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5 Tips for Designing the Finished Basement of Your Dreams

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Everyone’s looking for ways to add more space to their homes, and finishing a basement is a popular home renovation project. And while having all that extra space at your disposal is great, it can be difficult to design something that you love that also takes into account the different needs that come with having a finished basement. If you’re looking to finish your basement to create some more usable space in your home, here are 5 tips to getting a space that’s functional and beautiful: Check Water-Tightness Basements are notorious for taking on water during rainstorms, and unchecked water…

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6 Paint Problems That Can Be Fixed By a Professional Industrial Painter

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Your business is your livelihood, and the shape it is in sends a message to your clientele. If you are noticing imperfections in the paint on your walls and equipment, chances are so are your guests. Enter the professional industrial paint contractor: Trained to deal with all types of painting impurities quickly so you can get back to business as usual. Here are 6 of the most common paint issues an industrial painting contractor can fix for you:  Faded Paint If your walls see a lot of sunlight, you may notice that your paint loses some of its brightness. Ultraviolet…

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Home Office

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The current coronavirus pandemic has many currently working from home. Those that are used to driving to the office for work are finding it much harder to work with so many distractions – kids home from school, a spouse who may also be working from home, a new Netflix series begging to be binged… While we are all navigating these unprecedented times, here are some ways you can create, and make the most of, your workspace at home: Designate a Space & Time If you already have a guest room or office space in your home that is separate from…

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How to Know If a Coating Will Adhere to Your Metal Surface

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As a shop owner, the state of your equipment says a lot about the way you run your business, but it also determines how well your equipment works, and how long it lasts. This is why it is so important to keep it in tip-top shape! If your equipment is due for a coat of paint, you want something that will last. However, galvanized metal is incredibly difficult to paint. Because it is non-porous, there is nothing for a coating to “grab” onto. If the coating is not done correctly, it could look shoddy, or not last nearly as long…

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Understanding the Costs of Hiring an Industrial Painter

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As a business owner, you know the value of a space that is well-kept. Taking care of your building and equipment increases morale among employees and promotes trust with your customers. When it comes time for a fresh coat of paint, your first concern is probably the cost. While it might be tempting to accept the lowest quote from an industrial painting contractor, understanding the cost breakdown of a professional paint job will help you see why that may not be the best idea.  Licensing & Insurance You may think that licensing and insurance are a must-have for painting contractors,…

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

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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 inevitably affect…

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How to Pick a Trim Color

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A coat of paint may be the least expensive way to freshen up your home, but it is hardly the easiest. Walk into any store that sells paint, and you are face-to-face with thousands of color options in every color and tone. Not to mention having to choose a finish and paint type. It’s enough to make your head spin! Once you have chosen a wall color, you need to pick a trim color that coordinates. While white is the typical choice, it is not the only one. Here are some tips for choosing the right trim color for your…

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5 Signs Your Home’s Interior Needs Painting

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Nothing lasts forever, and that includes interior paint. Although not as exposed to the elements as the outside of your home, your walls are victim to everyday life and time.  Could your walls use a fresh coat of paint? If your paint falls into any of the following categories, it may be time to consider hiring an interior painter: Flaking & Peeling Higher humidity rooms, such as the bathroom, can cause paint to flake and peel, especially if the previous painter did not use a high-quality paint. Moisture penetrates the paint and separates it from the wall.  If you notice…

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8 Intriguing Wall Painting Trends

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Sometimes painting your walls all a solid color feels boring.  Whether you are painting a kids’ playroom or looking for some visual interest in the living room, you’re sure to get the creative juices flowing with one (or more!) of these wall painting trends: Stripes Vertical, horizontal, diagonal, chevron… there is so much you can do with stripes! Try one large stripe in a dark color all around a white room to emphasize color contrast. Going for a more monochromatic look? Paint vertical stripes in two shades of the same color, or with different finishes for a more subtle design….

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5 Steps for Choosing a Bathroom Color Palette

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We can’t all be interior decorators! But you don’t have to be the next Joanna Gaines to pull together a bathroom look all your own. Use these 5 steps to help build (and pull off!) a cohesive color palette for your bathroom project: Look at the Color Wheel Many of the most beautiful bathroom color schemes come directly from following the rules of the color wheel.  Blues and oranges go together because they are complementary, found on opposite sides of the color wheel. You can also use colors right next to your base color on the color wheel, such as…

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