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D'franco Painting & Wallpaper – Elgin, Geneva, St. Charles, Chicagoland

Hiring a paint contractor with employees vs subcontractors

So it is time to paint the house, you need to hire someone and you’re not exactly sure who to hire. I feel your pain every time we have to hire a contractor for services such as plumbing or electrical work.  As a business owner, we have decided to invest in people and have the…

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Top 3 Problems with Painted Cabinets

Are you considering painting your cabinets? “Will the paint on cabinets last?” “How Durable are painted cabinets?” “I have painted cabinets and the paint is peeling, can you help?” “How do I prevent water damage to my cabinets? “Will the paint chip if I paint my cabinets” These are the top questions and concerns about…

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How to install wallpaper on a ceiling

Wallpaper is not just for walls! Disclaimer- this is not something to tackle on your own!! Installing wallpaper on a ceiling will take two people. This blog details how we installed a wallpaper that is designed for a paste the wall application. Now on to the fun- Installing wallpaper really does make a huge difference…

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How to paint your new wood cabinet doors

Are you replacing older cabinet doors? Then today is your lucky day! We are seeing more and more customers where they are repairing their kitchen cabinets.  This means repairing doors that are damaged.  If this is you- then we are going to give you a quick how to paint your new wood cabinet doors! The…

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Installing digitally printed wallpaper in your home or business

Do you know what digital wallpaper is? Did you know there was such a thing? (You may be asking who cares!) As a company that installs all types of wallpaper, digital is a huge buzz word in wallpaper.  Most people still think of wallpaper as something that goes on a computer screen.  If you are…

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Should I paint my cabinets with high gloss paint?

That is a loaded question- kind of like do I look fat in these pants! Ok, so you want to paint your cabinets.  You want something with a “pop” – shiny.  So you may be asking yourself “should I paint my cabinets with high gloss paint?” The better question(s) is/are: Can you paint with high…

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Using wallpaper murals to improve your workspace

If you have been to Meijer, Farm and Fleet, CVS, Walmart, or on a cruise then you have seen wallpaper murals.  Imagine what they can do for your home, home office, work space, store, hotel, health care facility and or any other public area with a wall. We have been very blessed this year in…

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How to paint bricks!

If you have a home with a brick fireplace or accent wall then this post is for you! Over the past year, we have been blessed to be able to help people in their homes by updating kitchen cabinets with paint, repainting walls, and adding wallpaper to their homes. But one of the most dramatic…

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Commercial wallpaper installation

Sometimes a subject has so many parts, a vague title is best, such as today’s blog Where do we begin? Commercial Wallpaper Installation begins with knowing what you want. I am assuming that you already know what commercial wallpaper is. (you can read more about what commercial wallpaper is here) Commercial wallpaper can be used…

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Painting your old furniture

If you have some older furniture that you are tired of, bring new life to it by painting your old furniture! You may have the same dresser you had as a kid and are just sick of it. Maybe you were given some older furniture pieces. In either case, you don’t have to look at…

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