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April Showers Bring…

We all know that April showers bring May flowers, but that same rain can wreak havoc on the exterior of your home or business. Protect your greatest investment with a simple coat of paint or stain. Signs that it’s time to paint or stain are flaking, fading, peeling and a texture that is rough to READ MORE >>

Spring Forward with Stephens Painting

With the Holidays firmly in our rear-view mirror, it’s almost time to Spring Ahead. We can look forward to lighter evenings as the Winter fades away. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead on Sunday March 13th. This is a great time of year to re-evaluate your the look and feel of your home. Worried about READ MORE >>

How to Hire the Best Painting Contractor

Compare Three or More Contractors You can hunt down painting contractors in three ways: the grapevine, local paint stores, and Internet review sites like Angie’s List and Yelp. Compare at least three contractors. Any estimates that sound too good to be true may be illegal.   Verify License and Insurance Some states, like California, require a contractor’s READ MORE >>

The Insider’s Look at the Accent Wall

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 white walls, splashes the last wall with READ MORE >>

Why Pay More for High-Quality Paint?

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 for a lasting finish. What Is Paint? Paint is READ MORE >>

The In’s and Out’s of Paint Sheen

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 – these are all sheens, arranged READ MORE >>

Why Does Paint Bubble, Crack or Peel?

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 homeowner has endured a Sisyphean experience. Paint too READ MORE >>