10 Cool Accent Walls

Somewhere in your home, there’s an accent wall waiting to happen. Accent walls are the simplest and most affordable way to spice up an ordinary room. Plus, you can experiment with new wall colors and textures without a big commitment. These ten trendy accent walls will inspire you to try it yourself. Stripes The vertical […]

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Rethinking The Laundry Room: Storage and Design Ideas

Of all the rooms in a home, few are more important to keep clean and organized than your laundry room. For most of us, it seems like the same story every week—you tidy up your laundry space, get everything cleaned and organized, and before you know it things are piling up again already! You can […]

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8 New Design Trends

Want to revitalize your home? Summer’s almost over, but it’s never too late to try something new. There’s something for everyone (and every budget) in these eight design trends. Bold, Fresh Colors A fresh coat of paint is the easiest way to breathe new life into a space. Primary colors made a comeback this year, […]

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12 Relaxing Reading Nooks

Many of the people who love to read books read everywhere and anywhere. This could be on the bus or subway, while taking a bath, or even on the counter while preparing a meal. The possibilities are endless! Despite this, there is still something wonderful about designing your own reading nook and spending your time […]

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8 Easy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Having a home you can be proud of goes beyond just personal pride. Maintaining your household and property ensures that it remains a viable financial asset in your portfolio. If you reach a stage in life where you wish to move or want to leave your children with an asset that provides solid security, home […]

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Touching up a paint job

Sometimes all it takes to make your walls look great again is a few touch-ups. This being said, touching up a paint job can be quite tricky and if you don’t have the right products and tools the end result may not be what you had in mind. We have seen countless homes with dirty, […]

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Is That Oil Paint on the Walls?

Oil paints used to be the dominant paint in the market however because of the toxicity problems associated with oil paint chemicals, they have fallen into disuse. In fact oil paints are no longer available except in special applications Many older homes still have the original oil painted surfaces. The newer paints in the market […]

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To Tape or Not to Tape and Which Tape to Use

While most experienced painters can free-hand their cut lines, most do-it-yourselfers will need to tape before they start a painting project to achieve clean lines. Tape should be applied on wall and ceiling edges and around trim and molding.  There are a number of different kinds of tape that are sold in stores these days […]

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When is a Good Time to Paint the Exterior Surfaces

At the City Painters, we serve the greater Toronto area and we understand how the weather in the city can fluctuate drastically year over year. Spring is normally the best time to schedule your exterior painting projects. This is because the weather is normally mild and most people are still putting their gardens together so […]

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