Advice on choosing paint

Choosing the right color for your painting project can be the difference between being thoroughly overjoyed or wondering ‘What on earth was I thinking?’ With so many options available for painting your Cottonwood and Verde Valley home or business, Canyon Painting offers these recommendations for helping you choose the right paint color.

Don’t buy textiles last, buy them first. Counter-intuitive you say? One of the best ways to make sure your paint choice goes with your furnishings, drapes and color preferences is to use your fabrics as the basis. If you start with your fabric choice you’ll find it far easier to match the paint. It’s a lot easier and more affordable to customize paint than it is fabric.

Use paint to transition your view from space to space.
It’s important to remember that a home should feel and look cohesive, unified. Choose paints that are harmonious, that may not match, but they do ‘go together’. This is especially important in areas that are open-concept styles so that the transitions between rooms are appealing and not abrupt.

Don’t lose sight of lighting.
Many rooms take on a new look as the light moves from day to night throughout your house. It’s much more affordable, both in money and time, to buy samples of the paint colors you’re considering and test them in varying light conditions, especially in the evening when you’re using artificial, indoor lighting.

Remember the finish. You can choose from among:

  • Flat – It appears sophisticated and modern, however it doesn’t clean well so is not well-suited for kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Egg shell – This is a low-luster finish.
  • Satin – This popular choice is suited for high-traffic areas.
  • Semi-gloss – This finish is suits kitchens and bathrooms very well because it reflects light and is easy to clean.
  • High-gloss – If you want a polished and bright, shiny look choose this finish. Paint color plays an important role in interior design.

If you find choosing the right paint color difficult, there is hope. Let the experts at Canyon Painting help you choose the right paint color for your Cottonwood and Verde Valley home or business. Call us today at 928-202-8272.

An explanation of commercial vs. residential painting

Many people might wonder what the difference between commercial painting and residential painting is and the answer could surprise you. If you are looking for a painting company to tackle your Cottonwood or Verde Valley painting project, the commercial and residential companies may look similar. But there are a few important questions Canyon Painting recommends you ask before you make your choice.

What construction material is being painted?
Contractors who primarily work on residential living spaces are generally experienced with materials typically used in home building like siding and wood. Commercial contractors, on the other hand, focus on businesses and therefore probably have a broader experience with a greater range of materials including stucco, concrete and metal as well as all of the materials generally used in home construction.

How large is the project?
Generally a business is much larger than a personal residence which means that commercial jobs require more planning and more labor than residential jobs. Commercial contracting companies will, therefore, already have the staff in place to not only plan and organize your job but be prepared to coordinate their efforts with any other contractors to get your job in on time.

What’s your timeline?
Residential painters work from Monday to Friday and from morning to evening but if those are your business hours you can see the problem. Commercial contractors are prepared to meet your business operating schedule and will have the needed equipment to work nights and weekends.

Do they have the right supplies?
Commercial businesses may require a much more durable paint or other types of protective coatings to withstand greater wear and tear than residential living spaces. Commercial painters will know how to match products to your specific needs.

Do they offer additional services?
Commercial painting contractors’ services may cover a wider range of your needs such as sandblasting, power washing, epoxy flooring or surface preparation. Depending on the type of your facility, a commercial painting contractor may save you the time and effort of searching for multiple contractors.

Canyon Painting, serving Cottonwood and the Verde Valley, is ready to tackle your project, whether it’s a commercial or residential project. For more information call us today at 928-202-8272.

Best paint colors to increase your home’s value

Canyon Painting, Sedona and Cottonwood professional paint contractor, can help increase your home value with a quality paint job.Are you putting your home on the market, or considering selling within the next few years? If so, you’re probably considering painting your home. Do you know that the colors you choose for the interior and exterior can affect the sale price of your home? Sedona and Cottonwood painting contractor, Canyon Painting, discusses the best paint colors to increase your home’s value.

An analysis was conducted of more than 30,000 photos of sold homes around the country. The interior paint colors that are more likely to increase your home’s value are: 

  • Blue, blue (almost) everywhere! Homes painted in light blues or pale blue/gray sold for over $5,000 more than expected.
  • Blue kitchens, most often in soft gray-blue, were discovered to have sold for a higher price than other kitchens.
  • Blue bathrooms helped homes sell for a higher value as well. Light cerulean to cadet blue bedroom walls helped boost the selling price of homes almost $2,000.
  • Even blue for dining rooms! Home purchasers found slate blue to pale gray dining rooms to be most desirable. These colors in the dining room increased the selling price an average of nearly $2,000.
  • The living room is the exception. Buyers still like soft colors in the brown spectrum for the living room. Light beige, pale taupe, or oatmeal-colored walls in the living room increased the selling price almost $2,000 more than expected.

What about the exterior? These results may surprise you: 

  • Tan and beige are no longer the trendy colors.
  • “Greige” (a mix of light gray and beige) is the “now” color for the exterior. Homes with a greige exterior sold for almost $3,500 more than was expected.
  • And the fixture that sets the mood for entering guests, the front door, blue again.

Canyon Painting can help increase your home’s value with these trending paint colors for your Sedona or Cottonwood home. At Canyon Painting, we use only the highest quality paints, and customer satisfaction is our #1 goal. For a free estimate for residential or commercial painting, please call us at 928-202-8272. 

Deck refinishing services for your home

Canyon Painting offers expert refinishing services for the deck on your Sedona home.If the sun, dry air, and time have taken a toll on your Sedona home’s deck, or if you have just purchased a home with beautiful views from the comfort of its inviting deck, don’t waste any time in protecting it from the oftentimes harsh elements of the climate. Canyon Painting offers refinishing services to restore and preserve the beauty of your deck.

Causes of your deck’s decline
Every year, homeowners spend extensive time and money repairing or restoring deteriorating decks. Arizona’s climate can begin to affect unprotected wood immediately. Monsoon rains are quickly absorbed causing the wood to swell and Arizona’s infamous heat causes the wood to dry out and shrink. The cycle of swelling and shrinking wood contributes to a loss of its natural protective oils resulting in warping, splitting and cracking which leads to expansive and expensive repairs. An unprotected wood deck is also subject to rot and decay and surface graying from mildew, UV (ultraviolet rays) and attacks from a host of varying insects.

Deck restoration
In order to adequately and effectively protect exposed wood, the application of a sealer offering oils and resins to reduce or prevent deterioration must be done regularly. Additional, but necessary protection for exposed wood includes products that eradicate fungi and mildew, repel water, and protect from UV rays. It is also very important to use products that are non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and safe for children and animals.

You can depend on Canyon Painting to restore the deck on your Sedona home to its original look and protect it against future damage from the elements. We can not only make your deck look new again, but our restoration processes help to protect and preserve your deck for your safety and entertainment. If your deck needs to be restored or if you want to protect its already excellent condition, call the deck restoration experts at Canyon Painting today at 928-202-8272.

Epoxy coating for the garage floor in your home

Canyon Painting can apply a durable epoxy coating to the garage floor in your Sedona home.The garage is, for many people, almost a “second home.” You may spend time there working on your hobby, working on your vehicle, or maybe it’s your “man cave.” Have you considered upgrading to an epoxy floor? Canyon Painting would like to share the benefits of an epoxy floor coating for the garage in your Sedona home.

Looks – Compared to an average concrete garage floor, an epoxy-coating makes the floor bright and attractive. The surface is smooth making it easy to sweep, and cleaning up spills is a breeze.

Cost – Compared to other types of flooring, the cost per square foot for epoxy floors is much easier on the wallet. Since it can be installed directly over concrete, the installation costs are significantly lower than most other flooring types, and demolition of the existing floor is not required.

Durable – Epoxy floors are highly resistant to just about everything – oil, gasoline, bleach, transmission fluid, cleansers and more. This is one of the main reasons they’re popular in garages. Aside from withstanding potential chemical and cleaner spills, epoxy floor coating is also heat and water resistant. An epoxy coatings are also resistant to bacteria and germs.

Long-lasting – Epoxy floors have a longer lifespan than many other floor types. Concrete is the only material that beats it, but concrete needs proper sealing to maintain it. Unlike plain concrete, an epoxy floor offers benefits of anti-fatigue, a huge benefit when you spend lots of time standing at the workbench.

Safe – One of the lesser-known advantages of using epoxy on a garage floor is it enhances visibility inside the garage by reflecting light off the floor. So your garage will be a brighter room to work in.

Do your concrete floors need a little help? Give your garage floor an upgrade with an epoxy floor coating! Canyon Painting knows that preparation is always a key factor. Before a coating is applied, we take time to prepare the surface to get the proper adhesion and ensure the best finish possible. For more information on epoxy floor coatings or for an estimate for home painting in Sedona, call Canyon Painting at 928-202-8272.

Get to know us

Canyon Painting, LLC is your experienced residential and commercial painter in Sedona and Cottonwood, and we repair drywall and stuco too.Canyon Painting, LLC is your experienced residential and commercial painter in Sedona and Cottonwood, and we repair drywall and stuco too.For your residential and commercial painting needs in Sedona and Cottonwood, we are happy to Introduce Canyon Painting, LLC. Paulie Morales, owner and operator of Canyon Painting, LLC has decades of experience as a painting contractor and will provide excellent service on your home or business painting projects.

At Canyon Painting, LLC, customer satisfaction is our #1 goal. We specialize in residential and commercial exterior and interior painting, from sprucing up your decor to giving your home or business a whole new look. We believe that our exceptional quality of work sets us apart from other painting contractors.

We hire only experienced painters, and carefully supervise all work. It is important to us at Canyon Painting, LLC that our employees are inspired do the best job possible – every time. You can expect to have only the highest quality paints and products used on your home or commercial building.

In addition to residential properties, we offer painting services on the following types of commercial properties:

  • Managed properties / rental homes / apartment complexes
  • Homeowners associations
  • Retail buildings
  • Resorts and hotels
  • Schools

Additional commercial services we offer:

  • Exterior/interior painting
  • Epoxy floor coating
  • Pool deck coatin
  • Drywall repair
  • Stucco repair
  • Power washing
  • Wood lacquer
  • Staining

Our staff are professional, courteous, and knowledgeable of the best practices and trends in the painting industry. We take the time to go over every job thoroughly with each customer to ensure their satisfaction. We are licensed, bonded and insured, which means we are covered, so you are covered!

Your local Cottonwood and Sedona painting contractor, Canyon Painting, LLC, is looking forward to serving you. For a free estimate for residential or commercial painting or any of our services, please call us at 928-202-8272.

How often to paint the exterior of your home

Canyon Painting, your Sedona and Cottonwood painting contractor, can help increase the value of your home with a quality paint job.Canyon Painting, your Sedona and Cottonwood painting contractor, can help increase the value of your home with a quality paint job.
How often should you paint your home’s exterior? Canyon Painting, your professional painting contractor in Sedona and Cottonwood, shares some insights designed to help you decide how often the exterior of your home needs to be painted.

Some painting professionals will tell you need to repaint the exterior of your home in as little as 4 to 6 years to keep it looking fresh; others will estimate as many as 15 years between each painting. Painting your home can cost quite a bit, so just how accurate are those estimates?

Here are some of the factors to consider when making your decision about when to paint:

  • Curb appeal. The condition of the exterior of your home is your home’s first impression to anyone who drives or walks by it.
  • Looking to sell? If you are considering putting your home on the market, the fresh look of a recent paint job is a must.
  • Location. Depending on where you live, the exterior paint on your home will have different needs. Coastal homes, for instance, endure intense sun, salty sea air and sand, and need to be painted often. Here in Arizona, we face similar extremes. Summers can be very dry and hot, yet broken up by the humid and stormy monsoon season.
  • Materials. Both the materials with which your home is built and the quality of the paint product affect the time that a paint job will endure.

Canyon Painting suggests considering things like curb appeal, the real estate market, location and materials when you are making your decision as to how often to paint your home. Your local Cottonwood and Sedona painting contractor, Canyon Painting, LLC, is looking forward to serving you. For a free estimate for residential or commercial painting, please call us at 928-202-8272.

How to upgrade your business with paint

First impressions still count and the appearance of your Sedona or Cottonwood business speaks volumes before your customers ever walk through the door. Canyon Painting offers you these simple ways to use paint to upgrade the appearance of your business.

You might have the best customer service around, but businesses, as well as most everything else, are still judged by appearances. Don’t let customers drive by your business with the wrong impression. Give your old or outdated building a quick lift with a simple paint job, both inside and out.

A freshly-painted business lets customers feel like your business is organized, clean, reputable and relevant. On the other hand, an underwhelming and uninviting building can result in people turning away from you before your business has the opportunity to be of service. Here are three simple ways that paint can elevate your business to the next level.

Exterior Painting
Curb appeal is just as important for your business as it is for your home. If your business is in need of a quick overhaul, simply refreshing or repainting the whole exterior of the building can instantly give your business the curb appeal that it needs.

Interior Painting
Likewise with exterior painting, repainting the interior also gives your business instant improvement and says to your customers that you take your business seriously. A fresh paint job inside your building or office space gives immediate new life to your business.

Expressive Painting
Painting your business in a way that conveys your business’ purpose is a powerful tool. Customers may not consciously realize they notice the difference, but they do.

Canyon Painting works with businesses to create environments their customers love and want to return to. If your commercial building in Cottonwood or Sedona is in need of a face lift, consider a paint job on the exterior, interior, or both! Call us today at 928-202-8272 for a free estimate.

Interior painting for your business

When painting your office interior, there are nearly limitless options for you to choose. One of the most important decisions you will make is what finish to use. The finish (or sheen) is going to help provide the right look and protection that you need. At Canyon Painting, we help Sedona businesses make the right paint decisions so their office looks its best.

Before you can choose the right finish for your interior, it is important to understand the unique aspects of each sheen.

Matte (or Flat) Finish
Matte finishes are characterized by their non-reflective look. They are good for hiding imperfections in surfaces and are commonly used on ceilings. The drawback to this finish is that it can be difficult to clean. It also fades much quicker than other sheens.

Because it offers a brighter look and more protection than matte, the eggshell finish is commonly used in areas that do not receive high traffic. This finish is preferred by many, because it is not overly reflective, and it offers more protection than a flat finish.

This is likely the most common finish used for interior painting. Both business owners and painting contractors prefer a satin sheen because it is easy to clean, durable, and long lasting. This finish is a little glossier than eggshell, and it is ideal for high traffic areas of your office.

Semi-gloss finish is the step up from satin. This sheen is one of the highest in durability, but it can be too bright for some. This finish is best for kitchens and high traffic areas such as a hallway or entryway.

This sheen is generally used on doors and detailed woodwork like trim. While it is not commonly used on walls, you may consider it for a very heavy-use area such as a janitor’s closet.

When choosing your interior paint finish, it is important to take into consideration what surface or room is being painted. Selecting the right sheen will give your paint a long life and give your office the right look. Learn how Canyon Painting can give the interior of your Sedona business a new look. Call 928-202-8272 for a free estimate.

Let’s talk about exterior wood finishing

Canyon Painting offers professional painting and refinishing services in Camp Verde, Cottonwood and Verde Valley.Wood components on the exterior of your home add character and warmth. They also require extra care. Canyon Painting offers these tips for refinishing and resealing the exterior wood components of your Cottonwood, Camp Verde or Verde Valley home or business to preserve, protect and keep them looking new.

Old paint should be removed with a paint scraper or a high-pressure washer. Sand the wood using medium grit sandpaper to blend the edges of remaining paint with the surface of the exposed wood if you plan on painting the wood. If you plan on staining previously painted wood, remove all of the leftover paint using sandpaper. Scrub the surface of the wood with a brush and cleaning detergent and rinse completely clean. Allow the area to dry for several days before proceeding.

Preserve the Wood
Treat the wood with water repellent or preservative to extend the life of the wood. Make sure to work preservative into any knots, cracks or seams. Allow the preservative to dry for two days.

Sealant comes in a few different types: priming, painting and finishing sealant. If you intend to paint or stain the wood, you’ll want a paintable sealant. If you would rather paint the wood a dramatically different color, such as painting a very dark wood white or vice versa, opt for a primer sealant. If you prefer to leave the wood natural, choose a finishing sealant.

Staining and Painting
Stain is great for wood that is rough or that has been exposed to the elements for a long period of time. Be sure to stain one panel or entire board at a time to prevent lap marks. Apply a second coat if necessary. Apply paint in a similar way.

Exposed wood can quickly begin to wear down from the elements compromising its appearance and structure. Sealing exterior wood is essential for protecting it and extending its life, but it doesn’t last forever. Is it time to refinish and reseal the wood at your Cottonwood, Camp Verde or Verde Valley home or business? Canyon Painting offers expert interior and exterior refinishing services, and can restore your wood to its natural beauty. For a free estimate on refinishing, call us at 928-202-8272.