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

As we were working last week doing a wallpaper installation, we received a call asking for a price in install wallpaper in a bathroom. There are several questions that were asked: What are the dimensions of the bathroom? Is the room drywall and paint now or does it have wallpaper needing to be removed? Have…

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Have you painted part of your home lately? Did you have any drips or splats?  Well if you can believe it, so have we. We have found that the best thing to use when cleaning up the paint is magic erasers. They will remove paint for up to 7 days after we are done. Try…

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I was asked this question this week during an estimate walkthrough. Who are you, why should I hire you, why should I trust you, how do I know you will do what you say, are you gonna do what the last guy did? We are D’franco Painting and Decorating. We have come from a part-time…

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We have completed our 2nd job using the Harmony line (non VOC paint) of paints from Sherwin Williams. After 24 gallons we can say….WOW!  we used the flat for ceilings which I feel had too much sheen for a flat paint. We also used the eggshell for the walls.  We really put it to the…

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The newest trend in paint is going green.  So we have made some moves to get on the no VOC and green paints. Of course, realizing the glowing red on your ears is a reaction to paint is a good reason to switch. In using the Sherwin progreen we have found that the paint is…

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That depends on you, your budget, what you want in, from or out of your home. Do you want it to look cheap? Do you like seeing nail pops throughout your home? Do you have cracks in the base molding where the caulk has come apart? Do you like to see every brush mark because…

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Oak cabinets are beautiful. Oak cabinets are also very common. It is the number 1 complaint we hear from customers on what they want to change in their home. The easy fix is to paint them. Then they can be glazed or aged to give them an entirely new look. Add a faux finish to…

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As we move into high gear with decorating, spring cleaning, fix up ideas to sell your home, decorating on a dime, or just sick of looking up at a 2×2 white drop ceiling.  What to do….. The easiest is to break out a paint can, roller and brush . Paint the tiles! You could add…

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We just got a call from a customer to help with their painting and Faux finishing. When we arrived at their home we found a kitchen that had cost more that both of my cars together. It was beyond stunning. The walls however needed help. Colors were off, there was standard drywall, stucco, and some…

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What do you have in your Kitchen as a Backsplash? Are you looking at straight paint? Do you have monochrome tiles? How about wallpaper? In the Kitchen, we get many challenges on what a customer can do to spruce things up. Wood cabinets can be cleaned down, re-stained or maybe they can be glazed with…

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