Everyone is familiar with the “new paint smell.” It can linger for weeks, sometimes months, after the interior of a house is painted. That smell that we’ve all become accustomed to is actually the result of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) being released into the air. And they don’t just smell bad. They can have harmful […]
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To avoid “lap marks” while painting a ceiling, keep a wet edge across the entire ceiling from corner to corner. A wet edge simply means to paint from one side continuously across to the other side and to do it all in one shot without letting it dry. If you paint half way, let it […]
Be sure to use a brush while painting your deck in those tight, hard to get spots. If you don’t, you could end up with ugly stripes or paint failure! Use a cheap brush for this, though, because it is hard on the bristles.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/23/tech/innovation/bare-electrically-conductive-paint Interesting article that shows electrically conductive paint in many potential uses…. My favorite is the light switch that is painted on the wall. I could see this being used by electricians, audio/visual installers, ceiling fan installers etc who could use this product to paint electric connections directly to the wall, then simply paint the […]
Big thanks to Evan Scheingross at Evan Web Design for the design and build of the new website, and for teaching us how to keep it updated through the back end of WordPress! Evan is great to work with, communicates well, and knows his craft. I highly recommend him for web design. http://www.evanwebdesign.com/ HUGE thanks to […]
What colors will be hot in 2013? The experts over at Dunn Edwards have put together an excellent report. In short, expect to see a range of saturated mid-tone hues to be mixed with neutrals. Bold colors will become more popular and will be used to brighten up and inspire new design. Check out […]
Food is one of those things that can evoke a love–hate relationship. Depending on how and where food is grown and how it is prepared, it can make you sick, fat, or utterly euphoric. With the proposed enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA can regulate the quality of the food that goes […]
You hear horror stories about people hiring contractors and they either do a sub-par job, steal all of their belongings, or break things in the house and don’t have liability insurance to cover the cost (thanks to the interwebs, there are myriad sites dedicated to these torrid tales). Don’t get caught in the same situation. […]