Looking Ahead: Predictions for 2018 Painting Trends

As we usher in the new year and set our resolutions and goals, it’s also a good time to start thinking about upgrading our 2018 home design. While home renovation is not always an option for every homeowner, home painting is certainly a much more economically-friendly solution that will give your home the facelift it so desperately needs. Read on to learn which paint trends are in for 2018. Mixing Warm & Cool Colors Long gone are the days of fully dark interiors! This year, you’re going to find homeowners undertaking full interior painting makeovers in an effort…

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3 Ways Walls Make Your Home Look Dated

Home design seems to be all the rage nowadays, with HGTV home improvement shows and Pinterest boards galore inspiring many of the ideas shared. Homeowners and renters alike are scrambling to make their homes feel like the cover of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. However, many of us are struggling to keep our homes planted in the now. The first step to any home remodel is recognizing what needs to go, especially dated designs. Here are 3 ways your walls might make your home look outdated: Wallpaper There’s nothing that says outdated more than Victorian wallpaper. Tear it…

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Pros & Cons of Painting Your New Home Before the Big Move

Should you paint a new home before or after you move in? The answer may seem like a no-brainer for some, but for others, this question doesn’t even cross their mind. Here are some pros and cons to consider when painting your new home before the big move. Pro: Painting an Empty Room is Easy Before you haul all of your belongings into the home, you may want to consider painting the walls first. Imagine how much time you could save from having to shuffle your furniture around the room, cover your belongings in plastic, and make room…

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Painting Problems Explained

Paint is essential to the look and proper care of your building or piece of industrial equipment. While most paint jobs go off with very little difficulty, even small hiccups can cause big problems. Three common painting issues – bubbling, cracking, and peeling – can be among the biggest nuisances when dealing with problematic paint. Here are some of the frequent causes of these three painting issues: Bubbling Bubbling paint is usually a sign of improper paint application. Painting over a wet, dirty, or hot surface creates an uneven application and can cause paint to bubble. Priming and…

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Why Paint your Industrial Machinery?

Your industrial equipment is the key to your livelihood. Big service contracts can be won or lost on the appearance of machinery and production floors during an inspection. Keeping the exterior of your equipment in good shape is just as important to your business as cleaning and maintaining the interior components. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t skip this vital step in equipment maintenance: Protection against rust and corrosion Your industrial equipment works hard. It is subject to high temperatures, long hours, and near-constant use during production hours. All these factors can combine to increase the risk…

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5 Profitable Remodeling Projects

Not all home improvement projects are created equal. If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future but want to complete some home renovations to get everything sale-ready, carefully consider what projects you want to undertake. Completely renovating a bathroom or adding a swimming pool may be a tempting thought, but not every project will give you a good return on your investment. Here are five home renovation projects that will give you a pretty good bang for your buck: Insulation Energy efficiency is important for prospective homebuyers. By having an expert come in and evaluate…

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Don’t Replace When You Can Paint!

If your kitchen is looking a little dated, or you’re itching to make a change in your home, you may be considering completely replacing your kitchen cabinets. We at Armor Tough Coatings say, before you make the jump, stop! Here are four reasons you may want to consider repainting your cabinets instead of replacing them. You are on a budget High-quality kitchen cabinets are expensive. Many of the lower-cost options out there are made of pressed wood, which is not as durable as the more expensive, solid wood options. If you want the biggest bang for your kitchen…

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Six simple steps for wallpaper removal

At one point in history, wallpaper was the way to go in regards to home decor… Thankfully for us, it’s not quite as popular as it once was, and we now have improved techniques to paint intricate and fun designs on walls. Many homes still have wallpaper covered walls, that have just been painted over. The thought of removing wallpaper can be very daunting! It can be messy, time-consuming, and difficult. We, at Armor Tough Coatings, are here to help guide you on this not-so-fun project! Below is a simple guide for wallpaper removal. It can be very…

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Armor Tough Coatings: Painter for a Day

We all have those items on our honey-do list that, for some reason, never seem to get done. Between work, kids, kid’s activities, and everyday stressors, it can be very difficult to find the time, and when you do have free time, the last thing you want to do is paint! Armor Tough Coatings is introducing our Painter For a Day program to help you with all of your small painting projects. For $350, we will supply you with one of our experienced and professional painters for 7.5 hours to complete any of your small project(s). Armor Tough…

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How much will an Epoxy Floor Coating cost in Commerce Township MI?

We have been doing a variety of epoxy coatings over the last couple years and the first question is, “what is the price to do this in my home?”. There are many factors to consider when pricing out a project like this. Here is an idea of the cost of epoxy, to see if it fits in your budget. Our premium floor coatings, on average, cost $5.50-6.50/sq ft. For example, if your basement is 1000 sq ft, then the average price would be $5,500-$6,500. Price can be lower or higher depending on the condition of your floor. If…

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