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3 Steps to Proper Paint Storage

Properly stored paint can last many years. The leftover (latex) paint in your basement will, sooner or later, become a disposal problem. Here's how to make sure your next can of paint remains in …

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Painting Cedar Shake Shingles

Cedar Shake shingles can split if they haven't been cared for. Cedar shake shingles can split and curl when not properly cared for. While replacing damaged shingles sounds straightforward, here's what …

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Tips For Dark Paint Colors

'Dja ever notice that deep paint colors don't seem to cover as well as lighter colors? There's a simple reason for this and it involves a recent post about titanium dioxide. Let's say you've chosen a …

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Color of the Year

Some day we'll laugh about this... New colors are declared "trendy" by those that know such things. Usually it warrants nothing more than a harrumph, but in this case it's very clear that …

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Titanium Dioxide in Your Paint Can

paint ingredients titanium dioxide kansas city Met our paint supplier rep this week. He tells me there’s going to be a price increase effective early next year – 5-6% for paint. We’ve had steady …

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Tips n' Tricks - Vinyl Window Trim Color

Vinyl windows can be kind of tricky when it comes to trim colors – they are almost always stark white and generally cannot be painted (see below). Some lean to matching trim color to the vinyl – this …

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Why It's Easy Being Green

Diane Stewart at Color Sense Consulting is often asked "What is the most versatile color?" Here's her answer: "Many people would like to know which color is the most foolproof option. …

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Best Colors For Relaxation

This update from Kansas City color consultant Diane Stewart (ColorSenseConsulting.com) gives the low-down on color - relaxing color. We've referred many customers to Diane; if you're in a color …

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Top 5 Uninsured Contractor Questions

What happens if you hire an uninsured contractor? A few pointed questions to your agent and you'll soon see who pays if you hire an uninsured contractor - you do. Almost always. A Farm Bureau …

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What Kind of Painting Do You Do?

There is often a pleasant laugh when the answer is "Well, we'll paint your shoes if you stand still long enough." But every once in a while we stumble on a nice story... This small ranch …