How Often You Should Update The Paint On Your Interior Walls
Freshly painted interior walls add more than just value to your home
We paint the interior walls of our home to not only add value but create an appealing and up-to-date look. But after some time passes, the paint can get worn and fade. How often should you take the time and effort to update the paint on your interior walls?
Prepping Your Business For a Paint Job
Tips and Tricks to get your business ready for a fresh paint job.
When it comes to your business making a first impression, appearance is everything. And it starts with your business’ paint job. If it is time to freshen up the paint on the interior walls of your business, we’ve put together a few things for you to keep in mind. In hopes of making the task less daunting and much more rewarding.
First Things First
Before you dig into any action physical labor, there are a few technical details to get squared away first.
Create a List
The best way to be prepared and organized for any project is to start with a list. A list that includes all the painting work that needs to be done and which areas you want to focus on most. Include notes like what you did or didn’t like about the previous paint job and how much you can spend on the project.
Look for Estimates
When you start shopping around for a professional painter, make sure to always get an estimate. At East Valley Painters, we always provide free estimates. After settling on the perfect company for the job, get on the schedule, so you are able to find the time that is right for both parties.
Put Together Your Color Palette
Many professional painting companies provide consulting services to help clients choose the right colors and type of paint for each project, be it residential or commercial. During the planning process, you might want to make a reference list. This list might include all of the walls and areas that need to be painted.
Time to Work
Once you have completed some needed office work, it is time to put in some physical labor before the painters make their way in.
Get Repairs Done Before Painters Come
If any areas of paint have failed beyond regular cleaning, scrapping, and hand sanding, ask the painter if any work must be done beforehand. In specific situations, such as extensive structural damage or rotten complex decorative fascia boards, hiring third-party contractors may be necessary to have proper repairs done. Most painting companies will have a list of references for you.
Discuss Health and Safety Issues
All professional painting companies have strict safety guidelines and procedures. The company representative will gladly provide details about licenses, insurance policies, warranties, training programs, and painting products. Most painting projects will require buildings to be cleared during painting hours. It will not be cohesive for your employees or the painters to share space during the process. This is why planning and prepping ahead of time is crucial
Ensure Interior and Exterior are Ready
Preparing your surroundings for exterior painting will speed up the entire project. A few things you can do before professional painters arrive on-site include trimming the back landscaping. Next, ensure that water fixtures are in good working condition if any power washing is required. Also, check exterior electrical power outlets, which may be needed for power tools, and designate a particular area where the painters can leave their tools and materials.
Although painters usually remove all the furniture and equipment in the painting area, you should take care of small and fragile items, such as electronic devices, pictures, and glassware, to prevent any damage. Additionally, make sure that all windows can be opened easily. Make sure there’s a clear and accessible path to the area and walls for you and the painters. It’s also always a brilliant idea to cover up any items in the nearby area as a precaution.
Is Your Business in Need of a Painting Upgrade? East Valley Painters Can Help!
Ready to upgrade the interior or exterior paint of your business? 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 2023 Interior Paint Color Trends
Color specialists and leading industry experts picked the top colors for your home’s interior in 2023.
From your basic neutrals to various shades of greens and even bright shades of berries, 2023 is the year to explore different paint options for the interior of your home.
We will cover some of the top paint brand’s colors of the year for the new year, along with some of the most anticipated paint colors for 2023. So, if you are looking to transform the walls inside your home, this upcoming year just might be the ideal time to do so.
Dulux’s Color of the Year & Various Shades of Greens
We mentioned in last month’s blog that 2023 is all about shades of green. Using green paint colors is a way of bringing nature into your home. From earthy forest greens to golden sage greens, there is a shade for every room in your home.
The UK’s leading paint brand, Dulux, is taking the color green to the next level in 2023. Their color, Wild Wonder, has been named the company’s Color of the Year. The shade is a yellowish green, a positive color that we like to classify as a golden sage green.
Some other popular greens to keep your eye on in the new year include Farrow & Ball’s Whirlybird and Beverly. Beverly is a forest green and one of the brand’s most iconic and beloved colors. Whirlybird is described as an “energizing pale green,” which pairs well on kitchen and bathroom walls.
Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year & Shades of Berries
Green isn’t the only color looking to get attention in the new year. Get used to seeing shades of berries around homes in 2023.
The popular brand, Benjamin Moore, named Raspberry Blush as its 2023 Color of the year. Just as the name implies, the shade is a bright electric coral color that is expressive and powerful. This is one of many deep and saturated berry colors that is looking to take 2023 by storm.
If you are looking to add some color to the rooms in your home, think about adding an optimistic color by painting an accent wall a bright shade of orange or pink.
Some other trendy berry colors to consider include Behr’s King Salmon. This shade is not as dramatic as some of the others, but is more of a soft, bright peach. If you are looking for something more dark, Albany’s Spice Boat is a rich reddish maroon shade.
Behr’s Color of the Year & Neutral Shades
Of course, neutral shades seem to be the one group of colors that you can always rely on using, year after year.
Behr’s Blank Canvas is the brand’s top selling color and is also their 2023 color of the year. The warm white shade promotes a calming feeling and restores balance. But there are plenty of other neutral shades to choose from if you are looking for something on the darker side.
For example, Graham & Browns’ 2023 Color of the Year is their color, Alizann. This is more of a deep auburn brown. When it comes to neutrals, you can never go wrong with choosing any shade from a light white or gray to a dark beige or brown. It could possibly be the one paint trend that may never go out of style.
Get a Free Estimate from East Valle Painters
Ready to add these colors to your home’s interior? 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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Top Paint Colors For Fall 2022
The right color can add a touch of fall to your home
Fall 2022 is almost upon us and if you are thinking of adding fall colors to your home, we have the perfect colors to represent fall that would be ideal to paint the walls in your home. These colors not only represent fall perfectly but also go with all of that fall décor as well as match décor year-round.
Fall colors are serene and make you think of those cozy flannels and crisp fall leaves. So grab that pumpkin spice and check out these delicate greens and earthy tones.
How Paint Colors Impact a Home’s Value
Choosing your home’s interior paint colors is important for homeowners
It isn’t uncommon for people to always be looking to improve their home while also improving its value. Both of these things can be accomplished by simply updating the home’s interior paint.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.