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Enhancing Your Space
One Room At A Time

Specializing in residential and commercial painting projects

  • Why should you hire a professional painting company?
    Professional Painters have more experience. Whether you paint one room or the entire home, there’s nothing that compares to fresh paint color. An excellent paint job can make a room look brand new. A sub-par job makes you want to close the door to avoid the pain of off-colored walls or obvious paint runs. You can tell the difference when a homeowner hires a professional painting service. Professionals spend years mastering their craft. They’re highly skilled in their art, and it shows in the finished product. An experienced painter has handled just about every type of painting job. They’ve also faced the most common and some of the most challenging issues associated with residential painting. As you can imagine, a professional painter brings a vast amount of value to the table. Their experience alone is worth hiring them. No prep work required. If you’ve painted even one room in your home, you know how much work takes place before you make that first brush stroke. You need to clean the walls, patch any holes, and deal with that spot on the ceiling where water leaked last spring. Do you really want to spend several hours prepping the walls? And don’t forget about pulling up your area rugs and moving furniture! Professional painters know how vital it is to prepare the painting surface. They’ll take the necessary time to clean and prep so that your beautiful shade of vintage blue not only adheres well but also holds up under the wear and tear of your everyday life. Painters don’t just prep for the job. They clean up afterward. It sounds like a win-win for you! Painters are the color specialists. When you’ve set your sights on your favorite paint manufacturer’s color of the year, you run the risk of selecting the wrong shade for your home. Perhaps you didn’t realize the color you fell in love with makes the room feel claustrophobic. Wouldn’t you rather have a professional opinion before you lay out the money for the wrong color? People who choose painting as a career have a fascination with color. Painters don’t mind offering tips on the best colors based on your preferences and lifestyle. If you want to go with a whole new color palette, they know how to help their clients choose complementary rather than clashing colors. They know their paint products. When was the last time you stood in the paint aisle at the hardware store feeling overwhelmed by the different types of paint? Labels that explain nothing about the product inside. Confusing terminology like low-VOCs or no-VOCs. If you don’t know you’re supposed to use specific paint types in your bathroom and kitchen, you could go home with a paint that attracts rather than resists mold. What if you or someone in your home has allergies? What if you have a dog? Your professional painting team will help you select the best paint for each room in your home. You’ll end up with the best finishes, which means cleaning up after a certain dog (or cat) won’t be such a chore. Professionals bring the right tools. The average homeowner may have a few paintbrushes in the garage, and they might even have a decent roller and paint tray. What most people don’t have are the best brushes and rollers. Did you know different types of paint require specific types of brushes (and rollers)? Your painter does! Don’t forget about high-quality drop cloths. They’re essential if you want to protect your floors and any furniture pieces too heavy to move. Contractors who specialize in residential house painting bring the right tools and know-how to use each one. Another plus? They own the tools, meaning you won’t need to invest any money in tools you would only use once. The gift of time. It’s not unusual to underestimate how much time a painting project will take. You planned for a Saturday afternoon, but the last project you took on went through to the following weekend, right? Maybe you didn’t realize how much prep work you needed. Or, how many corners you needed to cut, not to mention windows—did someone actually tell you all those details were fun? What took you over a week, your painting team can finish in a day or two. Professional painters have their systems down pat so that they maximize their time. It allows them to finish the project within the allotted time. And they won’t leave touch-ups or other loose ends for you to complete. What will you use your gift of time to do? Painters and Insurance We’ve all heard the stories about contractors who damaged a home or hurt themselves on the job. It happens! What shouldn’t happen is for the homeowner to lose sleep over a job not done right or a potential lawsuit because a painter tripped on the stairs. When you work with a professional residential painting service, you can rest easy. A professional contractor carries liability insurance. Their insurance will cover any costs associated with safety incidents or injuries that occur in your home. Their insurance typically also covers added costs to correct issues of quality or damages to your home. Ready to trust your painting projects to the professionals? As you can see, there are multiple advantages to hiring professional painters. Whether you value the experience they bring, the time they can save you, or the peace of mind they allow you to experience due to a job done well, it’s worth it!
  • Which factors determine a quality paint product?
    It pays to spend a little extra to get a high-quality, long-lasting finish. But what does "quality" mean? And what benefits do high-quality paints provide? Bottom line: Better ingredients mean better performance. A high-quality coating starts with high-quality ingredients that allow paint to apply more easily, look better and last longer. Here are the four key ingredients that affect the quality of paint: Pigment There are two different types of pigment that go into a can of paint. First are "prime" pigments. These provide color and hide. Second are low-cost "extender" pigments. By comparison, they add bulk to the product, but have little value as it relates to color. Higher-quality paints have more of the all-important, yet more expensive prime pigments – all the things that in the end give you easier application as well as better durability and color retention. Binders There are a variety of binders used in today's paints. Latex paints contain either 100 percent acrylic, styrene-acrylic, or vinyl acrylic binders. Oil paints typically contain linseed oil, soya oil, or modified oils called alkyds. The type, quality and amount of binder affect everything from stain resistance and gloss to adhesion and crack resistance. Higher quality binders, found in higher quality paints, adhere to surfaces better and provide enhanced film integrity and longer lasting performance. This makes them more resistant to cracking, blistering and peeling. Liquids The liquid provides no added performance benefits. It's simply the "carrier" that allows you to get the paint from the can to the surface. As you might guess, top quality paints have a greater ratio of solids (pigment and binders) to liquids, while cheaper paints are more "watered down" with liquid. Additives Additives are ingredients that give a paint a specific benefit that it might not otherwise have. Common additives in higher-end paints include: Rheology modifiers – provide better hide through flow and leveling of the coating. Mildewcides – keep mildew in check. Dispersing agents – keep pigment evenly distributed. Preservatives – prevent spoilage. Additives do increase the cost of the product while providing significant added benefits. We stand behind our paint quality, and so does third-party testing and research.
  • After I choose my paint color, how do I know which level of sheen to use?
    The chemistry of paint finishes. Paint glossiness is determined by the chemistry of the paint. High-gloss paints have more resins and less pigment. Flat paints, on the other hand, have more pigment and less resins. This explains why painting with glossier paints often requires multiple coats while flatter paints can cover adequately with a single coat. Paint finishes are available in both latex and oil-based. For most people, latex paints are the better choice because they offer easier cleanup and lower fumes than oil-based paints. The difference in paint finishes. Each paint finish has advantages for different applications: Flat Whether called flat or simply "wall paint," this paint finish has a completely matte surface with no shine. The surface can have a slightly chalky feel to it. This finish is usually used on interior walls and ceilings. It's especially good if you have to camouflage small wall bumps, cracks, or other imperfections that might be highlighted with a shinier finish. While some flat paints are now advertised as washable, it's often more effective to touch up scratches or marks by covering them with a bit more paint. So be sure to keep some on hand after you've finished painting. Flat enamel ( Matte) Flat enamel is a paint with a durable flat, matte finish. Its chemistry is such that it forms a slight film as it dries. It's an acceptable choice for powder rooms or guest bedrooms, as it holds up to occasional cleaning. Some manufacturers market this as "matte" paint to distinguish it from their flat finish paints. Eggshell If you can picture the very low sheen of an eggshell, you have an idea of how an eggshell paint finish looks. With only a slight hint of gloss, it's good for most walls and holds up better to cleaning than a flat or flat enamel finish. Eggshell finishes are an extremely popular choice for walls in homes with kids, as they combine good washability with the ability to hide flaws. Satin Satin finish paint has a smooth, velvety look with a bit more gloss then eggshell. It is most often used for windows, doors, trim, or ceilings, but it can also be used as wall paint. This is particularly suitable for kids' rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas that get a lot of traffic. Paint with a satin finish is formulated to hold up to cleaning and light scrubbing. Semi-gloss Semigloss paint is most often used on doors, trim, and cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms. It is easily cleaned and has a nice subtle shine without being too glitzy. However, you must make sure walls are smooth prior to painting, as poorly prepared surfaces can be noticeable when highlighted by a semigloss paint. Gloss High-gloss paints have an almost reflective quality, as their shiny finish mimics the look of enamel or plastic. Although not widely used in home interiors, the finish is becoming more popular for a dramatic look on cabinets, trim, and furniture, especially in formal and contemporary settings. This finish will magnify any surface imperfections, so careful preparation is essential before painting with high-gloss paints. Factors to consider When choosing paint finishes, it's important to think about your individual needs and design preferences. Here are some factors to consider: Durability: Most manufacturers say all of their paint finishes are able to be cleaned. But a general rule is that the shinier the paint finish, the better it will stand up to scuffs, dings, wiping, and scrubbing. Rustic style: If you're going for a rustic or vintage look, use flat paint. However, if durability is an issue as well, consider flat enamel for trim and eggshell for walls. High-gloss style: Rather than choosing a high-gloss paint for a whole room, use it sparingly in select locations, such as doors, trim, or an accent wall. A room with too much glossy paint can sometimes appear a bit cold and uninviting. Ceiling finishes: Using a glossier finish on ceilings can help to reflect light in a space. Make sure to use a quality paint that will wear well and not crack. The gloss will make any blemishes more noticeable, and it's typically not easy to touch up ceilings. Check out this video link for more information on paint finishes.
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