Start your project with inspiration and expert advice from our our color consultant Florence Jones at America’s Color Consultants.
Whether you’re looking for a change of color or you’re getting ready to sell your home, My Painter specializes in interior painting. This relatively small change to your home can increase the value of it. This is the same for apartments and condominium. This fresh new look can likewise make it more appealing to potential buyers.
The theory of color is always a contributing factor to making your home picture perfect. There are a couple of things that are important to consider in color theory such as how a basic color wheel gets comprised into a color wheel that is beaming with bunches of color rather than just three of them. When you look at a basic color wheel you see three primary colors which are red, yellow and blue. When you mix primary colors together you get purple, green. and orange which are secondary colors. From there you mix a secondary color with a primary color and you get six different tertiary colors. This is how you get a full color wheel. You’ll notice that this color wheel is composed of a cool side and a warm side. This will be important to note for later on.
Now from that you have hue, which is pure color there are no additives of grey, white or black. So, put simply it’s the color you see on the color wheel. You can get variations of hues though by tint, shade, and tone. A tint is when white has been added to a hue. Shade is when you take a hue and add black to it. A tone is when you take a color and add grey to it. Now it makes it so that you don’t just have a color wheel but now you have variations of each color on it. This is how we have been able to get all the colors of paint that we have. What does this have to do with anything though?
From here we are able to clearly see how we can pair colors for each room of our home. There are many ways in which you can pick the colors of your home. Some fool proof ways to do this is by following three separate ways to pick them. The first way in picking colors for your room is by doing complementary colors. This means picking colors that are opposite colors on the color wheel from each other such as one from the cool side and one from the warm side of it. The second way to pick colors is called analogous. This takes any color that are side by side and uses them. When this is used you want to make sure that one color is dominate and the other is supporting it. The third way to pick colors is called triadic. This way is when you take three colors on the color wheel that are all evenly spaced apart. You should be able to draw a triangle in the color wheel from each of the colors you picked.
When you pick your colors for your room it doesn’t mean you’re painting that room with each of those colors. It might mean you paint 3 walls with one color and then do an accent wall. The third color can show in decorations around the room like in rugs or pottery. Knowing the colors you want can help the decoration process be easier. It will also help in giving you that picture perfect room that you want.
Hands down this was the best experience with painters I’ve ever had. Harrison, Ted, and the entire crew were communicative, prompt, reasonable, thorough, and clean. And the quality is top notch. I highly recommend My Painters and will use them again in a heartbeat.
My Painter has painted different parts of our house several times now. They do excellent work! They give a fair price, they are neat around the house, and they finish when they say they will. They even make sure to keep the dog in the house as they go in and out. I would definitely hire them again!
I needed repair and paint work on my townhouse exterior trim and obtained price quotes from 3 different contractors. I decided to go with My Painter based on Harrison's proposal which clearly outlined the scope of work and was very reasonably priced. Ted and his crew did an outstanding job in executing the work.
Everything was done as promised on time and as bid. Communication was great — always knew what to expect and when workers were going to show up. Will definitely use next time we need a painter!
There are several ways you can request an estimate appointment for your upcoming painting project. The easiest way is to submit a request through the form on our website, found at the bottom of our homepage or on the contact page. You may also call our office at 571-297-3345 to request an estimate appointment.
If all decision makers are available to be present at the estimate, this is ideal. If this is not feasible, that’s okay too! We understand that our customers have busy work and family schedules. We simply recommend that prior to your estimate, you discuss and agree upon all work to be done in order to avoid delays caused by miscommunication.
Be sure to let us know if there was anything that left you particularly satisfied or unsatisfied with your last paint job. We will always strive to meet and exceed your expectations, and prevent any disruptive or disappointing issues.
Identify your budget! Painting your home or property is an important investment, and we want to earn your business. We can tailor our recommendations and proposals to fit your needs and work within your budget.If you are able to make your color selections ahead of time, great!
If you are undecided on color choices or finishes at the time of your estimate appointment, feel free to prepare any questions you may have about this beforehand, and we will be happy to discuss it with you and help you make the right decision to transform your home exactly the way you want! We also offer COLOR CONSULTING SERVICES. When we schedule your estimate appointment, plan to allow enough time for us to complete our evaluation of your project and go over any questions you may have at that time. We typically complete estimate appointments in under 30 minutes, but if you have a particularly large job or a lot of questions, we want to be sure to address all of your needs and concerns, no matter how long it takes! Our number one priority is to make sure you are satisfied with our work from beginning to end, and we are happy to provide guidance and information throughout the process. Our customers have come to trust our expertise!
Upon completion of our evaluation at your scheduled estimate appointment, we can typically send your written proposal within 24 hours. Proposals for larger jobs may take 2-3 days to complete, but if you are on a tight timeline, just let us know and we will make sure to get your written proposal completed within your deadline. Our hard working team is happy to accommodate our customers’ schedules and deadlines in any way possible.
Absolutely! We realize our clients all have different priorities, budgets and timelines, and we are glad to help however we can to complete your project in a way that best suits your particular needs, whether all at once, or in several project phases. We frequently provide proposals that include a breakdown for completing the scope of work in various phases, or even several different scopes of work so that you may compare costs and make the best decision for exactly which aspects of your project you are ready to pursue.
First, we move all furniture to the center of the room or away from the walls in an area that makes sense for the space.
We also remove any large art or décor items from walls.We then cover all furniture and flooring with drop cloths to protect them from paint spills, spatter or drips.
Next, we begin prepping the walls for paint application by repairing any cracks, holes and nail pops.
When doing a full interior paint job, we begin with the ceilings and trim, and finish with the walls. This allows us to overlap and “cut in” with the paint. Cutting in is a process that results in the cleanest possible lines and eliminates any visible drips.
First, we move any objects (flower pots, garden hoses, patio furniture, tools, toys, etc.) that are adjacent to the work site. This allows for the accessibility of ladders and other large equipment, but it also allows us to keep these objects safe.
Power washing is needed, we do this before we begin the painting process.
After any necessary areas are power washed, we lay drop cloths and plastic where needed.
Next, we begin scraping any loose paint in order to create a smooth surface. Once all areas are cleaned and smoothed, we prime any bare areas.
Finally, we complete the project by painting the exterior surfaces with the recommended number of coats for ultimate protection and durability.
Our crew will do a final clean up to remove all plastic and drop cloths, clean up any drips, and remove all equipment and debris from your home and yard.
For interior jobs, move all small, fragile objects out of the room to a safe location. You may also move any small wall hangings or picture frames ahead of time. For exterior jobs, move any small objects on or near the outside of the home or building.
Our crew will move and cover any large or heavy objects such as furniture, art or large house plants inside, and any patio furniture or large planters/pots outside.
The most important thing our happy customers should do beforehand is to finalize paint color selections in advance. This ensures that we can have the product ordered, mixed and ready to go as soon as your project begins.
Sit back and relax while our capable crew takes care of the rest!
We accept cash, check, and most major credit cards. On credit card transactions, a 3.5 processing fee will be added to the final invoice. We do not accept American Express.
Yes, we offer both residential and commercial painting year-round. We can provide exterior and interior painting on all types of buildings, including new construction, single-family homes or multi-family units, apartment complexes, condos, office spaces and more!
We work closely with several local suppliers, most commonly Sherwin-Williams vendors. However, we are always happy to accommodate our customers’ product preferences, and can use whichever brand of paint you prefer. We can also recommend a variety of zero-VOC and low-VOC paints to eliminate fumes and toxicity in your home. We are happy to provide information on the various product lines each brand offers, as well as make recommendations for the best products for every type of project. Different surfaces call for different kinds of paint. Whether your project entails drywall, plaster, wood, vinyl, brick, concrete, metal, etc., we have experience with every type of surface and can help you make the right decision for the best possible adhesion, coverage and protection!
There are several finishes (also often called “sheen”) to choose from. Many popular and high quality product lines offer paint in Flat, Matte, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-gloss, and High-gloss finishes.
Flat is easy to touch up and has no sheen, which means it does not reflect light. This finish is therefore good for hiding flaws on your drywall or plaster. However, it is not recommended in rooms with high levels of moisture, mess or traffic, as it is not as easy to wipe clean as the higher sheen finishes.
Matte is a step up from a flat finish. This product is good for creating a more durable paint job than flat paint, without a glossy finish. It will still do a great job camouflaging imperfections in your drywall or plaster.
Eggshell has a medium sheen. This finish is excellent for general living areas and bedrooms in homes with children and/or pets because it wipes clean with ease.
Satin has a slightly higher sheen than eggshell and is more water and stain resistant. For this reason, we highly recommend using paint in a satin finish for kitchens and bathrooms. It is also perfectly suitable for trim, although the gloss finishes are more commonly chosen for trim work.
Semi-gloss is also suitable for kitchens and bathrooms, especially on walls that are smoother and more even with fewer flaws. The high sheen of a gloss finish will make any imperfections more noticeable. However, semi-gloss has excellent water resistance, is durable, and wipes clean extremely easily. Semi-gloss is also a popular and highly recommended choice for painting trim such as baseboards, crown molding, chair rails and wainscoting. Its durability and easy-cleaning also make it a good choice for cabinets.
High-gloss is most commonly used for painting trim or any areas you wish to highlight. Its highly reflective finish provides a glamorous luster, adding a very high-end touch to the appearance of any room. High-gloss paint dries to a smooth, hard finish which is extremely moisture resistant, durable and easy to wipe clean.
No matter which finish you choose, we always recommend using a high quality line of paint, as it will wear better over time. The high quality product lines we offer will resist fading, burnishing, and blistering, and provide you with superior coverage, adhesion and durability.