Period Paints & Finishes

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Interior Paints & Finishes  |  Exterior Paints & Finishes

Explore these articles to learn more about finding, caring for and choosing the perfect paint and finish for your old or period-style house.

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California's Bidwell Mansion is clad in tinted plaster, a finished appearance that can be combined with repairs.

Skim Coating in Color

Plaster walls are like a thin skin applied over wood or steel lathe, so is it any wonder they yield as buildings settle or traffic vibrations wiggle them loose? While plaster is a remarkably resilient material, it’s inevitable that it will gain a few cracks over time.

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Indow Windows

Indow Window Inserts

Enjoy modern comfort while preserving the charm of your original windows. Indow window inserts press inside your window frames without a mounting bracket to give you all the comfort and efficiency of high-end replacement windows.

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Clay Squared to Infinity

A handmade tile company and tile showroom with 30 field tile choices in every size and shape you can think of, ceramic switch plates, house numbers, medieval floral series and the Cosmic Spot and Cloud Series you will find a custom look for your home.