New Year, New Colors
It’s that time of year when we’re all thinking about the changes we want to make in our lives; working more, working less, losing weight, getting organized or quitting a bad habit. An innovative solution to your endeavors could very well be color; an ingenious way to improve mood, health and stamina, while simultaneously freshening dated decor.
- Would you like to be more active but you find yourself lacking the motivation to start? Paint your walls a shade of red. Red is an intense color promoting strong emotions and energy.
- Or maybe your goal is the exact opposite; your life feels like a stressful, never ending to-do list. Blue would be the color for you. Reminiscent of nature’s beautiful sky and bodies of water, the color blue induces peace and tranquility by actually producing a chemical change in your body, calming us almost instantly.
- Struggling with weight? Yellow has been shown to help speed up our metabolism!
Ask us about the psychology of colors and put colors to work for you as a benefical instrument ensuring 2016 is your best year yet!
Hiring Painting Contractors
Hiring any sort of Contractor can be a tricky ordeal at times. Many contractors tend to be the utilitarian type; prizing productivity, often times at the expense of the details.
Here are a few tips to help sift through the well-intentioned, but sloppy contractors:
- Always ask for proper licensing and validate its active status through your local county contractors certification department.
- Request a Client Reference List.
- Ensure your contractors Liability Coverage is sufficient to cover any unforeseen eventualities.
- Ask specific questions about how they will perform your project and get it in writing!
Of course these won’t guarantee you will find a gem of a contractor every time, but these steps will certainly go a long way towards preventing an undesirable entanglement with a poor one.
Here at ProEdge Painters, we provide an onsite Supervisor in charge of overseeing your project and ensuring you have contact with a professional who is on your side and will diligently ensure every detail is up to par.
Painting An Exterior Home: Materials Needed
Painting a Home’s Exterior can be fun, but with all its details, can quickly become an overwhelming project.
In my opinion, I would say the best thing you can do to facilitate Painting the Exterior of your home is ensure you have all of your materials and tools before beginning.
Here is a list of things you will need:
- drop cloths, yes even for outside
- rags for inevitable cleanups
- paint roller frames, minimum 1 per color
- naps, (the fuzzy roller things) some thick for walls and some thinner for doors.
- angled brushes for clean lines
- masking tape
- masking paper
- blue painters tape
- caulk 950 thickness (dries faster)
- caulking applicator gun
- elastomeric stucco patch repair, knife or brush grade, texture or smooth finish
- ladders, different sizes
- pressure cleaner
- spatula or 5 in 1 tool
- 5 gallon buckets
- 5 gallon Heavy-Duty 4-Sided Mesh Grid
- Paint for Walls, Trim, Fascia boards, Flashing and Doors
That’s quite a list, huh!? Prepare all your spaces and tools in an organized manner that makes sense to you. Trust me, creating a battle plan before getting started will keep you energized for the long task ahead!
We love helping with tips. Feel free to call me, Damaris at 954-404-3383 with questions about tools, which materials you should use or any other questions!