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Should I Paint My Kitchen Cabinets?

We regularly get asked whether a customer should paint their kitchen cabinets . There are some key factors to consider when you are deciding whether to paint those cabinets. Can your cabinets be painted? Most cabinets are made of solid wood and can be painted. Some cabinets, however, are made of engineered wood (you’ll often see a veneer or laminate covering). Cabinets made with engineered wood are very challenging to paint. The veneer or laminate coverings do not take paint well and are likely to peel and chip. For these cabinets to be painted, they need extra sanding and priming

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Where to Place an Accent Wall

Most customers who ask us to paint interior walls choose a neutral color throughout the house, typically a light grey, light beige or offwhite. However, a great way to bring color and intrigue into a room can be an accent wall. Accents are typically bold or dark in color and can really make a room “pop.” But how do you decide which wall to use as the accent? There are no hard and fast rules, but based on our extensive experience painting interiors, we recommend a few guidelines to consider: (1) You want to pick a wall that’s a natural

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Should I Paint My Kitchen Cabinets?

A lot of customers ask us if they should paint their kitchen cabinets. In most cases, somebody has a stained wood cabinet that is at least ten years old. Painting kitchen cabinets is a great way to give a kitchen a fresh new look. And while painting cabinets is not cheap, it’s a whole lot cheaper than buying new cabinets. What’s involved Painting kitchen cabinets correctly is not easy and generally takes know how. If done incorrectly, the paint can quickly chip or peel. Additionally, drips or brush marks can be visible if the paint is incorrectly applied. Here’s some

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Should I Use a Low VOC or Zero VOC Interior Paint?

Are you considering painting your interior? You may come across the term “low VOC” or “No VOC”. Sounds good, right? But what exactly does that mean? What is VOC? “VOC” stands for “volatile organic compound.” According to the EPA, VOCs organic compounds that are emitted as gases from certain solids and liquids. Organic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products, including paints and varnished. Furthermore, concentrations of VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. When VOCs are inhaled, they can contribute to various health issues. These problems most commonly include headaches, nausea, irritation

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How Much Does Interior Painting Cost?

We often get asked the question “How much does it cost to paint my interior”? The answer, of course, is “it depends”. The two biggest components of costs are materials and labor. Materials cost can vary based on the brand, type, and quality of paint, the coverage rate of the paint, how dramatic a color change is being requested, and application method. Most commercially available latex paints will cover 250 – 350 square feet for gallon. Some of our favorite paints include Sherwin Williams SuperPaint, Sherwin Williams Duration, Benjamin Moore Regal, and Benjamin Moore Advance. Labor costs similarly can vary

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