Saturday, December 22, 2012

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    Monday, February 27, 2012

    Many customers ask me about painting around furniture while working on your interior house painting project. I like to have the furniture moved at least 2-3 feet away from the walls, but not all the way to the center of the rooms. If you move all of the furniture to the middle of the room, you have created a huge obstacle to paint around. Even with the proper extension pole for your paint roller, such an obstacle in the center of the room is hard to work around.

    What Woodard Custom Painting recommends is that you move the furniture away from the walls and arrange it with a few pieces in different areas of the room. This makes it easier to work around. Think of a chain of islands spread around the room rather than a huge continent in the center. Just make sure that you leave enough room between islands and walls to place a ladder next to them.

    Can Paint Increase Home Value?

    How can a painting contractor help a homeowner preserve or increase the value of their home?
    Painting is the single quickest and easiest way to raise the selling price of a property. If the exterior and interior walls reflect a high level of care, a home buyer will feel confident the same attention has been given to other areas of the home. Homeowners have many things to consider when trying to sell a home and gain the most out of their investment. If the budget is limited for improvements on a home to increase its financial worth, the place to start is a gallon of paint. While other amenities such as new appliances and granite counter tops are nice, they are also pricey. Painting is a simple and budget-friendly way to quickly add to the investment of your home.