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Photos of the Exterior House Painting in Calgary
By jlamoureux on Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 3:41pm
10 Tips for Making Exterior Paint Jobs Last Longer Everyone wants a longer lasting paint job , few know how to achieve it. Here are a few tips for how to extend the life of an exterior paint job . Make sure surfaces are clean – power washing is a...Read more
By jlamoureux on Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 3:52pm
What color should I paint my kitchen cabinets? The Kitchen is the most important focal point in your home; both for your enjoyment as wells as resale. For this reason choosing the right color for your kitchen cabinets is critical. Many are renovating or have selected floor plans which integrate...Read more
By jlamoureux on Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 10:54pm
If you have considered painting your interior you've probably considered doing it yourself; and as you realized all of the weekends lost, and peered up at your giant vaulted ceiling and felt your knees start to knock together with terror you also considered hiring a professional. As the idea of...Read more
Environmentally Friend Painters | Cal-Res Coatings
By jlamoureux on Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:58pm
Recently I've noticed alot of painters advertising that they are ECO-Friendly. It was bound to happen - I mean ECO anything is on trend. I personally feel that it would be fantastic if everyone in the industry adopted ECO-Friendly practices. What I am worried about is clients getting not-exactly-what-they're-paying-for ...Read more
Calgary Cabinet Finishing & Re-Finishing
By jlamoureux on Friday, January 3, 2014 - 2:40pm
As your home ages and your tastes change the kitchen (often the room you use the most) can date a home more than any other room. Most times the cabinet finishing is what gives it away. Over the years both designer and home-owner preferences have shifted to darker wood cabinets...Read more
Stucco Painting Q&A | Calgary House Painting
By jlamoureux on Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 12:25pm
After a recent conversation with a client about painting their stucco I thought that I would do a Q&A on painting stucco. If you are looking for our process for completing a stucco paint job go to /painting-services/stucco-painting Q: What is the best product for painting stucco? ...Read more
By jlamoureux on Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 12:13pm
When considering hiring a contractor to do work you might ask yourself: Am I required to leave a deposit? or Is a contractor [even] allowed to take a deposit? In the world of home improvements it is not a rare occurrence for contractors to ask for a deposit to cover...Read more
By jlamoureux on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:47pm
1. Material Estimating: a lot of homeowners end up purchasing more paint then is required, especially for interiors one gallon does 320sqft (two coats) an average room has 304sqft of wall (9.5’x 9.5’x 8’) so that should leave a little extra for touch-up. One gallon should do two normal size...Read more
By jlamoureux on Monday, September 23, 2013 - 10:23am
Our blog is a place to learn about and ask questions pertaining to the art & science of painting/decorating.Read more