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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

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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Cabinet Painting

Cabinet Painting | How To Whether you just moved in to a new place and you’re redecorating, or you’re freshening up the old fixtures in your lifelong home, a new coat of paint can do wonders for any room. This is especially true for the rooms where you spend a lot of time, like bedrooms, […]

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Why Is A Barn Painted Red?

Have you ever wondered why is barn paint red? The prairies that cover the interior of North America are part of Calgary’s beautiful backyard – rolling fields, distant foothills, and family farms that dot the roads across our province. Albertans carry a strong pride for our landscape that is shown through care and consideration, and that includes maintaining the great-looking scenery that surrounds us. […]

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Why Do Painters Wear White Clothing?

Why do painters wear white clothing? It’s an unsolved mystery that goes back farther than anyone can remember: why is it that painters, who constantly work around every colour you can think of, wear white clothes? It seems counter-intuitive, because every errant drip and splatter stands out on a clean white background. And even stranger is the fact that apparently, no one can agree on the origin of this custom. […]

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The Psychology of Paint Colour

We’ve all heard the terms in pop culture: seeing red, feeling blue, green with envy. But those sayings weren’t just made up by imaginative writers. If you’ve ever walked into a room and suddenly felt more inspired, relaxed, or comfortable with your surroundings, you’re not alone! Colours in our household and workplace environments can have a deep-rooted and measurable effect on our mood and our everyday lives – a real phenomenon, known as paint colour psychology. […]

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