September 2016

On a Roll: Choosing the Right Roller Cover

The key to a smooth painting experience is selecting the proper applicator for the project. Rollers are a great choice for quickly and easily covering large areas. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the best roller cover for your project.

Light Reflectance Value: What Do Those Numbers Mean?

Shedding Light on the Situation: What is LRV?

A color’s Light Reflectance Value (LRV) measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from (or absorbs into) a painted surface. Simply put, LRV measures the percentage of light a paint color reflects. 

Understanding Undertones

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A fresh coat of paint is an easy way to transform a space or revamp a room. But when choosing a new color, proceed with caution! Remember that colors have an undertone -- a color that’s present, but not always obvious depending on the lighting and what other colors surround it.