’s almost Impressionistic suffuses this bath, making it cozy even on the chilliest days. The confident complementary color scheme of yellow and violet is rendered here in a luscious cantaloupe and […]



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 […]



Location, Location, Location – oh, and Weather


Exterior painting contractors are often challenged by the varying conditions and requirements posed by exterior painting projects. Through the years, the lessons learned at each completed project have advanced the paint technology. As a result of these advances, today’s exterior paints cater to nearly every condition ever encountered during exterior painting project implementations. Location-Driven Paint […]



You Know It’s Time to Paint Your House if…


There are many contributing factors when it comes to how long exterior house paint lasts. In general, expect to paint your Reno home every 5 – 8 years. Factors that affect repainting are: quality of the paint, color of the paint, climate, surrounding environment, sunlight exposure, exterior siding material, etc. Factors Quality of the Paint […]



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 […]



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