Painters in Birmingham

Residential painting and priming Typically primer plays a very important role in providing a stable foundation for the house paint. Why? Well, the short answer is that priming first often produces a more attractive and durable finish. It covers dark colors or surfaces better if you’re trying to go from dark colors to light colors. It sounds basic, but many people aren’t aware that primer and paint are two completely different products – paint … Continue reading

Interior & Exterior Priming In West Bloomfield

Residential painting and priming Typically primer plays a very important role in providing a stable foundation for the house paint. Why? Well, the short answer is that priming first often produces a more attractive and durable finish. It covers dark colors or surfaces better if you’re trying to go from dark colors to light colors. It sounds basic, but many people aren’t aware that primer and paint are two completely different products – paint … 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

Cold Weather Paints

Low Temperature Paint Makes Exterior House Painting Possible Year Round

Are you thinking of painting with us, but worried that the cold season is going to affect the quality of your home’s exterior? Don’t worry– that’s no longer a problem! Not too long ago, all it took was an unexpected cold front to throw a project off track: most exterior latex paints could be applied only at temperatures above 50°F. Professional painters in Michigan were limited to the warmer months for their exterior painting … Continue reading

Decorating With Browns and Tans

Browns and tans are a popular color choice for many homes right now, because they are warm and easy to match with other colors. However, they can easily make a room look dated and dingy if not used properly. Let’s examine some ways to brighten up a room with brown walls! BRIGHT ACCENTS Bright colors like blue, especially blues closer to turquoise than true blue, look great with brown. It’s a good way to … Continue reading

Subtle Wall Colors

A popular trend right now is to use subtle colors—whites, neutrals, and grays with only a hint of color mixed in. If that makes you think of outdated pastels from years back, never fear—these colors are modern and stylish. GRAYS Grays with just a hint of color mixed in give a room a modern, tranquil effect. Gray green, for example, is a warm, muted green that goes great with natural materials. Blue-grays can be … Continue reading

Should I Paint Before Moving In?

So, you just bought an amazing new house, and you’re planning on moving in as soon as you can. That’s great! But wait—the paint from the previous owners isn’t so amazing! It’s definitely time to get a painting quote… but should you paint before or after you move in? Let’s examine the pros and cons of both. Painting before you move in If you decide to paint before moving in, you won’t have to … Continue reading