Buildings built before 1978 are likely to contain lead-based paint. This paint has a heavy mercury-like substance that has been identified as a public health hazard. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put guidelines in place that help regulate the renovation of older homes that may contain lead paint. In April 2008, the Lead Renovation, […]
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With the rain and high humidity in the past year, we are seeing a record number of homes with mildew and algae growing on exterior surfaces.Mildew not only looks bad, but can present potential health risks. Here are a few ways you can control it. Use bleach and water. One part bleach, 10 parts water […]
Selecting paint colors for the exterior of your home can be fun and exciting. However, for historic homeowners, the decision is often more complicated. It’s often helpful to know what the original colors were and then research what is historically accurate. A good place to start is the year your home was built. Prior to […]
Why do some five-year-old paint jobs peel and flake while others done decades ago look as if they were painted last week? It’s simple: good preparation and quality paint…plus, it was probably painted with an oil based paint. Yes, oil based paints are very durable, but they take longer to dry, and cleanup requires turpentine […]
Ceiling paint is often thought of as a necessity, and not a design choice. For decades, white has been considered not only the best but also the safest choice. Fads come and go, generally there are four easy ceiling painting solutions. #1 White flat is the choice for all rooms big or small, tall or […]
Red roses, red hearts, boxes of red chocolates…the color red is everywhere this month! The color red is a warm and positive color associated with passion, energy, and action. It exudes a strong and powerful energy that excites emotions and motivates us to take action. It can be energizing and classic in a living room, spicy and appetizing in a kitchen, and a bit sensual in […]
At Hands On Painters we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing only the highest level of customer satisfaction. We know that a great painting experience is something you will want to share with family, friends and neighbors. As a Thank You for your confidence, we would like to send you a $25 Gift Card for every referral you make! Here’s how […]
A Gift Certificate from a painter? An extra special gift for all those life changing celebrations! New BABY coming? Nursery to paint! Want to send a HOUSE WARMING gift? Turn a new house into an inviting home! HOLIDAY GIFT for a newly MARRIED couple? They will think of you every time they enjoy their new room!
The holiday season is here and, even if you’re not planning on a full home makeover, you might consider some minor repainting to give the interior of your home a fresh look. With a few strokes of a brush, you can really make your home sparkle and leave a lasting impression on all those guests […]
Picking a paint color can seem scary. The paint store paint swatches are too small for you to be sure your paint is a wonderful treat and NOT an ugly trick! Here are some simple tips can help guide you to the right choice for your specific room. Start with painting sample colors on the […]
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