Thiѕ iѕ a саѕе оf wоrking with a wheel thаt саn let уоu arrive аt уоur drеаm соlоr  оr whееl уоu fаr аwау frоm whаt you’ve imagined if not рrореrlу undеrѕtооd.

The colour wheel iѕ bаѕеd on thе thrее рrimаrу соlоurѕ – уеllоw, rеd аnd bluе. As уоu go аrоund thе whееl, mixing tоgеthеr twо primary соlоurѕ make the secondary colours оf оrаngе, grееn аnd рurрlе. These in turn саn be blеndеd tоgеthеr tо рrоduсе аll thе оthеr ѕhаdеѕ аrоund the whееl.

According to a painter in O’Fallon, thе соlоr wheel саn bе uѕеd in three wауѕ in hеlрing уоu сhооѕе соlоr fоr your dеѕirеd use. 

Piсk a соlоr оn the соlоr whееl thеn drаw a straight linе асrоѕѕ thе color whееl, thiѕ iѕ thе соlоr’ѕ соmрlеmеnt. These соlоrѕ аrе basically opposites. The соmрlеmеntаrу соlоrѕ аrе used tо оffѕеt thе mаin color аnd are thоught tо соmрlеtе еасh оthеr.

Uѕе of Analogous Colors.

This iѕ whеn you сhооѕе a color оn the соlоr whееl thаt is nеxt tо thе соlоr you are choosing. If we сhооѕе уеllоw thе analogous соlоrѕ wоuld bе yellow grееn and уеllоw orange. Thiѕ tуре оf color choice iѕ great whеn уоu don’t wаnt tо mаtсh thе еxасt color оr if уоu want tо uѕе уоur аrt wоrk аnd/оr accessories tо create thе dramatic соlоrѕ in the rооm highlighting thе art. 

Uѕе of Triаd Cоlоrѕ.

Chооѕе a color оn thе соlоr whееl thеn drаw an equilateral triangle to find thе twо оthеr соlоrѕ. Yоu will nоtiсе thаt еасh соlоr hаѕ 3 соlоrѕ bеtwееn thеm tо fоrm thе triangle. Let’s сhооѕе violet, thе other twо соlоrѕ will bе оrаngе аnd grееn. Thеѕе соlоrѕ wоuld bе the secondary соlоrѕ. The аррrоасh оrgаnizеѕ thе colors in tеrmѕ оf рuritу but саn be a littlе mоrе diffiсult to wоrk with.

Plеаѕе kеер in mind that уоu dоn’t nееd tо uѕе аll thе соlоrѕ сhоѕеn but undеrѕtаnding the relationship thеу have tо еасh, which helps in selecting colors аnd working with thе existing соlоrѕ within the rооm.

Be ѕurе to сhооѕе соlоrѕ thаt gо with the thеmе оf thе rооm, fоr example if уоu have a rооm thаt you likе to uѕе to rеlаx аnd maybe rеаd, сhооѕе соlоrѕ thаt аrе rеlаxing for уоu, mауbе bluеѕ or grееnѕ.

How do you Dispose of Paint Cans?

This question arises every spring when homeowners get spring fever and begin to clean the basements and attics. Paint cans pose a strange problem because they can contain dangerous chemicals to the environment toxic to humans and animals. You can have dry cans of latex and water-based paints disposed of in your regular garbage collection.

Municipal recycling programs do not accept paint cans. In some areas, paint cans are also not allowed in the trash. All paint cans, empty or full, must be taken to a regeneration depot for recycling. Do please ensure that each box is a residential grade, does not leak, and has its original label before drop off. These cans are accepted free.

Most people do not know they can have cans of paint disposed of in their week trash cart. This is a good option if you do not have a lot of product remaining in the cans and if you do not have a dozen or more cans.

The necessary condition to dispose of a paint can is that the paint cannot be in a liquid state. Before disposal, the paint must be dried up before it can be disposed of. For little amounts of excess fluid, you can put a drying agent in the can like adding sand, cat litter or rapid dry granules directly into the paint can itself. The moment you have put a drying agent, you can pull off the cover and leave it in the sun for a faster action.

If the quantity of the fluid is large, it is better to spread the paint out by turning it into a large bucket filled with sand or quick drying agent. Old newspapers can also help. If you have an old steel tub, you can also use it.

The most important thing is to make sure the paint is not in the liquid state. If the paint can be dried up in the paint can it came with, you may now dispose of the dried-up paint can into the trash bin or dumpster. Leave the lid off the paint can to prove to the sanitation worker that the paint in the box is dry; otherwise, he may remove the cans and leave them on the curb.

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Wall Painting Tips and Tricks

It’s good to consider the tips below while painting a wall, most of which i learned from a painter in St. Louis during a tour.

Know your nap

The amount of texture your walls have will determine the thickness of the nap you will want on your roller cover so that it will reach into crevices and give full coverage. But if you go thicker, you will have the texture where you don’t want it, so it’s better to give your salesperson full details about what you’re painting.

Thorough inspection and preparation

Any cracked, flaking or peeling areas on the wall need to be lightly sanded or scraped before applying the new primer and paint because the weight of the new coat will pull the old paint loose. Greasy spots on the wall may also need to be washed with soap, and then rinse with clean water to avoid the paint been easily chip or peel off. Otherwise, give the walls a quick wipe down with a moderately wet cloth so that paint will have a clean, dust-free surface to stick to.

Use primer if needed

The combination of both Paint and Primer are good if you already have a smooth, clean wall, but if there are any issue with the surface or it’s been more than six years since you last painted the wall, go with a separate primer. If you want to cover a challenging surface like glass, it’s advisable to use a bonding primer.

Allow the roller to do the work

Premium paints flow on easily nowadays after you’ve already chosen a good roller cover there is no need to use much pressure. Use an extension pole so that you can cover the maximum amount of area with the least effort and without your back been strained.

Start Painting from Top to bottom

After the edges, have been cut at the ceiling and baseboard with a brush, use your roller to apply paint from the top of the wall downward. To be a good painter, you must paint right over your mistakes to work your way down the wall. The moment an area starts to dry, it’s best to leave it alone to avoid lap mark. Going back over it may leave marks and color streaks in the paint’s surface.


Replacing old window with new vinyl replacement window is an easy task for anyone who can handle the tools. Follow these simple steps my friend, a Chesterfield window company representative shared with me during a call.

The tools and materials required are: Hammer, Tape measure, Cordless drill, Caulk gun, Pliers, Level, Utility knife, Putty knife and Protractor.

1. The first sash must be removed. Pull off the molding around the window. This usually contains three pieces of either quarter round, shoe molding, or any other thin decorative wood. After removing this, the bottom “sash” which is another term used for window, will be able to swing outward into the room. When the bottom sash swings, all you have to do is severe the ropes that are tied to the bottom sash. Don’t panic if the weights in the walls falls to the floor with a loud thud.

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2. The next step is to remove the second sash which is the harder of the two sash. There is always a divider strip between the two sashes and this divider strip is usually stuck in tightly. You can make this come out easily if you use a well placed chisel to smack it very well. You may have to try this a few times, it depends on the amount of paint on them. They should come out in long whole pieces. Once the divider strips are out, you should be able to remove the top sash the way you removed the the bottom one.

3. The next thing to do is to clear the opening by scraping away any loose wood or paint that may be there and also remove the pulleys guiding the ropes.

4. The old storm window assembly should be removed.

5. If possible, the new vinyl window should be inserted in the closed and locked position. Because of the flexibility of vinyl window frames, the sash, which is the glass part, will help in holding the frame square when you are installing it. Shims should be used to adjust the window unit to the plumb. Then the window frame should be screwed to structural lumber. If it was specified by the manufacturer that the screw placements should hidden by the sash, make sure you put in the new vinyl window frame with the sash removed. Plumb it and level it. Once it is screwed in (six screws should do), place in the vinyl sashes.

6. The last thing to do is to re-install the old strips or new ones of molding on the interior part of the window.

That’s pretty simple, Right? Anyway, you can find more tips here.

Ways to Cool a Flat Roof

The drawback to the flat roof on your home is its tendency to trap heat. Learn about how to make your flat roof reflect heat efficiently below, guided by a Miami Roofing Repair expert;

Roof Coatings

Specialized roof coatings can help a flat roof to reflect up to 90% of solar heat. The materials includes an elastomeric paint, an asbestos film shield, large polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheets that has heat-sealed seams or even a thin layer of solar panels that can collect solar energy without any increase in the indoor temperature of your home.

Elastomeric Paint

Elastomeric paint contains elastomeric polymer which allows it to expand and contract together with the material on which it is applied. Two coats of bright white elastomeric should be added to your flat roof in order to increase its solar reflectivity.

PVC Sheathing

A single-ply PVC sheathing should be applied to the whole surface if you have a roof that is structurally sound. Reputable installers and manufacturers of PVC sheathing can also help you in upgrading your roof in the future using suitable flashings and vents for fireplace chimneys or skylights. A good PVC sheathing will be warranted to last 15 years in different weather conditions.

Asbestos Film

Another option is to erect an asbestos film shield that is low-sloped over the flat roof. This will increase solar reflectivity, thereby, preventing the roof from absorbing heat and lightg energy. Make sure you construct it in a way that it will not catch prevailing winds and blow away.

Solar Photovoltaic Roofing Panels

Ultra-thin, solar photovoltaic panels can also be added to your flat roof. These panels will store energy for you for usage in your home, and then send back excess capacity to the local power grid.

Other Options to Cool Your Flat Roof

It is not every solution to this problem that comes in form of a roof covering. The following ideas of cooling can also be considered.

Foam Insulation

Install a layer of solid foam insulation directly under your flat roof, if you can afford to replace your ceiling. It will keep out both cold and heat, thereby, improving the energy efficiency of your home.


You can install wind-catchers in the roofing so as to direct cool air downward. Windcatchers haved onion-shaped dome with almost-vertical vanes which will turn even in slight breezes. This vanes force cooler air down a shaft into the home.

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