Posts filed under: Paint

If you’re picking a paint color for your home, first browse online for some inspiration photos, right?  Yes, but that’s only a starting point!  Finding photos online can point you in the right direction, but it won’t get you to...
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What does kitchen cabinet painting cost?  We sat down with our San Antonio team to discuss our painting process and estimate some ballpark figures based on a small, medium, and large set of kitchen cabinets.     You can view our...
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Are interiors getting warmer?  Are we moving away from whites and grays, so that updating brown interiors is no longer necessary? Is brown actually (gasp!) … coming back?   I’ve seen a few blogs suggesting this, but I think some...
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After seeing light, fresh interiors everywhere in stores, on HGTV, and in your friends’ houses, you’re ready to freshen up your home, especially if it’s still in what we call the “Brown Phase” of the past few decades.  You’ll be moving...
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We’re often asked whether we recommend painting kitchen cabinets before or after the new countertops and backsplash are installed.  You might be worried about damaging the freshly-painted cabinets during new counter or tile installation.  But maybe you’re itching for an updated kitchen...
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Painting crown molding is usually straightforward – just paint it the same color as the rest of the trim or woodwork in the room (the baseboards, door casings, and window sills).  But if we’re painting kitchen cabinets in a new color,...
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Perhaps you’ve noticed lots of black painted trim – doors, windows, woodwork – in interior design magazines.  The problem is, not ALL the trim is black, which makes it hard to figure out the pattern.  Maybe all the baseboards and...
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Most of us know by now that the “Brown Phase” of interior design is (thankfully!) over.  It lasted a good long while… through all of the 90’s and into the mid-2000’s.   White and gray are tied for the “new...
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We wanted to show you one of our favorite examples of how white cabinets will transform a space!  This small kitchen, in a lovely hundred-year-old home in a historic neighborhood, was completely transformed when Paper Moon Painting refinished the cabinets in...
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Okay, so you decided your kitchen needs a facelift, and “painting cabinets” is first on your list.  You thought your Uncle Gene said that he left you some “fracking land”, but it just sounded like that with his  south Texas accent....
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Seemingly all at once, everyone’s cabinets are outdated. One day, everyone woke up, took a good look at their golden oak cabinets while brewing their morning coffee, and said to themselves, “Argh!!… they’re orange!”  Or  you realize that those “whitewashed” pickled...
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Over the past few weeks, some of my clients have really struggled to pick a paint color.   These people were decisive professionals in their business lives, yet when sifting through hundreds of colors in dozens of paint charts, they froze.   So many colors are...
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So I walk into one of my jobs the other day and what do I see but one of my painters making a massive rookie mistake:  trying to remove wallpaper that didn’t want to be removed.  Ugh!  There goes an extra...
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“Which paint sheen should I use?”  “Does it really matter?”  “Is there such thing as a sheen mistake?”  I hear these questions all the time. What is paint “sheen”, exactly? Loosely defined,  “sheen” is the amount of “shininess” of any...
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