January 24, 2012 in House Painting
Cabinet Painting One painting project that many homeowners will encounter some time or another is the daunting task of cabinet refinishing. You might have an older home with dated wooden cabinets, and you don’t want to splurge for a whole kitchen reno. Painting kitchen cabinets is a great value, since if done properly you can get an almost new looking kitchen at a fraction of the cost of replacement. This task is not for the faint of heart though; cabinet painting is a process with many steps that must be followed closely if you want to achieve the best results. Preparing your cabinets for painting The key to a great finish, as in all painting, is the preparation, and this is extra true in the case of cabinets. You need [...]
January 24, 2012 in Painting Style
Faux finishing techniques are hundreds of years old, but they are currently enjoying a renaissance because of the often stunning results that can be achieved at a much more sensible price point than the real thing. The “faux” method means using paint, plaster, glazes and other specialty products to create the impression of authentic and appealing materials like marble, granite, bricks, old-world plaster, wood, and others. The techniques are more involved than regular painting, but not overly complicated; some faux finishes can be done by a reasonably artistic person with limited training. Or hire a pro painting company that does this kind of work, and you can get some impressive texturing done without lifting a finger. Home renovation can be expensive, especially if redoing a kitchen, or whole room refinishing. [...]
January 20, 2012 in House Painting
This article is meant to shed light on the basics of paint products, and how to choose a house finish when faced with the plethora of brand names and lines of paint in the marketplace. Painting with what? Paint has been around for a long time, but it has changed dramatically in its formulation, especially in recent decades. Paint had been made with lead for centuries, up until it became known as hazardous. Oil based paints remained standard until relatively recently, but today latex water-based paints are the norm as they have developed technology to outperform oils. Latex paints come in many varieties, but share in common a waterborne formula. 100% acrylic paints are premium grade, they contain the most acrylic resins, and paint with a high acrylic content will [...]
January 4, 2012 in Painting in Toronto
Painting in the winter can be easy. Just try calling a pro and they will most likely be ready to work!