Can AI paint my house and choose interior colors?
We asked AI to paint a house and choose the colors so it doesn’t ruin yours Robots and AI are evidently coming for everyone’s jobs, so naturally we took a keen interest in the use of AI to paint houses. We asked ChatGPT if it could get started on a house we’ve got coming up…Read More
Ask Woodiwiss: what causes bubbling paint on vinyl and how do I fix it?
Paint bubbling, or “paint blistering”, is the result of low-quality work, paint, or both As the sun stays up longer and burns hotter over California and the East Bay, some homeowners are noticing the paint applied to their vinyl siding last summer or fall is starting to form paint blisters or bubbles. Paint bubbles on…Read More
Why is it so expensive to paint a house? Can’t it be done for less?
You can paint the house for less or even do it yourself. But services have value. Tell us if this sounds familiar: “Ohhh, just look at the price of a gallon of gas!” “They want $8.99 a pound for ground beef!” “That car cost them $22,000! Why for that amount of money…” You can just…Read More
Yes, we can paint pressure-treated wood — in due time
It’s almost spring, which means backyard cookouts, grills, parties, swimming, games, and more are almost here. It’s also a great time to install new fences and decks since the ground is relatively soft compared to the dry, hard summers. Whether you’re getting a new wood surface installed somewhere this season, or had one last season,…Read More
How Can I Tell if My Wall Paint is Oil or Latex, and Does it Matter?
Live a while and you’ll discover opposites often attract, but that doesn’t make them attractive. Like when your kid mixed the sugar and salt in those birthday pancakes. Or that time your high school crush mixed up the shampoo and hair coloring. The same goes for your walls. Water and oil-based paints mix about as…Read More
3 Steps to Choosing The Best Home Interior Paint Colors
Starting a new interior design project can be both exciting and daunting. Choosing paint colors is time-consuming, challenging depending on your decor and window treatments, and feels uncomfortably “permanent”. These tips can help you quickly create color combinations using three basic design principles. Additionally, we’ve added three useful tips for your brainstorming process. Choose the…Read More
Ask Woodiwiss: how do I evaluate a paint job? How do I know my painter did a good job?
We sometimes pick up the pieces of a bad paint job. Here’s how to tell if your project was worth it. Like any craft, a paint job can be done with care that goes beyond merely brushing liquid against a wall. A contractor’s experience, their work crew, the warranty and promise from the sales agent,…Read More
Here’s when it’s best to replace, reface, or repaint my kitchen cabinets
Things to know about painting cabinets and kitchen renovation: If your kitchen is small, repainting the walls may not be enough change since kitchen cabinets and tiles often take up a large amount of wall space. Painting “refreshes” the look of your kitchen cabinets, while refacing cabinets gives them a new look through new knobs,…Read More
Do I really need to remove wallpaper? Can’t I just paint over it?
We walked into the house and encountered a scene straight out of 1965. ✅ Floral print in the kitchen. ✅ Floral print in the bedroom. ✅ Floral print in the bathroom. Floral print was in virtually every room, bumping up against the edges of old carpet and windows that undoubtedly featured floral print curtains at…Read More
Ask Woodiwiss: Can ceiling paint hide cracks?
Things to know about using ceiling paint for repairs You can use ceiling paint to hide cracks and imperfections caused by cracked ceiling paint or a structural issue — assuming the issue is repaired. You can use ceiling paint on small wall cracks, but it may appear flat. Ceiling paint is thicker than most paint…Read More