Brighten Up Dark Areas Of Your Home With The Right Paint

Some areas of your home receive more light than others, leaving some areas, like the hallway and staircase, to appear very dark. Choosing the right paint color paired with the right lights can help brighten those dark spots!

Light Gray

Light grays with soft purple undertones can work wonders for your hallway. The key is to make sure you are pairing it with the right lighting such as high beamed recessed lights. When dealing with light gray shades, adequate lighting is key.

Creamy Beige

There are so many different variations of beiges that you can always find the perfect one! The best way to pick is to use samples. This way you can see how the shade will look in your hallway or staircase with the lighting you already have. Of course, you can always update your lighting, but if you are looking just to update the paint, this is the best option.

Sage Green

You will want to go for a pale sage green, with blue and green undertones. This color is great if you are going to be decorating the walls with wall art or photos. Not only is the shade inviting, but it can also really make a difference in a hallway with lights.

Pale Blue

Not only does pale blue work in hallways and staircases, it also works in bathrooms that receive little natural light. Again, you will need to make sure it is a lighter shade of blue, but it works really well in areas that tend to be dark. And again, pair it with the right lighting and it pops even more!

Helpful Tip: When choosing a paint color for a dark area of your home, pay attention to the LRV of the paint. This number represents how much light the paint color reflects or absorbs.

If you need help from 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.

 

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Trend Alert: Concrete Staining

Summertime is meant to be spent outdoors, which means now might be the time to update the front or back yard of your home. There are many options for remodeling your yard, but one of the easiest ways to make the biggest impact is concrete staining.

Concrete staining is popular for residential and commercial buildings. Paint sits on top of the concrete, but stain absorbs into the surface, giving a unique look. Plus, it is fade resistant.

The Benefits Of Concrete Staining

There are several benefits to stepping outside of the box and staining your home’s outdoor concrete.

It’s Easy To Maintain

The biggest benefit is that it is very easy to maintain. The concrete is sealed after applying the stain, giving an extra layer of protection. Water doesn’t impact the stained concrete, so feel free to sweep and mop as much as you want, without worrying about harming the surface.

It’s Durable

Concrete staining lasts a long time. The color becomes permanent, so it will not chip or peel. The sunlight doesn’t fade the color either, so it always looks beautiful.

It’s Affordable

Concrete staining may look expensive, but it is actually very affordable. Since there is little to no maintenance, it is a cost-effective way to add style to your yard. Since it is durable, you won’t need to replace or repair the concrete.

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How To Stain Your Home’s Outdoor Concrete

Concrete staining is not easy to do yourself. This is because mistakes can’t be erased. But professionals know how to get the job done.

When using a professional like East Valley Painters, we can create a unique appearance with each stain. The possibilities really are endless!

If you want to 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.

 

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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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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.

Things to Know Before Starting a Painting Renovation

You never want to just wing a painting project. Things need to be thought out and planned before you actually dive into a painting renovation. From knowing if you are going to hire a professional, to having the colors ready, be prepared!

Know What You Want

Of course, the first thing to decide is what you are going to do with your painting renovation! Are you just repainting one room or one accent wall? You could probably tackle the project yourself. But if you are going to do multiple rooms including complex rooms such as bathrooms and the kitchen or the exterior of your home, you should hire the professionals at East Valley Painters to get the job done for you. We have the skills, experience, and the right tools to turn your painting vision into reality.

You will want to really plan out which rooms you are looking to repaint along with the colors you want to use. The type of paint to use will also play a role. If you are painting the exterior of your home, look for paint that is suitable for outdoor conditions. If you are going to paint your bathroom, look for paint that is good with getting wet from time to time.

Then, Plan Accordingly

Once you figure out which walls you are going to paint, you need to figure out WHEN to paint them. Renovating your home’s paint may take a few days. So, if you are planning on having lots of company or a party at your home, either delay the project or hold the event after it is complete.

Luckily in Arizona, we usually see nice weather year-round. Even though it gets warm, you can still plan around the heat by getting the job done early in the morning or when the sun goes down. When there is an occasional dust or rainstorm, you should probably put projects on hold for the time being.

One of the most important things to remember is to never do certain rooms at the same time, which will cause your home to be even more hectic during your painting renovation. For example, don’t do all of the bedrooms at once. You can do an office and guest room at once, but be sure you have a place to sleep!

 Also, doing the kitchen and bathrooms at the same time might seem like a smart idea, but it isn’t. You will still need access to water and if the renovation takes over a day, you will need to use one or the other.

Prepping the Painting Area

Before you start the painting job, whether you are doing it yourself or not, you will need to remove all furniture in the room, electronics, window treatments, and wall hooks. You want the walls completely bare, even if a professional is coming to do the job.

The floor will need to be covered to protect it from paint and the doors and ceiling will need to be taped off as well. When you make things ready for your painting project, it will become an easier task to accomplish.

During the painting process, keep kids and pets away. Also, have a clear entrance and exit. While painting, open up the doors and windows in other rooms to keep the air circulating.

Exterior Painting Renovations

When it comes to renovating the paint on the exterior of your home, you will want to make sure it is clean. Either you can wash it yourself or find a local company that can do the trick. Professional painters will get this job done for you if you decide to use a professional. They will then correctly do the job and even all the clean-up!

Looking to hire the professional painters? 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 Differences in Painting Smaller and Larger Rooms

Did you know that you can change the feeling of a room just by the paint color you use? With the proper colors, you can transform a room by making a smaller room appear larger and a larger room appear smaller. It is all in the magic of paint!

Smaller Rooms

If you want to transform smaller rooms such as kitchens or bathrooms to appear larger, you will want to use light colors, as these colors tend to recede. When you paint a smaller room a light color such as a light green or neutral tan, your eyes travel continuously around the room so that it appears more spacious. Also, you can paint the ceiling a lighter color to raise the apparent height of the ceiling.

Still, want to add a little color to your room? Paint just one wall a darker color to add some flair without making the room seem even smaller!

Looking to add some personality to your outdoor porch? Paint your porch a soft blue to resemble the sky!

Larger Rooms

For larger rooms to be cozier, paint the walls with darker colors. For an even more personal feeling, paint the ceiling a darker color. This is because a darker color trim doesn’t stand out and makes the room appear smaller. This is great for large bedrooms and living rooms. Deep blues, rich reds and dark browns are great colors to use!

When painting larger rooms these dark colors, the color combinations are endless, making it very easy to decorate with.

Professional Painters

Of course, you will always want to use the best quality paint and painting supplies. When it comes to painting the interior and exterior of your home, it is best to leave it up to the professionals. East Valley Painters has been serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years. If you have questions about warranties or an upcoming painting project, just click below to contact us or to learn more about our painting company.

Why You Should Work with a Professional Painter for Your Next Residential Project

It is that time of year, time to update the paint in your home. Not only do you want to do the interior of your home, but you also want to do the exterior of your home. This is going to be a big project that is best left to the professionals for many reasons.

  1. High-Quality Work Worth the Price

You might think it would be cheaper to do the work on your own, and this might be true to an extent. However, in the end, it will be well worth hiring a professional painter to do the work. Professional painters have all of the necessary equipment. Plus, professional painters have the skills to deliver high quality and consistent work. A team of professional painters know how to properly prep the walls, use only the best quality paint and use the right equipment to get the job done right the first time.

  1. Efficient and Quick

Of course, experienced painters know what they are doing and have the process down perfectly. This means they will get the job done efficiently and done promptly. Professional painters know what small details to pay attention to and know how to prep everything while still sticking to a timeline. If needed, professional painters will find the proper and additional resources to get the job done on time.

  1. Safe and Insured

Always work with a professional painter that is licensed and insured. These professional painters will correct any issues right away at no additional costs. Like the team at East Valley Painters, professional painters will get the job done correctly and ensure that you are satisfied. In addition to getting the job done right, they will also do it done safely, following all the codes that they need to make sure you are covered.

One of the best things about working with a professional painter is that they will listen to what you want! They will use their skills and expertise to turn your vision into reality. East Valley Painters has been serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years and are home to Arizona’s 10-year warranty. Get a free painting estimate today!

Why You Should Update Your Home’s Paint Before Selling

You might be thinking about selling your home, but you might want to consider updating the interior and exterior paint of your home before putting it on the market!

There are many upgrades and fixes that you will need to do across your home to increase the chances of a better sale. With freshly painted walls, the new buyer doesn’t have to worry about the renovation of the home after buying it, which might help you increase the sale price.

Important Rooms to Focus On 

Kitchen

The kitchen is a big selling point of any home. This is because many people spend a lot of time in their kitchen. Update your kitchen’s paint with bright and cool colors like a dark blue, light green, teal or even orange.

Living Room

The living room is used as a relaxing area so you want to consider painting the living room with cool shades. Since it is a calming atmosphere, think about using shades of grey and teal. You can also add a touch of bright yellow, red or orange.

Bathrooms

Just like the kitchen, the bathrooms are very important selling points. Attractive bathrooms are going to increase your chances of selling your home at the right price. Stick to paint colors like greens and blues since they go with many things and can easily decorate it. Plus, features like silver faucets will go well with these colors.

Reasons to Take the Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Paint

  • Adds value to your home
  • Creates better photos for a better listing price
  • Adds curb appeal
  • Shows that the home has been well maintained
  • Makes the home cleaner, so it is ready to move into
  • Saves the seller time

The exterior of your home is also important to upkeep since it does had value to your home and even to your neighborhood. Focus on fixing the entryways and around the doors. This way, your home is appealing as soon as someone pulls up and walks in.

Ready. Set. Paint.

Whether you’re planning on painting the exterior and interior of your home as a do-it-yourself project, or you’re going to have a professional do the work, considering your budget and time you plan to stay in the home will help you select your paint with confidence.

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.

A Simple Guide to Eco-Friendly Paints

If you are thinking of updating the interior or exterior paint of your home, you should consider using eco-friendly paints. Eco-friendly paints are less toxic than regular paints and offer great splatter resistance. And surprisingly, these paints are still affordable.

What Does Eco-Friendly Mean?

Eco-friendly products are products that do not contain chemicals that are harmful to our environment. You can find eco-friendly options in many products like cleaners and even paint. If you are looking to protect the environment, only use paints that are NOT full of harmful chemicals. That way, you can breathe in clean air while also preserving the environment.

Top toxic paint ingredients to be aware of:

  • VOC – Volatile Organic Compounds – these chemicals evaporate at room temperature and could cause many health issues. This is why you want to look for low or zero VOC paint options. Health issues that can be caused by the paint going through the process of releasing gases, which could take a couple of weeks, include: nausea, dizziness, eye irritation, heart damage, lung damage, kidney damage and even cancer. Unfortunately, paints with VOC can contaminate indoor and outdoor areas. In fact, two-thirds of the VOC emissions recorded in California have been found to be caused by paint!
  • Pigments – usually the color of paint contains chemical pigments that are toxic. Try to look for all natural pigments in natural paint.
  • Fungicides & Biocides – toxic fungicides are used to prevent mildew from growing. Biocides are used to preserve the paint and extend the shelf live. These types of chemicals can linger in the air up to 5 years after application and can impact both indoor and outdoor areas. Like all paint, paints with these chemicals should be disposed of properly as these chemicals have the chance of getting into groundwater.

Things to look for:

First, always read the ingredients in the paint you are looking to purchase! You will be able to find many eco-friendly options at Lowe’s & Home Depot. Check the label and look for low or no VOC, low biocides and use only natural paints with natural pigments.

Tip:

Latex paint has low biocide & VOC levels, making it a lot safer of an option than oil-based paints, especially for interior use!

 

We proudly use Sherwin Williams and other fine paints that offer eco-friendly options. We also use only the best tools and techniques for all residential and commercial jobs. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.

What to Expect When Updating the Paint on Your Home’s Exterior

When updating the exterior paint of your home, it isn’t a spur of the moment project. Whether you are doing it yourself or hiring a residential painter, you will need to do some planning and preparation. But if you are doing it yourself, you have more work in store for you. Here are some tips on how to plan it and how long you can expect the process to take.

Plan!

The first thing to do is decide on the paint color! Are you looking to give your home a fresh coat of the same color? Or do you want something new? Look into the latest trends and talk with experts to help you decide on the right color. And of course, use only the highest quality paints and tools. Once you decide the color, you will be able to have your paint and supplies ready to start the process.

Prep!

Once you are done planning the colors and have things ready, it is time to prep your home. Clean away any pollen, dirt, loose paint and extra debris with a pressure washer. This job should only take a few hours, but it will take about 1-2 days to dry. If you have wood siding, this will take longer to dry, more like around 3 days. To be on the safe side, always plan for a full day of prepping and about 1-2 days for drying.

Paint!

Now, it is time to start adding that paint! If you apply the paint right and carefully, it should only take about 2 to 3 days to dry. Remember to start your project early in the morning when it is cooler out, especially if you are painting during the summer months. Also, always look at weather conditions to make sure that you are in the clear to avoid any unwanted painting disasters from mother nature. It might take an additional half of a day to remove any tape and clean up the supplies.

From start to finish, you are looking at about 5 to 7 days to complete the project. Luckily, high quality paint is expected to last about 8 years, especially in the state of Arizona. We may see some dust storms from time to time, but we do not usually see severe weather that damages the home’s exterior.

 

If this sounds like too big of a project to do yourself, hire the best house painter Gilbert has to offer! Contact East Valley Painters for a free estimate!
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