The Impacts Weather Can Have on Exterior Painting

Yes, weather and exterior painting go hand in hand. It can be difficult to do a painting job in harsh weather conditions. So, what is the relationship between weather and exterior painting?

Luckily, we see over 300 days of sunshine here in the valley of the sun. We usually have the most perfect weather to get the job done. Yes, Phoenix does see extreme heat in the summer and get some crazy thunderstorms (we will discuss this below), but East Valley Painters is still able to get the job done in these conditions.

Rain

We do see a few rainy days across the valley, but how does this affect exterior painting? Obviously, we can’t paint when it is raining out. But how long after do we need to wait after the storm has cleared? It all depends on the surface and the shape it is in. Do you have stucco and Is it In good shape? A light rain should only impact the job for the day if that. Get lots of rain and have wood? We will need to wait almost 3 full days. Remember, the surface needs to be dry to do the job. If not, the paint can bubble, blister, or peel. A moisture meter can be used to determine if the surface is dry enough.

Monsoon

In Phoenix, the summer months bring us monsoons. This isn’t just rain, but also wind and dust storms. This is unusual around the country, but very common in Phoenix. They usually pop-up in the late afternoon and evening, but does this still impact your paint job?

At East Valley Painters, we like to start early so we are usually done by the time the storms move in. However, we still watch the radar so that we have plenty of time to clean-up before the thunderstorm approaches.

When your home is it with a dust storm, we will always spray off any dust or dirt before resuming the job.

Extreme Heat

It is not uncommon to see triple digits for 100 days out of the year in Phoenix. It can get really hot and yes it is hard on the workers, but with years of experience working in the sun, they know how to deal. We try to adjust our hours to work earlier in the day to get the job done, when it is cooler and have plenty of sunlight. But does the heat have any impact on the paint?

Yes, high temperatures can stop the paint from binding together properly, causing peels and cracks. This is why we like to start the job before it reaches the highest temperature of the day. Luckily, we don’t have much humidity here in Phoenix to impact the drying process. The gentle breezes we see often helps speed up the drying process up.

East Valley Painters

For the past 30 years, East Valley Painters has proudly served Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities. 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 to protect your paint from extreme weather conditions.

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.

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.

Tips for Communicating with Your Professional Painter

A new year is a great time for a new look for your home. Maybe you have decided that 2020 is the year to hire a professional painter to upgrade the interior and exterior of your home. Just remember that working with the right painter is key and communicating properly is needed for the process to go smooth!

 

Be Open About Your Expectations

You always want to make sure that you relay everything you want and what you expect from your painter. This means sitting down with them ahead of time and planning out the project. From the colors to the timeline, make sure that you are both on the same page. Which also means how you two should communicate. Do you prefer through email, through text or by a phone call? Also, discuss with your painter how much you want to be involved. Do you want them to check-in with you on every decision or just once a week? Once you speak with your painter about this, you can set a plan for the painting project!

 

Discuss Your Budget

One of the most important details to discuss is your budget. This is another thing to be completely honest and open about with your painter. How much are you wanting to spend on your painting project? Do you have any room to go over? Always discuss all of the details about your budget right away so that your painter will know what they are dealing with. Make sure to ALWAYS get estimates ahead of time so you know what to expect as well and let your painter know to alert you of any changes.

 

 

Supplies and Techniques

Don’t ever be afraid to ask questions! You should always feel comfortable asking your painter what type of supplies they are going to use. This means the type of paint and what type of brushes. In addition, ask them what techniques they use. You want to know about the process they are using, especially if it is going to impact your daily life by having to have certain areas of your home closed off for some time. This is why it is so important to always choose the right painter, one that has plenty of experience, is easy to work with, is always reliable and will produce high-quality work. 

 

Working with East Valley Painters

We are here if have any 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 for the Holidays: Tips to Repairing Chipped Paint

The holidays are a time for parties and fun with friends and family. Are you thinking of hosting the holidays this year? You will need to make sure that your walls are in tip-top shape for the festivities!

Yes, the holidays are quickly approaching! If you want, you can always leave repairing chipped walls to the professionals at East Valley Painters. Or you can tackle the job yourself with these helpful tips.

Why Does Paint Chip?

Well, there are a few reasons the paint on your walls may chip. Most of the time it is because of moving furniture or something scraping up against the wall. But, it could start to peel away on its own if the paint wasn’t applied properly. Also, temperature variations can also cause the paint to pull away from the wall, leaving your wall easier to chip!

Fixing Chipped Walls

Of course, repairing the paint on your walls needs to be done properly. First, always remove any old paint that is chipped or bubbled. This will leave you with a nice, flat surface. Just remember to not dig too far into the wall.

Next, you need to repair the hole. Spackle words best to repair damaged walls. Use a putty knife to spread evenly and cover the hole. Make sure to always let it dry completely!

Then, you can gently sand it so that it is smooth and flat like the rest of the wall. It is now time to paint! You can use a primer if you would like as it helps the paint stick to the wall. Once that is dried completely, apply a coat of paint to match the rest of the wall.

Once it is completely dry, your walls will be ready for those festive celebrations!

Extra Tip: If you have NO time to repair those chipped walls, try to cover them with holiday decorations! Then call East Valley Painters after your party to get your walls back to perfect!

If you’d rather leave this one to the pros, or have questions about warranties or other upcoming painting projects, 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.

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!

Tips When Painting Your Walls Dark Colors

Are you wanting to update the paint in your home and want to go bold with dark colors? It might be a scary idea, but it can be done. Dark walls can give off a classy and elegant look, if done the right way!

Pay Attention to Details

Just like with any paint job, the details are important. Imperfections are going to show more when using dark colors, so the job must be impeccable. Ridges caused by drywall tape, nail holes and every other little bump is going to show up. For the best results, start with a smooth surface, meaning you need to texturize. We will give you hints on how to properly do this later on.

Fingerprints and scuff marks are going to show easily after you paint the walls as well. This is why painting a room a dark color can be a challenge, so choose a room that is less likely going to have fingerprints and scuff marks. A nice living room, home office or an adult bedroom is a good place to have dark walls because these rooms require less cleaning and maintenance. Keep in mind that dark walls are going to make a room look smaller, so paint rooms that you want to appear to be cozier and more intimate.

Choose the Right Color

Be smart when it comes to choosing the right color. It is hard work to paint your walls a dark color, so make sure you pick a color that you won’t get tired of and will like for a while. This is why you never want to go too extreme and become overwhelmed. Also, extremely dark colors can take away from the details in the room. You might want to experiment first and test out different colors until you find the ideal one. This doesn’t mean you have to paint the whole wall. Paint a small area and test out shades before making the big commitment.

Prepping Your Walls

Once you find the right room and the right color, it is time to prep the walls! This is where you are going to add texture to hide defects. You can either buy your own supplies to do this job yourself or you can hire a professional painting company like East Valley Painters to ensure the job is done right.

If you are going to do the job yourself, remember to texturize your walls and then prime them. Before starting this, make sure to tape off areas that you aren’t going to paint for a smooth finish. Remember to use more than one coat of paint. With dark colors, you may even need up to 3 coats, but a high quality paint will limit the amount of coats you need. Always make sure that you are spreading out the paint evenly and use a small paint brush to fill in the areas around the tape.

Helpful Tip: If you are going to be painting a room with a low ceiling, paint the trim the same colors to add depth and make the walls appear taller.

 

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 Importance of Color Consistency When Painting

When painting the walls and ceilings of your home or business, you want to make sure that the color is consistent. The professionals can do it, so it isn’t impossible for you to do it too! If you are going to be tackling the task of painting yourself, here are some pro tips to ensure a beautiful result and consistent paint job!

Be Prepared!

Once you decide on the color you are going to use, make sure you buy enough paint. It is best to overestimate since it is ok to have extra on hand for any touchups. Of course, you also have to make sure you have the right tools for the job. A 5 gallon bucket is going to be very useful to mix up the paint so that the color is more consistent. You can pour any extra paint back into the can and properly store for later if needed. You will also need a tray, roller and paint brush.

Paint Like the Pros

It is actually quite simple to ensure a consistent paint job, you just need to pay attention to the details! For a consistent paint job, you need to be consistent with your technique. A roller and tray is going to save you a lot of time when painting bigger areas. First, paint the edges with a paint brush, then use a roller to blend and smooth the paint. Just make sure you are doing this while the paint is still wet. Remember to always wash the rollers when changing paint colors!

When painting, make sure to paint the strokes down to the floor and apply the same amount of pressure with each stroke. If you add an extra layer of paint, make sure you are adding the same number of layers all over the wall or ceiling. Make sure that paint dries completely then apply another layer.

Working with the Professionals

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.

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.

Updating the Paint Without Impacting Your Business

There is going to be a time when your business may need to update the exterior or interior paint. Of course, you always want your business to look its best, so renovations are going to be expected every few years. So, how do you update the paint without having to close your business? Luckily, there are ways to do this without disrupting your operations!

Set-up Areas

Always make sure to set-up designated areas that are closed off for painting. This means roping off the areas that you are working on, so only work on one area at a time. This will help direct traffic and keep customers safe as well as keeping the area clean and avoiding any chaos, especially near the entrance.

Notify Your Customers

Before and during your renovation, always notify your customers! Do this by posting flyers and sending out emails. Make sure you give plenty of notice and let customers know how long you anticipate the renovation to last. Also, explain what they can expect and how this renovation will better the business. This should hopefully minimize any angry customers.

Work Around Your Hours

Be smart when it comes to working on your renovations. Take advantage of your slow times and try to do most of the work outside of regular business hours. This way, painting either the interior or exterior of your business will not impact employees doing their job or your customers. Painting can produce strong fumes, which can be an issues. In addition to these fumes, the noise and burden of all the equipment can get in the way.

Be Ready for Complaints

Even if you do everything right, there is going to be customers who will complain no matter. Be prepared for this and handle these complaints head on. Just be honest with your customers and apologize to them. Also, ensure that the new paint project will make things better. Let them know that their input is valuable and always take the time to listen.

Working with a Professional

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.

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