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Your home’s front door is its most inviting feature and the main focal point from the outside, and there’s no better way to nail a great first impression than with a fresh coat of paint. Get answers to the most common questions about painting your front door.
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Most decks are made of wood, and wood naturally deteriorates over time. The good news is that with regular care (cleaning and spot touch-ups), you can maintain your stunning wood deck’s natural beauty.
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Why remodel your kitchen when you can reclaim that shelf confidence with a fresh coat of paint? A great paint color, the right tools, and a little DIY elbow grease is all that’s needed to update and transform your existing cabinets – saving you about 90% of the cost of replacing them. Learn how to paint kitchen cabinets from the experts at JC Licht.
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Painting your ceiling is an often overlooked project, but often can be the what adds the missing piece to your home improvement project. Learn how to paint a ceiling with tips and tricks from the experts at JC Licht. 

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There’s nothing quite like summertime in the Chicagoland area, and there’s no place quite like your deck. From peaceful afternoon lunches to evening family BBQs, it’s a summer sanctuary where you can grill, gather, and enjoy the weather, and it shows.
How often do you think about your front door? As long as it keeps the frigid cold of the Chicagoland winters out and protects your house from the spring rain, you probably don’t give it much thought. But your front door is so much more than a place where packages pile up; it’s a place where memories are made

Imagine sitting in your hairstylist’s chair. After asking for a trim, you notice that their snip-happy scissors have lopped off too much. Do you speak up and ask that they fix the mistake, or leave the salon a dissatisfied customer? These tips will help you communicate your vision and ensure the success of your home improvement project.

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Ask a pro how to make almost any paint project quicker and easier, and they’ll tell you to put down the brush and just roll with it.
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Finding a contractor to call your own isn’t always easy. You may be tempted to slip your digits to any eligible painting company.  We suggest following these tips for getting better acquainted before you’re ready to be exclusive.
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When done right, a fresh paint job is one of the most efficient and inexpensive ways to transform the look of a room. From avid weekend warriors to first-time do-it-yourselfers, there are three key steps in the process to ensure a perfect paint job.
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Ready Seal® is an oil-based, semi-transparent stain and sealer in one. This biodegradable product has a unique blend of resin, pigment, oil and algaecide that penetrates deeply into wood providing beauty and superior protection from the elements.
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Learn about the five step process for furniture refinishing from this tutorial by the experts at JC Licht.
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