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The Urban Painter

Why The Urban Painter Is The Clear Choice For Calgary

In a big city like Calgary, you have your pick of plenty of potential painters (there’s a tongue twister!) when you’re looking to do a project. But with so many choices, how do you weed out the good companies from the bad ones? How do you know you’ll get the most bang for your buck? […]

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10 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Contractor

10 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Contractor  As a painting company that occasionally deals with other contractors and trades, we are familiar with how disruptive renovations and construction projects can be while they are going on. This can be compounded by disreputable contractors, who may not be entirely up front with their policies, billing, […]

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How To Properly Paint Wooden Decks, Fences, and Latticework

How To Properly Paint Wooden Decks, Fences, and Latticework You may be a DIY type who likes to tackle new projects – maybe you’ve fixed up the paint in some bedrooms, or the window trim in the living room. But now you’re looking at your back deck, your perimeter fence, or your trellis, and you’re […]

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Perfect Time To Book An Exterior Paint Job

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Book An Exterior Paint Job With the time change and the extreme cold weather (hopefully) behind us, many Calgarians are looking ahead to summer and daydreaming about barbecues, backyards, and beverages in the sunshine. While all of us would like to wish for a summer that lasts forever, […]

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Festool Dustless Sander

The Festool Dustless Sander: The Next Level of Interior Finishing If you’ve ever done an interior painting project, you’re probably familiar with the enemy of painters everywhere: the dust that comes along with the work. Since patching the drywall and wood sanding are part of the job, it’s inevitable that some of it dries up and […]

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How To Paint Older Homes

How To Paint Older Homes In Calgary While you won’t find any classical stone structures in Calgary, there are plenty of older homes throughout the city that are full of history and character. From Rideau and Mission near the city centre, to the original houses that still stand in Inglewood, some of these homes are a […]

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How To Paint Doors, Door Frames, Window Frames, and Baseboards

How To Paint Doors, Door Frames, Window Frames, and Baseboards You might be looking around your house and noticing that, while you’re happy with the main colours, some of the accents are showing their age: dingy frames, yellowing windowsills, peeling doors, or washed-out baseboards. Over time, these trim areas can fade and weather, turning once-bright areas […]

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Choosing The Right Paint Colour For You

Choosing The Right Paint Colour For You Have you ever walked into a paint store – or even down the painting products aisle at a hardware store – and been overwhelmed by all the options? Stains, enamels, sealants, stains, latex, oil, finishes – it can be difficult to know exactly what you’re looking for if […]

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How To Paint Stucco

How To Paint Stucco Ah, summertime in Calgary: the days are long, the sun is shining, and you’re finally able to get cracking on that exterior paint job on your house. Maybe you’ve been looking at your stucco siding for a long time, thinking of the perfect colour and finish, or perhaps you’ve just had your siding replaced […]

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