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Hanover Massachusetts Painters

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

My cousin hired Hanover Massachusetts painters to paint their entire apartment right before she had her baby. She was super pregnant and super grumpy. Hanover Massachusetts painters has excellent employees. My cousin’s place was always livable at the end of the work day and they were very considerate and easy to have in her home.  They also would communicate when they were going to be there, if they had any questions, etc. They were very easy to work with and they worked easily with my sister during the entire process.

The work Hanover Massachusetts painters did was great (granted my cousin’s friend just painted everything white) and they didn’t go over what they quoted her from the beginning.

Hanover Massachusetts Painters

All in all it was an pleasant experience and Hanover Massachusetts painters and their guys helped create a wonderful clean space to make a home for my  cousin’s baby. It looked like a new apartment when all was finished. They were completely professional. My cousin had initially had three estimates and Hanover Massachusetts painters estimate was the most detailed and professional one.   They kept my cousin posted throughout and answered all her questions patiently as painting a house was completely new to her.  The end results were beyond our expectations and needless to say my cousin was thrilled when she came home and continue to rave about Hanover Massachusetts painters.

Hanover Massachusetts Painters

Hanover Massachusetts painters

Also my cousin’s neighbor recently had the exterior of their house painted by Hanover Massachusetts painters and are very happy with the result. They are extremely knowledgeable about their field.
Their crew could not have been more pleasant to work with, always arriving when they said they would, and keeping my cousin’s informed about what was being done each step of the way. They did an incredible amount of sanding, patching, treating nails, etc, and still finished the job on time. They even finished cutting down the vines the neighbor couldn’t reach, at no extra cost to them. They left the property looking really good– The neighbor were especially pleased that all the windows were left sparkling.
Oh, and all of this at a very competitive price.

Hanover Massachusetts Painters

Hanover Massachusetts painters

I know that they will definitely be my cousin and her friend’s first choice for all painting jobs in Hanover Massachusetts!

I’d recommend Hanover Massachusetts painters and his company.

Hanover Massachusetts Painters

Hanover Massachusetts painters

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Practical Paint-Based Faux Finishes

Monday, November 30th, 2009

If you have the luxury of time and a huge budget, it’s better to have genuine surface materials. However, if you’re a little low on cash or can’t wait for a time-tempered natural finish to occur (antiquing, for example), take heart, a little cheating won’t hurt. Faux finishes are almost as good as the real thing!

Don’t know where to start? Check out these paint-based faux finishes below.

Antiquing and Verdigris

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This mimics the patina that metals acquire over time. The natural greenish-bluish tones of verdigris can be duplicated when a piece of metal or plastic is exposed to heat and combined with acids. The trick is to apply the layers in uneven arbitrary patches for a more natural look.


faux marbling

This age-old classic finish emulates various natural marble veins, including carrara marbling which involves dipping a thin brush in black gaze and sweeping a softening brush in light, random strokes to create the characteristic marble pattern. Serpentine marbling, on the other hand, is achieved by rubbing oil paint on a surface using a tissue paper.

Faux Bois (Fake Wood)

Faux Bois
The subtle grains and lines of wood furniture or surface can be easily recreated. If done well, you can even replicate the book matching veins and knots of expensive wood veneers.

Paint Spattering

This easy and popular finish employs tiny paint dots in a variety of colors for a rich yet effortless-looking surface accent on walls. The “spattering” effect is achieved by thumping a loaded paintbrush (or old toothbrush against a screen for small surfaces) against a stick to spatter it in different directions.


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Living the High Life

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

vignetteYou can still create a chic home in your high-rise. Here are a few style-savvy apartment ideas.

1. Treat your furniture like art objects. Bold, unusual furniture, whether they are designer pieces or vintage finds, are great accents in small apartments.
2. Try a neutral palette with dramatic touches of color. Make your apartment unit more spacious-looking with a neutral palette. Add small punches of color like plum, yellow and poppy-red in your accessories.
3. Go for deep sleep with a deep color. A monochromatic evening blue in the bedroom creates a soothing, sophisticated look that’s just right for rest and sleep.
4. Decorate with vignettes. Add personal style to your apartment by fixing up small vignettes for each nook, area and corner. Arrange lamps, vases, books and travel finds of different colors, textures and heights on tabletops and shelves to create a story.


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Loving Your Art

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

caring for art piecesLive in harmony with your art pieces by taking care of them. Here are some tips:

1. Keep your art pieces away from direct sunlight.
2. Open up your windows and keep your art pieces in room temperature. In our tropical country, unless you have a 24-hour dehumidifier, it’s better to keep your windows open. Let your art pieces go with the temperature of the room instead of turning on the air-conditioner then turning it off. Instead, let the temperature go up and down.
3. Occasionally dust off your art pieces. Dust them lightly using a soft-bristled brush. Remember, you’re just taking the dust off the surface.
4. Keep hands off the painting. This would prevent the natural oil of your hand from sticking unto the art piece.
5. On storing art pieces, place them on a rack where the surface of the painting isn’t much touching much another thing.
6. Do not seal off paintings in plastic wraps. The humidity would get trapped inside. Remember that paintings need to breathe. Instead, use non-woven fabrics because painting can still breathe.

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Do Magic by Painting your House

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Give new life to old things with a coat or two of paint.

paintbrush canIn these lean times, many of us are looking for ways to save money. But cutting costs shouldn’t stop you from making your house beautiful. There are many hidden treasures around your home just waiting to be discovered. All you need is a paintbrush in one hand, a can of paint in the other, and a weekend to complete any of these instant makeover projects.

Go over your house, room by room, and gather the knick-knacks you’ve collected over the years. Don’t toss them! Now instead of letting them collect dust, paint these all in sophisticated white and display it freeform-style on a bookshelf or small side table. You’ll be surprised at how these items (even the tackiest ones) will look interesting again!


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Creativity Stimulating Hues for your Kids

Monday, June 8th, 2009

To stimulate a growing kid’s mind and encourage creativity, paint his/her room with bold, bright primaries—punchy red, sky blue, lime green. Get your kids’ creative juices flowing with hefty dose of red. Red is associated with passion, desire and creativity, and is often very attractive to kids, regardless of gender.

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Lime green accents are a fun addition. Bring some yellow to further stimulate your kids’ minds. Yellow according to color therapists, is the color of creativity and communication because it activates the brain and nervous system.Hues

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Hue for the Non-Morning Person

Monday, May 4th, 2009

If you are a non-morning person who has the hardest time getting out of bed, and you want something to perk you up, you can transform your room and feel the psychological powers of color to keep you up. Plenty of yellow, with touches of neutral shades—chocolate brown, mocha, and a bit of black and white is what you need. If you have a tough time getting out of bed when the alarm goes off in the morning, paint your bedroom walls the color of the morning sun.


Yellow is often associated with something sunny and bright and helps in promoting a warm and positive atmosphere. This color, when used with discretion—meaning not too overpowering—will definitely help one wake up with a bright disposition.

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