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How to Become a Painter – Part 2

This is a great time to be a tradesman! We did a blog a few weeks ago about becoming a painted…here is part 2! One of the good and bads about painting- not every painting company is the same. What does that mean? This means you have options for the type of contractor you would…

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Can Maple Cabinets be Painted White?

If you have Maple Cabinets in your kitchen, you may be asking yourself… Can maple cabinets be painted white? Maple cabinets look great. They are very sturdy, and their finishes can withstand the wear and tear in a high traffic area. Once a maple cabinet has been finished, it can be very difficult to change…

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Using commercial wallpaper in your home or business

If you have walls, then there are many ways of using commercial wallpaper in your home or business. Although this may seen like a boring topic, it is anything but for our Company. Hi! I am David Cook, owner of D’franco Finishes. One of the top calls we receive is about the use of commercial…

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How much will it cost to remove wallpaper?

A few months ago a homeowner and a realtor called to ask that very question. Today’s topic is…How much will it cost to remove wallpaper at our house?  That is a tricky question to answer over the phone. Hey! I’m David Cook, owner of D’franco Finishes, with another blog article to help you to answer…

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Wallpaper Installer Near Me

Are you looking for a wallpaper installer? Maybe you have searched for “wallpaper installer near me?” I know I have have used those same words for other contractors myself. Personally, I think D’franco Finishes is the best wallpaper installer in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, but that is my opinion. However, the term “best” can…

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How Much Does it Cost to Paint a Room?

Are you debating about painting a room yourself or having someone else paint it for you? Among other considerations, one of the top questions will be- How much does it cost to paint a room? There are many factors and things to consider when looking to have a room painted, we will walk you through…

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How to Become a Painter

Have you thought about a new career? Ever thought How to Become a Painter? As of the writing of this article, the trades in general are starving for great people. Painting is a career that you can earn what you want and live where you want while doing it. Have you thought about it? Here…

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Paint or Whitewashing your fireplace

You have a fireplace. You do not like how it looks and you are not sure what to do with it. Aside from removing the brick, you can Paint or Whitewash your fireplace. This year we have had several customers call us with the question of what to do with a brick fireplace. There are…

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Painting over glazed cabinets

Are you tired of your glazed cabinets? Then it is time to consider painting over glazed cabinets. We have just completed painting a kitchen in Downers Grove, IL where the kitchen cabinets were antique white with a black glaze. The homeowner and the designer decided to go solid white to give the kitchen a whole…

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Wallpaper in your Bathroom

It is a question and a statement- Wallpaper in your bathroom. We are asked daily- Can I wallpaper my bathroom? We tell people daily- Yes you can wallpaper your bathroom. There are several things to consider when choosing wallpaper for you bathroom. We hope to answer your questions so you can make the decision easier…

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