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What are the best wall colors for the winter time?

Taryn Williford does a bit of homework on great wall paint colors to take you through the winter of 2016. She says: Paint colors are like nail polish to me. Some people stick to a few tried and true, goes-with-everything signature colors, while others prefer to switch...

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Is that mold in your basement?

It's often hard to pinpoint the exact beginning of this little menace.  You no sooner finish cleaning a basement room when you discover mold creeping along the side wall or lower edge of a room.  You might shrug it off for a while, but it's not a good idea to ignore...

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Keep you AND your home cool this summer!

We all want a little advantage whenever the hot summer months are upon us.  We thought we'd offer some useful advice to get you through the dog days of summer, be they in July or August!  Here are some handy tips to remember that will take the edge off of the heat:...

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Want to do a little “color shopping?”

Picture source:  Sherwin-Williams.com You don't want a color that's out-of-date the moment you apply it to your walls!  It's a good idea to do a little research on some of the popular colors for 2016 - and we're here to help.  Some of the most trusted names in homes...

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You can wash WHAT in your dishwasher?

Admittedly this is one of our more unusual posts, but you might be surprised at the practical use you can get from your dishwasher if you are willing to go beyond the pots-and-pans routine of cleaning!  This fine little kitchen machine can impress you with its varied...

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Some great reasons why we love Tennessee

We thought we'd take a look around and find some of the many reasons why people love to live in Tennessee.  Here are some of the most-agreed-upon answers: One of the best Tennessee meals you can make is by combining an RC Cola and a Moon Pie. Dollywood's cinnamon...

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Have you done a personal home inspection?

Now's the time to spend a few hours checking siding, gutters and the foundation of your home for signs or damage and wear.  Though it may take you a good part of a day, the time you spend will be worth it; neglecting even a small bit of damage can end up costing you a...

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Let Nature give you an idea of your color choices!

Have you considered your home's interior colors could match your flower garden?  The idea may not be as far-fetched as you think.  With the recent national announcement of softer colors for interior choices, it might be a good idea to peruse some nature and flower...

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Affordable home decorating ideas for Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for some nice ways to spruce up your home with some nice Valentine's Day creations?  Better Homes and Gardens offers some great ideas for you to "express your affection by creating these simple handmade gifts and decorations for Valentine's Day. From...

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What are the new colors for 2016?

Rose Quartz, Peach Echo, Serenity, Limpet Shell, Lilac Gray, and Iced Coffee. Sound like familiar colors? If none of these ring a bell, it's part of Pantone's plan in their introduction of the Top 10 Colors for 2016 - they want to be innovative and visionary....

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Barbara Farmer – we’ll miss our special friend!

Recently, McLain's Painting had a special day that was a bittersweet time for us.  We celebrated the retirement of Barbara Farmer, a special McLain's Painting employee since 2006. We're sad to see her go, but we can also rejoice in a special friendship. Barbara  - who...

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Oops! I spilled paint on my carpet!

"About two years back," Kent told me, "I had hired a professional painter to brighten up my dining room and living room. Both rooms were carpeted wall-to-wall. While I was out doing some across-the-town chores, my son called me on the cell phone with horrible news:...

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Paint It Forward 2022

Paint It Forward was started to help give back to our community & those who are deserving with a little helping hand.

We contribute services & materials up to $5000 in painting that will help improve or just freshen up a deserving recipient.

Start nominating now who you think would benefit the most!