Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain - Dukes Painting

Benjamin Moore – Iron Mountain -2134-30

If you are looking for an amazingly neutral grey for your kitchen cabinets or walls. Look no further.  This grey look amazing in any invironment.

Behr 2015 Color Trends (Video)

From the good folks over at Behr.  Check out the 2015 Color trends.

Using color can be a bit of a balancing act. Through our 2015 Trends brochure we demonstrate how to combine different hues, values, textures and intensities to create rooms in perfect design harmony. Come explore what is on the 2015 color and design horizon through the intermingling of our four trend themes.

March 2015 Color of the Month: Tanager | Sherwin-Williams

Give your space the red-carpet treatment with our March Color of the Month, Tanager (SW 6601).

Color Trends 2015 – Berry – Benjamin Moore

Through our research and travel across the globe in search of the Color Trends 2015 collection, four color families emerged suggesting bold and confident color choices. Discover the berry paint color collection.

Color Trends 2015 – Blue – Benjamin Moore

Through our research and travel across the globe in search of the Color Trends 2015 collection, four color families emerged suggesting bold and confident color choices. Discover the blue paint color collection.

Benjamin Moore – Color of the Year 2015

Color Trends 2015 celebrates the concept of monochromatic color with a neutral that is a natural. View how the curated palette of 23 colors and the 2015 Color of the Year, Guilford Green HC–116 was selected.

Creature Hues

Design Seeds Creature Hues

Check out this nature inspired color palette from Design Seeds, one of my favorite color resources.  See the colors at http://design-seeds.com/home/entry/creature-hues 

How to get Rid of old paint cans

How do I get rid of old paint?

I get asked this question a lot. And I have to deal with it from time to time as well. There are a few good ways to get rid of the old paint you may have lying around in your garage.

Use It Up

The first option you have is to use up the paint.

Mix all of your old paint together and use it to paint stuff like a doghouse, walls that you don’t care too much about, the inside of a shed, whatever.

You can also use your new mixture as a primer for your more important projects.

Give It Away

There are a lot of places that might want your old paint. Churches, charities, and other people who are on a tight budget might like it.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

  • Churches in the neighborhood
  • Charities such as Habitat for Humanity
  • Give it away on Craigslist.
  • Theatre groups or low budget film-makers

Dry it Up 

How to get Rid of old paint cans

Finally, if you can’t find anyone to take it, you can always just dry it up and throw it away.

Most paints are accepted by your local dump or garbage collection, it just needs to be dried up so it doesn’t leech into the ground water or make a mess in the back of the dump truck.

Here is the best way to dry it up fast.

Buy the cheapest kitty litter you can find, or use old saw dust if you have some laying around.

Mix it in with the paint and let it sit over night. By the next morning it will be hard as a rock and you can just throw it away in your normal trash.

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Dukes Painting Tulsa Magazine Featured

Paint Contractor Magazine Feature

I am proudly announcing that I (Marty Dukes) and Dukes Painting have been featured in December 2012 issue of THE PAINT CONTRACTOR magazine.

I even made the cover!

The article covers Dukes Painting, Tulsa’s premiere house painter, and my trip to Antarctica as a painter. Read more about it on their website or download a pdf version of just my article.

Visit: The Paint Contractor Magzine:
www.paintdealer.com/paintcontractor/

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