Friday, July 29, 2016
We're 30 minutes or so outside of Reno, but it feels like I'm on the sun. I can feel my sunscreen baking off. Why the hell did I wear black today?
It's okay; it's worth it. I'm out here for a glimpse inside Tesla's Gigafactory, days before its official grand opening. Read More
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Who wore it better: Melania Trump or Joyce Beatty?
In the ultimate Throwback Thursday, those white puffy sleeves took us right back to Melania Trump's speech. The speech was less about the dress she wore and became about how she lifted some of her speech from Michelle Obama's 2008 address to the Democratic convention.
The folk of Twitter were quick to point out the balloon-sleeve, white number looked like it may have been plagiarized straight from Trump. The copy cat move is either the biggest burn in the convention or the two ladies have impeccable, matching style. Read more...More about Democratic National Convention, Dnc, Democratic Convention, Dress, and Melania Trump
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Most home improvement shows on TV give the impression that drywall projects are simple enough that almost anyone can do it. On the contrary, drywall projects are often complex and difficult, not to mention taxing. Not to mention, drywall finishing is a task that requires a solid hand-eye coordination, something that not all people have.
Though it's difficult to achieve professional results, it's possible for you to do a proper job finishing your drywall. Simply remember these simple tricks, and you can at least avoid a bad job with the drywall.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Surprisingly, the hardest part of changing the colour of your home's exterior isn't the actual painting process: it's actually the planning process that can cause some difficulties. With the wide range of colour choices available in the market, it's understandably difficult on your part to choose a particular paint colour (or colours) that you want for your home's exterior.
Homeowners who decide to change the exterior colour of their home face the same pressure. After all, exterior hues can have a huge effect on the entire street, and you can't exactly afford to make the wrong choice of colour. Thankfully, with these tips from trusted Kitchener painters, you can easily and confidently choose the right paint colour that can transform and bring life to your home's exterior.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Most homeowners prefer hiring Kitchener painters to paint decks and the interior or exteriors of their homes, roofs, and fences instead of doing it themselves. However, on receiving the estimates for the projects, they fail to understand how their painting companies arrived at particular figures. What clients fail to understand is that, when coming up with painting estimates, the experts consider loads of factors.
Every Space is Unique
Each surface has its needs as far as painting is concerned. Some may need single coats of paint while others may need three. Some walls have imperfections such as water stains, dents, and nail pops that require repairs before the painting can commence. The last painting job of a home may entail the use of lead-based paints. Only lead-safe painters can work in such homes as they have the training and equipment to handle such jobs. All these factors may contribute to the painting services estimate your contractor will give you.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Most people today are cognisant of a glaring fact that well-built decks will enhance the overall look and value of their homes. Therefore, they look for the best painters in Kitchener, Cambridge and the surrounding areas to carry out deck staining projects for them. Such instances include the times decks lose their sealants after experiencing harsh weather conditions.
There are simple processes that the experts who offer painting and staining services will perform on your deck before the staining project commences, including cleaning your deck. The painters will start by removing the old finish, mould, and, staining on the deck and then clean it using a specialised solution. Ensure that they have the necessary materials for cleaning your deck. These include solutions that contain phosphoric, percarbonate, citric, or oxalic acid.
Friday, July 8, 2016
So you have decided to give your bedroom or the whole house a new coat of paint and have found the right people for the job. When searching for painting companies, you probably compared estimates and saw that there were some differences, but why? What influences the cost of a particular painting project?
Knowing what matters and what doesn’t will help you set enough money aside and steer clear of problems once the painters get started.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
The products used for a painting project will dictate how good it turns out. When hiring painters in Kitchener and Cambridge, one consideration to remember is checking the quality and suitability of products. Paints come in different types and grades, and they all have specific roles to play. Typically, the type of pain that painters use will depend on the surface.
Water and Oil-based Paints
Water-based paints are suitable for surfaces that are not too demanding. The choice of water-based paints is due to their quick drying times, uncomplicated clean up, and flexibility with finishes. These paints also offer colour stability, meaning there is no yellowing of surfaces over time.