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Product warning if using Farrow and Ball Full Gloss Black paint

Are considering Farrow and Ball full gloss paint, read this article! High Gloss finishes on a entrance door make for a dramatic entrance to your home and nothing does it better that a bright or bold color. Do you want to have a high gloss finish, and thinking of Farrow and Ball paint? Then you…

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Paint a handrail

Are you Tired of your Oak Handrails? If you are like many of our customers, you have oak handrails.  If you are like some of our current customers you are tired of looking at these oak handrails. If you want to change these handrails then this blog is just for you. Hers is why- you…

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Wallpaper installation in Historic Elgin Victorian home

Do You have a Historic home in Elgin that needs wallpaper? Having a home that is older can be fun! But as a paint and wallpaper contractor we know as well as you that it can be challenging to find a contractor to work in these homes.  Installing wallpaper in older homes gets tricky to…

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Painting Oak Cabinets White

Get Rid of Your Traditional Stained Oak Cabinets Today  If you have kitchen cabinets that have been in your house since the home was built, odds are you have oak cabinets.  They were great when they were installed (20 years ago) but now you ask- “Can I paint my Oak Cabinets.” The answer as I…

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Should I Paint My Cherry Cabinets?

Should I Paint My Cherry Cabinets? Maybe you should ask are you ready to paint your Cherry Cabinets? If you are like many of our customers in the Chicagoland area, such as Elgin, you have a home that has wood cabinets. If you have solid wood cabinets such as cherry and you are not happy…

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Removing Bathroom Wallpaper

Do you have wallpaper in your bathroom? Are you considering removing bathroom wallpaper and live in Elgin, IL? Like all good things- wallpaper styles come and go.  This paper, which depicts a fox hunt, ironically in a home that is near a fox hunting area! Due to a leaking water fixture, the room was undergoing…

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Wallpaper as an accent wall

Are you on the fence about wallpaper? You do not have to use wallpaper on every wall in your house. You can use wallpaper as an accent wall! As the popular color is till the grey tones, there are a unlimited amount of wallpapers you can use on on wall of your bathroom, bedroom, living…

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Wallpaper Your Baby’s Room’s Ceiling!

You read that correctly! Wallpaper your baby’s room Ceiling. One of the most popular things going right now from our perspective is wallpaper accent walls.  This means one wall in a room, typically. But sometimes we get to have some fun and put wallpaper on a ceiling. Most calls we get for wallpaper in a baby’s…

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Painting Red Walls and White Trim

Are you considering painting Red walls and white trim? Then you will like today’s post! What color red do you have in mind? Something like this? Well, this house had some neutral colors when we arrived (they didn’t stay very long). Painting walls red can be tricky when using cheap paint or when painting over other…

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Canvas Wallpaper installations

Canvas Wallpaper Installations?  Is that a thing? Yes it is. Last week we were able to help out a customer with a canvas mural. After helping on these type of projects, it was our turn to lead the insalation process. Here is a quick Video: This mural was tricky for several reasons: Mural was painted…

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