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5 Things You MUST Know When Painting Your House to Sell

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Preparing your house to sell is full of must-dos: You must fix those broken handrails. You must have great curb appeal. You must replace those broken shingles. This list of must-dos often includes giving your home a fresh coat of paint to make it more appealing, but how do you know what colors will sell and which will send buyers running? Here are 5 things you MUST know when painting your house to sell:   Don’t Go Monochromatic on the Exterior While one color may be recommended for interior painting, the large areas and varied sections of your home’s exterior…

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Want Dark Walls? 5 Ways to Make Them Work in Your Home

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Are you ready to change up the interior of your house? Painting your home is a fun way to show your creativity, but some people are hesitant to dive into “risky” wall colors, especially dark ones. Why are dark colors so intimidating when it comes to home painting? Strategically using dark colors can create drama and impact in your space without making it feel closed in. Here are 5 examples of how choosing a dark interior can give your home all the drama you want without the claustrophobic feel: Apartment Therapy This interior is a perfect example of how starting…

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3 Key Steps to Choosing a Home Color Palette

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Painting your home is a daunting task. You know you want something different, but what? Choosing the right color palette makes the process much more manageable. Once you have a palette selected, you can easily create different moods in rooms and create a space you’ll be proud to call your home. Pick a Starter Color So where do you start? There are a few options: Choose your favorite color Choose a color you’re “stuck” with Choose a color from a piece of artwork or a vibrant rug you love If you love a certain shade of red, run with it!…

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Interior Paint Colors

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Are you ready to give your home a face-lift with interior painting? While painting is one of the easiest, least expensive DIY home renovation solutions, it is also one of the easiest to mess up. Here are 4 mistakes to avoid when choosing paint colors for your interior painting project: Picking Paint Color First When homeowners decide to do some interior painting, the first instinct often is to jump right to picking out paint colors. But getting ahead of yourself by not taking the time to think about what the room will look like as a whole once the repaint…

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How do I know which project to schedule first in my kitchen remodel?

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With the abundance of cabinet projects we have been doing lately, we get asked this question daily. Everyone wants to know the best order to have their kitchen remodel done. To be honest, there is no right answer, but Armor Tough Coatings will definitely help you through it all! We recommend that you schedule the jobs, as the contractor(s) become available. We can not speak for other contractors but for us, we are normally scheduled out 1-2 months. Just because a contractor you want to work with is booked, doesn’t mean everything else should be put on hold. Armor Tough…

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Looking Ahead: Predictions for 2018 Painting Trends

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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 to brighten…

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3 Ways Walls Make Your Home Look Dated

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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 down! Those…

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

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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 for ladders….

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Painting Problems Explained

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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 sanding a…

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Why Paint your Industrial Machinery?

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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 that your…

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