Many older properties around Ontario still retain the old style lath and plaster ceilings and internal partitioning walls. Until the late 1950s, lath and plaster were the accepted norm in the Canadian building trade, and a messy, time consuming process it was, even for the professionals.
Then along came dry walling, or the use of plasterboard. Sheets of gypsum with a paper facing front and back were nailed or screwed to wooden studding. Once the boards had been fixed, a quick layer of finishing plaster was applied, and job was done. It seemed very simple, however, it really is not. Unless the plasterer/decorator was highly skilled in his trade, you could sometimes see the outline of the jointing tape, and the dints and dents from the fixing process. Read more from this blog:
One of the areas of the house that is often overlooked – or even ignored – is one area that should receive a lot of TLC: the exterior. When you consider the fact that the only people who can see the interior of your home are family, friends, and invited guests, then you realise that the exterior is open to scrutiny from all passers-by. In many cases, the exteriors are in a state of fading colour and flaking paintwork.
Giving the exterior of your home the extra appeal is not just about a quick lick of fresh paint. Research has been carried out concerning the psychological effect of colours, and the choice and shade of colours chosen can have a major impact on how people view your home. Read more from this blog:
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Most experts agree that adding a fresh coat of paint in your home is the simplest and most cost-effective way to change its look, not to mention adding value. Yet, in most cases, homeowners immediately go to painters without even having the faintest idea of what colour they’d like to see in their home.
Before seeking providers of painting services, experts recommend narrowing down your colour choices first. Here are just some of the ways you can determine the perfect new colour for your home.
Take a trip down memory lane
You can begin by associating particular colours with happy memories. For instance, seeing the colour blue brings back the memory of an amazing cruise trip. Read more from this blog:
VOCs or volatile organic compounds are gasses that emit from solids or liquids that can pose certain risks to people. Unfortunately, VOCs can be found right in your own household since they are often present in products widely sold in the market today. Coincidentally, VOC levels have been found to be up to ten times higher indoors than outdoors, according to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency. Since paints are among the most common sources of VOCs, professional painters in Kitchener and elsewhere warn against their harmful effects.
VOCs are known to cause both short-term and long-term negative effects. For instance, minimal exposure to these compounds can cause irritation to the eyes, nose or throat, headaches or nausea and loss of coordination. Read more from this blog: