Diamond Certified Experts: Choosing Paint Colors

Posted on July 12, 2022 by James Florence

One of the most challenging aspects of any interior painting project is selecting colors. If you don’t believe it, just take a look at any color swatch gallery and try not to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume and variety of options. The intimidation factor is further compounded by the fact that you have to live with the colors you choose for the next several years. Read more

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Put Your (Square) Feet to Work: How to Turn Your Space Into a Short-Term Rental

Posted on June 09, 2022 by Matt Solis

De-cluttering your home and giving it a fresh coat of paint will make your short-term rental more inviting.

Ever since the introduction of Airbnb in 2008, homeowners don’t have to be serial landlords or own second homes to earn rental income. If you have an in-law apartment or a spare bedroom, you can put those extra square feet to work. Preparing your home to rent will require effort on your part, but the extra income may well be worth it. Read more

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5 Ways to Prepare for an Interior Painting Project

Posted on April 05, 2022 by James Florence

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Are you looking forward to an upcoming interior painting project? Save time and money (and avoid headaches) by being prepared for it. Consider the following tips: Read more

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Waterproofing Your Home Exterior: 4 Critical Steps

Posted on November 04, 2021 by James Florence

Following a longstanding drought, a major rainstorm in late October blindsided the Bay Area, with some regions receiving seven to 10 inches of rain in a single day. During the storm, many residents discovered they had water leaking from their roofs and windows—an occurrence that seemed unthinkable just a week earlier. This event highlights the importance of waterproofing one’s home exterior, even during interminable periods of dry climate. After all, you never know when the weather might turn, and as the saying goes, “when it rains, it pours.” Read more

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Diamond Certified Experts: Pro Painting Tips

Posted on August 17, 2021 by James Florence

Are you getting ready for a home painting project? Whether you’re choosing a new interior color scheme, repainting the exterior or just making a few touch-ups, you can benefit from professional advice. We asked several Diamond Certified Expert Contributors in the painting industry to share their best tips. Read more

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Diamond Certified DIY: How to Paint a Door

Posted on November 17, 2020 by James Florence

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Do you have a door in your home that needs to be repainted? While there are professional companies that will do this for you, it’s also something you can do yourself if you’re DIY-inclined. However, painting a door isn’t as simple as it may seem—to achieve a successful result, you’ll need to use the right tools and techniques. Follow these steps: Read more

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How to Artificially Age Wood

Posted on January 07, 2020 by James Florence

These days, the old-fashioned look is all the rage, especially when it comes to home décor. If you’re installing a new door, fence, deck or similar wood feature, you’ll be glad to know there’s an easy, low-cost technique to artificially age wood and achieve an antique aesthetic. Read more

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