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What Paintbrush is Right for You?

Choose the Perfect Paintbrush

You may not think about your paintbrush as much as your paint color, but paint expert, James Stoffel, believes you really should. Don’t suffer through beginner’s errors when it comes to painting; make an educated choice with your paintbrush. So, what brush should you be using? It all depends on the project you’re going to tackle.

Exterior Painting Projects

Generally exterior paints are latex or acrylic based. An extra firm brush with man-made bristles will work the best. Stoffel explains that without a synthetic brush,“when it’s warm and humid the bristles will start to get soft and not follow your direction.” The cleaner line of a firm man-made brush will give you more control.

Detail Painting

Corona angle sash brush

Stoffel recommends an angled sash brush, sometimes called a “cutting brush.” Because the point of the brush is used it’s great at cutting close against the trim and making clean, fine lines. Read the rest of this entry »

Color Guild Colors Showcased

Bringing Color to the World

Color Guild is a color authority and a solution for paint companies internationally. The Color Guild’s fan deck is called “Color Is” and offers 1,320 colors for any space or environment you want to create.  Here are some of the Color Is hues brought to life:

This charming door is Childhood Crush | 1088, and the quaint exterior is Sharkfin | 0574

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August Color of the Month

Color of the Month: I’m a Local| Color Is 0863

August’s Color of the Month is a great looking yellow with a fabulous name: I’m a Local. This yellow has life and warmth; it’s bold but not glaring. It’s really a range of yellows: mustard, goldenrod, or dijon that brightens and relaxes a room without feeling chaotic. This pleasant color goes well with the cool and warm shades of gray that are still so popular. It can be a neat wall color, but it seems to be trending more as an accent color. Trim on a drapery, a splash of color in a piece of artwork and on statement pieces like sofas or side chairs.

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Color of the Month

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This wall color is very close to I’m a Local.

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I’m a Local is a great complimentary door color for a home with a charcoal exterior and creamy white trim.

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I’m a Local puts a cozy, modern twist blended together in this snapshot with June’s Color of the Month: 0669 Frozen Stream.

How will you use this warm and local shade of yellow before August runs out?

Color Guild is comprised of more than 55 independent paint manufacturers from 14 different countries and is dedicated to the marketing, promotion and selling of paint products. The combined expertise and experience of the member companies makes Color Guild uniquely qualified to serve as a definitive resource on color and coatings. Color Guild colorists work tirelessly to predict and present trend colors 12 to 18 months in advance of their entrée into the marketplace. These color experts carefully separate the fads from the facts as they identify the color trends that keep consumers ahead of the ever-changing color curve making Color Guild a global paint and color authority.

How to Paint PVC Trim

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A few weeks ago we shared Tips for Painting Wood Trim and this week we’ll look at low maintenance products that look and feel like traditional wood, but are made from cellular PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Synthetic products are replacing traditional wood for both interior and exterior applications and one of the industry leaders in these products is from a company called AZEK®. These products are used primarily for exterior trim use, but also come in soffit materials, bead board, cove moldings, decking, etc.

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Painting tips for man-made products:

  • AZEK® products are impervious to moisture and do not require paint for protection, but will accept paint and hold paint very well.
  • Some customers prefer to lightly hand sand the cut or moulded surfaces for a smoother finish or to remove very faint streaks of surface yellowing sometimes produced during moulding.
  • The standard is white and if you have a color other than white in mind, or want a painted surface, use 100% acrylic latex paint, with a Light Reflective Value of 55 or higher. LRV values can be found on the back of the paint chips in the COLOR IS fandeck.
  • AZEK® surfaces must be clean, dry, and void of any foreign materials such as dirt, grease, or other contaminants that might come from normal handling, storage, and/or installation of the product prior to painting.
  • Paints tend to last longer on Azek® products than it does on wood because there are no moisture issues.
  • Since AZEK®products have no moisture absorption, paints may take longer to fully cure than they do on wood. Generally most paints will be dry to the touch fairly quickly (60 minutes or less) but may take up to 30 days or more to fully cure depending on temperatures and humidity.

Low maintenance products still get dirty and dingy. Dish detergent or Oxyclean can be used for cleaning AZEK® trim. Frequently asked questions on AZEK® products available here.

Color Guild is comprised of more than 55 independent paint manufacturers from 14 different countries and is dedicated to the marketing, promotion and selling of paint products. The combined expertise and experience of the member companies makes Color Guild uniquely qualified to serve as a definitive resource on color and coatings. Color Guild colorists work tirelessly to predict and present trend colors 12 to 18 months in advance of their entrée into the marketplace. These color experts carefully separate the fads from the facts as they identify the color trends that keep consumers ahead of the ever-changing color curve making Color Guild a global paint and color authority.

How To Paint Exterior Trim

The Right Way to Paint Exterior Trim

Any do-it-yourself homeowner knows that painting an exterior can be tricky. We don’t want to be tackling this project again until we get sick of the color. The majority of your home’s exterior trim is wood, which expands and contracts with temperature extremes and retains moisture once the paint film is broken. Unfortunately, this may cause your exterior paint to peel. One of Color Guild’s members shared some stellar tips to make sure you have the least amount of maintenance as possible.Exterior Paint Peeling

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Improve Small Spaces

How Patterns Improve Small Spaces

Having a small space can seem like the biggest obstacle to decorating and design. Pattern can actually make close quarters come alive and seem bigger, not smaller and cluttered as you might expect. Using patterns in small spaces can offer you a chance to show your personality and take risks. Since it’s a small space, it’s less of an investment in time and materials.

Let’s take a look at how you can play with patterns in small spaces to add pizzazz to your home.

  • Incorporate wall coverings.

Today’s wall coverings are nothing like the wallpaper from back in the day. New versions are like pieces of art with amazing colors and design. You can use wall coverings with bold patterns on an accent wall to give a small space an artistic feel or unexpected feel of luxury.

  • Play with Paint

When I was a teenager, my sister and I repainted our room bright blue with various shapes on it—I remember tracing records for circles! That might not be a great idea today, but you can paint in patterns to create visual pop, from lines to swirls and other creative patterns.

Contemporary Bedroom by Portland & Building Designers LRIDesign
Spaces by Branford Interior Designers & Decorators Marie Grabo Designs

  • Balance patterns

If you’re not sure how to get started playing with patterns, you can begin by choosing one bold, patterned accent piece. For example, in a small bedroom boldly patterned bedding can be balanced by choosing solid pillows and throws—or vice versa.

Playing with patterns is fun and useful to turn your small space into an exciting and beautiful room. Whether they’re added with paint, wall coverings, or textiles, pattern is a great way to renew your small space and add some pizzazz to your home.

Color Guild is comprised of more than 55 independent paint manufacturers from 14 different countries and is dedicated to the marketing, promotion and selling of paint products. The combined expertise and experience of the member companies makes Color Guild uniquely qualified to serve as a definitive resource on color and coatings. Color Guild colorists work tirelessly to predict and present trend colors 12 to 18 months in advance of their entrée into the marketplace. These color experts carefully separate the fads from the facts as they identify the color trends that keep consumers ahead of the ever-changing color curve making Color Guild a global paint and color authority.

Color for Your Home Office

Home Office Inspiration

More Americans are working from home, either for their workday or in addition to their office hours. With all of the time the population is putting in on their personal laptop, it’s time to take a hard look at the home office.

You should be able to settle in, focus on the work at hand, but also have aesthetics that you enjoy in your workplace When it comes to home office décor, there are some amazing paint options that can add pizzazz and visual interest.

Traditional Home Office by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators Emily Ruddo

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Deck Care Tips

Siding and Deck Maintenance Tips

Deck Care TipsYour deck is a rustic, natural addition to your home. All decks need protection from the damaging effects of moisture and the sun no matter your wood selection, whether it’s redwood, cedar, pressure-treated* pine or fir, or exotic hardwoods.

The appearance of your deck’s wood will change over time. Don’t expect the uniform look of a newly constructed deck to last indefinitely. Varying degrees of exposure to ultra violet rays from the sun, water and heavy foot traffic patterns will alter the appearance of all wood.

Protecting your deck with a quality finish will lessen the negative effects of these elements and keep your deck’s surface looking its best for years to come. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Wallpaper Prep

How to Prep Your Home for Wallpaper

Wall coverings are coming back—in every style. From contemporary to traditional, the variety of offerings today are beautiful, artistic and can add visual pizzazz to your home. But before you can hang up wallpaper on an accent wall, in the nursery, or elsewhere in your home, you need to prep your walls. Here are some helpful tips.

If the room currently has old wallpaper on the walls, you have to remove it. If the old wallpaper is fabric-backed or strippable, you can carefully pull it from the walls. Start by gently pulling a corner of one strip at the baseboard until the entire section peels away. Some styles leave behind a paper backing, which needs to come off next by wetting the surface with DIF remover and scraping with a broad knife. Read the rest of this entry »

Floral Inspirations for Your Home

Let May flowers inspire your home décor.

My daffodils are finally blooming, and I love to see that beautiful pop of sunshiny yellow when I drive up to the house. I love to see my flowers in bloom—it’s a sign of the seasons passing, spring finally being here and summer approaching. Besides, flowers simply add brightness and joy to my day.

We can look to those beautiful flowers to inspire our interior décor as well. Wallpaper is making a comeback with colors and patterns that are nothing like you remember from your great aunt’s house. From modern to artistic, there are many eye-catching options. Shades of paint that are reminiscent of floral colors abound, too. Let’s look at some ideas.

This wallpaper brings a rose garden into your home.

Traditional Powder Room by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators Shannon Ggem ASID

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