Keep Your Home’s Interior Walls Fresh Between Paint Jobs

Take pride in your home’s interior paint by keeping the walls fresh by maintaining them.

You spend the money and take the time to paint your home’s interior professionally. So, it makes sense to keep those walls clean and beautiful between the touch-ups and paint jobs.

Make it a habit to keep the interior walls of your home clean to help the paint last, and if you have a family with kids and pets, do this more often. Plus, keeping spaces clean and beautiful creates a healthy environment in your home.

First Things First: Prep Away

Prepping is always vital. So, before diving into cleaning your walls, make sure you choose the correct technique by keeping the finish of your paint in mind. Each room may have a different paint finish, so each room may require a different cleaning technique. One room may have a matte finish, whereas another room may have a shinier finish and needs to be cleaned differently, so the paint doesn’t lose its shine.

This is why it is essential to remember the finish because you don’t want to use the wrong products or cleaning techniques that will remove the paint. It is usually a good idea always to stick to gently cleaning products. Harsh chemicals will strip the paint and leave streaks on your wall. Always spot-test a small area before doing the entire wall.

After you decide on the proper cleaning technique, prep the walls by dusting them. Before cleaning your walls, remove all cobwebs from top to bottom. This can be achieved by using a cloth, broom, or vacuum.

Time to Start Cleaning

You will need a couple of buckets, sponges, and dry microfiber cloths to get the job done. One bucket will have clean, warm water, and the other will have gentle soap and water to be used as your cleaning solution.

Start at the top of the wall and work your way down using a sponge and going in circular light motions while working your way down the wall. Work in sections to prevent any discoloration.

Once you have lightly cleaned the wall, wash the soap with warm water and wipe off any residue with a dry cloth. Then, move on to the next section. Let the walls dry completely before adding any decor or paint touch-ups.

You will want to do this often whenever you notice your walls getting dull, dingy, or dirty. Remember, by making this habit, you will make your paint job last longer!

Get a Free Estimate from East Valle Painters

Ready to update your home’s interior paint? Call up East Valley Painters to schedule a consultation today. We use only professional-grade paint and techniques. We do all of the prep work and do get the job done right the first time. 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 4 Interior & Exterior Painting Myths

Learn about the top four home painting myths and how East Valley Painters provides high-quality service

From embellishing the latest interior painting trends to giving an exterior painting tip that is clearly false, there tend to be a handful of misconceptions or myths about interior and exterior painting trends.

So, we wanted to share the top four myths we have heard about painting trends and tips.

1. Interior Painting Myth: Dark Colors Make Rooms Appear Smaller

Because of this misconception, many are afraid to use dark shades on the interior walls of their home. But, don’t be afraid to use those dark hues. Especially this year, when dark shades of green are all the rave.

It really all depends on how you use dark colors in rooms, but the truth is, they can actually help open up rooms. Dark accent walls are ideal to help open a room up. For example, dark colors can help larger rooms feel smaller and cozy. Plus, accent walls are always a great way to try a new color, such as a deep dark forest green.

2. Interior Painting Myth: High Gloss Paint is the Most Durable

There are many types of paint out there. High gloss paint has always been thought to be the most durable type of paint. It used to be the best choice to use in high-traffic areas such as hallways, bathrooms, and kitchens since it is relatively easy to clean off. However, high gloss paint spotlights any imperfections, and it isn’t the easiest to paint over.

And now, with all the new technology, this means we have better paint products. Most of the high-quality paint products come with a feature to resist stains and scratches.

3. Exterior Painting Myth: You Shouldn’t Update Your Home’s Exterior Paint Before Selling

We are shocked to see this myth out there. We have done many blogs where we mention that updating the exterior and interior paint of your home before selling is never a waste. In fact, many studies show that doing this helps sell your home faster and can increase the selling price.

Updating your home’s exterior paint not only adds value to your home, but it also adds value to your neighborhood; this is known as curb appeal.

4. Interior Painting Myth: Using a Primer is Optional

Primer is never optional when painting the interior walls of your home. Primer is used as the foundation, sealing the surface and helping give that professional look. Of course, just because you use primer, the walls still need to be cleaned before a paint job. For the best paint job on interior walls, a thorough cleaning job on the walls needs to be done. Then, apply the primer. The primer will adhere to the clean walls; then, the paint will adhere to the primer.

True: Use a Professional Painting Company to Save Time and Money

Working with a professional painting company saves time and money. In fact, doing the job yourself can cost you 4x as much.

Ready to use a professional paint company? Call up East-Valley Painters to schedule a consultation today. We use only professional-grade paint and techniques. We do all of the prep work and do get the job done right the first time. 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.

Our Favorite Paint Trends for 2023

Take a chance this new year with these trends top designers are raving about

Get ready for the new year with these top painting trends for 2023. And if you need help upgrading your home in 2023, East Valley Painters is just a phone call or click away.

The new year is the best time to try something new. So, when industry experts released the top interior paint trends for 2023, we narrowed it down to our favorite four.

Shades of Green

In the new year, bring the outdoors inside your home with the color green. Instead of going with shades of grey, turn to shades of green in 2023. Green has always been known to reflect nature, and now it is going to be the latest color to use as a backdrop in any room in your home.

With so many different shades of green to choose from, you can’t go wrong. From rich hues like emerald green and forest green to bold and dramatic sage green and even bright teals. There is a shade of green for every style. We like Sherwin Williams’ Inverness and Sherwin William’s Clary Sage.

Carry Colors All Through the Home

The year 2023 is the year to go BIG. That means don’t stick to just one room when it comes to your paint color of choice. Be bold and do a whole section of your home or your whole home. It started with just painting an accent wall a random color, then the whole room, but now take it a step further and go with the color through the entire home. This works when using shades like greens.

However, there is nothing stopping you from using different shades and hues throughout your home. As long as you can make it flow properly. And this is where East Valley Painters can help.

Go Deep and Beyond

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Neutral colors will never go out of style, and they will still be a top trend in the new year. But in 2023, go deep and dark with brownish paint colors and beyond. The warm hues are dramatic, elegant, and comfortable.

Some favorite classic deep shades include bolder tones such as Benjamin Moore’s warm yellow Buttercup, Benjamin Moore’s dusty red Cinnamon, and Benjamin Moore’s sophisticated brown Kona.

Paint and Texture Mixing

Another trend that will take off in 2023 is adding texture to painted walls. So, if you aren’t looking to add much color to your walls, you can still change things up. When using shades like creams and beiges, you can use textured paint instead of basic finishes. Textured paint also hides blemishes, which are easily shown when using lighter colors on walls.

Ready to add these 2023 trends to your home’s interior paint? Call up East-Valley Painters to schedule a consultation today. We use only professional-grade paint and techniques. We do all of the prep work and do get the job done right the first time. 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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What To Look For In a Residential Painter

Hiring a professional residential painter will give you peace of  mind

There are a slew of benefits to working with a professional residential painter to update the interior and exterior paint of your home. From saving you time to using high-quality products and more. Hiring a residential painter will give you the assurance that the job will be done right. But how do you know you are hiring the right one?

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Paint Colors for Small Spaces in Your Home

The right paint color can transform small areas in your home

Don’t have a big living room? Or maybe even a tiny bathroom and kitchen? Using the right paint colors can help make these rooms appear larger and welcoming. The first rule of thumb when dealing with smaller spaces like these? Avoid bright paint colors.

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How Your Home’s Exterior Paint Boosts The Home’s Value

Keeping up on your home’s exterior paint is important for homeowners

Not only does your home’s exterior paint boost its curb appeal, but it also boosts your home’s value. If you have been debating about updating the paint of your home’s exterior, now might be the right time to make the worthy investment.

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What is the Difference Between Satin Paint and Eggshell Paint?

Not only are there different colors of paint to choose from, but there are also different types of finishes. Two of the most popular choices are satin paint and eggshell paint. So, what is the difference between the two, and which one is best for your upcoming paint project?

Satin Paint

Satin paint is best for kitchens and bathrooms because it is durable and easy to clean. This type of paint has a silky finish, but don’t think super shiny. It is more of a subtle reflection with a velvety glow. Satin paint also gives walls more depth, which is also why it is great for smaller rooms.

Because the paint is so durable, you can easily clean it. Just don’t scrub too hard! Keeping the walls clean is a breeze so it is a great type of paint for kitchens that see a lot of cooking action. Satin paint is also a low-cost option. But it can easily show application flaws such as paint roller or brush marks. Since this paint can be difficult to apply or retouch, leave it to the pros.

Eggshell Paint

Eggshell paint is great for bedrooms and hallways. The finish is smooth, but not as reflective as satin paint. But it still has a small luster to the finish. This type of paint is not as durable as other types, but it is safe for rooms that don’t see much traffic or brief traffic such as hallways.

However, it does only take a couple of coats to cover mistakes, making it easy to touch up. But the paint scuffs easily, so it is best to avoid using it in children’s rooms or kitchens. Eggshell paint should also only be used for interior walls. It doesn’t do well as exterior paint because it isn’t very durable.

If you are unsure on which paint type you think would work best in your home or you would like to leave the paint job up 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.

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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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.

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.


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.


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.

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