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December 5, 2023

Can you paint vinyl siding?

Yes, we can! If your home’s vinyl exterior has seen better days or you no longer like the color, you can save money by hiring White Oak Painting instead of replacing it. The choice of paint and technique is crucial to achieving a long-lasting and visually appealing finish.

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Exterior Painting
Exterior Painting
Can you paint vinyl siding? Yes! If your home’s vinyl exterior has seen better days or you no longer like its color, save big bucks by painting it instead.
September 6, 2023

How to select a paint finish/sheen

An important consideration before painting any room is your choice of paint finish—also known as sheen. The finish you select can determine how a room looks and feels and how easy it is to clean and maintain. Each finish has unique characteristics, applications, advantages, and disadvantages to help you achieve the perfect look for your space.

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Expert Advice
Expert Advice
When choosing a paint finish, there are several factors to consider that can significantly impact the final look of your space.
July 18, 2023

Elevate your deck

Your deck may be the scene of end-of-day barbecues and morning coffee, but a lackluster look will surely put visitors off. Even if you have poured money into the structure of your deck, it might need enhancing to become an inviting part of your home. Don’t let this outdoor area become an eyesore. Use durable paints and stains to give your deck the upgrade it deserves—creating a stylish extension of your living area in the process.

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Exterior Painting
Exterior Painting
Give your deck the upgrade it truly deserves. Explore a range of strong paints and stains designed to withstand high foot traffic.
July 17, 2023

Upgrade your hallway

Making a good first impression is key to creating an inviting home. Yet, many homeowners must be encouraged to give their hallways the upgrade they deserve. Why not transform your high-traffic areas into stylish extensions of your living area? With a few design tips and tricks combined with durable paints that can handle the constant footfall, you can upgrade your hallways and give these obvious spots the facelift they need.

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Interior Painting
Interior Painting
Give your high-traffic hallway the upgrade it deserves. Discover durable paints that can handle traffic without compromising on style.
July 17, 2023

Revitalize your kitchen

Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive way to update your kitchen and give it a brand-new look? Painting or staining is one of the most effective ways to revitalize a space without requiring a home equity loan. Whether you choose bold or subtle colors, paint or stain can completely transform your kitchen into something remarkable.

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Cabinets and Trim
Cabinets and Trim
Give your kitchen a cost-effective makeover with fresh paint. Unleash its potential with a new look, including walls or cabinets (or both).
July 17, 2023

Entryways that make an impression

Making a strong first impression is essential, and the entranceway to your home is no exception. With the right paint colors, you can create an inviting atmosphere and start setting the tone for visitors when they walk through your front door. Choosing just one or two colors for your entryway will give it extra personality while tying together any existing design elements.

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Exterior Painting
Exterior Painting
Leave a lasting impression with the right paint color in your entryway. Set the tone for your home and make a solid first impression for guests.
July 17, 2023

Luxurious bathrooms

Are you looking to create a luxurious bathroom your friends and family will envy? Whether designing an extravagant powder room or looking for ways to overhaul your master bath, this article has all the tips and tricks you need. With the right paint choices, materials, and color palette, it's easy to make your vision come alive in one of the most important spaces in any home.

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Interior Painting
Interior Painting
Updating your bathroom doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Focus on making purposeful changes, especially with hardware and cabinets.
July 17, 2023

Your bedroom sanctuary

Do you find yourself dreaming of an oasis away from your day-to-day life? Create the bedroom of your dreams and become drawn into a place to relax, desire, and make memories with this one simple ingredient: paint. Setting aside time to give attention and love to your bedroom sanctuary can give it new life in ways you may have never imagined.

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Interior Painting
Interior Painting
Discover the power of paint in creating your bedroom sanctuary. Give it the attention and love it deserves for a rejuvenating atmosphere.
July 17, 2023

Comparing painting estimates

Be sure to provide guidance when you request a painting estimate. Give contractors detailed job descriptions so that you can compare quotes side-by-side. A professional painter should comply with your request for details, but each painter’s approach may differ. For example, one bidder may include an extra finish coat, while another may omit the prime coat to outbid the competition.

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Expert Advice
Expert Advice
A common mistake homeowners make is to invite several painters to provide an estimate without giving them any additional guidance.
July 17, 2023

Selecting a painting contractor

There are significant differences among painting contractors. Several variables can account for this difference, including a focus on quality and service, experience and expertise, employee commitment, leadership of the owner, and company philosophy. A good painting company will offer a professionally managed project, resulting in a paint job that will look great for many years. Weakness in any area will likely produce a less-desirable outcome.

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Expert Advice
Expert Advice
Have you heard horror stories of remodeling projects ? You can probably appreciate the importance of hiring the right painting contractor.
July 17, 2023

Choosing paint colors

Selecting the right paint colors for your home can be both exciting and overwhelming. That's where an experienced painting contractor can come in handy. These professionals have both the expertise and the eye for design to help you select the perfect colors to complement your home's style and décor. They can also provide advice on current industry trends and the best types of paint for each room.

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Expert Advice
Expert Advice
Selecting the right paint colors for your home can be exciting. From warm, cozy neutrals to bold, vibrant hues, the possibilities are endless.
July 17, 2023

Painting done right

While it may be tempting to tackle a paint job on your own, hiring a professional painting contractor is highly recommended. A reputable contractor will ensure that your home's paint job is done correctly, with the right materials and technique. Additionally, they can provide guidance on proper maintenance techniques that will help preserve your home's painted surfaces for years to come. Invest in a professional painting contractor and give your home the care it deserves.

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Expert Advice
Expert Advice
You take pride in maintaining your beautiful living space. Proper painting techniques and updates are a must to keep your home looking its best.
July 17, 2023

Paint surface preparation

People tend to put far too little emphasis on paint surfaces. The importance of preparing a surface for a new and sparkling paint coat of a well-chosen color can’t be overstated. Your walls will look like this long after the paint has dried. If this appearance is to last, do not underestimate the importance of proper surface preparation.

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Expert Advice
Expert Advice
If your freshly painted interiors or exteriors are to endure, be certain you don't underestimate the importance of proper surface preparation.
July 17, 2023

Ten house painting rules

No home improvement project revives, beautifies, and protects a house as quickly, effectively, and affordably as exterior painting. A new coat of paint can completely transform the look of your home. And while painting a house can be a big job, it’s a project that can be completed in a week or two.

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Exterior Painting
Exterior Painting
Whether you hire a professional or take on the work yourself, you’ll want your painting project done right so you won’t have to repeat it.
July 17, 2023

What goes into house painting?

It’s tempting to consider painting your home all by yourself, but take our word for it—this job is usually left to professionals. Otherwise, countless house painters would not be available in the first place. Many things can go wrong with your home's makeover, especially if hastily planned and executed. This goes double if you lack the tools, equipment, and experience to prepare surfaces before repainting your home.

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Exterior Painting
Exterior Painting
Don't approach a house painting job as if it is child’s play. Unfortunately, this is not the case—this is a job usually left to professionals.
July 17, 2023

When to hire a professional

The paint is peeling, the color is fading, and it’s time to update the look of your home. Painting the exterior might be a money-saving project. Some houses are easy to paint, others more complex. Before you position that ladder, you should review equipment, safety, and stress factors. Exteriors on a simple, box-shaped house make for more accessible work. Older, more elevated homes are the domain of a professional.

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Exterior Painting
Exterior Painting
Most houses are easy to paint for professionals. Before you position that ladder, review equipment, safety, and stress factors.
July 17, 2023

Inviting living rooms

Do you want to make your living room a cozy and inviting retreat? With some thoughtful planning, you can create the perfect atmosphere. The right color palette will make your guests feel welcome while ensuring your space exudes luxurious vibes! From choosing an elegant shade on the walls to adding vibrant accent colors in decor pieces, we'll discuss elevating the ordinary into the extraordinary within your home.

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Interior Painting
Interior Painting
Craft the perfect ambiance in your living room with thoughtful paint choices. Coordinate with your decor for a warm and inviting atmosphere.
July 17, 2023

Enhance your interior

Would you like to give your home a sophisticated and updated look? There is no better way to add style to your interior décor than with architectural trim. It provides the perfect finishing touch and also offers visual appeal to draw attention to certain features in each room. From wainscotting, crown molding, and other decorative pieces, explore the options available for elevating your interiors and achieving the right aesthetic in every space.

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Cabinets and Trim
Cabinets and Trim
Interior trim like wainscotting and crown molding can make a huge visual difference. Be sure to choose the ideal sheen or finish.

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