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PAINT FOR A CAUSE

In Beauty, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on February 10, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Sico Flat for Ceilings - Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

Sico Flat for Ceilings – Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

by Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

Sico to Donate a Portion of Ceiling Paint Sales to Breast Cancer Research

Longueuil, Quebec – July 20, 2009 – Think pink. That’s the message Sico is sending to Canadians this fall with the announcement that it will donate a portion of sales of its disappearing-pink Flat for Ceilings paint to support lifesaving breast cancer research.

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It’s A Great Deal

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 8, 2016 at 3:00 AM
This is the Cover Art for the Book The Write Heart - Photo From Dreamstime.com

This is the Cover Art for the Book The Write Heart - Photo From Dreamstime.com

Can you imagine that I am offering free life coaching on any of your life’s challenges for the low, low cost of one book sale from you? Yes – this is not a gimmick – it is true.

We can do the life coaching through email if you are long distance, or we could do it over the phone if you are local. We can also use such services as MSN and Yahoo Messenger if you prefer a more instant approach to the life coaching. I look forward to hearing from you. Make your dreams come true!

Chaos

In Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on October 18, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Nick Goodwin Has a Makeshift Curtain - Photo Courtesy of MorgueFile.com

Nick Goodwin Has a Makeshift Curtain - Photo Courtesy of MorgueFile.com

By Nick Goodwin

I’m sitting in my house listening to music and lightning. I’m listening to old school hip hop. I really like the “old school” stuff. I can hear it raining a bit in between songs and the lightning is chiming in
whenever it feels like it.

Last night it was extremely hot in the house. It probably did not help that I boiled a pot of water. It was so hot that I got up from my bed in a sweaty haze to try and pry open my uncooperative window. In the heat of the moment I managed to accidentally rip down my makeshift curtain. The window then began giving me trouble. I woke up this morning to a scene of clothes thrown, furniture moved, and a surprising decrease in temperature! I made a huge mess trying to get my window to cooperate. I ended up saying forget it and sleeping through the heat.

I’m starting to develop some personal goals for the future. My nature is ambitious, however, I am really not a goals-oriented individual. I know what I want and I go for it; not always with a plan.

My mother always criticized me for behaving this way. I often find it easier to write the blueprint as you go rather than before you engage in an experience that will have unpredictable occurrences.

I suppose my theory is more relative to short-term planning. I’m starting to think a little more long-term in my potential goals. If I develop some personal long-term goals that will add to my motivation to be a successful freelance artist as well as provide me with some focus.

Wash and Wear for Walls

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on September 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM
What Cil Smart Paint Can Do For You

What Cil Smart Paint Can Do For You

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

CIL Introduces New Generation of “Smart” Paints
to Help Make Paint Jobs Foolproof, Longer Lasting

Toronto, Ontario – June 10, 2009 – In today’s time-crunched world, everyone is looking for solutions to make life easier. Now, with the launch of CIL’s new generation of wash-and-wear coatings, Canadians can add paint to their list of items that help save time without compromising on quality.

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Less is More When Staining Exterior Wood, Says CIL Paints

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on August 2, 2016 at 3:00 AM

CIL introduces new line of environmentally-friendly exterior wood stains designed to make staining process simpler, longer-lasting

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

CIL Woodcare Makes a Difference to Your Home

CIL Woodcare Makes a Difference to Your Home

Toronto, Ontario – May 12, 2009 – With the warmer weather here, now is the time to preserve your homes’ exterior wood surfaces, from decks and porches to fences, siding and outdoor furniture. But before you lift a brush, remember that less is more when it comes to staining exterior wood, says leading paint brand CIL Paints.

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CIL Introduces New Environmentally-Friendly Exterior Wood Stains

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on August 1, 2016 at 3:00 AM

You Can Get What You Need Out of This Can

You Can Get What You Need Out of This Can

Line includes good-better-best selections for all performance requirements

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra
Toronto, Ontario – May 11, 2009 – As Canadians increasingly look for green lifestyles by extending their living spaces outside, CIL Paints is helping to make outdoor living even greener with the launch this month of a new line of exterior wood stains that are better for the environment.

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Brush Away Hassle of Painting Outdoor Metal

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on July 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Metalblaster Can Help You

Metalblaster Can Help You

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra
Surfaces with First-of-its-Kind Paint Gun

Unique gun paints railings, fences, garden furniture and other metal objects four times faster than a brush, coating both sides of a surface at once.

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Laying Down Your Own Path

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on July 24, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Picture Courtesy of Tarkett

Picture Courtesy of Tarkett

Getting your floors just right in your new home can be a difficult task and a costly one too.

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Lofty Living (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on June 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM

He’s young, hip, running a raw food and vegetarian restaurant downtown and owns a couple of properties for rental. His name is Chris Italiano and where he calls home is a two-storey loft at 1029 King Street West.

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Home staging

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM

You have been looking around for that perfect dream home or condominium and you are constantly astounded by the beauty or the décor and how clean the environment is. It helps you to picture yourself living there. Who helps to design this space you are dreaming of living in?

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Good Luck for Your Home (Originally Published with New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 20, 2016 at 3:00 AM


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Here is a treat for you instead of a trick for Halloween. Zeny Maninang is a sales representative since 1985 with HomeLife, Bayview Realty. She has learned a lot about developing your luck through your home. Paul Ng, philosopher and geomancer who also specializes in feng shui, was able to bring good luck to her home that helped her business and personal lives.

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Sico Introduces New Top-Performing Exterior Paint, Designed to Boost Home’s Curb Appeal, Protect its Exterior

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 13, 2016 at 3:00 AM

by Gail Bergman or Indira Tarachandra

Longueuil, Québec – March 30, 2009 – With Canada’s harsh winters taking a toll on homes across the country, leading paint brand Sico has launched a high-quality, top-performing exterior paint designed to beautify the outside of the home and protect it from the elements.

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Organizing 101

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 10, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Whether you are looking for your dream home or looking to organize your existing one – Nada Thomson, former founder and chief consultant of Artful Organizers has some tips for you. She starts off with people who are looking for their dream home.

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Adjusting to a new place

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 9, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Your months, or even years of searching for your dream home is over and now what? You have to adjust to this new place and make it your home.

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Liven up Kitchen, Bathrooms with a Splash of Colour

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 2, 2016 at 3:00 AM

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

Sico introduces high-end, trendy kitchen and bathroom paint

Longueuil, Québec – March 30, 2009 – The economic outlook may be gloomy, but that doesn’t mean your home has to be.  In fact, studies show that surrounding yourself with brighter colours serves to lift spirits, and what better place to start introducing colour to your home than on the walls of the most widely-used rooms – the kitchen and bathroom.

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Watch and learn (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 28, 2016 at 3:00 AM

It’s a life journey renovating a house. Anke and Kirk Simpson saw their Edwardian house in Riverdale only twice before everything was finalized with the sale. They knew for sure it needed work. A house that had two apartments inside, with a boy and girl under three they wanted a house the whole family could enjoy.

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Your hi-tech home (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Kevin Haber who drives to many dream homes to fix people’s computers sees technology creating a whole new communication universe for a homeowner.

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Working with Wallpaper (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 26, 2016 at 3:00 AM

That paper you can put on your walls is a lot more than what it used to be when it was so popular back in the 1970s and 1980s. The times of designers encouraging homeowners to tear it from their walls and all the struggle in stripping it from your walls are over. Wallpaper is making a comeback.

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The Future of Furniture Design (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 25, 2016 at 3:00 AM

The future has a lot in store for furniture design. Christopher Wright is a designer with Figure 3, an interior design practice based in Toronto. He is also a member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO). Figure 3 specializes in corporate office, retail and hospitality design and a small bit of residential. He has thoughts on where furniture design is going.

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Light up your life! (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 24, 2016 at 3:00 AM

There are experts out there who are inspired by light. Not just the light coming from the sun, but the kind of light that makes your home a beautiful place to live in. Clint Gage is one of these people. He is the sales and marketing manager of Creative Lighting and says colour charges everything he does.

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Safety and Your Home (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on April 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Now you have bought that new dream home or new condominium. You may not know your neighbours and the neighbourhood well yet. You need to make sure that for all the time you will live there – you will be safe.

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Disability and Homes (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Disability, Health, Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on April 21, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Open House signs for dream homes and condos are all over the city for most people who can get to them. What about if you cannot get to them? What happens when you are looking for a dream home and your sight, your hearing, your chair, your cane…prevents you from climbing those stairs or even reaching the newly renovated cabinets?

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Cultural home design (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Culture, Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 20, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Many people enjoy accenting their décor with accessories and furniture pieces that reflect their cultural heritage. An Inusktut from Aboriginal culture, a painting of a Spanish village or a bonsai plant from Japanese culture can be reflected in a home by people of that culture and also by people not directly from that culture.

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Creating beautiful green (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Environment, Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 19, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Helen Mills, vice-president of Green Gardeners, says that when you are inside at night and you hear a rustling outside, you may think it is the leaves in the wind. It is not the leaves, actually it is an earthworm and they are helping to decompose the leaves to help create the garden of your dreams.

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Beautiful Bedrooms

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 17, 2016 at 3:00 AM

It is where we start our day and where we end our day – the bedroom. Making your bedroom a beautiful place to be in, something more like a haven, a refuge or a sanctuary may be pivotal to getting good sleep and enjoying special moments in that room too.

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Artwork for the Walls

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 16, 2016 at 3:00 AM

The Stuart Jackson Gallery opened in the mid-1970s and is nestled under a hair studio called Fiorio in Yorkville. Carol Dorman has been working along Stuart Jackson for 11 years in January of 2009.

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Move that air around (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 15, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Air quality in a home is important for feeling comfortable. If you cannot breathe – the multiple thousands, if not millions you have spent on your dream home or condominium will seem like a huge waste of money. No one would want that and many people would not wish that on their worst enemies.

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Pets and Homes (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Living, Pets, Writing (all kinds) on April 14, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Your beloved pet could be what motivates you to buy a home, or what could be causing you problems. Imran Javaid, a realtor with HomeLife Miracle shares his stories of dealing with clients who have had pets.

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Choosing the Colours Right for You (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 13, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Many people have their favourite colours, just like they have their favourite lottery numbers. The number 1 is associated with the colour red. The number 3 is associated with the number yellow and the number 8 is associated with the colour rose pink. These theories come from an ancient science that you may or may not believe in known as numerology. Some of these methods can help you personalize your living space and when in doubt, you can always go to a colour consultant.

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Family Fit and Your Home (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on April 12, 2016 at 3:00 AM

An expanding family is a one of the many great reasons to look for a bigger home. Andrea Grace and her husband Ted have a 13-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy and changed from being renters to homeowners.

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Everything has a place (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 11, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Rose Cerullo, Professional Home Organizer with Inspiring Spaces That’s the key thing about organizing. By making organizing a process so you develop a system. That makes it fun. Organizing is constant change. For example just putting 15 minutes a day over a month is hours which is a movement towards your project which makes you feel good. People think it’s going to take so long but taking a baby step and having enough energy to do other things. Do a little bit more, do a little more, like creating a memory that organizing is OK.

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Making Your Move Stress-Free (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine

In Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on April 10, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Moving all your precious things and making a new home is stressful, yet, people do it all the time. On October 20th, the Guilfoyle family, with their eight-month-old baby, packed up their belongings from a two-bedroom apartment and moved into their three-bedroom detached dream home within 10 kilometres in Toronto.

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Charming the home inside and out (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 9, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Lorissa Leslie, an interior decorating student at George Brown College, believes in charming the home inside by getting back to basics.

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Keeping Your Office at Home and Work Organized

In Business, Home Decor, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on April 4, 2016 at 3:00 AM

A professor needs to have an office that is organized to stay on top of all the work you need to do.

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The Fresh Look for Your Kitchen and Bath

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on March 19, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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Many people do not think of how important it is to also give a fresh coat of paint to your kitchen and bathroom – the way you would think of giving that fresh coat of paint to a living room or bedroom.

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Crystal Clear Maids

In Beauty, Business, Home Decor, Radio Podcasts, Uncategorized on February 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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The mother and son team of Crystal Clear Maids have been in business for six months. The business is helping them to realize their Canadian dreams as a family originally from Grenada. Listen to what Sharon who gets things clean says.

Do you watch and learn?

In Home Decor, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on February 16, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Hello out there!

I am looking for people who have learned about home renovations and home décor by watching TV programs. It is for a story. If you are one of these people and live in the Greater Toronto Area, please get in touch with me.

You can e-mail me at: donnamagazinewordpress@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Donna

P.S. By the way – I found someone…it should be out in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine on July 9th.

Options for homes (originally published with New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine

In Business, Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on February 14, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Mike Labbé - President of OptionsMike Labbé – President of Options

Options for Homes – Making Home Ownership a Reality – October 2005 – published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine

Bring a community together from the ground up and give them what they need to own a home seems to sum up the Options for Homes belief system.

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Young Black Women in Toronto High Schools – Buy on Lulu.com Today

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 13, 2016 at 11:35 AM

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This research fills the gaps in the literature surrounding the career aspirations of Black female high school students in Canada. The literature surrounds five key factors regarding career aspirations, educational programs that help young Black females to succeed in high school, the portrayal of Black women in the media and the history of Black women and work. The conceptual framework is based on four key concepts of spirit, motivation, self-esteem and identity. The methodology of this research is based on qualitative narrative case studies of 10 student participants, three parents and eight community members. Along with the qualitative narrative case study approach, a culturally holistic approach to data collection are included.  In order to build on the gaps in the research on Black female high school students’ career aspirations, I focus on three major research questions. What are the challenges that are faced by the student participants in order to succeed during and after high school? Linking with the first question, what are the self-help strategies the student participants use to facilitate their roads to success in and out of high school? Finally, what and where are the community supports for young Black females and their career aspirations through arts-focused community centres?  There are also three sub-questions associated with the three major research questions. The first is, what support are they getting from their families to meet their career goals? The second is, what does this mean to us as educators? The third is, what is the significance of this research as it links to the conceptual framework? Read the rest of this entry »

SICO Paint unveils three simple steps to a beautiful, long-lasting deck

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 6, 2016 at 3:00 AM

No Stain, No Gain
SICO Paint unveils three simple steps to a beautiful, long-lasting deck

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, June 23, 2015 – It’s no secret that Canadians savour summer, sparing little expense to beautify their backyard living spaces after a harsh winter. When it comes to creating a long-lasting lavish outdoor décor, it all starts with a properly-stained and well-protected deck, according to leading paint brand SICO® paint.

“Outdoor living continues to be a strong trend as more and more people extend their indoor décor outside, adding everything from furniture to kitchens to accessories,” said Mathieu Hamel, assistant brand manager for Sico paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings. “The richness of a wooden deck is a perfect backdrop for a stylish and welcoming outdoor space that will both provide a relaxing haven and wow your guests.”

Before embarking on a deck-staining project, however, Hamel cautioned that in order to protect your investment for the long term, it is important to adhere to a proper plan. He recommended following these three steps to guarantee professional-looking, enduring results:

1. Product and colour selection: Decide what look you would like to achieve. If the wood on your deck is worn and you want to hide it, but still keep its texture, a solid stain is the way to go. If you’d like both the wood grain and texture to show through, a semi-transparent stain or translucent wood finish is the product to use. When using a semi-transparent stain or translucent wood finish, remember that the type of wood used for your deck will affect the colour outcome. For example, a yellow-toned stain will look different on red cedar than on treated pinewood, which has a green tinge. Keep in mind that the wood hardness and porosity, as well as the amount of wood stain applied, may alter the colour as well, so test the stain on a small piece of the wood or in an inconspicuous area before starting.

2. Preparation: How you prepare the surfaces to be stained will make or break your project. Start by removing any wood fibres, dirt and contaminants from your deck using a high-quality exterior wood cleaner. Allow the wood to dry slightly, brush away loosened debris and rinse with a pressure washer. Next, tighten any loose screws, scrape away bits of flaking wood and sand all surfaces. For easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, Sico paint has launched a how-to video that walks homeowners through the entire staining process in just five minutes. Accessed at http://www.sico.ca, the video is full of tips on surface preparation and how to achieve best results when staining.

3. Application: To give your exterior wood maximum richness and depth, select a top-quality product, and know that less is more when it comes to applying stain. Never use more than two coats in order to ensure the stain adheres to the shape of the wood without cracking or peeling. Always use a brush instead of a roller, so you get into all the nooks and crannies of your deck. If you prefer to stand while staining, simply apply an extension pole to your brush. Always brush in the same direction as the wood grain, moving from unstained to stained wood. If more than one person is doing the staining, assign each person a separate section of the project to ensure consistency with technique and even colour application. When staining a deck, for example, have one person work on the main surface and another on the steps or vertical beams.

No matter how eager you are to be done, it’s important to wait the prescribed drying time, Hamel said. Typically, stains require up to 24 hours to dry in clear weather.
He emphasized that before starting any staining project, it is critical to carefully read the application instructions on the product being used.

Sico paint offers a broad range of staining products in a variety of colours and finishes, including Sico Solid Wood Stain, Sico Semi-transparent Wood Stain, Sico Translucent Wood Finish and Sico Semi-transparent Wood Protector.

To view the full selection of Sico paint products and stain colours, and learn more about choosing the right stain for your job, visit http://www.sico.ca.

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To download photos, please visit media.sico.ca/en (Password: influence).

Sico is a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company.

SICO® Paint
Since 1937, the Sico brand has provided Canadian DIY consumers a complete line of high-quality interior and exterior paints. The brand is recognized as the market leader and can be found on the shelves of RONA® stores as well as other retailers. Developed with professional painters in mind, the brand also offers SICO EXPERT™ paint, a specialized line sold exclusively to the painter’s market.

About PPG Architectural Coatings
PPG Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada, is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It is a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company, and manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.TM
PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit http://www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Sico is a registered trademark of the PPG Group of Companies.
Sico Expert is a trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Rona is a registered trademark of Rona Inc.

Sico Photo 1

The richness of a wooden deck is an ideal backdrop for a stylish outdoor space. A dark brown stain, such as Mountain Shelter (1713-503) by SICO® paint, pictured on the base of this deck, coordinates well with light grey siding.

Sico Photo 2

SICO® paint offers a broad range of staining products in a variety of colours and finishes, including Sico Solid Wood Stain, Sico Semi-transparent Wood Stain, Sico Translucent Wood Finish and Sico Semi-transparent Wood Protector.

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Top Mistakes People Make When Choosing Paint Colour: Dulux Paints

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 5, 2016 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, June 11, 2015 – Does the thought of choosing a paint colour turn you yellow with fear? You’re not alone, according to leading paint brand Dulux Paints. Feedback from employees at the brand’s 250 stores across the country indicates that paint colour selection is the biggest challenge consumers face when undertaking a paint project.

“When it comes to paint colour, many people are so afraid of change that they end up sticking with the same colours for years,” said Martin Tustin-Fuchs, brand manager, Dulux Paints. “Yet, all they often need is a bit of guidance to get out of their colour rut and adopt a more current look for their living spaces.”

According to Dulux Paints, here are the top five mistakes people make when choosing paint colour and how to avoid them:

1. Choosing a paint colour out of context. Contrary to popular belief, taping a small swatch to a wall won’t help you choose the right colour for your room. Instead, examine paint chips against furniture, rugs, accessories, countertops and other items in the room, making sure to test the colours in direct, indirect and artificial light at all times of day.

2. Playing it safe with neutrals. Neutral paint colours tend to be a popular choice, yet there are times when a more saturated colour may bring out the best in a room. A good way to introduce some colour to your walls is to apply the “new neutrals” – whites, beiges or greys that are infused with a small amount of colour such as lilac, sage or blue. Choose new-trend neutrals that coordinate well with your furniture or a favourite accessory. You can also take a neutral room up a notch by painting an accent wall a deeper shade of the wall colour or a more vibrant, coordinating colour.

3. Going with the same old, same old. Just like an old pair of jeans or out-of-date hairstyle, it’s easy to get comfortable in your room’s décor. Take a step back, really examine your space and ask: What year is this room stuck in? If the answer dates back at least a decade, it might be time for a change. Adding colour with paint is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to update a space. You’ll be surprised how a fresh coat of paint will make your furniture and accessories look newer.

4. Fear of using more than one colour. There’s no reason to use only one paint colour on the walls of a room. In fact, using two or even three shades can turn a room from ordinary to extraordinary. A good rule of thumb is to use a base colour in about two-thirds of the room and introduce other colours in smaller quantities. To achieve an elegant, relaxing feel, try a monochromatic colour scheme, with one main colour supported by others from the same colour family. For a harmonious effect, combine colours located beside each other on the colour wheel. To create a dynamic look, choose complementary colours found directly across from one another on the wheel.

5. Failing to consider a room’s function. Will you be playing, sleeping, eating or relaxing in the space to be painted? Make sure you choose your colour accordingly. Yellow, red and orange, as well as soft grey, violet, blue and green, are known to be more conducive to appetite-building, entertaining and conversation, making them good choices for the kitchen and any main-floor living space. Bright red will energize and stimulate kids in a playroom, while cooler blues have a calming, serene effect ideal for a bedroom. Golden yellows and warm apricots tend to flatter any skin tone in a bathroom.

Still not sure what colours to choose? Get inspiration from Dulux Paints’ palette of hot colours for 2015, including Ruby Ring (09YR 11/475) red, Red Badge (30YR 21/505) orange, Golden Harvest (20YY 28/613) yellow, Southern Forest (30GG 33/275) green, Blazer Blue (43BB 09/340) blue, Nostalgic (70RB 11/196) violet or Heron Grey (20YY 37/094) warm neutral.

You can also experiment with different colours using the Dulux Paints Colour Visualizer online at http://www.dulux.ca. The tool enables users to virtually paint sample rooms or use their own uploaded photos to explore colour combinations before picking up a paintbrush. Visitors to the website can also upload photos of their favourite sites or vacation spots, and the software will help recreate the feeling of the image in a room by suggesting a paint palette based on the colours in the photo.

“A change of wall colour is the best and most economical decorating tool out there,” Tustin-Fuchs said. “If your room is stuck in the 1990s, you can bring it forward to 2015 just by swapping out pastel peach and moss green for a more modern palette such as turquoise blue with lime green accents. With paint, the possibilities are endless.”

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About DULUX® Paints
You will find Dulux paints in 250 company-owned Dulux Paints and BÉTONEL® paint stores across Canada serving the consumer and professional markets. In addition, within the province of Quebec, the strong regional Bétonel brand is combined with the Dulux brand to form 70 Bétonel / Dulux Paints stores. No matter where the Dulux brand is sold in Canada, it offers an extensive portfolio of high-quality products and services to the marketplace.

About PPG Architectural Coatings
PPG Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada, is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It is a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company, and manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™
PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit http://www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The Multi-Coloured Swatches Design is a trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. The PPG Logo is a registered trademark and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. Bétonel is a registered trademark of the PPG Group of Companies. Dulux is a registered trademark of AkzoNobel and is licensed to PPG Architectural Coatings Canada, Inc., for use in Canada only. © 2015 PPG Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Adding colour with paint – such as Dulux Paints’ Ruby Ring (09YR 11/475) red – is one of the easiest ways to update a space and make furniture and accessories look newer.

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A good way to introduce colour to your walls is to apply a neutral tone infused with a small amount of colour such as lilac or light blue, as pictured on the walls of this sitting area featuring Dulux Paints’ Margate Blue (30BB 46/086).

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Consider a room’s function when choosing paint. Cool tones – such as Nostalgic (70RB 11/196) violet by Dulux Paints – have a calming effect, ideal for a bedroom.

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