Written by Colleen Kalil

Making wall life easier with pets and kids

As pet owners and parents of small children we know the struggle of keeping the walls clean. Do you remember the last time you applied fresh paint to the walls and your dog came flying around the corner and scuffed up the whole wall with his collar? Or your kids decided to put dirty hand prints all over the wall you had just finished painting? It makes you ask whether there’s a paint that will stand up to the daily wear. Here are some suggestions to make that happen.

The first task is determining the paint color that you want. Using a painting professional will help with picking the right paint as well as the colors that are appropriate in your current market. Also, you may want to use an eco-safe paint for your home. Now that the dirt marks have gotten out of hand and the dog has severely scuffed up the paint on the walls, let’s look at some options that will help prevent this from happening in the future.

  1. Go with high quality paint!

If you’ve picked your favorite color but prefer it in a flat finish, then you’ll have to make sure you get a very high-quality paint. The higher the quality of paint the more washable the paint will be. Flat paints are commonly not washable but have recently improved. Most professionals will still not recommend a flat paint in high traffic areas. There are some paints though such as Flat/Matte, ceramic sheens, and eggshells that may give you the look you desire as well as still being washable. Ask your professional.

  • The use of a gloss paint or semi-gloss paint, which are better engineered for areas needing more cleaning, is a better option. There are many choices that will add charm and beauty to your home.
  • A recent trend with painting manufacturers is to add Teflon into the paint, making the finished surface easier to clean and less likely for foreign objects to stick to the paint.  It is more expensive but another option you can discuss with your professional when choosing the best recommendations for your home.

Painting with the correct kind of paint for your home and family and using the right painting company to do the job assures you a quick and efficient painting experience.  University Painters understands the dynamics behind getting the right color and textures for what you need. We are here to help you with all your interior and exterior painting needs. We give free home estimates and warranty all our work. Call us today for a free estimate!

Home Painter, Interior Painting
Written by Josh Jablon

How To Create A Color Scheme For Your Home

Choosing a color scheme for your home may seem a difficult task but this is doable when you know how to simplify things. Here are some tips that can help you pick the best paint colors for your house.

Find A Base Color

Start with just one room, which ideally serves as a focal point in your home or the first room that people see when they enter your house. Once you have chosen the room, consider the colors of the items there. Find one color that you love and use this as your base color.

Build Your Palette

You can start building your palette once you designate your base color. Using a color wheel and a paint deck, create three color schemes: complementary, monochrome and neutral. A complementary color scheme includes colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. A monochrome palette will have several colors that are similar to your base color. Use the paint deck to find the base then choose three colors around it to produce a balanced palette. A neutral scheme allows your base color to stand out as a dynamic focal point.

Consider How Colors Impact You

Colors have enormous effect on how people feel so make sure you consider how the colors you choose impact you. Ensure that the colors you choose for a particular room match the goals you want to accomplish there. The color blue, for instance, relaxes people so it is best used in bedrooms where you want to rest after a busy day.

Try The Colors Out

Before getting an entire room painted, test out the paint colors that you plan to use. You also need to be aware that the color or finish may look totally different on different sides of the room because of lighting. Experts advise painting two coats of large swatches in a light corner and in a dark corner then look at them at different times of the day.

A new color scheme can give your home a new look. To get the best results, consider hiring experienced painting service providers. They can provide you with expert advice on color schemes and guarantee a hassle-free and clean painting job. University Painters has years of experience painting houses, offices and condominiums.  Contact us to get a free estimate for a painting job you have in mind.

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.

 

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.

 

Paint,painters, interior painting
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!

home painters, interion painting
Written by Josh Jablon

April’s Paint Color Of The Month!

April’s color of the month comes to us from Benjamin Moore! Coastal Fog is part of the America’s Colors Collection. The America’s Color Collection is a geographically inspired collection representing neutral tones found from coast to coast. For ideas on how to incorporate Coastal Fog into your home visit Benjamin Moore’s color info page here and contact one of our representatives for suggestions!

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