Although it will take some time to fully “recover” from the effects of this pandemic, we are getting slowly back to a new normal. It is hopeful to start celebrating with family and friends this holiday. Please know that the deadline to get painting done before Christmas is December 15th. So, if you procrastinated (we […]
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An excerpt originally published in STIR® Rarely is a room perfect. Low ceilings, soaring walls, odd angles, no windows, oddly configured corners – the list of common obstacles goes on. It’s sometimes easy to forget that spatial and functional challenges can often be solved with color. Here are some colorful suggestions to help you deal […]
An excerpt originally published in STIR® By Amanda Lecky If you’ve ever been inspired by the rich red of cayenne or the intense gold of curry while cooking, you’ve reacted to the natural pigments found in spices. In fact, it turns out that when it comes to color, spices and paint share an ancient history. […]
Did you know, Federal law requires all contractors performing renovation, repair or painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child-care facilities or schools built prior to 1978 to be certified and to follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination? Hands On Painters has completed the certification process and has been trained by an […]
A: The general answer is yes. However, it is vital that the surface be properly prepared. Generally, sand the surface until it’s no longer slick. Then wipe the surface down with a cloth and apply one to two coats of primer and let dry before applying two coats of paint. If the surface may have […]
Our bedrooms should be a space for sanctuary. Neutral and versatile, blue paint can act as a bold accent, or provide the perfect backdrop to give you a sleepy, sweet sanctuary. THE BOLD & BEAUTIFUL – “Navy” may be a dark paint color, but pair it with bright decor and accents to create a balancing […]
Everyone’s timeline for selling their house looks different. Whether you’re looking for more square footage or embracing the minimalist draw of downsizing, we’re sharing our tips to sell your home, so you’ll make the most of your listing no matter where you are in the process. SELL RIGHT NOW Sometimes the right house pops up […]
Staining can be colorful (and easy). It doesn’t take a doctorate in color theory to work with stain colors. Start with the basics like opacity and stain palettes. Determining your proper opacity is crucial in the staining process as opacity can range from lightly pigmented to total coverage. Opacity options include solid and semi-transparent, all […]
Learning the basic “language of color” will help you achieve your decorating goals. Hue Hue identifies the general family of a color, such as red, yellow, blue or green. The traditional color wheel is made up of twelve color families: red, red-orange, orange, yellow-orange, yellow, yellow-green, green, blue-green, blue, red-violet, violet and blue-violet. Color Wheel […]
When you think of March, you think of green! Spring is coming and a few warm days quickly reveals green shoots springing up from the brown earth. Green is a color of expectation, promotes tranquility and reminds us of nature. And don’t forget to wear your green on St. Patrick’s Day—or you risk getting pinched! […]
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