Category Archives: Painting

Can I Paint Over Wallpaper?

Yes you can, but be careful if you are a do-it-yourselfer.  If your wallpaper is peeling, you may want to use some wallpaper adhesive and stick it back to the wall.  If you don’t, your newly painted walls will continue to peel as the the wallpaper gets older.  After you have glued back the wallpaper,…

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How do I know when it is time to paint

Painting the interior or exterior can be an easy way to give your home a fresh look.  Changing the color scheme can also make your home feel completely different.  It can take as little as a half day or an entire weekend to paint an average size room (12′x12′ room).  Sometimes the most time consuming…

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How to remove a popcorn ceiling

Popcorn ceilings were a very popular design trend during the 1960s and 70s. However, many people living in homes of that era don’t like the way textured ceilings look, and want to get rid of them. It really dates the house and makes can be scraped off really easily.  When I build a custom home…

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Exterior Painting Tips

Painting the exterior of your home requires dry, sunny days. If you live in San Antonio like I do, we have plenty of those days.  Summertime is the perfect opportunity to get out there and paint! Even if a few rainstorms cause a delay, you still have plenty of time to finish the work before…

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Store paint cans upside down and they will last longer

Sounds a bit crazy, but the reason is the paint forms a seal around the lid.  This will help the paint last longer when you store it.  Just make sure to place a mat, plastic wrap, cardboard or drop cloth on the bottom in case it leaks a bit (which it might).  Also, storing them…

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Paint Roller

So your remodeling your home and painting yourself, huh?  You don’t need to wash out your paint roller if you are going to use it again tomorrow.  This is assuming you are going to continue painting the walls or ceiling the same color. with the same paint roller Simply spread out about 18″ of plastic…

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What kind of paint finish to use and where

When it comes to choosing the right kind of paint finish you should first educate yourself on the many different types of sheens.  I remodel homes in San Antonio, Texas and most of my clients don’t know what kinds of painting finishes to use and where.  Flat and matte paint finishes have no real sheen…

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