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McLain’s Helps “Build A Bridge”

Many folks aren't aware of a wonderful East Tennessee non-profit group dedicated to helping refugees resettle in our area. The Bridge Refugee Services has been showing consistent and active compassion in reaching out to those in times of stress. RFS serves refugees...

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The Rule of Threes

When you're making a decision to have your home painted, it's a wise decision to contact a professional painting contractor. However, you may stress yourself needlessly by fretting over the right choice of contractors. How do you go about making the right decision?...

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Color: What a difference a year makes!

In 2013, decorating was all about bright colors (“Tangerine Tango,” for one!) that added boldness and depth to home décor. Both homes and commercial spaces embraced the trend in an effort to shake things up and try something new or to differentiate and brand. My, what...

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How to pick a neutral paint

Looking for a new color scheme for your house, or just looking to update a room? One of the most popular and enduring choices is to choose a neutral. But don’t think neutral paint shades must be boring! Used correctly, neutral walls can tie together a home, improve...

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Artist Inspiration: Piet Mondrian

Color blocking is a growing trend in both fashion and home décor. The look is both simple and eye-catching. Color blocked walls might be a bit showy, but accent walls, kitchen cabinets or mix-and-match furniture can be a safer bet for the less adventurous. For...

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Pantone’s color of 2014: Radiant Orchid

Pantone has named its 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid. The shade of purple serves as an "invitation to innovation" and encourages creativity and originality, according to Pantone's website. Radiant Orchid is an "enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink...

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Customer satisfaction is our goal

McLain’s Painting Services values our customers, and we work to make sure every step of your painting project is handled professionally, efficiently and responsibly. That’s why we ask our clients to complete customer satisfaction forms. We value your opinion and...

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Artist Inspiration: Dana Tanamachi

Chalkboard art is a major trend in home décor, products and wall treatments. Artist Dana Tanamachi creates chalkboard installations in restaurants and hotels and chalk-inspired art and products for companies like Burton, Nagging Doubt wines and others. Chalk art in...

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How to pick a whole-house paint palette

Do you prefer to carry a paint color throughout your home? Or do you adventurously choose a different paint color for each room of your house? Or … are you looking for a happy medium? Using the same paint throughout your home can feel staid or boring, but using...

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Artist Inspiration: Ansel Adams

Looking for an inexpensive, easy way to add a pop of artistic expression to your home? Try looking at the world through a new lens – a camera lens. Photographs are a simple, inexpensive way to work art into your home if you aren’t afraid to step behind the camera and...

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Pick the right paint finish

Finding the right paint finish comes down partly to personal preference and partly to the use and wearability of your project. Flat paints are most common for ceilings, for example, because it hides the most imperfections. Semigloss paint is most common for trim,...

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Paint interior trim for a modern look

Looking for a unique way to bring new color into your home? Try painting your trim. Interior walls often get the color treatment, but if you’ve found that you love neutral walls but are still itching for color, painting baseboards, crown molding, wainscoting,...

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