Posts filed under: DIY

Working with an interior designer is the surest way we know to guarantee a beautiful, updated home that reflects your tastes.  We love working with designers, and your project will be in good hands. . But homeowners can unknowingly make...
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How do you know who is a good painting company, and who isn’t?  How do you find a great painter, and not just someone who hired a good marketing company to make them look good? After all, it’s easy to...
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Why hire a professional painting contractor? After all, painting doesn’t look that hard . . .  right??   There are plenty of blogs out there designed for the DIY market that make interior painting look pretty easy.  (Most homeowners won’t...
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If you want a fresh, white kitchen, selecting the right white kitchen paint color for your cabinets can be massively frustrating! So much so, in fact, that many of our clients opt for our complimentary color consulting services, to take...
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What does kitchen cabinet painting cost?  We sat down with our San Antonio team to discuss our painting process and estimate some ballpark figures based on a small, medium, and large set of kitchen cabinets.     You can view our...
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Are interior colors getting warmer?   Is brown coming back?  And what does this mean for you?   I’m often asked if brown is “coming back”. This photo is my answer to that question. Yes, brown is being incorporated back...
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If you’re ready to start updating your Tuscan brown home, where do you begin?  What will have the most impact immediately?   Do you start with painting the walls?  (Not a bad plan!)  New rugs?  Furniture??  Moving out of the...
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Over the past few weeks, some of my clients have really struggled to pick a paint color.   These people were decisive professionals in their business lives, yet when sifting through hundreds of colors in dozens of paint charts, they froze.   So many colors are...
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We’re back for Part 2 of the gripping story that had you all on the edge of your seats at the end of Part 1: “I tried removing this *f#&$@%!!^ paper, I’ve realized that removing wallpaper is no joyride but...
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So I walk into one of my jobs the other day and what do I see but one of my painters making a massive rookie mistake:  trying to remove wallpaper that didn’t want to be removed.  Ugh!  There goes an extra...
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“Which paint sheen should I use?”  “Does it really matter?”  “Is there such thing as a sheen mistake?”  I hear these questions all the time. What is paint “sheen”, exactly? Loosely defined,  “sheen” is the amount of “shininess” of any...
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