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Smart Design Ideas for Hellstrip Plantings

Check out these hellstrip designs for smart ways to use perennials, dwarf shrubs, and groundcovers
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Resilient Plants for Hardy Hellstrips

Not every plant is resilient enough for a streetside garden. Here are some bulletproof varieties that don't skimp on color
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Painting the interior of the house - YouTube

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 this video makes me laugh about a guy trying to precisely do a cutline edging the wall to the ceiling with an extension pole. He must be a super painter with superhuman painting capabilities of us mortals could never do this.

As you can see the speed at which he is doing this brush painting is extremely slow obviously and is probably quite inaccurate and probably looks like a uneven cutline at the ceiling. He's probably hitting the ceiling here and there and probably going under here and there making it that bad looking brushwork.

http://torontopainters.org never does this kind of thing because we are not that good that we can use a 5 foot extension pole to do accurate paint brush work.

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Deck Builders Toronto | Hollywood Painting - YouTube

http://www.mississaugahandyman.com Are you looking for a deck builder in Toronto? Toronto decks and deck repairs. Fixing and upgrading decks and repairing de...
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 Summer is almost here and it is time to prepare your wood deck to enjoy the summer. Your deck might need something as simple as just a power wash cleaning or possibly some repairs. Rotten board replacement and sanding and then re-staining is our specialty. Contact either www.torontopainters.org or www.Mississaugahandyman.com for an estimate or phone 416-568-3547

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Condo Painting Mississauga and Toronto - YouTube

Condo painting in Mississauga is a very active business. There are many real estate agents who are out to be looking for condo painting in Mississauga or con...
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 Sometimes you're looking for a condo painter that is reliable and dependable with good quality work at the right price. This real estate agent from Richmond Hill has found a Mississauga painting and carpentry contractor ,  Mississauga painting and carpentry contractor.

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How To Repair A Stucco Ceiling

Mr. Stucco has provided residential and commerical painting and stucco repair service in Toronto for over 30 years. Trust the professional experience of Mr Stuc
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Toronto painters also have been doing residential commercial stucco repairs and removal since 1979.

Stucco spray repairers especially localized touchups that involve a large enough area to be noticed are difficult to match to the surrounding stucco texture. There are so many variables involved with matching an old stucco installation such as the density of the pebbles, the size of the pebbles and what proportion of water to  stucco along with from what angle and distance the stucco was sprayed at. It takes a certain amount of experience to be able to mimic the look and texture of the existing ceiling.

Even if the book in texture of the stucco touchup spray looks identical to the original installation there still could be a color mismatch or at least a shade color mismatch . Therefore it is always recommended to repeat the ceiling after the stucco was being touched up. For more information or  on stucco repairs look us up www.torontopainters.org

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BEHR Paint: How To Paint Interiors (Full Version) - YouTube

BEHR Paint provides step by step instructions to help you transform your interior room with a coat of paint. Includes chapters on Selecting the Right Product...
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 Great video to learn for house painters in Toronto, this is a very good instructional video generally speaking on house painting the techniques in general are good. This is great if you are a non-painter DIY painting but no good if you want to do this professionally. Secondly professional painter especially the ones I know all this dislike almost hate Behr paint's quality and workability.

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House Painting Cost-Interior Painting Services

House Painting Cost-Interior Painting Services | Home improvements | Scoop.it
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Why wait for spring to do your House painting, kitchen painting can really bring your winter blahs to life with the new eco-friendly paints  rooms with virtually no annoying smell and discomfort.

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(9) Twitter / Search - #toronto

(9) Twitter / Search - #toronto | Home improvements | Scoop.it
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Does this indicate of things to come? I am curious if in fact the global warming is for real and not just a cyclical event which repeats itself every few hundred years or thousand years. Listening to the news events make you start wondering about things like what happened in the Philippines, Japan and even California where the temperatures hit record lows last week. This type of thing truly upsets my house painting business because of the unsteady weather for more ways than one. Not only does it directly affected because of the actual weather conditions for working on a person's home but the other one is the amount of  disposable income that people have left to do home improvements such as house painting or deck repairs or even deck or fence building.

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DIY : Inexpensive home decor ideas/wall decor from waste material toilet paper rolls

Instagram : http://instagram.com/desigal1010/ Come say HI on my facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/pages/GlamSham-with-Miss13sunshine/297929113589921?re......
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We at: http://bit.ly/12TAUoX  are was interested in fresh ideas of value for our home improvement customers but this has to be one of the most basic elementary grade one or 2 art creations I've ever  seen.

do you think this would really work other than a kids room?


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#45 - Random Drum-Sander Thoughts

http://HalfInchShy.com While drum sanding drawer stock for my bathroom vanity project, I realized there are a lot of small tips I picked up along the way tha...
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http://bit.ly/1f14LCR uses a much simpler type of sander And find it very useful. It's a good machine for light and accurate sanding but is not aggressive enough for deeper cuts  http://bit.ly/1iNBhea

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Professional House Painters Tell All

Professional House Painters Tell All | Home improvements | Scoop.it
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 House Painters are seasoned experienced professionals who practice painting your home and others over the years. What makes one painter better than the other is generally the time it takes and the quality of work at the end. All of this comes from practice. There basically is a checklist of events to go through prior to painting and then while painting to make your job look good and on time. For the inexperienced do-it-yourself house painters it would be smart to follow this checklist (real secrets shared by professional house painters) to make sure that you get what you want.

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BackupBuddy vs BackWPup: WordPress Backup Plugins

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I was having problems with backup buddy functionality on my handyman website ( http://bit.ly/Ut30SZ) That does house painting and carpentry. As we mentioned in the comment on the good support that is provided by plug-in buddy I just want to say that it took them a while to respond back to my issue. With other plug-in developers that I've had issues and situations with they responded just as quickly. I would try the free one before I would spend money on this premium plug-in.

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painting white room - YouTube

https://torontopainters.org/painting-white-condo/ How to choose paint colors. This customer chose white paint throughout the whole condo. When 1st looking at...
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Ever try just painting pure white in your condo or home with a sprinkle of accent walls here and there. This makes the condor house interesting without overdoing it. You can play around where to put the accent wall to enhance the characteristics you are looking for. Just for example you can't put a accent wall as one of the long ends of the room to make the room even longer looking.

Also an accent wall is a great way to feature something to make it stand out and if you do it carefully and tastefully all the better.

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Tweet from @expertpainter

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Just created a video on YouTube "house painting contractor" check it out if you want some good quality house painting in Toronto and area https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI6wXi9prQ0

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Stucco ceiling repairs | Toronto Painters and Carpenters

Stucco ceiling repairs | Toronto Painters and Carpenters | Home improvements | Scoop.it
Toronto house painting and carpentry services call for free estimate.
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 Yes we can fix this. Sometimes you have a leak from upstairs that will seep down into your living room ceiling staining your stucco and even sometimes what it does it falls down if it became too wet.

Upon inspecting the stucco ceiling stain and it feels very secure and stable still you might be okay but chances are in a situation like this one you see in this picture we have to remove the tape and then re-tape it and plaster it before we applied the stucco spray.

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Spray Painting a Popcorn Ceiling - YouTube

Quick clip of spraying a popcorn ceiling in a residential bedroom with flat white "Acoustic Kote" made by Vista Paint, a non bridging paint that maintains th...
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 I just commented on this painter painting a ceiling without a mask. This is not a good idea because the paint is coming down and you're looking up directly into the falling mist of the paint bring it in as you're going along. This painter probably feel safe because he has his pressure very low and he's painting slowly and there is not much bounce back from the paint. But even so there is some paint falling down. We have over 30 years of experience of ceiling spraying including stucco spraying in stucco removal and we always wear masks.

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How Not to look Ugly on a Webcam: Webcam Tips Infographic - Lemonly

How Not to look Ugly on a Webcam: Webcam Tips Infographic - Lemonly | Home improvements | Scoop.it
We teamed up with our friends at Mixergy to showcase just how NOT to look ugly on a webcam with this handy infographic full of webcam tips and tricks.

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 Great tips, I have seen some pretty bad but on the whole most people that I have seen on YouTube and elsewhere are pretty privy to their situation and surroundings and do set up for the shoot. But for those who have never done before it is a checklist that should be looked at. Obviously as far as your camera presence is concerned you would do the normal things such as make sure you look the way you want to. When my business: Toronto house painters does a video recording that will go live there is definitely a certain amount of preliminary set up to ensure that the recording will be interrupted either through internally the computer processes or externally someone coming into the video or the phone ringing.

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Christina Guenther's curator insight, January 8, 2014 3:14 PM

This is definitely useful since everyone is always complaining about how bad they look during video chats.

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6 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2014 - Edudemic

6 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2014 - Edudemic | Home improvements | Scoop.it

The handy infographic below takes a look at 6 trends and predictions for social media in the new year. While it is somewhat geared towards businesses, each one has implications in both the classroom and for personal use as well.

 


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http://bit.ly/1d8VRm3 we are trying  to get the word out saving some of your money on home improvements not an easy task.So please check us out and leave your comment. It would be lovely if you could tweet this comment.

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Shilpa Bansal/Balan's curator insight, January 10, 2014 8:21 AM

This prediction is bang on target. There is no running away from social media. It is not an option anymore. The future  is where the technology is and it is going to integrate right into your life. There would hardly be a difference between social media and real life. 

The face of education will change in this new world. It will diminish the boundaries and people from all parts of the world will come together and make learning fun .

CSINowedu's curator insight, January 11, 2014 8:58 AM

Nice infographic!

niftyjock's curator insight, January 23, 2014 4:21 PM

more social less media

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Painting for Home Staging. - YouTube

http://www.torontopainters.org/house-painting-cost/, this house painting customer was recommended by their real estate broker to the have the home repainted ...
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 Whether you are rich or make a average living it pays to have professional house painters , quietly and efficiently painting your home leaving a quick and professional job. You can still work while others are painting your home quietly and efficiently.

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Decorating ideas for the perfect picture wall

Hanging photos Hanging picture frames, Hanging art work, Family photo gallery, Picture hanging wall,Paint colors, Painting walls, selecting paint for your ho...
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 Hanging pictures is one of our services we do at: http://bit.ly/12TAUoX when we repaint the customer's home we usually plug all holes from the picture frames and then re-attach them to the wall to the customer's desired place. Lots of times customers aren't happy with the way the pictures on previously and they tell us to plug the holes and then relocate the pictures on different spots of the wall.

Also if you noticed that these pins were just pushed into the wall straight and with a certain amount a given time they will loosen up dropping out the picture.

What happens if one of the nails bends in the process of pushing in the picture to the wall?

This is a great idea I agree but it's still not very simple and foolproof without shortcomings.

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iPhone 5s - Buy iPhone 5s in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB - Apple Store (Canada)

iPhone 5s - Buy iPhone 5s in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB - Apple Store (Canada) | Home improvements | Scoop.it
Order iPhone 5s in silver, gold or space grey. iPhone 5s features all-new A7 and M7 chips, a fingerprint identity sensor, an improved iSight camera, 4-inch Retina display, iOS 7 and ultra-fast wireless.
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 This is a great camera for the home improvement contractor. Not only is it an excellent phone but also a great built-in camera which I use for taking my pictures for my business. I like to take pictures of our house painting Mississauga and are carpenters in Mississauga pictures. Then what I do is I upload from iPhone images and pictures to various social media apps to get my pictures out such as Pinterest and instagram.

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carpentry power tools

carpentry power tools | Home improvements | Scoop.it
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 Christmas ideas for the man of the house. Besides the usual every day hammer and screwdriver and a pair of pliers is good to have some basic power tools if you're so inclined Sometimes it's easier to a small job's such as putting an extra shelf in the closet or replacing one piece of baseboard in a room. Calling a local carpenter might now work out financially for just one quick carpentry repairs project

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Getting Started with Video: Types of Videos You Can Create [video]

Getting Started with Video: Types of Videos You Can Create [video] | Home improvements | Scoop.it
To overcome the overwhelm when getting started with video, Lou Bortone demonstrates some of the many types of videos you can create in this video tutorial.

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http://bit.ly/YFvQmw  is looking forward to having a hang out with any interested house painter or homeowner that would like this video discussion. But the question is where to find these individuals who would like to participate in talking about anything from types of paints used and the differences in paint and brands, some ideas on home staging or even how to select a qualified competent house painting company. For further info please contact Vic at 416-568-3547

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