3 Key Steps for Steel Surface Preparation

Steel’s hardness, durability, and strength have led it to be a choice material for industrial machines. By using industrial coatings, steel’s lifetime can be preserved and lengthened.  In fact, coatings on steel provide many benefits, including: Improving resistance to corrosion from oxidation and salt attackStrengthening defenses against abrasion and wearEnhancing performance in environments with harsh chemicalsMaking the equipment aesthetically pleasing Allowing the equipment to be safer and easier to work with With all of these benefits, coating your steel seems like a no-brainer.  But before you add an industrial coating to your steel, you need to prep the surface.…

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Dark Kitchen? 7 Tips for Making It Brighter

Cavemen ate in dark caves, but it’s the 21st century so you shouldn’t have to, too!  If your kitchen suffers from minimal natural light exposure and always feels dreary, there are several easy ways to brighten up the space! Try out a few of these tips, and you’ll be saying “I see the light” all night long:  Brighten Your Bulbs It may seem obvious, but changing the wattage on your light bulbs can help a lot.  Any bulbs below 60 watts aren’t doing your kitchen any justice. Try switching out your bulbs for 80 or 100 watts and…

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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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4 Interior Design Styles & the Paint Colors to Go With Them

The interior design industry is full of different styles meant to allow every homeowner a unique take on their home’s look and feel. From traditional to modern, farmhouse to Scandinavian, it’s easy to find something to suit your needs when it comes to the furniture and decor in a room. But one thing that can make people feel frustrated is choosing a paint color that works with the interior design style they’ve chosen. Here are 4 popular interior design styles and the paint colors that work best with elements of the design: Traditional This is one of the…

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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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5 Reasons to Choose Professional Home Painters

Many homeowners, at one point or another, make the decision to tackle painting their home’s interior on their own. After all, you just need some brushes, drop cloths, and a roll of painter’s tape, right? Not so fast! Choosing to hire professional home painters instead of doing it all yourself has a multitude of advantages for you and your paint job. Here are 5 reasons to choose professional home painters for your next project: Time Savings Painting, even if you’ve done it before, is time-consuming. There’s all the prepping, the primer coat, the paint, the edging … Even…

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