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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!




How Do Your Walls Feel?

What can you do if you have a wall with flaws so serious that ordinary paint won’t cover them up? Or what if you want a surface with a more tactile quality? Or maybe you want to try for a weathered or stucco look. For any of these, texture painting is a good option. Your […]




Roll With the Punches

Working with a paint roller is even less exacting than working with a brush. Even a novice painter can get the feel of it in just a few minutes and successfully tackle their Athens interior painting project. As with brushes, moisten the roller first with water for latex paint or the appropriate thinner for other […]




A Splash of Vanilla – In Your Paint?

Athens homeowners, especially those with small children, often ask me how to get rid of paint odors. It’s such a big concern for some folks that they’ll ask me about potential odor control before they even call their Athens painting contractor. The good news is that the evolution of house paint has come a long […]




Magnetic Walls Are Quite Attractive

Called such because of the magnetically attractive qualities it possesses, magnetic paint is created using ferromagnetic additives. Before applying the final paint job, magnetic paint is typically applied first in the form of a wall primer. This is a great way to apply it as it doesn’t comprise the final paint color scheme thus allowing […]




Leftover Paint Lives to Tell Another Tale

  Don’t let extra paint go to waste. Instead, try one of these 10 clever ways to put old paint to new use. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, leftover paint is the largest volume material collected by hazardous materials collection sites and costs local governments a lot of money to deal with. The EPA […]




Time to Part With That Household Paint Collection

Your left over paint: Do It Yourself Instructions for Recycling Paint in Athens: 1. Lay out plastic film in a well ventilated area. We suggest 4 mil polyfilm spread out in A CONTAINMENT enclosure; such as bracked 4 x 4 posts nailed together. 2. Pour out left over paint over the plastic. Take care to […]




There’s a Hole in the Wall Where the Rain Gets In

The best way to fix a hole in the wall is to determine what the caused the hole and fix or repair that first. If the hole was caused by water or vermin for example, correct the cause before attempting to repair the hole. A hole when repaired should be invisible and we will discuss […]




Ceilings Stealing the Show in Athens

Look up. What do you see? If you’re in your Athens home, you’re looking at your ceilings. Ever wonder why they’re most often painted white? Do your ceilings appear too high in some areas or too low in other areas, making it difficult for you to make decorating decisions? The answer to these questions could […]




Accent Walls – Tres Joli

Accent walls are becoming a very popular part of  Athens home decor.  Why not make this your next interior painting project?If you’ve looked through a magazine lately, you’ve probably noticed that the majority of the rooms have an accent wall. But, if you’ve never had one it can seem a little intimidating. If you’re wondering […]




Chalk It Up To Fun And Function In Athens

There was a time when most Athens homes used wallpaper on their walls. Today, interior painting is much more popular. There are a huge variety of painting techniques that keep your paint and walls from looking boring plus adding practical use. One paint product that’s gaining in popularity is chalkboard paint. This paint will turn […]




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