What sheen should I use?

What sheen should I use?

You might ask, what is sheen? In simple terms, sheen is the amount of reflection given off by your paint. The highest reflection is a gloss sheen and the lowest is a flat sheen. The most common name for the middle of the road sheen is eggshell. However, there are...
Should I hire an interior designer?

Should I hire an interior designer?

Ask yourself these questions before bringing an interior designer on board. One of the questions we get asked is whether it’s worth it to hire an interior designer. Hiring a designer is an incredibly personal experience. Some people wouldn’t dream of starting a...
Paint help for selling your home

Paint help for selling your home

Are you trying to sell your home? Painting the walls and trim of your home can add instant value. It shows potential buyers that you have taken care of your house. A fresh coat of paint cleans up any marks and holes made by you over the years. It looks less tired and...
What questions should I ask my potential painters?

What questions should I ask my potential painters?

What questions should I ask my potential painters? Ideally ALL painting contractors would tell you exactly what’s included in their price and what’s not. However, as we all know, ideal world scenarios don’t usually tend to mirror the real world. When hiring any trade...
What colour do I choose?

What colour do I choose?

What colour do I choose? This can be an easy topic for one person or one that can completely paralyze another. Putting a colour on the wall is like writing the first sentence to a novel, drawing the first line of a sketch, taking that leap off of a cliff into the...
One coat or two?

One coat or two?

Can we get away with one coat, or do we need two? That’s a question many homeowners ask The Pink Painter. The answer is a complicated one as there are many factors to take into consideration. If the surface to be repainted is in good condition, is just faded and you...
What colour should I paint my garage door?

What colour should I paint my garage door?

This question comes up on a daily basis at The Pink Painter. A common home design in the Calgary area has the garage attached to the home. It is a very large square in the front of the house.  It can greatly impact the curb appeal. Done right, it can add value. Done...