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Posts Tagged ‘Local Painting Contractors’

October 22nd, 2019 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020

Benjamin Moore is kicking off the new decade with Color of the Year 2020, a flawlessly happy, upbeat palette lead by First Light 2102-70. Helping us transition into the new decade with ease, this soft pink provides an ideal alternative to the abundance of whites and beiges we have seen this past decade. To add to the versatility of this dusky, blush pink, First Light 2102-70 can satisfy both cool and warm hue lovers alike as it fuses both worlds perfectly.  

First Light 2102-70, however, is not the only option for 2020.  The Ben Moore team also selected 9 other colors to go along with this timeless pink. Another great feature of Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Palette is that there is something for everybody–from soft, almost pastel hues like Crystalline AF-485 and White Heron OC-57 to deep, dramatic shades such as Cushing Green HC-125 and Blue Danube 2062-30.

 

Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

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September 25th, 2019 Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2020

Sherwin Williams just announced its 2020 color of the year, and we could not be more excited! Naval SW 6244 is an exquisite blue. In spite of its boldness, this gorgeous neutral calls for quietness and reflection. It evokes feelings of tranquility, calmness, and order—a much needed state of mind in today’s ever ending  go, go, go environment. 

Inspired by the iconic 1920s, this rich, deep navy blue has a retro aura surrounding it. Like the 1920s, this hue was designed to galvanize a new decade full of boldness, daring, and forward-thinking.  

Naval SW 6244 has the ability to either give a space an incredibly calming feeling or it can explode with energy.  You can enhance one feeling over the other with lighting and light fixtures, by adding texture to your room, and by your furniture choices. The sky is the limit!

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Sherwin Williams

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August 23rd, 2019 6 Ways to Maximize your Space with Paint

Are you feeling claustrophobic in your home? Tiring of your shoebox-sized apartment? Is your home’s old-world charm no longer making up for its tiny living spaces? In New Orleans, a city full of historical homes dating hundreds of years, protecting the integrity of space is always a priority. However, in century-old home design, some rooms dwarf in comparison to their modern equivalents. Pint-sized bathrooms, cramped kitchens, and barely-there bedrooms force us to juggle historical integrity and modern needs for space. Before you start tearing down walls or browsing classified ads for a new housing situation, consider maximizing your space with paint! While painting your walls does not actually increase square footage, using the right shades and techniques can make your space appear bigger.

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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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