As February rolls around, governments are loosening their restrictions in light of some stability during the coronavirus outbreak. However, folks around the nation are asked to remain patient and stay at home as much as possible, while maintaining our standards of social distancing. As we look to an odd spring with plenty of time spent at home, families have plenty of time to spend together, and homeowners have plenty of time to make home improvements. Today, we’re going to talk about an easy hack you can tackle while we sprint into spring.
Pressure Wash Your Property
Take a keen look around your property. Do you have siding that’s covered in dirt and grime? Or maybe the grill has even left a bit of smoke on its surface. Is your deck covered in mud from your last landscaping project? Or maybe it’s stained by grass clippings kicked around by your weed eater. Do you have a stone path to your garden that is completely overgrown? A pressure washer can work wonders to improve the look of your home. Hit fences, siding, decks, your driveway, paths — you name it. If you don’t have a pressure washer, you can rent one from your local hardware store, or purchase a decent model for a couple hundred dollars. Be sure to follow guidelines for the best psi to wash the surfaces you’re working on!
Contact us today for a FREE ESTIMATE on pressure washing your house in preparation for spring! We would love to help and have been serving Charlottesville clients since 2004!
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Find a Long-Trusted TeamThe age of a company isn’t necessarily a sign of quality, but it’s a good place start. If a company can survive in the competitive contracting industry for years, it’s clear they take pride in both their quality and their customer service.
A true professional will care about their image from top to bottom. Do they have a professional website that’s updated regularly? Can they be reached easily by phone or email? Do they boast an impressive portfolio? These are all things that can help you filter through the options and find the best painting contractor in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Ask for AccreditationAnother way to determine the quality of a painting company or contractor is to determine what professional groups they belong to. Accreditation shows pride in being a business owner, and in maintaining certain standards both in business, and in the painting industry.
These kinds of quality standard completions may be presented on the company’s website, but if not, it’s perfectly acceptable to ask for.
Take in Reviews or ReferralsWord of mouth is a great way to find a contractor that’s tried and true. Ask friends and family in the area if they have a team they trust and would hire again.
Read through online testimonials and referrals carefully. Yelp and Google My Business are great databases to see how others felt about their experience with the company.
Collect a Free EstimateAll reputable house painting companies will provide you with a free estimate before they begin. Be cautious of anyone who quotes over the phone. In order to properly quote for the job, the home should be evaluated carefully.
This is also a good time to ask about contractual guarantees and quality assurance. What are the policies about changing colors during the project? What if you find imperfections in the project after the fact? Knowing policies ahead of time can help you determine the flexibility of the company.
A Team You Can TrustRB Painting Company proudly serves the Charlottesville and Central Virginia, as well as several surrounding areas, including Albemarle County, Waynesboro, Madison and Greene County. As a trusted local Charlottesville painting company with over 10 years of experience, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with top-tier customer service and maintaining the highest level of professionalism. If you’re looking for a team to manage an upcoming project, we’d love to help. Give us a call or contact us online for availability.
Winter may be the last season that comes to mind when planning a painting project, but it might benefit you to flip your way of thinking. Sure, you’re bound to run into some issues regarding exterior painting during the colder months -- snow, high winds, and low temperatures can all get in the way of the prep work, application process, and dry times. Regardless of these potential outdoor concerns, interior painting is on the table year-round. After all, you have control of your internal climate, so the outside conditions don’t matter here. Even the reality of shorter days can be offset by indoor artificial lighting.
Still, you might wonder what difference winter makes in hiring interior painting services. For starters, the decrease in demand for painting services in the colder months means that customers have more bargaining power. In other words, you can expect painting contracts to cost less during the winter. Beyond that, winter conditions can actually benefit your interior painting project -- namely, lower humidity levels mean fewer issues regarding application and drying. Additionally, most people have less going on during the winter, meaning they can be around when the painting is taking place. This increases accountability and communication, and also allows you to enjoy your spring, summer, and fall to the fullest extent. It’s also a good idea to invest in HOA painting during the winter because shared facilities will probably receive less use during this time, meaning less interference while painting takes place.
Lastly, if you’re concerned about interior paint fumes sticking around during the winter due to decreased ventilation, ask your painters to use low- or zero-VOC paint products. These paints contain few or no volatile organic compounds, meaning they’re relatively odorless and non-toxic.
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Choosing the right interior paint can be a daunting task. With so many different options available, it can be difficult to decide what will give you the best fresh and updated interior look. If you are repainting this winter, be on the lookout for warm, earthy tones to spice up your interior space.
In recent years, interior design has leaned towards cooler tones throughout the home, but if you’re on the hunt for new interior colors this winter, look for warmer beiges, olive and deep greens, clay colors with hints of orange, and rich browns. Colors such as these are known to bring the warmth back into your living space when the air outside gets brisk and the natural summer hues turn grey.
So now you’ve purchased the warm paint tones and you’re ready to get painting, but how should you paint? In recent months, retro paint design such as color blocking is on the rise. Color blocking creates a focal point in your room and creates shapes and emphasis on the different colors of paint used. If color blocking is too bold for your desired decor, accent walls are also trending this winter. Taking advantage of accent walls allows the use of more neutral colors throughout the space, but still invites an invigorating and warm look into the home. An accent wall also creates a focal point in the room and draws the eye to distinctive decor and style.
If you are skeptical about bringing these warmer tones to your walls, start small. Remember to swatch paint first to get the right idea of what will work for your unique space and taste.
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