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Quick Holiday Decorating Ideas Inspired by Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart remains one of the world's leading style gurus. She consistently has marvelous ideas on a wide range of subjects, from meal menus to decorating for the holidays.

The reality is that when the wintertime holidays roll around, people feel overstressed, overworked and even feel a sense of panic. All of this gets magnified when it comes to thinking about and planning to decorate for the holiday season.

Martha Stewart comes to the rescue, as she does so often when it comes to things associated with the home. She has some clever, wonderful quick decorating ideas for the holiday season.

Metallic Table Toppers are Perfect
One easy decorating plan of action presented by Martha are metallic table toppers. She explains that silver and gold are always perfect during the holiday season. These metallic choices work perfectly from Thanksgiving through the New Year.

You can find metallic table toppers, items that can come together for a perfect tablescape, from wonderful online outl…

5 Tips to Finance Your Home Improvements

If you find yourself in the process of plotting out a magnificent home improvement project, you ultimately will need to address an important question: How will you pay for your improvement plan? One obvious, albeit possibly impractical, course you could take is paying for you home improvements with cash on hand. The reality is that for many homeowners who really want to improve their residences, this strategy is not going to work.

When it comes to paying for your home improvement project, painting services or alike there are five key tips that you need to bear in mind. Some of these may have already crossed your mind. However, like most people in your shoes who want to embark on a home improvement project, you may not be familiar with all of these suggestions.

Explore a Title 1 Home Improvement Loan
One possible avenue you may be able to pursue, that you may not be aware of at all, is a Title 1 Home Improvement Loan. The federal government established this loan program.

Pursuant to the…

Tips for a Small Business Owner to Finance Home Improvement

If you are a small business owner, you do enjoy a number of amazing benefits. For example, very few things in life compare to starting a small business enterprise and seeing it succeed.

Despite the positive elements associated with being an entrepreneur and owing a small business, there are some drawbacks as well. One area in which you potentially can face some challenges is in the realm of obtaining certain types of personal financing. For example, you may be concerned about obtaining a loan to finance a home improvement project.

The Dilemma of No Regular Paycheck
One issue faced by some small business owners is that they lack a regular paycheck. Some small business owners put money in their own pockets when they feel their businesses can afford to pay out in this manner. In addition, there are small business owners that adopt a strategy of compensation taken in ways that legally avoid payroll related taxes.

While these strategies can make sense when it comes to the finances of a smal…

Creating an Elegant Presence in Your Neighborhood

You may be uninterested in the idea of "keeping up with the Joneses." Instead, you may be a kind of person who likes to set the pace. You naturally are a leader when it comes to style, including when it comes to the look and appearance of your residence.

With this in mind, you may be in the midst of pondering a facelift for your home. Your thoughts on home improvement may extend to the front or your residence. If that is the case, one ornamental feature that you definitely want to consider when it comes to remaking the look of your residence is the addition of wrought iron accents. By taking this course, you will finds that through the addition of wrought iron accents of different types, you truly will create a compelling, incomparable, elegant presence in your neighborhood.

Wrought Iron Doors: Creating a Spectacular Entry Into Your Home
On so many levels, nothing makes a more dramatic entrance to a residence than does a wrought iron door. There is a reason why wrought iron …

Exterior Painting 101

Exterior house painting begins with well-organized preparation of all surfaces to be painted. Below are some straightforward rules and things to examine for before continuing with the exterior painting process.

Thoroughly inspect your house for damage or rot on your home. Look for signals of sharp – peeling edges or chalking of the paint on your home. Water damage shows as rot, stained or disfigured areas. These issues will need to be accurately fixed before moving ahead into the project. Mildew and mold are also other problems one may face while repainting the home. After any wood repair take precautionary steps to stop any more destruction from happening. Regularly exterior house painting needs more time and effort; as the outside of any house may have more damage due to sunlight/rain, which makes paint fade and wood to warp.

In addition, weather could cause mold and other sorts of harm.

First, you should start with pressure washing to get rid of residue and to make sure the surfa…

Murals in the City

A mural is a painting or art placed directly on a wall or surface. Murals can be any size and any type of paint can be used. These pieces of art can be very complex as well as unique.

Murals are in which objects are depicted with photographically realistic detail or even the “cartoon” effect you see in murals painted in children’s rooms. So many options exist for murals; portraits, scenic backdrops, jungle, space murals, natural landscapes ... the list is endless.

You can find murals painted on buildings in any city; It’s kinda cool because there’s a lot of empty space on buildings nowadays that can be utilized to express a theme or idea. Murals can be colorful, happy or invoke a sense of empowerment! Many use murals to add or create culture.

Chances are that your city has a thought provoking mural painted somewhere. In Jacksonville, FL where this painting company is based; there are many to view; the newest is near the Jacksonville Landing, be sure to check it out.

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Jacksonville Painting

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Often times a painting project can stray from the norm. Sometimes, “painting” requires much more than just brushes and rollers. We see this happen quite often in Jacksonville. Mostly in older homes or offices requiring an array of certain skills as to achieve that perfect look. Interior painting can be an "art form".

In many instances; rather than looking for a separate contractor to handle drywall repair, wood repairs or other facets of home improvement work, our clients applaud the fact that Pro Color is licensed and skilled in a wide variety of services other than painting.

Whether you’re a homeowner, HOA board member or a property management company or a local business owner, we recognize that each Jacksonville painting project is going to be different. For many years Pro Color Painting Company has taken care of all phases of Jacksonville’s painting and waterproofing needs.

Pro Color Painting is to the top painting contractor in the North East Florida painting industry!…

Green Painting

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With all the hoopla about saving water, protecting trees and minimizing waste; how many are really doing it? Or significantly making an impact on reducing their carbon foot print on the environment around us? Are you using a green painting company?  Many may not know that; one of the most toxic products you can put in our environment is paint. Much of what you find on the shelves today concerning paint and painting products have VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds); making your home, office or any indoor area a potentially toxic environment!  The materials and paint we use have little or no VOC’s; making your home, office or any indoor area much healthier! Our paint meets the highest standards as monitored by the EPA. Most painting companies don’t even consider this concept. Make sure the painting contractor you are using does! Hire a green painter for your next painting project.   In all aspects at Pro Color Painting we protect and respect the environment. We have been environmentall…

Caffé Andiamo

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Caffé Andiamo project has kicked off. We are staining all of the exterior wood work a beautiful Riverwood color. This is an especially daunting task; as we are to conduct a level of production that mandates efficiency; at a restaurant that stays open all day and most of the night.



The Pro Color crew is amazing at doing these type of challenges and still keeping the boss happy. We will have plenty of pictures coming soon of this beautiful project in Ponte Vedra Beach. Staining Wood in Jacksonville

This is just one more quality project by Jacksonville's leading painting company.

Home Again

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It's so good to be back! For many years we have not had access to our blog. This Jacksonville painting company has a lot to share..... Coming soon will be all kinds of information. Commercial, residential, material and unique methods from the "old school". Over 30 years of industry knowledge! A plethora of valuable information at your finger tips.

Its about time we had some useful info that isn't found in the mainstream industry. We are Jacksonville painters who think outside the box! Regards, Jacksonville Painting Contractors


House Painting and More

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Great week to be painting in the N.E. Florida's sun. We are actively undergoing projects in the Riverside and San Marco areas. Soon to be starting a project in Ortega Forest for a good friend.

To keep current on our Jacksonville painting projects visit: Pro Color Painting for recent photos and reviews.

Tough Times

Tough Times.

They bring the best and worst out in people,,,,often, the reason for certain circumstances isn't known. We have to choose whether or not to learn from them and improve or repeat and go through all that encompasses!

Tough times don’t last, but tough people do. And I’ve been through some tough times, and I know a lot of people can recall tough times, and maybe are going through some tough times right now, but they don’t last.” — Alonzo Mourning

Keep doing what you know is right, consistently; and all will work out for the best in the end!

Painting | Home Repair Areas Serviced

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When making decisions to upgrade or enhance the value of a home or business with professional painting; it's all about choosing the right painting contractor.  It's hit or miss finding the right painting contractor; especially around Jacksonville and it's surrounding areas.


Pro Color Painting Company is a top-rated, full service Jacksonville painting company. We have served Florida with painting & waterproofing since 1988; we understand the constant battle keeping your home or business protected from the harsh elements.


Serving Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding areas: Mandarin, Ortega, Queens Harbour, Riverside, Jax Beach, Ponte Vedra. Also offering painting services in Neptune Beach, San Marco, Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Nocatee and Julington Creek areas. Pro Color accepts all major credit cards for Painting & Waterproofing Services.

Pressure Cleaning Safety

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One thing that is important to touch on and I wanted to see was....the safety aspect of using pressure washers. Power washing in Florida is quite commonly needed due to the wet climate.

The high pressure can be fatal if directed at the human body. Did you know that the air and water forced from the machine (2000-5000 psi) can actually penetrate the skin and actually send air to the heart thru the blood stream?

At the very least, severe pain, swelling and even cut open the skin. Most times requiring medical treatment and stitches.

So be careful out there using pressure cleaners; always be sure to receive the proper training.

Pro Color Painting painting and power washing service in Florida. Offering many painting tips for the homeowner and the professional.

Contact a pro like Pro Color for your pressure cleaning needs.
Visit http://procolorpaintingllc.com for more info.


House Painting Articles

Pro Color Painting writes for several other industry related platforms. Here you can find a comprehensive articles on the rigors of exterior painting needed in Florida; and a material guide.

Pro Color Painting's Articles @ House Painting Info

A Water-proofing approach to exterior painting in Florida

Paint and Materials = Successful Painting Project

Visit our Painting Blog for a comprehensive painting guide that will take you through the entire process of painting, choosing colors and answer all questions.

Quality Materials For Successful Paint Projects

Materials
The #1 reason why most people have painting problems is selection of materials. There is no such thing as a good inexpensive can of paint! You usually get exactly what you pay for, paint being no exception.

Better quality coatings will give more square footage per gallon, easy touch up and longer life. Invest in a quality product from the start. After all, you don't want to be painting your house again in 12 months because of “cheap” materials

Which Paint to Buy
Quality is determined by the grade and type of pigments and resins or binders.
Don't just buy name brand and think you are purchasing a good quaility product. All manufacturers make an inexpensive paint, they provide for all markets.

An $10 a gallon of low grade flat paint offers color and a new finish. Don't try to wash or touch it up it won't hold up. A $30 gallon of the same manufacturers top line paint has premium pigments more resin, and less water. This paint will give you more coverage per gallo…

Custom Painting Effects

Custom Painting Effects.... ProColorJax.com

Faux painting is the application of paint to imitate the look of a different surface. Usually it mimics stone, such as marble, aged limestone, or slate. It can also be made to look like clouds, wood, animal skin, or metals. Most faux painting is achieved by positive and negative paint application. Positive application refers to adding paint to a surface. Negative application means removing paint. Layering paints with tools other than brushes, such as rags, leather, mitts, and feathers, will achieve various looks.

Glazing is a popular application used most often on a thick texture. Glaze is a clear product that can be tinted with any color, then rubbed over a textured and painted wall. It produces a translucent topcoat through which the base color can be seen. Have the interior painter test the mixed glaze on a small area. Depending on the paint colors and texture, the depth created by glazing can mimic stone.

Color Washing is the ragged-on appl…

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Interior Paint Project

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Interior House Painting Jacksonville, FL Interior Home Painting

Pro Color Painting has found that a systematic approach to interior painting helps us to deliver a quality job. Below are the general steps we will take on your interior painting project. Your situation may vary depending upon your needs as outlined on your Proposal.

Set-up - Items are placed in the center of the room and covered with clean, new plastic sheeting. All floors are protected with drop cloths.

Prepare - All walls sanded, holes and cracks in ceilings and walls are filled; stains are sealed and surfaces are scuff sanded and primed.

Paint - Repaired areas are primed and premium quality paint is applied to a clean & neat, uniform finish.

Clean - Furniture and accessories are moved back to their desired locations. Floors and carpets are vacuumed and swept. Surfaces are dusted and wiped off. All of our materials are removed.

Inspect - After our own inspection, you are invited to inspect our work and asked to com…

Painting | Repair Services

Pro Color Painting Contractors, began in the painting business in 1986. Today, Pro Color is licensed, insured, carries Florida's worker's compensation and general liability insurance.
We attribute our long standing success to ... staying focused on our customers needs, attention to every detail, commitment to service, and dedication to results. Pro Color's areas of expertise are painting, waterproofing, carpentry and dry wall repair. Servicing HOA properties, condominiums, apartments, church buildings, business parks, retail centers, and single family homes constitutes the major portion of our services.

Working primarily with property managers, owners and agents we offer comprehensive painting - woodworking programs ranging from project evaluation, color selection, consultation, written specifications, painting maintenance service plans, flexible payment plans, and very competitive pricing. Pro Color has 1000s of completed projects and satisfied customers to attest our ab…