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3 Tips for Exterior Paint Color

November 16, 2020 at 3:44 pm | No comment | Category: Blog, Exterior Painting Services, Painting Services

Choosing the paint for your home’s exterior is a big decision!  A high-quality paint job will last for years, so you want to select the right colors, taking into account your personal taste, as well as the neighborhood and environment your home is a part of.

Here are tips from the best local painting company – us! – to help you can find the best exterior paint colors for your house:

  1. Style – Think about the style of your home and whether you want colors that reinforce that style. For example, Riverside Avondale neighborhoods have many Craftsman style homes, which typically incorporate warm neutrals and earth tones.  San Marco and Miramar neighborhoods include midcentury modern homes and Spanish colonial style houses which are often painted white or cream to complement terra cotta roof tiles and dark ironwork accents.  Beach houses along Ponte Vedra or Atlantic Beach are often more contemporary in style and would look great in color schemes of light, airy neutrals or seaside hues that reinforce this style.  Many house styles incorporate 3 colors – the main color, trim color, and an accent color, and homeowners often like to research the style of their houses and then choose colors that enhance it.
  2. Unchangeable Elements – Be sure to consider the parts of your home and property that are permanent, or at least cannot be changed easily. You’ll want to find a paint that does not clash with the color of your roof, or brick pavers, or stone accents you intend to keep.  Also consider the landscaping, particularly any flowering trees, to be sure you choose colors that will go well with the natural elements that surround your home.
  3. Setting – Consider your own neighborhood and street. If you are part of a homeowners’ association, you may need to review any rules or restrictions that pertain to house paint.  Even if your neighborhood is not part of an HOA, there may be bylaws about house color that you should review before hiring a good Jacksonville painting company to paint your home.  If you’re neighborly, you’ll also consider your neighbors’ preferences.  If you’re planning to sell your home in the future, you’ll also consider the tastes of others and steer yourself away from particularly bold or daring choices.

For more help choosing the best paint colors or color schemes for your house, you can always work with a highly rated painting contractor to find the right colors!  All the best Jacksonville FL painting companies can provide color consultations, and employee technicians who understand paint, including which coatings work best on which surfaces, and which colors will look great on a house of any style.  There are many great Jacksonville FL painting contractors, but for true craftsmanship, outstanding customer service, and a high-quality job that will last, call on The Painting Craftsmen.  Let us turn your house into your dream home!

5 Ceiling Paint Alternatives

July 24, 2020 at 2:22 pm | No comment | Category: Blog, Interior Painting Services, Painting Services

White is a perennial favorite ceiling color and almost always looks fine in any room.  However, there is no rule that says a ceiling must be painted white!  If you want to consider alternatives to white paint for the ceilings in your home, here are our top recommendations:

  1. Bold Walls, Pale Ceiling – If you like going bold and have painted your walls a bold color, paint your ceilings a much lighter hue of the same wall color. Paint supply stores can add white to your wall paint color until you reach a tone you love for the ceiling.
  2. Single Color – In the right conditions, namely in a room with a large window and high ceiling, paint all walls and ceiling – trim too – the same color to create a bold and striking look.
  3. Above Trim – If you have a picture rail or chair rail, paint a darker tone below the rail and choose a paler hue of the same color above the rail and on the ceiling.
  4. Blue Like Sky – Pale blue is a popular alternative to white, in part because it’s reminiscent of blue skies. If your walls are white or otherwise neutral but you’re looking for a pop of color, try a pale shade of blue or bluish green.
  5. Yellow for Warmth – Painting your ceiling a yellow tone can add instant cheer to the room. If your kitchen has white cabinetry and walls, add a lively pop of color with a yellow ceiling.  Or to make a den or family room cozier, a pale gold or yellow tone on the ceiling adds warmth to the entire room.

When it comes to choosing wall paint and ceiling paint, your options truly are endless, and that can become overwhelming.  When you find the best painting company in your area, though, you can trust the professionals to take care of you throughout your project, including helping you select the paint colors and sheens you want for each room in your home.

The Painting Craftsmen is the best Jacksonville FL painting company and the trusted professional painters serving Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Mandarin, Riverside and Northeast Florida.  Our highly trained technicians have an eye for detail and a passion for remaking your home into the home of your dreams.

Fresh Paint, Added Value

June 3, 2020 at 5:42 pm | No comment | Category: Blog, Exterior Painting Services, Painting Services

One of the simplest yet most effective way to add value to your home is to apply a fresh coat of exterior paint.  When preparing to put a house on the market, many homeowners choose to call on a great professional painting company because they know this will increase their chances of selling quickly!  Here are several ways that a coating of fresh paint will benefit your home and add value to it:

  • Curb Appeal – Nothing boosts curb appeal like new coating of paint! Whether you repaint your house in the same hue or make a dramatic color change, fresh paint will enhance the way your house looks every time.
  • Checkup – While planning for your house to be painted, it’s also a great time to give your home’s exterior a “checkup.” Your painting contractor may point out rotting wood panels that should be replaced, cracks in stucco, rusted nail heads, brittle caulk, mold infestations, or any other issue that should be resolved in order to be sure your home stays in great shape.
  • Repairs – A quality exterior house painting project includes a significant amount of prep work. Problems that are identified during the “checkup” can be fixed and checked off your list at this time!  While prepping your house for painting, a great local painting contractor will caulk gaps, fill holes, repair drywall, replace rotten wood, and make other repairs that may be needed to be sure your home looks exactly as you want it to after the project is completed.
  • Protection – Fresh paint helps protect your Florida home from the elements, including rain and high humidity. Siding is less likely to splinter or crack when it’s sealed with a good coat of paint.

This summer give your home a facelift as well as an increased level of protection with a fresh coat of paint.  Set aside the time, grab your tools and supplies, and find the right colors for your home’s exterior and get going.  Better yet, if the though of a massive DIY painting project in the summer heat has you feeling overwhelmed, call on the best professional painting contractor in your area to take on the job.

The Painting Craftsmen is the best painting company Jacksonville FL homeowners call on for interior and exterior house painting, cabinet refinishing, and more.  Our teams of highly trained professionals work skillfully and efficiently to help create the home you’ve been dreaming of!  Houses throughout Mandarin, Riverside, Nocatee, Atlantic Beach, and Jacksonville are looking sharp with a fresh coat of paint from The Painting Craftsmen.  Trust your house painting job to the painting pros

3 Ways Epoxy Flooring Makes Your Garage Look Amazing

March 13, 2020 at 10:04 am | No comment | Category: Blog, Flooring

It’s common knowledge that having epoxy flooring installed makes your garage safer and easier to maintain.  However, few homeowners understand just how much epoxy garage flooring does to enhance the look of the garage, and subsequently, the entire home.

Here are 3 important benefits to having an epoxy garage flooring installed on your property:

  • Clean Spills Fast – A great painting contractor will use professional machinery to grind down any unevenness in your concrete floor. Then, the epoxy coating will go on smoothly and evenly, forming a water-proof barrier.  Any motor oil, beverages, or other liquid spills will simply sit on top of the surface, and you can swiftly wipe them away.  If your garage floor has never sparkled before, it can now!
  • Remove Debris Easily – It’s never been easier to clean out your garage than when you have epoxy flooring installed. Grab a broom or the leaf blower and all debris can be removed quickly and completely.  It’ll take no time at all to make your garage spic-n-span whenever you like.
  • Aesthetic Enhancements – Homeowners love our epoxy garage flooring service because of its customization as well. You can choose from a whole host of color options.  Professionally installed epoxy flooring can match the wall colors, or your home’s exterior, your cars, or even the colors of your alma mater.  Whatever color or color combination you choose, you know it will go on smoothly and create an extremely durable finish that’s shock absorbent and easy to clean.

Hire a great painting service to install high quality epoxy flooring in your garage, and you’ll want to keep your garage doors up all the time just to make the neighbors jealous.  The Painting Craftsmen is the best Jacksonville FL painting company customers trust with their exterior painting, interior painting, cabinet refinishing, and of course, epoxy garage floor installation.  We know how to exceed our customers’ expectations – just ask our clients throughout Riverside Avondale, Queen’s Harbor, Miramar, and throughout Jacksonville and the Beaches.  Let us make your garage floor look amazing!

3 Important Steps in Cabinet Refinishing Prep

February 16, 2020 at 11:52 am | No comment | Category: Blog, Cabinet Refinishing, Cabinet Staining

Prep work is a critically important part of any painting or refinishing project, and cabinet refinishing is no exception.  If you’re planning to refinish your kitchen cabinets, be sure to get your project off on the right foot with these important prep work steps:

  1. Remove all contents. The first thing to do when prepping for your cabinet refinishing project is to remove all contents from all cabinets.  It’s best to box all contents by cabinet, label each box, and then compile all boxes in another room, away from the work site.  This is a time-consuming step, but don’t be tempted to cut corners.  Anything left in the cabinets can encumber your ability to work, or can fall and break, and will certainly get covered in dust as the project progresses.
  2. Clean the cabinets. Wipe away all cobwebs, suction out crumbs using a shop vac or vacuum attachment, and remove as much dirt and debris as you can from all cabinets.  Then wipe them down with a damp cloth, wiping all crevices of each cabinet face, and all other edges and details to remove any grime.  You may need to use a grease cutting cleaning solution on certain cabinets, if needed.  The cleaner you get the cabinetry, the smoother your coatings will go on, and the better your finished product will look!  You’ll also remove the hardware from each door and drawer, unless you’re planning to install all new hardware when your project is complete.  Place the hardware in a plastic bag so that no screws or knobs get lost.
  3. Cover all other surfaces. Cover the countertops, appliances, and other areas that you want to protect.  Chairs, smaller appliances, and other such items can be taken out of the work area to protect them and to give you more room to work.  Cover everything else using drop cloths or painter’s plastic and secure it with masking tape or painter’s tape, and position drop cloths along the floor.

Once you’ve cleared out your stuff from inside the cabinetry, cleaned the cabinets thoroughly, and covered the surrounding surfaces, you’re ready to apply the paint or stain you’ve selected!  Cabinet refinishing is a satisfying and exciting DIY job, but it’s also a challenging and time-consuming one, which is why most Southside, Ponte Vedra, Atlantic Beach, and Jacksonville homeowners choose to call on a great local painting contractor to do the project for them.  The Painting Craftsmen is the best Jacksonville FL painting company and the team to trust with your cabinets.  Give us a call and let’s get started on your cabinet transformation!

Can I Paint My House in Cold Weather?

January 7, 2020 at 12:18 pm | No comment | Category: Blog, Exterior Painting Services

Here in Northeast Florida, though the temperatures rarely fall below freezing, many customers ask how to know if it gets to cold to paint outdoors.  Here’s what you need to know about painting your home’s exterior in cold weather.  Paint goes on best in warm weather, and the weather in Mandarin, San Marco, Jacksonville, and on the beach seldom dips low enough to cancel your house painting project.

If you do need to paint your house in winter, here’s what you can do to make sure your painting project is a success:

  • Check your product labels. Read the labels on all types of coating to be sure they are formulated to be applied during low temperatures.  Many common house paints and stains are applied best when the temps are 50 or above, but the label on the material will indicate whether it can be applied successfully in colder weather.
  • Use the right applicators.When you purchase the paint for your house, check with the paint experts to find out which brushes, roller covers, and other applicators they recommend for applying the specific paint.  Though it’s a good idea to do this whenever purchasing house paint, you’ll especially want to do it when there’s a risk of cold weather.
  • Work in the warmth. Plan your project so that you’re painting from midmorning to midafternoon, when the day is typically at its warmest, and follow the sun as you work.
  • Call the professionals. Avoid all hassle whatsoever and call on a great professional painting company to do the project instead!

There are many great Jacksonville FL painting contractors, but The Painting Craftsmen is the best painting company Riverside, Sawgrass, and Southside homeowners call on for their painting projects.  Our teams specialize in interior painting, exterior painting, cabinet refinishing, and more, and our technicians are trained and coached to be the best in the field.  We believe you and your home deserve the BEST—the best in customer service, quality work, and an end result you’ll love.

3 Reasons to Refinish Your Wood Fence

December 13, 2019 at 9:42 am | No comment | Category: Blog, Fence Refinishing

Don’t let your fence become an underappreciated element of your home and yard!  A great fence is important in providing privacy, safety, and aesthetic appeal, and helps set the tone for your home and property.  One of the best ways to maintain you fence is to refinish it routinely or call on a great painting company to refinish it for you.

Here’s why you should refinish your wood fence:

  1. Keep it in good repair. Refinishing your fence properly ensures the boards don’t splinter, split, or start to rot. When refinishing your fence or dock or other wood surfaces on your property, you have the chance to watch for nail heads, holes, rust or mold growth that may be starting, insect infestations, and other issues and correct them.
  2. Keep it from warping. Sealing and refinishing your fence helps protect it from water damage.  Wood is highly porous and when it’s not adequately sealed it will absorb water and eventually begin to warp and rot.
  3. Keep it looking good. You are selective about the color you paint your house, the landscaping you plant around the yard, and the specific shingles on your roof, and the fence, pergola, and wooden deck deserve the same attention to detail.  A fresh coat of stain applied by a highly rated painting contractor can give your fence a new life and can bring up the curb appeal of your entire property!

Fence refinishing can be a simple and satisfying DIY project, but it can also easily get out of hand and end up taking more of your time and resources than you’d like.  More and more homeowners choose to call on a highly rated professional painting company to refinish their fence and give it a fresh look, completely hassle-free.

The Painting Craftsmen is the best Jacksonville FL painting company homeowners trust with their home and landscaping. Our technicians are trained to apply the best coatings thoroughly and efficiently to keep your home, fence, dock, and deck in great shape.  Our Riverside, Southside, Avondale, and Atlantic Beach customers rely on our quality work, and we’d love to provide you with the same outstanding service!

3 Most Popular Cabinet Finishes According to the Pros

October 28, 2019 at 8:16 am | No comment | Category: Blog, Cabinet Refinishing

Cabinet refinishing is a popular service that seems get more and more popular!  Homeowners love the idea of giving their kitchen or bathrooms an entirely new look without the cost and hassle of a renovation.  Once you decide to find a find a great local cabinet refinishing company and embark on your project, how do you decide what your new look will be?

As the best Jacksonville FL cabinet refinisher, we’re the experts at applying custom finishes to kitchen cabinets throughout San Marco, Southside, Riverside Avondale, and Atlantic Beach.  Here are our top 3 most popular cabinet finishes:

  • Accent Glaze Finish– An accent glazed finish can be applied over either a solid, opaque finish or a natural toned finish. In this process, the customer chooses the underlying finish as well as the accent glaze, which is applied in a way that highlights the natural grooves and lines in the cabinet’s construction.  The finished product is sophisticated and timeless.
  • Antique Finish– Similar to accent glazing, antiqued finish on cabinetry is achieved by applying glaze to the finish. Prior to that, however, custom details and accents are added by hand, using a number of specialized tools.  The finished product is a high quality, antique and aged-to-perfection appearance for your kitchen cabinetry.
  • Artisan Distressed Finish– Similar to the antique finish, the artisan distressed finish adds additional depth and character. Custom details are again hewn by hand.  The most popular detailing includes faux cracking and burnishing.

When an accent glaze finish, antique finish, or artisan distressed finish is applied by highly rated cabinet refinishing service, you’ll fall in love with your home all over again.  The best painting companies Jacksonville FL homeowners call on for their cabinet refinishing services are able to use their skills and experience to customize the client’s dream kitchen, right down to the hand detailing.  Trust your home to the best Jacksonville painting company – The Painting Craftsmen.  Our technicians are trained, experienced, and ready to transform your cabinetry into the new look you’ve been dreaming of!

The Best Paint Colors for Your Bedroom (& What to Avoid)

October 2, 2019 at 9:06 am | No comment | Category: Blog, Painting Colors, Painting Services

The colors that you choose for a room have a significant effect on the mood and feeling of that room.  Many homeowners choose cheery, bright colors for the kitchen, and warm, welcoming hues for a cozy family room.  But what hues and tones do you bring into a bedroom?

We believe that the bedroom walls should be a color that invites you to rest and relax.  Pale blues, cool greys, and softer tones encourage a calm feeling and can help you to relax, unwind, and rest.

Here are a few of our current favorite paint colors for the bedroom:

  • Pale gray tones such as “Misty” by Sherwin-Williams can encourage a sense of calm.
  • If you’re looking for a darker tone, deeper, warm grays, such as “Sparrow” by Benjamin Moore will create a warm and inviting feel for your master bedroom. Olive green hues, such as “Sap Green” by Farrow & Ball can have the same effect.
  • Lavender tones such as “Spring Lilac” by Benjamin Moore, are a way to create a calm feeling in your bedroom. The lavender herb is associated with stress relief, and you may find that the color itself can have a similar effect.
  • Pale green colors like “Sea Salt” by Sherwin-Williams can emulate the feel of a spa and turn your bedroom into an oasis.
  • A warm white, such as “White Tie” by Farrow & Ball looks great in nearly any type of room, including a bedroom.

Other tips for deciding on a paint for your bedroom:

  • We recommend choosing a matte, satin, or low luster sheen rather than a high gloss sheen.
  • Avoid using extremely bright colors, which can overstimulate your senses, and think carefully before painting your bedroom walls deep red, bold orange, or other colors that may represent alarm or caution. These colors can have the opposite effect and can hinder your ability to relax.
  • Black and extremely dark hues can make your bedroom feel more like a cave than a relaxing place to retire at the end of the day.

Once you decide on the perfect paint color for your bedroom, a highly rated professional painting company can provide a smooth, even coating and crisp lines throughout your bedroom, and in any other room in the house.  If you’re looking for a highly rated painting contractor in Northeast Florida, The Painting Craftsmen is the best painting company Jacksonville FL homeowners call on for their homes.  Our technicians are trained and experienced, with an eye for detail and a passion for customer service.  Ponte Vedra Beach, Ortega, Southside, and Riverside homeowners rely on our expertise to keep their homes beautiful, and we’d love the opportunity to do the same for you!

Accent Color Dos & Don’ts

August 24, 2019 at 9:39 am | No comment | Category: Blog, Painting Colors, Painting Services

An accent wall is a great way to bring in a splash of color, particularly a bright or bold color.  Use our list of “dos and don’ts” to help you plan the best way to incorporate additional color in your home!

  1. DO consider an accent wall even if the rest of the house is primarily neutral. Countless homeowners prefer to cover their walls in grays, beiges, and whites, and the effect is lovely.  However, don’t be afraid to add a splash of color to an otherwise neutral home!  It may be exactly what the room needed!
  2. DON’T avoid bold and vibrant colors. Bright, bold, vivid hues make some of the best accent walls!  Don’t be afraid to take risks where accent color is involved. Instead, see a potential accent wall as an opportunity to display a few of your favorite wild colors or patterns.
  3. DO take into account the color of the other walls.Though you should feel encouraged to go bold and select bright, fun patterns or colors, you do need to take into account the other colors in the room.  For example, if the walls are a pale green hue, think carefully before choosing bright orange for an accent wall.  It can be done, but you’ll want to look at a variety of samples first and may want to solicit the advice of a color specialist or highly rated painting contractor.
  4. DON’T think you’re limited to solid paint for an accent wall.You can paint stripes, ombre, or faux finish.  Wallpaper is a valid choice as well!  A great professional painting company will be able to create the look you want for your accent wall, regardless of the color or material.

Accent walls can be tricky to paint.  Often the area is small, cumbersome to get to, and you have to be sure you don’t get the accent color onto the neighboring walls. Straight, crisp lines are critical, and you’ll either need sharp skills or extreme patience (or, most likely, both)! Most homeowners call on a great Jacksonville painting company to do the work for them!

The Painting Craftsmen is the best house painting company Jacksonville FL homeowners trust with their homes and painting projects.  Painting is our passion, and it shows – just ask our hundreds of clients throughout Jacksonville, San Marco, Ortega, Avondale, along the Beaches and beyond.  If you’re dreaming of a new look for your home’s exterior or for any room in the house, call on us and let our craftsmen make your dream a reality!

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