Articles by: Courtney Galer

If you have a toddler, you know they want to touch EVERYTHING. Curiosity is a strong motivator at this age and what better way to encourage this safely than with their very own, custom-made ‘Busy Board’! The great thing about this DIY project is you get to pick and choose what you put on this […]

Recent Trade issues with the US have many of us looking to buy and support local as much as possible. The term ‘Made in Canada’ is important to Canadian consumers and you can rest assured that when you shop with us, you are supporting many local Canadian suppliers and manufacturers, not to mention a local […]

Performing effective paint touch-ups can be difficult and in some cases impossible. The reason why quality touch-up work is so difficult to achieve is due to a discrepancy in the porosity of the substrate and the existing coating. Any freshly damaged areas will absorb the touch-up coat at a different rate than the surrounding areas that […]

Afraid of commitment to a paint colour scheme? Our advice…start with Neutral Tones. By keeping your walls a neutral colour, you can easily add colour accents and personality accessories, like rugs, throw pillows, plants and wall art. With tones as varied as driftwood grey and creamy latte, neutrals are anything but boring. Grey isn’t just grey — […]

Choosing the right paint colour for your walls and mouldings is a big decision. It has to match your furniture, doors, decor, style, flooring and other rooms in the home. You don’t want to put all that effort into painting, only to realise, you chose the wrong colour! How can we make this decision easier […]

Take the guesswork out of finding the right colour with PPG Pittsburgh Paint Colour Visualizer. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be ready to paint in no time! You can even upload photo’s of your own rooms and pick from over 2,000 glorious paint colours! FEATURES Upload a photo and paint your own room Upload a photo and colour […]

Drywall is the most common interior wall surfacing material used in modern construction. Despite its prevalence in the construction industry, achieving an even and uniform finish when painting new drywall can be difficult. This is mostly due to a difference in texture and porosity between the paper surface and the joint filling compound used. Repairs […]

Wood is an incredibly versatile building material that is commonly used in residential and commercial construction. In addition to being a versatile building material, wood is a unique substrate when it comes to coating options, with opaque (paint and solid hide stains), stains (semi-transparent and translucent), and clear coatings all being available for use. When […]

Fall and Winter months represent the best time of year to tackle interior projects and adding fresh paint to brighten up your decor can breath new life into your home. Colour is the one design element that can completely transform a room and is also the least expensive and easiest way to refresh a space. Before you […]