The value of painting the exterior of your home

Canyon Painting can enhance the curb appeal of your Sedona home and make it stand out to home buyers.For many homeowners, the prospect of selling their property reminds them that they will need to make some repairs and upgrades to get a better price. Does an exterior paint job increase the value of your home? Canyon Painting discusses the subject of painting the exterior of your Sedona home prior to putting it on the market.

Residential real estate sales have enjoyed a consistent rate of growth across the country. If you are ready to put your home on the market and receive the highest sales price possible, an exterior paint job might be one of the items on your “to do” list. Paint that is peeling, faded or out of fashion may turn away prospective buyers for your home.

Here are some good reasons to have that home painted before having it shown:

  • A fresh coat of paint improves the curb appeal of your home
  • A new paint job can increase the potential value of what may be the largest investment you have ever made
  • Painting is more economical than the installation of new vinyl siding (and better looking in our opinion!)
  • A home painted 20 years ago causes a potential buyer to wonder what other deferred maintenance may be needed
  • Two of the most common inquiries from home buyers are about the date the home was last painted and the quality of the paint used

Canyon Painting hopes this discussion of the value of painting the exterior of your Sedona home prior to putting it on the market is helpful to you. If you’d like to explore this discussion further, talk to the color experts at Canyon Painting. Our staff are professional, courteous, and knowledgeable of the best practices and trends in the painting industry. For a free estimate, call us today at 928-202-8272.

 

Tips for painting the exterior of your home

Painting a home exterior is a major project! If you’re considering painting your Cottonwood or Verde Valley home, Canyon Painting wants to share these tips about painting your home’s exterior.

The most important considerations in painting the exterior of a home are the steps of preparation, not the painting itself. Here are the steps:

Clean. Painting over a dirty surface will yield terrible results. Clean the surface before starting to paint. Power washing may be necessary to clean off excess dirt and debris. However, power washing cannot replace the potential need for hand scraping. The surface must be free of flaking paint, oils, dirt, and anything else that would prohibit the paint from bonding with the surface. You may need to use a paint scraper, sandpaper, and a stiff brush.

Prep. Make sure that the paint surface is sound. This may require filling holes, cracks, and gouges with exterior epoxy wood filler. Make sure the filler is dry before sanding the area. Rotting or deteriorating wood needs to be replaced.

Prime. Not all surfaces need to be primed, but stucco and bare wood generally should be. Whether or not priming is needed depends upon the type of product your topcoat will be. This is the type of question best answered by a qualified professional.

Canyon Painting wants to help you experience great results when painting the exterior of your Cottonwood or Verde Valley home. If you are ready for a dynamic exterior paint job for your home, talk to the residential painting experts at Canyon Painting by calling 928-202-8272.

Tips on painting commercial buildings

Canyon Painting can help you choose the right colors, and give professional results for your painting project in Camp Verde, Cottonwood and Verde Valley.How do you find that magic color combination for the interior or exterior of your home? Canyon Painting shares some helpful things to consider when picking the right paint colors for your home in Cottonwood, Camp Verde, and Verde Valley.

For the exterior:

  • Follow the regulations. Before painting your decisions, know your community ordinances and regulations. If you hire the experts at Canyon Painting, you’ll be 100% safe from violating any codes!
  • Historical accuracy. If you live in an older home, you may want to choose color combinations which have been used historically on homes like yours. The simpler your home, the simpler the color scheme will be. Consider observing some local historical landmarks.
  • Jazzing up the past. In some areas, it’s common for homeowners to fly in the face of historical accuracy. Some people paint with modern colors purposely to enhance architectural details. Using bright colors on old architectural designs can produce some dramatic and exciting results. Just make sure your local historic commission approves. Also, it’s a good idea to look at what your neighbors are doing.
  • In a more contemporary home. Choose colors that set your house apart but that don’t clash with nearby homes. Look around your neighborhood. What colors are on the homes right next door?

For the interior:

  • The right white. The single most popular paint color in the world can also be the most confusing. Almost everyone likes white, but there are so many variations of the hue. Decide if you want a warmer or cooler hue. Most people go with warmer.
  • Color perception is influenced by several factors, including the quality of the light around you. The differences between incandescent light or bluer fluorescent light or LED lighting can be profound. Have the professionals at Canyon Painting help you find just the right tones.

Canyon Painting hopes these things to consider when picking the right paint colors for your home in Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Verde Valley are helpful to you. Canyon Painting offers expert interior and exterior painting services. For a free estimate on any kind of painting, call us at 928-202-8272.

Tips on picking the right paint colors for your home

Canyon Painting can help you choose the right colors, and give professional results for your painting project in Camp Verde, Cottonwood and Verde Valley.How do you find that magic color combination for the interior or exterior of your home? Canyon Painting shares some helpful things to consider when picking the right paint colors for your home in Cottonwood, Camp Verde, and Verde Valley.

For the exterior:

  • Follow the regulations. Before painting your decisions, know your community ordinances and regulations. If you hire the experts at Canyon Painting, you’ll be 100% safe from violating any codes!
  • Historical accuracy. If you live in an older home, you may want to choose color combinations which have been used historically on homes like yours. The simpler your home, the simpler the color scheme will be. Consider observing some local historical landmarks.
  • Jazzing up the past. In some areas, it’s common for homeowners to fly in the face of historical accuracy. Some people paint with modern colors purposely to enhance architectural details. Using bright colors on old architectural designs can produce some dramatic and exciting results. Just make sure your local historic commission approves. Also, it’s a good idea to look at what your neighbors are doing.
  • In a more contemporary home. Choose colors that set your house apart but that don’t clash with nearby homes. Look around your neighborhood. What colors are on the homes right next door?

For the interior:

  • The right white. The single most popular paint color in the world can also be the most confusing. Almost everyone likes white, but there are so many variations of the hue. Decide if you want a warmer or cooler hue. Most people go with warmer.
  • Color perception is influenced by several factors, including the quality of the light around you. The differences between incandescent light or bluer fluorescent light or LED lighting can be profound. Have the professionals at Canyon Painting help you find just the right tones.

Canyon Painting hopes these things to consider when picking the right paint colors for your home in Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Verde Valley are helpful to you. Canyon Painting offers expert interior and exterior painting services. For a free estimate on any kind of painting, call us at 928-202-8272.

Tips the pros use when painting your home

At Canyon Painting your satisfaction is our number one goal when painting your home in Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Verde Valley.Every amateur painter has a slightly different method and preference for getting good results, but pros know all the trade secrets. Canyon Painting shares these pro-tips for painting your Cottonwood, Camp Verde or Verde Valley home.

Buy the Best Supplies
Don’t cheap out on the brushes or paint. Buy a good quality brush with some heft. That $4 plastic bristle brush is going to make your room look like you smeared paint on the wall with a rake and leave the bristles on the wall as a reminder. Buy the most expensive paint you can find, too. Why?  Because it will go on easier, faster and give you the best coverage. And it will last a long time. Who wants to paint again?

Use Tinted Primer
Instead of using white primer, have it tinted to a color that is similar to the finish paint. Tinted primer gives better coverage than plain white primer meaning your finish coat will be more vibrant and probably require fewer coats.

Press Tape Down With a Putty Knife
To avoid the disappointment of having to paint again or scrape off the extra paint when your tape failed to maintain a clean seal, use a putty knife. Apply blue painter’s tape over your wood trim then run a putty knife firmly over the top of the tape to press it down for a really good seal.

Eliminate Brush Marks with a Paint Extender
The pro-secret to a finish that’s free of brush and lap marks is mixing a paint extender (aka paint conditioner) into the paint. A paint extender slows down the paint drying time, giving you more time to overlap freshly-painted areas without leaving behind those ugly lap marks. A paint extender also levels out the paint so brushstrokes are virtually eliminated. Pros use paint extenders for painting drywall, cabinets, woodwork and doors.

If you’ve got an upcoming paint job and want to paint like a pro, now you can. Or better yet, enjoy your leisure time and call a pro instead. Whether you’re painting your Cottonwood, Camp Verde or Verde Valley home or business, call the real paint professionals at Canyon Painting at 928-202-8272.

 

Tips to make your painting project go smoothly

Canyon painting, serving Cottonwood and Verde Valley, are experts in commercial and residential painting.Professional painters might do some extra things for you, but remember that you are paying them to paint: not move obstacles around. Canyon Painting shares tips to make your Sedona painting project go smoothly.

As it is often said, “Time is money!” Consider doing these things yourself before your professional painting company shows up for work:

  • Clean your walls. Why would you clean the walls if they are going to be freshly painted? The reason is, paint causes one to notice physical blemishes in a wall, like dust or dirt. In fact, dust and dirt are more visible after painting, because the paint actually sticks these substances to the wall permanently. To clean the walls, just mix a solution of water and a mild detergent and wipe it on the wall with a sponge. Don’t soak. Just get most of the surface stains and dust off. Make sure the walls have time to dry before painting time.
  • Designate a space as staging area. Professional painters set up shop in one or two areas that allows them plenty of space to store their supplies. It will be helpful to make room for them to do this.
  • Move the furniture. Your painters will likely cover up the furniture with plastic sheets, but you still should make sure it’s not in their way.
  • Remove outlet covers and switch plates. Because these things are usually plastic, removing dried paint isn’t always easy. This step is especially important if you have expensive or vintage covers and switch plates.

Canyon Painting hopes these tips will help to make your painting project go smoothly. Call the experts with any questions about painting the interior or exterior of your Sedona home or business. Call us 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.

We recommend epoxy coating for the garage floor at your home

Canyon Painting can upgrade your garage floor with an epoxy coating and increase the value of your Cottonwood, Camp Verde or Verde Valley home.Want one of the toughest and most durable finishes that looks fantastic on your garage floor?  Canyon Painting discusses epoxy coating for the garage floor at your Cottonwood, Camp Verde or Verde Valley home.

Why is epoxy coating such a great finish for your garage floor?

  • Epoxy is tough and durable, protecting your garage floor
  • Epoxy coating will transform your ugly cement into a gleaming and beautiful floor
  • Epoxy is great for garages that serve as workshops, offices or rec rooms
  • Epoxy coating can be used for both residential and commercial applications

Let’s end the confusion!
Isn’t epoxy just glossy paint? No, an epoxy floor coating is not paint. Paint that is used for garage floors is composed of latex and acrylic. Although some home paints have a tiny percentage of epoxy added to the mix to make it more durable, paint is still paint.

Unlike paint, epoxy is a resin that is applied as a coating. Epoxy is formed by mixing equal parts of epoxide resin and polyamine hardener. The hardener acts as a catalyst and is what gives epoxy its strength. When these two parts are mixed, a chemical reaction creates an exothermic curing process, not a drying process like paint. The curing results in superior strength and durability.

Yes, Canyon Painting highly recommends epoxy coating for the garage floor at your Cottonwood, Camp Verde or Verde Valley home. Are you ready for an affordable finish to make your garage floor durable and gorgeous? Call the epoxy coating experts at Canyon Painting today at 928-202-8272.

What a full service painter offers

Canyon Painting is your professional residential and commercial painting contractor serving Cottonwood and the Verde Valley AZ.Are you ready to begin a home painting project? Canyon Painting, your Cottonwood and Verde Valley painting contractor, explains what a full service painter offers.

If you need one room or the entire inside of your home painted, Canyon is fully equipped to handle the job. A fresh coat can work miracles in a room that has not been painted for a long time. If you are looking to add value to a home that is about to be put on the market, a new coat of paint can increase your curb appeal. You may have tried to do your own painting project and not achieved the desired results. Canyon Painting has the experience and the expertise to help you achieve the look you desire.

We offer much more than painting… 

  • Full exterior repaints and interior painting
  • Drywall repair and patching
  • Stucco repair and patching
  • Power washing
  • Parapet repair
  • Deck staining and sealing
  • Pool deck coating
  • Epoxy floor coating
  • Interior/exterior wood refinishing
  • Faux finishes
  • Gel staining

Canyon Painting not only offers home painting, but interior and exterior on commercial buildings as well.

  • Apartment complexes/condos
  • Schools and daycare centers
  • Restaurants
  • Retail outlets and shopping complexes
  • Hospitals
  • Government buildings
  • Historic buildings
  • Realtor properties

We also offer these commercial services: 

  • Exterior/interior painting
  • Epoxy floor coating
  • Pool deck coating
  • Drywall and stucco repair
  • Power washing
  • Staining and wood lacquer

We paint everything. We do interior, exterior, residential, and commercial painting. The professionals at Canyon Painting are your Cottonwood and Verde Valley full service painting contractor. For a free estimate for your project, call us today at 928-202-8272,

 

What to consider before your commercial paint project

Let Canyon Painting expertly handle your commercial paint project in Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Verde Valley  Painting a commercial facility can turn out to be a much more complicated project than anticipated. Considering some essentials may help you complete your painting project with ease! Canyon Painting points out some things to consider before your commercial paint project in Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Verde Valley.

  • The weather. Relative humidity along with rainfall frequency and intensity are two factors that must be weighed if you are going to be sure that a new exterior paint job will protect your commercial facility adequately for a long time to come. Ultraviolet radiation is an important factor as well. Since moisture, rain and exposure to sunlight can affect the results of a commercial painting project, it is suggested that you consult a professional painting company with experience in commercial painting.
  • The color scheme. You might not think of this, but a new paint job can help a business attract its target audience. Designing a color palette to match your business and branding can help you to acquire and keep new customers. Your choice of colors might include opting for inverting colors or using slightly different hues to create a new look for your logo. This often helps to boost the curb appeal of your commercial facility. An experienced professional commercial painting contractor can help you create a color scheme specifically for your business.

Canyon Painting hopes these essentials to consider before your commercial paint project in Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Verde Valley are helpful to you. If you’ve got an upcoming commercial or residential paint job and want the best paint job possible, call the experts. Whether you’re painting your home or business, call the real paint professionals at Canyon Painting at 928-202-8272