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Kellogg's Painting Blog - Leeds, NY 12451 Painters
Kellogg's Painting Blog - Leeds, NY 12451 Painters
|Posted on November 19, 2011 at 1:44 PM||comments ()|
Written by Adam Coholan, an active blogger, remodeling, renovation, and interior design based on his experience working with luxury Fire Island real estate around the New York area. You can follow him on Twitter @Coho22.
A remodel project or new furniture will certainly transform your space but can be very costly, but you can still transform your living space without spending a small fortune. The fastest and easiest way to freshen up a room and make it feel updated is to give it a fresh coat of paint. There’s no need to buy expensive tools or invest a great deal of time into the project. With a little bit of planning and the help of a professional painter, you can turn any boring room in your home into something marvelous.
The first step is deciding how you want the room to feel. Some colors, like blues and greens, are more relaxing and will encourage people to sit down,relax and kick their feet up. Other colors, like vibrant yellows and bright shades will create an upbeat feel. There is no right or wrong decision. The only thing that matters is that you find a color that feels great and makes you want to spend time in the room.
When choosing the right color, keep in mind that it will look different in your room at home than it does on the paint chip in the store. Your home has different lighting, ant the surroundings and accents are also different. What looks like the perfect match under bright fluorescent lights could be garish in your softer lighting at home. Pick up a few bottles of sample paint and have them tinted to the colors you are considering. You can then paint an area on the wall at home. This way you can see how the paint will look in different lightings and decide whether it really is the perfect fit.
The final decision is to choose the type of paint you will use. This is based on more than simply personal preference. You should also take into account the room it’s going in, how dirty it will get and how well it should handle being cleaned. As a general rule of thumb, you can simply remember that as paint takes on a more reflective surface it becomes more durable and better able to withstand the effects of moisture and cleaning.
Flat paint has no reflective quality and will provide a muted finish. It will also wipe off relatively easily when you try to clean it, so it’s not a good choice for kitchens, bathrooms or high traffic areas. Gloss paint has a high shine to it and can be scrubbed thoroughly. This makes it the perfect choice for trim work, doors and other areas that will be prone to fingerprints or dust. When painting the bedrooms, living rooms and other areas, a good compromise would be satin or semi-gloss paint. They can both be scrubbed butaren’t as shiny as a regular gloss paint.
There is no limit to the transformation you can create with a new coat of paint.You can easily change the look and feel of your space, create visual borders or add drama and dimension. Choose your paint color carefully and give some thought to the type of paint for a finished product that you will be thrilled with and proud of.
|Posted on October 20, 2010 at 6:57 PM||comments ()|
One of the newest House Painting Forum -s is now available to all homeowners, painters, painting contractors, builders, Insurance professionals, SEO, software and computer experts, coming together in one place, collaborating, in the house painting industry, for a down to earth, homeowner friendly community. Some major differences with the Painting Forum and similar forums, the owner here has more in place, benefiting all who join. Brand new to the web, the Painting Forum has high hopes giving back to the net, current, and valid information for the house painting industry, and for all of those who seek answers to questions.Larger Signature Area:
Most forums of many topics, have a limit of characters in the signature. This is where targeted keywords can be hyper linked, helping that website or blog ranking higher in the search engines for that particular keyword or phrase. As a result of normally keeping a character limit to a minimum of 200-250 characters, many forums consider more than 3 text links spam. I don’t agree with this low number, as most top web sites have close to 10 keywords in html meta content, allowing most search engines know what they wish to rank for. In the Painting Forum, a 600 character limit, with a maximum of 10 keywords is acceptable, helping all those who join.Blog Thread:
The Painting Forum allows links to blogs, contrary to many other forums. On the same playing field as many bookmarking sites, the Painting Forum has a forum set aside, solely for others linking painting blog articles, giving articles a special place, thereby helping the ease of inbound links and comments. Having one place of house painting related blogs acts as a directory also.Many Other Painting Related Fields:
Running a house painting business, includes a lot more than just painting the interior or exterior walls and ceilings. The Painting Forum has set aside a special thread for those associated with insurance, website builders, SEO experts, software, sales, marketing, advertising, safety equipment, and interior decorating experts. Hoping not leaving any area out, there’s more to painting a house than using a brush or roller. Adding other painting related forums as need be. If you can line up yourself with the house painting industry, we look forward seeing you there!A Great Place Sharing Painting Ideas:
Helping those who have painting questions, the Painting Forum is the place to be, always sharing painting ideas.
Proudly having some of the most knowledgeable painting contractors and most famous painters of twitter, Tom with Kelloggs Painting Company of the Hudson Valley, Catskills & Albany New York areas. There are decades of combined painting experience, always there helping those with painting questions, we all look forward building a community related to one we enjoy the most.
A big thanks to my friend Cal Phillips, owner of Eco Paint specialist, Inc., a professional Denver house painting contractor. Cal is the creator of this new painting forum and brings years of interior-exterior painting experience. Cal and I collaborate our ideas and thoughts as often as we can and we look forward to sharing them with you.
|Posted on September 6, 2010 at 1:18 PM||comments ()|
What is the difference between oil base house paint and waterborne house paint, commonly referred to as latex paint?
Now days you have latex paint (waterborne) with 100% acrylic binders in them providing maximum adhesion, which in most cases will out perform oil. They are very flexible, so
they continue to adhere even when temperature changes cause the surface to expand and contract. This elasticity helps forestall chipping, peeling, flaking and other common paint failure (Less Repaints Over The Years). Oil base paint becomes brittle over time and is more prone to cracking and chipping, not having the elasticity or the ability to withstand as much heat as latex.
Latex (waterborne) acrylics retain color better and are less prone to bleaching and fading outlasting oil base paints in the color retention department. Oil base paint is more of a breeding ground for mildew, latex (waterborne) and especially acrylics are less prone to developing mildew. Most latex with acrylic binders have mildicides in them and latex is also breathable allowing moisture to escape, oil base paint seals the surface and will seal any moisture in. Latex paints have little or no odor, they are non-flammable, come in low and 0 VOC and easily clean up with water, oil base paints have to be cleaned up with solvents. Latex can be used on a variety of surfaces, wood, metal, aluminum, stucco, concrete, brick, concrete siding, vinyl siding and drywall. Latex is generally not recommended for use on ferrous metals, as these types of metals can rust. Oil base paints take two to three times as long if not longer to dry than latex base paints do and are quickly fading out due to environmental laws and health reasons.
Kellogg's Painting Company uses paints with zero and low VOC's.