Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Importance Of Exterior Paint

When planning a home remodel, do you take into consideration the outside of your home? Often when a person upgrades the design of their home, the forget to include the exterior paint. It can be easy to neglect the upkeep of exterior paint, but the condition of said paint can make a huge difference in curb appeal.

Many home-buyers judge the exterior of a home harshly, because they consider a poorly maintained home to be a costly hassle, not a wise investment. The inside could be newly remodeled and upgraded, but a house with cracked paint can very easily be overlooked.

Other reasons for maintaining the upkeep of your exterior paint are:

– It can protect your home against the elements: The cold weather months can bring harsh storms that can cause severe water damage.

– Mold and mildew prevention: Paint technology has come so far that exterior paint can provide the strongest, safest mold protection.

– Protects your interior air quality: Low VOC paints emit fewer “volatile organic compounds” into the air as they dry, protecting the air quality for the entire house and immediate surrounding area.

Whichever way you decide to go with your remodel, don’t forget the importance of your exterior paint. We will walk you through the entire process, making sure that your house gets the attention that it deserves.

The Importance Of Color Psychology

When you want a boost in mood, what is the first thing you search out? Is it a certain soundtrack, book, movie or fabric? Changing your mood can be as simple as walking into a different room. Have you ever wondered why most salons use the same neutral tones, or why some dentist paint their walls blue? There is a definite color psychology, and choosing a certain color can really set a mood.

A common misconception about the color red is that it incites anger or irritation. If that were the case, so many restaurants wouldn’t chose it as the main color in the dining room. Red has been shown to increase liveliness and energy, which is helpful when you want to boost patron’s appetites.

Red’s cousin pink is being seen more and more in contemporary remodels, and for good reason. Studies have shown that bright pink can be soothing. Pink is said to conjure feelings of joy and romance, even though bright pink can be hard to stomach on a daily basis.

If you have a room in your house that is used strictly for relaxing, you should explore shades of green for the walls. Green has been shown to have a serene, calming effect, which is perfect for a library or family room.

Surprisingly, some experts do not recommend using yellow as a main color in a room. For some people yellow can generate warm and fuzzy memories of their childhood kitchen, so it may work for them. Yellow can actually elicit feelings of frustration and annoyance.

Whatever color you choose, allow us to assist you with our professional staff of residential painters. We believe in quality, and strive to consistently satisfy our clients.