Hiring a Pro is the Best Way to go
Many homeowners believe it is best to take a professional job and turn it into a “Do It Yourself” project especially with home painting. Home painting isn’t as simple as it looks there is more that goes into painting that meets the eye. Here are a few reasons why it is more important to hire a professional than attempting to do it yourself.
1. Pre-painting process
- Preparing the surface in which you are about to paint is a vital process in determining the result of the final product. As contractors and painters, we have to caulk all seams and cracks including removing all nails and filling the holes and damaged areas with premium wood fillers. Afterwards we will begin sanding and preparing your home walls, woodwork, and any other surfaces properly before applying any coat of paint onto the anticipated area. This easy pre-painting process sounds simple but it can be strenuous if you don’t exactly know what you are doing.
2. Choosing the paint
- Various treatments and specific types of paint will directly suit each particular room in your home. There are hundreds of different primers and paint options and as professionals we know the most durable paints that will fit different types of rooms. For instance, we would have to select a specific type of paint and primer for your kitchen where there is a higher prevalence of water and food that will not affect the walls and damage the paint. Knowing the different paints and primers is essential in being able to select the best one that fits a particular room type.
3. Accessing correct equipment and material
- Paint buckets usually come with a stirrer so the user can stir the paint before putting it to use but there is also a pouring spout to pour the paint in and do the job without making any mess. We use angled sash paint brushes which is not hard to find in stores but there is also a long handled paint roller to get those out of reach areas and ceilings. Professionals already come equipped with painter’s tape as well as a drop cloth for easy clean up for messes.
4. Painting efficiency
- Having expert knowledge on the use of different colors and kinds of paint eliminates the down period homeowners will have when reading labels and ingredients in paint to select the correct room to apply it on. We are experienced professional painters so the speed and efficiency in getting a room done will not be a problem. Having just the right paint and the proper tools to get the job done makes it a whole lot easier and faster to paint any room.
5. Peace of mind
- You can count on us to ensure that any room of your choice will be perfectly painted and look exactly how you want it. As professionals we treat each project as if it’s in our own home and we make sure we paint every spot and even the harder to get corners that are so small only an insect can see it. No matter how big or small the project is, we can get the job done and you will love the finished product in your home.
Fun Facts that are Way More Fun than Watching Paint Dry
Those who have had the privilege of experimenting with painting whether it be home painting or just painting for fun know the joy that comes with watching paint dry. Waiting on your first coat of paint to dry isn’t always the most enjoyable spectacle so here are some intriguing fun facts to keep yourself occupied while waiting to begin the second coat.
Did you know that around 10% of all paint bought in the U.S is thrown away? The majority of paint bought is used strictly for residential purposes. In layman’s terms on average the United States on throws away 60,000,000 gallons of paint a year. That is an excessive amount of paint to waste!
Back before Home Depot and Lowe’s Home Improvement were around the paint used was made up of lime / milk mixtures with other natural pigmentations. For instance the well-known King Tut from Egypt has his tomb painted with a milk / paint concoction. Originally the White House was also painted with lime-based whitewash used to protect its porous stone surface. Now instead of using the lime-based blend paint the White House is painted yearly with a contemporary paint combination.
Some people may have heard of light therapy, how about color therapy? The latter is when various paint colors are used to help heal the body. For instance, the color red can often help people suffering with depressing by making them feel more vigor. The color green has also been known to help with stress relief. Here is a quick fun fact; there is more varieties of the color green in commercial paint because the human eye can easily distinguish the variations unlike other colors.
Now is the time to flashback to elementary school art class when you learned about the color wheel and complementary colors. Sir Isaac Newton is the person to thank for creating the color wheel in 1706. If it wasn’t for him our primary art classes would not be the same as they are today. Plato, the ancient Greek Philosopher is noted for originally discovering blending two colors together to create a third color. Without this discovery most of our everyday items would still be stuck with the primary colors red, green or blue. Kudos to you society’s founding painters for leading the change to art as we know it.
Quick Fun Facts Overview& More
- 10% of all paint bought in the US is eventually thrown away. Majority of paint bought is used for residential projects. Leading to 60,000,000 gallons down the drain!
- King Tut’s Tomb was painted with milk paint. The White House was also originally painted with lime based whitewash to protect its porous stone surface.
- The first painters’ union was formed in London in 1502 and was called the Worshipful Company of PaintersStainers.
- There tend to be more shades of green than any other in commercially available paint colors because the human eye can distinguish more variations of green than of any other color.
- It was the Greek philosopher Plato who discovered that you can mix two different paint colors together to produce a third color.
- The color purple became associated with royalty because at one time only aristocrats could afford the expensive pigment. During Roman times, it took 4 million crushed mollusk shells to create one pound of purple pigment.
- The first interior painting was done roughly 40,000 years ago in what is now France by prehistoric cave dwellers, who employed stencils in some of the work and even “spraypainted” by blowing paint through hollow bird bones.
- The Golden Gate Bridge has always been painted the same color since it was completed in 1937. The name of the color is International Orange.
- Many Native American tribes used black paint to signify life and yellow paint to signify death.
- It took Michelangelo only four years to paint the famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the 1500s, but it took 20 years to restore it in the late 1900s.
- The “color wheel” is older than the United States. It was developed by Sir Isaac Newton in 1706.
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The Colors in You
It is common knowledge that colors along with human emotions & perception of the world go hand in hand. People will feel one way about something but seeing a simple advertisement or item brand can completely change the mood. There are so many colors in the color wheel that I can’t possibly list them all, but below is a list of primary colors along with some secondary colors that may have an emotional effect on people. As colors go from light (positive) to dark (negative) cleanliness and purity slowly transform into mourning and unhappiness.
White - Symbolizes safety and also evokes cleanliness and purity. It emanates youth, perfection and innocence correlates with the purity of angels in Christianity. Hospitals as well as other medical offices and practitioners associate the color with simplicity, cleanliness and freshness.
Yellow - Seeing yellow lights and sunshine is associated with hope and wisdom. Yellow creates a sense of content with your well-being and optimism. This can also be a complicated color where on one-hand it can evoke light heartedness and your inner child but it doesn’t necessarily bring out joy with toddlers and infants. As yellow turns different shades it creates a sense of caution, sickness and jealousy.
Orange - Sometimes mistaken for hallucination and dreams is a cheerful, flamboyant, and lively color. It can be in relations to assertion and spontaneity which signifies youth and fearlessness. Orange also stimulates the brain which produces oxygen and mental activity. The darker orange gets it creates a feeling of deceit and distrust.
Red - Related to anger has a deeper feel to it when encountered. It can create a feeling of assertion and strength as well as ambition and impulse. Along with alerting danger and threats, red elicits a complicated nature of energy in life. The deeper the red, the more it creates an atmosphere of retrained opulence and power.
Blue - Directly related to the color of the sky and sea, creates a cool expansiveness and openness of oneself. It is an introspective color that is soft, soothing, passionate and caring. The quiet character and poetic of blue is associated with melancholy and resignation. Blue is also formal which represents wisdom and stability.
Green - Creates a sense of harmony, balance, and security. It has a calming effect which symbolizes hope, peace, modesty, and gentleness. Green provokes a soothing environment with growth and stability. The deeper the green the more it creates a sense of discord, money, and envy.
Purple - Classified with regal and dignified is also used with discretion. It is associated with restful and sereneness which evokes a creative, witty, and civilized environment. The darker shades of purple make it difficult to focus and cause sadness and frustration.
Brown - Sometimes blending with the living wood and the Earth creates a rich, subtle, and restful feeling of both coolness and warmth simultaneously. It is steady, dependable, and conservative provoking a sense of nostalgia. The darker the brown, the more somber and depressing tone it sets.
Black - Relates to anonymity and aimlessness is also connected with hidden and mysteriousness. It creates a feeling of the unknown and gives off a negative connotation. Black can also be dignified and showy with sophistication.