Cleaning Your Painted Walls from Unwanted Marks

Crayons, markers, smudges, and dirt. Walls can get messy, and easily. Especially with kids around and in busy rooms like the kitchen and bathroom.

You might think it is an impossible task to clean walls effectively yet safely. Have no fear, you don’t have to repaint the whole wall to get it clean from those unwanted marks.

The Magic of a Magic Eraser

For light marks from crayons and pens, try the trusty old magic eraser. These erasers are great to clean almost anything, including walls! The foam-like material is gentle enough on painted walls while also working as an effective cleaning agent. It won’t remove any of the paint as it is delicate but works to remove scuff marks, pen marks, and crayons. Just wet the foam eraser so it is damp and start scrubbing!

Use a Baking Soda Soluble

For darker marks, you will need a little stronger cleaning agent. Start with just a tad bit of baking soda, like a dime size on a damp cloth and scrub. This is great for those stubborn small marks.

Need to handle a bigger job on white walls?

Combine baking soda and toothpaste! Add toothpaste and baking soda to a damp cloth. The baking soda works as the cleaning agent and the toothpaste helps whiten. This is ideal for those dirty white walls. For tougher marks, make a paste out of the toothpaste and baking soda. Then, use a small brush to gently scrub away unwanted marks.

Helpful Tips

To prevent those unwanted scuffs and marks, pick out a stain-resistant paint to paint your walls. Also, the type of paint can go a long way. The higher the sheen the better, so look for a satin, semi-gloss, or gloss paint. Satin paints are great for hallways and kids’ rooms as marks are less likely to stick.

From picking out the right paint from the start to helping repair painted walls, East Valley Painters is there to help with all of your painting needs. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.

 

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Mistakes to Avoid When Picking Out Paint

When it comes to choosing paint, there are so many choices, making it an overwhelming process. From the variety of colors to picking out the right finish, the options really are endless.

We are here to offer you some tips when it comes to choosing paint for your next home improvement project. Especially when it comes to choosing the color, as that is the most important part!

1. Pay Attention to the Lighting

The amount of natural light the room gets needs to be considered when picking the right paint color. If the room gets a good amount of light, it can actually change the appearance of the color on the wall. So, how do you know if natural light will impact the color of your paint? Brush the paint on just a little area of the wall that gets the natural light and observe how it changes throughout the day.

2. Don’t Play it Safe

We all love neutral colors for our walls since they appear clean and match with any décor. But sometimes it is fun to go with more lively colors! Bolder colors are great for certain rooms. For example, bright blues are nice for bathrooms and bright greens go well in kitchens. Don’t be afraid to have fun with the paint colors!

Paint colors

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3. Pick the Right Finish

On top of choosing the right paint color, you also need to pick the right finish. Some are easier to clean than others and all of them have a huge impact on how the walls will look once painted.

Eggshell, Satin, and Semi Gloss – These finishes can brighten a room since they have a tad of shimmer to them. They are also easy to clean and ideal for kitchens and bathroom.

Flat Finish – A flat finish is going to be the hardest to clean. This type of finish is a little duller compared to other finishes.

We know it can be a stressful when picking out paint. If you don’t want to take on the challenge yourself, East Valley Painters can help! Leave it to the pros to get the job done and even offer advice when it comes to choosing the right paint color and finish.

Just click below to contact us or to learn more about our painting company. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.

 

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DIY: The Spring Paint Repair Checklist

Spring has sprung and now is the time to repair the paint in your home or work on those painting projects you have been putting off.

Of course, we are here to help you with any interior and exterior paint projects, but if you are looking to do the job yourself, we have a guide to help you get the job done right.

Be Prepared with the Right Measurements

First things first, always measure the space you are looking to paint. Once you have chosen the color you want, use a handy paint calculator to determine just how much paint you will need. Remember, you want to have too much paint than not enough. The extra paint can always be carefully stored and be used for touch-ups in the future.

Shop for the Right Supplies

Before you dive into your painting project, make sure you head to your local paint store to pick up the proper supplies. If you are unsure which product to purchase, don’t be afraid to ask!

Shopping List

– Primer

– Paint (remember to use your calculations to get enough!)

– Paint stir sticks

– Paint rollers & paint brushes (size will be determined by the size of your project)

– Paint trays

– Painters tape

– Drop cloths & rags

Prepare Your Painting Area

Now you are ready to prepare the area for the paint job! Cover floors and furniture with plastic or sheets to protect them from being damaged. Tape off any borders and have all of your paint, rollers, and brushes ready.

Getting the Job Done

Once you have all of your supplies and you set-up your paint area, you can start painting!

Apply the primer and wait about three hours. Then, apply your first coat of paint. Once this coat is dried on furniture or décor, then you can start your second coat. If you are painting walls, you will want to wait about 12 hours between coats.

Finally, examine your paint job and apply any touch-ups then enjoy your masterpiece!

If you’d rather leave this one to the pros, or have questions about warranties or an upcoming painting project, just click below to contact us or to learn more about our painting company. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.

Top Things to Look for in a Painting Company

Are you thinking about updating the paint of the exterior or interior of your home? You will want to hire a reliable painting company to get the job done right. And even better, you will save time and money in the end. Just make sure you are looking for the right qualities in a painting company before hiring just anyone!

A Secure Painting Company That is Insured and Bonded

Of course, you always want to deal with a business that is bonded and insured, especially when it comes to a painting company.

It is extremely important to work with a painting company that has insurance to cover the cost of accidents or any damage to the property. An insured company will have no issues showing evidence that they are covered. You can also check reviews and referrals. It should be easy to verify even if you are doing your own digging.

A Painting Company That Provides Estimates and Offers a Warranty

When looking to hire a painting company, make sure they are willing to provide estimates. At East Valley Painters, we go about and beyond and provide FREE estimates.

Before starting any work, we always verify all costs, including the cost of labor, supplies, and paint. And if any changes do come up, East Valley Painters will always alert you for your approval.

In addition to our estimates, we are home to Arizona’s 10-year warranty. Meaning, satisfaction is always guaranteed!

An Experienced and Skilled Painting Company

You can never put a price on a knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled painting company.

East Valley Painters uses only the highest quality paint and the best techniques. This includes the right primers and tools. We specialize in getting the job done right and on time. From residential to commercial buildings, we can do it all.

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Have questions about warranties or an upcoming painting project? Just click below to contact us or to learn more about our painting company. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.

Tips to Prevent Your Home’s Paint From Fading

After taking the time and spending the money to paint your home, you must protect it, especially from fading! We see plenty of sunshine in Arizona, causing the paint to fade more quickly than usual. Luckily, we have some tips to help you keep your paint fresh! 

Fading paint can make your home look unattractive and old. Looking to sell your home? Your home needs to be in tip-top shape from the inside and out. Yes, the paint will fade overtime, but you can slow the process down.

The Quality of Paint

The quality of paint you use on the inside and outside of your home always matters. If you are trying to save a few bucks, using cheap paint is not worth it. You will end up needing to repaint more often as it will fade much quicker. For the best results, always use the best paint. And also, always use the right type of paint. There are different paints for different surfaces, so make sure to consult with us first.

The Color of Paint

Yes, the color of the paint will impact how fast it will fade. Since we see an abundance of sunshine and at times harsh dust storms with strong winds, the exterior paint of homes in Arizona can easily be damaged.  

However, using the right color of paint can be a quick fix. Stick to using browns and beiges for the exterior of your home. These colors fade slowly, where bright colors will fade much more quickly. Also, keep in mind that super dark colors absorb heat and can also fade faster, plus it is more noticeable. This is another reason to go with more neutral paint colors.

Using a Paint Company

When in doubt, always call on a painting company for help! At East Valley Painters, we can help you find the ideal color that will transform the entire look of your home.

We prep the surface correctly with the right primer and use only high-quality paint for an impeccable job. With the combination of the right paint, the right color, and the right technique, we can help your paint from fading.  

Just click below to contact us or to learn more about our painting company. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.

Paint Trends to Look Out for in 2021

It is time to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021!

So, what paint trends can you expect to see in the new year?

Creamy Whites & Light Beiges

You can never go wrong with a creamy white or light beige for your walls. These shades are warm and comforting, so they make for great colors in your living room or bedroom.

For a serene and soft white, turn to Behrs’ Smoky White hue. Or you can venture to their Almond Wisp color, which is comfortable and adaptable. Looking for more of an elegant look? Check out Behrs’ Seaside Villa, which has a hint of pink.

These neutral shades are tranquil and pair well with peaceful blues and greens.

Darker Shades

Don’t be afraid to venture off to darker shades for your kitchen and bathrooms.

Behr’s carry some luxurious browns like Canyon Dusk, which is very earthy and peaceful. Modern Mocha is another great shade for a bathroom and is grounded and relatable. Or try the welcoming Maple Glaze for a timeless kitchen.

These warm and earthy tones show strength and combine perfectly with just about any type of furniture, wall art, or décor.

Fun Colors

If you want to go a little bolder, try adding in a bright color for a pop of fun in a dining room, home office, or as an accent wall in any room! Euphoric Magenta by Behr is luxurious and creative, where Saffron Strands is just as fun, but more fiery and festive.  

Using expressive colors such as bright pinks, rich reds, and deep purples add a splash of confidence and color to your home.

Helpful Tips

Certain colors can also enhance the well-being of your home. Turn to paint walls a peaceful aqua for bedrooms. Blues are also great for the kitchen since these shades pair well with sparkling faucets.

For an easy yet impactful change, paint an accent wall a brick red for a deep and sophisticated look.

To boost your mood, go with energetic colors like greens and yellows, especially for your home office or home gym.

If you’d rather leave painting your home to the pros, or have questions about warranties or an upcoming painting project, just click below to contact us or to learn more about our painting company. East Valley Painters, proudly serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.

Upgrading Your Home Office’s Paint

This year has brought on many changes to our everyday lives. Some of the biggest changes? The transition to working from home and even homeschooling.

If you haven’t already, now is the time to transform that perfect room into a home office, making it the number one spot to do work and to study.

The Charm is in the Paint Color

To design the ideal home office, take the time and pay attention to the details, like the paint color.

Colors do play a role in our mood. They can Improve productivity and brighten the room. Colors can also inspire and bring calmness. All of this can be achieved by painting the walls of your home office the right color.

So, what are the best colors to choose from?

Greens – Energizing & Peaceful

Consider using the color green on the walls of your home office. All shades of green from light to dark will do the trick!

Pale Green – lowers stress, energizes, and is a beautiful color that is easy to decorate with.

Olive Green – peaceful and great for homeschooling. The calming ambiance helps people stay focused.

Deep Dark Green – can either be satin or matte finish. The rich color pairs well with all types of lighting and adds a sense of balance.

Blues – Calming & Stimulating

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Blues are a wise choice for any room in your home, but especially your home office. The color stimulates your creative mind while keeping you calm.

Navy Blue – inspires and also helps with concentration. Promotes strength and is one of the most peaceful colors out there. Also pairs well with silver and chrome accents.

Light Blue/Gray – calming and light without having to be pure white. Add a touch of pale blue or gray to your walls to help stimulate your mind and help you stay focused.

Slate Blue – inspiring and motivating. The pleasant color makes people feel relaxed and tranquil.

Neutrals – Pure & Clean

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You can still go with a clean look without having to go with plain white walls. Instead, use all different types of neutrals, creams, grays, and beige. The options are endless and then you can have fun decorating with these shades!

Light Gray – crisp and peaceful. The perfect light shade for home offices that receive plenty of natural light.

Beige – a clean color that pairs well with black and tan décor. Simple shade to be able to mix with any theme and décor.

Cream White – Not pure white, but a creamy white, maybe even with a shimmer. Used as a nice backdrop that is fresh and bright.

Before picking the color to paint your home office, consider which color will be best to help you become more efficient and improve your focus. If you are unsure, start with just painting an accent wall!

East Valley Painters

If you’d rather leave this one to the pros, or have questions about warranties or an upcoming painting project, just click below to contact us or to learn more about our painting company. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.

Tips to Decorating Your Walls Without Ruining The Paints

It is always fun to decorate your home for the holidays or to have nice wall art hanging year-round. But if done incorrectly, it can really damage the paint on the walls. We have some tips to help you still be able to decorate without harming your painted walls.

 

High-Quality Paint

Of course, it starts with using high-quality paint on your walls. Never use cheap paint just to save a buck. The quality of paint is not where you want to make sacrifices.

 

Talk with our painting experts to learn about which paint we recommend. We also recommend prepping the walls properly, then using a high-quality primer, follow by using high-quality paint. Using high-quality paint will look better, last longer, and handle better when it comes to scratches, scruffs, and damage.

 

Limit the Use of Nails

There are many options out there when it comes to hanging decorations. The ideal way to ensure your decoration stays in place is to use a nail, but this can be damaging to your painted walls.

 

If you absolutely have to use a nail for heavy decorations, we recommended using the smallest nail possible. Also, only use nails for items that are permanent or in an area where you know you will always be needing decor.

 

 

Tips for Temporary Decorations

Avoid using nails for temporary decorations. When hanging holiday decorations like cobwebs and monsters for Halloween or garland and mistletoe for Christmas, use items that will not harm your walls.

 

Special adhesives and hooks will easily blend in and are great for light pieces.

 

Putty can also work well for decorations like cobwebs and garland. It is easy to remove and blends in so no one can see it.

 

Magnetic Paint

If you are really looking to get creative, check out magnetic paint. This is great to use when you are trying to figure out where you want to place your decorations. There are also magnetic primers available. Then, all you have to do is apply magnetics to the back of your décor, genius!

 

Looking for help from our experts? Or have questions about warranties or an upcoming painting project? Just click below to contact us or to learn more about our painting company. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.

The Different Paint Finishes to Choose From for Your Interior Paint

Choosing the right color of paint to use on the walls of the interior of your home is already stressful enough…you also have to consider the type of paint finish you are looking for.

Whether you are tackling the job yourself or hiring us to get the job done, you must always think about which paint finish is best for each room of your home.

Types of Paint Finishes

Let’s start by exploring the different types of finishes. If you are still unsure about what you want, you can always talk to us for our expert opinion.  

Flat/matte Finish – flat and matte paint will absorb light instead of reflecting it. With no light reflection, it happens to be the paint with the most pigment, making it perfect for bedrooms.

Gloss or semi-gloss – gloss or semi-gloss paint reflects light, leaving a bright and shiny finish. This paint is smooth and easy to clean making it durable and great for places that have access to moisture or grease stains.

Satin – satin paint is extremely easy to clean. This paint leaves a velvety look, but it can be tricky since the finish makes it easy to see any and all painting flaws.

Eggshell – eggshell paint gives off a little luster, but basically no shine. This paint fits between satin and flat finish and is great for rooms that have walls that may be prone to imperfections

The Interior of Your Home

The type of finish to choose is determined by the different needs based on each room in your home.

Kitchen

For your kitchen, you will want a durable paint that is easy to clean. A high gloss or at least a semi-gloss finish is the ideal option.  

Living room

The living room needs a paint that can withstand high traffic and is easy to clean. A good choice for a living room is a satin finish.

Dining room

The dining room is often one of the most elegant rooms in the home. An eggshell finish leaves a smooth and clean look to help complete the demeanor of the dining room.

 Bedroom 

As we mentioned before, a flat/matte finish is perfect for bedrooms, plus it is a great paint finish to use to have fun with colors.

Looking to change up the paint in the interior of your home? Talk to our team! We know paint and can help you decide on the best paint finish and color for each room of the interior of your home.

Just click below to contact us or to learn more about our painting company. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.

Benefits of Working with a Professional Painter on Any Size Project

It doesn’t matter if you have a small or big painting project, you can either choose to do it yourself or hire a professional painting company like East Valley Painters to get the job done.

There are many benefits to hiring a professional when painting the exterior or interior of your home. Painting projects can be complicated, but a professional company will have the right techniques and tools.

You Get What You Pay for with Quality Work

The painters at East Valley Painters not only have all of the best tools on the market, but they also know the best techniques for a precise and detailed outcome.

Certain tools and equipment are needed for the best paint job and this includes the type of paint used. With a professional painter, they know which type of paint is best for the exterior and interior of your home.

Along with the right tools, a painter always leaves clean lines with no leftover debris or chips in the paint job. Plus, the job will last for many years as most professionals use a paint finish that offers protection to the paint to last for many years.

The experience you receive with a professional painter really is invaluable.

The Project Will be Done on Time

Things always come up, so if you are working on a painting project yourself, you may not be as efficient as you would like.

Working with a painting company will ensure that your paint job sticks to a timeline. There is no procrastination with professional painters and they will always get the job done right in a timely manner.

While working on the painting project, a professional company will ensure that they don’t interfere with your daily life and will ALWAYS clean up after the project is finished while also properly disposing of any materials.

A painting company can help you get rid of the stress of preparing and cleaning up after your painting project.

You Can Easily Stick to a Budget

It isn’t hard to go over budget when working on home remodeling projects. The beauty of working with a painting company is that they will work with you to set a budget and stick to it!

In the end, it is a wise investment to have a professional paint job.

We Know the Latest Trends and Pay Attention Details

At East Valley Painters, we are aware of the latest trends and colors to use so we always have recommendations if needed. We also know about the best primers on the market along with the best paint that will stand weather conditions.

During our work, we will always fix any structural defects and address decaying areas. This will help your home’s foundation be protected from water and moisture which could cause mold.

We Get the Job Done Safely

Not only do we get the job done right and on time, but we also get the job done safely. Our painters are trained and certified to deliver only high-quality work.

We take pride in keeping our painters and customers safe by following strict safety guidelines.

East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.

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