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Exterior Painting

Is it Worth Your Time to Hire a Professional Painter?

Is it Worth Your Time to Hire a Professional Painter?   When it comes to painting your home, you want to get the job done right the first time. After all, it’s a huge investment of both time and labor! Which is why you should seriously consider hiring a professional. There are a variety of benefits that come with hiring a professional painter, most of which make it the obvious choice versus DIY. Which is why we’re sharing the top four reasons to hire a professional painter.   1. Quality  Above all else, you want a high quality paint job.

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Interior Design Inspiration

Best Color Alternatives to White Kitchen Cabinets

A popular choice amongst homeowners is white kitchen cabinets. This color choice lends a bright and airy look to any kitchen, especially those that have smaller square footage. Granted, white cabinets aren’t everyone’s forte! There are some downsides to white kitchen cabinets. Some people feel that they appear too cold and clinical. Plus, white is notorious for showing dirt, fingerprints, as well as wear and tear. If you need an alternative for white cabinets, keep reading! We’re sharing some of the trendiest colors for kitchen cabinets, featuring Behr and Sherwin Williams. Colors for Kitchen Cabinets Take look at some of

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Interior Painting

Can You Paint Over Wallpaper? your Renovation Questions Answered

Wallpaper is less common nowadays but in older homes, it can present a unique set of challenges for homeowners interested in an update. In some instances, it can be painted over, while in others it requires complete removal. But how do you determine when removal is necessary? Keep reading to learn the most common questions revolving around painting over wallpaper. Including how to properly paint over it, and the equipment you will need, for a successful final product. Can You Paint Over Wallpaper? The short answer is yes! In some cases that is. You do not want to paint over

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Interior Painting

Things to Consider Before Removing a Popcorn Ceiling

Popcorn ceilings. You love them or you hate them! It’s all personal preference, although homeowners are shifting away from this style. There are countless videos on the internet that show how to easily and quickly remove a popcorn ceiling. But we warn that this task should not be undertaken on a whim. Most people opt to remove a popcorn ceiling mostly due to aesthetics, yet there are other factors to consider. We’re sharing the most important details to consider before removing a popcorn ceiling, as well as discussing popcorn ceiling removal costs. What is a Popcorn Ceiling? Also known as

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Interior Painting

How to Get Crayon, Pen & Marker Off of Walls

Kids bring all kinds of joy to life, but they also introduce some unique and stress-inducing messes. One, in particular, being writing on your clean walls. There is nothing that catches your eye quite like a random bold smudge of color! And although beautiful in its own childish right, we understand that it’s not a piece of artwork you plan on framing. Today, we’re sharing how to get cray, pen, and marker off of your walls, without damaging the paint. Plus, tips on how to prevent permanent staining or discoloration. Before You Get Started Removing a child’s wall art is

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Interior Design Inspiration

What Color Gray Should I Paint My Kitchen Cabinets?

It’s a question that our team at Helix Painting is asked time and time again, “What color gray should I paint my kitchen cabinets?” While the answer is unique to your specific home and design goals, one thing is certain. You can’t go wrong with gray kitchen cabinets! Today we’re sharing why gray kitchen cabinets are so popular, and what this color can lend to your home. Plus get inspired by some of the hottest grey colors for kitchen cabinets paint! Gray Kitchen Cabinets Ideas In recent years gray kitchen cabinets have spiked in popularity, but why? Gray is a

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Interior Design Inspiration

The Best Basement Painting Tips & Tricks

The basement is often the last part of a house to get a new coat of paint. And yet, basements are an integral part of the home, often used for entertaining or as an additional living space. Making it all the more important that you paint with care! To help you bring your vision to life, we’re sharing the need-to-know basement painting tips and tricks. Including some of the best tried and true colors to paint your basement! How to Pick a Basement Paint Color Selecting basement wall paint is no easy feat. If you haven’t already, you’ll probably sample

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Interior Design Inspiration

What Color Gray Should I Use in My House?

Grays are extremely popular, but it is hard to know what gray to use in your house. Grays in the greige (a combination of gray and beige) family are can provide warmth while grays with soft blue and green undertones can provide a fresh and cool feel. Ultimately, the right color all depends on the mood you want to create in your house, your lighting and other items in the home. We highly recommend picking a few colors you like, painting them onto some large boards and then taping those boards onto several wall. We do not recommend directly painting

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Interior Design Inspiration

How to Remove Wallpaper

  Our customers often ask us how to remove wallpaper from their homes. While we are happy to provide a free quote for us to remove them, this is often something you can do yourself. Before you get to work removing wallpaper, it is important to prepare the area to control the mess. Follow these key steps: Step 1 – Remove all items from the walls Step 2 – Move all furniture and other objects to the center of the room. Step 3 – Cover anything left in the room (even in the center) with plastic sheeting or drop cloths. Step

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Interior Design Inspiration

I’m Planning To Sell My House. What Colors Should I Use?

We frequently get calls from customers who are selling their houses. Over the years, many have put personalized touches bright accent walls, seventies-era greens and browns, nine colors throughout the house, etc. Now that it’s time to sell, their realtors have recommended they make some affordable improvements to the home to make it attractive to a broad base of home buyers. Sound familiar? If you are selling your house, the key is to make it look fresh, neat, and clean to appeal to the widest cross section of buyers. Most commonly, that means putting a light grey, off white, or

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