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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!




Stipple a Little

Sponge painting, rag rolling, stippling, and paneling are a few of the decorative paint techniques that can give your Athens home unique charm and character. Beautiful dapple color effects can be achieved with minimal materials and the most basic instruction. Starting off with a simple project to test out your new painting techniques is the […]




Paint Your Ceiling Post-Leak

If you have had a ceiling leak and the roof has been repaired, now you are faced with having to paint the ceiling. It isn’t a difficult job and can easily be accomplished by the Athens homeowner, but it takes some preparation to do it correctly and not have to re do it. It may […]




Produce Perfectly Painted Paneling

Paneling is a product of the sixties and seventies that was used instead of Sheetrock because of it’s ease in installing and because it was much cheaper. Today it is dark, dull and outdated. however,  most Athens homeowners would rather paint it than tear it out to be replaced by Sheetrock, which would be very […]




Does This Roof Make My House Look Fat?

The roof is the ceiling of your Athens home. It really needs to be considered when you’re making color decisions. If you’re due for a roof replacement, congratulations! You now have a chance to select your roof color from the myriad choices that are available. Here are a few guidelines and considerations: Traditional Shingle Roofs […]




Color Makes Cozy

While most contemporary Athens bathroom designs use neutral or primary-plus-white color schemes, this one takes a painterly approach that’s downright romantic. A golden glow that’s almost Impressionistic suffuses this bath, making it cozy even on the chilliest days. The confident complementary color scheme of yellow and violet is rendered here in a luscious cantaloupe and […]




The Right Touch For Touch Ups

Your interior painting job was done so beautifully, and the paint complemented your Athens home for several years, but now your walls lack the previous charm, due to the chipping, or scuffing, or peeling of paint. If you cannot afford repainting, then a touch up is the best option for you. How to Touch Up […]




Location, Location, Location – oh, and Weather

Exterior painting contractors are often challenged by the varying conditions and requirements posed by exterior painting projects. Through the years, the lessons learned at each completed project have advanced the paint technology. As a result of these advances, today’s exterior paints cater to nearly every condition ever encountered during exterior painting project implementations. Location-Driven Paint […]




You Know It’s Time to Paint Your House if…

There are many contributing factors when it comes to how long exterior house paint lasts. In general, expect to paint your Athens home every 5 – 8 years. Factors that affect repainting are: quality of the paint, color of the paint, climate, surrounding environment, sunlight exposure, exterior siding material, etc. Factors Quality of the Paint […]




As Easy As Strie (Painting)

Strie Painting Instructions: Strie is also called dragging. Walls should be in good condition for this technique. This technique is straightforward, but you have to work fast. Don’t overwork the paint to avoid gumming up the streaking effect. Thinning the paint with too much water causes drips and sagging in the finish. Materials and Tools: […]




Beware the VOCs

Painting is one of the quickest ways to give your Athens rooms personality. You can create feelings of happy, calm, warm or healing, depending on the color you choose for your interior painting project. It’s also one of the quickest ways to expose yourself and your family to significant amounts of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, found in most […]




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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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