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The Effects of Light on Color

You may think once you’ve selected your paint color that your work is done. Not quite! Light has the power to literally change a color’s intensity and tone from room to room. The light source, quality, and direction can combine to make your paint color look different from one room to the next. But don’t...
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Outdoor Painting Projects – Bringing Color Outside

  With the official start of Summer it is the perfect time to add some color to your exterior spaces. Explore fun ways to cheer up your outdoor space by painting your outdoor furniture or updating your front door and fencing with a fresh coat of paint. This versatile palette has some very doable combinations...
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How Hot is Too Hot? Advice for Exterior Painting in a Heatwave

When temperatures reach the 80’s or higher, you might not even be tempted to leave the air-conditioned confines of your home or workplace, let alone work on house projects outside. But these high temps beg a pretty common question — how hot is too hot for painting? The ideal temperature depends on what type of...
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How To Pick The Right Paint Color For Your Home

Painting the exterior of your home doesn’t happen often, so when you’re deciding on a color, you have to be 100% confident that this color will be timeless, elegant, and beautiful. At Hirshfield’s, we carry countless exterior paint colors to choose from, giving you the freedom to explore to find the exact color you are...
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Product Spotlight: Hirshfield’s Platinum Ceramic Paint

Hirshfield’s PLATINUM CERAMIC™ with Ceramic Stain-Release Technology is a premium acrylic latex interior paint that helps walls maintain that just-painted look in homes, schools, health care facilities, offices and more — thanks to the power of tiny ceramic microspheres. When you think of ceramic tile — or anything else for that matter — you probably think of...
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Interior Trim 101: Five Fool-Proof Whites for All Your Rooms

Picking a trim color can be tricky. You want one color to tie all of your rooms together, but you also need to complement the colors in each of those rooms. The answer is off-white, right? Not so fast. If you’ve ever tried a white with a green undertone in a pink-toned room (or maybe...
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Fall Painting Tips: When is it Too Cold to Paint?

  There’s a chill in the air and a few leaves are already falling. It’s autumn in the Midwest, meaning time to pick vegetables from the garden, visit an apple orchard or pumpkin patch, and enjoy the fall colors. But it’s also time to check your to-do list and finish up the projects you skipped during...
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Four Things You Need to Know About Minnesota PaintCare

Have you ever noticed the fee that’s tacked on to your receipt when you buy paint in Minnesota? That is the PaintCare fee — ranging from 49 cents up to $1.99, depending on the size of the container. PaintCare is a program for recycling stains, topcoats, or house paint that has been funded by that fee...
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Friday Finds: Exterior Painting Tips for Fall

Fall is just around the corner, and along with the pumpkin spice lattes comes chillier weather. Since the hot summer sun won’t be beating down your back, fall can be an ideal time for painting the exterior of your home — just don’t wait too late in the season, when cold weather can become an...
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Tricks to Make Furniture Look More Expensive

Designing on a dime can be difficult given the price of furniture and interior décor. However, with the help of a little bit of paint, your old, outdated furniture can be refurbished to look like you spent the big bucks without putting a dent in your wallet! Here are a few ways that Hirshfield’s paints...
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