Everything you need to know about popcorn ceiling removal

Popcorn Ceilings are a nod to interior design of the past, so removing popcorn texture from your ceiling can modernize the room. It can also make ceilings appear higher and make rooms appear larger. Although the removal process can be daunting, the following guide will have you well on your way to removing outdated popcorn… Read more »

A guide to finishing a brick fireplace

Are you looking to modernize your living room for the new year? You may want to consider refinishing your fireplace. A fresh coat of paint on a brick fireplace can take your home to the next level of interior design. First things first, prep the brick To begin with, the brick needs to be thoroughly… Read more »

Inspiration for Interior Painting

Why should you consider an interior painting project? A fresh coat of paint can transform a living space. Painting the interior of your home can reinvigorate your design. Also, a change in paint color can make small spaces appear bigger and brighter. Now, let’s talk about planning considerations before your project is under way. How… Read more »

Touching up house paint jobs: Dos & Don’ts

As time goes by it’s not uncommon for your paint job to show some wear and tear. Luckily, often it takes only simple touch ups to restore the vitality to your interior or exterior paint. Touching up worn interior and exterior paint It’s a very straightforward process to touch up an existing paint job, especially… Read more »

Refreshing the trim, moldings, and wood work in your home

Looking for a way to polish up the interior of your home? Perhaps the color scheme of your rooms is a perfect match for their architectural and interior design, but there’s still something missing. One way to ensure your home is in pristine condition is to refresh your trim, molding and wood work. Repainting Trim,… Read more »

It isn’t too late to paint the exterior of your home

Checkmark Painting in Eugene provides exterior painting for home staging

Fall is in full swing and winter is on the way, which means wet and cold weather. Luckily, there are still dry days in the cooler seasons that allow you to finish exterior painting projects. Exterior Paint Jobs There is more to exterior painting than the body and trim on your home. At Checkmark Painting,… Read more »

Keep your walls clean with the right paint finish

Congratulations! Your home improvement work is complete. Your rooms are warm and inviting, and the exact color scheme to match your home decor. Now is the time to talk about maintenance for your paint job. How do you combat the inevitable fingerprints, scuffs, and stains on your walls after a fresh coat of paint? Keeping… Read more »

How to Store Open Paint Cans after a Home Improvement Project

You’ve finished up your painting project, but you have some paint left over. Luckily, paint storage isn’t just for closed cans. It’s a great idea to set aside and save extra paint after a home improvement project for when your interior or exterior paint needs a touch-up. So, what is the protocol for properly storing… Read more »

Three ways to update your kitchen with paint

Update your kitchen with paint in Eugene

Are you looking for a way to give your kitchen a makeover without breaking the bank? There are ways to give your kitchen a facelift without replacing cabinetry and appliances—painting! 1. Cabinetry painting One way to update your kitchen is to refinish your existing cabinetry. Simply cleaning, sanding and repainting can refresh the feel of… Read more »

What are VOCs in paint?

Checkmark Painting in Eugene uses zero and low VOC paint

When selecting your paint products for your next home improvement project, you may come across materials with different VOC content. Choosing a paint with low VOC is always the best option. At Checkmark Painting in Eugene, we use zero VOC paint products. What are VOCs? Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that are released as… Read more »