DIY Home Projects That Add Value to Your Home

DIY Home Projects That Add Value to Your Home

As a homeowner, it is always a great feeling when you add value to your home. In some cases adding a small, inexpensive D.I.Y. home project added to your home can lead to a high increase in value if you decide to sell.  If you are not looking to sell but want to update your home and are eager to try a D.I.Y. project, this list of ideas can also work for you! Maintaining the value for yourself or your family can be a rewarding feeling and gives you the ability to use your creative flair! Some...

9 small paint projects to transform your home

9 small paint projects to transform your home

Instantly transform any space with a little paint and a brush! A new color can transform an old piece of furniture, add a warm welcome, and give a beautiful dose of color to any room. Sprucing up your home doesn’t have to take over your week! Painting a room can be a large task but you can get large results with much less paint.  Add a pop of color in your home over the weekend. Get ready to let your creativity out with these 9 quick and easy projects!   Update your front door A fresh ...

How to Prep a Room for Interior Painting

How to Prep a Room for Interior Painting

Now that you’ve picked out your perfect interior color, there’s a few key things to do before you pop open the paint can! First things first,

3 Strategies For Picking The Right Interior Wall Color

3 Strategies For Picking The Right Interior Wall Color

Picking an interior color for your home can feel like a daunting task, but these tips make it a breeze! Before lifting a paint palette, take a detailed look at your home. Take note of all the home finishes, flooring type, and color, exposed beams, fireplace, ceiling details, etc. Be mindful of these tones and hues in your search. Below are three ways to find the perfect interior color.   What’s your favorite piece in your home? A rug, painting, or pillow could have the colors you're looking f...

9 Steps To Get Your Painting Project Started Today

9 Steps To Get Your Painting Project Started Today

Have you got a Diy painting project you want to start working on? Here are some top tips to get you going and keep your Diy'ing needs in check!    1. Research   Before you start, make sure you do your homework, especially if you haven’t painted before. The best way you can go about this is to read up on information and ask some professionals for advice. In today’s day and age, it’s so easy to find all the facts you need on the Internet. So, watch videos, read up on articles, and depending on ...

How to Clean and Store Your Paintbrushes

How to Clean and Store Your Paintbrushes

How many of you have started a new painting project only to realize that your paintbrushes from the last DIY are all stiff and unusable? Cleaning and storing your paintbrushes properly will prevent you from tossing them out every time and save you some money by not having to go out and buy new brushes. Since most painting projects require good quality brushes, looking after your painting tools seems like a viable option.  Here are some different ways of cleaning and storing your paintbrushes ...

Exterior Paint Color Scheme Ideas for Colonial Houses

Exterior Paint Color Scheme Ideas for Colonial Houses

Are you looking to revive your colonial styled home and don’t know where to start?  Sometimes choosing the right paint color scheme for a room can be daunting, let alone the whole exterior of a house. We all know that this is no quick job, so choosing the right color scheme is crucial to save time, money, and be 100% satisfied with the end result.   Here are a few examples of colonial-style paint color schemes to get you inspired: You will see typical all white colonial houses, but this trad...

Ten Tips for Better Results when Refinishing Furniture

Ten Tips for Better Results when Refinishing Furniture

Hello and welcome to the tips section of Olde Century Colors! Here are our top ten tips for better results when refinishing a piece of furniture. Enjoy!   Tip 1: Make sure the surface you’re painting is clean. Laundry detergent or Arm & Hammer washing soda (found in the laundry aisle) or de-greaser make a terrific cleaner when mixed with water. After cleaning, rinse and dry thoroughly before painting. Any debris that is left on the surface will not allow good adhesion.    Tip 2: If you a...