Planning for Spring painting projects in 2014!

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Project planning for spring 2014  As old man winter sweeps in and we dive into our winter hidey-holes, our minds begin to yearn for spring. It may only be November and the summer heat not too far gone from our memories, but as soon as that first snow hits Michiganders everywhere have images of sugar plums and summer fun dancing in their heads. The winter months are a perfect time to plan ahead for … Continue reading

Recycling your left over paint and paint cans!

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What to do with all those empty paint cans and leftover paint: At the end of every paint job, there is plenty to be recycled and properly disposed of. Modern paint tech allows for the safe disposal and recycling of most latex/water based paints with a low environmental impact. It’s always important to remember the three “R’s” when using any type of HHW (house hold hazardous wastes) paint; paint thinner stain and other materials … Continue reading

What to expect from professional painters

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What to expect from professional painting contractors Many of the homeowners we speak to every day want to know about the crew of professional painters that will be in their home, and it’s a great question! Interior painting can take several days for large projects and during that time new people will be inside your home. That takes a lot of trust and we’re happy to go above and beyond to earn that trust. … Continue reading

What to expect from professional painting contractors

What to expect from professional painting contractors Many of the homeowners we speak to every day want to know about the crew of professional painters that will be in their home, and it’s a great question! Interior painting can take several days for large projects and during that time new people will be inside your home. That takes a lot of trust and we’re happy to go above and beyond to earn that trust. … Continue reading

Dealing With Wallpaper in Plymouth

It’s still cold outside, and though new cold weather paint technology allows us to get some exterior jobs done without waiting for the thaw, we’ve been doing a lot of interior work lately. Now, the typical interior job is one thing, but when we’re dealing with wallpaper, there’s a whole other complication to it. That’s what happened in a couple of cases out in Plymouth recently. Both homeowners knew it was time for a … Continue reading

Converting a Room is Easy With Professional Painters

Let’s say your family is expecting a new addition. That baby’s going to need his or her own room, if not now, then soon. Alternately, maybe that baby is all grown, even moving to college, and now’s the time to turn that old bedroom into a new den or workspace. After all, that baby blue that was so cute years ago doesn’t lend itself to serious study. That what Elysium’s professional painters in Novi … Continue reading

How Painting Your Trim Improves the Look of Your Home

A lot of the newer homes going up, especially in the Northville area, have exteriors that don’t require painting. We see a lot of brick and vinyl out there. More often than not, though, these newer homes have wood trim. Wood trim does need to be repainted, same as any other wood exterior, but there are advantages to it. For one thing–and this is just a personal opinion–it looks a lot classier than vinyl … Continue reading

Refinishing or Painting Wood Flooring

Beautifully Refinished Hardwood Flooring

There comes a time in many homeowner’s lives when they are faced with the question of whether or not to refinish their wood flooring. Other options, such as carpeting or tiling are often cheaper, but are less favorable for many other reasons. Every type of flooring has its pros and cons. However, we are huge fans of the timeless elegance of wood floors! Tiling over the top of old wood is often an option … Continue reading

Vinyl Siding vs. Wood Siding – Why Repairing and Repainting Wood is Best!

Removing Vinyl Siding to Reveal Historic Beauty!

When approaching an exterior painting project, many folks often consider switching to vinyl siding. If vinyl is advertised to be virtually maintenance-free, then why should homeowners invest in the upkeep of their wood siding? Vinyl is allegedly a wise investment because it supposedly means never having to paint your home again. It can easily be installed over the top of your home’s original siding and you can benefit from the additional insulation that will … Continue reading