exterior painting, home painters
Written by Colleen Kalil

Freshen Your Outdoor Look for the Holidays

exterior painting, home paintersThe time is almost upon us. You know what I mean. The whirlwind of holidays that trip over each other from October to the beginning of the new year! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas,

Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s run into each other with hardly a moment to take a breath! Homeowners are advised to look over their property now with a critical eye for upgrades that will help give their home that festive look.

Even though in many parts of the country the weather is taking a turn for the worse, there’s still time to put a fresh coat of paint on the exterior of your home. In fact, painting the outside of your home may be the simplest way to give your home curb appeal even if you have no intention of selling. When those trick-or-treaters come knocking at your door or the family shows up en masse with a fruitcake in one hand and gifts in the other, you will be able to feel an extra sense of pride knowing your home is ‘showcase ready’ for everyone to enjoy.

Remember, paint fades over time and the process is accelerated by the affects of sun, snow, wind and rain. When you look at your house day after day you may not notice that the exterior is waning and perhaps even a bit shabby. As September melts into October there is still time to have your home painted before winter sets in. Although each house is a unique circumstance, the average time frame for painting the outside of a house is roughly four days.

So, in the time span of a little more than a weekend you can have a whole new look to your home. We hope this blog has given you the push you need to arrange for a professional paint company to provide an estimate and time frame to update your home’s exterior. If you are in the market for an exceptional painting company, please give the experts at University Painters, Inc. a call. We provide superior customer service and our goal is your satisfaction.

home painters, interior painting
Written by Colleen Kalil

New Paint Technology And Trends

home painters, interior paintingEvery industry has to continue to innovate in order to remain relevant and the paint industry is no exception. Changes in environmental and healthcare industries have driven changes in many home décor products including carpeting and paint.

People are more and more aware of the impact of everything we put in, around, or on our bodies. Home should be a place where we’re safe from pollutants and other contaminants. The toxic effects of paint on our health have been documented and are pointed to as the source of many common ailments for both people and animals. One of the biggest concerns about paint are VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. VOCs can cause physical symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, visual problems, and respiratory distress. Symptoms as serious as memory loss have been attributed to VOCs.

Having plants in your home can improve the air quality, but why not get to the real source of the problem and give your home’s interior a fresh coat of paint? Eco-friendly paint, that is. There are a number of good, eco-friendly options to choose from. They may be a bit more expensive, but in the long run, your health is worth the price.

Three well-known paint manufacturers, Sherwin-Williams, Behr, and Benjamin Moore, all have eco-friendly paint options readily available.

1. Sherwin-Williams Harmony paint line is VOC-free and works with other household products to improve air quality.

2. Behr’s Premium Plus paints are VOC-free with paint and primer all in one.

3. Benjamin Moore’s Natura products are VOC-free, as well as asthma and allergy-friendly.

As our society becomes more aware and more concerned with environmental issues established companies are developing new product lines and innovative newcomers are introducing new technologies into the marketplace.

1. The Real Milk Paint Co. products are different from water and oil-based paints. They’re made from real milk protein and instead of a liquid are often sold as powder.

2. Earth Pigments markets another great alternative to conventional paint. They’re sustainable because they are mineral and plant-based.

3. Bioshield products are eco-friendly, solvent and VOC-free paints and wood stains suitable for interior and exterior use.

At University Painters, we can help you select eco-friendly paint options that will not only beautify your home, but protect your family’s health and well-being. Contact us today at 800-390-4848 for a free consultation.

Interior painting, home painting
Written by Josh Jablon

Painting Your Walls With These Colors Can Help Relieve Stress

You do not have to travel far everyday to de-stress and relax. You can take a breather after a stressful day at work in the comfort of your home. Having the right home interior paint colors in your house has been proven to boost mood and help you relax, so you may want to consider the colors painted on your walls. You may want to switch to any of the following colors that can make your long and stressful day less overwhelming:

Blue

Blue is a soothing color that can calm your mind and reduce tension. It is frequently used in bedrooms because it helps people sleep. When choosing shades of blue, go for those that are soft, neutral and restful.

Violet

Violet stems from the color blue. The right kind of violet can bring inner peace and balance on your soul. Steer away from hues that have too much black in them though because these shades tend to create a cold environment.

Pink

Pink also calms and brings peace into a room. Feng Shui believers even use this color for soothing energy in a room. Pink may be considered a feminine color, which is why it is best used in girls’ rooms but the right tone can look beautiful in any room.

Green

Green is a symbol of nature. The color is also very visually soothing, which can help produce a feeling of freshness and calm. People find themselves more relaxed in places where they are surrounded by the colors of nature. You can bring this feeling inside your home by painting your rooms and walls with nature’s colors.

Gray

Gray may seem dull and boring for some people but this color can actually provide a soothing and cooling presence. It is also a neutral color so it easily works with most furnishings. It can be used in a variety of rooms including the living room, kitchen, home office and bedroom.

Getting the right colors for your home can help alleviate stress after a busy day at work. If you consider repainting your home for new colors that can help you relax, choose a painting service contractor with years of experience in the industry. University Painters has been providing painting services for houses and condominiums since 1986. Feel free to contact us for a free estimate of the painting job you have in mind.