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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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Best masking tape to use for painting your home or office

Do you know what the Best Masking Tape is to use for your home or office when painting? Odds are you are like 90% of most home owners and get what ever is on sale or what the sale guy says to use. One of our favorite tape is FrogTape. I am sure you have…

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Best Painter Near Me

Have you searched for “best painter near me” recently? I know I have have used those same words for plumbers, electricians and septic contractors. Personally I think D’franco Finishes is the best paint contractor in the Elgin area. However the term “best” can be subjective. So if you are looking for the “best painter near…

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High Gloss Paint in your Home

Have you seen High Gloss Paint in homes? Ever think of doing it in your home? How about jet black in your basement? These 3 questions were all asked of us in the past few months that led to us painting a entire basement Jet black- high gloss paint. It does look like a scene…

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Painting Over Cherry Cabinets

Do you have cherry cabinets?  Do you hate the look or feel of them?  Have you ever thought about painting over those cherry cabinets? If you are like most of our customers, the kitchen is the number one place for you and your family to hang out. Like most of our customers, the kitchen gets…

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How to Remove Commercial Wallpaper

Remove Commercial Wallpaper at my Office! If you have been to a doctor’s office, dentist office, or a hotel, you have seen commercial wallpaper. Most of the commercial wallpaper you see on walls is meant for a 15-25 year life span. But what if you don’t want it on your walls? If you want to…

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Commercial Wallpaper Installation for your Office

Do you need commercial wallpaper installed in your office? If you have or are working in an office or commercial building you have seen commercial wallpaper.  Like mine, I am sure your Doctors or Dentist office has commercial wallpaper on the walls. The last time you stayed at a hotel you saw commercial wallpaper in…

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