Have painting you need to get done? You might be waiting a while. 2021 has seen the most dramatic paint shortage in the history of both commercial and residential painting. From the reeling of the industry fall out due to the COVID-19 pandemic to the Texas freeze in February, paint is in thin supply. What caused the nationwide paint shortage of 2021? What are the effects of the 2021 paint shortage? This blog will answer both of these questions. Here is the cause and effect of the 2021 paint shortage that is currently causing headaches and long wait times in the commercial and residential painting industry.Continue reading
Looking to sell your home in today’s hot housing market? With many US housing markets currently in a “seller’s market” – meaning there is increased demand for a limited number of available homes – now is the perfect time to sell your home. This seller’s market has been created by two factors. The first was the record-setting low-interest rates that the US Treasury introduced as a way to keep the economy going through the onset of economic recession due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The second factor is the sharp increase in first-time homebuyers, up 14% in 2020 from 2019. These factors have contributed to homes selling faster than ever before and often for full asking price, or more.Continue reading
Spring is in the air. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the sun is thawing our lawns and homes from the winter frost. This is a beautiful time of the year, but it also brings requirements for homeowners as they prepare for the warmer months ahead. Tasks like lubricating your doors and windows, freshening up your exterior and interior paint, checking and servicing your AC unit, and cleaning out your gutters need to be completed now that it’s warm enough to venture outside. While these tasks aren’t the most fun, they are essential to the upkeep of your home at this time of year. After all, it is called spring cleaning. So break out that ladder and some lubricating oil and make sure your home is in tip-top shape all spring and summer long.Continue reading
A home remodeling guide and contractor liaison website called Flixr surveyed 200 influencers and interior design experts to determine what colors will help your home sell in 2021. Using that report as a template, we’ve compiled a list of paint colors we recommend (and don’t recommend) to make painting your home that much easier. / to help sell your home in the new year.
Kitchens should be warm grey or white, according to the Flixr report. We recommend Benjamin Moore in Revere Pewter or Simply White, and Sherman Williams in Pure White or Agreeable Gray. Try to avoid warm colors, like reds, oranges, and yellows, as they can make you more hungry and the room seem hot. Dark greys in the kitchen, especially one with no windows, can make the space unwelcoming and stipulate depression.
Avoid browns in the living room; they can make to room appear drab and smaller than it is. Flixr recommends white for the living room, and our picks include Benjamin Moore in White Dove or Chantilly Lace and Sherman Williams in Snowbound or Greek Villa.
The Flixr survey indicated that white or taupe are going to be popular colors in the new year, and we recommend Farrow and Ball in All White and Behr in Creamy Mushroom. Don’t use red and purple in the bedroom – red for the same reasons to avoid it in the kitchen, and purple because it’s the least conducive to a good night’s rest.
White in the bathroom is an absolute no. White shows stains easily, and the bathroom is easily the grossest room in the house. The bathroom is the room to go bold and show your “true colors”, as well as lightening the while home. Flixr found that this year, pale blue is the color to go for in this room. Try Farrow and Ball in Skylight or Sherman Williams in Moonmist.
Flixr recommends white or grey for the outside of your home. Benjamin Moore in Cedar Key or Grey Owl and Sherman Williams in Extra White, Shoji White, or Alabaster are all great options to consider for your color palette. Brown and yellow are the colors to avoid here; yellow because it fades the look of your house, brown because it makes your house appear dull and boring, and both of them decrease the value of your home over time.
Overall, Flixr found that cool neutral tones, like white, grey, beige, and taupe, are the way to go when repainting your house when you plan on selling this year. Avoid mixing green and brown in any room, and use pink sparingly as an accent.
Been stuck in the house more than normal this year? You might feel like you need a new coat of paint for you just want to switch it up and have a fresh start for 2021. No matter the reason, there is definitely “the best season” when it comes to painting your home. Let’s cover which seasons you should be considering when deciding to paint your home. Continue reading
If you are like the rest of us, you want good top-quality painting services and products when it comes to almost everything in life. From a restaurant dining experience to your home remodeling and renovation projects- we just like getting our monies worth. Sometimes, especially when it comes to hiring for projects around the house, we don’t want to be taken advantage of by overpaying and getting shoddy work.
Most of us are excited to get past the “dog days of summer” and into some cooler weather days and sweater weather nights. Before we can dive into our Pumpkin Spice Lattes and fire pits, there are a few things you are going to want to do to prepare your home for the colder months that are ahead.Continue reading
There is no doubt that we are officially in the dog days of summer. With temperatures reaching into the triple digits, families around the area are looking for ways to keep their homes cool while we wait for fall and temperatures to drop. From house colors to indoor tips- we are going to cover some ways to keep your family chill while temps rise. Continue reading
While sheltering in place isn’t the most fun thing you’ve ever done, it can be a good chance to check some home projects you’ve been “meaning to get around to” off your list. From gardening to painting, we are going to cover the top 5 projects you can do to spruce up the place while […]Continue reading
Warmer weather means more time outside playing with the kids and walking the dog and, unfortunately, noticing what the winter weather has done to the exterior of your home. Don’t worry because we are going to cover the do’s and do not’s of exterior painting so you can have the best house on the block […]Continue reading