Yearly Archives: 2016

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Should I Paint or Stain My Back Deck?

The best way to cover all horizontal walking areas (flooring and steps) of your back deck is to use an oil based semi-transparent stain or a clear sealer. The problem with painting these horizontal areas of your deck is that the paint just “lays there” on top and will not be absorbed into the wood. [...]

2019-02-13T12:47:13-07:00October 5th, 2016|Categories: Misc|Comments Off on Should I Paint or Stain My Back Deck?

Roofing Repair and Replacement

Earthly Matters commitment to full customer satisfaction in all areas of residential painting and repair extends to roofing repair and replacement. We provide expert workmanship and materials in shingle roof replacement, shingle roofing repair, and metal roof installation. Earthly Matters is […]

2019-02-13T12:47:13-07:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Roof Repair|Comments Off on Roofing Repair and Replacement

New Kitchen Cabinets VS Painting Kitchen Cabinets

If you are purchasing a new/used home you may be considering purchasing new kitchen cabinets, but you might be surprised at how cost effective it is to paint your existing cabinets and replacing the hardware vs buying all new cabinets. New kitchen cabinets are expensive and can end up costing you anywhere between $15,000 - [...]

2019-02-13T12:47:13-07:00September 19th, 2016|Categories: Other Painting|Comments Off on New Kitchen Cabinets VS Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Is White Paint The New Black for Luxury Real Estate In 2016?

In a bold move, paint manufacturers, interior designers and real-estate developers pick white as their top paint color. In choosing the color of the year, the team at Benjamin Moore found that Mascarpone was too creamy and Ice Mist too frigid. In the end, simply white paint was just the right color for 2016. Never before had [...]

2019-02-13T12:47:13-07:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Misc, Other Painting|Comments Off on Is White Paint The New Black for Luxury Real Estate In 2016?

Choosing Interior Paint Sheen

The interior paint sheen "factor" is basically how shiny the paint looks after application is complete.  Keep in mind that paint sheens are not standardized and may vary slightly from brand to brand. Most paints fall into one of four categories: Flat:  Flat paint (often referred to as matte) is the most non-reflective and is better at hiding imperfections [...]

2019-02-13T12:47:13-07:00February 11th, 2016|Categories: Interior Paint Sheen|Comments Off on Choosing Interior Paint Sheen

Cost To Paint Your House

The best way to reduce the cost to paint any part(s) of your house is to reduce the time (labor cost) it's going to take to do the job.  The way to reduce the time (labor cost) it's going to take is to consider doing some of the more time consuming painting yourself.  This does not suggest that [...]

2019-02-13T12:47:13-07:00January 23rd, 2016|Categories: Painting Costs|0 Comments

Painting Ideas For Your Home

Reviewing popular color painting ideas can make your exterior and interior color decisions much easier.  Many homeowners know they want to make color changes.  However, they are overwhelmed by all the available color combinations, not to mention what paint texture to use and where to use it.  If you fall into that category, here are some painting ideas to [...]

2019-02-13T12:47:13-07:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Painting Ideas|0 Comments