Tag: exterior paint

6 Eye-Catching Exterior Paint Trends For 2017

We are all told not to judge a book by its cover, but that is easier said than done. First impressions are everything, and your exterior paint colour can really set the tone for what the rest of the house is going to look like. By updating your home’s exterior,...

/ July 12, 2017

Why You Should Paint Your Home Exterior This Season

As Canadians, we tend to spend more time inside the house (with all of the dreaded winter months) making it is easy to forget about the exterior. Here are 4 reasons to have your house painted this season: 1) Value Whether or not you are looking to sell your house in...

/ August 8, 2016

The Corrostop Metalmaster Paint Gun: Finally a Way to Paint Your Outdoor Metal Fence That Won’t Take Up the Entire Long Weekend!

I have this vivid memory of my husband’s family home’s backyard:  We’re standing there and he’s describing the summer he had to paint the wrought iron fence that surrounded their yard. It took him almost the entire summer and when he was telling me about it several years later, he was still shuddering...

/ May 15, 2009

Our Favourite Paint Colours

Our living/dining room is currently painted a very neutral Grey Mist (CC 80) from Benjamin Moore. If you’re looking for a nice neutral colour, this one fits the bill. It’s a warm grey/green and neutral without being boring. Only I’m still looking for something a teensy bit livelier. I called Sandy at Sandy’s...

/ September 22, 2008

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

I have mixed feelings about the onset of Fall. On the one hand, our family gets back to routine and schedules and seeing friends who’ve been away for the summer. On the other hand, the warmer weather will be nearing its end, and cooler temperatures are right around the corner....

/ September 12, 2008

Helpful Paint Websites

When my husband and I bought our first condo, I painted our diningroom what I thought was a nice deep burgundy. At least that’s the way it looked under the fluorescent light at the paint store. When we put it on the walls it turned out to be raspberry. It...

/ May 1, 2008
Basement Renovation by The Reno Coach

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Also Detect Paint Fumes — BIG Time!

Last winter, in preparation for putting our house on the market, we recognized that a few things needed some updating — the first of which was the “Wayne’s World” knotty pine wood panelling in the basement. The painters suggested I use a special primer which prevents knots from showing through...

/ January 28, 2008