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2019 Exterior Paint Favorites from the Benjamin Moore Palette

The Benjamin Moore palette has proven to have some 2019 exterior paint favorites. More than any other forecast that comes out when it comes to color, brick&batten mainly relies on the manufacturers to predict what will be on trend in the coming months and years.  They have the most knowledge when it comes to tools/information ...

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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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3 Reasons Why Painting in the Fall is a Smart Play

Thinking about painting your home’s exterior this Fall?  To exterior designers like brick&batten, Fall can be the best time to paint the exterior of your house.  Late spring and summer are classic exterior painting months as precipitation is low and warm temperatures.  But how late into Fall or possibly Winter can you take your outdoor ...

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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 ...