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Nov 7, 2018 | Top Shelf News

This question gets asked quite frequently, and the inevitable response always seems to be: it depends! As mind-numbing as it is to hear that, it’s completely accurate. There are a lot of factors that go into the timeframe of painting a house, or even a...

Nov 5, 2018 | Top Shelf News

Every decade or so, most homes need a new paint of coat. Painting your home helps protect it from the elements, keeps it looking good, and allows you to just enjoy it more. The thing is- painting a home by yourself can take a LONG time. Plus if you don’t...

Oct 30, 2017 | Top Shelf News

Peter, representing Top Shelf Painting, was delighted to be able to pass out candy at the Fraser Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Giving back to the community always feels good, says Peter.

Top Shelf had a neat Halloween cutout that kids (or big kids) could get a photo taken with.

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Painting your home is one of the most dramatic, cost-effective ways to improve its look and resale value. Hiring a professional painter can save you time and money in the long run as well as provide higher-quality work that will stand the test of time. To...
Aug 3, 2018 | Residential

Many DIYers face the same problem during their home renovation or commercial project, as consumers, they wonder “was all of this hard work worth doing myself and ‘saving money,’ or should I have just hired a professional right off the bat?” After reading multiple reviews in household project forums and spending a lot of time searching and comparing companies and their quotes, the Michigan painting industry relies and buys on three primary factors. It all boils down to weighing your options, budget, and expectations. DIY Painters in Detroit, and across Michigan, should consider those before embarking on a project, best left to the professionals. After a quick survey of our top-notch painting contractors, we compiled a list of the top few things they wished everyone knew about commercial and residential paint jobs, and how they can make life so much easier for you.

Jul 31, 2018 | Residential
Choosing an interior paint color can be a daunting and overwhelming task- after all, no one wants to spend the time, money, and physical energy painting a room (or even a whole house) only to be less than thrilled with how the color looks in your home. Often times, this significant decision comes after the hard work of moving into a new space or doing some interior redesigning to your home. While there are many elements that go into creating a space that perfectly showcases your desired style, paint color is arguably one of the most critical factors. In fact, tone accounts for about 60% of our initial response to any space, so we urge you to shape your area to be welcoming, calming and downright homey!
Apr 4, 2018 | Residential
Applying a fresh coat of paint is the easiest — not to mention the least expensive — way of brightening your living space. But just like any other DIY project out there, painting is a potential health hazard and should be approached meticulously. As you strive to do a good job, ensure that you are taking as much care to protect your health and that of any other persons in your home. Paint fumes can harm you in many ways and can produce some very unpleasant odors.
Apr 2, 2018 | Residential

Often, after buying a new house in Michigan, people are excited to move in until it’s time to pull down those haunting tropical murals or floral prints on the walls of your new home. Judging by the stories of woe we came across online, wallpaper removal is a tedious process, and some homeowners have had to actually knock down a few walls to pull it down. But is there an easier — and probably safer — way of removing wallpaper?

Choosing the color and style of your epoxy flooring is a crucial decision. The color that you select for your Michigan epoxy flooring will complete the aesthetic of your building interior. Different colors and styles can have various impacts on customer and client...

You’ve seen the benefits of painting the interiors of a Macomb County commercial enterprise. You are probably asking whether the same benefits would apply to the exteriors of the same entity. Well, more or less, it does. Improving the aesthetic appearance of a business entity generates more benefits that you could ever imagine.

You may be doing it for the first time, decided to add a new coat to an existing color or even chose to renovate by painting an entirely different color. Painting your exteriors may be all you ever needed for your business. What you need right now is to convince yourself that you are doing the right thing.

Epoxy flooring is preferred in industrial buildings for its strong, durable and resistant qualities. It can easily withstand heavy traffic and sticks pretty well to the base. It is not difficult to see why it has made its way into all types of industries. It can be found in loading areas, commercial shops, maintenance spaces, manufacturing plants, factories, laboratories, warehouses and locker rooms. Epoxy floors are easy to maintain and can withstand a lot of battering. It locks out grease, oil, dirt, and water from ruining your floor.

To Macomb County Michigan commercial building owners, it’s vastly vital to settle for a flooring solution that can withstand whatever stands on it. Commercial building owners should never give a chance to possible scratch, tear or harsh environment. That’s why epoxy floors are the number one choice for floors in a commercial building.

With epoxy floors, durability is not a worry. The floors are created from a mixture of resin and hardener and on top of that, a combination of concrete slab as an icing on the cake. The mixture is smeared to concrete in layers, and the result is a coating thick enough and more durable than other types of floors.

Mar 30, 2018 | Residential

Removing old wallpaper is one of the most unpleasant tasks some of us have had to participate in, many Michigan homeowners will back me up here. It is arduous, overly time-consuming, and messy. It’s annoying, and unless you are dealing with walls that were sealed with wallpaper primer before the paper was glued, you will be lucky to have all your walls intact at the end of the exercise. Some have been lucky to find themselves removing wallpaper from primed walls, you know, it peels off easily in sheets but how often does that happen?

Mar 28, 2020 | Residential

Wood is one of the best ways of adding warmth to an interior. All over the world, you will find houses with different forms of trim wood including ceilings, baseboards, doors, and windows, as well as floor molding. Typically, trim molding is made from soft wood thus highly susceptible to damage. These surfaces can easily sustain damage from simple day-to-day activities such as vacuuming or moving furniture in your living room. Pets, too, have been known to scratch or chew on such surfaces leading to damages.

Fortunately, wood is easy to repair, whether you are working with standard tools or machines. Trim wood, be it the floor, ceiling, or any other surface within your house, is pretty easy to repair rather than replace when damaged. There are numerous advantages to adding, replacing, or repairing interior wood in your Michigan house. For starters, it increases the value of your home and spruces up dull rooms in the house. On top of that, it’s affordable, and you don’t have to dig too deep into your pockets to complete such a home improvement project in Macomb County.

Mar 26, 2018 | Residential

Exterior siding adds substantial aesthetic value to your Oakland County home, lowers the utility bill, and keeps the weather out. Siding can last up to five decades, but only if its installed properly, after which it begins to rot. Rotting of the exterior wood is common, even amongst the best of houses. All it takes to turn the solid lumber to mush is warmth, water, and of course, the wood. Unfortunately, exterior siding doesn’t have to be very old to be attacked by the rot fungi.

Mar 21, 2018 | Residential

Painting an Oakland County Michigan residential house is a labor of love for most. We all strive for a beautiful home with colors that match with our décor and furniture. We use warm colors that make our private spaces cozy and stylish. For a durable, high-quality painting job, it’s recommended to hire an expert painter to transform your walls from bland to bright. For a brilliant paint job use this checklist.

Mar 13, 2018 | Residential

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Selecting the best painter for your Michigan industrial building is the first step in ensuring your structure is painted to your satisfaction. There are many different industrial painting companies out there, so are the factors that need to be considered before choosing the right partner for the job.

What should be on your mind is quality, the right experience, the level of service, contractor’s philosophy, the painting procedures, leadership and communication.
Be sure to include all the above ingredients and the painting project is certain to be a success. However, underestimating any of them will likely yield a counter effect.

When you compare an epoxy floor to the average floor you see on a garage, the former is very professional looking and shiny. The appearance of an epoxy floor alone makes it seem like a pretty great idea to pick for flooring. The surface is both smooth and even, and very easy to maintain. All you have to do is sweep it or vacuum it regularly and it will be looking as shiny as the very first day it was installed. It has the great quality of not adhering to too many substances, which means you will rarely have to deal with some sticky substance on your floor that won’t come off. Cleaning those messes up will therefore be a very easy task.

A paintbrush may be all you have needed to boost your workers productivity. Studies have proven that work environment has an immense effect on focus, energy, and creativity.

Deciding to paint a commercial building in Michigan is the dawn of an objective to making the office space a suitable environment for yourself and colleagues. Perhaps, the toughest decision you have to make is determining the color itself, I mean, there are millions of colors out there. Well, to most men, it’s just about 7 colors. That’s why most of them end up making terrible decisions.

A building’s exterior acts as the face of the company or business. Customers approaching your Michigan company or potential tenants will always judge the building by its exterior. No matter how excellently painted and furnished it may be on the inside, its outer walls determine its worth. A professional paint job on the walls will attract more customers than a faded one. People associate faded walls with inferior quality.

With commercial buildings in Michigan, it is good to apply a flooring solution that is ideal for high traffic hallways. You must match the material to the environment, use and traffic. Look at the long-term costs and select a high-quality epoxy flooring that will pay off by needing less maintenance or repair service. Very few people pay attention to flooring when constructing a commercial building in Michigan. However, the floor can appeal to business and inspire them to set up shop on your premises.

Epoxy floors act as a sealant for concrete floors. The coatings are useful on floors for Greater Detroit area commercial buildings, walkways, ceilings or on walls. Garage floors are also ideal places for installation. Many facilities have experienced the benefits of using epoxy flooring such as warehouses, manufacturing plants, laboratories, pharmaceutical buildings among others.

Choosing ideal paint colors for your industrial building can be a challenge. It becomes more difficult for a person without an interior decoration background. Usually, surrounding colors influence mood, productivity and focus in the workplace.

Pick a color shade that compliments your equipment or furniture in the workplace. It does not matter how appealing the color looks on your walls if it clashes with the surrounding it is a bad color choice. In case you have older or less attractive equipment, find a color that is less noticeable.

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