Jan 30, 2017
What are the most popular/valuable indoor or outdoor home fixtures/colors/materials for 2017?
Feb 1, 2017

As a basement finishing company we're seeing a lot of granite for wet bars, lighter colors. Bathrooms and tile are often favoring gray. Brushed nickel and steel are the most common hardware and fixtures. Clean,simple, easy to mix up with rustic or modern decor.

Jan 30, 2017
What are the most popular/valuable indoor or outdoor home fixtures/colors/materials for 2017?
Jan 30, 2017

We're still seeing a lot of demand for granite and/or quartz countertops.  With the quartz, people are doing more subtle patterns and a lot of marble looks (white with light veining or similar).  Cabinets seem to be following a gray/neutral/white color palette, with lots of clean lines.  We're still seeing stainless steel and brushed nickel for appliances and hardware, however we saw quite a bit of matte brass and gold tones at KBIS this year.  That seems to be making a comeback, but I think that might still depend on your area.  I think oil-rubbed bronze is probably on its way out, unless you're doing a rustic look.  Hope that helps!    

Jan 30, 2017
What are the most popular/valuable indoor or outdoor home fixtures/colors/materials for 2017? I'm planning on putting my house on the market in the spring, but before I update my home, I'd like to know what's trending right now, in terms of countertops (kitchen and bath), flooring, colors, light fixtures, etc. Basically, what are home buyers liking more and more? And is there anything I should avoid doing/adding?
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David Pratt asked:

Apr 7, 2016
We are looking for some painters who did excellent work for us in the past but do not seem to be with their previous employer.
Jul 26, 2016

We have a painter that we use for all of our projects that involve staining or painting.  Painting Pro LLC.  One of the best we have seen and used for many years.  Let me know if you would like to contact him and I can send you his contact info.

David Pratt asked:

Apr 7, 2016
We are looking for some painters who did excellent work for us in the past but do not seem to be with their previous employer.
Jun 1, 2016

CertaPro Painters- it’s a nationwide franchise. See their trucks all over. Never used them, but heard only good things so far. Good luck! … and let us know ;)

David Pratt asked:

Apr 7, 2016
We are looking for some painters who did excellent work for us in the past but do not seem to be with their previous employer. Is there a list of independent painters for the Tri-Cities area?
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Tom Gunter asked:

Jan 14, 2015
What is the best way to get latex paint out of carpet?
Jan 15, 2015

Here is the very short answer, but has been effective over the past decade and a half.

Start with Warm Soapy Water (Should probably get the majority depending on the density of the spill) and if that is not enough fire power use Denatured Alcohol.  Always try to avoid chemicals if possible as different carpet reacts differently to chemicals depending on the actual material and dye they use.   

Tom Gunter asked:

Jan 14, 2015
What is the best way to get latex paint out of carpet?
Jan 14, 2015

Hello Zack,

As a painting company with a few thousand interior painting projects under our belt we've had a couple drops of paint on carpeting over the years. We take two courses of action:

1. We start with the absolute most gentle process possible. Soap and water on a cotton cloth dabbing the spot. Don't ever rub or smear the area as it could result in spreading rather than removing the stain.

2. If we're not able to remove the paint this way we call in a professional. There are too many variables when it comes to carpeting chemistry and weave to risk making the problem worse and ending up with a large carpet replacement bill to gamble.

Carpet cleaners have an entire arsenal of cleaning materials, equipment, and specialized knowledge when it comes to removing stains.

Tom Gunter asked:

Jan 14, 2015
What is the best way to get latex paint out of carpet? We recently had some painters paint our house and we later found they had dripped a little paint in one room. Some is white ceiling paint and some is the blue wall paint. I believe it is berber carpet.
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John Ramey asked:

Feb 18, 2014
New to Charlotte and living in Myers Park. How much should it cost to paint a living room (22'4"x14'6") and a study (14'2"x12'6")?
Dec 3, 2014

The short answer on this is - $900-$1,250.00 - Inclusive (Range in price is due to the amount of prep work and current condition)

You will want your vendor to do the following:

  • Cover and protect all flooring, furnishings and all other permanent fixtures of home
  • Detach, clean and re-set all outlet covers, vents, etc...
  • Repair all imperfections in drywall throughout home
  • Sand and prime all repairs
  • Apply two coats of interior eggshell latex to all wall surfaces
  • Labor, paint and materials should all be inclusive

**** You will also want a life time warranty on quality and repairs (Excluding Wear and Tear)

Sep 20, 2014
We are looking at houses and found on that we like but it has a CAT SMELL, especially in the basement. Is there any way to truly remove the smell?
Sep 25, 2014

If you use a black light you can target the urine areas soak in white vinegar leave for ten min wet vacuum as much up as you can mix up a cup of water with a quarter size dawn dish detergant put in spray bottle saturate area but don't soak. Sprinkle baking soda around on the wet area spread likghtly. let sit until everything dries hard this could take up to a day. break up the crusted area with finger tips when dry then vacuum up. it is a bit time consuming but it is all natural and it works like  nothing else!

Sep 20, 2014
We are looking at houses and found on that we like but it has a CAT SMELL, especially in the basement. Is there any way to truly remove the smell?
Sep 20, 2014

Cat smell or cat urine smell? 

If it is the latter, I have had success with Nature's Miracle.  If the smell is just the animal, that will diminsh with time and with changing out blinds, flooring, wall coverings, etc. 

Sep 20, 2014
We are looking at houses and found on that we like but it has a CAT SMELL, especially in the basement. Is there any way to truly remove the smell?
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Jul 9, 2014
I would like to paint the inside of my front door. It is already stained with a semi glossy dark stain. Can I effectively use latex paint with primer in it?
Jul 31, 2014

Most stained doors were done with oil based coatings. That means you need an oil based primer first then you can use latex paint. Latex primer will not adhere to oil based coatings.

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