Follow this expert advice on choosing paint colors and you’ll feel confident about getting the new look you want for your room. In this three part series, Ace’s Design Experts show you how to find your perfect paint color. Part 1: Find out how to choose a main color that sets the right mood for […]READ MORE
Painting may seem simple, but it is a serious project and an investment in your home. Skipping steps like proper surface preparation can cost you plenty of time and money. Here are a few tips from Rocky′s Ace Hardware to help you end up with a professional-looking paint job quickly and easily.
Oil-based paint has a high gloss, shiny finish. It is durable and stain resistant, making it an excellent choice for areas that are susceptible to frequent stains, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and household trim. Latex paint is available in a variety of finishes, from flat paint (no gloss) to a high gloss finish, and homeowners […]READ MORE
Ace Simply Magic Ceiling Paint was specially designed to make applying ceiling paint easier. When the patented Simply Magic blue tint additive is added to the paint, it creates a distinct contrasting light blue color making it easy to distinguish the new finish. Simply Magic Ceiling Paint eliminates the problem of non-uniform application allowing the […]READ MORE
Here are a few tips and tricks to paint like a professional. Paint should always be thoroughly mixed before use to make sure that your color is uniform. A paint mixer tool attached to an electric drill does an excellent job, especially for five-gallon buckets, but if you do not have one, just follow these […]READ MORE
Always thoroughly clean the surface to be painted. Dirt, grease or loose paint will stop your paint from adhering properly. Use a wire brush, sanding block or power sander to remove loose paint and grime before applying any primer or paint. Take time to fill in all joints, cracks and seams in the surface before […]READ MORE
You should select a brush based on the type of paint you are using, as well as the area that you will be painting, and how much control and precision you need. Types of Brushes Natural-bristle brushes are made with animal hair. They are used for applying oil-based paints, varnishes and other oil-based finishes. The bristles […]READ MORE
Tips for easy clean up Special waterless hand cleaners remove both latex-base and oil-base paints easily and quickly. These cleaners will not irritate your skin like many solvents. Wipe the cleaner on your hands, wipe it off and the paint will come off with it. Wash latex paints out of a brush with clear warm […]READ MORE