Thursday, May 30, 2013

Decorate Your Home Very Easily

A lot of people don't want to take the plunge and commit to decorating their home. If you are one of them, peel and stick home decor is perfect for you! We have in stock and special order designs that are sure to match your decor.

The Kolkata and Zoe are very popular. Possibly due to their gray coloring as gray has been a huge request in our paint departments lately.


The Habitat collection includes dots, stripes and blox allowing you to be very creative when decorating with these Wallpops.

Dry Erase Calendars are a fun and easy way for keeping your life's tasks in check.

Looking for a fun modern design? Try the Bargello Wave by Jonathan Adler. You can create your own design!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Natural Grasscloth Wallcovering

The demand for grasscloth wallpaper is exploding! At least once a day we are receiving orders for the handmade product. Grasscloth allows you to add texture to your walls but also have great pattern and colors as well. The Thibaut Grasscloth Resource 2 Collection is full of all kinds of grasscloth designs and colors.

Stop by any of our three stores to look through our grasscloth collections. 

West Indies Damask Metallic Gold on Aqua


Natural Metal – Grey Metal


Sardinia – Blue and Beige

Pacific Weave – Tobacco

St. Martin – Cream




Thursday, May 23, 2013

Decorating for a Teen Girl

When it comes to decorating your teen girls bedroom it may not be the easiest task. The teenage mind is ever changing so when it comes to decorating you may want to think about decor that is not permanent such as peel and stick wall accents.

The Go Wild black and white animal prints are immensely popular especially the border. Decorating with black and white makes choosing a comforter and accessories much easier.

Dry erase message boards are great for homework and to do lists. This paisley design from WallPops is 13" x 17.75" and includes a dry-erase marker.

Wall Art can really pull a room together allowing you to tie all your colors together. The Delila Wall Art Kit creates a vibrant pop of color. This wall art kit contains 14 pieces on two 17.25" x 39" sheets and includes jewel embellishments.

This fun chandelier and picture frame wallpaper makes a great accent wall. The wallpaper pattern, from the Jelly Beans collection, is available in a few colors sure to make your decor.

A wall mural is also a way to go when decorating. Decorating with the Paris theme? This Eiffel Tower wall mural is perfect!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Interior Wood Stain

Old Masters has a great selection of interior wood staining products. We also have foam brushes and staining pads needed to apply the interior stain. Any one our our paint departments can help you with selected the product needed for your specific project.

The Wiping Stain by Old Masters is a heavy, however an easy to use stain. The stain can be used on unfinished and finished surfaces. 

The Penetrating Stain is a thinner stain best used on clean unfinished wood surfaces. It can also be used on surfaces in which the previous finish has been removed.

The Gel Stain can be use over both previous finished pieces and unfinished pieces. It is an ideal product for nonporous surfaces such as fiberglass and metal.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Adding Curb Appeal

Spring is here to stay, at least we hope it is! This is the perfect time to work on the front of your home and adding curb appeal. It is easier than you think. In this post you will find a few easy but helpful tips that will help with your homes curb appeal.

If you are looking for a great first impression add a pop of color to the front door. It can really make a statement. Hanging a wreath or some kind of door decoration makes the entry way that much more inviting. If you want to take it a step further you could repaint your shutters and downspouts. The new premium exterior paint from Benjamin Moore - Regal Select is a fantastic product to use on the front doors, shutters and downspots.

Simple taks such as cleaning the dirty spots on the front of the house and replacing old house numbers are quick fixes. Front walkways should be swept and clean of all weeds. Placing flowers around the mailbox is also a great addition.

Benjamin Moore has great color scheme ideas on how to increase your curb appeal. Click here to read more.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Exterior Prep and Painting Tips

Selecting an Exterior Paint can be challenging. We created this easy to use grid to help in choosing the best exterior paint for you. Before you start your painting project you may want to review the clean, prep and paint tips below.

Cleaning Tip
Before you paint the surface of your house it should be clean of all dirt and mildew. Jomax is a great product to use for exterior cleaning. It is a liquid mildew cleaner ideal for homes. For heavy duty cleaning such as areas that are covered in soot, grease or oil, TSP the perfect product to use. It is a heavy duty caustic powder based cleaner that can get through all tough areas.

Preparation Tip
After the house is cleaned, scrape off any cracked or peeling paint. Those areas will need to be sanded and primed. Older surfaces that are weathered and dried out use Moorwhite Exterior Wood Primer (100).

Painting Tip
When painting with latex paint you need to use a nylon/polyester blend brush.

For best results paint when the temperature is between 75 and 85 degrees with low humidty.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Readymade Window Coverings

At Factory Paint & Decorating we have a wide selection of window coverings. You will be able to find something that fits with your taste and budget.

The readymade Woven Roller Shade is available in Wicker and Natural in sizes from 27" to 60" wide. The Woven Roller Shade can be mounted on the inside or outside with its easy mounting brackets. The deluxe woven polyester paper is light filtering and operates on a clutch system making the shade very easy to move up and down.

The readymade Cordless Honeycomb blind is available in White and Natural in sizes from 23" to 72" wide. These shades are easy to install, light filtering and energy saving. With prices starting at $29.50 this shade makes the cordless option available to everyone.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rising Popularity of Porcelain Tile

Within the last couple of years we have seen the popularity of Porcelain Tile surpass the request for Ceramic Tile. Porcelain Tile, great for foyers, bathrooms and kitchens, is actually much stronger and more affordable than Ceramic Tile.

Anatloia 18" x 18" Ottomano Porcelain Tile

Anatloia 18" x 18" Mantova Porcelain Tile

DalTile ColorBody 12" x 12" Porcelain Tile

Visit our Factory Paint & Decorating Pembroke store to see our large selection of flooring. We have expert installers that have extensive experience with installing all types of flooring.