Archive for March, 2017


PDCA 2017 Awards


Each year, The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America or PDCA members are recognized for their outstanding achievements in the industry. The 2017 awards were presented at the Industry Awards Brunch during the 2017 PDCA EXPO in San Diego, CA.

We are so honored to have won:
2017 (PIPP) Picture it Painted Professionally Award







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Bedroom Color Inspiration

Today we would like to inspire you with some bedroom colors. Which one is your favorite? If you still can’t decide, we have color consultants that can help you decide.
‘When selecting paint colors for bedrooms, the first thing to consider is temperature. While warm colors advance toward the eye and appear more active, creating a stimulating effect, cool colors — the hues from blue green through blue violet, most grays included — tend to recede, producing a more calming and relaxing effect. That said, there’s a lot of variation on the cool color spectrum; a bright green and a pale blue can create spaces with drastically different vibes. If cool colors aren’t your cup of tea, warm hues that are light and subtle, such as soft yellows or pinks, can also feel soothing.’ Julia Millay Walsh
Check out some pictures to give you some ideas. We would love to help you on your next project.






















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Home Makeover – Before and After

Who doesn’t like to see some amazing before and after pictures? We would like to share with you, this incredible makeover project we had the pleasure to work on. We loved the final results. If you would like to give an upgrade to your home as well, give us a call now.






















Thanks for taking the tour with us.

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Open Concept Kitchen, Dining and Living Room

We would like to inspire you with this amazing makeover from Chip and Joanna from Magnolia Market. They are so creative and are always looking to turn every room in the house into welcoming spaces. On this specific project, they made a great room rather than separated closed off spaces. Creating open spaces in your house are perfect for casual family living or easy entertaining, they are multifunctional and also fun. Let us know if you would like to have a makeover in your home as well. Contact us to get a free quote.


‘This is a modern twist on the old school ‘galley’ style kitchen a lot of us grew up with. By elongating the kitchen, adding the oversized island and the columns, this gives more than enough prep space and also bar seating.’


Adding the wrapped white beams to the ceiling, the white columns and the matching corbels added the architectural interest to these ceilings. The beams and columns also help define the kitchen apart from the dining and living space.







If you need help to upgrade your home, we would love to help.

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How To Choose The Right Paint Finish

When picking a paint, the hue certainly stands out as the main consideration. But once you’ve got a color, there’s still that pesky question of sheen. The difference between a flat paint and a high-gloss paint is probably clear, but what about the difference between eggshell and satin? And which works better for your needs?

Walls don’t stay perfect, but the paint sheen you choose can either hide your walls imperfections or amplify them. “Sheen” refers to the amount of gloss in the paint. It might not sound like much, but it can drastically affect the texture of your wall and the overall effect on your space. We can help you pick the paint sheen that will best cover whatever your home struggle is, from kids coloring on the walls to bumps and scrapes along the way. The higher the sheen, the easier to clean.

Here are some general rules of thumb.
Though it’s always preferable to get an opinion that’s specifically for your space, there’s always a couple of general tips to live by. During your preliminary planning, keep these tips in mind:

– The lighter the color and the more flat a paint sheen you choose, the more it will hide most imperfections. This works great if you are looking to cover up some dents along the way.

– The darker a color is and the the more sheen or glossy paint you choose, the easier it is to wash. We recommend a darker and glossier color for those spaces that get dirty more often — or for where little hands and crayons can reach.

Paint Quality
Some people are afraid to choose a flat paint sheen because of past experience — a low quality, apartment grade flat can have a chalky feel that people tend to avoid. High quality flats isn’t chalky at all, and can prove to be a great asset for certain projects. For example, tall great room walls with direct light shining on them look better in a flat finish that won’t throw too much light around.

Flat: (0 to 10% gloss) Primarily used for wall or ceiling paint, flat finishes don’t reflect light, so they’re perfect for masking wall imperfections. Flat paints are also more difficult to clean than other finishes, so it’s best to use them in places less subject to mess (bedrooms, dining rooms, etc.). Kids and pets don’t always mix well with flat finishes.



Eggshell: (10 to 25% gloss) Eggshell paints have a slight sheen and reflect a bit more light than a flat finish, but are not highly reflective. They’re easier to clean than most flat paints, and slightly more durable, but not as durable as a satin finish or semi-gloss. This is a good choice for walls.



Satin: (25 to 35% gloss) Satins are sometimes lumped in with eggshells, since they also have a light sheen, but they are slightly glossier than an eggshell finish. The subtle reflective qualities give walls a silky finish, adding just enough light to add a slight glow. Since they are durable enough to withstand most dirt and cleaning, they work well in high-traffic rooms (kitchens, bathrooms, kids’ rooms, etc.), and can also be used for trim.



Semi-gloss: (35 to 70% gloss) Semi-gloss paints go on smoothly and have a nice gleam without being incredibly shiny. These paints are great for window casings, molding, baseboards, doors, and other trim. They’re very easy to clean, and rather durable.



High-Gloss: (70% gloss and higher) High-gloss paints will give your walls a shiny, lacquer-like finish. While these paints can have quite a striking visual effect, they will betray your wall’s every imperfection, so properly preparing the walls for a high-gloss job can be arduous. That said, these finishes are very durable, easily cleaned, and make quite a statement.



This blog post was inspired by theapartmenttherapy.com and buckeyepaint.com

Sometimes a high gloss isn’t what you want. Sometimes the idea of a flat isn’t working for you. Thankfully, there’s always a happy medium. Eggshell is probably one of the most popular sheens out there (and no, it’s not a color like some people think — you can get any color in an eggshell sheen!) It’s got a healthy, muted gloss that is easier to clean than a flat, but not so much that it’s overly shiny. Because of it’s versatility, it’s a favorite for those spaces where you really need a little bit of the best of both worlds.

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