Painting 101

Why are test patches important before painting?

Why are test patches important before painting?

Color can be tricky when approached by a different light. What may look like a deep blue, may be more of gray-blue when sunlight hits that side of your house!  The same can be said of interior painting. Different times of day can give your living room a different hue than in the morning light! […]

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Tricorn Black is a fantastic color for accenting your home!

Tricorn Black is a fantastic color for accenting your home!

 Black is timeless that draws the eye and gives your home a classic look. It goes with just about every color that you can choose for both the body color on your home as well as tying in your trim color.

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A Quick Tip To Enhance A Small Room’s Apperance.

A Quick Tip To Enhance A Small Room’s Apperance.

The last thing you want is to make a small room appear even smaller. Light colors “lift” the room making the room appear larger. We also recommend painting the ceiling to hide wall corners to give the room the appearance of openness.  If you want a cozier room, consider using an accent wall to create an […]

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Tips To Make A Small Room Look Bigger

Tips To Make A Small Room Look Bigger

The last thing you want is to downsize a room, especially a room that is small, is to make it smaller. Use light colors on your walls and be sure to paint the ceiling as that “lifts” the room, hiding the corners and giving the idea of openness.  If you are wanting a cozier room, […]

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White color trim vs. dark color trim

White color trim vs. dark color trim

Choosing a trim color can be difficult! A white trim against a darker body color pops the color of the house and lifts the roof, giving the illusion of a larger, more spacious home. It is also a classic combination that is timeless and pleasing to the eye. A secondary combination would be that of […]

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Why Classic French Gray so popular?

Why Classic French Gray so popular?

Basically, because it’s classic!  It’s a traditional, elegant color that is also modern and clean.  It’s easily matched to the other accent colors and a perfect choice for both long-term ownership or if you are wanting to sell your home as it’s a color that is always “in”.  

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Why some people use a flat finish on their stucco?

Why some people use a flat finish on their stucco?

The texture of stucco really requires a flat finish. Using a high sheen on a surface with variations in depth causes a “shadowing” effect. Higher sheens highlight imperfections, while flat sheens hide them. The beauty of stucco is in the inconsistent imperfections that give it it’s lovely texturing.

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How your house colors can compliment your landscaping?

How your house colors can compliment your landscaping?

Your house colors can enhance your landscape because often, house colors are chosen from the landscaping! Try pulling colors from the rock bed or brick surrounding your flower bed, or perhaps choose colors that really make your landscaping pop, such as classic grays against a green lawn!

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What NOT To Do When Painting Stucco

What NOT To Do When Painting Stucco

Stucco projects are highly specialized and therefore, have special needs. When painting stucco, it is important to pick the right paint finish for the job. In this blog Peak Pro will let you in on the biggest mistake you can make when painting stucco homes.   Why you should never use a satin or high gloss […]

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DIY Textured Walls

DIY Textured Walls

Textured walls have always been a hit in 20th century homes, especially the classic knock down method. Textured drywall topping makes a beautiful cloud like composition that looks great with metallic paints. Textured walls are a favorite of professional painters because of the the way it patches up any lines in the drywall or wallpaper making […]

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