How Long Should My Interior Paint Job Last?

Maybe you’ve just moved into a new house and don’t mind the colors the previous owners chose for the walls. Or you’ve just painted your home and want to know how long you have until you’ll need to paint again. Whether they’re facing down a plan to paint in the near future or they don’t really know how long it’s been since the interior’s been given a fresh coat, many home and business owners wonder: Just how long should my interior paint job last?  It Depends on the Room No two rooms in your house are the same,…

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Does Fresh Paint Increase Your Home’s Value?

If you’re looking to put your home on the market, one of the most cost-effective ways to increase your home’s selling point is repainting.  Both interior and exterior paint jobs have been shown to increase your return on investment (ROI). According to a 2012 study, painting the interior of your home leads to a 107% ROI and painting the exterior results in a 55% ROI.  Repainting your home can be an investment, but it is shown to pay off in the end.  Painting the interior of your home on average will cost about $967, but offers an increase…

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How Lighting Affects Paint Color (& Why It Matters)

Choosing the right paint color for your room is simply a matter of finding something that you really like and that works with your decor, right? Wrong. The way your space is lit - and what type of lighting you have - needs to play a big role in deciding what colors and shades to use on the walls. Choosing the wrong shade for the type of lighting can lead to the color always looking washed-out and dull. How Does Light Impact a Color’s Appearance? Have you ever put on a piece of clothing at home only to…

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How to Choose the Best Paint Colors for Small Bathrooms

So you have a small bathroom in your home and you’re wondering what in the world you can do to make it appear less like a cramped cubicle and more like a comfortable space.  The key to your bathroom transformation is all in the paint color!  Colors can have a profound impact on how we view a space and when painting your home, you can use that to your advantage.  Here are some of the best ways to utilize paint colors to make your tiny bathroom appear less cramped:  Stick to the Basics White is a classic bathroom…

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How Often Should Your Building Be Thoroughly Cleaned?

A clean workplace is a healthy workplace, not just in terms of helping prevent injuries, but also for preventing illnesses among your workers and customers. While it may seem as if you’re doing enough by scheduling routine cleaning sessions for things such as emptying trash, cleaning the bathrooms, and sweeping and mopping floors, most buildings require more intensive cleaning services from time to time. If you’re considering scheduling a thorough clean of your business’ building, the important question that comes to mind first usually is: How often does my building need to be thoroughly cleaned? The answer to…

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5 Ceiling Color Options That Aren’t White

When you decide to paint a room, you can’t just consider what color you’ll paint the walls. You also have to think about what color to paint the ceiling, and the right ceiling color can make or break the look of your room. If you’re bored with the traditional white ceiling, here are some ideas for your next space: Lighter Shades If you’re painting a shorter room, consider painting the ceiling a lighter shade of the same color you’re using on the walls. Lighter colors above eye-level can add contrast and depth to the room while maintaining the…

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How to Prepare a Room to Be Painted

A new coat of paint is a great way to refresh a room! With a little extra effort to prepare, not only will the process go more smoothly, but the results will be seamless.  Whether you are tackling a DIY project, or hiring a professional painting contractor, here are some tips on how to prepare your space to be painted: Clear the Room The very first step to any painting project is to make lots of space. Despite your attempts, paint can get everywhere and, the more cluttered the space, the more opportunity for an accidental spill. Make…

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Why Your Painting Contractor’s Safety Measures Should Matter to You

When undertaking any construction project, home and business owners are concerned with keeping their family, employees, tenants, and property safe. What many forget is that they should also be concerned with the risks the contractor bears. While it is ultimately the responsibility of the construction company to implement a comprehensive safety program, here are some reasons why it should also matter to you as the owner: Proper Safety Measures Decrease Cost Injuries on the job site result in high-dollar losses between the cost of insurance and the hidden costs of accidents. The potential risk to a contractor will…

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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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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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