Woodiwiss Painting Guides

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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Cleaning 101: Removing Scuffs from Your Newly Painted Wall 

Painting the walls can do a lot to freshen up your house. A clean house makes for a comfortable living area, as well as being welcoming to visitors. When it comes to cleaning, the walls of a house are often overlooked. Whether this is due to not having time, not knowing how or simply missing…

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10 Important Areas to Paint if You’re Planning on Selling Your Home

There are so many factors to consider when the time comes to sell your home. Along with getting married and having children, moving house is widely agreed to be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Your house needs to look as attractive as possible, both inside and out, so depending on…

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6 ways to improve your curb appeal in Walnut Creek, CA

If you want to sell your home tomorrow or next year or never, having a house that looks great and makes you feel good is something everyone can care about!  You’ll feel a sense of pride and your neighbors will appreciate the new view when you improve your curb appeal. All throughout Walnut Creek people…

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If you wondered how the prior owners chose those paint colors, you should see what happens at the White House

Presidential cover-ups do better with paint Since the moment John and Abigail Adams moved into the new Executive Mansion on November 1, 1800, almost no President has wanted to live there. The Adams’ initial enthusiasm waned quickly. It was cold and damp in the winter, the smell of plaster lingered forever, and Abigail bemoaned hanging…

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How to deep clean kitchen cabinets without harsh chemicals

Cleaning kitchen cabinets is a task in most people’s minds in that space between cleaning the baseboards and the basement. We know it needs cleaning and we almost never do it as part of any regular house cleaning work. That’s a shame because not only are kitchen cabinets subjected to some of the worst air…

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Not every paint or painter is the same. Here’s how a gallon of paint is like a gallon of ice cream.

Remember where you were the first time you had a bad haircut? Maybe it was high school and your mom thought the new hairstyle place would be just fine. Or what happened after you decided to save on that oil change by going to the quick-fix place close to work? How about the time you…

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