Creating a beautiful metallic finish has never looked better, or has been so cost effective, as with the Modern Masters Metal Effect line of oxidizing paints. Instead of taking on the huge project of replacing fixtures, pipes, downspouts, gutters, railings and more with expensive real copper, think about refinishing them with oxidizing copper paint. We recently…

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How to seal a paint can

How to store your leftover paint  Don’t throw out that leftover paint! Saving that extra half gallon of unused paint from your painting project is imperative for touch ups and color matching down the road. If you use a professional painting contractor, make sure they leave any spare paint, or you could ask to make…

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home exterior painting

With the weather finally warming up, Ville Painters is getting ready to schedule exterior painting projects for the upcoming months! When was the last time your home or building’s exterior was painted – has it been more than five or even ten years? If so, your property is due for a refresh. Keeping your exterior and…

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should you hire a professional painter or do it yourself

Not a home design DIY extraordinaire? We can’t blame you – there is a lot of time and considerations to take into account when starting any renovation. Are you starting an interior or exterior? What is the square footage of every surface? Do you have the right tools, ladders, rollers? What damage do you have…

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How can you cover water stains

Water stains are a common occurrence in many homes. Walls and ceilings can be ruined by the ugly, growing patches that you can’t seem to get rid of. The brown uneven spots usually occur from a leak, one time water spill, or stagnant water. Therefore, their unsightly appearance may be the warning sign of a…

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Visualize your next paint colors

When starting a new painting project, trying to visualize what colors look good in your home can be easier said than done. There are many things to take into consideration, like the lighting, furniture, other room colors, décor, and much more. When Ville Painters was first founded, we helped customers diecide with sample paint strips,…

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An industry standard when laying the surface for garage floors is to use garage floor epoxy. Epoxy is a tougher coating, has a different chemical composition, and is harder to apply than paint. Therefore, it is so important to follow proper preparation and application instructions for each product. Before you get started on your own…

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Latex, Acrylic, and oil Paint

When you take up a house painting project, you are confronted with several mind boggling decisions. Not only do you have to choose what colors or finish you want for your project, you also must choose from three types of paint: latex, acrylic, and oil. The three types of paint have different properties that meet…

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VOCs, Oil Paint, and lead based paint in homes

Here at Ville Painters, we care about your health and the environment. Paint technology has changed through the years to become more environmentally-friendly. Now paint is free of toxic lead and low in VOCs, and we rarely use oil paint anymore because of the environmental harm they can cause. We mainly use “green” paint and…

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Temporary Wallpaper blog

Temporary wallpaper, also known as peel and stick or removable wallpaper, has been around for some time now. It may seem to be becoming more popular with its rise in popularity on social media with quick tutorials and impressive before and after photos. This type of wall décor is exactly what the same implies; wallpaper…

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