• Enhance your curb appeal with well-painted trim

Enhance your curb appeal with well-painted trim

  • Jun 27, 2014

The devil, as they say, is in the detail, and nowhere is this truer than in painting trim. Stunning railings, door frames, windows, fascia or doors are the details, which will transform a good paint job into something truly special.

The first step is choosing the right colour. In general, […]

  • Tips for a successful exterior colour scheme

Tips for a successful exterior colour scheme

  • Jun 20, 2014

Exterior colour schemes can either make or break your home or cottages’ visual appeal. Choosing the right colour for your exterior is perhaps the most challenging part of painting. It is critical to get it just right.

Here are some rules I follow for creating a successful exterior colour scheme:

Rule […]

  • Maintaining the beauty of your boathouse

Maintaining the beauty of your boathouse

  • Jun 12, 2014

Muskoka is one of the most unique cottage country experiences in the world, with the boathouse at the centre of its charm. But with extreme weather conditions, boathouses are perhaps the most difficult residential buildings to maintain.

Over the past 15 years I’ve painted over 100 boathouses in Muskoka, each […]

  • Painting your cottage right, the first time

Painting your cottage right, the first time

  • Jun 4, 2014

My family has been spending summers in Muskoka since the early 1900’s when my great grandfather built our original cottage on Lake Joseph. Since then, the most important value that has stayed with us throughout the generations is to do things thoroughly and accurately the first time for lasting […]

  • Three tips to make your paint job last

Three tips to make your paint job last

  • May 20, 2014

The “polar vortex” of this past winter has destroyed many inferior paint jobs and is an unfortunate reminder of the importance of ensuring durability when painting your home or cottage.

Last weekend I visited a Baysville customer whose cottage was peeling on the entire exterior. They couldn’t understand why after […]

  • Protect your Muskoka cottage and enhance its value with paint

Protect your Muskoka cottage and enhance its value with paint

  • May 15, 2014

Muskoka seasons can wreak havoc on cottage exteriors. The harsh winters and moisture from the lakes can leave wood siding beaten and prone to rot.If not treated, over time weather damage can lead to serious aesthetic and even structural issues, says James Graham of Fresh Painting. Over the past […]

  • How to Choose Paint Colours for Your Walls?

How to Choose Paint Colours for Your Walls?

  • May 4, 2014

Paint colour can have the most dramatic effect on your space, and it is the least expensive way to update your home.

Colour can change our perception of the space around us, turning it cool and energetic, spacious or cozy. There are three key steps that can help you with […]

  • Increase Your Home Value Appraisal

Increase Your Home Value Appraisal

  • Apr 12, 2014

If you’re looking for ways to increase your home value, painting is perhaps the single quickest and easiest way to raise the property value. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do to the look and feel of your home, especially in the eyes of potential buyers. […]

  • Top 10: Benefits of Painting Your Home

Top 10: Benefits of Painting Your Home

  • Mar 10, 2014

Most of us would agree that painting is a quick and easy way to refresh or update your home. From painting a child’s room to changing the colour of your exterior finish, painting is one home improvement strategy that’s both cost effective and produces immediate results.

But, painting your home’s […]

Free estimate

HomeStars Review Our Work