Refreshing Your Home’s Molding with Paint

Refreshing Your Home’s Molding with Paint

We recently discussed how molding plays a big role in defining your home’s architectural style. But did you know that the condition of your existing molding also has a huge effect on the look and feel of your space? Dirty, scuffed, or chipped trim instantly makes a room feel dated. Even if you paint your walls a beautiful, new color, they still won’t look their best against beat up baseboards and trim.

Giving your home’s molding a little TLC with a fresh coat of interior paint is an easy and cost effective way to make your central California home look its best.

I Found Mold in My Santa Barbara Home! Now What?

Discolored spots on walls or surfaces that seem to spread is something that requires immediate attention. If you suspect your home has mold, it is time to have a professional weigh in on the matter. Left untreated mold can spread quickly resulting in damage to your home and pose health threats that range from allergic reactions to respiratory infections. A professional mold remediator will be able to tell you if you are dealing with mildew or mold and, if it is mold, what kind. 

Preparing Your Central California Home’s Walls For Paint

When many people think of painting a room they think of applying the actual color to the walls. This is actually the final step in a sequence of steps necessary to achieve a perfectly smooth finish though. Professional painters understand the work that goes into the process, and once you do you will be one step closer to getting the high-quality finish you desire.

My Kitchen Flooded, Now What?

The sight of standing water in your kitchen is enough to send even the calmest homeowner into a panic. Whether it was from a malfunctioning appliance, a broken pipe, or someone walked away from the sink while it was running, a flooded kitchen has the potential to lead to serious problems if not cared for quickly.

So what should you do if you walk in to do the dishes only to find a bigger mess than you anticipated?

Paint Colors to Create a Soothing Bathroom

Paint Colors to Create a Soothing Bathroom

After a long day there is nothing better than coming home and unwinding with a nice, warm bath or shower. Is your bathroom the peaceful retreat you crave after a tough day, or could it use some sprucing up? Sure, a full bathroom remodel would be wonderful, but there are plenty of great color combinations to create a soothing sanctuary with just a can or two of paint and a little bit of time.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Updating your kitchen cabinets with paint is a great way to give your kitchen a fresh look without all the expense and hassle of a full remodel. If you’ve already picked out the perfect paint color for your cabinets, keep reading to learn how to achieve a beautiful, mirror-like finish with just a paint brush and the right prep work.

What Color Should I Paint My Kitchen Cabinets?

What Color Should I Paint My Kitchen Cabinets?

Are you ready to give your kitchen cabinets a refresh with a new coat of paint? Working with your existing cabinets is a smart, affordable way to transform the look of your kitchen, but with so many fantastic color possibilities we know settling on the perfect paint color can be a challenge. That’s why we rounded up this collection of cabinet colors that are perfect for just about any space.

Wall Paint for Kids’ Spaces

Wall Paint for Kids’ Spaces

Gone are the days of girls’ rooms being painted pink and boys’ rooms being blue, and we couldn’t be happier about this! These days the color possibilities for creating a fun and inspiring space for your child to enjoy are nearly endless.

You want your child’s playroom and bedroom to be a reflection of who they are, but also be flexible enough to grow and adapt as they develop. Designing a space that meets those needs can feel challenging though, which is why we’ve rounded up our favorite painting ideas for creating a child friendly space in your home.

When Is It Okay to Use Paint-and-Primer-in-One on Interior Walls?

When Is It Okay to Use Paint-and-Primer-in-One on Interior Walls?

Have you ever wondered if you really need to prime your walls prior to painting or maybe if one of those paint and primer in one products would be good enough? Priming is one of those steps a professional painter would never think to skip but homeowners often do. Wanting to bypass this step is understandable as it is extra work, extra mess, and isn’t nearly as exciting as painting on that great new color. 

The truth is on some occasions you can get away with using a product with a built in primer, but the rest of the time you really should apply a primer first for an even, long-lasting finish.

Selecting and Caring for Your Paint Brushes

Selecting and Caring for Your Paint Brushes

Have you ever wondered how professional painters get such great results? Certainly a big reason for that flawless finish you see are years of training and experience at work, but there is more at play than hard-earned skills. Professional painters understand that their work is only as good as the tools they use and properly care for their paint brushes. You might not be able to instantly acquire the skills of a craftsman with years of experience, but knowing how to pick the right tool for the job and how to care for it will get you one step closer to the painting results you want.