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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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.

East Valley Painters

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.

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.

Preparing Your Painting Projects for Monsoons

If you plan on renovating the exterior of your home and updating the paint this summer, make sure you know what to do if a storm is heading your way!

Tis the season for monsoons…and here are some helpful tips to keep you painting your home’s exterior even during this summer’s storm season.

Pay Attention to Weather Patterns

We are pretty lucky in Arizona as we usually have plenty of sunshine which doesn’t impact exterior painting. But during the summer months, we do see an increase in storms.

Look at the weather forecast and always be in constant contact with your painting company during a project.

Since we see triple digits during the summer, it is best to always start your painting project early, so you are done before the heat hits. This is all beneficial because storms usually hit later in the day as well, so you will be missing those monsoon storms.

When checking the weather, look at the dew point. Avoid exterior painting in Arizona if the surface temperature is NOT at least 5 degrees higher than the dew point. The surface area of what you are painting needs to be dry and clean to avoid any water spots to form, especially when using darker paint colors. Remember, the paint will only adhere to dry surface.

Dust, Rain, & Wind

Dust, rain, and wind can all wreak havoc on your home, especially in the middle of an exterior painting project.

Clean down your house from any dust that might have it the night, but remember that your home needs to be dry before painting. At least it shouldn’t take too long in this heat.

If excessive wind and haboobs (dust storm) are in the forecast, you might want to put the project on hold because wind can cause the paint to dry too quickly and dust particles could impact the finish.

Lots of moisture weakens the adhesion of the paint, causing it to peel off easily. Color discoloration can also occur if water is present. And rain can wash away paint that is still drying, reducing the life of the paint and causing a streaky appearance.

There are limitations to exterior paint application in rainy weather. We don’t see rain that often here in the desert, so it is best to just hold off on your project until the storm passes. Since the surface needs to be completely dry before painting, keep in mind that sections hidden from the sun will take longer to dry.

Quality Paint

Good quality paint is key. Acrylic and latex paint are water-based paint and are best to use on the exterior of your home. These types of paints also don’t trap moisture beneath the paint. This will lead to less of a chance of the paint cracking and peeling.

Working with the Professionals at 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.

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.

When is it the Right Time to Update the Interior Paint of Your Home

You might be thinking it is time to upgrade your walls with some fresh paint. There are two options…tackle the task yourself or hire the professionals at East Valley Painters to get the job done!

Either way…how do you really know it is time to update your home’s interior walls?

Time

Nothing lasts forever. In reality, you will most likely need to update the paint on your walls at least every 10 years. It really will depend on the room and how much traffic it gets. Some rooms are more popular than others such as the bathroom, whereas other rooms could get dirty easily, like the kitchen. Those rooms might need to be updated every 5 years.

The Paint

The biggest sign that you need to update your walls’ paint is the paint itself! Is the current paint job fading? This usually happens with darker colors and walls that are exposed to the sunlight. Or maybe there is noticeable wear and tear on your accent wall.

Low-quality paint also plays a factor. This type of paint will cause cracking or flaking, especially in extreme temperatures. Pretty much anytime your paint is damaged, it should be repaired or repainted as soon as possible.

Just Need a Change

Maybe you want to repaint your walls because you need a change! Updating your walls’ paint is a quick and easy way to remodel a room, even if it is just painting an accent wall.

 

If you decide to change the style and décor in your home, you will want to keep up with the look with a fresh coat of paint. There are times when you just want a new color on your walls.

Selling Your Home

Of course, if you are selling your home, you will most definitely want to update the walls in your home to make it more valuable. The benefits of doing this are well worth it. A freshly painted home is more presentable and will attract more people. Which means you will be able to sell your home quicker.

Hire a Professional

It isn’t always easy repainting the walls in your home. It takes time, the right supplies, high-quality paint, and more importantly…patience. Sometimes it is best to leave it up to the pros.

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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