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What Is So Bad about Lead Paint? – New Jersey Painting Information

whats so bad about lead paintWe are bombarded every day by warnings. Computer keyboards come with health warnings, children’s toys are plastered with safety warnings, and it seems like just about everyone wants you to wear gloves, or eye protection, or to consult a physician before use! So, it’s understandable that we might be a little skeptical about the dangers of lead paint. Is it just hype and scaremongering? Or is lead paint really a dangerous issue?

When you have information, you’re equipped to make good decisions, so we have put together some helpful answers to commonly-asked questions about lead paint.

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What Color Should I Paint My Kitchen?

Choosing a paint color for your kitchen can be challengingChoosing a paint color for your kitchen can be a confusing process. There are so many items to coordinate with, from furniture to cabinets to floor to appliances to countertops. Plus there is the emotional aspect to consider; what kind of atmosphere will the colors create? And of course, many of us are also thinking of potential resale value in the midst of these choices. With so much to keep in mind, where do you even start?

The first advice we have for you is that your paint color should be just about the last choice you make when redecorating your kitchen. All other major items should be chosen an installed so you can make sure you pick something that will match well with them. This includes cabinets, countertops and appliances.

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Can I Paint When It’s Cold Outside?

New Jersey painting outside when its coldWith the warmer months now behind us (or way ahead, if you’re a glass-half-full person), we face a period when most people avoid exterior painting. However, does that have to be the case? Is exterior painting uncommon in winter because people don’t want to be out in the cold, or is there another reason?

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Wallpaper Removal Tips – New Jersey Paint Advice

Whoever did the interior fashion design for the pyramids should get a raise; thousands of years have gone past, and no one wants to redecorate! In most of our homes, fashion styles just don’t last that long. The wallpaper that looked fantastic in 1997 is now an eyesore, and no one’s going to want it in a museum for at least another 980 years! So, in a world where our home interiors need periodic updating, wallpaper removal is a necessary activity.

It’s an unfortunate fact that removing wallpaper is seldom easy or smooth. However, we have a few tips that you may find helpful.

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Can I Paint Over Mold? NJ Painting Tips

Some molds are beneficial, such as Penicillium, which flavors blue cheese and was the first antibiotic! However, most of them are not something we want in our homes, especially if they are growing on the walls. Of course, cleaning is the obvious solution for mold, but what if you wanted to paint anyways; can you paint over mold?

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Painting Gyms and Fitness Centers in NJ

Our painters love to spend time working out in gyms… painting, that is! Bicep curls with the paintbrush, squats to paint down near the floor, stair stepping on our ladders, hundreds of reps a day; it’s no wonder the gym looks so trim and attractive!

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How Can You Protect Your Exterior Paint This Winter?

It may not feel like it just yet, but fall is around corner.

This is really your last window of opportunity to make sure your exterior painting project is buttoned up tightly before winter (you can paint outdoors for a couple more months, but your painter’s schedule will likely fill up soon!). Fall provides even, cool temperatures that can be perfect for painting, especially since many modern paint formulas can adhere perfectly in chillier weather. Read More→

Can Fresh Interior Paint Help You Sell Your New Jersey Home?

If your home is on the market (or will be soon), you’re likely looking for tips and ideas that will make it stand out and move quickly. Read More→

4 Reasons Why Neutral Interior Paint Might Be Your Best Option

Are you on the hunt for a new interior paint color for your New Jersey home?

Maybe you have a tired or dated surface that has been begging for a transformation, or you simply need a change. We get that! Paint is certainly a powerful way to keep your spaces feeling fresh and creative.

Inspiration can strike quickly, but actually finding that new perfect color can be tough. Before you bury yourself in swatches and color samples, we have an even simpler, but no less stylish, idea. Read More→

What Makes a Good Commercial Painting Contractor? New Jersey Painting Tips

commercial painting New JerseyWhile commercial painting has a lot of overlap with residential painting, in reality the two services are also quite different. The tools and methods used in homes often don’t apply to a commercial painting project. What are some of the differences? Read More→