Resurfacing an Old Deck, DIY Article from HGTV

Resurfacing an old deck may not be on your radar yet, but summer is just around the corner. And its time to start thinking about resurfacing that tired and worn out deck surface.  While spring brings flowers and longer days it also means having time to tackle those outdoor projects to make our homes beautiful for summer.  Take a look at this article from HGTV if you are considering sprucing up your deck for the coming BBQ season.

DIY Door Painting: Helpful Hints Article

Do-it-yourself Door Painting

Do you want to tackle painting your doors yourself?  Door painting can seem overwhelming but if you would like to save some money and do it yourself, read this article for step by step directions.  Nowadays homeowners are always looking for ways to save money so they do as many projects that they can themselves.

Paint Color and Paint, Interesting Facts

Many people know that color can have a profound psychological effect on the mind. But even experts are surprised at these little-known — often odd — facts about paint and paint color.   How many of them come as a surprise to you?  Take a look at this article and learn some very interesting facts about paint and paint color, like why the White house is white, why is purple a royal color and what paint colors can be healing.

Why do painters wear white?

In our search for the answer to the question “Why do painters wear white?” we found some interesting answers. Here are a few of the many reasons…

  • Painters wearing white is a bit of a warning to everyone else.  If you see a painter, you tend not to touch anything.
  • It looks more professional when painters arrive to a job wearing white paints or overalls, as opposed to everyone wearing a different color.
  • Most colors used when painting are light colors.  The light colors will blend in with the white paints or overalls.
  • White is a symbol of cleanliness.  It leaves the impression the painter is going to do a nice, neat and tidy job without getting paint all over himself and everything else.
  • People are naturally attracted to white, so white painter’s pants will attract customers.
  • Painters wear white because houses used to be painted white.  Painters choose to wear white so they would look neat all of the time and would not have to worry about white spots on their clothing.
  • In the 17th and 18th centuries, painters made their pants from the white canvas sails of ships.
  • Painters wear white because people do not want dirty people coming in their houses tracking dirt everywhere.  If someone shows up wearing white, the customer can tell if they are clan or dirty.
  • The most common color painters deal with is white and they use other white stuff like plaster and spackle.  They wear white clothes so the splotches do not show.

These are just a few of the reasons that painters wear white!!

Choosing Paint Colors… Are you Stuck?

Choosing paint colors can be tough! Trying to get the colors to flow from the exterior to the interior can be a daunting task.  Start by choosing a focal point in the room – such as a comforter, throw pillow, rug, etc. – to match paint chip colors from your focal point.  You can use a bold color from your focal point for an accent wall to add interest to your room.  For additional ideas on choosing great paint colors read this helpful article from Sherman Williams.

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