Before You Begin

Right Paint

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Choosing the Right Type of Paint »
Many factors determine the type of paint that you should use on any given paint job, including the nature of the surface you want to paint and its condition. Stop in at Abbott Paint & Carpet for professional advice, or learn how to choose the right paint for your project by clicking here.

Color Selection

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Color Selection »
Clearly the most personal decision involved in any interior or exterior painting project is the color of paint to apply. Follow your instincts when selecting paint color, but a little guidance can help. At Abbott Paint & Carpet, we have professional designers on staff that can help you with your color selection. Some great tips are also just a click away! In addition, check out our COLOR page to see the color tools by Benjamin Moore, California Paints, and Pratt & Lambert.

Estimating Paint

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Estimating the Required Paint Amount »
Many factors are involved when determining paint quantities. It is always better to buy a little more paint than you think you will need to avoid running out for more before the job is done. At Abbott Paint & Carpet, we know budgets are tight, and we can help you estimate the amount of paint you’re going to need for jobs big and small.

Selecting Painting Tools

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Selecting Painting Tools »
To get the biggest pay back from your investment in quality paint, make sure that you apply your paint and coatings with high quality application equipment. At Abbott Paint and Carpet, we carry a wide variety of products. Not sure where to start, just ask, or click through here.



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