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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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What Should Be Included in Your Interior Painting Contract?

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Hiring an interior painting contractor can be quite the process. Making calls, obtaining quotes, performing interviews… it’s a lot! When you finally feel like you have found the right fit for your needs and your budget, it is time to draw up a contract. You’re not a contractor. So how are you supposed to know that your contract is thorough and will protect you and your assets? An interior painting contract should include a detailed breakdown of the job to be completed, as well as cost and materials used. Below are a few items every painting contract should include, and…

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6 Wall Painting Trends You’ll See in 2020

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We all get bored with the look of our home from time to time. Styles change and, with them, our personal tastes. One of the easiest ways to make a drastic change is by painting your walls! Stay on trend with these colors you will see more of in 2020: Classic White White walls are timeless. White creates a perfect blank canvas to spruce up with colorful decor.  If you are someone who likes to rotate your decor with the seasons, white walls are a great backdrop to really let your pieces pop! Try a true white for a bright,…

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