Secret Pro Painting Tip: Don’t Try to Rush the Job

When you’ve wanted to paint a room (or rooms) for a very long time; have finally picked out the right color(s); and, are ready to tackle the project, the last thing you want to do is all the tedious prep work. You want a coat of paint on the wall NOW. You want to cruise through this job like you’re an unstoppable pro, but we’re here to tell you, that’s not how the pros do it. All those little things that are a part of prep work have to be done, and they need to be done right for your paint job to look good. If your paint job looks like you did it as fast as humanly possible, you’re not going to be happy looking at it for years. So, here’s a secret pro painting tip: don’t rush the job. Follow these easy steps to ensure you get pro results from your next DIY paint project.


How To Paint A Floor In 7 Simple Steps

Most people are pretty skeptical when it comes to painted floors. Can it really look nice? Will it really hold up to the wear and tear? With ECOS Paints Floor Paints, the answers are a resounding yes and yes! Our floor paints are so durable we use them on our factory floors. And our color pigments and paint formula are premium quality for gorgeous results. Painting the floor can really transform a space without breaking the bank, so we highly recommend trying it. And today we’re sharing all the basics you need to know – how to paint a floor in 7 simple steps.


5 Easy Steps for Painting an Interior Brick Wall

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With its unique texture and classic look, brick can be a beautiful addition to a room. It can also look dated in some spaces – and if you don’t like the color of the brick, it’s a big project to remove it from the room. The solution – paint it! If you want to give your house a more updated, contemporary feel, the simplest and least expensive way to achieve this is painting. It’s also not very difficult. This is definitely a DIY project anyone can tackle. Are you ready? Here are 5 easy steps for painting an interior brick wall.


5 Easy Eco Upgrades for Your Home

You might dream of having a roof covered in solar panels, a solar water heater, and a gray water system that irrigates all of your landscaping with your waste water, but if that’s not in your budget right now there are still simpler things you can do to save you money and make your home more eco-friendly. What can you do right now? Here are 5 easy eco upgrades for your home. Let us know which one of these tips you want to try in your home or share another tip, and you’ll be entered in this month’s giveaway for $200 in ECOS Paints!


How to Safely Paint Wooden Toys

So you found some old wooden toys at a yard sale or you received some hand-me-down blocks from a friend. For whatever reason, you’ve found yourself wanting to freshen up a wooden toy with a nice, new coat of paint. But is it safe to paint your child’s toys? Especially toys for babies or toddlers that get sucked and chewed on? You’re wise to ask because the answer is sometimes “no.” Today we’re sharing tips for how to safely paint wooden toys. (more…)

How to Paint Over Linoleum Floors

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Buying a home is a huge purchase and there’s always a long list of projects to take on (and of course, a limited budget), so what can you do about ugly linoleum floors? The easiest and most cost-effective way to update this eyesore is to paint over them. Yes, you can paint over linoleum! Plus, you can do it yourself – another way you’ll be keeping costs down. Ready to tackle this project? Here’s how to paint over linoleum floors:


How Can ECOS Help You in 2017? (Giveaway!)

We’re in the midst of planning our blog content for the New Year, but there’s a voice missing from our discussion – yours! What would you like to see or learn about? How can ECOS help you in 2017? Share your thoughts and you’ll be entered into this month’s giveaway! (more…)

Is Recycled Paint Eco-Friendly?

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Did you know that the US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans throw away as much as 69 million gallons of paint each year? That’s a lot of waste, so it’s no wonder many cities and counties now encourage consumers to recycle their paint. Just like other forms of recycling, this helps divert reusable materials from landfills and helps reduce the use of natural resources to create new products – both of which are clearly better for the planet. But is recycled paint eco-friendly? The short answer is yes. Still, if you’re looking to buy it, you might not be getting what you think.  (more…)

How to Make Paint Dry Faster

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You have a painting vision. You can’t wait to see it happen. But, it can’t happen fast enough. You can try to paint faster, but one thing that will definitely slow you down is waiting for the paint to dry. Although there’s no waving a magic wand to instantly dry the surface, there are a few tips that can help speed up the process. Here’s how to make paint dry faster.


Using Pantone’s Color of the Year, Greenery, in Your Home

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As it does every year around this time, the Pantone Color Institute has announced its Color of the Year for 2017 – Greenery. “There’s a Japanese concept called ‘forest bathing,’ which says that when you are feeling stressed, one of the best things to do is go walk in the forest,” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute said. “But if you can’t do that, what can you do? Bring green into your environment. Put in on your body, or in your house or near your desk. That symbolic message is very important.” If it’s a hue you’d like to use in your home, check out our product picks to help you incorporate it in a variety of ways.