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Tips for Painting Large Spaces

So you’re ready to paint the largest room in your house? Great! The paint experts at Hirshfield’s love tackling large painting projects, and they love helping customers do the same! So if you find yourself standing in front of a large blank canvas in your house, stop in to your local Hirshfield’s and let the...
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Best Paint Colors for Accent Walls

An accent wall can define a space, add interest to a room and even highlight an architectural feature of your home. But with endless paint color options to choose from, how do you decide which color is the best for an accent wall in your home? I spoke with Kathy Basil of Hirshfield’s Design Studio...
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Friday Finds: Hirshfield’s Employees Favorite Paint Brush Picks

Using a high quality paint brush always produces better results for any project. Higher quality paint brushes have a number of advantages over lesser made products.  When “cutting-in” along ceilings and trim, better brushes always produce sharper, cleaner lines while releasing the paint evenly. If your paint is drying streaky, or the paint is not...
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Friday Finds: Ombré

OMBRÉ– om-bray {French} for having colors or tones that shade into each other – used especially in fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark. You’ve seen it around. Fabrics, hair, clothing, cakes, and now furniture. Doesn’t the gradation of color remind you of a paint chip? Attic Magazine has a great...
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Back to School: Painting 101

School is in session! As most Minnesota students are heading back to class this week, we thought now would be a good time to host our own little education session on something we love teach about – paint! So take some notes, this information will be on the test! Before you get started on any...
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Hirshfield’s Color Calls

  If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve more than likely found yourself standing in front of a wall in your home staring at samples of various paint colors applied side-by-side in small sections. You may leave the room for a bit and come back to look at the colors again at a different time of...
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Best Colors for Workplaces

Does your place of work make you feel inspired? Stressed? Sleepy? It can be more than just the pile of papers and clutter on your desk that can affect the way you feel at work. Color and design can also leave you feeling any variety of emotions that could affect your productivity in the workplace....
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Best Ways to Paint and Prime

This time of year it’s great to open the windows and air out your home. We tackle spring cleaning, organizing the garage and getting rid of some of the things we’ve been hanging onto for too long. We’ll swap out pillows for lighter colors and fabrics and maybe even change some artwork to bring our...
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Friday Finds: Smart Strip

Remember stripping paint back in the day, and that oh-so-familiar burn when the remover splattered on your skin. Ooohh, now that was a burn that had staying powers. I’m sure those strippers are still available, but I don’t think we need to go there after reading this review from Janell.  Smart Strip is carried at...
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Friday Finds: Exterior Prep Before You Paint

  It is estimated that nearly 90% of all exterior paint failures are a result of inadequate surface preparation. We cannot stress enough the importance of good surface preparation. Follow these steps to a great looking home Step one – The surface must be clean and free of all dust, dirt, chalk, grease, oil, mold,...
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