An Icon Reborn

What is the ideal chair? Is it the laid-back Eames Lounge Chair? Or maybe a refined chaise by Le Corbusier? Or perhaps Arne Jacobsen’s classic Series 7 chair?

Each of these achievements deserves a place in well-curated design, but we believe it’s the Wishbone Chair that truly represents the two qualities—aesthetic style and utilitarian functionality—that define an ideal chair. Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1949, the Wishbone Chair has been continuously produced since 1950 by the revered Danish firm Carl Hansen & Søn.

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Color Inspiration

 

Color Inspiration

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Every room has its own color story. As a member of Pratt & Lambert‘s Style and Design Guild, we used their paint swatches to create a color scheme based around dominant and accent colors trending in interior design. Learn how each and every color influences the ambiance of an interior space.

When designing a space it’s crucial to pick colors that mesh well together and create an inviting atmosphere. The room shot above featuring Stacy Garcia | New York for York Wallcovering Fleurish. highlights a contemporary interpretation of a pastel palette, with bold pops of saturated color.

Clean shades of purple, a bright green hue and dark and light neutrals, create a fresh mix of color. The combination of Maid of Orleans, Nursery Green and Delta Moon is specifically reminiscent of the serenity that we feel from being outdoors and absorbing nature.

Stylishly Spooky Colors — It’s More Than Just Paint Blog/ Exeter Paint Stores Now Has 3 Locations Seabrook, Epping, and Exeter

Today is one of our favorite holidays, and October 31 always has us thinking about colors that scream Halloween. While Pratt & Lambert’s Pumpkin Chiffon (9-4), Pumpkin Swirl (6-26), Black Magic (31-16) and Witching Hour (30-18) are spook-tacular hues for the holiday, they can make an impact in your home all year long. Add a pop of […]

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California Paints Rated#1 Exterior Paint

Do you live on the water and don’t want to paint you house over and over? This is for you to read, available at all Exeter Paint locations Seabrook, Epping, and Exeter.

California Paints®, quality manufacturer of paints, zero VOC coatings, and exterior stains, has again received the #1 rating for exterior house paint by a leading independent national study. California Paints Fresh-Coat is a 100% acrylic latex house paint available for use on exterior surfaces. This environmentally friendly topcoat is ideal for virtually any exterior surface that requires a trouble free, durable, and long lasting finish. Fresh -Coat’s premium formulation provides the consumer a quick drying, easily applied finish with maximum adhesion, breathability, flexibility, color retention, water and alkali resistance.”pablo (2)logo 2016 better one

 

PREP WORK FOR PAINTING

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PREP WORK FOR PAINTING

  • Fill any holes or imperfections with Spackle, wait for it to dry, and then lightly sand the patches. If you have a crack, you must first widen it slightly before spackling or the spackle will just sit on top.
  • Scrape away any peeling, cracked paint, then sand the area smooth.
  • Clean the walls if they may be dirty (especially in a kitchen or bathroom), and always take a damp cloth to clean the dust off of trim and the tops of doorways.
  • Use paintable caulk to fill any gaps between the walls and trim before painting the trim. Fill any dings and divots in the wood with wood putty, wait for it to dry, then sand smooth.
  • When in doubt, prime. Using a primer can hide dark colors, block stains, and help your new paint job last longer. It’s also a must when painting exposed woodwork, and there are many primers that adhere to glossy surfaces (allowing you to skip sanding first).
  • Stir your paint before you begin, and don’t paint straight from the can. Obviously you would pour the paint into a roller tray if you were about to use a roller, but consider using a small bowl when painting with a brush. Its easier to hold, and decanting paint will keep the can free of the impurities (dust, wood particles, etc.) that your brush may pick up as you work.
  • If you want to use tape, buy painter’s tape (it’s usually blue or green, and marked as such). Apply it in short, overlapping strips, and press down firmly along the edge to ensure a crisp line.