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.

Home Painter ,Interior Painting
Written by Josh Jablon

Color Trends – Sherwin Williams 2017 Color Of The Year

Are you up on the latest color trends? Looking for the new hot paint color for 2017? Look no further. Sherwin Williams 2017 Color of the Year is Poised Taupe – SW 6039.

Touted as the “new” neutral, Poised Taupe brings together a mix of warm and cool tones and is incredibly versatile.

Home Painte,r Interior Painting,Poised Taupe ,Sherwin WilliamsIn Sherwin Williams’ press release, Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams says, “Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking a color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, nor gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking.”

If you are curious how to incorporate this new trend into your home try our Sherwin Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer for the web by clicking here.

 

 

 

Home Painter ,Interior Painting, Exterior Painting
Written by Josh Jablon

August’s Color Of The Month

Sail away this summer with August’s Color of the month is Sherwin Williams Regatta SW 6517. Regatta is a strong cool blue hue and can be used for both interior and exterior spaces. We have seen it used for anything from an interior accent wall to a beautiful strong front door option! For some coordinating colors visit Sherwin Williams color info page here.

 

Home Painter ,Interior Painting, Exterior Painting
Written by Josh Jablon

August's Color Of The Month

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Sail away this summer with August’s Color of the month is Sherwin Williams Regatta SW 6517. Regatta is a strong cool blue hue and can be used for both interior and exterior spaces. We have seen it used for anything from an interior accent wall to a beautiful strong front door option! For some coordinating colors visit Sherwin Williams color info page here.

 

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Written by Josh Jablon

Try Paint Colors On First

Have you ever gotten stuck thinking about what color to paint your kitchen?

You like that soft grey in the magazine, but how will look with your couch?

Now you don’t have to worry. With Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer, you can see how the exterior and interior of your home will look with any paint color. You can try on colors before you paint!

One of our favorite features is the ability to feel like a part of the great Fixer Upper show. In an instant either your great room or an inspirational room can be transformed with color in an instant!

In addition to Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer there are other useful apps that we highly suggest too! Check out, Sherwin-Williams Color Snap – This app for the iPhone, Blackberry and Android allows you to take an image of a color and match it to one of the company’s more than thousands paint colors. You can then browse Sherwin-Williams’ entire inventory to create a custom palette that complements your captured color. Detailed information about the palette you create can be saved to a library or shared via Facebook and email.

Benjamin Moore Color Capture – The app from this company favors iPhone and iPad users, but it also makes a version for those with an Android. The iPhone version allows photo matching, sharing and creating of a custom palette using Benjamin Moore paint colors, while the Android app allows only for photo matching and searching of the company’s inventory.

Behr ColorSmart – If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android, you can download this app to find, coordinate, and preview a Behr paint color. It also offers photo matching and the ability to preview colors in different rooms and styles using touch-and-tap technology. You can save colors, room images, and calculations to your account and share via Facebook and twitter.

All three of these apps, naturally, allow you to find a store near you at which you can pick up your new paint colors or seek further help with choosing the right colors for your rooms. All are free and work on both Mac and PC.

In terms of online paint color visualizers for your desktop or laptop, each of these companies offers one. Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer, Behr Paint Your Place and Benjamin Moore Personal Color Viewer all allow you to upload a photo of the room you plan to paint, then apply different paint colors to the walls with a simple drag and drop action. The Sherwin-Williams and Behr tools require you to download the program, plus install other programs such as Flash and Java, while the Benjamin Moore features can be used both online and through the downloaded program.

If you use any of these apps to dream up your new colors, we would love to see your ideas! Post them on our Facebook Page!

Home Painter, Interior Painting, Exterior Painting
Written by Josh Jablon

June’s Color Of The Month!

June’s color of the month comes to us from Sherwin Williams! Amazing Gray is a fantastic neutral base selection for both interior and exterior use. The neutral color palettes are very popular these days! Curious where this would work on your house? Shoji White, Alabaster and Carley’s Rose are three of Sherwin Williams’ recommendations to coordinate with it! Give us a call and let us help you with a new look!

Home Painter, Interior Painting, Exterior Painting
Written by Josh Jablon

June's Color Of The Month!

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June’s color of the month comes to us from Sherwin Williams! Amazing Gray is a fantastic neutral base selection for both interior and exterior use. The neutral color palettes are very popular these days! Curious where this would work on your house? Shoji White, Alabaster and Carley’s Rose are three of Sherwin Williams’ recommendations to coordinate with it! Give us a call and let us help you with a new look!