Woodiwiss Painting Guides

The best paint colors for a nursery are the ones you like

The best paint colors for your nursery are whatever you like. If there’s a rule, it’s probably: Neutral shades with a few colorful accents Something that makes you—the parent—comfortable in the room And low-VOC. Nursery paint colors invoke a ton of debate among new parents, and for a good reason. This is your baby’s room,…

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How to match your wall and floor colors—with examples

If you’re about to paint a room, would you: Paint each wall a different color? Paint one wall a different color than the other three with no regard to how it looks? Paint each wall to precisely match the colors of everything else in the room? You probably wouldn’t do any of those options. Instead,…

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Timeless interior design for the elderly and aging gracefully in place

We have a lot to learn from people older than us. People who have lived longer give us insight into the past and future that sometimes we lack or just choose to ignore.   Seniors can also help us understand our current needs too. Few things matter in our homes and personal space more than…

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5 Kitchen Cabinet Hacks to Elevate Your Kitchen

Homeowners and apartment dwellers with flexible landlords looking for a way to elevate their kitchen should consider painting the cabinets.  Painting cabinets seems to elicit strong opinions from contractors that say you really can’t paint the cabinets, that it’s not worth it, or that you somehow shouldn’t. The truth is you can paint just about…

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drywall crack repairs

Fix and prevent cracks in drywall or plaster with tape, compound, and primer

Wait wait wait! We know it’s tempting to just paint over that little crack in the wall, or just smack some spackle and paint on it. But you need to think about how the walls meet, their texture, and the finish of the existing wall, paint, and joint compound. If you don’t, you’ll have ugly…

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The five questions to ask before your commercial painting project—but no one does

You probably already know how to evaluate a commercial painting contractor for your business or company. More than likely, someone in the office vets suppliers for everything from food to staplers. And that person knows to ask a painting company some obvious questions like: When can the painting project start and finish? Do you offer…

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Ask Woodiwiss: how long will it take for paint smell to go away?

In about an hour, the average home in and around Walnut Creek and the Bay Area can fully cycle fresh air—even with the windows closed. With the windows open, you could cycle fresh air and any paint fumes or smells multiple times an hour.  Coupled with today’s modern paint, that chemical smell of fresh paint…

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How often should I paint the exterior of my house?

Your home’s exterior should be painted every 5 to 10 years, depending on how well the previous paint job was done, the paint’s quality, your local weather conditions, and the material you’re painting on. At Woodiwiss Painting we expect our paint jobs should last 15 to 20 years because of the detailed process that we…

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How much space do painters need around furniture? This and other paint-prep tips

Whether it’s you or a professional paint crew doing the painting, there should be at least 2-3 feet of space between all the walls and any furniture or obstacles. We’ve seen and learned, from our customers over the last twenty years, all sorts of space-saving tips to move your furniture and decorations efficiently around a…

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How to Choose the Best Colors When Painting Your Home Office

If you’re one of the lucky people who get to work from home, you know all too well the importance of your home office. While you may have invested in larger monitors, a faster computer, and a super comfortable chair, one factor you may have forgotten is the color of your walls. Feeling a little…

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