Author: Stephens Painting

So you want an accent wall? Prepare yourself. * * *Disclaimer: Accent walls divide interior designers like Social Security divides Democrats and Republicans. This article will attempt to remain bipartisan.* * * As a rule, accent walls are done incorrectly. Many a homeowner, driven half-batty by seas of...

Why pay more for high-quality paint, you ask? You purchase high-quality paint for the same reason you don’t purchase your wedding ring at some grungy swap shop. In the same way that a cheap ring doesn’t bode well for a lasting marriage, so cheap paint doesn’t bode well...

Paint comes in a variety of sheens. Sheen refers to gloss, a measure of specular reflection, which is an optical property calculated using the Fresnel equation: … Yeah, we’re scratching our heads, too. Let’s try again. Paint Sheen Basics (Take Two) Flat (matte), eggshell, satin (silk), semi-gloss and high-gloss...

Why Does Paint Bubble, Crack or Peel? Meet Sisyphus: murderer, liar and fraudster extraordinaire. In punishment for his chronic dirty dealing, Sisyphus was condemned by Zeus to inch a backbreaking boulder up a mountain only to have it roll back down. Roll. Sigh. Repeat. Many a tortured...

One of our favorite things about Christmas are the adorable letters that children write to the man in the North Pole.  We compiled a list of some of our favorites.  Do you have one that would like to share?  Email it to becky@StephensPainting.com or post...

That ugly, outdated, worn-out wallpaper has got to go…and sooner rather than later. The first of the year is always a great time to reflect on things, to evaluate, to make decisions for the New Year, and to make new commitments.  As you look at...

Bar B Q, bounce houses, horse shoes, bull riding, families, lots of kids, lots of fun, and loads of appreciation…that’s a brief description of our 1st annual Stephens Painting company picnic last Friday evening. Here are a few pics of our party! People should know...

Here is the text for this “Quality” video blog week; As far as the quality of the materials, we are going to use what’s best for the customer. The paint is a big part of the job, but the biggest part of the job is...