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Paint Color as the Ultimate Change Maker

Color is the ultimate change maker. Picking exterior paint color requires some foresight and planning.  It’s not as easy as seeing a house you love and copying it because every house is different.  We use undertones and fixed elements when we help choose color for a brick&batten client. Sound easy?  Hardly. Each project brings something ...

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Satin, Eggshell, Flat, Semi-Gloss…What’s the dealio?

So if picking an exterior paint color wasn’t hard enough, allow me to complicate things a bit further.  The sheen CAN AND WILL affect color.  What you say??  This is getting ridiculous…yeah…yeah it is.  We want to give you some recommended finishes depending on what you are painting on your home’s exterior…so here goes!   ...

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Paint Like a Pro

Colors have a public persona that we identify as the mass tone…and underneath the mass tone is the undertone.  The gregarious, sometimes loud, sometimes soft, but always identifiable color is the mass tone.  Furthermore, underneath that mass tone, is the sneaky undertone that is lurking in the background to make or break your color scheme.  The ...

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Fiber Cement Siding…Seriously Though…

I guess one blog on siding wasn’t enough for you guys, so I’m back into it again!  This time, from another angle.  Hardie Board siding is increasingly popular and for good reason.  Some of those reasons include: Durability in the face of inclement weather conditions   Wide range of color selections Wide range of textures ...