Is House Painting a Good Career?

The market for painting businesses in the U.S is worth $37 billion, meaning there is a lot of opportunity in the painting industry. According to the Ibis World Report, there are currently over 400,000 people working in the painting industry in the U....

How to Fix Paint Bubbling

After spending hours rolling paint on a wall, the last thing you want to do is wake up one morning and see paint bubbles. What causes paint bubbling and peeling, anyway? Here are the sources of this frustrating, unsightly problem, how to prevent it, ...

It’s Worth Your Time and Money To Hire a Professional Painter

In the last few months of quarantine, you’ve probably become pretty handy with your screwdriver, paintbrush and hammer. During lockdown, when we couldn’t have tradespeople in our homes, DIY skills became a necessity. From jiggly doorknobs to clog...

What to Look For When Hiring a Painter

Anyone who’s painted knows: It’s messy, time-consuming work. And though slapping paint on a wall is easy, painting the right way – prepping properly, priming, professional painting techniques, and cleanup – takes skill. Professional painti...

Wall Repair Basics: How to Repair a Hole in the Wall and Make It Unnoticeable

The walls of a home are built to be sturdy, durable, and last for a very long time. But that doesn’t mean they’re invincible because holes, scratches, and other types of wall damage are all too common. Fortunately, there are economical ways to do...

9 Ways to Make Your Guest Bedroom a Welcoming Retreat

Guest bedrooms get lost in the shuffle of daily life. They can wind up being the junk room, or the dusty room that gets aired out only once a year. Instead of waiting till the phone rings saying, "Here we come," start now to create a retreat that you...

How to Remove Paint from Clothes

Paint is a wonderful addition to walls, doors, porches, shutters, and baseboards. But one place that paint doesn’t belong is on your clothes. Removing excess paint from clothes can be a pain and even ruin jeans, shirts, shoes, and other delicate fa...

Why Dens Are Popular Again in the World of Open-Plan Homes

We love open-plan homes: large family spaces, open sight-lines, and the feeling of airiness that makes life so pleasant. But what do you do when you want a place of your own, where you can go and shut the door? Try the den. In the '70s, people beg...

A Sporty Blue Bedroom in the Upper Eastside

Amy Sullivan of the Upper Eastside, recently re-designed her seven-year-old son's bedroom. "The re-design started as an organization project." Sullivan had help from Elise Gurock a professional organizer at Chaos Concierge. Sullivan's son has many...

The Most Popular Interior Paint Colors for 2019

Trending Paint Colors in 2019 This year, leading paint companies and color empires decided on popular interior paint colors for 2019. PPG Paints, Paintzen's primary paint supplier, named Night Watch - a deep and rich green - as its 2019 Color of th...