Archive for the ‘Painting’ Category

Insider Painting Tips — Straight Lines

April 24, 2012

There always seems to be a transition of colors on a long wall without the advantage of a corner or intersecting wall. The transition between the kitchen and dining room is an example I have run across on numerous occasions. A trick I learned is to use either orange or blue low tack tape and latex painters caulking. Apply the tape in a straight line (You can use a straight edge and a very light pencil line as a guide), and then with a very small opening at the tip of the caulking, apply a thin bead along the edge of the tape. With your finger, gently press the caulking into the edge of the tape in a downward motion. Use a bucket of water and a sponge to clean your fingers and to wipe excess caulking off the tape. Press the damp sponge firmly against wall and tape and remove all caulking of wall. The idea is to fill the tiny gaps under the tape so the paint will not bleed in.

Using Color to Influence the Mood of Each Room

April 24, 2012

Painting the inside of your home is an easy way to spruce up your space without breaking the bank.  Choosing a color can be daunting, but it can also open up the possibilities.  A little color on the walls can make a big difference. Research has shown that color can influence your mood and state of mind. »Read more