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5 Easy Tips to Create a Modern House Exterior With Fresh Paint

Modern House Exterior Featured Color: Sw 6496 Oceanside

Several years ago, you made one of the biggest purchases of your life, a house. When you bought it, it was the best-looking home on the street. Today, your home’s once immaculate exterior consists of chipping and peeling paint.

Chipping and peeling paint doesn’t only look bad, it’s bad for your home. It allows moisture, dirt, and sunlight to sneak in the cracks and damage the siding beneath.

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Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2020 - Naval SW 6244

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We talked previously in the year about Behr's Color of the Year 2020 and now its Sherwin Williams!  Naval SW 6244 is a beautiful color, plain and simple.  It has such a wide range of depth and simplicity and is dark and mysterious while being beautiful and bold.  This is one of my favorite Colors of the Year, in fact, it has been the color of my own personal house for 3 years.  We have helped clients come to the decision to use Naval on many occasions because of how beautiful it is.  

Color Trends 

The idea of color and how it trends really is amazing.  I believe its a culmination of Social Media posts from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and much more.  I like to think of it as a wildfire.  It starts somewhere and the wind blows and boom, full-blown trend.  We have been watching the trends for years and watching the ebb and flow starting with one color and then as that fades another takes its place and sometimes eventually colors come back and combos come back. Color does things for peoples emotional well-being and in this time of uncertainty, painting your walls can provide a change in scene and a change in emotional state.  

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Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Products

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Over the years we have used many paint products, including Sherwin-Williams. Sherwin Williams has really created great line exterior paint products that stand the test of time.  It’s common for a painter like us to choose or Good, Better & Best Exterior paint choices so that we can help you make the right choice for your exterior paint job.  When you hire a paint company like us painting your home, you want to make sure that you are getting the best blend of quality and price and that’s why we help you choose the right paint for your project.

Good Exterior Paint

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2020 Color Trends: Black Cabinets, Gold Hardware & White Countertops

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TRENDING ALERT!

The Johnson project was awesome. The family is a great client and adventurous with their trending choices! We loved working with them.  

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2020 Interior Color Trends: Is White the New Gray?

2020 Interior Color Trends: Is White the New Gray?

As we have rolled into 2020 we have seen more and more customers moving to the lighter side of color!  Ultra Whites are the latest trending colors with our clients in Colorado.  

For so many years, the trend was to have an all-over color with wall accents to pop throughout the house or in a specific room, but now the trend is seeming to go the other way.  Wall accents are no longer in trend!  In fact grays are slowly going away and leaving room for fresh, clean white walls and white ceilings as well as trim and doors.  

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What Sheen to Paint The Exterior of Your Home


Paint sheens can be difficult.  We have mentioned this in other blogs as to what sheen is for what purpose, but as we are here in the Spring of 2020, we thought we would do a refresher course.  

For typical exterior work, wood and or cementious siding, we would recommend using a satin for both body of the house and the trim of the house.  Also, when you have an accent, like the front door, this is a good sheen to use.  

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Happy Earth Day 2020


On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we make a commitment to you, and the planet, that we will strive to reduce our footprint, recycle materials, reduce waste and contribute to our beautiful planet in a positive way.

In the construction business, there can be a lot of waste, with plastic, trash from prep materials etc.  As a company we have always, not just around Earth Day, but always cared for our environment and taken precautions whenever possible to use paint that has low or no VOC (volatile organic compounds), and recycle the paper that protects the floors or the plastic that protects the fixtures and furniture.  

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Color Trends for 2020 released by Behr

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After announcing the 2020 Color of the Year, Behr also released their 2020 Color Trends palette featuring softer colors that were inspired by the natural elements, Earth, Wind, Water, Fire & Sky. These colors are meant to invoke the feelings of travel and adventure through nature.

Bringing these colors into your home will inspire and bring invigorated life into any room. If you are ready to start exploring these, or any other color design options for the interior or exterior of your home for your next paint job, we can help.  Click to schedule a Free Color Consultation

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Behr just released their color of year for 2020: Back to Nature

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Behr has released their Color of the Year: Back to Nature.  They are hailing this color as "calm, gracious, and balanced".  

As we have been watching the trends happen both from Paint Manufacturers like Behr and Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore and watching trends from our customers, it seems that the latest color trends are leaning towards the lighter shades.  

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The best time to paint the Exterior of house

Painting the exterior of your house is critical.  It is the first line of defense that your home has against the weather here in COLORado.  Paint manufacturers recommend that you paint every 5-7 years and when the climate is harsh, like ours in COLORado, you should paint sooner.

Here are the signs to look for in your house to see if your house is ready for painting:

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All About Paint Sheens


What is a Paint Sheen and Why Does it Matter?

Paint comes in a variety of sheens:

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Should You Paint Before You Move In To Your New Home?

Wow, so you just bought a new house and its beautiful and you're super excited!  There's just a couple things you need to do before you move in, and one question you have is, Should I Paint Before I move In?

We would recommend it, for sure!  

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Behr 2019 Color of the Year!

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Okay, All the big guns come out with their predictions of the Color of the Year and this year, Behr is coming out with theirs: Blueprint S470-5.  It's similar to the Color of the Year last year from Sherwin Williams, which was Oceanside, but the color sets are very popular which ever company you choose to use.  

We would love some feedback from the public as to what they think about the Behr Color of the Year.  If you would like to leave your comments below, we would love the feedback.  

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Can You Paint Your Exterior in the Winter?

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The quick answer is yes.  However, there are caveats. 

The temperature must be right, or the paint will fail.  If the temperature is too low, below 45, it gets really sticky, no pun intended.  The temperature of the air is important but also the temperature of the house.  Both have to be above 45 and not just for the application of the paint, but the drying process as well.

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Sherwin Williams 2018 Color of the Year!



Every year, Sherwin Williams names their color of the year.  It's inspired by different components, different ideas and mostly does its best to inspire people to be BOLD and DARING.  

This year, Sherwin Williams chose "Oceanside" (SW 6496)!

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Selling a Home with Fresh Paint


Selling a home is a big deal, it's one of the biggest, if not the biggest purchases you've made in your lifetime and when you want to sell, you want to maximize what you can get for it.  Take it from us, a bi-partisan player in the real estate market.  In our experience over the last 13 years of business, we have experienced a higher and faster percentage of sale after realtors have used H3 Paint to come in a help out with some color and fresh wall paint.  It applies to both interior and exterior color changes.

In this latest example, Bryan Hubbell, Exit One Realty, requested that we provide his client with a free no hassle estimate to paint their home, which is for sale. After providing the quote and viewing the home, we were informed that the biggest draw back for potential buyers was the color of the exterior.  Being a painting company, we totally understand this dilemma.  Certain paint colors can be off putting to some and create an inability to look past it, serving as a blockage to being able to move forward with viewing something that otherwise might have been a close to perfect home.  

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Baby Birds

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Every once in a while we get a client that requests something special. This time it was Baby Birds.   

This particular client had a special request, save the bird nest and baby birds that were at the front porch. We honestly had not had this request before.  Usually a client will ask us to clean up and remove an old abandoned bird nest, or wasp nest (we have not yet received a request to save any wasp nests!) so that we can paint and seal the home properly.  

We knew we had a challenge.  When spraying the paint onto the surface of the home, there is inevitably overspray that occurs, even a small amount and although we try and minimize this, it happens and if this overspray were to cover the bird nest and or get on the baby birds, the mother would most likely not return.  And yet, we could not touch the nest or again the mother bird would not return and the baby birds would not survive. To make matters worse, the mother was hanging back from the nest while we prepped and painted the home, so we were already on a time limit!

What to do, what to do.  

We devised a way that we could wrap the nest with a thin film of 3M plastic while we sprayed as close as we could without causing any trouble.  Then we carefully removed the plastic wrap.  

The birds were still safe.

Next we let the body of the house that had been sprayed, dry out.  

Last, we carefully hand cut the trim and siding around the birds nest.  We were careful not to touch the nest at all.

Im happy to report that the mother bird came home every night while we were on the jobsite. She seemed to watch from afar as was reported by the homeowner.  The baby birds are safe and all is well.

 

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The Adventures of Water and the Damage it Does

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Most of us living in Colorado know that with our 4 seasons, the weather can be harsh on our homes.  During the winter seasons temperatures can reach far below freezing and then the summer heat can reach above 100.  Thats quite a difference between temps!

So, now you ask yourself, where am I going with this?  Well, all of those climate changes in our beautiful state of COLORado produce moisture.  This moisture can wreak havoc on your home and here's how.

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6 Reasons Why Hiring A Professional Painter Is A Good Idea!

Hiring a professional painter can be challenging when there are so many to choose from, why not just do it yourself? In this article we will describe the benefits of "doing it yourself" versus hiring a professional painter.  Are we biased, no way, it's just the facts ma'am!

1. Perfect Results

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