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Athens Painting Tips

For professional painting tips from the local Athens painters at Berry Coating, please check out our blog posts below. You'll find we cover all sorts of topics, from interior and exterior painting to proper pressure washing tecniques and how to keep your deck looking great. Have a specific question related to the services we offer, or want to schedule an estimate with one of our painting contractors? Give us a call today!




Top Ten Tips

Having trouble picking the perfect paint color for your Athens home decorating project? Not sure what type of paint you should use? Don’t feel bad — even your Athens professional painter need help from time to time. The paint experts at Pratt & Lambert frequently field questions from home decorators and interior designers. Here’s a […]




Itty Bitty Bathroom Painting

Colors you end up choosing for your bathroom painting project speak of your taste and your personality. This is because the paint color is considered the finishing touch to your Athens home’s decor. When you’re interior painting a color that’s pleasant, not only can it bring out the beauty of a room, but it also […]




Tips on Keeping Your Athens Victorian Authentic

San Francisco’s painted ladies have been the beauty queens of the Victorian set for decades, but they’ll win no prizes in the authenticity category. Unlike those tarted-up facades of the Bay area, original Victorians were as drab as dirt … literally. “Victorian color schemes were originally buffs, fawns, browns, ochres, russets, greens and ecrus,” says […]




Frottage Your Cottage

Pressing film, fabric, or any other thin material into glaze and then peeling it off produces a finish known as frottage, which is the French word for “rub.” The technique results in a richly varied texture far different from what you can do with a brush or roller. It is a wonderful technique to consider […]




THE Checklist for Interior Paint Prep

This checklist will help you prepare for your next Athens interior paint project: Decide on the type of paint you want to use flat, low-gloss, glossy. (Latex-based paint is used for interior painting.) Realize that different parts of your Athens home might need different types of paint. Buy enough paint to cover a room in […]




There’s More Than One Way to Skin a … House

If you’re undertaking a major exterior painting project, it’s important to realize that proper preparation is the most important step in the painting process. A new coat of paint is only as stable as the surface underneath, so if the old paint is peeling, flaking, or chalking (fine chalklike powder comes off when you rub […]




House Painting Upgrades

There are many affordable upgrades you can do to your home that can still make a shocking difference. Athens house painting is an easy upgrade that can change the look and feel of any room. Even if you are not changing the color, touch ups can really clean up a house. Interior painting is always […]




Put Your Money Where Your Paint Is

Overview Imagine the perfect latex paint. It sticks to anything, covers in one coat, levels smoothly, is strong yet flexible and lasts for decades. It never fades or chalks. It discourages mildew growth and is formulated so you can apply it in cold weather. And it doesn’t drip. Unfortunately, that perfect paint has yet to […]




Paint: It’s All About Chemistry

Although different types and grades of paint often exhibit different qualities as you apply them and after they are dry, all paints generally contain four ingredients. Pigments provide color and helps hide the surface underneath (prime pigments). Extender pigments increase the bulk of the mix without increasing the cost. For white paint, titanium dioxide (TiO2) […]




What NOT to Paint Your Bedroom

While there is no right or wrong color to paint your Athens home, or your bedroom for that matter, there are a few guidelines to follow when it comes to painting your  bedroom. After all, it’s your bedroom…the place you wake up to in the morning and the place you relax and sleep in at […]




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If you are interested in more painting tips from your local Athens painter, please call Berry Coating at 706-769-7172 or complete our online request form.

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