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July 25th, 2019 Exterior Painting: How Do You Know When Is Time To Repaint?

It happens to all of us. You come home from work and your entire house looks like it is actually starring you down. But you are just not really sure whether it is time to paint or not. So how can you actually know? There are a few signs that you will tell you when it is time.

Chalky Residue

One of the most obvious signs that would point towards “it is time to repaint the exterior of your home” is chalky residue on your painted surfaces. All you have to do is run your hand over any existing painted areas and if it leaves color on your hand it means that the resin is no longer holding together, thus letting you know that it is definitely time to repaint the exterior of your home.


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June 20th, 2019 Should You Worry About Rotten Wood?

Yes, you should! This might seem a bit of an obvious and straight forward answer, but the truth of the matter is that taking care of rotten wood around your house can be easily overlooked and push to the bottom of the house project’s list. Addressing rotten wood, however, should be a top priority because if it is left unattended it will become a bigger, more costly issue very quickly.

But what causes wood to rot?

Microscopic organisms, commonly known as fungi, and moisture cause wood to decay and rot. In other words, wet and damp wood are like a buffet for fungi, which is the main and perhaps only ingredient responsible for wood decaying.

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May 25th, 2019 Why Hire a Local Painting Contractor?

Hiring a painting contractor can quickly become a daunting task.  It turns out, however, that hiring a local painting contractor can actually make the hiring process an easy and enjoyable one.

A locally-owned painting company relies heavily on its reputation to keep customers coming back and referring the company to their families and friends. As a result, customer satisfaction is the number one priority to a local painter.

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April 29th, 2019 How to Pick Interior Painting Colors

Unless you are a professional decorator or know exactly what you want, picking interior painting colors can certainly become overwhelming very quickly.  Even for a painting contractor who is exposed to hundreds of different colors, choosing one is a bit of challenge.

Here are some tips on how to pick the right paint color for your interior painting project:

1. There are two factors to consider before thinking of an actual color.  You should consider how you want to feel in the room and what message you want your room to give. 

A. If you tend to shift towards warm colors like reds, oranges, and yellows, keep in mind that they express fun, passion, happiness, playfulness, fire, and vibrant and lustful feelings and emotions.

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March 15th, 2019 French Quarter Green

Where did it come from and why is it such a traditional color for New Orleanians?

As painting contractors we are always up to speed with color trends—this is how we know what the popular colors are at all times. These popular colors spread out like wild fires. I am not really sure how people all over town seem to shift towards the same color schemes, but they go through collective phases without even knowing it. I don’t think this is intentional; I guess that is why it is called a trend.

In New Orleans, however, people have very deep-rooted traditions–even when it comes to their color choices. French Quarter Green is one of those traditions that has been around for a long time in spite of the popular color trends that come and go. But why and where did it come from?

 

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February 14th, 2019 “A Professional’s Perspective” by Southern Home Magazine

 

We are so happy to announce that Jason Bertoniere Painting was featured in this month’s Southern Home Magazine blog! In the article, Jason Bertoniere gives tips on how to approach your next paint project.  

Everything you need to know from materials to prep to application plus all the do’s and don’ts before you tackle your next interior painting project are here on this article. Click the following link to read the full article:

A Professional’s Perspective: 5 Things You Need To Know Before Painting

 

 

 

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January 30th, 2019 Fine Paints of Europe Video Interview

 

As we shared a few months ago, we are now Fine Paints of Europe Master Certified. While we were in Vermont, which is where Fine Paints of Europe’s headquarters is and where they hold their annual certification and master certification programs, they recorded a short interview about our company

In this interview, we expand on how we got started into painting, our team, our emphasis on customer service, the importance of quality, and what it means to our team to provide a quality finish product, and much more. 

To watch the full interview, please click on the following link Jason Bertoniere Painting

 

 

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December 12th, 2018 We are Master Certified Painters!

We have exciting news! Last month we became one of thirteen Fine Paints of Europe Master Certified painters in the United States, and the only Master Certified painting company in Louisiana. We are incredibly proud to part of this elite class of skilled artisans and to represent such high quality paint products.
In order to be Master Certified, we had to be nominated by a Fine Paints of Europe local retailer and prove to be a professional of good character. Fine Paints of Europe also requires a minimum of five years of experience working with their products.

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November 14th, 2018 Benjamin Moore Announces Color of the Year 2019

It’s official. 2019 is the year of the neutral! In contrast to last year’s BOLD favorite, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019 Metropolitan AF-690 evokes neutrality and balance. Last year, we saw bold shades of deep crimson and rich cerulean as industry favorites. This year, complete with its own palate of complementary shades, Metropolitan AF-690 is a utilitarian favorite. This rich grey easily translates to any home space. Described as “not arresting or aggressive,” Metropolitan AF-690 diverges from Color of the Year choices from years past as a versatile shade. This true neutral, charcoal grey pairs well with any shade, creating a canvas for bold accents and furniture or a more neutral palette.

 

 

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October 30th, 2018 Exterior Accent Colors: Your 2019 Guide to Painting Boldly

You heard it here first, neutrals are in! Studies show that houses painted grey are more likely to sell than their bolder-hued counterparts, and sell for over listing price. Color us intrigued! With Metropolitan AF-690, an elegant classic grey, recently named Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019, we know for sure, that grey is the color of 2019. With so many versatile shades of grey, it’s easy to stay within that color scheme–it goes with everything! But when your home is the fourth neutral in a row on your block, it’s time to spice things up and make your space stand out. Contrary to popular belief, you can use both neutrals and bold shades in the same space. Here are some of the best exterior accent colors and ways to incorporate them into your home exterior. 

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