Posts Tagged "Painting"

Is It Really Worthwhile to Buy More Expensive Paint?- Painting Tips for Greenwich, CT

May 28, 2015

Whether you’re building, remodeling, or simply giving your home a few needed updates, painting acts as the icing on the cake. It ties colors together, sets the mood of the space, and can be used strategically to create a variety of powerful and stylish effects.

Sometimes, however, homeowners experience a little bit of sticker shock at their paint supply store. Quality paint can be pricey! This is followed by a very natural question: is it really worth the extra money?

Home Improvement Ideas That Will Increase Your Property’s Curb Appeal

April 16, 2015

Spring is the perfect season for giving your home a fresh start.

This process might begin on the inside, and could involve cleaning, organizing, interior painting, and rethinking decorations. It’s also nice to open a window or three and let the warm, refreshing air pour in.

On the other hand, how does the outside of your home look? A little springtime maintenance can go a long way toward preserving and beautifying your property, and it also will boost that important element of curb appeal.

Selecting Spring Paint Colors

February 15, 2014

Regardless of what the groundhog said, Spring is just around the corner, and everyone is considering their options for new paint colors and preparing for spring cleaning. We understand that you probably don’t paint for every season, but with spring so close, we decided to focus on lovely pastels and stormy contrasting colors. Let’s get started, shall we?

When choosing the perfect interior paint for your home, your personality and personal tastes should be the primary factors. The color of a room accounts for roughly 60% of our comfort level in that room. Study your personal color psychology to fully understand how colors affect you and why.

People who enjoy a spring color pallet usually look forward to the vibrant colors of nature in the springtime because those colors bring them a sense of happiness and hope. Here are a few great ideas for going from drab to fab using a gorgeous spring color pallet:

Use Unlikely Colors as Contrast

Think for a moment about that lovely blue springtime sky. Drastic and dramatic colors often complement it, such as white clouds on a pretty day or dark gray clouds on a potentially stormy day. Consider where you could use those beautifully contrasting colors in your home. Here are a few ideas:

  • White walls with blue or gray trim
  • Blue walls with white or gray trim
  • Gray walls with white or blue trim

Contrast doesn’t have to be dark trim against light walls; the opposite is equally as beautiful and delivers a much different feeling from a room.

Use Bright Colors to Contrast Pastels

Take some inspiration from the colors of Easter. Pastel colored walls with brightly colored trim really bring out the beauty of a room. For example, consider pastel yellow walls with bright orange trim in your child’s play room. Think of it as a marigold garden room. The contrasting colors invite the eye to explore different areas of the room. Decorate with items that create the overall feel needed for the room.

Use “You” Colors The last think you should think when you enter a room is, “this just isn’t me.” Choose colors that fit your

personality and personal sense of style. Don’t try to mimic a picture from a magazine that isn’t you. Tips to Help You on Your Way

Take it Slowly: Work on one room or one area at a time until it feels perfect. Choose a small area of your home to start with so you can see the results more quickly.Take Risks: Don’t worry if you mess up or choose colors poorly at first. All it takes is a quick repaint to cover the color you’re unhappy with, and you’re done.

Ask a Professional: If you aren’t comfortable choosing colors and doing the painting yourself, or you simply don’t have the time, ask a professional painting contractor for help. Our contractors will work with you to create the perfect space throughout your home. Give us a call any time for a free consultation.

Interior Painting Tip: How Colors Impact Mood

December 6, 2013


Colors in every home interior always reveal the owner’s personal style and taste. It is commonly observed that whenever we opt to decorate or paint our home, we don’t bother to put enough thought into the color scheme. Colors have great impact on our lives on a daily basis as they have great influence on our moods and thoughts; they affect the behavior of people in different means, depending upon their ages, gender, environment and ethical backgrounds. Therefore when it’s the matter to introduce a color in home interior painting, it is very important to choose a color very sensibly.

If you want to adorn your home in an elegant and beautiful manner, you do not need to worry about latest trends and fashion as these trends will come and go. You can make your home look beautiful and impressive by adding color scheme of your own choice that reveals your personal preference and personality. The major secret is to blend the colors of your choice by applying them in the form of mix and match or contrasts. The selection of color combinations is quite a difficult task for many beginners as color has the ability to transform the shape, size of your furnishing placed in a room but it can also change the shape and size of room where you want to apply them. Choosing the right kind of color is not difficult if a person identifies some basic information about colors and their impacts, therefore for your assistance here is some detail about room colors and how they influence our moods.

Colors of Room and Their Impacts:
According to experts, colors respond in three basic ways; active, passive, and neutral, you can give different colors to different rooms according to your choice and taste depending upon the usage of that particular room. Lighter tones give cool and calm impact making you feel that room loom airy, bright and spacious whereas dark tones reveals sophisticated and warm impact when applying these colors in large room, they give more intimated feeling.


Let’s study some more about the influence of different colors and their impact on a room.

Red Color:

Red color rapidly changes the overall mood of an environment and raises the energy level of the room; this color can be your number one choice if you want to be in excited mood especially at night as it generally considered too stimulating for bedroom interiors. If you bring this color in your living room, dining areas and drawing rooms, it creates a welcoming effect that draws your guests together to converse in a friendly and pleasant environment.


Yellow Color:

Yellow creates an environment of happiness and sunshine in any interior that is considered to be perfect for applying in kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms where happy colors forms an energizing and uplifting effect. Although yellow forms a pleasing effect but experts discourage to use this color in major color schemes, this is because some studies shows that folks usually lose their temper and toddlers tend to cry in yellow colored interiors.

Blue Shade:

It is believed that blue color normalize the blood pressure and reduce respiration and heart rate due to these reasons this color is known for its calmness and soothing effect. Blue is usually suggested for bedrooms and bathrooms however you have to be cautious about pastel blue shade as it is believed that this color looks pleasant on the paint chip but brings unpleasant chilliness on furniture pieces particularly in the room where very little natural light has passed through.


We hope that these common tips will help you in making the right decision in search of paint colors for your next interior painting project, but it will be significant to keep in mind that color selection is a very personal decision so be careful and choose the color that suits you, your family and your lifestyle.

Lead Paint Removal and Exterior Painting in Westchester NY

August 9, 2013

“If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, but some states banned it even earlier. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning.” (source)

We were recently tasked with removal of lead paint from the exterior of a home in Westchester County NY. The paint was carefully sanded away with special vacuum equipped sanders that capture the lead dust in EPA certified vacuum systems. After sanding and a new round of lead testing, a fresh new paint was applied – see the project pictures below.

Learn more about our residential painting services here.