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Which Paint Finish is Best for Your Project?

[fa icon="calendar'] August 9, 2019 at 3:56 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You have decided to paint your house. Before you whip out the brushes and inevitably get paint all over your pants, you might want to do some research on the finishes that will be added to the paint you choose. There are six different paint finishes: gloss, semi-gloss, satin, eggshell and matte or flat. Each finish has many different components to them that could sway your decision.

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Paint Color Trends of 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] March 1, 2019 at 9:31 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Are you starting to stare at the interior walls within your home thinking it’s time for an upgrade? Starting to feel that the décor you have scattered around no longer looks good with the paint color you picked five years ago? Whether you're moving into a new home or ready to update your current home, you want to choose just the right paint color that makes you smile every time you enter the room.

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A Look Back: Popular Blog Posts in 2018 from Experts In Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] December 12, 2018 at 10:09 AM / by Home Services Expert

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It’s been a busy year at Experts In Your Home, and it’s hard to believe that 2019 is just around the corner. We offer tips regularly to help you as a homeowner, knowing that these tips may come in handy when you read them or in the future.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our most widely read blog posts throughout the past year, and we hope this helps you keep your home well maintained no matter the season. When it comes to home maintenance, Experts In Your Home knows we’re all better off when we pay attention and keep a close eye on things.

 

Here are some of our most widely read blog posts over the last year…

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Ready, Set, Paint! A Beginner’s Guide to Interior Home Painting

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2018 at 11:36 AM / by Home Services Expert

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So, you’re about to paint one or more rooms inside your home? Great! Home painting can be an ideal way to modernize, add charm and character, brighten or darken, and freshen up a room with relatively little cost. Before you get the brush out and start painting, you may want to stop and read some advice we’ve compiled here at Experts In Your Home. While we provide home painting services, we also cheer on and help inform DIY home projects that you decide to tackle yourself.

To Start, here are some tips we always give regarding painting…then we’ll talk about prep work, primers, choosing colors, and give some very helpful application tips.

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Increase Curb Appeal with New Exterior Home Painting

[fa icon="calendar'] April 10, 2017 at 3:47 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You've probably reached one important conclusion already: if you're going to paint the exterior of your house, you might as well paint the entire house.

The main surface, be it wood, siding or stucco, abuts so many other elements (especially window trim and shutters) that you probably will regret trying to sidestep them. Against a fresh coat of paint, they will look faded by contrast.

Still, if you're working on a tight budget – or even if you're not certain you want to take on a major home painting project – you're smart to consider how your home's architectural features work together and whether you should try to isolate one from another.

Whatever you decide, you're on the right track. Nothing can transform a home like paint. It's one of the most economical upgrades you can make to preserve your life's No. 1 investment.

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Tips for Choosing Colors for Your Home Painting

[fa icon="calendar'] April 4, 2017 at 12:43 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You may have heard that to demystify the process of choosing a paint color, you should begin by choosing a color you love.

But is that...a color you love to wear or a color you love to surround yourself with in your home? Since women make most paint decisions, and they often prefer to wear black, you can see why this distinction is important.

You can also see why it's wise to return to the premise: the process of choosing a paint color for a home painting project is precisely that: a process. It's also a process that shouldn't be rushed. While paint is one of the more economical improvements you can make to your home, you don't want to go through multiple gallons of widely varying paint colors if you don't have to, either.

As long as you're willing to embrace the process, allow the home painting professionals at Experts in Your Home to share some of our best advice about choosing paint colors so you can color your world with confidence.

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Interior Home Painting: Application Tips for that Perfect Look

[fa icon="calendar'] July 20, 2016 at 2:44 PM / by Home Services Expert

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It's been said that painting a wall is like frosting a cake. They both begin in a bare state and “all” you have to do is cover them evenly.

As you may have noticed, some frosted cakes look a lot better than others, showing the unmistakable touch of someone who knows how to expertly maneuver a spatula. And as you may have noticed, some painted walls look a lot better than others, showing the unmistakable touch of someone who knows how (and when) to use brushes and rollers.

While the two applications are similar, it's easy to underestimate what's involved in painting a wall evenly and expertly. Let Experts In Your Home guide you through the process. By the time you're done, you might consider their advice the icing on the cake.

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Interior Home Painting: Prep Tips to Get the Look You Dream Of

[fa icon="calendar'] July 13, 2016 at 10:03 AM / by Home Services Expert

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We take shortcuts when we clean. Besides, who will ever notice that we didn't move the couch and vacuum underneath it?

We take shortcuts when we cook. Besides, who will ever notice that we didn't peel the red peppers before we tossed them into the casserole?

But take shortcuts when you paint and everyone will surely notice – even if they're too polite to say so.

No matter how skilled you are with a brush, no matter how deftly you can swirl Ws on a wall with a roller, there is no way that paint will disguise a bump, stain or other protruding imperfection lurking under the surface.

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What to Know When It's Time for Interior Home Painting

[fa icon="calendar'] June 2, 2016 at 11:10 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Of all the home services provided by Experts In Your Home, perhaps none inspires as much curiosity, as much intense observation and as many questions as painting.

And why not? Painting looks fun – reminding us of the times we held a paint brush in our hands as children and let loose with pools of color. So why not let loose where we could enjoy the results of our artistic efforts the most: in our own home?

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Telltale Signs That It's Time for Home Exterior Painting

[fa icon="calendar'] May 26, 2016 at 11:30 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Customers of Experts In Your Home surely know: we love questions, even the tricky ones, such as, “How often does the exterior of my home need to be painted?” and “Is this a job I can do myself?”

Just as there are ballpark answers for how long a furnace and central air conditioner should last, there are no precise answers to either one of these questions because accuracy depends on a many mitigating factors.

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