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October 16, 2015


As the world turns.  Wasn't that a soap opera?  


The earth is always moving, whether it be spinning, shifting, or shaking.  Merriam-Webster says that movement is the act of moving from one place or position to another.  It also says that stress is a physical force or pressure.  Put the 2 together, with a little path of least resistance, and you have stress movement or stress crack.


How to fix a stress crack:



   Take your spackle knife and scrape away any loose material.  The separation has created space between t...

October 9, 2015


I challenge you to look for them.  They are around on such things as Craigslist, classifieds, and Groupon to name a few.  In fact, I even found one on Groupon for $89!  These prices are for walls only.


Let's look into this a bit.


  • Is paint included?  A standard room that is 10x12x8 has approximately 352 sq/ft of wall space minus window and door space, so you will need 2 gallons of paint to complete 2 coats.  It is impossible for these prices to include material costs since the cost of a gallon of premium paint...

September 4, 2015

I lost track of how many times I've heard someone say, "I don't know how you do it, I do not have the patience for painting."  I get it.  Although I am a do it yourselfer 🔨, there are things that I don't have the skill, knowledge, or patience for either.  Then I'm left wondering, but how much is it going to cost?  The best way, obviously, is to book an estimate with us at the bottom of our page ⬇️, but I will try to give you an idea here and now.


We specialize in Residential Repaints, so our prices will be...

August 28, 2015

Flat, Dead Flat, Matte, Eggshell, Low Lustre, Pearl, Satin, Medium Lustre, Semi-gloss, Gloss.  


There certainly is not a lack of choices when it comes to choosing paint sheens for your interior painting project.  It can be a little overwhelming if you don't understand what each one is intended for, so let's dive in and figure this out together.


What are you painting?  Is it a Ceiling, Wall, Door, Floor? 


Ceilings will normally receive a dead flat finish since there is no need for cleaning, unless the space is in a moist...

August 21, 2015

Mistakes happen.  We are not perfect.  Even when we do our best to cover everything, there is still a slight chance of our imperfectionism to be unveiled. 

If you are reading this, you may have just had a minor accident occur.  QUICKLY, wet the area with some water and go put something over it to stop the drying process (plastic wrap will work).


Okay, now let's determine what kind of paint you're using.  In today's world, 9 times out of 10 you will be using a form of acrylic paint, whether it be 100% acrylic, s...

August 14, 2015

Wallapaper removal can be best summed up in one word........PATIENCE!  If you don't have it, you may have a difficult time ahead of you.  I have removed thousands of feet of wallpaper and patience is, by far, the most necessary trait someone can have when tackling this project.


Tools you will need:

  • Screwdriver

  • 4" spackle knife

  • Sponge and a bucket

  • DIF Liquid Wallpaper Remover Concentrate

  • Pump sprayer, roller or sponge for application

  • NIOSH approved respirator if applying by sprayer

  • G...

July 28, 2015

Peacock Residence:


Hi, this is Danny with Arey Painting and I'm here with Susan Peacock.  How are you doing today, Mrs. Peacock?  


Very cold today.  


Yes it is.  How did you hear about us?


Well, I believe my husband and I, Calvin, heard about you from one of the painting associates at Sherwin Williams and he recommended you to us and then we contacted you.


Okay, great!  Did we do everything we said we would do?


Well, I would say absolutely.  We've had Danny painting for us two different times, one was our dining room an...

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