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Has Being Homebound Increased Your Honey-do List to Maximum Capacity?

If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably noticed that the proverbial honey-do list has increased exponentially since many more people are staying home due to the pandemic. Fix this, get rid of that, refresh the other.  It’s true now, more than ever, that people are stuck inside and taking a more critical look at their...
July 29, 2020
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A note from Benchmark about COVID-19

At Benchmark Painting & Carpentry, we are committed to the health and safety of our clients, staff, and trade partners. With regard to the rapidly evolving developments of the COVID-19 (The coronavirus), we want to ensure our community that as a business that interacts in people's homes, we have instituted the highest standards of the...
March 17, 2020
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How to Completely Change Your Mood with Paint

As I was standing in front of the "great wall" of paint swatches, I wondered if paint color could completely change your mood. So I decided to do a little research. I wanted to find out if colors affect your mood. If so, in what ways? Do colors have the same effect or response on...
July 24, 2019
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Do I Really Need to Hire a Professional Interior Painter? A Helpful Guide

You've poured over interior design magazines, watched HGTV and explored Pinterest for hours and hours. Finally, you've chosen the perfect paint colors for your home. Now comes the harder decision, do you paint it yourself or do you hire a painting contractor? Interior painting projects are exciting because it is the simplest way to create...
July 16, 2019
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Love Your Home in Raleigh NC

There’s so much to love about living in Raleigh, N.C. What does living here have to offer? Everything from museums, shopping, nightlife, art, food trucks, top-rated restaurants, parks, the state capital, breweries, live music, performing arts, nationally recognized universities, and the state fair just to name a few. It’s a booming metropolis with a beautiful...
June 13, 2019
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Exterior Color Palettes for Your Raleigh Home

Inviting Colors There are so many exciting new exterior color palettes for your home. Do you like white or light colors? Or are you drawn to medium or dark shades? Do you want a bright happy front door? When choosing the right palette make sure to look at: Your roof color Brick or stone color...
May 14, 2019
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What Color Should I Paint My Ceiling?

Are there rules for choosing ceiling color? The answer, no. Old school interior design thinking was rules, rules, rules for everything. There are visual guidelines to keep in mind to keep your rooms from looking dark and small or stark and to airy. Really though, the sky's the limit when it comes to paint color....
May 1, 2019
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3 Compelling Reasons To Get A Professional Interior Painting For Your Home

Your home should be beautiful, and a fresh interior coat of paint by an experienced painting contractor is just the thing to get your home looking its best. But an interior painting can provide some other great benefits besides just aesthetics. If you are unsure what those benefits are, just read on, and our quick guide that...
July 2, 2018
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3 Reasons Why A Professional Deck Staining Is Important

Professional Deck Staining If your Raleigh home sports a deck, you surely appreciate the boost it gives to your quality of life. And that appreciation surely drives you to keep your deck in the best possible condition -- with a deck staining and sealing, just to name an example. Of course, you'll want to get...
March 10, 2018
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Try A New Color For Spring

My crews and I have painted thousands of exterior homes over the 26 years of my career. Frequently we get the remark, “what have I done, I hate that color!” followed by; “what will it cost to paint it a different color?” In these cases, I will show my customer how many gallons it will...
February 2, 2018
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