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Does it look outdated?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!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Different Qualities of Paint: Premium Vs. Super Premium vs. Ultra Premium


Do you buy only paint of a certain quality?

Do you know why certain paints are better than others?

Are you wondering what each quality of paint is meant for?

Most can get the job done. However, there are different paints for different needs. You wouldn’t use the same paint outside as inside your home, would you? What you choose depends on your needs!
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What’s the difference between premium, super premium and ultra-premium? Here’s the skinny on different advantages of certain paint from local painters in Ann Arbor:

  1. Resistance to stains 
  2. Scrub-able
  3. Better coverage
  4. Smoother finish
  5. Mildew resistant

The higher you go on the premium scale, the more pronounced these advantages can be! 

Painting a kitchen? You’d want to go with one that is resistant to stains to help fight against the results of a food fight in the dining area. 

Painting your child’s room? You may want to go with a paint that is scrub-able, especially if you happen to be raising a future Picasso! Walls are not an ideal canvas, and it’s nice to know you can clean them after your little genius does his or her work.

Painting your bathrooms? You want to make sure you choose a paint that’s mildew resistant! Steamy showers can produce a growth of mold and bacteria on your walls and ceilings. By using certain cleaning materials on mold and mildew over time, your paint will fade if you use a lower quality paint. 

Can you imagine the possibilities of using paint created specifically for a certain part of your home? We can too! Make sure you choose the right paint for your appropriate needs.

Contact the best professional local painters in Ann Arbor, Mussio Painting! You’ll be amazed how our work will transform your home! (734) 995-2646