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Your Home, Your Style, Our Expertise
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Fresh spring interior painting updates continues unabated in Highland Village and Flower Mound. The trend toward lighter, less ‘heavy’ paint schemes is as popular as ever throughout the Flower Mound, Double Oak, Argyle, and Lantana areas. Homes are casting off the golds, yellows, and tans of ten years ago and are replacing them with light, fresh gray-beige colors. Gone too are the jewel-tones of the 2008 era; that is the dark reds, dark greens, etc.

This updated paint color mind-set is especially common when it comes to kitchen cabinets and cabinet painting. The honey-oak colored stain in kitchens are being updated as fast as we can get to them. Here you see some Highland Village cabinets that have been updated from a heavy stain to Benjamin Moore’s ‘Simply White’ color OC-117.

The top picture shows that the walls and the ceiling were the same color. What you don’t see in this picture is some of the old wallpaper that we removed. We removed the wallpaper, prepped and floated some failed sheet rock seams, applied new ‘knock-down’ style wall texture and repainted the walls, ceiling, trim, baseboards, and doors. In this house, all of the walls and ceilings were the same builder beige color. You can also see that the trim paint on the crown molding has ‘yellowed’ over time.

The ceilings were repainted using Sherwin Williams ceiling flat with the ‘Alabaster’ color SW7008. The walls were painted using Sherwin Williams SW7029 Agreeable Gray. Sherwin Williams now has a new ‘low sheen eg-shel’ paint finish which was used in this home. The low-sheen eg-shel is great because it isn’t very shiny but it still maintains the surface wash-ability of a full eg-shel or ‘satin’ sheen paint. The Agreeable Gray with the Simply White cabinets is a fresh, new look for this kitchen.

As we’ve said many times before, kitchen cabinet painting is a cost-effective way to achieve interior painting updates or to update a kitchen quickly.

At Carnival Custom Painting in Flower Mound, we are experts in providing top quality cabinetry paint jobs. Hire a professional to see an immediate transformation to your home. To get started, please give us a call today at 214.616.2206!
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Almost every customer asks us how they can dispose of paint. If you live in Flower Mound, TX getting rid of old paint is really easy. Sometimes people have paint that was left by a previous owner or just old paint that’s been sitting in the garage too long. It’s easy to amass a collection of sample paints when you’re looking for the just the right color for a room. In any case, old paint is of little use and it takes up a lot of space. Getting paint is easy and it turns out that it is actually easy to dispose of paint.

Here in Flower Mound, Republic Services is the current trash and waste disposal contractor. According to the ‘House Hazardous Waste Disposal’ section of the web site for the city of Flower Mound, you can have old paint picked up right from your front door by calling Republic Services at 817-317-2000 to schedule a pickup. The information is here: http://www.flower-mound.com/933/Household-Hazardous-Waste-Disposal

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Paint colors in Flower Mound should reflect your personal style. The most 'put together' homes usually have one 'all over' color and then they have rooms done in accent colors, or accents are used strategically around the home. We see lots of customer choosing a light gray-beige as a main color and then using something different, avant garde or fun in other rooms. Take a look at SW7044 Agreeable Gray or Benjamin Moore's HC-172 Revere Pewter as a main paint color for Flower Mound homes. The picture above is a home in Flower Mound that does have Agreeable Gray on the walls but the owner pulled SW6494 Lakeshore into the fireplace niche and in another large hallway niche to add a nice 'pop' of color. From a nice base color you may consider using something like Sherwin Williams SW6039 Poised Taupe (SW color of the year for 2017) or Benjamin Moore 2109-40 Smoked Oyster in maybe a kitchen or powder bath. We've seen customers effectively use just black in a powder bath or hall bath. Consider also Benjamin Moore HC-144 Palladian Blue or SW6205 Comfort Gray for a home office or guest bed or bath. When you're ready to start make sure to get samples of your colors (don't put samples directly on the walls...) to make sure they look the way you thought they would, or just call us to get some idea of the cost to have professional painters knock the project out for you. Call today! 214-616-2206 https://paintflowermound.com
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Painting kitchen cabinets in Flower Mound TX is as popular as ever. Whether you do it yourself or hire professional painters, the return on investment of a cabinet painting project in terms of the visual impact for the dollars spent your payback is off the charts. You can easily do a little research on how to paint kitchen cabinets white and get up to speed pretty quickly. If you do it yourself you should expect to spend between $400 and $600 for primer, sundries, and paint. If you hire professionals to do the project expect to pay somewhere between $3,000 and $5,000. Still, when compared to the cost of a whole kitchen remodel it’s hard to beat the cost effectiveness of just painting the cabinets.

How to paint kitchen cabinets white. First, decide if you want to paint everything or just the doors, cabinet structure and drawer fronts. Most pros will paint everything which requires you to empty out your kitchen cabinets. If this is a DIY project, strongly consider not doing the insides. That just makes an involved project even harder to complete.

If your cabinets are stained wood you will need to apply a primer. Use an oil-based primer like Zinsser Cover Stain which is available at your big-box home improvement stores. Lightly scuff sand the surfaces to be painted using 180 or 220 grit sand paper. Brush on your primer and allow it to dry overnight.

Once your primer is dry it’s time to get ready to apply your white paint. You will need to sand the primed surfaces again using 220 grit sand paper. Remember to vacuum up all the sanding dust before painting.

Remember, the more expensive your oil-based top-coat paint is the more likely you are to achieve pro-looking results. If you are brushing your top coat, I would recommend using Sherwin Williams’ ProClassic oil enamel in a satin or semi-gloss sheen. Benjamin Moore carries our favorite oil enamel; Satin Impervo. It’s what they call a ‘low-lustre enamel’ – the finish is beautiful.

If you don’t want to learn how to paint kitchen cabinets white I don’t blame you. The value of your home starts in the kitchen. This is the ‘heart’ of the home and you want the cabinets to add value to your home, not to take it away.

If you have the time, learn how to paint kitchen cabinets by practicing on the inside of a cabinet door. You could also go buy a practice door, or ask a neighbor if they have an old door to donate. You might also just buy a small oak board from a home improvement center to practice on.

If this all seems like too much for you, remember at Carnival Custom Painting in Flower Mound, we are experts in providing top quality interior paint jobs. Hire a professional and increase your home’s value instantly. To get started, please give us a call today at 214.616.2206!
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Inexpensive and fast; two words you don't normally hear attributed to a kitchen make-over. You can dramatically change the look and feel of your kitchen just by having your honey-oak stained cabinets painted. The cabinets in this Flower Mound home were painted to match the house trim. The wall and ceiling color was not changed. When it comes to kitchen cabinet painting remember to contact Carnival Custom Painting in Flower Mound for honest advice and to discuss your options.
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Kitchen cabinet painting in Flower Mound is a very popular project these days. Flower mound has so many lovely, custom ranch-style homes that were built in the early to mid-eightys. Some have galley kitchens, some have pass-through kitchens but almost all of them have the honey-oak stain on the oak kitchen cabinets. Combine the old honey-oak stain color with the dark colors that were so popular around 2005 to 2006 and you have the recipe for a 'dark' kitchen. Painting the kitchen cabinets in Flower Mound or Argyle, TX will go a long way toward making the kitchen brighter and making it feel much larger. The kitchen above is in Flower Mound and the home owner was ready for a change. We connected here with a master trim carpenter who added the 12 inch 'uppers' on top of the cabinets to take them all the way to the ceiling. We had already scraped the popcorn acoustic ceiling material and re-textured / repainted the ceiling before the carpenter installed the new cabinet uppers. We then began our three-day cabinet paint process to convert the old stain and the new, raw wood to painted cabinets. We used all Benjamin Moore paint products on this project. This homeowner selected Benjamin Moore 'White Dove' OC-17 color for the cabinets. We applied Satin Impervo oil enamel to all the interior and exterior surfaces. Top it off with some new 'nickel' hinges and pulls, paint the walls using Benjamin Moore 'Gray Owl' OC-52 and you're all set to enjoy an updated, brighter kitchen. http://PaintFlowerMound.com
Call today to brighten your kitchen: 214-616-2206
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Flower Mound interior painting is changing fast and Carnival Custom Painting is in the thick of it. Generally speaking colors still have something of a 'grey' tone to them but, in general, the colors are going lighter. In Flower Mound formal rooms (like the formal dining above) can have more formal colors in them while the remainder of the house remains light. We've seen the style shown in this picture several times now. The Flower Mound decorator or homeowner has eschewed the 'dark below the chair rail and light above' for something a little different. This new trend in formal dining rooms is to have a very light (white) color below the chair rail and something a little heavier above. It's kind of nice because at a glance the area below the chair rail appears like custom wainscoting. Here the color above is Sherwin Williams' SW9171 Felted Wool with SW7008 Alabaster below. Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray SW7044 is shown on the walls of the hallway behind. If you have a formal room that needs a little attention, and you're in Flower Mound, Argyle, Bartonville, Lantana or south Denton, call Carnival Custom Painting to see how affordable it is to update that room quickly. #CarnivalCustomPainting #PaintFlowerMound
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Don't pay thousands to refinish your stained cabinets for resale! You won't believe what happens next!

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