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5 Reasons to Paint Your Home’s Exterior This Spring

When you paint the exterior of your home with exterior latex paint, the most durable, toughest, most protective finish is achieved when the weather isn’t too hot or too cold, which is why springtime is typically the best time of year for exterior house painting.  There are other great reasons to paint your home this... Read more

Turn Winter Blahs into Big Hurrahs with an Interior Paint Project

Do you have a case of the mid-winter blahs?  It’s not uncommon to become weary from spending dreary winter days inside.  After all, the environment we’re in naturally affects our mood; it gets old looking at the same four walls day in and day out.  There are many things you can do to turn your... Read more

Tips for Sponge-Painting a Kid’s Room

Did you know that you can create an exciting look in virtually any room of your house with some paint and a natural sponge?  Well, there may be a little bit more to it than that, but sponge painting is a fairly simple technique which can provide amazing results.  There is perhaps no better room... Read more

An Art Lesson for Choosing Contrasting Interior Paint Colors

Did you know that the works of some of the most famous artists display an amazing talent for painting with contrasting colors?  Some examples are Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, and Andy Warhol, to name a few.  Contrasting colors can also have a powerful effect in your home’s interior, no matter whose paintings you put... Read more

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal by Painting your Trim

If you’re hoping to sell your house, boosting the curb appeal of your home is the best way to help get the job done.  It’s a buyers’ market, and the appearance of your home is essential to gaining the attention of potential buyers.  There are many possible approaches you can take to spruce up the... Read more

10 Simple Steps for Painting Furniture

A simple, economical way to create a new, one-of-a-kind look in your home is to paint your furniture.  Change the color of select pieces to coordinate with a vibrant color scheme.  You can rejuvenate the look of bookcases, tables, mirrors, non-upholstered chairs, dressers, desks, and more, making the updated pieces a new focal point of... Read more

Paint Your Porch and Create Added Living Space

A quick and easy way to give your home a refreshed look is to paint and redecorate the porch.  Did you know that the porch is trending as a place to rejuvenate and create added living space for the family?  Benjamin Moore, a leading paint company founded in 1883, has various tools which allow you... Read more

How to Avoid and Remedy Excessive Tannin Staining on Your Home’s Exterior Cedar Siding

Cedar siding is an excellent choice for a home’s exterior.  Cedar is beautiful, durable, and naturally resists decay.  When properly maintained, cedar siding can last for decades.  A common problem that homeowners have with cedar siding, however, is extractive bleeding or tannin staining. Many species of wood contain tannins, including cedar and redwood.  These water... Read more

Tips for Painting your Kitchen

It’s always nice to give the interior of your home a fresh look from time to time.  Of the home being a castle, American chef and writer Mario Batali says, “The kitchen really is the castle itself.  This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.”  ... Read more

Paint Excitement into Your Child’s Bedroom

At Franklin Painting, we provide professional painting services of the highest quality and much more to homeowners in Windsor CT and neighboring towns and communities, including Newington CT, Somers CT, Vernon CT, Tolland CT, and Ellington CT as well as other cities throughout Hartford County CT. Our services include Interior Painting, Exterior Painting, Wallcovering, Cabinet Refinishing, and Home Services, including roof cleaning and pressure... Read more

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