Sunday, April 15, 2018

Color Trends of 2018!

Are you looking to do some spring painting?

Do you want to stay on trend?

Are you having a hard time finding a palette that suits your style? 
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Every year there’s something new! A new trend. A new color. Read further to see what 2018 has in store for interior decorating!

Benjamin Moore’s color of the year is called Caliente. "Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality,” says Ellen O'Neill, Creative Director of Benjamin Moore & Co.

Learn more about Benjamin Moore’s color trends for this year here!

Everyone has different taste. One of these color combinations is sure to take your living room from drab to fab in no time!

If you don’t like these trends for 2018, there are lots of resources to get more ideas! Try websites like Pinterest and Houzz.com for inspiration. Show us your favorite interior design paint color ideas, and we can help make them a reality.

Call the best Ann Arbor painting contractors today at (734) 995-2646 to arrange an appointment with Steve Mussio. He will personally meet you on your property to discuss your project needs, expectations, and concerns and give any suggestions at your request. No job is too big or too small for the best Ann Arbor painting contractors.



Sunday, April 1, 2018

Start Your Spring Painting Project Off Right!

Starting a spring painting project?
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Do you know everything there is to know about picking the right tools?

Are you having trouble determining the right paint roller?

With so many options, the task of just picking out your tools can be overwhelming. 

Want to know which paint roller best suits your needs? Read our latest blog post here!

Contact Ann Arbor Painting Contractors Today! 


If you’re worried about painting your home on your own, call the best Ann Arbor painting contractors! We provide many references who will confirm the excellent quality you’ll receive from one of Ann Arbor’s top painting companies. Our path to success is based on being laser focused on incredible detail. If you’re not completely satisfied with the job, the owner, Steve Mussio, will make sure they make it right.


Call Mussio Painting in Ann Arbor today at (734) 995-2646. You’ll be amazed how our work will transform your home!

Friday, September 15, 2017

How to Paint Windows the Right Way With 8 Easy Steps!

Is there a proper way to paint your windows?

Want a smooth finish around your windows?

Do you have enough information to get the job done right?


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Call us if you want to get the job done right the first time. Our experts are laser focused on incredible detail! If you’re not completely satisfied with the job, the owner, Steve Mussio, will make sure they make it right. 

Ann Arbor painting contractorsIf you do decide to paint your windows yourself, follow these steps:

  1. Give windows a deep cleaning first.
  2. Scrape loose paint, caulk and glazing off window sill, and trim.
  3. Sand the painted surfaces.
  4. Repair damaged caulk and glazing.
  5. Apply a coat of primer to the entire surface of the window trim. Allow it to completely dry.
  6. Load your paintbrush to avoid drips for a nice even coat.
  7. Use proper taping techniques to make sure the paint stays in-bounds.
  8. Don’t paint the sashes shut. Move the sashes up and down, wait for them to dry, and when they’re done, move on to paint the window jambs.  

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Contact Mussio Painting today! We provide many references who will confirm the excellent quality you’ll receive from one of Ann Arbor’s top painting contractors. You’ll be amazed how our work will transform your home!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Why Does Paint Peel?

Do you have a problem with paint peeling inside your home?

Do you think you may have used low grade, low quality paint?

Are you worried about spending a lot of money on a paint job that won’t last?

Ann Arbor Painting Contractors are Here to Help!

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The friendly team at Mussio Painting is here to help you! Imagine if you knew how to eliminate the risk of peeling paint before it happened. How much time, money and aggravation could you save by knowing what to watch out for at the beginning?

Do you have a home ventilation system? Do you turn on an exhaust fan when you shower? Continue reading for other important factors that could save you additional time and frustration. 

Possible causes of peeling paint indoors include:
  • Cooking
  • Showering
  • Humidifiers
  • Basements
  • Foundations

Sherwin Williams suggests possible solutions for peeling paint:
  • “Proper ventilation can fix most interior moisture problems. High-moisture areas like bathrooms with showers should have exhaust fans installed.
  • Proper ventilation in the walls and/or roof of the home may be necessary. Heavily insulated and sealed homes need a way for moisture to escape, like roof vents and wall vents.
  • Allowing moisture to escape via open windows.
  • If high levels of moisture exist in your basement, the cause must be determined and fixed.
  • Once proper ventilation has been installed, peeling paint should be removed and the underlying surface cleaned and primed. 
  • Test the coating in a 6" to 12" radius around any peeled areas to be sure its adhesion is adequate. Follow label and data page directions for proper surface preparation.”

Call Your Ann Arbor Painting Contractors Today!


Call your Ann Arbor painting contractors today at (734) 995-2646 to arrange an appointment with Steve Mussio. He’ll personally meet you on your property to discuss your project needs, expectations, and concerns, and give any suggestions at your request. He’ll also explain the project preparation, painting/staining options, and if necessary, any carpentry (wood replacement), along with answering any of your other questions before you receive a detailed bid. You’ll be amazed how our work will transform your home!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Why Does Paint Bubble?

Does your home get a lot of sunlight? 

Are you worried about paint bubbling?

Do you prep before you start to paint? 
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Well you should! Preparing surfaces before you paint can really save you a ton of time and frustration. 

According to Sherwin Williams, possible reasons paint bubbles include:

  • Direct sunlight on a surface that is too warm.
  • Migration of water through an interior wall to the exterior, thus pushing the paint off of the surface.
  • Application of oil-based or alkyd paint over a damp or wet surface.
  • Exposure of latex paint film to dew, high humidity, moisture, or rain shortly after paint has dried, especially if there was inadequate surface preparation and/or poor ventilation in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Damp basements.
  • Moisture seeping into the home through the exterior walls.
  • Insufficient surface preparation


What’s the Solution?


According to Sherwin Williams, “remove all loose paint by scraping and sand the surface to smooth out any rough edges. Next, determine and repair any cause of excess moisture before repainting. Then repair old or damaged caulking or install new caulking as needed. Also install vents or exhaust fans or siding wedges to allow the moisture a path to escape instead of going through the paint.” 

Want the job done right the first time? Contact a professional local painter in the Ann Arbor area to help you!

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If you’re worried about painting your home by on your own, call the experts – best local painters in Ann Arbor! We provide many references who will confirm the excellent quality you’ll receive from one of Ann Arbor’s top painting companies. Our path to success is based on being laser focused on incredible detail. If you’re not completely satisfied with the job, the owner, Steve Mussio, will make sure they make it right.


Call Mussio Painting in Ann Arbor today at (734) 995-2646. You’ll be amazed how our work will transform your home!

Monday, July 31, 2017

What Color Should You Paint Your Exterior Trim?

Are you having a hard time picking out the right shade for the trim on your exterior?

Are you second guessing what looks good?

Did you know that your sash color can be repeated on your front door and porch steps?

According to Better Homes & Gardens, “Choosing trim colors is tricky. These tips will come in handy, and they work well for most house styles:
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  • Paint all vertical and horizontal trim elements in the main trim color.
  • Window and door frames look better painted in the principal body color. The same holds true for cornice brackets.
  • As a general rule, window sashes and shutters are the darkest parts of the color scheme. As a result, the windows seem to recede into the facade.
  • The sash color can be repeated on the front door and on the porch steps.
  • Storm windows should be the same color as the sash.
  • It's best if ceilings under the eaves are painted in the body color, while the entire cornice --the trim that faces outward -- is almost always painted in the trim color.
  • If your house is two or three stories tall and you want more than one shade of the principal body color, it is tasteful to apply the darkest shade on the first floor, medium on the second floor, and the lightest on the third floor. 
  • Gutters and downspouts should be painted to make them as inconspicuous as possible. On a frame house with olive trim and a light green body, for example, the gutters would probably be olive to disappear against the olive cornice, but the downspouts would be painted light green to correspond to the adjacent siding.”


Still need help deciding on a color for your trim’s exterior? We can help you make a decision that will transform the look of your home! Imagine how beautiful your house will look with the professional touch from our local painters in Ann Arbor.

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Call the best local painters in Ann Arbor today at (734) 995-2646 to arrange an appointment with Steve Mussio. He will personally meet you on your property to discuss your project needs, expectations, and concerns and give any suggestions at your request. No job is too big or too small for the best local painters in Ann Arbor!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

How to Give New Life to Your Outdoor Furniture!

Is your outdoor furniture faded?

Does it look outdated?

Are you unable to invest in new furniture right now?
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We want to help you save some cash this summer to go on that vacation you’ve dreamed of. Here are some summer saving tips that will help you give new life to your outdoor furniture:

  1. Restore old wood
  2. Paint faded metal or plastic lawn chairs
  3. Reupholster lounge chairs
  4. Update worn cushions 
  5. Adapt pieces to fit the season’s needs

Following the above tips can help bring back the life of your outdoor furniture! Do you want more ideas? Try websites like Pinterest and Houzz.com for more ideas and inspiration.

If you decide you want to revamp your entire house this summer with a fresh coat of paint, we can help with that too! We’re the experts when it comes to interior and exterior painting services. "Our attention to detail" is one of our strongest qualities. 

Call the best local painters in Ann Arbor today at (734) 995-2646 to arrange an appointment with Steve Mussio. He will personally meet with you on your property to discuss your project needs, expectations, and concerns and give any suggestions at your request. No job is too big or too small!