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5 Pro Tips For Choosing an Interior Paint Color

Posted on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

Interior painting is one of the most inexpensive ways to instantly refresh the look of your home. With an endless amount of choices, it can be an overwhelming task to select just the right color. Luckily, learning to deal with the color spectrum is part of our DNA at California Paints. Here are five tips that will have you selecting interior colors like an expert.

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors, color schemes, paint color, paint project

How to Hire a Painting Contractor [Infographic]

Posted on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @ 03:38 PM

Now that it is April, most of us are now past winter weather and hopefully enjoying a mood boost from some Spring sunshine. However this sunshine may be a double-edged sword as you suddenly are noticing how faded that color in the living room is, or how your exterior paint job simply isn't weathering elegantly. Now is the time of year to start planning out your painting projects, and we are here to help!

Below you will find an infographic we crafted out of Tips for Choosing a Painting Contractor, but also recomend you check out our Pinterest account, which has various boards to inspire and inform, as well as the downloads and posts available to you in this blog.  

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Topics: painting contractor, paint project, surface preparation, paint contractors, infographic

Tips for Choosing a Painting Contractor

Posted on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 @ 09:23 AM

Here at California Paints there is one thing we love almost as much as shopping local.... and that's our painting contractors. We appreciate their loyalty, expertise and passion for using our paint, especially our Rated #1* exterior house paint, Fres~Coat. Plus, they shop local! As a home owner, you may be confused about whether or not you should hire a contractor or tackle the project yourself. No fear! Today I'll break down the good, the better, and the best reasons for hiring a professional with a little help from the Paint Quality Institute! Let's get started.

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Topics: interior paint, exterior paint, painting contractor, paint project, paint contractors, paint solutions, Paint Quality Institute

A Modern Makeover: Furniture Redesign with Interior Paint

Posted on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 @ 12:52 PM

 A "Gripping" Redesign with Interior Primer

Although my summer internship has come to an end, California Paints has decided to keep me on to continue documenting my crazy endeavors in the DIY/Paint/Color world! My first order of business? To finally get you that furniture design I promised ages ago, which means we are also getting close to the great bedroom reveal.  I'm practically drooling in anticipation (gross I know). It's that spectacular! I'm not sure if you caught the furniture in the pictures from my introduction to this series.  If you have, you would have guessed by now that they really weren't doing much for the overall effect.  Here's some pictures in case you missed it... 

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Topics: interior paint, paint project, Modern Makeover, interior primer

A Modern Makeover: Interior Paint on Paneled Walls

Posted on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 04:23 PM

Loving 20th Century Colors of America

Finally the wait is over for an update to my Modern Makeover bedroom redesign, and I'm in love! In love with Stainless Steel paint color that is! Upon opening the can I was a little wary.  The paint appeared almost white.  I knew it would dry darker than its liquid paint form but I was still extremely nervous. After placing a swatch on the wall, all my doubts vanished. It was perfect for the space! Ironically this cool gray is warm and inviting with hints of purple, my FAVORITE COLOR.  As a neutral, it has so much life and depth and is far from boring.  And I wasn't the only one who loved it. Everyone I roped into helping me agreed! Now let's take a look at how I acquired this new infatuation!

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Topics: interior paint, 20th century paint colors, paint project, DIY

A Modern Makeover with Interior Paint

Posted on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 09:29 AM

Reviving 20th Century Paint Colors

Great News! My first ever apartment lease has just begun! Which means, I have a large amount of interior decorating to get started on. It is currently in a sad state, lacking furniture and décor as well as requiring a much needed paint job. My bedroom is especially awful and is in need of a little TLC. By a little, I really mean A LOT. And as a college student with a limited cash flow, I can’t really afford a lot of TLC right now.  Solution: I’m hoping with a little creativity, combined with my passion for bargain hunting and some superior interior paint, I’ll create a beautiful space that I can call my own (well at least ‘til next may)! 

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Topics: interior paint, 20th century paint colors, historic colors, paint project, DIY

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