Personalize Your Bedroom with Unique Painting Ideas

 

 

Just Add Stripes 

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Striped walls can add texture, length, and height to your bedroom. Creating a striped effect directly above the bed frame or on one wall , with alternating shades of the same color, only can add a dimensional effect to the entire room.

Horizontal stripes draw the eye longways, lengthening the room.

Vertical stripes draw the eye up, and can create height in a room with a low ceiling, or if you’d like to draw the eye to a particular piece of artwork or mirror.

Zig-zagging stripes are great for kids room’s and nurseries. Zig-zag stripes create a fun, playful look. They’re great when done in a bold, bright color, or in alternating rainbow colors.

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Color Blocking

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Color blocking is when you place a bright color directly next to another color, or a few other colors, in order to make the colors pop.  This can be done by picking a pair of colors, like above with the dark blue and white, or a trio of colors, to have stacked on top of one another to produce a bold, powerful look.

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Ombre Coloring

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Ombre is when you begin with a dark color that gradually fades to light. You can begin with the dark closer to the floorboards, at the roof, or from the side of the wall. Ombre coloring is great for creating a lighting effect in a room. Ombre can be done very gradually (as shown below), or in a more defined, patterned fashion (as shown above).

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Stenciling 

Stenciling is a great way to add a personalized, custom feel to your bedroom. Even small detailing on the wall can add a customized element to any room in the house. Stenciling can be done by hand, by taping off areas in the pattern of your choosing, or can be purchased in faux wallpaper press-on form.

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There are many ways to elevate and customize an intimate room like your bedroom. Color patterns, color blocking, patterning, and stenciling are just a few of the ways to change the entire feel of your room.

If you’re interested in discussing ways to redecorate and revitalize the paint job in your home, don’t hesitate to contact Painter Bros today for an estimate.

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Inspiring Colors to Invigorate Your Kitchen

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If you’re like us, you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. The kitchen is generally a home’s gathering place—somewhere the family can all come together and engage in one of life’s most important activities: eating! Clutter and drab colors can make this area seem cramped and dingy… but, with the right color tips you can create a space that the whole family will love to congregate in.

Subtle Color Splashes 

Not everyone is a fan of the bold, “look-at-me” kitchen color schemes on cabinets and walls. That’s okay! Even simply adding a slight color backsplash behind the stove, or on one kitchen wall can give the kitchen a new, sophisticated feel. Adding softer colors, like light grey or an earthy beige can soften the space and give it a more comfortable feel.

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Bold Color Accents

Perhaps you are a fan of bright and bold kitchens. Firey reds, bright yellows, and intense oranges are fun accent colors to use on cupboards and walls behind appliances. These colors are meant to be uplifting and can infuse the atmosphere of the kitchen with a playful, fun feel. Bright color pops work best when paired with earth toned walls, floors, and countertops.

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Ethereal Colors to Calm

If your kitchen has white marble or granite counter tops, blue can be a wonderful accentuating color for the kitchen. The color blue is meant to be calming and serene, so if you’d like to create a feeling of peace within your kitchen then blue is the color for you. Another great way to incorporate blues into the kitchen is through the use of tiling above the stove, using an array of porcelain pieces or shattered sea glass.

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Dark Framing Colors 

Color can be used to draw the eye to a particular area within a room. Darker colors used around the frame of the window, fridge, or doorway can  give the kitchen a defined, dramatic look. Framing colors generally look best when paired with a neutral wall, stainless steel appliances, and dark countertops.

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Stay tuned for more room color tips. If you’re interested in upgrading the colors in your kitchen, then call Painter Bros today for an estimate.

Five Questions to Help you Choose the Right Interior Paint

If you have ever walked into the paint section at the Home Depot, you know that it can be a bit overwhelming. With hundreds of colors to choose from, multitudes of different brands, finishes, glosses, and coatings —it can be nearly impossible to make a decision.

That’s why we’ve come up with a few questions to arm yourself with before heading out to make a decision about which colors to paint your interior walls.

What room(s) are you painting in your home? Will there be kids, pets, or a great deal of activity in that room?

Painting a master bedroom and painting a kids playroom can be two different endeavors, with the need for different types of paint and finish. If there is a large amount of traffic and activity in the room that you are planning on painting, it’s important that you choose paint that will be relatively easy to clean, and stain resistant. In these areas, it is best to choose a paint with a high gloss, or semi-gloss. For rooms with less activity, say, the guest bedroom, you can feel free to use any paint from flat to high gloss finish.

How sensitive are you and your family to the smell of paint? 

If you find that you are fairly sensitive to odor, then you should plan on using water-based latex paints. These types of paints exude little to no odor in comparison to oil-based paints. Additionally, they generally adhere well to interior surfaces and are easily cleaned.

Do you want the room to look bigger?  

If you have smaller rooms in the house that you wish were a bit larger, choosing the right paint can help create that illusion. Lighter colors will create an airy, open feel in the room. Darker colors create a more cozy, intimate feel.

 How much time do you want to spend on this particular paint project?

For most families, it is important that the paint job is completed within a few days so that they can get back to life as usual in their home. If you have limited time, or just want to finish the job fast, then you should think about using a “paint and primer” all in one product. With these products you’ll need to apply fewer coats, which cuts down the drying time and overall time spent on the job.

 How often do you repaint?

If you like to freshen up the color and feel of your rooms every few years, then it doesn’t matter so much the type of paint that you use. However, if you’re hoping to have a paint that lasts, you’ll need a durable, top quality, 100% latex interior paint.

These are just a few tips to help you navigate the endless, colorful paint aisles at Sherwin Williams. However, if you live in the Salt Lake City Area and want to sidestep the whole ordeal, you can leave it to the pros. At All American Trade Work , we can consult with you to find the best paint for your project. Then WE will brave the paint aisle, complete the job, and leave you with a freshly painted interior. Give us a call at (801) 995-2513 or email us.

 

 

 

Three Painting Projects to Consider Doing Right Now

 

Summer is quickly approaching, and that means more time spent outside. After all of Utah’s winter snow storms, the exterior of your home is likely in need of a few touch ups. But, not to worry. Not all painting projects have to be large-scale endeavors. There some simple projects that can greatly improve the esthetics of your home.  Here are a few of our favorites that will take only a day or two to complete.

1. Repaint the Front Door

The front door is the first thing that people see when approaching your home, and you know what they say about first impressions. If the paint on your front door is chipping or faded, then that sets the expectation for the rest of your home. Re-painting the front door is an easy project to tackle, and can change the feel of the entire exterior of your house. First of all, it’s important to repair any damage and apply a quality primer. When it comes to choosing the paint color, a bold color can help your home stand out among the rest.

2. Re-stain or Repaint the Deck

In the Salt Lake City area, right before summer is the perfect time to revamp the appearance of your deck. The deck is the social hub of your home, it’s where you’ll host guests and have BBQ’s all summer long. First thing to consider when redoing a deck is to invest in a quality commercial cleaner to remove all mildew buildup and other gunk that may be present. Power washing can improve the finish of the deck, as well as sanding or repairing any broken boards. Finally, a quality re-staining job will give you that beautiful outdoor environment that you and your family will enjoy spending time in.

3. Touch ups on the Exterior 

Summer is a good time to tackle small touch ups so that they do not become larger problems when the weather turns sour again. The best way to identify problem spots is by making note of areas where there is peeling, flaking, or blistering paint. If these problems are confined to only one area, then it’s easy to fix by chipping off damaged paint, reapplying primer, and then repainting. If these areas are not dealt with, they can continue to spread and wreck havoc on the look of your home.

 

At All American Trade Work we have the knowledge and expertise to tackle any residential, commercial, interior or exterior paint job- whether it be big or small. Do not hesitate to contact us with questions or quote inquires. Call (801) 995-2513 or email us.

 

How Long Will My Exterior Paint Job Last?

When considering updating the paint job on the exterior of your house, one question that you likely will ask your yourself is “How long will my paint job last?” If you’re making a large-scale investment like repainting your home, you need to know how long this investment will last you. Well, there are a few factors that can dictate the length of time that your paint job will look fresh, clean, and new.

Exposures

Where is your home located? Do you live in direct sunlight? Or in the shade? In general, the sides of your home that are in the sunlight will see deterioration in the paint job at a faster rate than the shadier sides of your home. Other factors that can affect the length of your paint job are snow and rain, and other weather conditions that take a toll on the exterior of the home.

Colors

When choosing the color for the exterior of your home, you should not only consider esthetics. The color of your paint job will play a part in determining how long the paint job will last. In general, darker colors on the exterior of the home will begin to fade at a more accelerated rate than lighter colors. Lighter colors do not show the fading effect that sunlight can have on the paint job in the same way that dark colors do.

Quality

Many people are under the wrong impression that they will save money if they choose a lower quality paint for their large-scale paint job. This is not true. If you opt for lower quality paint, then your paint job will begin to fade, chip, and deteriorate at a faster pace than if you invest in slightly more expensive, higher quality paint. In most cases, painting with an acrylic-based paint rather than oil-based paint is the best choice for homeowners.Making this choice in the beginning can add years of vibrant color to your exterior paint job. This will make a large difference in the amount of time that can pass between paint jobs.

Preparation

Probably the most important factor to creating a long-lasting paint job is in the preparation. The professional painters at All American Trade Work take care of all the prep work that go into creating an even, lasting paint-job including cleaning, scrubbing, and sanding. If you begin painting over flaky, dirty, moldy, or chalky surfaces, your paint job is likely to fade and peel within just a few years. Additionally, priming the surfaces is important. A primer acts as a paint adhesive and will help to prevent chipping, bubbling, and will smooth out imperfections in the surface.

 

A good, quality exterior paint job handled by professional painters should last between 7- 10 years. At All American Trade Work we make sure to take all of the necessary precautions to give you the longest life-span on your paint job. If you have any questions regarding specifics about your particular home or commercial paint job, give us a call at (801) 995-2513 or contact us via email.

 

3 Cost Effective Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home with Trade Work

Whether you are thinking about selling or simply want to make sure that your home maintains its value, there are a few trade work tactics proven by housing analysts that will increase its market price. Home renovations, additions, or outdoor landscaping can be costly endeavors that often do not provide the greatest return on investment. We’ve compiled a few tried and true methods that are guaranteed to elevate the value of your home at a cost that won’t break the bank.

Quality Paint Job

Just like you would wash and detail your car before you sell it, touching up your home’s paint job the best way to ensure that it’s ready for sale. A custom paint job by a professional painting contractor will freshen up the look of your home, brighten your rooms, and make every space looks clean and finished. The key, however, is a professional paint job. Only the pros will take all of the necessary time and care to prep surfaces, strip wallpaper, and sand wood. Additionally, they will purchase all of the materials, provide samples, and potentially give input about accent colors. They will employ painting techniques that result in the special rolled effect that can not be emulated by an amatuer, as well as top off the coat with a finish at your request. Finally, the crew will thoroughly clean drips, spills, and debris at the end of the job.

Custom Trim, Crown Mouldings

Accentuating with a highlighted trim can make all the difference in the style and feel of a room. Crown mouldings are one of the architectural features that can really add value to a home. They create a classic, stylish look in any space, with impressive angles and distinguished curves that create a polished feel.  Custom trim takes the eye up the ceiling, which elevates the room’s stature and can make a space feel more open. Done right, updated trim and mouldings will make an ordinary home into one that feels extraordinary and upscale. It’s the details that make the distinction.

Refinished Cabinetry 

Whether you want to install new cabinets, or just revamp the old ones, the right custom work can completely refresh your kitchen’s style. Borders, decorative supports, end panels— a little imagination can go a long way toward making your kitchen the talk of the town. Custom carpentry, or a cabinet paint job with specific design elements may seem like small details, however they can make a great impact in the decorative look of your kitchen.

These are just a few of the low-cost ways to maximize the worth of your home. If you are in the Salt Lake City Utah area and are interested in discussing the best ways to boost the value of your specific home, contact us. We are more than happy to talk details, give walkthrough appraisals, and provide personalized advice on all trade work inquires.