Monthly Archives: March 2015

Color Basics

Color Psychology as Therapy

healing color

Ancient cultures, such as the Egyptians and Chinese, used colors for healing. This approach is still used today as holistic or alternative treatments.

  • Red was used to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation.
  • Yellow was thought to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.
  • Blue was believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain.

Most psychologists view color therapy with skepticism and point out that the supposed effects of color are often grossly exaggerated. What do you think?

Home Improvement & Painting Tips

The Smoothest Finish

Paint rollers are made for different surfaces and finishes.  There are dozens of different rollers to choose from today.  When selecting a roller remember, the longer the nap the better it is for a rough surface. Also the longer nap  means you will be able to apply paint to your surface more quickly. The shorter the nap the smoother the application.  So if your goal is a smooth surface, use a shorter nap and take your time applying the paint.

Three of the smoothest finishes are the Flockfoam, Microfiber and a Mohair Blend rollers. The Flockfoam roller is great for varnishes and urethanes, yet not so great for paint.  Microfiber rollers work well on a rough surface.  This roller however is an excellent roller to apply a smooth metallic finish to your wall.

My favorite is the Mohair blend — it works great with all paints and gives the smoothest finish. For instance, use this roller for the smoothest finish on a wood door.