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Category: Paint

  • Video: Why Should I Test My Home for Asbestos and Lead?

    Video: Why Should I Test My Home for Asbestos and Lead?

    Video Transcript: Are you about to start a remodeling project on an older home? You might not know the risk factors inherent in your home’s age. Environmental hazards like lead and asbestos have been proven to cause health issues. So in this video, we’re going to help you understand the basics of both why you…

  • How to deal with lead paint during a remodel

    How to deal with lead paint during a remodel

    With enough exposure, lead contamination can pose serious health risks to anyone. While children and pets are the most vulnerable, adults and the elderly can experience lead poisoning, as well. Due to housing booms in the early 1900s, many Portland homes were built during a time when lead paint was the norm. So what should…

  • Should I repaint, reface, or replace my kitchen cabinets?

    Should I repaint, reface, or replace my kitchen cabinets?

    We get it – deciding what to do with your cabinets can be a challenge during a remodel. You might want to replace your old cabinets, but why spend the money when you can repaint or reface them for less? How do you know which option will be best for your kitchen? At Lamont Bros.,…

  • What are the five levels of drywall finish?

    What are the five levels of drywall finish?

    The mark of good drywall installation is that you don’t really notice it’s there. Though it often goes unappreciated, drywall does more than just add a surface covering to your walls. It protects against fire, insulates sound, and increases your home’s energy efficiency. But did you know that there are five different levels of drywall…

  • When to use wallpaper on a home remodel

    When to use wallpaper on a home remodel

    Wallpaper is one of those topics that people tend not to have mild opinions on. You either love it or you hate it. Polarizing as it may be, wallpaper has made its way back to the mainstream. Now, many homeowners are beginning to wonder if they can work wallpaper into the design of their upcoming…

  • Painted or Stained Cabinets: Which is best for you?

    Painted or Stained Cabinets: Which is best for you?

    Cabinetry is the most prominent feature in a kitchen; it makes up the body of the space’s structure, sets the color palette, and dictates the style. While cabinets may come in many different lines, styles, and arrangements, the surface finish options are relatively limited. In this article, we’ll compare the most popular types of cabinets:…