Top Colors To Paint Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is your sanctuary and you want it to be a peaceful and relaxing place. We have the top colors to paint your bedroom to make it the perfect spot you can enjoy!


From light blues to bright blues, any blue is the perfect color to express yourself. If you really want to add color to your walls, think about painting them a shade of turquoise, which pairs well with mosaics and metal décor.

If you do go with bright blues, add a hint of white to the room, making the walls look even more dramatic. Lighter shades of blues can be paired with more colorful décor.


It is fun to paint your room in dramatic colors such as purples. There are all types of shades or purples you can choose from, such as elegant hues like lavender or deep purples like eggplant.

Any shade of purple walls can be easy to decorate. Lighter purples look stunning with gray accents and deep regal purples pair well with gold accents.


Bright colors like yellows can be scary to us on your walls, but they are actually inviting colors for your bedroom. Plus, colors like yellow are a great way to add personality to your room.

From lighter shades of yellow to brighter shades, all yellows seem to go well with patterned black and white bedding like a damask pattern. In fact, painting your walls yellow can leave a luxurious look if done right.


Using grays to paint your bedroom walls is a little less dramatic, but it is more exciting than white. Like Sherwin Williams’ August color of the month, Eider White. This gray is the perfect shade to decorate with.

Gray colors are gorgeous and fresh, plus they pair well with any type of style. Your décor can be what adds extra flair to your room. So, use gray walls with dramatic décor to balance out the room.

If you’d rather leave this one to the pros, we can help you find the perfect bedroom color. Or even 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. 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.

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!

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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.

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.

The Difference in Interior Paint Jobs and Exterior Paint Jobs

Thinking about a complete remodel of your home? You might want to start by upgrading the paint your home’s interior and exterior paint. But you have to be prepared for both of those projects in different ways. Of course, you can always leave the chore up to the professionals at East Valley Painters!

Interior Painting

Interior painting can be done at any time of year and during any type of weather. When it comes to interior painting projects, the first thing to consider is the products you are using. You will need the right paint and basic painting tools to get the job done.

When it comes to the paint to use, make sure to purchase paint that is formulated for indoors specifically. This paint is formulated to resist scrapes, scuffs, and scrubbing. Plus, the rigid paint is perfect for interior paint. Indoor paints also use less unhealthy solvents, meaning fewer gasses evaporate into the home. Also, the resins are less prone to damage.

One of the great things about interior paint is that there are endless color options. So, you could paint each room a different color if you want to! And, you only need simple painting tools such as brushes, tape, and small ladders to get the job done.

Painting the interior of your home can cause disruptions in your daily life since you need to close off the room you are painting. However, keep in mind that interior painting can be done quickly and Can be done often, usually at an affordable price.

Exterior Painting

Exterior painting is a little bit of a bigger project. You will need special equipment and it is usually best if you leave this job up to the pros.

Weather does play a role since exterior painting needs to be done when it is dry out. It can take several days to get the job done since the coats need to dry before adding another layer. Luckily in Arizona, we see over 300 days of sunshine, so it can usually be done at any time of year.

Exterior paint is formulated for long-term flexibility and it will expand or contract with hot or cold weather. Additives are also added to the paint to resist fading from the sun and any moisture. There are fewer color options when it comes to exterior painting, but you should be able to find a color you like easily.

Since exterior painting needs to cover large areas, tall ladders and special painting equipment is needed. Which is why a professional painter should do it.

Using a Professional Painter

Professional painters have the right equipment and know all of the tricks to get the job done right. They also have access to the best products and can give helpful advice.

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.

Prolong the Longevity of Exterior Paint Jobs By Using Protective Coatings

Houses can get hit with extreme elements like high temperatures, strong winds and other harsh weather conditions. Especially in Arizona where we see plenty of sunshine and dust storms, the exterior paint of your home can easily get damaged and making it difficult to do constant paint touch-ups. Luckily, you can provide protection to your paint job with specialized protective coatings.

Variety of Options

Just like with any paint, you will have a variety of options to choose from when it comes to protective coatings like gloss, matte and semi-matte. These protective coatings are ideal for your roof and other spots that they see direct sunlight. There are even protective coatings that come with protective thermal properties, which is great for any home’s exterior. Ceramic coating is a durable, long-lasting option that helps your paint from chipping away and from fading. Since Arizona sees lots of sunshine and high winds, the weather can severely impact the exterior paint of your home. Homes that are painted with basic latex and acrylic paints usually need to be repaired every 3 to 7 years. When using exterior protective coatings, your home’s exterior paint can last over 10 years.

Quality of Protective Coatings

You get what you pay for and this couldn’t be any more true when it comes to paint, especially protective coatings. High quality paint and services can get expensive upfront, but you will be pleased with the finished product and it will actually save you money along with time in the end. The need of maintaining and reapplying poorly done exterior paint jobs will add up and using high-quality products and protective coatings is a great investment for your home. 

Let the Experts Do It!

Leave it to the professionals at East Valley Painters to apply protective coatings. Our team of painters will ensure that the job is done right and has the experience applying not just exterior paint, but also exterior protective paint coatings. East Valley Painters has been proudly serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.

The Benefits of Using Paint Over Wallpaper

Even though wallpaper might be making a comeback, there are many benefits to using paint to decorate your wall. The new year often brings new changes, especially to the interior of your home. When making these changes make sure that you are picking the right option for you. Remember, it can be easy to update your interior and add flare to your home with wallpaper or a fresh coat of paint.

Wallpaper? Paint? Or Both?

Of course you want to be creative when you are adding to your home’s walls and when it comes to choosing wallpaper or paint, location does matter. Are you looking to be daring? You will have more options with wallpaper. Fun prints and bold colors work well in rooms like bathrooms. Or you can even just do one wall with a special pattern, this is easily done with wallpaper. If you are looking for just a bold color on a wall, it might be better to use paint. Keep in mind, modern wallpaper is not always the most durable. Rooms with high humidity like kitchens and bathrooms with showers could cause damage easily to wallpaper, causing it to peel away. Also, a room with a lot of windows where sunshine comes through will fade the wallpaper. This is where paint is more beneficial as it will usually give you a lasting and flawless finish for many years.

Personalizing Your Wall

Adding a trendy wall to your room always adds a nice touch. Painting the wall a different color will give options with a number of different shades available. If you are looking for a fun design, wallpapers will add some fun patterns. You can even use wallpaper as a border with a painted wall. Wallpaper is more affordable, but in the long run, it can be easily damaged and can look really tacky if not done right. When it comes to paint though, you can mix the colors to get the right shade you are looking for. This gives you endless options, where you cannot get as customizable with wallpaper.

Things to Remember

Even though paint is more durable than wallpaper, it still isn’t always as durable as you may think. Paint can chip away, but luckily, it is easier to repair than wallpaper. When it comes to something that is waterproof, paint is the best option as high humidity will impact wallpaper. Both paint and wallpaper are easy to clean, so they are good if you have pets and kids since they can easily be wiped down so your walls are always looking their best. It depends on if you are doing it yourself or hiring a professional, but painting your wall can be pretty affordable. Of course, you are going to get what you pay for, so hiring a professional to get your paint job done will give you the best looking option. Wallpaper might be the cheapest option, but consider spending more for higher quality work. It depends on if you are looking to stick to a low budget or spend a little more for longer durability.

Are you looking to update the interior paint in your home? East Valley Painters specializes in residential painting serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years. Contact us today for a free estimate!

Painting Your Home & Preserving Paint During the Winter

Luckily, we don’t see harsh winters here in Arizona, especially in the valley of the sun. But you still want to be prepared for frozen temperatures if you plan on painting or storing your paint during the winter months, as there are times when the temperatures do dip below freezing overnight in the valley.

Painting During the Cold Months

We usually see pretty nice temperatures throughout the winter months, but you want to make sure you are painting your home during the spring and fall, when you are guaranteed nice temperatures, just in case a cold spell comes through. You can always hire our experienced painters at East Valley Painters to get the job done, but if you decide to do it yourself, make sure you know what you are doing. Some paints can be really thick when it is cold out, needing excessive thinning. Fortunately, there are special additives that can be added to your paint to help apply the thick paint easier in the colder temperatures. Keep in mind that latex paint can freeze easily, so it will need to be thawed. But if it goes through many cycles of being thawed, it could cause the paint to be lumpy, making the paint unusable.

Obviously, cold weather causes slower dry time. You might need to wait longer than usual to add multiple coats. Latex paint will take about 6 hours to dry in the cold weather, but some paints can take up to 48 hours. Make sure to pay attention to the ingredients and read the labels for more direction. Colder weather can also cause cracking or the paint to bubble. You can always apply extra coats to conceal, but remember, this will take you more time! There are special paints that are made for the cold weather along with special rollers and brushes to handle the thick paint. Check your local paint store for these options.

Storing Paint

After your paint job is done and you have leftover paint, you need to store it smartly so it doesn’t go to waste. It is wise not to store your paint in the garage as it could easily freeze when the temperatures dip below freezing overnight. Try to store in a closet at room temperature. Oil-based paint is usually not an issue as it usually doesn’t freeze easily, but it is still better to store in room temperature. You also don’t want to store your paint in damaged containers. Always store paints in a 100 percent vacuum sealed jar or container. You can always find these at your local paint store or hardware store if the original container gets damaged.

The winter months are almost upon us, but it isn’t too late to update the exterior paint of your home. 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.

How Often Should I Update the Exterior Paint on My Home?

It is a question many of us dread to ask, when is it time to update my home’s exterior paint? It isn’t a black and white. There are actually several factors to consider.

Everyone wants a home that is up to date and a nice paint job shows a well-maintained home. First, always design a plan and make sure that a routine paint job is your budget before taking the plunge and making the commitment to repaint.

Did you know that different material requires different time frames?

If your home has wood siding, aluminum siding or stucco, try to update the paint about every 5 years.

If your home has cement fiberboard siding or painted brick, try to update the paint about every 15 years. Unpainted brick just needs to be cleaned regularly.

Factors that can impact your exterior paint


The climate of the area you are living in impacts the durability of the paint. For example, living near the coast will cause paint to be updated more frequently because of the sand and sun damage along with the constant salty air. Ultraviolet rays from the sun can degrade the chemical compounds in the paint. This is why the quality of the paint you use is also important and plays a role in the durability of your exterior’s paint.

Different Paint Types

Darker paints will lighten quickly, especially if they are oil based.

Fortunately, the more updated paint options are acrylic latex and happens to be more durable against all of mother nature’s elements. This paint will less likely blister, crack or even harden over the years.

Glossy and semi-glossy paints are also durable, but they might expose flaws more easily.

Not only is the quality of your paint important, but so is the quality of the painter and supplies used. Instead of stressing about doing the work yourself, it is a good investment to hire a residential painter to get the job done for you!

Signs you may need to update your home’s exterior paint

  • Any paint damage that includes paint that is faded, peeling, chalking or blistering.



Ready to update your home’s exterior paint? East Valley Painter’s is your premier residential painter that can provide you with a free estimate!


How Arizona’s Monsoon Affects Your Exterior Paint

Don’t let the Arizona’s monsoon stop you from improving your home’s exterior paint!

Summers in Arizona brings crazy thunderstorms full of wind, hail and rain. It is usually referred to as Arizona’s Monsoon. It starts June 15th and ends September 30th, but peaks in July and August. Since we are right in the middle of Arizona’s Monsoon, it is the time that these storms can cause damage to your exterior paint and become a big more

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