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Painting & Wallpapering: painting in kitchen, interior painting, paint
interior painting, paint, color selection: Eileen, Thanks for stopping in. The choice is up to you. Any of those options will work. Here are some things to keep in mind as think things through. In interior design, there are four basic ways to organize color selection. 1. Monochromatic: color...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting refrigerator, interior, painting
interior, painting, color: Hi Judie, Thanks for coming back. I don t think the fingerprint resistant finish is going to make a difference in how the frig is prepped. Please consider that painting it could back-fire. It could end up looking worse. There could also be something funky...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting vinyl/paper coated sheetrock, interior, painting
interior, painting, wallpaper: Hi Teri, Thanks for stopping in. Painting over wallpaper Here is the short answer. Prime the paper with an oil primer (NOT water base) like Cover Stain, BIN from Zinsser, or Kilz and paint as normal with Zinsser s Perma-White. It s tintable and is made...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting walls after removing wallpaper, interior, painting
interior, painting, wallpaper: Hi Johanna, Thanks for stopping in. Lucky you! I would be a good idea to wash the walls with wallpaper adhesive remover just in case. I don t think lightening is going to strike twice for you. Also, priming with an oil primer is a good move. If there is...

Painting & Wallpapering: paneling, interior painting, painting
interior painting, painting, better Painting: Hi Mary, Thanks for stopping in. Peeling paint The first thing to do is to take off the peeling paint. A scraper and sand paper always work well together. Make sure you feather any edges with the sand paper to reduce their visibility. Sanding the whole...

Painting & Wallpapering: Real Wood Paneling and Paint, Cyndie Stefanik, Trainer for The SDP
Cyndie Stefanik, Trainer for The SDP, Color with No Regrets: Hi Pam, You could try to white-wash it to lighten it up but I would try a small area first to see how it looks. Even if this looks acceptable, some of the detail may be covered up with this method. Since this is very nice paneling with lots of detail,I...

Painting & Wallpapering: removing decorative accents from cabinets, artist paint, decorative accents
artist paint, decorative accents, kitchen cabinets: Hi Nina I do not see how it would be possible….unless you can Very Carefully and selectively remove each paint vine and flower with the tiniest q-tips you can find and paint remover, then Very Carefully re-varnish with exactly the same thing as the original...

Painting & Wallpapering: sealing wall paper, interior, painting
interior, painting, wallpaper: Bruce, Thanks for stopping in. Clear-Coating Wallpaper You can put clear coats over wallpaper. This would be in the category of urethanes, polyurethanes and lacquers. I would favor a poly because they yellow less than the others. An alkyd/oil base needs...

Painting & Wallpapering: stain for trim, interior painting, color
interior painting, color, selection: Hi Emily, Thanks for stopping in. Stain Color Don t give up:) Old Masters and Master Lac are two stain brands that offer a tintable base. That means you can customize any stain color. Pick up a few more stain colors at Lowe s or other hardware store and...

Painting & Wallpapering: staining, colorado springs co, faux effects
colorado springs co, faux effects, weird question: Hi Crystal, Thanks for stopping in. I guess using a stain on drywall is within the realm of possibility, but why? I really would not recommend it. It will interfere with painting later on and faux effects are meant to go on top of paint. If you just want...

Painting & Wallpapering: staining interior wood trim, Become a color expert! Color with No Regrets Now Online, Cyndie Stefanik
Become a color expert! Color with No Regrets Now Online, Cyndie Stefanik, SDP Certified Trainer: Hi Becky, I hope I m understanding this question right, if not let me know. I like the idea of some continuity between the rooms. If you re floors are different colors, that s OK. I would try to keep the floor boards, trim and doors consistent from room...

Painting & Wallpapering: streaks after painting, detergent solution, dry sponge
detergent solution, dry sponge, mild detergent: Hi Giles, Thanks for the picture. The areas in question doen t look brown like a water stain. It also doesn t appear to be the kind of bleed through seen from a waxy or hydrophobic substance. So My first guess would be wrong. Are the streaks near drywall...

Painting & Wallpapering: toddler room painting, interior, painting
interior, painting, color: Hi Michelle, Thanks for stopping in. Color Placement Rules are meant to be broken. Follow your bliss. But on the other hand, a practical issue may be one of coloring on the walls. A darker color would show it less than a light color. Your thoughts on...

Painting & Wallpapering: Unsure about kitchen color scheme, oak cabinetry, chair cushions
oak cabinetry, chair cushions, bamboo flooring: Hi Heather Great descriptions but here’s what I’m feeling since I lack a photo. (Please up load one to AllExperts if possible!). Too much of any one color in your house is Usually not great, especially a potentially strong color such as dark green. Dark green...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall color, interior painting, painting
interior painting, painting, color selection: Hi Sherry, Thanks for stopping in. Choosing room colors Sounds chic. Blending the Art Deco with modern furniture and appliances. Very south Florida. One thing you may want to think about. Perhaps painting the bedroom(s) a different color. Turquoise is...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall color problem, Learn you decorating style, Benjamin Moore Paints
Learn you decorating style, Benjamin Moore Paints, Cyndie Stefanik: Hi Amada, Do you have your bedding yet? If your simply looking for a neutral color to use for your walls take a look at Benjamin Moore desert tan. It has a touch of yellow to bright your room and then paint the ceiling ivory tusk or rich cream. Paints...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Paneling Painting, interior, painting
interior, painting, color: Hi Mona, Thanks for stopping in. Painting paneling The general outline is de-gloss, prime and paint. Preparation Wipe the surface with a de-glosser like TSP Substitute, denatured alcohol or lacquer thinner. This helps the primer stick better. It gives...

Painting & Wallpapering: Waste paint hardener, waste paint hardener, colorado springs co
waste paint hardener, colorado springs co, hi tim: Hi Kevin, Thanks for stopping in. There sure is. Try cat litter. It s made to absorb moisture and clump when wet. Dump a bunch in, stir it up and watch it work. Get the cheap stuff. Hope that helps, Tim Hoeffel Better Panting Colorado Springs,...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall paint, interior painting, painting
interior painting, painting, color selection: Hi Rajinder, Thanks for stopping in. Choosing a room color A black sofa isn t much to go on when choosing a room color. Everything matches. You also want to look at other colors like the floor color, accents like picture frames, throw pillows, vases,...

Painting & Wallpapering: water stains in wood, interior, painting
interior, painting, stain blockng: Hi John, Thanks for stopping in. Another coat of stain blocking primer should do it. Kilz, since you may still have some, or Cover Stain from Zinsser. If you can still see the stains after the primer has dried, apply another coat. Then paint with your...

Painting & Wallpapering: My yellow kitchen - follow up, Cyndie Stefanik, Virtual Color Consultant
Cyndie Stefanik, Virtual Color Consultant, Behr Paint: Hi Lauren, Wow! Thanks for sending over that second picture, I can get a much better idea of your space. And also, thanks for sending me the colors from the other rooms. I have Brown Teepee in my Behr deck but not Castle Bath. I looked for it online,...

Painting & Wallpapering: My yellow kitchen, Cyndie Stefanik, Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik, Color with No Regrets, Sherwin Williams: Hi Lauren, Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I have been trying (with no luck) to calibrate my computer to view my colors more accurately. But I guess I m not techie enough. I was trying to alter your room using technology to show a terra-cotta...

Painting & Wallpapering: Accenting a bookcase, Cyndie Stefanik, The SDP
Cyndie Stefanik, The SDP, Online Color Certification: Hi Dawn, I think I m understanding the room, but if its possible to send a picture over, that would be great. If the sand is too dark and the white is too stark (and if it s bright white I agree) try just a lighter version of the same color sand (1 shade...

Painting & Wallpapering: Arborite, painting counter tops, colorado springs co
painting counter tops, colorado springs co, grade material: Hi Deb, Thanks for stopping in. Painting counter tops Counter tops can be painted, but it is not something I would recommend. Paint is not a food grade material in any form. You may be able to put a couple coats of food grade polyurethane on top of...

Painting & Wallpapering: backsplash color, Cyndie Stefanik offering custom color palette's for entire homes- ONLY $199, Coping with Color
Cyndie Stefanik offering custom color palette's for entire homes- ONLY $199, Coping with Color: Hi Elizabeth, I would go towards the light brown versus yellow because yellow is a color that demands attention. It is the first color the eye will see drawing unnecessary attention to your back splash in your case. How s your house coming along. I know...

Painting & Wallpapering: basement, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik, Co-Founder Devel. of Color with No Regrets Benjamin Moore Paints
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik, Co-Founder Devel. of Color with No Regrets Benjamin Moore Paints: Hi Maureen, I think the burgundy would be a little dark for the basement, especially if the natural lighting is limited. You can use a green just as you mentioned, but I would try to find one that has a litttle yellow in it such as Timothy Straw (Benjamin...

Painting & Wallpapering: basement, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Sheila, If you didn t like the green undertone in Monroe Bisque, then you probably won t like Believable Buff. And, I think the reason you felt the Putnam was to dark was because it has a more taupey gray undertone. Blonde is nice, but may be too much...

Painting & Wallpapering: beadboard, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Behr Paint, IACET Certification
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Behr Paint, IACET Certification, On-line Color Classes: Hi JoAnn, White may be too stark for your False Cypress color. You may want to consider a creamy white such as Cotton Whisper or Antique White from Behr. It will actually appear white, but will take the edge off. It is the same scenario for the all green...

Painting & Wallpapering: Cement paint, cement paint, head ache
cement paint, head ache, long term health: Hi Sue, Thanks for stopping in. You are not in any danger. This is not dangerous. It may be really smelly if it s an alkyd or xylene base. Both can give you a head ache but will not effect long term health. The solvents will be completely gone in 7-10...

Painting & Wallpapering: Color problems., Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, IACET Certification
Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, IACET Certification, *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Karen, Compatible Cream and Humble Gold definitely lean toward the yellow side. I think in order to get the right color, you may have to decrease the intensity of color (saturation). The yellow family colors are tough because they go either green or...

Painting & Wallpapering: color choice, Cyndie Stefanik training instructor the Society of Decorating Professionals, Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik training instructor the Society of Decorating Professionals, Color with No Regrets: Hi Frances, Thanks for calling me. I did order that paint deck we spoke about and should have it by the first part of next week. I look forward to working with you in the near future. Thanks again and I will talk to you very soon. Cyndie Stefanik...

Painting & Wallpapering: color for kitchen, Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, IACET Certification
Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, IACET Certification, *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Jo, Is a nice warm red too strong for you? It would be nice with your oak cabinets and farm kitchen creating a very warm and inviting space. If you want to send over a picture, I can alter it for you to show how it will look before you paint. Let...

Painting & Wallpapering: coordinating color with burgundy, full spectrum lighting, burgundy wine
full spectrum lighting, burgundy wine, homework question: Hi Sheila I still need specifics on your lights. 65 watt highhats means nothing to me. Please explain. 65 watt incandescent? Basically what this comes down to is your lighting comes FIRST before ANYTHING else. For a room without windows, lighting is crucial....

Painting & Wallpapering: coordinating color with raisin torte, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore, IACET Certified teaching *New On-line VIDEO Classes
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore, IACET Certified teaching *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Sue, It would be nice to have a blue-green or green with your sofa and raisin torte. Take a look at Benjamin Moore Aganthus Green or Weekend getaway. You could go with a more tan color using your sofa as guide to find a color deeper or lighter than...

Painting & Wallpapering: covering a magenta wall, contract emulsion, two coats
contract emulsion, two coats, china clay: Yes you require a contract emulsion which contains plenty of china clay and less titanium dioxide and acrylic. Several products are available but my favorite ones are Crown Covermatt, Johnstones Jonmatt and the best of all Macphersons Eclipse all of which...

Painting & Wallpapering: crown molding, interior painting, color
interior painting, color, selection: Hi Terry, Thanks for stopping in. Crown molding color The way the brain interprets color is a weird. There are particular reactions to different colors which vary by culture. What is consistent across cultures is balance and symmetry bring a sense of...

Painting & Wallpapering: Decorating boy/girl room, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Behr Paint, IACET Certification
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Behr Paint, IACET Certification, *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Nikki, Since Thomas the Train has blue and your daughter likes blue, that s the way I would go. A fun finish for kids rooms that is suitable for boys and girls of any age is a horizontal stripe. I have attached a picture of a room with bands of color...

Painting & Wallpapering: Driving myself crazy, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore, IACET Certified teaching *New On-line VIDEO Classes
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore, IACET Certified teaching *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Daveni, You have some beautiful colors and you can always use a lighter or deeper version of one of those for your foyer or kitchen. Or, I found a nice complement to the colors you already have and it looks great coming off your formal Living Room and...

Painting & Wallpapering: Exterior Painting on house w/ cedar roof, hire a painter, hire
hire a painter, hire, painter: Hi Mike, Thanks for stopping in. Hiring a painter I have painted a number of homes built like yours. They can pose a challenge depending on the pitch of the roof and they roofing material. Cedar shakes can be slippery, which makes them especially difficult...

Painting & Wallpapering: elastomeric paint or luxon, water proof, paint
water proof, paint, elastomeric: Hi Cindy, Thanks for stopping in. Waterproof paint I like your painter s loyalty to Sherwin Williams. And to be honest, I have heard some good things about the Loxon line. But it could also be that your painter only has an account, i.e. discount, at Sherwin...

Painting & Wallpapering: entryway,stairway, paint color question, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selling a colorful house
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selling a colorful house, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Tammie, First I have to tell you that the colors you mentioned are not in my Behr deck but I was able to view them online. Sometimes computers distort the colors so I want to give you some general advice. If you want me to be more specific, let me...

Painting & Wallpapering: Finding a stain color, interior painting, painting
interior painting, painting, stain: Hi Kim, Thanks for stopping in. The best work-a-round I can think of, which I often use, is to take a drawer/kick plate into your favorite local paint store (not a hardware store). They should be able to do a very accurate color match. You might want to...

Painting & Wallpapering: finished basement, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore, IACET Certified teaching *New On-line VIDEO Classes
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore, IACET Certified teaching *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Sheila, Those colors are very nice as well. The trek tan does have more red in it, and that s ok too! Both scenarios are right, it just depends on which one appeals to you more. If you re torn between colors, you may want to purchase 2 oz samples...

Painting & Wallpapering: how to fix a paint color, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore, IACET Certified teaching *New On-line VIDEO Classes
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore, IACET Certified teaching *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Rosemary, If you wanted to tweak the color and repaint, i would rely on the experts at the paint store. I m sure there won t be any guarantees, but they may have some suggestions on how to warm it up. There may be too much color in there already making...

Painting & Wallpapering: flexrock paint on ceiling tiles, ceiling tiles, faux painting
ceiling tiles, faux painting, drop ceiling: Hi Peni, Thanks for stopping in. Ceiling tiles What you use depends on what the substrate is for the tiles. I first thought of drop ceiling when you mentioned ceiling tiles. But now I m remembering 1 x1 ceiling tiles from when I grew up, put on the...

Painting & Wallpapering: fresh painted cabinet doors., oil base paint, latex paint
oil base paint, latex paint, cabinet doors: Jeanette, Thanks for stopping in. You can use an oil or acrylic polyurethane over latex paint. I would steer you away from lacquers and varnishes. They yellow over time. You could also use an oil base paint for the final coat. It s not quite as durable...

Painting & Wallpapering: furniture stain, mineral spirit, gel stain
mineral spirit, gel stain, paint color: Hi Luis, Thanks for stopping in. Stain over paint You can use gel stain on top of paint. The procedure you outlined will work well enough. But you have to realize that it will not look like stained wood. It will have more of a color wash look to it if...

Painting & Wallpapering: glazing cabinets, Expert Cyndie Stefanik Glazing cabinets, IACET Certified teaching *New On-line VIDEO Color class
Expert Cyndie Stefanik Glazing cabinets, IACET Certified teaching *New On-line VIDEO Color class: Hi , You ll need to sand lightly, clean, glaze and then top coat. In some cases the top coat isn t necessary, but with the wear and tear of a kitchen, I would highly recommend a clear protective layer. The products I use are gel based stains available...

Painting & Wallpapering: glazing (treatment) over chocolate brown paint, river rock fireplace, chocolate brown
river rock fireplace, chocolate brown, milk chocolate: Hi Anita Glazing is used to add a special-effect such as subtle random pattern to the surface with a transparent film of paint. It sounds like a river rock fireplace of that scale is providing more than enough interest on it’s own, so I do not think I would...

Painting & Wallpapering: help with painting popcorn ceiling, household bleach, living organism
household bleach, living organism, two coats: This sounds like contamination from within the substrate or coatings. I presume you would have mentioned if there was any moisture present, but it is worth checking that the brown spots are not mould or fungi. You can do this by dabbing the spots with diluted...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior paint, pale pinks, copper color
pale pinks, copper color, color coordination: Hi Jay, Stop worrying, I have been involved with Paint for over 40 years and live with a colour blind deficiency Red/Green. Therefore I have developed strategies to deal with colour selection from the technical side of paint application, which is my speciality....

Painting & Wallpapering: interior paint color choice, Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, IACET Certification
Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, IACET Certification, *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Deb, I would try to chose a floor with some of the golden tones of your oak vanity to give your room a cohesive look. These golden tones will look nice coming off of your sage green room as well. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen & Den Paint, chili corn, brick fireplace
chili corn, brick fireplace, chili pepper: Hi Shannon If you like the idea of dark olive green, why not? It’s perfectly fine to have another green room if you LOVE green. You do not say what greens are already there and can you see these rooms from your kitchen and den? Too much of a good thing might...

Painting & Wallpapering: Living Room, Hire Cyndie Stefanik Certifified Color Consultant Entire Home ONLY $199, Coping with Color.com
Hire Cyndie Stefanik Certifified Color Consultant Entire Home ONLY $199, Coping with Color.com: Hi Kim, Actually I don t mind the blue tones but I would make it a little grayer and deeper. It would look nice coming off of your chocolate dining room and yellow foyer. You could also use golden tan...something deeper than your yellow foyer (not as bright),...

Painting & Wallpapering: Minwax stain/poly, interior painting, better painting
interior painting, better painting, colorado springs: Dear Halwitzer, Thanks for stopping in. The Minwax Polyurethane is not a tintable product. I appreciate not wanting to waste it, but you may have another project where a light color is better. You will be better off buying another poly that is closer to...

Painting & Wallpapering: melamine paint, melamine paint, interior painting
melamine paint, interior painting, cabinets: Hi Maurice, Thanks for stopping in. The Melamine should cure fairly soon. Typical paint takes 7-10 days to fully cure depending on temperature and humidity. I did not see anything in their FAQ s to indicate anything different. I also did not see anything...

Painting & Wallpapering: mixing: satin paint, polyurethane and ?, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik, IACET Color Certification
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik, IACET Color Certification, *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Cordelia, The only recipes that I m familiar with is a crackled finish using glue, and generally homemade mixtures are somewhat temperamental. If it is a wax type of finish, there are waxes that can be tinted to create different affects. If you want...

Painting & Wallpapering: Need help in Picking a Color, color pallette, hoeffel
color pallette, hoeffel, peices: Hi Preeti, Thanks for stopping in. If you can tell me some of the other colors in your house I can be more specific. Things like floor color, major furniture peices and how you tend to decorate. Are you going for a specific style or color pallette? There...

Painting & Wallpapering: I need help choosing a color for kitchen, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Behr Paint, IACET Certification
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Behr Paint, IACET Certification, On-line Color Classes: Hi Dawn, I don t think you re on the wrong path at all. If you want to accentuate the copper, take a look at Behr Smokey Slate. It will highlight the copper, work very nicely with the oak, and has enough gray undertone to look nice with your counter top....

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color, Online Color Consultant Cyndie Stefanik, IACET Certification
Online Color Consultant Cyndie Stefanik, IACET Certification, *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Cheryl, Yes, that can work with if your paint color is a good blend with your fireplace. It doesn t need to match but should carry the same undertones. Do you have a picture you can send over to me? That way I can take a better look and give you more...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color for dining room, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, IACET Certification
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, IACET Certification, *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Jennifer, I love red and I love Bravado Red, but there are a few things you might consider. First, the contrast will shrink a room more than the color itself. In other words red next to your Cotton Whisper will have quite a bit of contrast and could...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, IACET Certification
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, IACET Certification, *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Sue, Take a look at Sherwin Williams Macadamia for your accent wall. It will look nice with the carpet and ivory walls. If you want something with a little more green take a look at SW Relaxed Khaki as well. Both will work. Let me know if you need...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting family room walls with a brick fireplace, Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, Color with No Regrets, New ONLINE Color classes and consultation: Hi Sue, You really have a clean slate. Do you like neutral colors or more vibrant ones? If you really are starting with a clean slate and don t have the furniture, I would use a very neutral tan such as Sherwin Williams Bagel which will look great with...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting furniture, interior, painting
interior, painting, furniture: Hi Cindy, Thanks for stopping in. Painting stained wood Prep The type of prep work will depend on the kind of finish you want. The finer the finish the more time it takes. Let s just say you re not looking for perfection but a good job. Remove all...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting metal, interior painting, better painting
interior painting, better painting, colorado springs: Hi Steven, Thanks for stopping in. Painting metal hinges Prep Sounds like quite a project. But the hinges really should not give you a problem. First, make sure the stripper is cleaned off the hinges. This is a really important step. Wiping them down...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over a pickled pine wall, grit sandpaper, pine paneling
grit sandpaper, pine paneling, latex paint: Lightly sand the pine paneling. Use 120 grit sandpaper. Apply 1 coat of oil based primer. (Z-prime makes a good primer). After the primer is dry (24 hours), paint the paneling with 2 coats of paint. (You may use a semi gloss latex paint or a semi gloss oil...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Solid Surface Countertops, Cyndie Stefanik, The SDP
Cyndie Stefanik, The SDP, Online Color Certification: Hi Sallie, If it was a laminate counter top, I could advise you on products and procedures but I haven t tested them on solid surfacing. I will attempt to get some answers and if I do, I will send you a follow up email with the details. Sorry I couldn...

Painting & Wallpapering: Picking a Suitable Yellow, interior painting, color selection
interior painting, color selection, choise: Hi Mary, Thanks for stopping in. Choosing colors I have always had a difficult time with the right shade of yellow. Bicycle yellow is a vibrant color. I m thinking the colors you have selected may be a little over whelming for many people. Perhaps something...

Painting & Wallpapering: Pre-primed wood ballusters - indoors, interior painting, better painting
interior painting, better painting, colorado springs: Hi Rhonda, Thanks for stopping in. I think you will be ok using whatever kind of semi gloss you have for the spindles. Popping of a drop is different than trying to get off paint that has been worked in. Two coats of the Behr will work fine after it has...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, interior, painting
interior, painting, design: Hi Adele Thanks for stopping in. There really is not much I can tell you that you do not know already. Try a neutral earth tone. If your kitchen is big enough you can use a color that s a little darker to minimize the cabinets. A slight yellow or gold...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, colorado springs co, crown molding
colorado springs co, crown molding, painting technique: Hi Tara, Thanks for stopping in. Painting done well can have some cool effects. Like clouds on a ceiling. It can look very real. Chair rail can be fun. Put a darker color under it and a light color above it. The darker color seems to make the lighter color...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint blisters, paint, blistering
paint, blistering, home depot: Hi Cindy, Thanks for stopping in. New paint blistering A former employee of Home Depot has informed me that they had this problem with some of their Glidden and Behr interior paints. It seems there was not enough drying time between coats. The primer...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Behr Paint, IACET Certification
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Behr Paint, IACET Certification, *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Lisa, Take a look at Behr Riviera Sand or Desert Camel. These would make a nice balance between the warm red velvet and the white wainscoting. Then I would add some accessories or an area rug to combine all of the colors together. I hope this...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color for great room, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore, IACET Certified teaching *New On-line VIDEO Classes
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore, IACET Certified teaching *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Nannette, It seems that the Pavilion Beige is a little grey for your warm reds, browns and golds. The Philadelphia cream is better with what your describing. There is a color (BM Monroe Bisque) that is somewhere in the middle between the Paillion and...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color suggestion, Cyndie Stefanik, The SDP
Cyndie Stefanik, The SDP, Online Color Certification: Hi Karen, I would stay away from green since you already have a few different green colors (hunter green, yellow green and olive in you accents). Not only that, I don t think you want green anyway since your sofa is that color. I would chose a mid-tone...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colors, Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, IACET Certification
Color Expert Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, IACET Certification, *New On-line VIDEO Classes: Hi Betty, I really wish i had a piece of your carpet to see it in person because the color you choose can make or break the sale. You definitely don t want the carpet to appear worn or dirty, especially in today s market. Gray s come with several different...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint dilema, Cyndie Stefanik creating custom color stories for entire homes ONLY $199, Coping with Color The SD
Cyndie Stefanik creating custom color stories for entire homes ONLY $199, Coping with Color The SD: Hi Sean, It sounds like a gorgeous condo. I like the idea of Macadamia but also check out Grassland and Sensible Hue. By moving over to the cooler tones, it will complement your floor rather than appear as though you tried to match it which may be difficult...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint and or wallpaper, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Jenny, I just answered a question for another woman just a few minutes ago who is just starting to make decisions on a new home as well. I can see where your head would be spinning with options because your first decision will impact everything else...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting in 1 color, color selection, interior painting
color selection, interior painting, better painting: Hi Eileen, Thanks for stopping in. Selecting colors Personally, I think if you found a color you really like and it works with most of your home, keep it. It s better than white. No need to complicate the issue. Hope that helps, Tim Hoeffel Better...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, Cyndie Stefanik, Virtual Color Consults
Cyndie Stefanik, Virtual Color Consults, Painted Woodwork: Hi Susie, To paint or not paint oak trim is your personal taste. I have customers who would never consider painting any wood, and yet I have others who would never consider keeping it! I do think it can freshen, update and remove years of wear and tear...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a crib, interior painting, better painting
interior painting, better painting, colorado springs: Hi Renee, Thanks for stopping in. Painting stained furniture I do think this is generally a good procedure. Stripping off the existing finish works well to. The problem is that they are both a lot of work. But I think you will find that a light sand will...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting problem, interior painting, color
interior painting, color, selection: Hi Mary Anne, Thanks for stopping in. Unexpected colors I have thought of a few things that can effect the perception of color and the actual color. Color families. When you pick colors at the store the swatches are organized horizontally and vertically...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting/staining, brick facade, fake brick
brick facade, fake brick, paint colors: Hi Patty Whilst your questions are a little out of my sphere of expertise I can offer you some advice on the technical aspects. Colour itself is very subjective and every person sees colours in a different way. Natural light, carpet or floor colours,...

Painting & Wallpapering: poor interior walls, rule of thumb, hoeffel
rule of thumb, hoeffel, interior walls: Hi Larane, Thanks for stopping in. Hiding wall imperfections The rule of thumb has more to do with sheen than color. The higher the sheen the more imperfections are shown. Flat hides mistakes. Color can have some influence, especially in a small space...

Painting & Wallpapering: preparing wall for painting after removal of wallpaper, contract emulsion, quality contract
contract emulsion, quality contract, trade quality: unfortunately there is not cover all wonder product available. In the retail market place Polycell do manufacture some high build materials But I have never found them totally satisfactory. I am afraid you are correct, a skim coat of plaster is about...

Painting & Wallpapering: Retexturing, knockdown texture, orange peel texture
knockdown texture, orange peel texture, uneven surface: Are you talking about orange peel texture? If so, the walls should be smooth first before retexturing. Any other kind of texturing (knockdown texture, etc), the walls don t have to be that smooth since the heavy texture will probably hide it. Hope that...

Painting & Wallpapering: how to remove cracked paint, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selling a colorful house
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selling a colorful house, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Rocky, I would get it a smooth as you can, then prime using an oil based primer to prevent any further cracking. Then use spackling to fill in any cracks, sand lightly until smooth, then re-prime those spots. After that you can use latex or oil paint...

Painting & Wallpapering: removing vinyl wallpaper and either hanging new wallpaper or painting, Cyndie Stefanik creating custom color stories for entire homes ONLY $199, Coping with Color The SD
Cyndie Stefanik creating custom color stories for entire homes ONLY $199, Coping with Color The SD: Hi Rubye, Unfortunately you will need to remove the paper backing as well. Your local paint/wallpaper store carries products that can be sprayed onto your wall to make removal a little easier. It is a messy project. Just follow the manufacturers directions...

Painting & Wallpapering: Sage green sofa, Cyndie Stefanik Pottery Barn Colors, Coping with Color
Cyndie Stefanik Pottery Barn Colors, Coping with Color, The SDP: Hi Claire, You can do 1 wall in red or rusty red if the other walls are a mid-tone color such as camel to avoid making the room appear smaller. Is there any chance you can send over a picture of your room and/or sofa. This way I can get a better understanding...

Painting & Wallpapering: Smoke Damage, fire restoration, smoke damage
fire restoration, smoke damage, kilz: Hi Kenneth, Thanks for stopping in. Fire damage restoration The cleaning is necessary. You have to think what you are putting the paint on. The smoke and soot don t make a good surface for any paint to adhere to. If the paint is put on the soot there...

Painting & Wallpapering: Stain for ext deck-non-toxic, volume solids, voc emissions
volume solids, voc emissions, exterior deck: I can only speak for the UK, and we have several low volume solids treatments for decking etc. Many of them are now water based and very low VOC emissions, also for 2010 most manufacturers will be able to comply with VOC legislation. Cuprinol,Sadolins and...

Painting & Wallpapering: Stain for outdoor deck, Cyndie Stefanik, The SDP
Cyndie Stefanik, The SDP, Online Color Certification: Hi Makoto, I found a link for you. http://www.bioshieldpaint.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=293 I have never used this product personally, but it may be worth looking into. It seems that all information is available on the website....

Painting & Wallpapering: Subcontracting, business liscense, touch ups
business liscense, touch ups, paint companies: Hi Jed, I m not a huge expert on this but I will tell you what I know. If this is a corporate home builder you will need to be properly insured and lisenced. Liability, workman s comp, vehicle coverage and a business liscense if Washington requires one. Colorado...

Painting & Wallpapering: standard painting over tex-cote, exterior latex paint, tex cote
exterior latex paint, tex cote, quality latex: Hi Janet, Thanks for stopping in. Painting Tex-cote I do not know much about Tex-Cote, but I have never heard of a coating that can not be repainted with the proper prep work. From what I do know of Tex-cote, it is an elastomeric base, and I know that...

Painting & Wallpapering: Tall Walls - Catherdral Ceilings, accent wall, accent color
accent wall, accent color, west walls: You can paint one wall (accent wall) in each room an accent color. Or you can paint all four walls the same color. Some of my clients have different color schemes for different rooms, others have the same color scheme for the whole house. The choice is...

Painting & Wallpapering: can i use exterior masonary paint on my hallway walls which get damp, masonry paint, exterior masonry
masonry paint, exterior masonry, zinsser: Whilst the product is fine to use internally, unfortunately it will not help with the problem. When there is mould and or fungi growing it is as you have said because there is moisture present., The mould is a growing organism fed by moisture, there are products...

Painting & Wallpapering: vinyl tiles and paint, vinyl floor tiles, vinyl tiles
vinyl floor tiles, vinyl tiles, colorado springs co: Hi Agnes Marie, Thanks for stopping in. Painting vinyl floor tiles The most important part is going to be the prep. Make sure the floor is clean, mopped and de-glossed. You will need a really good bonding primer. The best one I know of is Stix by Insul-X....

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Color, Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, Color with No Regrets, New ONLINE Color classes and consultation: Hi James, Thanks for getting back to me. I can only see the draperies from the internet image and computers can sometimes distort the colors. But from what I see, Interactive Cream is your best bet. The Cachet is a little to bright and saturated while...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper border, wallpaper border, heat gun
wallpaper border, heat gun, hair dryer: Use some border seam paste (or elmers slue). Spread it on the part that is curling up. Let it tack lightly. Use a heat gun or hair dryer to warm (soften up) the edges on the paper. Roll or flatten the seams back down.. Hope that helps.....any other questions,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Water Sealing Paint, water proofing, water leaks
water proofing, water leaks, fix water damage: Hi John, Thanks for stopping in. So the drywall is bubbling up? Not just the paint? Does it dry out and lay back down or do you need to patch the drywall each time? I m assuming the area is wet. Where have you check for leaks? Water can travel really...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wood trim, Cyndie Stefanik, The SDP
Cyndie Stefanik, The SDP, Online Color Certification: Hi Wanda, I don t think it s a problem especially since you used a creamy white versus an off-white. Painted wood and wood are often mixed especially in banisters. As long as you keep it consistent meaning if you have 3 doors...all 3are walnut so it feels...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color for 20 year old home, Cyndie Stefanik, Color Consut with the Expert
Cyndie Stefanik, Color Consut with the Expert, Sherwin Williams: Hi Linda, Actually there are quite a few colors that will blend nicely with your oak trim. Since most oak has a yellowish orange tone to it, I would stay away from yellows and oranges. There are some exceptions of course, but you would need to make sure...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color, Cyndie Stefanik, Virtual Color Consults
Cyndie Stefanik, Virtual Color Consults, Accent Walls: Hi Joni, I don t have the Mark Twain (SW) color in may fan deck. I looked for a picture of it on-line, but couldn t find it there either. I do believe you could go with a green color. Take a look at Sherwin Williams Universal Khaki. It will look nice...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper, kleenex tissue, spray bottle
kleenex tissue, spray bottle, thin film: It is best to remove it. Use a spray bottle with warm water. If it is impossible to remove, I d suggest priming over the area with an oil based primer. Then sand and patch. Then hang wallpaper. Hope that helps......any other questions...just ask.....

Painting & Wallpapering: white drips on milk chocolate paint, Cyndie Stefanik Faux Effects, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Faux Effects, Online color consultations and classes, Trainer for The SDP: Hi Sharon, I can understand the drips but not really sure why it s white. My suggestion is to use a clear sealer over your paint that s non-yellowing and practically invisible. This will seal off the paint so the water will never touch the color. There...

Painting & Wallpapering: window trim white versus oak, colorado springs co, oak doors
colorado springs co, oak doors, window trim: Hi Debbie, Thanks for stopping in. I think painting all those door is going to be a bigger job than you think it is. You would need 1-2 coats of an oil base stain blocking primer and 1-2 coats of paint per door. That s a lot of painting with all your doors....

Painting & Wallpapering: Bubbles in the Paint, paint bubbles, paint
paint bubbles, paint, primer: Hi Tiffany, Thanks for stopping in. Paint bubbles Can you tell me more about the bubbles? Are they small like pinholes or larger like the size of a dime or quarter? There may be several things going on. The first may be dry time. If the humidity...

Painting & Wallpapering: COLOR COORDINATE WALLS WITH FURNITURE, Cyndie Stefanik Faux Effects, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Faux Effects, Online color consultations and classes, Trainer for The SDP: Hi Sandra, I like the idea of tone on tone using only 1 or 2 very subtle colors because your chairs have simple clean lines and the tone on tone would also have the same simple elegance. You can use any color you d like, but the deeper the color, the more...

Painting & Wallpapering: Cracked plaster, cracked plaster, smooth peanut butter
cracked plaster, smooth peanut butter, putty knife: Hi Erica, Thanks for stopping in. Fixing a crack in the plaster should be something you can do fairly easily. I would suggest a 2-3 step process. 1. Caulk the crack with Big Stretch caulk. Let it dry for a day. This will prevent it from cracking again...

Painting & Wallpapering: Crown moulding and baseboard colors, valspar paint, crown mouldings
valspar paint, crown mouldings, furniture fabrics: High JoAnne, Colour design work is not really where my expertise lies, I am more the technical side of paint and wallpaper, however I can guide you with some basic rules I have gathered over the years. We generally have the choice to blend or contrast...

Painting & Wallpapering: What colors go best with stained wood trim ?, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Melissa, I think Khaki and Red s are a great idea. My only piece of advice is that you use more of a red to red-orange versus a berry color (which is more red-violet). The reason is that violet is the deepest color in the spectrum so red s that have...

Painting & Wallpapering: What colors (color family) go best with stained trim?, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Lena, The floors do not have to match the trim and it s okay to have it lighter or darker. The problem isn t so much the lighter or the darker version, it s just to keep it different enough that it doesn t appear that you tried to match the trim and...

Painting & Wallpapering: dining room with chair rail, dining room chairs, fabric colors
dining room chairs, fabric colors, room colors: Hi Lara Try these color combinations, using the actual colors in your fabric as a guide. Don’t worry about trying to match the fabric colors exactly, just get in the ballpark, especially if the print is small. q Wall above chair rail: light taupe/khaki....

Painting & Wallpapering: dining room colors, Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams, Color with No Regrets, New ONLINE Color classes and consultation: Hi Kathy, Is your carpet a deep blue or light blue? Blue s and browns always look good together. Take a look at Sherwin Williams Totally Tan for the Bottom Interactive Cream for the top and Biscuit for the chair rail and ceiling color. I hope this...

Painting & Wallpapering: Glazing Kitchen Cabinets, Cyndie Stefanik Faux Effects, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Faux Effects, Online color consultations and classes, Trainer for The SDP: Hi Vivian, I haven t used the Old Masters get stain, I have only used the Faux Effects Stain and Seal (available on my website, click on the Faux Effects logo on the home page of copingwithcolor.com). So I can only advise you how that works and I m sure...

Painting & Wallpapering: Home Theater, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Lori, Here are 3 colors you may want to look at. First for your ceiling a warm charcoal gray...Benjamin Moore AF655 silhouette. Then you walls can be all warm red AF275 Rustique or combine this red with either AF125 morrel or, the red with etruscan...

Painting & Wallpapering: masterbath wall color, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for the picture. Take a look at Benjamin Moore Putnam Ivory or Shaker Beige. While the picture is great, I m not sure if my computer has distorted the colors. Let me know what you think, hopefully one of these will work. Cyndie...

Painting & Wallpapering: mint green wall,gold curtains, Cyndie Stefanik's personally Customizes a color palette for your entire house only $199 complete
Cyndie Stefanik's personally Customizes a color palette for your entire house only $199 complete: Hi Banke, It might be your gold curtains causing the problem. Mint green is generally bright while I am envisioning the your gold draperies to be more muted. I would look for some lightweight fabric or draperies that incorporates the mint green with a...

Painting & Wallpapering: Need color advise, Cyndie Stefanik, kids room idea
Cyndie Stefanik, kids room idea, Color Expert: Hi Jennifer, Have you ever considered just painting the ceiling black? I know this sounds like an extreme idea, however it might be something to think about. Black is one of those colors that go into infinity. Bars and restaurants do this all the time...

Painting & Wallpapering: Office color scheme, Cyndie Stefanik, kids room idea
Cyndie Stefanik, kids room idea, Color Expert: Hi Justin, To answer your question, take a look at Sherwin Williams Macadamia or Softer Tan for your ceiling, Moderate White or Softer Tan for your trim and with Sherwin Williams Burgundy or Aged Wine for your walls. I do have an idea for you. When I...

Painting & Wallpapering: Oil or Water Based Stain, Sikkens, Better Painting
Sikkens, Better Painting, Colorado Springs: Hi Sandy, Thanks for stopping in. Acrylic or oil wood stains There are a number of things to consider. The most important one is who makes it. The company making the stain really can be the thing that makes a product. I would recommend four brands for...

Painting & Wallpapering: old wood and metal, floor joists, wall studs
floor joists, wall studs, nail holes: Steven, I know that I am always grateful for plenty of detail when trying to answer a technical question, but you have swamped me with detail, so much so that it was hard to find the question, but I ll give it a try,well here goes. I m not sure what...

Painting & Wallpapering: open-concept paint choices, paint choices, accent wall
paint choices, accent wall, concept space: Three colors depends on if it is so open that their at looks like three accent walls. (you want an accent wall not accent-s walls). What is your focal point? That is important. Certain colors can make things look bigger or smaller. Say if the kitchen...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color for my kitchen, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Cathy, I m not sure I ll be much help to you because I don t have Mountain Sage in my Behr Paint Deck but knowing it s sage green does give me some direction. Also, if you could send over a picture, that would be great. This way I can get a better understanding...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint selection for basement, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Tee, With your contemporary furnishings (which are great!) a white wall would be nice but maybe a little warmer would be better. It s hard to tell from the picture, but does the sofa pillow have a creamy white background? If so, you can take your queue...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting, Interior painting, primer
Interior painting, primer, gripper: Hi again Ellen, Thanks for getting back to me. Sounds like the paneling is typical stuff. Normally the slick outer surface is a wax of some kind. Wax sheds anything resembling water, so it s going to be difficult to do a white wash look. The procedure...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting, zinsser, hoeffel
zinsser, hoeffel, oil base: Hi Brenda, Thanks for stopping in. I am quite sure you can paint your walls. Make sure they are clean then use an oil base primer like Cover Stain from Zinsser. It will take care of most problems. You can get it at Home Depot. Once that is on you can paint...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting living room, Cyndie Stefanik creating custom color stories for entire homes ONLY $199, Coping with Color
Cyndie Stefanik creating custom color stories for entire homes ONLY $199, Coping with Color, The SD: Hi Maris, Is the houndstooth chain in a linen color as well? If you wanted to go more contemporary, you could really shake things up by using a yellow-green color such as Sherwin Williams Bamboo Shoot or Lemongrass. Or, if you d like something less dramatic...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting thermoform cabinets, double sided adhesive tape, zinsser primers
double sided adhesive tape, zinsser primers, purpose problem: Mark, 123 is water based and I would have thought you would require either shellac based (Bin) or oil based (Odourless). However you should indeed leave it seven days to fully cure before testing. If these Zinsser primers don t work then I am not...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color similar to SW Macadamia, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Karen, Sorry it took so long to answer but I wanted to make sure I selected your colors in the daylight. Take a look at Sherwin Williams Nomadic Tan or Kilim Beige. This seems to be your best choice without giving your a pink undertone. This color...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint problem, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Jess, No you will not need to sand off the excess paint. However, you will need to sand it to make sure the layers are smooth and open the pores of the wood so the new paint will bond. After you do this then start with an oil based primer (just in...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint suggestions, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Debbie, If you paint the ceiling deeper than the wall it will visually lower it especially if you use a warm color (which is fine since their so high). Since your plan is somewhat open, you should choose colors with similar intensity (saturation) and...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting different colors on connecting rooms, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Amber, You can resubmit your question if you d like, but unfortunately I don t have the Walmart Vanilla Grass color deck in my office, but I think I offer you some guidance. Open floor plans can have different colors as long as they work nicely...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting indoor brick fireplace, brick fireplace, latex paint
brick fireplace, latex paint, interior latex: Hi Karls, Thanks for stopping in. To be honest with you I don t know how to do the white wash look on brick. To guess, I think I would water down some cheap interior latex paint and apply it to the brick. It should eventually flake off because there s...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting new wallboard, drywall dust, contrary to popular opinion
drywall dust, contrary to popular opinion, hoeffel: Hi Pam, Thanks for stopping in. Painting new wall board New wall board should be vacuumed before priming. There is a lot of drywall dust on it and it should come off before being painted. Contrary to popular opinion, it does not mix in with the paint....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting my teenage sons room, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Marcy, You could try a deeper blue than what you have, a gray blue or a tan in the same family as the dark brown. Just find the color strip that matches the brown in the bedding and consider the color 2 shades lighter on the same paint strip. If you...

Painting & Wallpapering: pricing decorative paint jobs, Cyndie Stefanik, kids room idea
Cyndie Stefanik, kids room idea, Color Expert: Hi Pamela, How exciting to be starting your painting business and what fun to create spaces for kids. When I painted I charged $4.50 a square ft and I live in a small city. I made sure my portfolio and my was educational credentials justified my fee....

Painting & Wallpapering: Refinishing an old cabinet (Paint), interior painting, better painting
interior painting, better painting, colorado springs: Hi Paul, Thanks for stopping in. Refinishing Cabinets This can be an enjoyable project you will take pride in for years. It can also be rather time consuming and the prep work a little daunting. But if you are ready, we will dive in! Finish level ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Select Home Office Color, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Margaret, Since Sherwood is already working in your space, why not repeat that color to add continuity. I would be more inclined to go the blue s and green s rather than introduce a new color such as the golden tans. The blue or greens will look...

Painting & Wallpapering: stripping and re-finishing old metal door frames, metal door frames, city apartment
metal door frames, city apartment, metal suppliers: Hi Robin, Yes you are correct in your assumption that you will need some protection of the metal. You do not specify whether the metal is ferrous or non ferrous, and whilst this would affect how it weathers, the treatment is not really any different ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Vinyle covered sheetrock & hot to paint them, interior painting, better painting
interior painting, better painting, colorado springs: Hi Shelly, Thanks for stopping in. With the info you have given me I m going to have to make a few assumptions to answer your question. I assume the primer on the ceiling was fine and it was the primer on the vinyl wallpaper that never dried. What kind...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpapering over wallpaper, interior painting, better painting
interior painting, better painting, colorado springs: Hi Claire, Thanks for stopping in. I would skip the sanding part if I were you. It will make a bigger mess. You can use a de-glosser on the vynil wall paper the use an oil stain blocking primer. That should get you a few years for the mural. Hope that...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall prep for paint after wallpaper removal, sponge shop, sanding sponge
sponge shop, sanding sponge, wallpaper removal: Hi Randy, Thanks for stopping in. No need to panic. Anything can be fixed. Is the brown paper from the backing for the wall paper or has the wall paper torn off the top layer of sheet rock? If it looks like it s laying on top of the wall you are in good...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper border over new paint, wallpaper border, fatheads
wallpaper border, fatheads, new paint: Hi Connie, Thanks for stopping in. You should wait about a week for the paint to cure before doing anything else with it. Curing is not the same as drying. There is a lot of chemical stuff that goes on when paint is applied and that should be give time...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper/crown molding, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selling a colorful house
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selling a colorful house, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Linda, I would put the crown up first and then wallpaper so the paper doesn t rest under the crown molding for future removal. If it goes under, then you have to cut the paper in the future with hopes that it will come off okay. One other thing to consider...If...

Painting & Wallpapering: whites for trim and ceiling, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Sheila, Thanks for utilizing my services again. You are right, the creamy white (Antique) is better than white. And yes, the Atrium would make it feel choppy and smaller but will be fine on your trim. You ll have to send in pictures when your project...

Painting & Wallpapering: zebra ideas, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Kayla, If your bed spread is zebra, I probably wouldn t repeat the pattern on the wall. Have you thought of using the zebra bedspread and then painting a red accent wall? Then you could find some animal type prints to add to the wall to complement...

Painting & Wallpapering: Accent Wall, accent wall, window dressings
accent wall, window dressings, three walls: Hi Janet: While I am not a professional necessarily, I don t see why you couldn t have your accent wall be lighter with the other 3 walls darker. You are correct that it s usually the other way around. However, if you were to pull the darker colors or...

Painting & Wallpapering: Bathroom, toilet bowl, stefanik
toilet bowl, stefanik, ps thanks: Hi Ruth, It s hard to tell from the picture of the wallpaper if the wide stripe is red or red-orange. Really, you can t go wrong with any of the colors in your wallpaper or fixture colors for towels and accessories. Since your paper is somewhat busy (not...

Painting & Wallpapering: Black Crown - What color trim?, base moulding, eddie bauer home
base moulding, eddie bauer home, crown moulding: Hi Sabrina I think you have your color scheme all there…you just need to execute it! First, your trim/moldings/baseboards should all be black EXCEPT…. Only IF the baseboards are very narrow and not interesting: paint to match walls so they “disappear”. Doors:...

Painting & Wallpapering: bathroom wall color to compliment wood vanity and cabinets, granite vanity, accent tiles
granite vanity, accent tiles, caramel cream: Hi Barbara, For your cabinets I would suggest a mid-tone stain using your caramel tile as an inspiration. Since caramel is a yellow-orange, why not try its complementary color of Blue-Violet such as Krypton or Windy Blue from Sherwin Williams for your...

Painting & Wallpapering: bold choices!, color calculator, color harmony
color calculator, color harmony, calculator program: Hi Jackie, Now here s someone not afraid of color! I like all of the selections with the exception of the light yellow and here is why. First, the colors are all pretty bold and deep and the yellow is too soft against these. Not only that, the yellow...

Painting & Wallpapering: CHOOSING a paint color for my family room, choosing a paint color, brown shades
choosing a paint color, brown shades, adicolor: Hi Patricia: First thing that comes to mind is possibly painting your walls to look like aged plaster. AdiColor makes a nice product to work with and then you can add touches of glaze washes in areas to accent subtly with terra cotta and possibly hints...

Painting & Wallpapering: Choosing a Paint Color with Honey Colored Pine Woodwork, choosing a paint color, cathedral ceilings
choosing a paint color, cathedral ceilings, rm 8: Hi Diane, Thanks for follow up and the great scores, I really appreciate all of your kind words. I am glad that you like the foyer, I know you are going to love the final outcome as well. As far as your family room ceiling, you can use muslin. This...

Painting & Wallpapering: Color Scheme-ing, prow front, sherwin williams paint
prow front, sherwin williams paint, alaskan landscape: Hi Becky: Sounds like a project and an awesome view too. Do you already have your kitchen painted red? As a side note, I think red stimulates the appetite :) Working off Sherwin-Williams paint deck (just because that is what I have) Kirsch Red SW6313...

Painting & Wallpapering: Color scheme, ceramic wall tiles, kitchen cupboards
ceramic wall tiles, kitchen cupboards, pillow shams: Hi Ruth Question 1: “cream verticals”? Not sure what this is. More info here please. Question 2: fun artistic look: need dimensions/light/details of the wee kitchen. And what other colors do you have near the kitchen? What colors do you like besides peach...

Painting & Wallpapering: cabinets, dark wood stain, elbow grease
dark wood stain, elbow grease, quality polyurethane: Hi Ashley, You can paint them to look (faux finish) like a lighter stain, or you can strip them and re-stain into a lighter color. If you are planning to faux finish (to appear as though it is stained), it is a detailed process using just the right...

Painting & Wallpapering: what color..?, adult space, red couch
adult space, red couch, primary colors: Hi Emilee With your blue carpeting and red sofa, you have the beginnings of a triadic color story which is red, blue and yellow which are also the primary colors. The primary colors in their brightest version are great for children s rooms, but in...

Painting & Wallpapering: color!, ship lap, necessary thanks
ship lap, necessary thanks, home depot: Hi Trish, Behr (Home Depot) has a nice creamy beige called Raffia Cream. Is this too light or were you looking for a little deeper? Let me know. I just answered your other question, so when you respond to that one, let me know your thoughts on this color....

Painting & Wallpapering: what color for master bedroom?, abalone shell, wood furniture
abalone shell, wood furniture, sandbank: Hi Sil: Thank you for the web links for the flooring and the furniture. I have to say, from my opinion, that basically all 4 colors you mentioned above look pretty much the same. I don t think they would enhance the color of your gorgeous wood furniture...

Painting & Wallpapering: what color to paint dining room, dining room chairs, ceiling molding
dining room chairs, ceiling molding, color palette: Hi Jackie, Thanks for the nice comments. I would paint the baseboards the Pacer White along with the rest of the trim. Let me know if you have more questions. I am leaving to do a color consultation but will be back later today. Thanks. Cyndie...

Painting & Wallpapering: what color to paint dining room, dining room chairs, ceiling molding
dining room chairs, ceiling molding, behr paints: Hi Jackie: As far as the trim and window trim being white, no I don t agree with that. I think you can choose what you really like. Keep in mind if you do darker paint, it will be harder to paint white again if you choose to some day change it. I...

Painting & Wallpapering: what color to paint dining room, dining room chairs, ceiling molding
dining room chairs, ceiling molding, chair rail: Hi Jackie Well, to make it look larger, you need to lighten things up and/or homogenize your colors and lessen contrast. Here is ONE way to do it. It might work in your space or not, that part will have to be up to you. Pick 3 warm neutrals, one light,...

Painting & Wallpapering: which colour to paint bathroom, crown mouldings, ceramic tiles
crown mouldings, ceramic tiles, pink side: Hi Lori You could try several colors, not just blues, and greys. My first impression: navy blue or dark blue. Next; medium to medium-dark blue grey. Or look at something to warm it up: deep claret red, deep mahogany red-brown (almost a chocolate/cordovan...

Painting & Wallpapering: connecting cabinet color to floor color, stain colors, faux painting
stain colors, faux painting, kitchen cabinets: Hi Michele: I m sorry for the delay in replying to you. It is tough to know exactly what color stain you are referring to, but a possible suggestion would be to do a faux paint technique on the walls that might incorporate tones that compliment both stain...

Painting & Wallpapering: Desperate for help with Exterior Paint, sherwin williams paint, yellow mustard
sherwin williams paint, yellow mustard, exterior paint: Hi Gretchen, I can understand your concerns but, before you freak out (as you put it) let me say this and hopefully offer encouragement. First your roof may appear more gray than it actually is because its up against green and once you have it painted...

Painting & Wallpapering: Dining area, laminate flooring, chair rail
laminate flooring, chair rail, kelly moore: Hi Marlene’ If it’s the “Swiss Coffee” like Kelly Moore and Sherwin Williams make, it’s off-white. So you could put virtually any color with it. Since I do not know what brand, I do not know what tints were used to make it, so I can’t be more specific. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Dried paint runs, latex paint, razor knife
latex paint, razor knife, ace hardware: Try scraping off the paint drips with a putty or razor knife. Then patch over them if needed with some lightweight spackle. Sand when dry. Touch up those spots on the walls with 2 coats of paint. Hope that helps....any other questions, just ask.........

Painting & Wallpapering: decorative painting, soft honey, maple cabinets
soft honey, maple cabinets, faint color: Hi Barb, The attached picture are ones that I did when I was a decorative painter. It would be nice to have something painted above the bench whether it is plants, a chalkboard for the kids to use, or hang some of their artwork that you can have framed....

Painting & Wallpapering: dining room paint, architectural accents, room paint
architectural accents, room paint, woodwork: Hi Patty, That depends on what type of wood you are painting over? If you have like original trim from a very old home that has gorgeous woodwork, I wouldn t advise painting it. However, if it is already painted, then no I wouldn t say you are crazy....

Painting & Wallpapering: door sticking, shiny surface, usa pa
shiny surface, usa pa, stickiness: This solution i have wont give the best finish but it is only on the top surface of the door. It seems like the paint is just not fully dry or the shiny surface of the gloss paint is sticking. You can try giving both surfaces a good wash with sugar soap (or...

Painting & Wallpapering: Exterior Painting Dilemma, exterior painting, color strip
exterior painting, color strip, mustard yellow: Hi Gretchen First, don’t panic! The grey roof is VERY neutral, so just ignore it and concentrate on the stonework for color inspiration. I can’t pick the Perfect color since I can’t put the color chip next to the stone, but Bagel looks like a good choice,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Foyer Paint, upstairs hallway, burnt orange
upstairs hallway, burnt orange, transition area: Hi Karen Go for the orange! Main reasons: it’s not a 70’s color anymore, and it’s fantastic in a foyer with a lot of light. Why? A foyer is a transition area. You do not spend a lot of time there, so it’s a place to introduce people to the rest of your house,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color for black furniture, good advice, gold
Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color for black furniture, good advice, gold

Painting & Wallpapering: a few painting q's, latex brush, different types of paint
latex brush, different types of paint, latex paint: Answer 1: Unpainted (bare) drywall should be primered first with a latex primer before painting. Dark paneling should be primered with an oil based primer before painting (latex or oil). The molding should be primered with an oil based primer, then oil...

Painting & Wallpapering: finding a paint color for my kitchen, wood cabinets, coffee cafe
wood cabinets, coffee cafe, paint color: Hi Kathy, I m glad that you sent two questions because I have painted your room 2 different colors and I can only attach one picture per question. First I think green can work nicely in your kitchen but the problem your having is this particular green...

Painting & Wallpapering: Gender neutral paint color, ralph lauren paint, accent wall
ralph lauren paint, accent wall, accent color: Dear Lisa Here is a nice friendly green, first is a wall color and the second an accent: 6421 Celery, and 6422 Shagreen. For a yellow-orange, look at 6366 Cachet Cream, and 6366 Ambitious Amber. For orange, try 6337 Spun Sugar, with 6338 Warming Peach. These...

Painting & Wallpapering: great room, oak mantel, tile backsplash
oak mantel, tile backsplash, cherry cabinets: Hi Denise, Thank you for your kind words, you have no idea how much I appreciate your vote of confidence. OKKKKKK....now, I wouldn t use interactive cream because you have very little wall space and it will be too light with the visual weight of the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Help! I need help with planning paint colors, choosing paint colors, shelter magazines
choosing paint colors, shelter magazines, wall hangings: Hi Joni Since you have a blank slate and no stuff, start looking at shelter magazines, going to the library, go to show homes that are open, go to furniture stores for ideas, look online at places like Horchow Home, Hive Modern, Crate & Barrel, Room & Board,...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen cabinets, glossy coating, harsh chemicals
glossy coating, harsh chemicals, kitchen cabinets: Hi Ronn, I actually painted my own cabinets and here is my advice and what I did. 1. Remove doors and number them so that all of the holes for the hardware line up. 2. Sand lightly and prime. I know that you don t want to use oil, but you can get...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen cabinets, aqua finishing solutions, professional decorative painter
aqua finishing solutions, professional decorative painter, best quality products: Hi Tammy, Actually, the priming and sanding is the hard part, so congratulations, you are half way there. The faux finish isn t that difficult if you use the right products. I am a distributor for the Aqua Finishing Solutions Product line which are the...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen colors, smokey topaz, kitchen colors
smokey topaz, kitchen colors, mid tones: Hi Denise, I have to leave after this question, so please don t think I am ignoring you if you respond again. I won t have Internet access until Wed. I m glad that you like a red mudroom. I think it will be great! Have you considered a neutral green...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen paint color for kitchen, sheetrock walls, orange shades
sheetrock walls, orange shades, kitchen paint: Hi Athena Sounds like the muted orange will bring out the knots better. However, if you want the best possible color that does EXACTLY what you want and don’t think you can do it yourself, please hire a color consultant. I do not want to be responsible...

Painting & Wallpapering: Living Room Paint Color, benjamin moore paint, developer seminars
benjamin moore paint, developer seminars, room paint: Hi Nicole, I agree completely! The only other suggestion I have is also neutral with a hint of blue (along the lines of steel gray but lighter)such as BM Mt. Rainier Gray. Just trying to provide you with a second option, but you did a great job! Either...

Painting & Wallpapering: making a straight line using painter's tape, base paint, entrance room
base paint, entrance room, crisp edges: Hi Kathy: First of all, make sure the base paint you are taping onto has cured well. I would say to wait even 5-7 days before applying tape on. I think technically it takes paint even longer than that to cure thoroughly and is dependent upon conditions...

Painting & Wallpapering: master bath and bedroom paint, choosing a paint color, empire gold
choosing a paint color, empire gold, bathroom cabinets: Hi Julene, Congrats on your husbands retirement! In answer to your question, I would recommend a golden/tan color since your home is Americana. The blues would be OK, but if your lighting isn t great, they will appear dark. The red already exists in your...

Painting & Wallpapering: master bathroom paint color, blue violet, adequate lighting
blue violet, adequate lighting, floor tiles: Hi Karen, Sounds very nice! With your light tub, flooring and windows, Rockies Brown should be great. You can also lighten up the walls with artwork and accent with lighter colored towels. In addition, your bathroom will have mirrors that reflect the...

Painting & Wallpapering: need help with color, sherwin williams, bravado
sherwin williams, bravado, co founder: Hi Joanne, While you could use a variation of the painted coffee or moss green (a lighter or deeper version) OR, how about a deep muted red such as Sherwin Williams Bravado Red? It would look great with coffee and moss green (although I am not sure which...

Painting & Wallpapering: Oil base primer and latex paint, latex paint, flat paint
latex paint, flat paint, kitchen etc: Hi Jimmy: I did some checking on Kilz website. It says their oil-based primer makes a good base for either oil based or latex paint over the top. http://www.kilz.com/pages/default.aspx?NavID=23 However, my thought is if the room you are painting is one...

Painting & Wallpapering: office color scheme, l shaped desk, room thanks
l shaped desk, room thanks, hi mike: Hi Mike, The carpet being lighter allows you to choose a lighter color on these strips. It doesn t really change the color scheme with the light and dark issue, what really makes the distinction is if your green carpet leans more to the blue side or more...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Colors, room drapes, gray streaks
room drapes, gray streaks, grey shades: Hi Carolyn Ok, what you need to do is use what you have as well as read the suggestion below to find a new color for the walls….in addition, consider the following: · Avoid using any grey shades unless you have gigantic windows and/or sunny southern exposure...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color for black furniture, metal daybed, fabric pattern
metal daybed, fabric pattern, crown molding: 3-5-08 Hi Christine Ok…The “Tropicana Cabana” is probably light enough, LRV is 58. The colors sound fine. However, I’m sensing a lack of nuance and sophistication here. The “Tropicana” color is very bright and saturated, yet you have what seems like a...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color for black furniture, metal daybed, laminate flooring
metal daybed, laminate flooring, paint color: Hi Christine, If you prefer a warm neutral color, I would pull the color from the tan in your bedding or the light maple of your floor. It s best to marry one of those 2 options rather than creating another warm neutral option. One reason I mentioned...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color familyroom, color paint, paint color
color paint, paint color, franklin stove: Hi Debbie, With long and narrow dimensions, you can paint the longer walls slightly lighter than the short walls. This will visually pull the short walls closer to you to help solve the problem of a tunnel look. As far as color, your choices are wide...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color to match Artwork, blue paint, paint color
blue paint, paint color, cyndie: Hi Rachel, There are 2 colors that I would recommend depending upon how blue you want it. First, Sherwin Williams Languid Blue or Sherwin Williams Quietude. I thought the Quietude might be nice to pull in some of the branch color. I have attached...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint primer and top coat, dunn edwards, latex paint
dunn edwards, latex paint, pool room: Hi Wade I would stick to the alkyd for the indoor pool room. I believe all of these companies make excellent alkyds, but I can’t recommend one specifically: Sherwin Williams, Dunn Edwards, Ici Dulux, and Benjamin Moore. You might also see if Behr has an alkyd....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting, rice paddy, family gatherings
rice paddy, family gatherings, paint color: Hi Maria: Is your basement a walk-out basement or does it have a lot of natural light? As far as preteen colors that might double for family gatherings, what about using possibly a green tone like Sherwin Williams Rice Paddy SW6414 and maybe using black...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a foyer w/o natural light, spiral staircase, toile wallpaper
spiral staircase, toile wallpaper, paintes: Hi: I can relate with the problem of trying to strip wallpaper that has not been sized. It is a very tedious project. If you are wanting to stripe with a glaze, you could do tone on tone - or you could get a glaze that is perhaps gold, bronze or any...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Kitchen, tile backsplash, flat varnish
tile backsplash, flat varnish, light rust: Hi Sharon: I wonder about using Sherwin Williams (or comparable brand/color) Chivalry Copper SW6353 or possibly Smokey Topaz SW6117 or something in that color family. I guess I think of Tuscany more with the aged plaster look using some of the colors you...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a stone fireplace, bristle brush, stone fireplace
bristle brush, stone fireplace, paint company: Hi Tucker I haven’t encountered this yet, so I will give you some tips and then you will have to talk to a paint rep or contractor. Basically, serious prep work is needed first. Thoroughly clean stone with TSP and a very stiff bristle brush to remove all...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Tongue and Groove Paneling, wood paneling, tongue and groove paneling
wood paneling, tongue and groove paneling, tongue and groove: Hi Eric I wouldn’t recommend wood paneling in a bathroom. (Just my opinion: in addition to the moisture issue, covering it with opaque paint defeats the purpose of having paneling.) Humidity is too high and it will develop problems later. Mildew, warping,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over "test patch" and choosing a new color, accent wall, touch ups
accent wall, touch ups, paint store: Hi Rebecca, I have a couple suggestions. First, you can get a primer and paint over the patch a few times until the red has disappeared. Then give the entire one wall a primer coat (if not, the color will absorb differently on the patch). Next, I...

Painting & Wallpapering: Pot of Cream - Behr, long slope, upstairs hall
long slope, upstairs hall, paint store: Hi Agnes, You have a very good color eye as Vermont Cream does have a hint of green. It may be that your wood has a green undertone as well and that is why the yellow doesn t complement your wood. Most whites have a touch of a color undertone. Red/Yellow/Blue/Green...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, pine walls, information thanks
pine walls, information thanks, paint color: Hi Linda: Which room is it you are painting? Does the natural pine have a finish that has yellowed or is more red/orange in appearance or it is just a white pine color? The other thing helpful is to choose possibly a painting/art work that you have on...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, accent color, lighting source
accent color, lighting source, earth tone: Hi Roz Since I do not know the size of your room nor the lighting source, it is hard to tell you specific colors. However, I might suggest (if larger room or lots of natural light) doing a darker brown shade. Or you could take the seafoam green color...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, paint color, color question
paint color, color question, cabnets: Hi Nannettte, Nice to hear from you again, and I m glad you like the olive. I like Philadelphia Cream for your kitchen or even BM Crown Point Sand. I don t know where you kitchen is in relationship to your sunroom, but even the olive could be nice (depending...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color/brand for Tuscan look, hi mary, paint color
hi mary, paint color, kelly moore: Hi Mary, I am not sure that I can help you because the Benjamin Moore Amulet Gold is the new Aura collection and unfortunately I don t have one of their decks. They have not introduced this in my area. I was just in Arizona, and couldn t find one there...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color for a small room with white chair rail crown molding, formal dining room, hard wood floors
formal dining room, hard wood floors, crown moulding: Hi Amy: What size is the room approximately? Also, is there a lot of natural light/windows? I would think you might want to retain the original cherry hardwood floors as they typically are an asset to any home. As far as the white crown molding, maybe...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint and selling my house, dining room furniture, living room furniture
dining room furniture, living room furniture, behr paints: Hi Gwendolyn again I just noticed: you plan to SELL your house. This makes a difference. So….the flooring should be pretty basic rather than flashy….imagine someone else in your house when you choose it. Light pine sounds fine for the color….but pine is not...

Painting & Wallpapering: painted over wallpaper, sound surface, coat of paint
sound surface, coat of paint, paint job: The best and correct way would be to remove the wallpaper. It is best to get the walls down to a solid sound surface to paint. Painting another coat of Kilz might help hide the seams a little better. What might happen though in time, is the old wallpaper...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, company recommendations, bright colors
company recommendations, bright colors, room walls: Hi Angela, You have several options with your oak trim. The only thing that I would tell you to avoid is white or any bright colors. The crispness of these colors will make your trim look out of place. Sherwin Williams has a group of colors called...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting the bathrooms tiles on the wall, ceramic tile, reb
ceramic tile, reb, tiles: Hi Eris As far as color goes, I can’t help you unless you provide more information. As far as painting goes, there is a lot of prep work in painting tiles. ONLY paint tiles if it’s NOT exposed to water every day. I would only do it if I couldn’t possibly...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting the bircks inside my chimney, wood burner, paint manufacturers
wood burner, paint manufacturers, paint store: Hi Sophie Go down to your favorite paint store and ask for high-heat paint appropriate for brick as you describe. Most paint manufacturers will be able to recommend something. Or try the company you purchased the wood burner from. They might have a suggestion....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting dining room, knotty pine ceilings, pastel shade
knotty pine ceilings, pastel shade, grey shade: Hi Shirley You don’t have to go directly to a dark color to add some color. You can go for a pastel shade. Look for something in the yellow-cream-beige family or something color to off-set the effects of the brown pine: very pale icy blue grey, pale sage...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting interior walls, wood railings, color direction
wood railings, color direction, two different things: Hi Deborah You have two different things going on with the trim and there are two potentially contradictory questions: 1. Husband doesn’t want to paint it but you do not mention if you want to refinish the trim to stain it lighter. 2. ANY color lighter...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a poem on a chair, kitchen bench, wooden bench
kitchen bench, wooden bench, raw wood: Hello Heidi: Do you know what kind of finish is on your wooden bench? It is important to know if it is oil-based finish or latex, or is it raw wood, i.e., no finish? Are you thinking of stenciling the poem or free-hand painting? Write back and I ll try...

Painting & Wallpapering: Re-painting a room that has faux glaze, painting a room, neutral color
painting a room, neutral color, decorative paint: Hi Cathy: Do you know if your glaze and current paint on the wall is latex or oil based? Depending on which it is, you should probably do a primer before you do your decorative paint in the neutral color. I hope this helps. Oh, is there any texture to...

Painting & Wallpapering: Reduce Pink in Brick, sherwin williams, brick
sherwin williams, brick, marble: Hi Kristen: I am not sure what room you are painting, but in any case I would make sure to stay away from paint that has any red tint in the color recipe. If you are wanting neutral, maybe a taupe shade that is definitely more to the brown tone would be...

Painting & Wallpapering: red, complementary color scheme, split complementary color scheme
complementary color scheme, split complementary color scheme, split complementary color: Hi Trina, You have several options. Camel will always work with red. I often recommend Sherwin Williams Bagel or Totally Tan. Both are neutral without being boring. If you want to be more daring, try a split complementary color scheme such as Sherwin...

Painting & Wallpapering: repainting a flocked painted wall, latex product, clear latex
latex product, clear latex, latex products: Hi Mike, If you want to cover and repaint in a similar fashion here s what I would do as a decorative painter. First, if you know for certain that the top coat is a latex product, then you can begin with a latex primer and cover completely. If you re not...

Painting & Wallpapering: ship lap ceiling in bedroom help!!!, painting over paneling, ship lap
painting over paneling, ship lap, warm colors: Hi Trish, Can you send me a picture and I will alter it to show both scenarios (lighter or darker). It s going to be a big project so you ll want to be sure, and an altered picture is a good way to go. You designer may be suggesting to stain it dark...

Painting & Wallpapering: Texture chips, compound texture, paint chips
compound texture, paint chips, suitable product: Hi Jean: Did you wash the walls after you removed the wallpaper? I m wondering if perhaps what is lifting up is actually residual wallpaper adhesive. I guess to be safe you should fill in any imperfections or spots with suitable product, i.e., joint...

Painting & Wallpapering: Theme / matching a room (part 2), aqua lines, billiards room
aqua lines, billiards room, nostalgic style: Hi Mark: First, I apologize for taking way too long to get an answer to you. Okay, here are some colors I think I might use if I were doing a nostalgic room but wanted it also warm enough for my grandmother to stay in: (staying with more muted colors...

Painting & Wallpapering: Theme / matching a room, aviation theme, relaxation room
aviation theme, relaxation room, wall sconces: Hi Mark Firstly, I apologize for the delay in replying. I had influenza last week. I wonder if you could tell me what colors are in your kitchen since the rooms adjoin each other. I do have some ideas in my head that would work and still create a...

Painting & Wallpapering: Tuscan color for baseboard trim?, travertine tile, color palette
travertine tile, color palette, color stain: Hi Darlene You can go with virtually any color stain. The “Tuscan look” is highly variable…most people have standardized it into a set color palette. Any color warm medium-to-dark toned wood stain will work fine. The closer the stain is to the walls or flooring...

Painting & Wallpapering: trim color, dark wood stain, pale yellows
dark wood stain, pale yellows, dark reds: Hi Amy, As far as your ceiling and doors, a creamy white is much better for you than a white because white will look too harsh. A good thing to know when you are choosing colors and room size is a concern, is that contrast will shrink your rooms more than...

Painting & Wallpapering: trying to find a color that matches my kitchen, wood cabinets, coffee cafe
wood cabinets, coffee cafe, color suggestions: Hi Kathy, I m glad that you sent two questions because I have painted your room 2 different colors and I can only attach one picture per question. First I think green can work nicely in your kitchen but the problem your having is this particular green...

Painting & Wallpapering: Vaulted ceiling needs help, wrought iron banister, room with white walls
wrought iron banister, room with white walls, brick fireplace: Hi Julie: First of all, it is kind of hard to visualize without a digital photo, but I think I would recommend a darker color - you could possibly do the darker color on your vaulted ceiling and then a tone that is a bit lighter on that wall you are talking...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wainscotting & Crown Molding White Color, crown molding, color question
crown molding, color question, netsuke: Hi Dianne, I am so glad you like these colors, send me a picture of the completed project if you think of it. Thanks, I appreciate your kind words. Cyndie Stefanik copingwithcolors.com Co-Founder/Developer Color with No Regrets Seminars for Decorating...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall - carpet coordination, wall carpet, sage green
wall carpet, sage green, medium tone: Dear Judy My first thought is to go neutral for big purchases/very big areas of color that are difficult/expensive to change. Go for a taupe, tan, neutral medium beige, golden tan, green grey, greenish tan, medium sage-taupe, etc. Neutral in a medium tone...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall colours?, accent wall, stainless steel appliances
accent wall, stainless steel appliances, birch floors: Hi Rob, Sounds like a great place, is it possible to send me a picture? If you can, I will paint the options and show you both scenarios in advance using technology. From what I m visualizing, both are good options. There is no wrong answer here and...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall colours?, accent wall, stainless steel appliances
accent wall, stainless steel appliances, birch floors: Hi Rob: I m finally getting back to you. Please forgive me for the long delay. You have such a great description of your new place, but it s a lot to take in and try to figure out. So, I m going to start with a couple things. I think I would suggest...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall colours?, accent wall, stainless steel appliances
accent wall, stainless steel appliances, birch floors: Hi Rob First, your place sounds Fabulous! Second, I’m probably going to piss you off: you have too much black/white/grey. Of course this is your own home, so ultimately, do whatever you want. But you asked me for advice, so here it is. The “industrial...

Painting & Wallpapering: White Paint, commode area, paint companies
commode area, paint companies, paint co: Hi Agnes, Wow! Sixty miles from a paint store, that s REALLY far. What other paint company can you use? Figuring that there must be a Home Depot, Behr has some nice whites as well. Take a look at Behr Pot of Cream, this one is also very nice because...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wood floor color vs. wood trim color, ebony wood, color contrast
ebony wood, color contrast, wood floor: Hi Jennifer Yes! But make sure they look good together as separate colors, and that means they need to be in the same color family or there needs to be color contrast as well as light/dark contrast. Think of it like this: if the floor was a pair of pants...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color, oak cabinets, oak flooring
oak cabinets, oak flooring, home contractor: Hi Sherri, Without knowing you and your color comfort zone, I will recommend these colors, but if they are too dark, let me know. For your living room, take a look at Sherwin Williams Burlap a great neutral with a green undertones that will look great...

Painting & Wallpapering: 1900's farm house, red fireplace, room reeks
red fireplace, room reeks, brick fireplace: Hi Amy, I love the old houses, they have so much character! The living room seems like perfect place to add yellow. The blue carpet, yellow walls and red fireplace complete the triad color harmony. Although blue is nice, I m afraid it would be too much...

Painting & Wallpapering: advice on color to paint kitchen, terra cotta tile, oak cabinets
terra cotta tile, oak cabinets, honey oak: Hi Jill You have so many options I can’t give any suggestions without more specific information! How about: · Windows? Which way do they face (exposure)? · Size of kitchen · Open kitchen? What rooms can you see from the kitchen? · Appliances · Style...

Painting & Wallpapering: Best way to paint garage door, exterior house paint, paint sprayer
exterior house paint, paint sprayer, benjamin moore: 1-A good exterior house paint, Benjamin Moore is a good brand. 2-A paint sprayer would do the best job. You could brush the doors, but be careful not to get any runs. 3-No, a clear coat is not needed. Just 2 coats of exterior house paint should do just fine....

Painting & Wallpapering: bathroom cabinets, porcelain dishes, chromium copper
porcelain dishes, chromium copper, boiled linseed oil: Hi Zita, Thanks for your response. I hope you get this problem resolved. How disappointing to have a problem with something new. Let me know if I can be of further assistance. Cyndie Stefanik copingwithcolor.com Co-Founder/Developer Color with...

Painting & Wallpapering: Color choice with dark brown chair rail, brown chair, chair rail
brown chair, chair rail, stefanik: Hi Margaret, Because your dining room has a dark brown chair rail, a light color such as white or off-white will provide too much contrast. So my choice is a mid-tone color. Since you have a little blue in your carpet, why not use that for your inspiration....

Painting & Wallpapering: ceiling colors, kittery point, crown molding
kittery point, crown molding, paint colors: Hi Christine, Even though the Kittery Point Green and the Blue Waterfall are considered traditionally cool colors, their undertone is warm. This is why your right, the ceiling won t look finished if you keep it white. It needs to be a color with the...

Painting & Wallpapering: color for my kitchen, pumpkin butter, oak cabinets
pumpkin butter, oak cabinets, homestead resort: Hi Lisa If you do not like the color of the oak cabinets, paint them! Paint them something you like that might be more neutral or red like you said, and put the neutral on the walls. Red cabinets can be really awesome! Or red walls. Otherwise, you have...

Painting & Wallpapering: color for kitchen cabinets, wine colors, granite marble
wine colors, granite marble, marble granite: Hi Kelly, I like the idea of blue or even the wine color the kitchen as it seems to fit in with her current theme, colors and furniture (good choice). Sounds like a very inviting space. I am just wondering if her cabinets are going to be bright white...

Painting & Wallpapering: color scheme, room drapes, laminate flooring
room drapes, laminate flooring, micro suede: Hi Rafael, I tried to find Behr Windchime to see the color but it s not in my fan deck. But I think I can answer your question without seeing it. I would definitely find a pattern that incorporates all of the colors that you are trying to use for your...

Painting & Wallpapering: complimenting colors, favorite sport, poster size
favorite sport, poster size, complimenting colors: Hi Kim, How old is your son? The complement to blue-green is red-orange so you could incorporate that color. Have you purchased your bedding? Can you send me a picture? I would love to see what you have so far. As far as your walls, you can paint a...

Painting & Wallpapering: Decoration help, soft pastel, polka dots
soft pastel, polka dots, hannah montana: Hi Serra, Have you chosen your bedding? I would lean towards a soft pastel in just about any color. You can t go wrong with a soft pink such as Behr Antique Pearl and ivory trim and ceiling such as Behr Parmesan. By using ivory for your ceiling instead...

Painting & Wallpapering: drylok and primer paint....., drylok, stefanik
drylok, stefanik, acrylic paint: Hi Renee, Yes, once you get the moisture out and the root of the problem solved, you can paint over the drylok. My only advice would be to check the label for drying time because I know that one of their products is latex and one is oil making the drying...

Painting & Wallpapering: exterior paint colors, exterior paint colors, blue spruce trees
exterior paint colors, blue spruce trees, hansel and gretel: Hi Nancy, Have you seen the Sherwin Williams color Autumnal? It is a gingerbread looking color and would look nice with the Red. Your blue-green roof will also look good if you add some blue-green in your landscaping to pull the colors together (Such...

Painting & Wallpapering: Faux brick fireplace, brick fireplace, faux brick
brick fireplace, faux brick, sea sponge: Hi Trina, I have attached a picture of old brick to use as a guideline. You can use a soft product like joint compound (that doesn t have great durability, but it s not like your fireplace is an area where that is a concern). Or, a much stronger product...

Painting & Wallpapering: Finishing Interior Cedar Wainscoting, aqua finishing solutions, color stains
aqua finishing solutions, color stains, brick fireplace: Hi Connie, I like the idea of your blue-green color, especially in a Florida Room. If your brick is a red-orange color, then blue-green is it s complement on the color wheel (good choice). If you can send me a picture, I can alter for you. This is...

Painting & Wallpapering: Floors and walls, hard wood floor, homework question
hard wood floor, homework question, flooring wood: Hi Cody Unfortunately, this is a homework question. I need more info in order to answer: · Lighting · Room size · More details about the flooring- wood? What kind? What color stain? · Windows/exposure · Style of architecture · Better description of...

Painting & Wallpapering: faux wood graining, faux wood graining, home improvement store
faux wood graining, home improvement store, wood grain: Hi I ve not actually done this other than on a sample, so I am trying to find accurate information and instructions to give you. Please send me back a follow-up note. I have House that Faux Built book which is excellent; I need to find it and am being...

Painting & Wallpapering: fireplace hearth color change, heat resistant paint, fireplace hearth
heat resistant paint, fireplace hearth, wood burning fireplace: Hi Connie, Thanks for sending me a picture. I have altered it for you to show what a different color make. First, as far as color goes, I would blend with the fireplace stone as much as possible. You will want to notice the stone and not the ceramic...

Painting & Wallpapering: hall flooing, color stain, stefanik
color stain, stefanik, dramatic difference: Hi Peggy, Thanks for checking back with me. In answer to your question, you can go a little deeper, but stay about 2 shades lighter than the doors. The reason is this. If you make it almost as dark as your doors, it s going to look like you tried to...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior painting, wet paint, paint brush
wet paint, paint brush, paint color: On rooms with rounder corners like you described, what I do is use blue painters tape on the rounded corners as the stopping corner for the new paint color. When painting next to the tape, use a paint brush that is not too wet. When the paint is dry, pull...

Painting & Wallpapering: Living room wall color to match brazilian cherry flooring, paint colors, chocolate color
paint colors, chocolate color, fabric panels: Hi Simlin, I have a few suggestions for you. First, I don t think that green looks too bad unless the image isn t showing its true colors. However, I did paint it for you to give you a general idea of how another color can look. If you don t care for...

Painting & Wallpapering: lighten paint, beach plum, two coats
beach plum, two coats, faux finisher: Hi Sue Unfortunately, the easiest thing to do is repaint. Choose a lighter and/or less saturated (vivid) color. The only other option is a whitewash glaze. However, these are REALLY tricky and I don’t recommend doing it unless you hire a faux-finisher....

Painting & Wallpapering: living room pain color, matching colors, hi mary
matching colors, hi mary, broun: Hi Mary Sorry to say this, but I need Very Specific information in order to make a color recommendation. So please do your homework and get back to me on the following: 1. Style of furniture/house 2. Types, styles and colors of other items in the room,...

Painting & Wallpapering: I need help choosing paint colors for the entire first floor., choosing paint colors, paint palettes
choosing paint colors, paint palettes, paint palette: Hi Denise This is a large project and I recommend you hire someone. If you tell me what city you are in, I might be able to make a recommendation. “Modern paint palette” is a term I consider a misnomer since they don’t really exist. If you really look,...

Painting & Wallpapering: outside paint colors, hansel and gretel, sierra redwood
hansel and gretel, sierra redwood, paint colors: Hi Nancy Nice-looking building, however, I’m confused about the architecture: the house looks very flat, no dormers, roof over the door, except for the small photo. It that the front of the house? Maybe your photo doesn’t show the finished house though. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Colors for our Basement, south walls, painting the walls
south walls, painting the walls, two colors: Hi Haresh The colors sound fine. It will really depend on the shades of taupe and blue or taupe and dark brown and the effect you want. More monochromatic/tone-on-tone = taupe and brown. More contrast= taupe and blue. Neither will likely be outrageous. Good...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint colors for basements, full spectrum lighting, light aqua
full spectrum lighting, light aqua, accent color: Hi Jeff First, keep the ceiling off-white and walls very light since the ceiling is low. Next, please install some good lighting and focus on full-spectrum lighting like Ott-Lites or VitaLites. Dim basements with regular fluorescent lighting can be really...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint for house with oak trim, color consultations, honey oak
color consultations, honey oak, oak cabinets: Hi Deb, I have done several color consultations with this exact scenario. One color that I ve had great success with is Sherwin Williams Bagel or Totally Tan. It works nicely with the trim, it deep enough to not look white, and it s great with red. I...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint interior, crown molding, hi ed
crown molding, hi ed, professional painter: Everyone has their own ways of doing it, but I would paint the trim first, then paint the walls. After the trim is dry, tape off the trim (blue tape) and paint the walls. Or cut in the walls to the trim. I found out it is easier to cut in (brush in)...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting, wood tone color, cyndie
wood tone color, cyndie, stefanik: Hi Heather, Actually a color would enhance the wood. White walls are generally to stark next to natural wood or stained finishes. Can you send an email back to me and tell me your wood tone color (and a picture if possible). This way I can make a...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a black entertainment center, white fabric, fabric paint
white fabric, fabric paint, soap and water: Hi Ann, Paint doesn t always take well to veneer so try a test area first. Clean the surface with soap and water (but not saturating the surface). Then apply a de-glosser (Back to nature makes one that works well) and follow directions on the label. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a built-in bookcase, bookcase, beams
bookcase, beams, reb: Hi Chad I would paint all beams and bookcase the same. If you paint them to match the walls, it will blend in better. If you just want to lighten the wood, paint it something lighter than the original color and darker than the walls. That should help! Good...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting cabinets with fake wood grain, liquid sandpaper, quality paints
liquid sandpaper, quality paints, cheap paint: Hi Tim, You can paint the laminate but must first prep the surface. Begin with a good clean and dry surface. Next, apply a de-glosser (Back to Nature) or liquid sandpaper, then a good primer (preferably oil following all manufacturers instructions and...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting doors, baseboards trim, wood paneling
baseboards trim, wood paneling, interior doors: Hi Linda, My first choice would be to match the paneling. You should be able to find stain to match the wood paneling pretty easily. If you have a scrap piece of paneling and baseboard left over from the installation, take that with you and the paint store...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over paneling, knotty pine paneling, painting over paneling
knotty pine paneling, painting over paneling, upstairs rooms: Hi Tamela, I am so sorry but I have to agree with your husband on this one. If you were planning to live there...I would say paint it. But because you are selling, I would let it be. New homeowners will always have an option of painting it if they...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Scam, pantry doors, poor work performance
pantry doors, poor work performance, contrator: Hi Michelle, Oh my gosh! That s terrible. If I were you I would start by calling the Better Business Bureau I know they are a very good resource in local communities. They should be able to tell you what to prepare and how to approach this. Unfortunately,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over stripped wallpaper., sheetrock walls, wallpaper remover
sheetrock walls, wallpaper remover, plaster walls: Are the walls plaster or sheetrock? Generally speaking,the backing comes off alot easier and with less damage on plaster walls as compared to sheetrock walls. Generally speaking, the backing should come off to do a professional job. What I usually do in...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Wood Stained Trim, full spectrum bulbs, painting wood
full spectrum bulbs, painting wood, crown molding: Hi Kirsten Ok, I will address all of your questions one at a time: 1. Your ceilings are normal for an average American home, not especially high. 2. You can paint the trim if you want; it’s your house. 3. Darker trim can also draw the eye up, especially...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting woodwork, natural woodwork, crown molding
natural woodwork, crown molding, interior doors: Hi Pamela, In a perfect world the windows and doors would have the same finish. But in some cases it s just not practical. Example, my house is 5 years old, the builder used natural woodwork for crown molding and baseboards yet my windows are white vinyl....

Painting & Wallpapering: Primer and paint finish, orange peel texture, drywall finishing
orange peel texture, drywall finishing, latex paint: Hi Bill You are going in the right direction but as I have used many types of roller covers, this is what I have discovered: 1. Nap length is not always a good indicator of what the texture will end up to be. 2. Roller cover materials will often determine...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colors, pittsburgh paints, pratt lambert
pittsburgh paints, pratt lambert, dunn edwards: Hi aimee Unfortunately for you, I do not specify paints sold at Wal-Mart, so I really can’t help you there. So picking the colors will entirely be up to you unless you can give me a color chip from a paint brand that I do specify: Benjamin Moore, Sherwin...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, ceramic tile floor, corn husk
ceramic tile floor, corn husk, chrome legs: Hi Caro, You have so many options with white, do you like the strong vibrant colors? It sounds as though your table is contemporary with chrome legs. If you want a neutral you can use a nice warm tan such as Behr Classic Taupe or a more energetic color...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, accent color, stefanik
accent color, stefanik, neutral color: Hi Tanae, Thanks for getting back to me. I would use this color in the dining room with some deeper blue and possibly a small amount of cranberry in your accessories or draperies. By using it in the dining room that connects to the kitchen, it provides...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting or paper, oak sideboard, oklahoma wheat
oak sideboard, oklahoma wheat, touch ups: Hi Frances, I would choose paint over wallpaper just because of the touch ups. Once wallpaper is torn or peeled back, it s hard to fix. As far as paint, the higher the shine, the better it cleans. One word of warning, do not buy inexpensive paint. Even...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting room with high ceiling, sierra hills, vern yip
sierra hills, vern yip, sea urchin: Hi Melissa, Thanks..I love to be called a genius!! It makes me feel really smart! If you hanging 3 pictures together, they need to be related such as the ones I attached. They are all apostles, but different ones. Not only that, the art image is big,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Repainting my walls, color consultations, latex paint
color consultations, latex paint, acrylic latex: Hi Norman It’s pretty easy: get some denatured alcohol (Hardware store) or a product called “Goof-Off”, also available at hardware stores or paint stores. Put a dab on a rag and apply a dab to the wall, holding it there for several seconds. If the paint dulls,...

Painting & Wallpapering: How to Do Shadow Striping, latex paint, complete painting
latex paint, complete painting, shadow effect: Hi Kay: I am not quite sure if I am interpreting your term shadow striping the same way as you. The color is nice, but you could go a bit deeper/darker tone with the size room you have. When I have done striping, I have generally used a glaze, usually...

Painting & Wallpapering: MY SONS ROOM, room colors, bold colors
room colors, bold colors, green walls: Hi Nancy, Your right...if his bedding is lime green, solid green walls would be too much green (unless it is much lighter or darker than his bedding). This is not to say that you couldn t incorporate lime green into the walls. Here is a picture of...

Painting & Wallpapering: texture bleadthrough, eggshell paint, paint roller
eggshell paint, paint roller, paint 2: To get rid of the paint texture from the paint roller, the best thing to do is: 1-lightly skim coat the walls. 2-sand smooth when dry. 3-Prime with a latex primer. 4- Paint 2 coats of eggshell paint. Hope that helps...any other questions, just ask.............

Painting & Wallpapering: Using Flex Rock, exterior surface, imperfections
exterior surface, imperfections, reb: Hi Lorna This is a vague question: define imperfections please. In addition: FlexRock is not designed to fix anything, just to simulate stucco or stone on an EXTERIOR surface. If you tell me more, I can recommend something else for your ceiling. thanks!...

Painting & Wallpapering: why do u need to use primer for painting with latex, latex paint, exspert
latex paint, exspert, acrylic latex: Dear Kristy It sounds like you’ve had a lot of trouble with the walls! I’m sorry to hear about your dilemma. As far as the paint not adhering, my first impression is that the previous paint job was done in Oil-based paint, especially the trim. Often walls...

Painting & Wallpapering: How to update our kitchen, flowered wallpaper, oak cabinets
flowered wallpaper, oak cabinets, wall colors: Hi Jennifer, I wasn t able to get your Remax MLS listing without identifying the state. If you want to resubmit and let me know which state your in, I can try again. Thanks for responding. Cyndie Stefanik copingwithcolor.com Co-Founder/Developer...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall color for living room, gorgeous room, connecting room
gorgeous room, connecting room, stefanik: Hi Lisa, Have you considered a golden tan color for your living room? Take a look at Sherwin Williams Ivoire or Sherwin Williams Blonde. Truly, just about any of the colors on that same strip will work with your red kitchen. Just look at these colors...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper Border Heights, painting the ceiling, wallpaper border
painting the ceiling, wallpaper border, foot ceiling: Hi Suzie, Thank you so much for your kind words! You have know idea how much I appreciate your vote of confidence. Definitely contact me in the future with any of your new projects, I will be happy to help you. Cyndie Stefanik copingwithcolor.com ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Walls colors to compliment brazalian cherry floors, monochromatic color scheme, brick fireplace
monochromatic color scheme, brick fireplace, complementary colors: Hi Ceecee Reds are wonderful colors to work with and you have many variations of red. Many colors would “complement” the multitude of reds you have, so this is a very complex color dilemma. I really recommend you hire someone to help you out with this project...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper boarder over textured walls, orange peel texture, wallpaper boarder
orange peel texture, wallpaper boarder, sand texture: Assuming the texture is an orange peel texture (not too thick), what I usually do is lightly sand just a little to get off the points in the texture. Then hang your wallpaper. Since the texture is consistent and uniform, any show through will look fine....

Painting & Wallpapering: 2 story foyer color, upper hallway, honey oak
upper hallway, honey oak, crown molding: Hi Heather, Since it s a two story foyer, you may what to keep it somewhat neutral as it is a much larger project than most rooms. One of my favorite neutrals is Sherwin Williams Totally Tan or Bagel. It s nice warm neutral tan that will complement your...

Painting & Wallpapering: advice on color to paint kitchen, terra cotta tile, pine ceilings
terra cotta tile, pine ceilings, formica counter tops: Hi Jill, Since you have great lighting, I would use a terra cotta a few shades deeper than your floor. It will help warm up the kitchen and will look great with your plants, hardwood floors, green carpet, pine ceilings and honey oak cabinets. Take a...

Painting & Wallpapering: Boarder for Nursery, jungle animals, khaki color
jungle animals, khaki color, stefanik: Hi Kathryn, If shrinking the room is a concern, I would put it at the top. Contrast is what shrinks a room, and since its against a mid-tone khaiki color you ll be fine. However, you should also paint the ceiling a khaki or lighter version of this color...

Painting & Wallpapering: blue green wall, color selection system, fouder
color selection system, fouder, calm air: Hi Alayne, You have been busy! I m glad that you like Calm Air. I have painted your wall, but as you can see there will be a difference because the computer will distort the colors quite a bit! Hope you like it. Let me know how it goes! Nice to hear...

Painting & Wallpapering: Choosing paint color, choosing paint color, mediterranean designs
choosing paint color, mediterranean designs, visual sampling: Hi Helen, I would start at the book store. When I need to see visuals or research colors for authenticity, I spend hours at the library or Barnes and Nobles. This researching can be so much fun and become inspirational to help you develop not just the...

Painting & Wallpapering: WHAT COLOR SHOULD FOR MY LIVING ROOM, sherwin williams, end tables
sherwin williams, end tables, cultured pearl: Hi Abby, I just completed your picture and have attached it for you. In looking at your sofa, I choose Sherwin Williams Artistic Taupe and SW Cultured Pearl for your ceiling. Let me know what you think. Happy Painting. Cyndie Stefanik info@copingwithcolor.com...

Painting & Wallpapering: Colors for basement, colorful pillows, rectangle shape
colorful pillows, rectangle shape, leather sectional: Hi Lila, Since this is a basement, you can use some fun colors if you d like. This is especially true if its primarily being used by your teenage children. First, I would paint your ceilings, doors and woodwork an off white such as Sherwin Williams Antique...

Painting & Wallpapering: Crown Molding Color, fireplace mantle, ivory tusk
fireplace mantle, ivory tusk, crown molding: Hi Anjana, Since your doors and frames are white, I would continue with white crown molding. Your ceilings painted in Ivory Tusk would also accent your crown molding and woodwork beautifully. I know that s something you may not be interested in redoing,...

Painting & Wallpapering: cedar paint color needed for gray roof, deeper gray, color suggestions
deeper gray, color suggestions, happy colors: Hi Linda, I have your pictures (thanks, because that really helps) and plan to alter the color for you. I will send the picture over with your second question, hopefully tomorrow...Sunday at the very latest. You have so much detail in your picture that...

Painting & Wallpapering: cedar sided paint exterior for gray roof, blue spruce trees, light gray bark
blue spruce trees, light gray bark, benjamin moores: Hi Linda, Well I have altered a picture for you that can give you a general idea of how your house will look in a tan color. But I would also like you to be aware of just of few things. It s really hard for me to see the exact color of your roof. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: changing a low VOC paints color, low voc paints, volatile organic compounds
low voc paints, volatile organic compounds, acrylic resins: Hi Marshall Ok, “no VOC” is different than low-VOC. And if Home Depot sells it in their stores, they ought to be able to add tint. However, most paint stores will not take back paint that has been mixed. You will have to contact Home Depot to find out their...

Painting & Wallpapering: changing wall colour, blue carpet, subtle texture
blue carpet, subtle texture, high drama: Hi Imco, Have you seen a product called Lusterstone? It is a very subtle texture finish that almost looks like a suede, but it is a very soft sophisticated metallic. They have a color called ancient gray which is mid-tone. It works well with your other...

Painting & Wallpapering: crack in wallpaper & plasterboard, uneven floors, cracks
uneven floors, cracks, dining room: The best and correct way to do your job is to remove the wallpaper. Aside from that, you could apply a pigmented sealer or primer to the wallpaper. Then patch and sand the cracks. Apply 2 coats of paint. Hope that helps....any other questions, just ask.......

Painting & Wallpapering: Dining Room, dining room furniture, furniture style
dining room furniture, furniture style, brick red: Hi Craig You have hundreds of choices here. The colors you do not mention make this project even tougher for me to give you a definitive color: no mention of flooring, appliances, carpets, style you are aiming for, dining room furniture style, or window orientation...

Painting & Wallpapering: Dining Room Paint, scored concrete, room paint
scored concrete, room paint, goldish color: Hi Cherita, Not a problem at all. I have painted several red rooms without any issues at all. I started with a gray primer and a premium brand of paint. It really doesn t matter which company, but I would recommend their premium brand. I would also...

Painting & Wallpapering: Exterior Paint Color to choose, exterior paint color, gray brick
exterior paint color, gray brick, sw canyon: Hi Joy, Here you go! I hope you don t mind but I added a little landscaping for color. Let me know if I can help any further. Good luck and many years of enjoyment in your new home. Cyndie Stefanik info@copingwithcolor.com Color with No Regrets...

Painting & Wallpapering: Flat Paint issue, glidden paint, sheen paint
glidden paint, sheen paint, depot close: One way to tell if it is the same sheen paint is to paint a 6 square of each paint next to each other (overlap) and see if they blend into each other. Maybe there was a mistake at the factory when they were making flat, satin, or semi gloss. Maybe they...

Painting & Wallpapering: using mica in wall paint, mica paint, loft
Painting & Wallpapering: using mica in wall paint, mica paint, loft, carrie

Painting & Wallpapering: fieldstone rock fireplace wall questions, heat coatings, wet rocks
heat coatings, wet rocks, rock fireplace: Hi Jackie Its’ easy to remove paint…. there are many paint removal products out on the market, so it depends on if you want a solvent-free system or traditional. So check your local paint store or big box store. As far as clear coatings: It’s also easy...

Painting & Wallpapering: gel stripper, wood grain surface, commercial wallpaper
wood grain surface, commercial wallpaper, wallpaper hanger: Hi Shea Gel strippers are usually used to remove paint, unless it is especially made for wallpaper. First try a solution of hot water and dishwashing detergent, spray it on and use a plastic scraper (No Metal!) to remove the loosened wall paper. Or, try...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior paint, interior paint, color selections
interior paint, color selections, stefanik: Hi Cindy, I would keep your walls neutral since you have alot of color on your sofa and carpet. A nice neutral tan for your color story is Sherwin Williams Familiar Beige. This color will look good with seafoam green, mauve and brown. Also, you might...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen wall color, full spectrum lighting, narrow kitchen
full spectrum lighting, narrow kitchen, incandescent lighting: 4-9-08 Hi Valerie Can you describe the current sage green on your wall more specifically? Namely: Paint brand, color name, and color number. If I know what LRV (Light Reflectance Value) it is, I can recommend something lighter. Same with the almond cabinets:...

Painting & Wallpapering: locating a certain paint, pratt and lambert, exact color
pratt and lambert, exact color, spring texas: Hi Jackie, They carry it at Buffalo Hardware in Houston, is that close to you? If not, I can ship the exact color and brand to your home or business. Just contact me directly to work out the details. 814-490-5590 or info@copingwithcolor.com. Let me...

Painting & Wallpapering: Need help on how to paint a game room for teens., candy cigars, caramel color
candy cigars, caramel color, billiard tables: Hi Leyla, What a wonderful thing your mom is doing. How nice for the kids to have a nice safe environment to relax and have fun. One thing about kids is they are not afraid of color. Anything vibrant will work...I would just stay away from red as studies...

Painting & Wallpapering: ornate chair rail, chair rail, medium shade
chair rail, medium shade, hi amy: Hi Amy, The best thing for your dining room is to paint the top, bottom and chair rail the same color. It will become less noticeable. By leaving the bottom white or any other color that s different from the top or chair rail, it will only draw more attention...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint, color wheel, wood flooring
color wheel, wood flooring, complementary color: Hi Sue, Take a look at Sherwin Williams Ecru or Netsuke. Most of what you described falls into a Red-Violet category on the color wheel. This paint that I m recommending has a yellow-green undertone which make this combination a complementary color story....

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color, dinning room furniture, accent wall
dinning room furniture, accent wall, copper wall: Hi Fran, Sounds like a major overhaul! From what you re describing, you can still use a taupe or even a very neutral green such as Sherwin Williams Macadamia. The only thing I would change is the accent wall. Instead of a copper, maybe try a bronze....

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color matching, pool table room, billiards room
pool table room, billiards room, accent wall: Hi Toni Ok….black and white billiards room with oak floors….and you want the foyer-stairs to coordinate. Black and white are very high contrast and bold, so I’d go with the same boldness in the foyer and stairs: red, wine red, chocolate brown with a bit...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color with wood molding ... more, wood molding, wall paint
wood molding, wall paint, paint color: Hi Laurie, To answer your first question as to what products to use over plaster, I recommend a quality primer and a premium wall paint in your favorite brand. After it s primed, you can use any finish you d like. In answer to your second question...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint for Dining Room, room paint, leather sofa
room paint, leather sofa, furniture styles: Hi Isha I can make a suggestion, however, there are about a 1000 colors that would coordinate, it just depends on what you want. The only clue I have is that you mention that you don’t want the color to be “too bold”. So, if you could “paint me a picture”...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint for a great room, paint options, split foyer
paint options, split foyer, leather furniture: Hi Katie, How about painting your kitchen burgundy and the rest in tans that blend with the tans in your carpet? The kitchen is separate and you can spin off of the burgundy from your living room area rug. This will look great with your floors, great...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Interior Doors, interior doors, personal preference
interior doors, personal preference, laundry room: Hi Lynne, Actually there is no right or wrong answer, just personal choice. The white will look good with all of your other areas painted white, but a lighter version of your walls would look nice as well. I m sorry I can solve the debate but it really...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting kitchen and livingroom, brown leather couch, kitchen cabinets
brown leather couch, kitchen cabinets, sherwin williams: Hi Dionne, My suggestions would be Sherwin Williams Bravado Red for your cabinets Sherwin Williams Familiar Beige (creamy with a taupe undertone) and SW Reliable White for your ceilings. You could also add Lightweight Beige in your family room as well...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting woodwork, shutter style, best case scenario
shutter style, best case scenario, louvered doors: Hi Julie, The best case scenario would be to paint the louvered doors as well. The easiest way is to take them outside and use a spray paint. I would paint everything else and then, if the stained doors bother you or look out of place, reconsider painting...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color?, paint color, visual idea
paint color, visual idea, dark colors: Hi Taryn, If your mother-in-law resurfaces her cabinets into a lighter color, she will be able to use a much lighter color on her walls. If she keeps a dark finish she really should use a mid-tone color. The counter top is light enough and can be worked...

Painting & Wallpapering: creamy whi, calm air, wall space
calm air, wall space, undertone: Hi Alayne, Thanks for getting back to me. Behr has 2 creamy whites that should work well for you. Creamy White and Innocence. It is a subtle change from white, but will make your room warmer. Happy painting. I know your ceiling will be time consuming....

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color for family room, brick fireplace, cream brick
brick fireplace, cream brick, wood mantel: Hi Sue, Unfortunately I don t have the Valspar Deck but I m sure if they work with your sofa, it will be fine. The red in the next room will also work along with the Paper White (it s creamy enough). I would still love to see a picture of your room...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color for kitchen-, sorrel brown, double arches
sorrel brown, double arches, behr paint: Hi Kelli Sounds like an easy solution for a color consultant….so I suggest that you try to find one in your area. The reason I mention this is that your color issue is very specific and I do not specify Ralph Lauren, Glidden, and the Behr shade you mention...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint leaching problem - I think, latex paint, oil base
latex paint, oil base, flat paint: It is OK to put oil base primer over old latex paint. The oil based primer is a better sealer than latex primer. I d suggest priming the area with oil based primer. Let it dry for 24 hours. If there isn t any bleeding , then apply 2 coats of latex paint....

Painting & Wallpapering: paint questions - prep with no VOC paint, paint questions, new paint
paint questions, new paint, painted walls: I d suggest sanding the ridge area. The wall should be primered. Sometimes you could get by without primering since it is just a small area. Try it without the primer. Apply 3 coats of paint. If it doesn t look good, you could always primer and then...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint over removed wallpaper, glue residue, latex product
glue residue, latex product, self priming: Hi Anthony, Oh my gosh, how discouraging. Unfortunately, I learned the same lesson several years ago on my first faux painting job. Ever since then, I always recommend an oil based primer, and then you can paint over that with latex. The problem with...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting adjoining room with mismatched floors!, ceramic tile floors, passive solar energy
ceramic tile floors, passive solar energy, beth duncan: Hi Beth Your color choices sound great with either trim color. Be careful that your light gold or tan colors are not “too warm” for a sun room; especially if the room really does become physically very warm because of passive solar energy. If you have some...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting house, behr paint, vote of confidence
behr paint, vote of confidence, cyndie: Hi Jackie, Take a look at Behr Snow Fall for your woodwork and ceiling. The ceiling in a flat, then the same color in satin or gloss for the woodwork (depending upon how much sheen you prefer). Your walls can be flat, eggshell or satin. Sounds like you...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting metal patio furniture, solvent paint, paint remover
solvent paint, paint remover, denatured alcohol: Hi Kathy First, start with some solvent like denatured alcohol or toluene to remove the residue….or other solvent/paint remover that your paint store recommends. Then if that doesn’t work, try having it professionally sandblasted. I’ve had it done and it...

Painting & Wallpapering: plasterboard painting, paint store, store thanks
paint store, store thanks, co founder: Hi Eddie, Yes, you will need to seal your plasterboard. It can be done with a good quality primer/sealer available at any paint store. Thanks for asking me. Happy Painting! Cyndie Stefanik info@copingwithcolor.com copingwithcolor.com Co-Founder/Developer...

Painting & Wallpapering: Re-painting interior doors, oil base paint, light coats
oil base paint, light coats, oil based paint: Since the doors are oil based paint, I d suggest priming the doors with an oil based primer. If paint is running down the doors, the paint is either too thin or is being put on too heavy. Try 2 light coats instead of one heavy coat. What I usually do it...

Painting & Wallpapering: Re: room colour, blue violet, color harmony
blue violet, color harmony, paint colour: Hi Kim, Thanks for getting back with me. You can use taupe and I have found a color harmony using those 2 colors and adding a 3rd. Take a look at Sherwin Williams Sand Dune (taupe) Austere Gray (greenish gray) and I am thinking that your bedding is similar...

Painting & Wallpapering: Repainting Interior Brick, oil base, brick
oil base, brick, co founder: Hi Renee, If your painted brick is a latex, and you plan to repaint with a latex you won t need to prime. If your painted brick is oil, and you plan to repaint with an oil, you won t need to prime. If your painted brick is an oil and you want to repaint...

Painting & Wallpapering: All red funiture: What color for accent wall, accent wall, funiture
accent wall, funiture, window coverings: Hi Brandie I need much more info about your living room. So please do some homework and get back to me on the following: 1. Style of furniture/house 2. Types, styles and colors of other items in the room, including other furniture, window coverings, accessories,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Stairway Walls, uneven texture, stairway walls
uneven texture, stairway walls, flat paint: Yes, you can re-texture your walls if you see badly taped drywall, nail depressions and uneven texture. Since there are so many things you can do, here is an article to start you in the right direction: http://www.servicemagic.com/article.show.3-Simple-Ways-to-Transform-a-Room-on-a-Budget.12072.html...

Painting & Wallpapering: stain remover, drop cloths, eeves
drop cloths, eeves, paint removers: Hi Ally Most stain & paint removers need to be used with great care. They also drip and are a bit slimy depending on the brand. Use drop cloths, and tape and mask off (Use painter’s paper or kraft paper) window frames & other painted areas you do not wish...

Painting & Wallpapering: using mica in wall paint, wall paint, benjamin moore
wall paint, benjamin moore, mica: Hi Jane, I don t have first hand experience with adding mica to wall paint. Is it possible for you to resubmit your question tomorrow? This way I can research your question further with some the dealers and technical support personnel during business...

Painting & Wallpapering: vaulted ornate ceiling, ornate ceiling, textured ceiling
ornate ceiling, textured ceiling, realator: Hi Alayne, I altered your ceiling and drapes to a creamy white and I toned down the blue above the wallpaper. I hope this shows up well on your computer. As you know, the computer can distort the colors. Let me know what you think (also if you need more...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Colors, bedding coordinates, charcoal gray
bedding coordinates, charcoal gray, wall colors: Hi Laura, If your 20 then you probably like the trendy bright colors. This bedding is great and I love the green accents which is exactly where I would go with the walls. Sherwin Williams has a color called Sassy Green that would look great! You draperies...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall damage, google search, google
google search, google, sheetrock: I d suggest priming the area with a latex primer or Guardz sheetrock sealer. Then patch and sand over that area. Skim coating is apply a thin layer of drywall mud over the entire wall. I d suggest do a google search on how to skim coat . Hope that...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall preparation after wallpaper is removed prior to painting bathroom, bathroom wallpaper, latex products
bathroom wallpaper, latex products, painting walls: Hi Bob, Unfortunately, I learned the hard way several years ago when I painted latex over a wall that had once been wallpapered. Because there were traces of glue in some spots, it cracked (or rather crackled like a faux finish). To best way to prep...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color, colors in a room, oak cabinets
colors in a room, oak cabinets, laundry area: Hi Pam, It s not so much the color as the contrast of the colors in a room that will shrink a space. Since you have the white appliances that take a good deal of visual space, I would not recommend a dark color against your white appliances and oak cabinets....

Painting & Wallpapering: wall paint too bright, light peach, two coats
light peach, two coats, gel stain: Hi Maddie, First I would advise you to make a sample board (poster board with your orange as a base) then use a glaze. You have 3 directions that you could go. 1. Mix glaze with a small amount of ivory and use a color wash technique or, 2. You can use...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall paper removal, wallpaper paste, how to remove wallpaper
wallpaper paste, how to remove wallpaper, warm water: Assuming it is wallpaper paste that is on the wall, it should come off with some soaking of warm water and DIFF or TSP. (See my posts on how to remove wallpaper). If you are still having a hard time getting it off, I d suggest priming the walls with an oil...

Painting & Wallpapering: witch walls, sliding glass doors, drapery panels
sliding glass doors, drapery panels, fridg: Hi Jacqueline, I would paint 3 walls the dried tomato, and the sliding glass door wall painted yellow gold. Also, add drapery panels to your sliding glass doors that are the same color as the tomato red walls. It would even be better if you could find...

Painting & Wallpapering: Accent Wall, accent wall, odd angles
accent wall, odd angles, oak ledge: Hi Jessica It sounds like you do have a focal point: your beautiful bay window! So I recommend you make that the accent by either painting that wall and/or enhancing the window with different/new/more colorful window treatments. If you have a long, narrow...

Painting & Wallpapering: Accent walls, accent wall, three colors
accent wall, three colors, rule of thumb: Hi Marie, I m not really sure I understand the layout (any chance you can send over a picture?) Too many colors may be confusing unless your space is rather large. The rule of thumb is 1 accent wall but it just depends upon where your standing in your...

Painting & Wallpapering: blistering plaster wall, rock lath, mortar joints
rock lath, mortar joints, window leaks: Nina, This is not really a paint question. But I will try to give you some advice. This is a PLASTERING ISSUE caused by water/moisture intrusion from the outside or possibly from interior moisture condensing behind the plaster coats. From personal experience...

Painting & Wallpapering: burgundy carpet, carpet color, furniture art
carpet color, furniture art, area rugs: Dear Irene First, if you dislike the carpet, the best thing to do is invest in some area rugs that you do like, and basically ignoring the burgundy carpet. Then look at the rest. Aside from the area rug suggestion, I can’t make any recommendations unless...

Painting & Wallpapering: Choosing a paint color, choosing a paint color, tongue and groove
choosing a paint color, tongue and groove, sherwin williams: Hi Patti, Sage is great or you can use a blue-green as another option. A good sage is Sherwin Williams Softened Green and a nice blue-green is Quietide. These colors are both neutral and they both have a good level of lightness for your pine. I would...

Painting & Wallpapering: Cleaning paint of of vinyl tiles, home improvement center, vitreous china
home improvement center, vitreous china, wall paints: Eric, This is an easy one. First you need to determine what type of paint was used : vinyl,latex,acrylic,a shellac, or alkyd. The main solvent for dried vinyl,latex and acrylic paints is 100% denatured alcohol. You can also use lacquer thinner,mek,acetone,toluene...

Painting & Wallpapering: Color help!, Sherwin Williams kitchen living room color advice color technology
Sherwin Williams kitchen living room color advice color technology: Hi Jona, A nice warm tan color would be great such as Sherwin Williams Bagel or Totally Tan. These colors will provide warmth but are also neutral enough to paint your LR/DR and Kitchen in the same color. You can also add an area rug, colorful artwork...

Painting & Wallpapering: Crown molding, brick fireplace, crown molding
brick fireplace, crown molding, paint colors: Hi Judy, Thanks so much for getting back to me and I really appreciate your kind words. It was my pleasure to help you, let me know if you need any further assistance. Good Luck with your projects. Cyndie Stefanik Coping with Color.com Color with...

Painting & Wallpapering: What color goes with fireplace, Benjamin Moore Colors
Benjamin Moore Colors: Hi Jennifer, I have attached a picture for you to get a general idea. Remember, the computer monitor can alter the colors, so this image should be used as a guide line. Take a look at BM Decatur Buff, Roxbury Carmel or Quincy Tan. See which of these...

Painting & Wallpapering: what color to living room, stained floors, would like your opinion
stained floors, would like your opinion, breakfront: Hi Ann, Thanks for your follow up. To answer your question, I like Navajo or sensible hue because they both have a little yellow undertone that would make your room feel a little brighter than the antique white. I hope this helps, let me know if you...

Painting & Wallpapering: color question, behr paints, yellow undertones
behr paints, yellow undertones, cameo white: Hi Ann It sounds like a lovely room and “Linen White” is a very popular color. First, just to clear up an misconceptions about colors: all neutrals have an “undertone’. It all depends on how much and what color. Any color that is light enough could be considered...

Painting & Wallpapering: What color to use?, Sherwin Williams Macadamia earth tones
Sherwin Williams Macadamia earth tones: Hi Mary, The earth tones of your fireplace, combined with your carpet and mantel would look good with a color such as Sherwin Williams Macadamia. It has just a little green undertone with will complement your carpet and blend so nicely with your fireplace....

Painting & Wallpapering: what to do with a country blue floor?, floor question, honey oak
floor question, honey oak, oak cabinets: Hi Rae, I have altered your picture for you. The walls are red and normally I recommend a ceiling in tan but because the appliances are white...I left it white. If your appliances are almond or black then I would recommend tan on the ceiling. The...

Painting & Wallpapering: decorative gingerbread-like molding, paint contractor, lead based paint
paint contractor, lead based paint, decorative molding: Hi Anne Contact a paint contractor that specializes in historic homes, especially Victorians. The main issue is lead oxide: sanding it will cause it to become airborne (so containment is an issue) but the heat gun method or various strippers might be worth...

Painting & Wallpapering: Exterior paint, lambs wool, white chalk
lambs wool, white chalk, wood siding: Paul, First, make sure there is no chalking paint left on the house. You can check this by rubbing the palm of your hand on the surface. If no white comes of you re good. I can not recommend a specific Brand of paint because I do not know in what part...

Painting & Wallpapering: Exterior red cedar shake: stain, paint or spry, latex stain, two coats
latex stain, two coats, home connecticut: Peter, You answered your own question. Definitely SPRAY! I have never applied stain to cedar shake by any other method. I personally think it is the best,most effective and definitely the most cost effective way to finish shakes. Now I have a question...

Painting & Wallpapering: Foyer paint color, light colors, tone colors
light colors, tone colors, paint color: Hi Carol, The white woodwork is going to be fine. I would recommend painting the ceiling a slightly different color to make the crown look more noticeable. The walls can be slightly darker than the ceiling (1-2 colors down on the paint strip). But as...

Painting & Wallpapering: French Country/Tuscan Kitchen Cabinets, Aqua Finishing Solutions, Stain and Seal
Aqua Finishing Solutions, Stain and Seal, classes: Hi Karen. When I was a decorative painter I used Aqua Finishing Solutions Rich Brown Stain and Seal. The base coat can be a creamy white cabinet paint or Aqua Finishing Solutions Off-White Aqua Bond. If you need more detailed directions, contact me...

Painting & Wallpapering: protecting textured ceiling from wall paint., end result
Painting & Wallpapering: protecting textured ceiling from wall paint., end result

Painting & Wallpapering: fence and deck color, folkstone, white houses
folkstone, white houses, sherwin williams: Hi Kim, Generally white houses have white trim, especially if you have the red door and black shutters. With the sharp contrast in color between your siding and roof color, it makes it hard to introduce another color for your deck and fence. Have you...

Painting & Wallpapering: my first place! paint color for high walls, transparent drapes, loft area
transparent drapes, loft area, loft space: Hi John Congratulations on your new space! It sounds really cool. If your white carpet doesn’t really work for you, consider an area rug. Easier to clean and a nice way to add color and/or pattern on the floor. And yes, carry the living room wall color...

Painting & Wallpapering: fixing drywall, crackling paint, fixing drywall
crackling paint, fixing drywall, weed wacker: Hi Karolyn, This may be a quick answer because my internet cable was cut by the weed wacker and I can t get it repaired until May 8..so my signal is very weak and could loose this at any time. To tell you the truth I don t know the technical differences...

Painting & Wallpapering: Help with color, ceramic tile floors, complimentary colors
ceramic tile floors, complimentary colors, dark colors: Hi Janet, Butterscotch is a great color. Butterscotch looks nice with sea star or similar, mars red, lichen green. Any or all of these using mid-tone to dark colors on these paint strips will work beautifully with your space. Also, you might add color...

Painting & Wallpapering: Help Help Help, porch floor, foot ceilings
porch floor, foot ceilings, tall poles: Hi Versey, Almond siding generally has a slight green undertone, so your porch can be a slightly lighter almond color with similar undertones. What color is your brick? If it s red, you can paint your door red, porch and trim almond. Any chance you...

Painting & Wallpapering: help painting foyer, painting foyers, 2 story foyers
painting foyers, 2 story foyers: Hi Mary, I altered your picture and wanted to clarify what I was trying to illustrate. First I would paint your entire downstairs the same color whether it is sage or tan. I only painted the back hallway on the first floor to illustrate what I think you...

Painting & Wallpapering: hide wires on the walls, drop ceiling, sheetrock
drop ceiling, sheetrock, cement: Carmen, You would have to be a little bit more specific. Room size? Are the wires in conduit?Or just exposed romex cable? Are the walls furred out and covered in sheetrock and texture? Or just bare block or brick? Is the floor carpeted,tiled.or just bare...

Painting & Wallpapering: house paint, color paint, tonal quality
color paint, tonal quality, color charts: Hi Mike White with beige and sage sounds ok…..but it’s all in the tonal quality of each color. You might have too much white. You do not say what color (Paint brand and color name) these colors are though. The beige might be fine…..but maybe not with the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior Door needs to be 2 different colors!, granite vanity, nickel hardware
granite vanity, nickel hardware, vanity top: Hi Lori, I used to live in a 1910 old English Tudor with the exact same scenario. The wood stain finish on the outside and painted on the inside will be fine. Since all doors outside the BR are stained, it will be uniform from the outside and once the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior of a Storage Shed, garden sprayers, ohio indiana kentucky
garden sprayers, ohio indiana kentucky, one whiff: Hello Mark, A Buckeye, I m originally from Evansville,IN. and have relatives all over Ohio,Indiana,Kentucky,Illinois, and michigan.Hoos yer daddy You have the right idea. I would suggest you use Wood LIFE , a wood preservative and insecticide. Now...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Paint, terracotta tile, bead board
terracotta tile, bead board, wood bead: Hi Sara, I do like the idea of the orange because it takes on some of the cabinet undertones and looks great with brick red. Which orange or pumpkin did you use?? Maybe it was just off a little. Can you maybe compare it to to Sherwin Williams Chivalry Copper...

Painting & Wallpapering: Large ceiling - connected areas, tin ceiling panels, dinette area
tin ceiling panels, dinette area, kitchen dinette: Hi Jayne You do not mention what style you house is, but I’m going to guess because of the 8’ ceilings and lack of character that is it an average residential home rather than something exotic like Santa Fe style or Victorian. There are a few things you can...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color, drywall texture, acrylic enamel
drywall texture, acrylic enamel, wallpaper paste: Sherrie, Personally, I would continue the color scheme from the master bedroom on into the master bath, but I am conservative. I would use a semigloss latex or acrylic enamel the same color as the master bedroom walls. You could also use an eggshell enamel...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint colors for LARGE Living Room, Neutral paint colors, large spaces
Neutral paint colors, large spaces, large room colors: Hi Jennifer, To lower your ceiling, paint it just a little deeper than your walls regardless of what colors you end up with. Because your space is so large, I would keep it somewhat neutral (because it s a huge project). Neutrals but not white, I am thinking...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint/Decorating, furniture showrooms, photos shelter
furniture showrooms, photos shelter, stainless steel appliances: Dear Jona If you have nothing and have no idea where to start, I recommend hiring someone such as an interior designer or color consultant. Both can walk you through a process of how to figure out your personal style, what colors appeal to you, and how your...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint to sell, neutral colors, paint store
neutral colors, paint store, laminate floors: Hi Deidra, The most important issue is that 1. It s freshly painted and 2. It s neutral. Since your not going with new carpeting, I would use a color that works nicely with your carpet. For example if your carpet is beige, then the walls should be...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint smell, pure vanilla extract, paint smell
pure vanilla extract, paint smell, oil paint: Douglas, I know of nothing that will remove the odor of alkyd oil paint. A full cure could take up 45 days or longer due to drying conditions - temperature and humidity. An old painters trick my grandfather and father imparted to me was to use an essential...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Darker Spaces, brown leather ottoman, light paint
brown leather ottoman, light paint, chocolate brown: Hi Luke Sounds like you have a great new place! However, the very first thing I tell people that want to “add light” is to literally add light. Paint can help but it won’t really light up a space on it’s own. Putting in extra lighting is what you need to...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Dining Room, kitchen walls, cyndie
kitchen walls, cyndie, sage green: Hi Cheri, If your open floor plan is all connected (with the exception of the kitchen walls), it may be difficult to add more colors in the dining room if there is no separation. Is it possible to send me a picture? I am envisioning a large LR and DR...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting an old refrigerator, painting appliances
painting appliances: Hi Vyv, Home Depot or Lowes will carry appliance paint for this very purpose. Although I don t have first hand experience painting appliances, check the manufacturers label because it s probably a priming and sealing product. As far as outdoor wear and...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Particle Board Furniture, particle board furniture, painting particle board
particle board furniture, painting particle board, home improvement center: Hello Kristien, I would suggest that you first use a good quick drying alkyd base ( Bull s Eye) or shellac base ( Kilz) primer and allow to dry completely and then sand with 220 grit open cut sandpaper. For the finish, I would suggest a high quality...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a room with a chair rail, chair rail, dark colors
chair rail, dark colors, painting a room: Dear Jackie 1. Here are your options regarding your room—keeping the molding itself white to match your trim. Your chair rail should always match the rest of the moldings/trim, whatever color that is. 2. Dark colors go on the bottom on the wall and lighter...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting wood stained trim & windows, paneled doors, painting wood
paneled doors, painting wood, stained windows: Hi Jennifer, This may be a quick answer because my Internet cable was cut by the weed whacker and I can t get it repaired until May 8..so my signal is very weak and could loose this at any time. I m with you, I would much rather use a latex primer...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paper Hanging, stripe pattern, plumb line
stripe pattern, plumb line, many thanks: Add some thinned down paste to your pre pasted paper. 20% paste-80% water. For turning inside corners, I d suggest: Creasing the sheet in the corner. Cutting the sheet to the wall with a 6 broad knife. Then, draw a plumb line on the next wall to be wrapped...

Painting & Wallpapering: Prep for mobile home painting with no TSP?, aluminum siding, drip line
aluminum siding, drip line, correct paint: Annie, A Green Painter . I salute you. I do not know if Fulsol would be correct for clean /prep of aluminum siding if your mobile home IS aluminum siding. There are commercial TSP Alternatives. But I do not know how green . I do not think you would...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, flat paint, quality paint
flat paint, quality paint, wet rag: Tiffany, It sounds like you have an adhesion problem which could be caused by many different conditions. If you painted a flat paint over enamel or eggshell enamel or low luster enamel with out completely sanding all surfaces with sandpaper or chemical...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint choice to go with house plants, paint choice, house plants
paint choice, house plants, green plants: Hi Catheryn Try an earthy color like warm tan, beige, terracotta, etc. Be wary of most greens since they will either clash or blend in too much and you won’t see the plants much. Also take a look at greenish-grey, taupe, khaki tan, pale yellow, and even rust....

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, paint color, color question
paint color, color question, cabnets: Hi Nannettte, Nice to hear from you again, and I m glad you like the olive. I like Philadelphia Cream for your kitchen or even BM Crown Point Sand. I don t know where you kitchen is in relationship to your sunroom, but even the olive could be nice (depending...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, paint color, new carpet
paint color, new carpet, red carpet: Hi Evan The easiest thing to do is start with an area rug. Get something really large, and you can cover all of the red carpet if you dislike it. Look for something with graphic pattern (Simple or elaborate) in some of these colors: black, cream, olive, navy,...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color scheme, paint color scheme, mobly
paint color scheme, mobly, country pakistan: Hi Mobly, If heat is an issue for you, I would use a traditionally cool color such a blue, blue-green, green etc. Since you like turquoise, you can do horizontal or vertical strips using 2 shades of blue-green such as Sherwin Williams Tradewind with Interesting...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting brick, latex paints, masonry paint
latex paints, masonry paint, dear angie: Dear Angie All you have to do is ask for “masonry” paint from your favorite paint store. However, most high-quality acrylic latex paints will go on anything, but ask the paint store personnel to make sure. Excellent brands: Dulux, Dunn Edwards, Sherwin Williams,...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting cathedral ceiling, grit sandpaper, drywall tool
grit sandpaper, drywall tool, cathedral ceilings: Dee, You seem to be moving right along and yes, you are still making sense.It sounds like you probably have a blown-on texture on the walls and ceilings. It could be orange peel or knock-down which has a lacy look. If the corners are not dragged-out...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting crown molding, drapery panels, crown molding
drapery panels, crown molding, ivory color: Hi Mary, You could use a very soft neutral green on your molding and then paint your ceiling the same ivory color as your walls. The color green will depend upon what else is green in the room that you re incorporating. I don t think 2 different molding...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting exterior furniture, outdoor adirondack chairs, home improvement center
outdoor adirondack chairs, home improvement center, fog coat: Max, Yes, this gives you another choice of finishes. They make Semi-Transparent oil stains in a variety of colors- red, blue, green. You can also make your own stain in any shade by thinning down alkyd oil enamel ( exterior ) with paint thinner( 50 % thinner...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting horizontal paneling, oak paneling, dark specks
oak paneling, dark specks, adirondack chairs: Dear Lisa I recommend you contact someone who is very experienced creating “faux” or special effect finishes. There is not a single paint that can adequately re-create the look of driftwood, but more like an artistic finish created from several products....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting metal siding, sherwin williams duration, metal siding
sherwin williams duration, metal siding, self priming: Hi Jon, The paint repair will only be as good as the prep work used to patch it. First, you ll need to clean it well ( power wash ) and be sure the surface is clean and dry. Of course, you probably know that all loose paint needs to be removed. If you...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting outdoor furniture, outdoor adirondack chairs, church pew
outdoor adirondack chairs, church pew, paint store: Hi Max, I am so sorry to have to pass this question on to someone else as I m not sure which products will work best for your outdoor project. I know they exist, but as to which ones work the best...I don t have much experience in that arena. I am sure...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting wall that was previously wallpapered, wallpaper paste, recommended method
wallpaper paste, recommended method, old stuff: I d suggest removing the remaining wallpaper paste on the wall. Prime the wall with a wall primer. Then paint the wall 2 coats of paint. For removal and painting methods, read my past posts. If you don t see what you are looking for after reading, just...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting wood, grit sandpaper, screw holes
grit sandpaper, screw holes, transparent wood: Dee, You are making complete sense. No problem. You have a choice to make ,that s all. You can stain the railings with a transparent wood stain to enhance the beauty of the natural wood-there are literally 1000 s of colors of stain,including reds,blues,greens,etc....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting wood molding and trim work, light marble, wood molding
light marble, wood molding, painting wood: Hi Michele, If you are just moving into this house, I would paint anything that your don t care for. It would be different if you were going to sell soon and had to worry about resale. The subject of wood it a hard one. There are people who say never...

Painting & Wallpapering: protecting textured ceiling from wall paint., textured ceilings, wall paint
textured ceilings, wall paint, painting the wall: Hi Peggy If you are referring to a “popcorn” ceiling, I can’t think of anything off hand. But I can think of two ways to work with it: 1. Don’t tape. Just use an angled paintbrush and paint up to the ceiling, using a brush for the top 3 inches and rolling...

Painting & Wallpapering: protecting textured ceiling from wall paint., wall paint, painting the wall
wall paint, painting the wall, textured ceiling: Hi Peggy, Sometimes it s easier if you paint the ceiling, then the wall just like you would normally do and then touch up from the top down. By this I mean, once your walls are painted (and you allow at least 24 hours to let it dry), apply tape to the...

Painting & Wallpapering: protecting textured ceiling from wall paint., paint dries, enamel paint
paint dries, enamel paint, c shape: Hello Peggy, I am going to assume that you mean a textured ceiling. It looks like some chopped newspaper into little bits and blow it one the ceiling after it had been coated with a white paste. Which is pretty much what it is. I usually try to talk...

Painting & Wallpapering: Red marble fireplace-picture of the finished project, marble fireplace, metal artwork
marble fireplace, metal artwork, golden pecan: Hi Michelle, I think it looks great! Funny, my husband didn t like it at first either but now that it s on the wall, he loves it! The color is great, I hope your husband likes it as well. Thanks for your kind words...I really appreciate them. Best...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing dryed on masking tape, razor blade, exterior paints
razor blade, exterior paints, gun finger: Hello Gary, Unfortunately, siding is usually a baked-on finish. If we are talking about the window TRIM and not the actual METAL FRAME of the window it is probably a baked-on painted finish. You would need to use only the mildest removers - Goof-Off or...

Painting & Wallpapering: re: exterior paint, concrete and masonry, slump block
concrete and masonry, slump block, pro tect: Emily, Yes, this VERY possible. First remove the existing finish to the extent that you want to achieve by what ever means you intend to use,ie. waterblast, sandblast, sanding ,or chemical remove- neutralize chemical remover by manufacturer recommended method-...

Painting & Wallpapering: repair/refinish textured walls and ceilings, paint ceiling, patch
paint ceiling, patch: 1-For the ceilings, I d recommend washing the ceilings and priming them with an oil primer. 2-2 coats of flat ceiling paint for the ceilings. 3-The walls should be primered and painted (2 coats). 4-Patch the big holes with fix-all. Hope that helps....any...

Painting & Wallpapering: rules on accent walls/dark colors, Pottery Barn Colors
Pottery Barn Colors: Hi Lori, The general rule is 3 walls 1 color and the 4th wall the accent color. The exception to this is a very long narrow room can have the deeper colors on the shorter walls and lighter on the longer walls. Usually again the general rule is that...

Painting & Wallpapering: Storage Shed, color slate, brick paths
color slate, brick paths, brick stone: Hi Phyllis Sounds very interesting! However, I need some specific information in order to answer the question: 1. Residential or commercial building 2. If commercial: what kind of building? Warehouse? Retail? Is this a metal building? You mention “storage...

Painting & Wallpapering: Substituting Paint, ceiling paint, white paint
ceiling paint, white paint, acrylic base: Kathy, It would be according to what type of White Primer you have on hand. If it is vinyl,latex or acrylic base there would be no problem. Primers are just (usually) flat white paint sometime with a little more pigment to make then cover better/block...

Painting & Wallpapering: stripping wallpaper, wallpaper stripper, professional wallpaper
wallpaper stripper, professional wallpaper, stripping wallpaper: Victoria, I hate to reveal this but I personally hate wall paper. Although I was taught by my father how to do it and I have all of the tools, I have avoided it my whole career. Asking for references is your best option. THEN follow up on those references...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallcovering removal from old faux wood paneling, faux wood paneling, glue residue
faux wood paneling, glue residue, latex product: Hi Amy, I would get it as smooth as possible, spackle and then use an oil based primer to seal of any glue residue to prevent your paint from cracking. After that, you can paint using a quality latex product. Sounds like a tough job, best of luck...

Painting & Wallpapering: white kitchen appliances, kitchen colors Behr paint wood floors black
kitchen colors Behr paint wood floors black: Hi Key, Since you have so much white already, I would stick with white cabinets since the micro is such a small part of the room. You will have the wood floors to provide warmth, and also your yellow walls which will all work nicely with a black counter...

Painting & Wallpapering: 70's ugly brown trim, molding, and doors, humongous project, grey carpet
humongous project, grey carpet, quality latex: Hi Bren, Well is sounds like you really don t like the deep woodwork! Before I give you a color...let me first say this. I am in agreement with you..I prefer the light fresh feel of light doors and trim instead of dark. But there is no right or wrong...

Painting & Wallpapering: Area where color changes, faux effects, two colors
faux effects, two colors, different colors: Hi Joann, She could use the trim, to divide the room. There is also another option. Let s just say her living room is red. She can use red on 3 walls, and tan on the 4th that connects to the hall and stairs. Then, her window treatments (or artwork if...

Painting & Wallpapering: alexandria beige and green?, frieze carpet, benjamin moore paint
frieze carpet, benjamin moore paint, light greens: Hi Sandy You are very lucky! I Googled “Alexandria beige” and figured out that it’s a Benjamin Moore paint color from their Historical Colors selections. So you could probably pick almost any green from the Historic Colors and be ok. The reason is that all...

Painting & Wallpapering: Bathroom Paint Color, Sherwin Williams Quietide, Sherwin Williams Grassland
Sherwin Williams Quietide, Sherwin Williams Grassland: Hi Jona, Take a look at Sherwin Williams Quietude an awesome blue-green color that looks great with Sherwin Williams Grassland (similar to the green picture I sent last time. So for your bathroom...quietude/ if you haven t found the right green for your...

Painting & Wallpapering: bad paint job in the dining room, paint chip, color glaze
paint chip, color glaze, paint job: Hi Lourdes, You should be able to tone it down with a glaze. Can you tell me what colors you used so that I can recommend the right color glaze for you. Also, please include the new color name as well. It sounds like you are right in the middle of this...

Painting & Wallpapering: best washable paint, sherwin williams duration, interior latex
sherwin williams duration, interior latex, washable paint: Hi Kevin I can recommend a few paints, two brands that I have used with great success. They are both ultra-premium paints and the price will reflect this. This one is a bit less expensive: Sherwin Williams Duration Home Interior Latex, in satin. It’s a fairly...

Painting & Wallpapering: Color for My Living Room, walnut woodwork, paint samples
walnut woodwork, paint samples, golden fleece: Hi Carolyn, There is a really good reason why the colors are too brassy. This is because yellow is the weakest color in the spectrum. As it neutralizes, it either goes towards orange or green. In looking at SW Ryegrass, SW Golden fleece is a good color...

Painting & Wallpapering: choosing exterior color, transparent stains, cedar shingles
transparent stains, cedar shingles, paint companies: Hi Glen, Most paint companies offer some sort of computer visualizer. There is a company called swatchbox.com that creates programs for most of them. I would be happy to alter it for you, but the programs I used are generally used for paint and not stain....

Painting & Wallpapering: color, benjamin moore, monroe bisque
benjamin moore, monroe bisque: Hi Wendy, I managed to get 2 picture views into 1 (I can only upload 1 picture on this site). First great colors and either the cloud white or monterey white will work with your shaker beige. I thought if you saw a visual it would help you to decide....

Painting & Wallpapering: color for foyer and hall, floor vase, pratt lambert
floor vase, pratt lambert, grey carpet: Hi Terri Color washes are tricky….so I can’t recommend one or two exact colors for you since you really need to look at them in your foyer with your lighting. But here’s an idea: find something to bridge a group of colors like a carpet, window treatment or...

Painting & Wallpapering: Too many colors going on - fear of adding another, Faux Effects World
Faux Effects World: Hi Colleen, I really think you can incorporate some color. The ones you have are very neutral so color could be great. I think I understand your set up, the way the dining room goes into the kitchen....but I would love to see a picture. Is it possible...

Painting & Wallpapering: What colour can I paint a white kitchen with beige counter and backsplash?, Sherwin Willialms
Sherwin Willialms: Hi Janet, Here you go. Also, I painted your ceiling tan to bring out the tan in your tile and counter. A good tan for the ceiling with Bravado Red is Totally Tan (Sherwin Williams). I hope this helps you. Happy Painting. Cyndie Stefanik CopingWithColor.com...

Painting & Wallpapering: DR Paint color to Dark, Sherwin Williams
Sherwin Williams: Hi Lisa, I would take your paint to Sherwin Williams and ask them to make it less bold just as you re describing to me. Because formulas are involved, they will know exactly what to do. For example they may add black, brown or the complement of gold (Blue-violet)...

Painting & Wallpapering: Doing something different with paint, potter barn, bands of color
potter barn, bands of color, size strips: Hi Laurie Bands of color will work nicely if they are kept low. The only thing that bothers me about stripes on the wall is that everything is such a sharp straight line. Have you considered a color wash or a suede finish? This may provide the movement...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting kitchen, dark teal, santa cecilia
Painting & Wallpapering: painting kitchen, dark teal, santa cecilia, neutral background

Painting & Wallpapering: fence color, Sherwin Williams
Sherwin Williams: Hi Vel, Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you, I have been extremely busy with consultations and classes and haven t had a minute to breath. I apologize. In answer to your question, I would choose a neutral that blends well with your house. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Image of LR, Faux Effects World
Faux Effects World: Hi Carolyn, The artwork was art.com (Summer Bloom Don Li-Leger). I actually stretched this picture to make it rectangle for your needs. There are several using similar color stories...I went to art.com and searched for contemporary decorative art. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Ivoire on my cabinets looks lemony!, lighting problem, repainting cabinets
lighting problem, repainting cabinets, tumbled marble: Hi Susan It sounds like you have a lighting problem or a reflection problem. “Ivoire” is a very light gold. If it doesn’t look like it’s from the same card as “Restrained Gold”, then you probably have different lighting in each room. You mention it only looks...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Cabinets / Which White Paint?, tiled backsplash, warm undertones
tiled backsplash, warm undertones, tile shop: Hi Deb, Take a look at Benjamin Moore Acadia White or, if you want something a little deeper Albescent. Both have a nice warm undertones. Even though blue and green are cool colors, your tile (according to the internet picture) has a warm undertone. I...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Paint color, Behr Paint
Behr Paint: Hi EJ For some reason I did not receive the picture. If you can try again, I will be happy to alter it and show you what it looks like before you paint. How about a very earth clay color? If that color is of interest, take a look at Behr Coronado Dunes....

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen paint color.., brown leather couch, rainy climate
brown leather couch, rainy climate, painting my kitchen: Hi Julliet, If you ve read several of my responses, you have constantly seen me ask for pictures. But in your case, I did alter one and decided not to send it over because it didn t look good. The reason is because this color altering technology works...

Painting & Wallpapering: Livingroom Wall Color, Sherwin Williams Composed
Sherwin Williams Composed: Hi Katy, Is it possible to send me a picture of your actual room so I can alter it for you? The picture you sent came out blurry. I m wondering if the picture you sent is the actual room or just a picture of your furniture from the store ad. The artwork...

Painting & Wallpapering: living and dinning room area, benjamin moore, Cinnamon 'n Spice
benjamin moore, Cinnamon 'n Spice, Baker's Dozen: Hi Karina, Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I didn t have access to the internet over the weekend. Take a look at Benjamin Moore cinnamon n spice. It is a muted orange/terracotta or baker s dozen which is a little deeper color. Either...

Painting & Wallpapering: living and dinning room, room shape, dinning room set
room shape, dinning room set, natural divisions: Hi Karina I have some questions for you now! Maybe you can clarify the following for me: 1. I have absolutely no idea what you mean by this statement: “are like a Chocolate brown with very lil green and beige”, so please reword. 2. Do you want to paint...

Painting & Wallpapering: living room color?, Behr Paint, Valspar
Behr Paint, Valspar: Hi Mary Beth, I think your on the right track using a muted sage. I wanted to double check the colors but don t have Gobi Sand and Brick Red in my Behr Paint deck. In answer to your question, I don t think the green will be too much, if fact I think it...

Painting & Wallpapering: my loung colour, blue carpet, faux effects
blue carpet, faux effects, sherwin williams: Hello Bushra, I am recommending Sherwin Williams but don t know which manufacturers you have access to. A nice light green is Sherwin Williams Liveable Green and a soft cream is Sherwin Williams Muslin. My only concern is not knowing what shade of blue...

Painting & Wallpapering: Need advice for painting basement for scrapbooking, brick fireplace, painting the ceiling
brick fireplace, painting the ceiling, ott lites: Hi Stacey First, check your fluorescent lighting: you should be using full-spectrum, either Ott-Lites, Vitalites, or LifeLites from LifeEnergy. (Google all of these). It’s imperative that you have excellent lighting that renders colors as close as possible...

Painting & Wallpapering: Do you need to prime vinyl patching before painting it?, traditional plaster, patchy areas
traditional plaster, patchy areas, faux effects: Hi Jennifer, It has always been my understanding that you should prime over vinyl patch as well as any others patches. If you are seeing spots, then it a probably the primer causing it. Unless there is some new vinyl patch product that I m not aware of,...

Painting & Wallpapering: new furniture need help on paint color, throw pillows, muted colors
throw pillows, muted colors, paint color: Hi Keri, I am not sure that I found just the right piece of art for your taste, but here is a sample with a gray wall. Gray like brown comes in many different undertones. The walls are painted gray with a red-violet undertone. You can choose a gray...

Painting & Wallpapering: Orange shades, red iron oxide, lime wash
red iron oxide, lime wash, orange shades: Hi Janet Sounds like a typical problem…you see a photo of what you are looking for and you can’t duplicate it. The problem here is, that a real Italian Tuscan Villa has old walls; often done in plaster and the color you see is a real earth color, like burnt...

Painting & Wallpapering: PAINT, sherwin williams duron, universal tints
sherwin williams duron, universal tints, paint store: Hi Marilyn, I agree completely, salvage the paint you have instead of purchasing new. Universal tints alter the paint which are available at the paint store. Rather than take a chance of making it a wrong color; take the cans to the paint store and ask...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color, Behr Paint, Restoration Hardware
Behr Paint, Restoration Hardware: Hi Aimee, I just recommended a beautiful color for another woman this morning using yellow. She too has neutral colors such as taupe, although I am envisioning your taupe to have more of a pink undertone. In any case, I recommended a nice green from Restoration...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint chip fixes, wood putty, filler products
wood putty, filler products, old paint: Dear Mr. Moore I found this product online, but it is for masonry: http://www.selleys.com.au/Selleys-No-More-Gaps-Exterior-Render-Filler/default.aspx I do not know if it’s available in the US. This company has many more filler products on their website....

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color for deck, deck colors
deck colors: Hi Christine, Thanks for sending me your picture. I have altered it with a lighter and darker version for you, though it may be difficult to see the difference. There is no right or wrong, just personal preference. I hope this helps you decide. Just...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color to "tone down" a red mahogany floor, Benjamin Moore, Cocoa Sand
Benjamin Moore, Cocoa Sand, neutral tan: Hi Meaghan, Take a look at Benjamin Moore Cocoa Sand, this is a neutral color that works nicely with your floor and light enough to provide warmth on the gloomy days . In your case you should avoid green, as green is opposite from red on the color...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint weight, faux effects, premium brands
faux effects, premium brands, premium brand: Hi Paula, To tell you the truth, I am not familiar with paint weight unless it has to do with the pigment volume. Outdoor paint should be the best possible quality, using a premium brand (which generally has more pigment and less fillers). The less expensive...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting with Semi-Gloss on New Drywall, uneven texture, nail holes
uneven texture, nail holes, painting techniques: Hi Jennifer I’m not exactly sure what your contractor is talking about…if the gloss is uneven; it’s called “flashing” and has to do with the porosity of the surface of the substrate. Here is a link to some causes: http://www.sherwin-williams.com/do_it_yourself/painting_techniques/painting_problem_solver/fading/Flash_UnevenGlossRetention/...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a split enrty, blue carpet, down stairs
blue carpet, down stairs, faux effects: Hi Lisa, Take a look at Sherwin Williams Ecru which is a nice neutral color that works with both the blue and the mauve. Another color that works nicely with the blue (but not the mauve) is Bagel. For you kitchen there is a nice blue-gray called Tradewind...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting vs. Siding, wasp infestation, modern paints
wasp infestation, modern paints, foundation stabilization: Hi Michael, It sounds like you have some very valid reasons to choose paint over siding. While there is no doubt that siding is durable, your budget and foundation shifting are also major concerns. My only words of caution are to be sure your painter...

Painting & Wallpapering: Peeling paint on porch, wolmanized lumber, porch floor
wolmanized lumber, porch floor, moisture problem: Hi Christine It sounds like it is a moisture problem. If there is residual moisture in the wood, the paint will not stick, so it is a matter of letting it completely dry out before painting again. Really, really dry out. If there is a moisture problem, there...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, faux effects, image thanks
faux effects, image thanks, new furniture: Hi Keri, OOPS THE IMAGE DID NOT ATTACH CAN YOU SEND IT BACK AS A FOLLOW UP AND I WILL REATTACH THE ALTERED IMAGE THANKS Thanks for sending over a picture. I altered it with a mid-tone blue-green. Take a look at Sherwin Williams Halcyon Green....

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, flower pot, foot ceilings
flower pot, foot ceilings, tile floor: Hi Cindy, I would go bold such as SW Flower Pot. Since you don t have much wall space, you can really go several different directions. If you don t like Flower Pot, take a look at Sherwin Williams Burlap. This will give you another option. If you want...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color advice, interior paint color, color advice
interior paint color, color advice, faux effects: Hi Aralia, Take a look at Benjamin Moore Wellesley Buff or Beachcrest Sand. Both should provide a light airy look with a degree of warmth. They do have a glow of orange with a little yellow (to brighten it up). If you want something less orange, let...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, painting a dining room table, decorating ideas
painting a dining room table, decorating ideas: Hi Deborah, From what you re describing...you have really good taste! It also shows that you ve put alot of thought and effort into each component of your room. I personally don t have a problem with painting your dining room table, but I like paint!...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting kitchen, santa cecilia granite, granite counter tops
santa cecilia granite, granite counter tops, brown colors: Hi Suzanne, Thanks for the picture and for getting back to me. It is so much easier when I can actually see the space to give you the look k you are after. I have attached the picture and hope you find it helpful, just remember the computer will distort...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over old sizing/glue, water acrylic, acrylic latex
water acrylic, acrylic latex, bulls eye: Hi Dava Here is a suggestion straight from the folks at Zinsser. They make all kinds of primers. We would suggest cleaning the surface well and applying either our Gardz High Performance Sealer, Cover Stain Primer Sealer or Bulls Eye Odorless Primer Sealer....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting open floor plan familyroom,kithchen ,foyer, choosing paint colors, countertop tile
choosing paint colors, countertop tile, sherwin wiliams: Hi Colleen, Autumnal is a great color, and it seems like a really good choice for your family room. From what I am envisioning, Bravado red would look nice with your cabinets,aqua counter tops, grey and beige floor. Autumnal will look great coming...

Painting & Wallpapering: patching and painting sheetrock, two coats, paint color
two coats, paint color, faux effects: Hi Scott, It is only necessary for the area patched, but any painting job is easier and nicer when you begin with a primer. So in answer to your question, I would just use the primer/sealer on the entire wall. You can even have the primer/sealer tinted...

Painting & Wallpapering: popcorn paint, stefanik, aswell
stefanik, aswell, co founder: Hi Antonio, I wouldn t recommend painting your walls with popcorn paint for a few reasons. First, it is hard to patch and second, the only way to remove it is to scrap it. If you want texture, there are others to choose from. Sorry, probably not the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Re-faced my kitchen cabinets, now what color do i paint the walls?, Benjamin Moore, Monroe Bisque
Benjamin Moore, Monroe Bisque, Blonde Wood: Hi Amy, Take a look at Benjamin Moore Monroe Bisque or Blonde wood. One is more greenish tan and the other more tan. Either will work based on what your describing. As far as the tile back splash, you can paint that either a darker or lighter version...

Painting & Wallpapering: Selecting interior paint, Faux Effects, Sherwin Williams
Faux Effects, Sherwin Williams, paint: Hi Debbie, Unfortunately I don t have SW Irish Cream in my SW fan deck. But from what I can see by looking at it one the internet...you are on the right track. It looks like a mid-tone tan. I often recommend SW Bagel or Totally Tan as they are good mid-tone...

Painting & Wallpapering: Staining windows trim and painting baseboards and crown, painting baseboards, craftsman style home
painting baseboards, craftsman style home, staining windows: Hi Colleen, Ideally they should be the same stain or painted. But don t let that be the deciding factor because you see a combination of stain and painted all the time. I have been in so many homes in my career...old, new, remodeled etc. White doors,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Texture, knock down texture, texture expert
knock down texture, texture expert, textured paints: Hi Brenda Texture is in the eye of the beholder…..in other words, it’s “in” if you like the look. Textured walls are not trendy, they are classic; it really depends on where you live and the style of architecture of your home. Most new homes in the USA have...

Painting & Wallpapering: terra cotta paint, clay flower pots, terra cotta facade
clay flower pots, terra cotta facade, terracotta tiles: Hi Jacob Ok…..the paint is off the terracotta. If this is a just ceramic tile, it’s very straightforward. (If this is very ornate tile in high-relief, it could be a Gladding-McBean molded, glazed terracotta tile façade, it most likely will have historic value....

Painting & Wallpapering: upstairs hallway paint, upstairs hallway, accent wall
upstairs hallway, accent wall, accent color: Hi Debbie You can paint an accent wall in a hallway one of two ways: 1. The end wall(s) are the accent walls. 2. Both side walls are the accent walls. If you paint the side walls two different colors the hall will feel unbalanced and you may even feel...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color for oak cabinets, yellow hue, oak cabinets
yellow hue, oak cabinets, blue violet: Hi Wendy, If you want to tone down your cabinets, you should paint a color very close to them on the color wheel. If you paint them a color opposite on the color wheel, such as blue-violet, it actually accentuates your cabinet color. Keeping this...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper, latex paint, glue residue
latex paint, glue residue, best case scenario: Hi Stephanie, Of course the best case scenario is to get it off once and for all. Then you never have to worry about it again. If you do, then patch and sand until the walls are smooth. Seal and prep as normal. If you decide to wallpaper over it...you...

Painting & Wallpapering: Bedroom walls, sunny climate, bedside lamp
sunny climate, bedside lamp, burnt orange: Hi Sandi Sounds like it might be ok…however, a better choice would be to give me more details: o Sun exposure in room o Lighting specifics o Flooring o Ceiling height If the ceiling is high, the room is bright despite the small window, and you have...

Painting & Wallpapering: Black Brick Fireplace Faux Treatment, brick fireplace, faux painter
brick fireplace, faux painter, tricky question: Hi Joe This is a very tricky question because there are hundreds of ‘faux” (I prefer the term special effect finishes) finishes out there. I’m not an expert in them, just an artist. But I do know that most glazes and various treatments might not show up well...

Painting & Wallpapering: bathroom paint color, wall colors, paint color
wall colors, paint color, white haven: Hi Kristen, It should be fine. Can you send over the paint name and manufacturer so I can take a look at it? Some camels have different undertones, I just want to be sure to give your the right answer. Thnaks for asking me. Cyndie Stefanik Virtual...

Painting & Wallpapering: bedroom paint, Sherwin Williams
Sherwin Williams: Hi Jackie, I would be inclined to choose a color that blends but doesn t match. Most of your colors are very neutral and introducing a color that works well with all of these is a good way to go. Take a look a Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay and if you want...

Painting & Wallpapering: Choosing wall paint, golden yellows, upholstery samples
golden yellows, upholstery samples, choosing paint: Hi Suzanne, I think Ivoire will be too light. The colors in your area rug are so strong (in a good way) that you will need to balance the visual weight by using a mid-tone color on your wall. If not, the rug will over power the room. You can actually...

Painting & Wallpapering: Confused, room curtains, red curtains
room curtains, red curtains, pratt lambert: Hi Reena Ok, not too hard: for earthy, choose the brown shades if you want EASY. I recommend tans, dark beiges, etc. for the living room/foyer/dining room. Give me a Paint Brand (Benjamin Moore, Pittsburgh, Pratt & Lambert, Frazee, Sherwin Williams, Fine...

Painting & Wallpapering: What color to choose, zebra pattern, stefanik
zebra pattern, stefanik, sherwin williams: Hi Loma, A nice red would look great, even a nice yellow, or blue-green. Take a look at Sherwin Williams Reddish, Butternut or Composed. Since the Zebra pattern is so graphic, you will need to use a stronger color. I would ask you daughter for her favorite...

Painting & Wallpapering: which color for entertainment center, color consultations, web classes
color consultations, web classes, cyndie: Hi Sandy, Generally I would use the darker color, just as long as it s not too deep. Are you using your entertainment center for storage (CD players etc.) or are you planning to use it for decorative accessories? This will make a difference when choosing...

Painting & Wallpapering: crwon moulding, color consultations, crown moulding
color consultations, crown moulding, white paint: Hi Chris, You can fake the look but it involves shading and highlighting or stenciling. To really make it look professional, I would hire a professional. There is a product that appears like wood but is actually a composite material MDF. It is less...

Painting & Wallpapering: Desperate for Color help for open foyer/living room/stairsl/hallway, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams
Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Lowes's Paint: Hi Ana, Thanks for the kind words, let me know if you need any further assistance. It has been a pleasure working with you. Good luck with your project. Cyndie Stefanik Coping With Color.com Virtual Color Consulting and Webinar Classes info@copingwithcolor.co...

Painting & Wallpapering: exterior painting, sealant products, brick pavers
sealant products, brick pavers, exterior painting: Dear Rita This one is really easy: there are a ton of clear sealant products on the market available at any big box store. Look for exterior only products. They come in matte, semi-gloss and gloss and are for sealing brick, pavers, concrete, stone, Saltillo...

Painting & Wallpapering: What color to choose, zebra wall, current project
Painting & Wallpapering: What color to choose, zebra wall, current project, zebra

Painting & Wallpapering: interior paint color combination, paint color combination, interior paint color combination
paint color combination, interior paint color combination, interior paint color: Hi Eric, One of my favorites is Sherwin Williams Bagel or Totally Tan. It looks great with Navajo White woodwork. If you are looking for something more golden, take a look at Belvedere or Blonde. If you are look for something deeper, you can use any...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen / Living Room Paint Dillema, Sherwin Williams
Sherwin Williams: Hi Erin, No, you really don t need a warm color in your living room. It can be a cool color with a warm undertone (most neutrals fall into this category). Take a look at Sherwin Williams Continental or Coastal Pine for your walls and Sands of Time for...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen remodelling/painting, painted counter tops, painting a backsplash
painted counter tops, painting a backsplash, kilz primers: Hi Sabrina, What a difference it will make in your kitchen if you paint. I just would like to know what color your counter top is now, If you can send that info back to me, it would be great. As far as painting your backsplash and cabinets, no problem....

Painting & Wallpapering: Looking for a subtle orange, Behr Paint
Behr Paint: Hi Aimee, I looked at all of your colors and Arizona and Apple Crisp are still on the bright side. Did you see Behr Caramel Sunday. I know what you mean about a real orange as opposed to something coral, this one may appeal to you. It may be difficult...

Painting & Wallpapering: Overwhelming Stripes?, color palate, vertical stripes
color palate, vertical stripes, area rugs: Hi Alexis Your description is confusing enough that I need a photo. However, you mention stripes: painted? Wallpaper? You are correct, stripes can be busy, and the colors should be really similar for it to work well. They are very difficult to do in paint,...

Painting & Wallpapering: PAINTING MY LIVING ROOM, accent wall, good lighting
accent wall, good lighting, blank walls: Hi Jennifer Best way to make the room appear to be larger is diminish the amount of contrast. In your situation, try these ideas: 1. Keep your tans in the same color family as the wood floor colors. Lighter or deeper or similar. 2. Keep the accent wall(s)...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color when rooms and halls connect, Sherwin Williams
Sherwin Williams: Hi Alicia, The way to tone done your oak is to use a color very close to it on the color wheel. Yellow is next to yellow-green on the color wheel, but I would make sure it s something very neutral such as Sherwin Williams Harmonic Tan. Since your space...