7 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Colors for Your Dallas Kitchen

 

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A beautiful kitchen is inviting.

 

The kitchen is the heart of the home.

Sure, it’s where your family gathers together each day to cook and eat, but it’s also where you gather around the table to play games, complete homework assignments and hold long, in-depth conversations.

When you paint your kitchen, you want it to be something special, a place that will make you delighted to come home. Do you want to be sure that you’re choosing the perfect color scheme? Follow these seven steps to create the kitchen of your dreams.

 

Decide on Your Kitchen Color Palette

The best way to do this is to visit a home improvement store and select the paint chips that most appeal to you; then bring them home. These paint chips have colors that already go smoothly together, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not the colors you love will match when they’re in your kitchen.

 

Choose Colors You Love

Your kitchen should make you happy every time you walk into it. Track trends, explore the most popular colors and examine your options, but ultimately, make a choice that will make you happy. Keep in mind that popular colors will be easier to find, especially if you’re looking for accessories and accents, but there are plenty of classic options that will last for a lifetime.

 

Consider the Big Picture

 

Your kitchen isn’t just about paint color. You’ll also have cabinet colors, countertops, the backsplash and the flooring to take into consideration. If you aren’t planning to replace or repaint cabinets, countertops and flooring, you’ll need to take the existing colors into consideration. If you are planning to replace, you need to tie together all the colors so that they’ll work for your kitchen.

 

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Begin with the Cabinets

If you’re replacing or repainting the cabinets in your kitchen, this is the place to start. Your cabinets are often the focal point of the kitchen. They cover more of the wall space than what’s left open for paint, so you’ll want to choose your cabinets carefully.

Then, examine the undertones of the wood to choose a color that goes well with your cabinets. Some woods lend themselves to warm colors, while others belong to a cooler color family. White cabinets are very pretty, but they do show dirt quickly in a busy kitchen. Make sure you choose your colors with long-term care in mind.

 

Keep Countertops Neutral

Your kitchen counters are one of the biggest surfaces in your kitchen, which means that color is the first thing many people see when they walk into the room. Choose neutral colors to help the paint and backsplash colors stand out. This will also allow you to extend the life of your counters even if you redecorate or repaint your kitchen later on.

 

Let Your Creativity Flow with Backsplashes & Paint Color

While cabinets and counters tend to be fairly basic designs, but your paint color and your backsplash are the areas where you can really get creative. Paint colors in bright choices can make you smile every time you walk into the room, while your backsplash can be as unique and creative as you are.

The options available are extensive on glass tile websites like Glass Tile Oasis. Because appliances and cabinets will mostly cover your walls, with only borders of your paint color showing throughout much of the room, you can use a brighter color than you would in a room where the color would take over the whole room. Also, consider the benefit of an accent wall, which will allow you to use a favorite paint color without it taking over the entire room.

 

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Consider the Lighting

Once you’ve chosen the color palette that you think will work best for you, bring the paint chips into the room where it will be used to make your final decision. Changes in lighting can make a big difference in the way the color is perceived.

Because of that, you want to make sure that you look at the paint chips at several times throughout the day. A color that is bright and cheerful in the natural light streaming through the windows at noon, for example, might seem dim and grim when it only has an artificial lighting source later in the evening. Even better, pick up a sample can of paint and paint a small portion of the wall so that you can see exactly how the color will behave in your room.

 

Wrapping it up.

Painting your kitchen can change your entire view of your house. Whether you’re considering a full renovation or just freshening up the paint, adding a fresh splash of color will improve your home and add to its appeal.

 

 

 

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One of the toughest and most durable finishes that you can apply to a garage floor today is an epoxy coating.

Not only does it protect your garage floor, it can instantly transform your boring or ugly cement into a professional looking floor of beauty and function.

Since the garage is fast becoming more than just a place where you park the car, the benefits of garage floor epoxy have quickly made it one of the top choices for garage flooring today.

 

Used for both residential and commercial applications, epoxy will give your garage or shop floor that showroom shine that says “look at me”!

Depending on which application you choose, you can select from a variety of understated solid colors and hues, to custom colors and blends of color flakes that match your style or even your favorite sports team.

 

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So let’s examine briefly what an epoxy coating really is, what the benefits are for you, learn how it’s applied, and some of the costs involved.

 

WHAT IS GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY?

We’ll start by ending some confusion about epoxy right now. An epoxy garage floor coating is not paint.

Paint for garage floors is a latex acrylic product. Some paints will have a small percentage of epoxy added to the mix to make it more durable than standard paint, but it is still paint. These are known as epoxy paints or 1-part epoxy paint.

 

Epoxy is an actual thermosetting resin that is applied as a coating. It is formed when you mix one part epoxide resin with one part polyamine hardener. The hardener acts as a catalyst and is what gives epoxy its strength.

 

Unlike paint that has to dry, epoxy actually cures.

When the two parts are mixed, a chemical reaction is started which creates an exothermic curing process. This curing process produces polymer structures that are closely cross-linked giving epoxy its superior strength and durability. The end result is a coating that is much thicker than paint and bonds tenaciously to a properly prepared surface.

 

BENEFITS OF A GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY COATING

  • Durable
  • Repairs/Fixes Surface Imperfections
  • Easy to Clean
  • Doesn’t Soak up Fluids

So, what makes an epoxy coating one of the best finishes for your garage floor? Besides looking nice, the hardened and thick application that you get from epoxy creates a coating that is very durable and resilient to impacts, chipping, chemicals, stains, and surface abrasion. You don’t have to panic about damaging the floor if you drop a wrench or a bicycle falls over.

The thicker coating also does a great job of covering over minor imperfections such as small spider cracks and flaws in the concrete. Because epoxy is a topical sealer, it is also anti-dusting.

Much of the dust in a garage is created from the powder that a cement floor can shed. Normal traffic on bare concrete can kick up this dusty powder that has a tendency of collecting on cars, tool benches, and storage items, as well as being tracked into the house.

 

As a topical coating it is also naturally moisture resistant. This is a great benefit for people who live in wet climates. It makes for easy cleaning of icy brines and road salts that can collect on the floor during the winter. Just a little mild soap and water is all it takes. Dust and debris can be collected with a dust mop or soft broom when the floor is dry.

 

Depending on whether you added colored acrylic flakes to the floor and the type of topcoat used, some surfaces can be slippery when wet. For people who live in drier climates this usually isn’t an issue. If you want some extra grip however, you can add slip resistant aggregate to the final coat that will create a non-skid surface.

 

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Epoxy coatings receive high reviews from the home mechanics and hobbyists as well.

Since it is both chemical and stain resistant, oil, brake fluids, anti-freeze, gasoline, and other caustic car chemicals can easily be wiped up without worry – even if it sits for a while. Rolling tool boxes, jacks, and jack stands will not damage the floor either.

It also brightens up the garage environment because it is very light reflective depending on what type of finish you choose.

 

Drawbacks of Epoxy Garage Floors

As tough as this type of garage floor covering is, it’s not resistant to everything however. Welding is hard on epoxy because it can create burn marks from the hot slag that falls on it. It’s also not a good choice for garage floors that have moisture issues. The rate of moisture vapor transmission from underneath the slab can cause epoxy to delaminate if it is too high.

 

A common question that pops up about epoxy garage floors is hot tire pick up. This is caused when the hot tires from your car can soften lessor quality coatings. The tires then cool down and contract after driving which causes the tire tread to literally grab and pull at the surface of the still soft coating. This process will actually cause the epoxy to delaminate as the tire pulls it up off the floor.

 

Hot tire pick-up is a problem that is associated more with the lesser quality products such as store-bought epoxy paint kits.

These are usually water-based coatings that are 50% solids at best and only 3 mils thick, as compared to 100% solids epoxy that is 10 mils or more thick. These thicker coating are generally found in quality commercial grade product or professionally installed coatings.

 

Because the thicker, multiple coat epoxy floors wear so well, warranties of up to 15 years or more for installation by professional installers is becoming common.

Many manufacturers of 100% solids epoxy warranty the product against defects for the life of the floor.

 

 

 

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HOW GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY IS APPLIED

Epoxy garage floors require good floor preparation which is critical for a successful coating. This usually involves some form of either floor grinding, shot blasting or acid etching of the floor to profile the concrete for the epoxy. It’s very critical that it is done right or the epoxy coating will not adhere properly. Patching or repairing any cracks or other damage to the concrete before the epoxy is applied is required as well.

 

Quality epoxy floor systems usually involve multiple coats to insure a very tough and resistant coating that will last for years. Many times, this will involve an epoxy primer which is applied first.

 

The primer is what binds to the concrete to provide adhesion for the subsequent layers and provide for a higher build. Some primers will also act as a moisture barrier for those cement floors that are somewhat susceptible to moisture vapor that moves up from the soil through the concrete to the surface.

 

The next coat is the color coat or base coat. This may sometimes be applied without primer depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. This coat will also receive the application of colored acrylic paint chips to add density and texture if so desired. The final coat is the clear top coat. This is what gives the finish that glossy look and depth that these floors are known for.

 

One option would be a system that includes a polyurethane top coat. Epoxy will yellow or amber, as the industry calls it, when exposed to sunlight over a period of time. Polyurethane is a two-part polymer that hardens just like epoxy and is used as a sealer and protectant. When used in the color coat and top coat with epoxy, it will resist the yellowing effect that happens when exposed to sun.

 

 

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GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY COSTS

The least expensive method to achieve a quality coating is to apply the garage floor epoxy yourself. This isn’t too difficult for the ambitious “do it yourself” person. A quality single coat 100% solids epoxy kit that will cover a standard 2-car garage can be purchased for less than $300. This doesn’t include any expense for floor prep or additional tools however. Expect to pay approximately $200 more if you want to add a clear top coat.

 

A professional installation generally starts around $3.50 a square foot depending on the competition and area you live in. This usually includes a minimum of 3 coats and the cost goes up from there depending on the amount of top coats involved and how much color flake is applied in the base coat. A typical 2-car garage is approximately 400ft² to get an idea of cost.

 

Because of the curing time needed between epoxy coats, total time to complete the job and be able to park your car is approximately 3 to 5 days. There are now newer polyaspartic and polyurea floor coating systems that are fast curing that can be applied all in one day and driven on the next. Professional installation of these systems start around $5.00 a square foot. Because of their fast cure rate, they should not be applied by the average DIY person who is not confident in their abilities.

 

When reviewing the different epoxy options available, the best garage floor epoxy is going to be a 100% solids multi-coat system. Though it is the more expensive option for a floor covering, it is arguably one of the most economical of installations when compared over the duration of the floor.

Whether you are turning your garage into a show piece for storage and cars or just want something to protect your garage for years to come, a good system such as this will last years and give you one of the best returns for the dollar.

 

Conclusion

No matter if you have a interior floor, garage floor or own a auto repair garage, Paint Ovations can turn your boring, porous concrete into a protected work of art.

 

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Holiday House Painting Services

 

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Shopping isn’t the only thing that can stress you out during the holidays. House guests can create anxiety as well as happiness during the holidays.

 

When family and friends stay in our homes during the holidays we always want to make a good impression and make our guests feel comfortable and welcome. By doing a few touch ups with paint, you can achieve both goals.

 

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Neutral paint colors work well for setting the mood in a bedroom.

Repaint the Guest Room

Neutral, clean colors will create a relaxed environment for holiday sleepovers. Select a color that coordinates with fresh bed linens.

 

 

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Repaint the Kitchen/Dining Room

Most holiday gatherings revolve around food. Usually guests spend a lot of time in the kitchen helping prepare meals or keeping the chef company. A freshly painted dining room can add cheer to family meals.

 

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Your entrance way is the first thing people notice when they arrive to your home. Is your door inviting?

Paint the Front Door

There is no better way to say Welcome then with a brightly colored door. Your guests will love being greeted with an inviting entrance.

 

 

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Before you hang those Christmas lights get your exterior trim painted.

Paint the Eaves and Fascia

While hanging your Christmas lights you may discover your exterior trim may need a little TLC. Repairing, replacing or repainting eaves and fascia can give your home an easy facelift and take years off of the age of your home.

 

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Freshen up the Patio/Deck

Winters in Dallas can be mild. Many of your house guests may be escaping brutal snowy climates. Often, we entertain our guests outside during the festive seasons. Touching up the paint on your balconies or sealing the decks of your home give you additional locations of your house to celebrate.

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Before you hang the stockings, spruce up that fireplace.

All of these ideas are relatively inexpensive and quick ways to spruce up your home for the holidays.

 

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How to Choose an Interior Painting Contractor

 

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Do you remember the last time you tackled a paint job inside your house? Maybe you still have nightmares about the endless taping and other prep work, the drips, brush or roller marks and crooked edges. Even avid do-it-yourselfers have to admit that hiring a professional painter is usually worth the extra expense. Although, even with a painting contractor, there are things to know to make the job go more smoothly.

 

Here is why you should use a professional painter. 

Professional painters can usually guarantee a quicker, higher-quality and more accurate paint job than you could do yourself. Licensed pros know the best and fastest ways to prepare walls before painting — removing wallpaper, refinishing plaster, sanding, spackling, priming — for a better result, according to Ron Bledsoe of Paint Ovations in Plano, Texas. And the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) says painting pros have more education and knowledge than homeowners about how various paints work and how durable they are.

 

Which painting contractor should I choose?

You should work with a professional painting contractor who is licensed and insured. Ask about insurance and bonding to be sure that all workers are covered for any injuries. Find out if the company provides a warranty on its work and for how long. You may want to ask how long the company has been in business and if its painters are employees or subcontractors. Sherwin-Williams recommends getting at least three references from past customers.

 

How much does it cost to paint the interior of my home? 

A cost estimate, or quote, should include all labor and materials, including the type of paint that will be used. Paint Ovations only works with high quality paints from Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore. Additional detail work, such as intricate molding or drywall repair prep, usually will increase the cost due to the extra time required. Costs vary by the size of the project, and the amount of detail and fine-finish work to be done.

 

Ron, says his firm measures each room and charges by wall square footage. “We use PDCA rates for the ‘average’ painter to determine hours of work and spread rates of paint to determine the paint quantities.” Using these numbers, they calculate the time needed, plus paint cost, plus markup on a per-item basis — factoring in such things as windows, moldings, cabinetry and ceiling type — to arrive at a quote.

One of Paint Ovations recent interior jobs, a three-bedroom, two-bath house with ceilings about 2,200 sq. ft., was priced at about $3,500.  The homeowners decided to have Ron also paint the kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them and this added another $3,300 to the cost, but saved over $30,000 on a full kitchen remodel.

 

Ron also, says large interior painting projects typically run about $6,000+. He defines large size as a 4,000 sq. ft. and up.

 

Other Interior Painting Cost Factors 

  • extreme ceiling and wall heights and a need for special equipment are among the factors that go into pricing a painting project.
  • stripping paint and removing wallpaper, as there are so many variables involved, and there’s no way of knowing what you’re getting into until you start.
  • dealing with any remediation for lead paint in structures built before 1978.

 

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How Long Does It Take to Paint the Interior of a Home? 

Depending on the size of the house, count on the work taking several days. A three-bedroom home interior could take three to five days, depending on the scope of the work.  How many colors and what is getting painted or fixed before painting will add time.  This is where experience comes into scheduling how long it will take.  Ron, has been in the painting business since 1994, he has seen quite a bit when it comes to painting the interior of your house.

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How to hire a painting contractor. 

Many painters visit the site for a free initial consultation to talk about the scope of the project, and estimate the cost and amount of time it will take. Benjamin Moore recommends walking each potential contractor around the house, specifying which surfaces you want painted, such as walls, trims, moldings and ceilings.

 

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Before work begins, you should obtain a written contract detailing the work to be done. Read it over carefully to make sure it is clear what surfaces are to be painted, how long the project will take and how the contractor will be paid.

 

Choosing a color or colors for walls and ceilings.

When it comes to choosing colors, some painters provide a fan deck of swatches or refer customers to local paint stores to research colors. Ron says he also refers clients to Dallas-area designers he works with for color consultation. Paint sample colors can be provided.

Paint Ovations, recommends working with a local professional interior designer.  Principal designer, Laura Louise Garcia, who graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado in 2009 with a degree in Residential Kitchen & Bath Design.

She’s spent the last 10+ years helping people just like you get the spaces they deserve.  You can find out more about Laura at L2 Interiors.  Hiring a good interior decorator for your next project will save you lots of time as well as a few headaches.

 

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Preparing for a painting contractor. 

Most homeowners are expected to remove wall hangings and accessories from the work area, and most painters will help move larger items. Painters take care of covering furnishings and masking areas with tape as part of their prep work before painting begins. Homeowners aren’t expected to provide anything — a reputable professional painting contractor should be well-equipped with all the necessary supplies.

 

What to expect during your painting project. 

In addition to the painters, you should expect a crew leader to be on site during the project. At Paint Ovations, Ron says, if he isn’t on the job, he is in constant contact with his lead painter.  If any issues or questions arise, he knows immediately.

After covering furnishings and floors to protect them, and using tape to mask off areas that won’t be painted, the painters repair surface imperfections — caulking holes and cracks and spackling any dents in the drywall.  When the painting is done, the crew will clean rooms, and move furniture back into place.

 

The best time of year to paint the interior of your home. 

There’s no best time of year for painting interiors, but keep in mind that painters throughout the Dallas. are more likely to be busy painting exteriors during the summer. Ron at Paint Ovations, says his Plano based company does most of its interior work from September to April, with right before the holidays a busy interior paint time of year.

 

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With the holidays fast approaching what are your plans for interior painting project?  Kitchen cabinet refinishing upgrade?  Dining area make over? Or how about the Christmas tree area to make a great image for a family postcard?

Regardless of the room, Paint Ovations is here to serve you and all you painting needs, interior, exterior, cabinets, doors and more.

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Fall Weather in Dallas is Perfect For…Exterior Painting.

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If you put off painting the exterior of your home this summer, don’t fret. Early fall, not summer, is actually the best time to paint or stain the outside of your house, according to leading brands.

Fall is a great time to paint and caulk your home as the weather in Dallas turns cooler.  The temperature ranges are great, based on manufacture preferred temperature to apply.

If it’s too hot outside, the coating will dry too quickly, leaving behind brush marks, causing blisters and preventing the paint or stain from properly adhering to the surface.

Here are 4 reasons to paint your home this Fall.

 

Curb Appeal: Make your house stand out.

Make your house stand out.

We all want our homes to look as great as we know they are. The best way to ensure your home makes a lasting impression is to keep the outside looking sharp. A quality exterior paint job is the most important step to creating an overall curb appeal. Make sure you go with a color that best fits your home’s overall aesthetic, and fits nicely with the landscaping of the property.

It’s also a good idea to look at neighboring homes to make sure your new color won’t clash or be too close in color or tone.  For example, two houses with the same color, next to each other could make one look more washed out, depending on the specific colors.

Neutral colors, such as grays, whites, tans, or browns, are always a safe bet. Don’t be afraid of using bold accents on the front door or trim to add a distinct look for your home.

Key in on your door. Painting your front door a vibrant color not only jazzes up your entrance way, but it also adds interest to your entire home, creating a welcoming feel.

 

 

Asset Management: Increase its value.

In addition to boosting curb appeal, one of the main benefits of painting your house this fall is the increase in value it can create. Buyers are far more likely to pay a higher price if the house creates a great first impression. Buying a house that requires obvious maintenance can drive down offers significantly.

However, much you pay to have your house painted, you can be sure the results will be worth it. The perception of a house’s beauty skyrockets with fresh paint.  Painting your house is also an excellent choice if you plan on putting your house on the market. The exterior paint on a house also ensures it will look fresh for years to come, which is important in case you choose to sell later.

 

Security: Protect your home from nature and natural elements.

There are plenty of pests that are naturally drawn to wood. These include yellowjackets, carpenter ants, termites, carpenter bees, powder post beetles, and woodpeckers. Paint makes wood less attractive to insects by masking its scent and detectability.

Insects are also not attracted to paint itself, so it will help deter them from harming your wood by making it an area they actively avoid. This prevents burrowing, nesting and other problems associated with wood-boring pests.

When water gets into the cracks where paint and caulk should be it becomes trapped and when it gets down around freezing it changes from wet to ice.  Ice expands, thus making the cracks bigger.  Not only does paint and caulk help keep out water and insects, it also adds a barrier against wind and cold temperatures.

 

Asset Maintenance: Repair damage.

All homeowners come to know the lifelong journey of keeping a house from falling apart.

Painting your house not only protects it from the elements, but it also provides you with an intimate look at every square inch of its siding. Having a professional paint your home’s exterior is especially helpful because professional painters understand the ins and outs of the substrate beneath the paint.

 

That means if there is a problem, you can be sure they will spot it. If, painting your home uncovers a problem, fixing it in a timely fashion will save you from more extensive damage in the future. This is all part of staying on top of maintenance instead of letting it get out of control.  Repainting is a lot cheaper, then replacing or repairing. So when you see signs of wear or the paint is getting old.

 

 

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How to Tell if Your Home Needs to Be Repainted

 

There are several important signs that your house’s exterior needs some attention. While you have probably heard of some of them, others may come as a surprise. Regardless, it bears repeating that painting before big problems occur is the best way to keep the cost of repairs down.

However, if problems have already presented themselves, a professional team like Paint Ovations, can fix them and restore your house’s beauty.

 

The Paint Chips, Flakes or Has Bubbles in It.

Paint is working around the clock to protect wood from extremes in moisture, temperature, solar radiation, wind and particulates in the air. As a result, it eventually wears out. This can manifest as chipping, flaking, bubbling or peeling, all of which are clear signs that the house needs to be repainted.

Note, that these problems are often symptoms of a larger issue such as mold, fungus, or dry or wet rot. This can be the result of weatherproofing that has failed.

If the paint on your house is doing this, you will need to perform prep work before repainting.

Simply painting over old paint that is not bonding to the wood beneath will not fix the problem, and it will often result in a paint job that does not bond. This paint job will not look as good and will need to be redone sooner.

 

The Caulking Has Grown Hard and Brittle.

Caulk is a critical line of defense against water and insects. Without it, water can infiltrate behind your siding and become trapped, releasing moisture that contributes to mold and rot.  Insects find these holes and cracks and set up a home or worse, a dinner.

How-to test your caulking, simply poke at it and see if it has grown stiff. Hard caulking cannot expand and contract with your house, which is a crucial part of its ability to keep water out. If the caulking is hard and does not depress under your finger at all, call Paint Ovations to reapply it.

 

The Paint Has Faded Due to Sunlight.

It is common for paint to fade under sunlight, as solar radiation naturally interacts with the paint’s pigments and bleaches the hues. Additionally, dark paint colors will show more visible fading than light ones. However, some shades of paint can morph into other shades due to sunlight. One common victim is the color beige, which UV radiation can transform into pink in no time at all. To ensure paint stays its original color for as long as possible, make sure you choose high-quality paint that is meant for home exteriors.

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The Paint Has Faded Due to Something More Mysterious.

If the paint is fading on the sunny sides of the house, there is no need for alarm. A more concerning alternative, however, is fading paint on the side of the house that doesn’t get sunlight. This can be either a northern exposure or part of the house that is shaded by trees or roof lines. If paint fades under these conditions, it is symptomatic of a faulty vapor barrier or with water infiltrating the siding.

 

Inspect any such areas for strange stains that seem to have dribbled downward on the siding. A sign of water leakage is if a substance that is water-soluble and meant for the indoors somehow winds up on the exterior. If you are having trouble figuring out the cause, call Paint Ovations to assess the situation.

 

There Are Cracks in the Stucco or Brick.

If your house is coated with stucco or brick, you may find that cracks appear after a while. This is natural but provided they are not too big, it is probably not time to re-stucco the whole house. Rather, you can save time and lots of money by patching the cracks and then applying a new paint job to the exterior.

If you do try to spot-treat the cracks alone, the paint on these cracks is not likely to match the surrounding paint.  The older paint will have faded and changed color in the sun, this will make it difficult to not have the new paint streaks stand out. By patching and painting the whole house, you will be starting over with a new-looking exterior.

 

Your House Is Lacking Curb Appeal.

Curb appeal is a buzzword of every realtor.

It is a direct measure of how inviting, beautiful and appealing your home is. This affects how it fits into or stands out from the neighborhood and is directly related to real estate.

If you don’t feel the same spark driving up to your house as you used to, it’s probably because something is lacking that once was there. It’s time to freshen things up with new paint. Similarly, you can often gauge a decline in curb appeal from friends and visitors. If people coming to visit don’t react to your house the way they used to, consider reinvigorating your house’s exterior with a beautiful new coating.

 

It Has Been at Least Seven Years Since the Last Coat.

Exterior paint has an expiration date, and it’s always wise to heed it. You shouldn’t wait until the paint looks nasty to put on a new coat. By painting your house before the problems are too severe, you are minimizing damage and reducing the amount of time and effort needed to complete the job. As soon as paint starts flaking, chipping or peeling, there is extensive preparatory work that will need to be done before painting can begin. By painting early, you are lowering the overall cost of the job immensely.

Paint Ovations applies high quality Sherwin-Williams paint that have 25 year warranties, and with some products, a lifetime warranty.

Conclusion:

 

So, if you missed the summer, just purchased a home or are noticing any of the signs that it is time to paint, give Paint Ovations a call.  We will be glad to give you a FREE consultation.

 

 

  • The Weather Is Just Right.
  • You Are Avoiding More Expensive Repairs Down the Road.
  • It Creates a Protective Seal for the Whole House.
  • Adds Value Beyond the Cost of Painting.

 

 

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Written by Contractor Marketing Network