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Should You Use a Paint Edger Tool When You DIY? | Step-By-Step Guide On Cutting In With Paint Brush

If you’ve ever taken on a DIY interior paint project, it’s likely that you know how important it is to achieve crisp, clean lines when cutting in along edges, corners, windows, and trim. You’ve probably even found yourself wondering, “should I use a paint edger tool to cut in a wall with paint?” In this […]

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Benefits of Working With a Raleigh Paint Company | Our Values At Oak City Coatings

Painting your home, whether exterior, interior, or both, is an important and exciting decision as a homeowner. Choosing the right paint company to partner with is key to helping you bring your vision and high-quality results to life while having a smooth, enjoyable experience! Here at Oak City Coatings, we are proud to serve the […]

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How to Store Paint Like a Professional: Tips for Long-Lasting Quality

Painting a space in your home can be an exciting and transformative experience, but let’s face it, it can be hard to know what to do with leftover paint. You don’t want to just throw it away, but you may be unsure of how to store paint properly so it remains in good condition if […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Color for Your Deck | Best Deck Stain Colors

Everyone loves an inviting outdoor space where you can relax, entertain, and enjoy the fresh air and scenery. Transforming your deck to match your unique style and home is a great way to create the outdoor living space of your dreams. Stained decks not only look great and give your home more curb appeal, but […]

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What Is The Best Way To Clean A Paint Brush?

Whether you’re a professional painter or a DIY enthusiast, anyone who works on home painting projects can agree that a clean paint brush is key to getting the end result you desire, while making the process easier on the painter. Giving your paint brushes proper care and cleaning is essential for keeping them in tip-top […]

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What Is The Best Exterior Paint Sheen? | Exterior Paint Sheen Guide

If you’re thinking about painting the exterior of your home, there’s more to consider than just the color of the paint. Choosing the right paint sheen for your home is key for both the overall look and performance of the paint. Here at Oak City Coatings, we use mostly either Sherwin-Williams or Benjamin Moore exterior […]

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How to Choose Limewash Paint Colors For Your Home | Best Romabio Limewash

If you’re looking to transform the look of your brick home’s exterior, one of the best ways to do this is by lightening up the brick and giving it a classic, timeless look with a fresh coat of paint. We are Preferred Romabio Pro’s and always recommend going with Romabio limewash paint products. Read on […]

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5 Common Painting Mistakes DIYers Make (And How To Fix Them!)

If you’ve ever tried to DIY a painting project, you know that it can be a little tricky if you don’t have a ton of experience or knowledge of paint products and techniques. However, when a DIY paint project is done right, it can be both a rewarding and cost-effective way to transform your space. […]

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5 Tips For DIY Painting to Make Your Paint Job Look More Professional

Nothing can give your home a fresh new look and feel quite like a new paint job. If you’re someone who loves the creative outlet of tackling DIY painting projects, this blog post is for you! Read on to learn our best tips for DIY painting to make your paint job look more professional and […]

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The 8 Best Colors for your Kitchen Cabinets | Kitchen Cabinet Color Inspiration

Are you looking to update your kitchen cabinets with a fresh coat of paint but need some kitchen cabinet color inspiration? Whether you’re remodeling your entire kitchen or are just giving it a refresh with new kitchen cabinet paint, you can really make your space and style come alive with the color you choose. Painting […]

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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Professionally | Your Step-by-Step Guide

The kitchen is often a focal point and gathering place in every home. It’s where delicious meals and memories are made. You can transform the look of this space by painting the kitchen cabinets to fit the look and style of your home. This is also a budget-friendly way to update your kitchen without completely […]

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The 12 Best Gray Paint Colors for Your House Interior

Gray is one of the most popular paint colors out there when it comes to painting the interior of your home. Gray is such a versatile paint color that can complement your space and make your decor and furnishings really pop. At the same time, gray paint colors can be a little tricky, as different […]

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