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A freshly painted room can be beautiful, but the odor from fresh paint can be unhealthy. Most paint brands today contain volatile organic compounds (VOC). VOCs can negatively impact your home's indoor air quality causing respiratory and other health issues. While VOC gasses typically evaporate...

Every so often, we need to revive wood trim by removing several layers of old paint. When you paint and repaint enough times, a trim's original appearance begins to lose its details and contours, detracting from its original beauty and craftsmanship. To restore the trim, we...

Price matching is a topic that comes up occasionally. Do we match a competitor's estimate? It's typically a potential client asking, but it also comes up once in a while from a past client. The short answer is that we do not match competitor's pricing,...

Structures built before 1978 could contain lead-based paint. Any paint flakes, chips, or dust can contain lead and post a serious health hazard. The Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) has several helpful pamphlets on its website. There are strict protocols that must be adhered to when removing or...

As we spend more time outdoors in warmer weather, you might wonder if it's time to restate your wood deck. Typically, wood decks require restaining every two-four years. However, several factors could affect the frequency of restaining: Appearance Exposure Wood & Age ...

Have you ever inspected your home's window shutters? If you have, when was the last time? Window shutters, like your home's exterior, should be checked annually. We recommend that while you're inspecting your home for annual wear and tear, you should cast an eye at your shutters...

Our kitchens are the workhorses of our homes. Of all the rooms we spend time in, it probably takes the most abuse from everyday use. From various liquids to grease and even steam, kitchen cabinets, in particular, take a lot of abuse. Keeping them clean...

Should you paint your walls first or install new flooring first? This is a relatively common question, whether you're building a new home or only installing new floors. While an experienced contractors can guide you, here are some facts you should know about whether you...

Self-priming paints (primer and paint in one product) sounds like a tempting product. They are supposed to reduce the need to use both a paint and a primer as separate products, supposedly saving you time. But is self-priming paint a good option? For the DIYer repainting...

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