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3 Paint Touch Ups That Can Make a Huge Difference in Your House
Sep 28

3 Paint Touch Ups That Can Make a Huge Difference in Your House

By Mack.Painters | Painting

3 Paint Touch Ups That Can Make a Huge Difference in Your House

If you’re like many people, you want to freshen up your home’s look but you’re not quite ready to invest in a full-house repainting job.

Fortunately, these three touch-ups (which you can do yourself) can make a huge difference.

3 Paint Touch Ups That Can Make a Huge Difference in Your House

These three paint touch-ups can make a huge difference in your home:

  • Interior trim
  • Doors
  • Bathroom

Interior Trim

Touching up your interior trim can actually brighten any room. Like other painted surfaces, trim can fade over time – and when you repaint it, you’re restoring it to its original luster. It’ll add a bright vibrancy to the room that wasn’t there before.


You can paint interior doors, exterior doors or both – the point is freshening things up. If your goal is to create curb appeal, start with the outside of the front door. (Make sure you use the right paint, though – the front door gets sun, rain and other weather, and the paint needs to be able to meet those challenges.) If you’re doing interior doors, you don’t have to stick with standard white. Go ahead and get creative if you’re up for it!


The bathrooms in your home get pretty steady traffic, which means the surfaces could probably use some fresh paint. Humidity and fumes from cleaning chemicals can do a lot of damage to the walls, so updating the paint in your bathroom might be long-overdue.

Do You Need Painting Help?

We can repaint your kitchen, your dining room, or any other room in your house – just call us at 910-725-3227. We’ll be happy to give you a free painting estimate for any of our services. AberdeenPinehurstSouthern Pines and Myrtle Beach painting pros are right here waiting to help.



Common Paint Finishes - Matte, Satin, Flat, Semi-Gloss, Gloss
Sep 20

Paint Finishes 101: The Basics

By Mack.Painters | Painting


If you’re ready to hire experts to repaint your home’s interior, you have thousands of options – and in addition to color, it’s up to you to choose the right finish.

But what’s the difference between satin and flat, or glossy and matte?

Here’s what you need to know about paint finishes.

Paint Finishes 101: The Basics

There are several paint finishes you can choose from to create the perfect look in your home. Most Pinehurst home owners choose:

  • Flat enamel
  • Semi-gloss
  • Glossy
  • Satin
  • Matte

What is Flat Enamel?

Typically used in bathrooms and hallways, flat enamel has a lusterless, nonreflective and durable surface. This type of finish is common in rooms where the air is damp and the walls need to be cleaned more frequently.

What is Semi-Gloss Finish?

Semi-gloss is generally easy to clean. It reflects light, but not too much – it’s usually used on doors and cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms. Semi-gloss paint looks best on very carefully prepared walls and surfaces; imperfections in the surface beneath the paint really stand out on the finished product, so it’s best to hire professionals if you’re using this type of paint.

What is Glossy Finish Paint?

Glossy finish paint is highly reflective, and it’s shiny. Some people say it looks a little like plastic when it’s dry. Most often, glossy finish paint is used to create a dramatic effect (such as on trim or cabinets). Imperfect surfaces shouldn’t be painted with a glossy finish, because like its semi-gloss counterpart, it causes imperfections to stand out.

What is Satin Finish Paint?

Satin paint finish is moderately glossy, and it’s probably the most commonly used type. You’ll see it on interior wood trim, ceilings and window trim, kitchens and dining rooms, and in hallways. It can stand up to light washing, so it’s good for high-traffic rooms in the house.

What is Matte Finish Paint?

Matte finish is also referred to as “flat finish,” and it doesn’t reflect much light. Many homes feature matte finish paint because it’s great for hiding imperfections in the walls (like cracks and bumps). The downside to matte finish is that it’s difficult to clean. It’s usually best-suited for bedrooms and other rooms that don’t get a lot of through traffic.

How to Choose Which Paint is Right for Your Home

Many homes feature several types of paint – it just depends on which room you’re using it in. It’s common to find semi-gloss in the kitchens and bathrooms, satin paint in the kitchen, and matte finish on the ceilings.

When you’re choosing new paint for your home, your paint pros will help you weigh the benefits of each type so you can make the right decision. The idea is to create the longest-lasting, most durable and most attractive blend for each room, and Mack Painters can help you do that.

Do You Need to Talk to Pinehurst’s Painting Experts?

When you’re ready to talk about the colors and finishes you need in any room, we’re here to help. Call us at 910-725-3227 or get in touch with us online. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you a free painting estimate for any of our services.


3 Things You Need to Know About Interior Painting - NC Painters
Sep 12

3 Things You Need to Know About Interior Painting

By Mack.Painters | Painting

If you’re like most people, you haven’t thought much about interior painting until you realize your home needs to be freshened up – and that also means you’re not quite sure what you need to know about painting before you hire a professional painter.

Fortunately, we have you covered. These are three things you need to know about painting the interior of your home before you dive in with both feet.

3 Things You Need to Know About Interior Painting

When you’re ready to update your home by hiring a professional painter, knowing these three things can make the whole process easier.

#1: Sheen Matters

The finish of your paint – called its sheen – is very important when it comes to how it looks. Generally, high-traffic areas of your home will do better with gloss or satin finishes that stand up to touching and are easier to clean. However, these finishes can really make imperfections jump out. Matte finishes tend to look better, but they aren’t as tough as glosses and satins, so it’s best to weigh your options when we come out for your free painting estimate.

(Check out our guide to paint finishes to learn even more.)

#2: Check Out Lots of Samples Before Settling on a Color

Test out several samples in various light conditions before you pick a paint color. You can get samples easily, and you can wait for natural light to change over the course of a day – and check out how the colors look under your home lighting scheme – before you settle on a color. You might be surprised at how different times of day and your interior lights affect the colors you love.

#3: Work With Professionals You Trust

The painters you hire make all the difference in the world. You want to work with a company that’s experienced in prep work, which is vital to a good paint job, and whose painters pay close attention to detail. You also need painters that can protect your belongings from paint splatters, avoid streaks and lines, and save you money while getting the job done quickly.

Do You Need to Talk to a Professional Painter?

If you’re thinking about painting your home and would like an estimate from the Southern Pines painting experts, call us right away at 910-725-3227. We’ll evaluate your needs and give you a free painting estimate so you can make the best possible decision for your home.


Should You Paint Your Kitchen or Bathroom Cabinets - Interior Painting in NC, SC and GA
Sep 05

Should You Paint Your Kitchen or Bathroom Cabinets?

By Mack.Painters | Painting

Painted cabinets can transform an ordinary kitchen or bathroom into an extraordinary one – but how do you know if they’re the right choice for you, and if they are, what colors should you choose?

Should You Paint Your Kitchen or Bathroom Cabinets?

Painted cabinets can define your space’s color palette, but how can you tell if it’s the right choice in your home? Have a look at the pros and cons.

Pros of Painting Your Cabinets

  • Painting your cabinets in the kitchen or bathroom is much more cost-effective than replacing them entirely.
  • A fresh coat of paint makes your cabinets look brand-new.
  • You can create a look you love – and you can use just about any color you want, with the option to change it again in a few years.

Cons of Painting Your Cabinets

  • Not all cabinets are good candidates for paint. If they’re warped, chipped or otherwise damaged, you may need to replace them instead.
  • Painting them yourself is a time-intensive job – you have to take the doors off the hinges and clean them exceptionally well. You have to prime, paint, and put it all back, too.
  • You have to paint carefully if you’re an amateur, or you’ll probably be unhappy with the results.

What Colors Should You Use to Paint Your Cabinets?

The colors you choose will set the tone for your kitchen. Check out:

  • Greens can create a cozy, cottage-style look
  • Dark grays can create spectacular contrast
  • Blue – especially light blue – can create a crisp, clean look
  • Yellows can add a soothing brightness

Pro Tip: You can paint only the interior of your cabinets to add depth, which is a great choice if you have windowed cabinets.

Lacquered cabinets reflect light and make your space appear larger, so you may want to gloss over your paint job when you’re done – especially if you live in a small space.

Do You Need Painting Help?

We can repaint your kitchen, your dining room, or any other room in your house – just call us at 910-725-3227. We’ll be happy to give you a free painting estimate for any of our services. AberdeenPinehurstSouthern Pines and Myrtle Beach painting pros are right here waiting to help.