What color should you paint your ceiling?

So you have already decided on wall paint color and now your next step is to pick a color for the ceiling. We like to think of the ceiling as the forgotten fifth wall in a room. Color, sheen, pattern, and texture can all transform the look of the entire room.

Ceilings are a place to experiment with different looks without having to worry about them getting smudgy. Painting the ceiling in your home is a budget-friendly way to give your room am updated look for less.

If your ceiling is less than 8 feet high, it is recommended that you paint it 2 tints lighter than the current wall color and if your ceiling is higher than 8 feet, it will need to be 2 shades darker.

Painting a ceiling is definitely a personal choice. Just decide on the look you are going for and go from there. If things go terribly wrong, you can always paint over it.

Whatever ceiling paint color you chose, at Davis Paint Company in Woodstock, GA we will give you a quality paint job for your ceiling and walls of your home.

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Should I Paint My Aluminum Siding?

Those who still have aluminum siding have probably noticed that it doesn’t last forever. Although low maintenance, the baked enamel finish will eventually wear down over time. Durable siding has a life expectancy of 30 to 40 years. Over time the Ultra-Violet rays from sun can break down this finish, which creates a chalky film.

The film that has built up on the aluminum siding can be temporarily restored with power washing. Eventually the enamel is going to wear out leaving an uneven finish and possibly bare metal. Many homeowners fear that the only option to worn out siding is replacement.

If worn out aluminum siding is properly cleaned, it can be painted for excellent results. A professional painting contractor can help you repaint the aluminum for far less than replacing it. Paint will adhere to the metal and should last at least 8 years. Over time as trends change, you will be able to cheaply change the color of your aluminum siding with one coat of paint.

If your aluminum siding is showing its age and needs a fresh paint job, contact us today at Davis Paint Company in Woodstock, GA.

aluminum house paintingimage from flickr 

Inexpensive Painting Ideas

inexpensive house painting tipsNew and fresh ways to update your home are always a good thing, especially if it is all falls into your budget! Are you looking to make a small change you your house for a limited amount of cash? We have created a few different ways to add paint to your home without spending a whole lot.

Paint the front door – This easy process will take less than an hour of your time and can be super cheap. Fresh curb appeal can work wonders for a dull home.

Create an accent wall – An accent wall in your living room, bedroom, or dining room can quickly add energy to a room very inexpensively. A bold color will capture the eye if coordinated well with the other colors in the room.

Update the trim – Painting the trim in your room a separate color from the walls can help the room stand out. Painting the trim of the fireplace or the windows can also help the room stand out very inexpensively.

If you are interested in trying some of these budget friendly ideas and don’t have the time to paint yourself, call us today at Davis Paint Company in Woodstock, GA.

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Woodstock House Painting and Repair

This job was more than just house painting in Woodstock, GA.  We also made quite a few repairs to right the wrongs of the contractor before us.

The pictures of the siding show off where the installer improperly installed the hardi board. It was nailed to close to the corners breaking several of them.  Before we were able to paint the home, we had to make repairs to the siding.

At the garage picture, there was significant termite damage. We had to rebuild the corner before we painted it.

After the siding repair

 

After repairs were made to the home

How Paint Color Affects You: Part 2

In the last post you learned all about how paint color affects your mood. Today, we are going to touch on more specifics. Did you know that paint color not only affects your mood, but also your productivity, appetite and blood pressure? Lets now go over the paint colors individually and dissect the pros and cons of each.

Red- The pros and cons of the color red may actually counteract each other. Red is known to raise your blood pressure and increase your appetite. Maybe the increase in appetite is what leads to the high blood pressure? Maybe not. It is hard to believe that just being around a color can make you less healthy. On the other hand, the color red can do wonderful things for your productivity level. While in a room surrounded by red, you are more accurate in your work and also more detail oriented. This sounds like the perfect color for an office as long as you don’t mind snacking all day.

Blue- You can’t go wrong with the color blue. Blue has so many positives that go along with it that any shade of blue would make a great paint color choice in almost any room. Not only does it lower your blood pressure and heart rate, but it also makes you less hungry and more creative. It sounds to me like the perfect color choice for a bedroom or kitchen.

blue painted room

Green- Similar to blue, the color green has a way of lowering your blood pressure. Now we know the reason that they call it a “green room”. Green is also known for stabilizing the body and relieving stress. Here is an added bonus: When you are surrounded by the color green, your reading actually improves. It seems like green might be the perfect paint color choice for a classroom.

Let us know if you have any questions about what we have covered today. Leave us a comment; we would love to hear your feedback!

New House Painting Project in Woodstock, GA

Before Davis Paint Company

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After Davis Paint Company

After

Before and After photos from one of Davis Paint Company’s most recent house painting job in Woodstock, GA.

 

 

 

 

 

Using Smartphones to Pick Your Paint Color

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At Davis Paint Company, we are pretty strict about the quality of paint that we use.  That is why we only paint homes with Sherwin-Williams paint.  Now, we do love their paint and staining products, but there is also another reason why we love them.  Sherwin-Williams actually goes one step further to helping us help you and your home painting job by making life a little bit easier and helping your prepare.

We have to stay connected at all times in our business for our customers in Woodstock, GA, so were are pretty tech savvy with our smart-phones.  I know how it is to run life from one device (or so it seems) so I wanted to be sure to share a great app to help you with your paint choices in or on the exterior of your home.

Sherwin-Williams does have an app for that!

The COLORSNAP app helps you find inspiration and match colors with your iPhone, Blackberry, or Android.  It is a great tool for our customers when they are searching for a new look for their home.

Are you a smart-phone user?  Tell us which app is your favorite to use around the house.

Do You Need Your Drywall Replaced?

Drywall installation and repairWhen we take on an interior painting job in a Woodstock, Georgia home, we check the integrity of the walls while we are there.  It is a practice that we picked up from our friends at  Blue Square Construction.  Not only are we able to offer you the best paint work for your time and money, but a thorough inspection can help make sure that you and your family stay safe as well. [Read more...]

Protecting Your Decks and Wood Fences

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Protect your Woodstock home's deck before it rots like this one.

Whether you are building, rebuilding, or trying to prevent wood damage, maintaining your deck and wood fence the proper way can save you lots of money, stress, and time.  We come across wood rot on a daily basis when it comes to decks and fences.  It’s fairly common for a homeowner to not be 100% sure of when it is time to stain.

Deck stain is your 2-3 year preventative maintenance tool to help keep your deck and fence healthy.  I’m not sure if you have ever had to replace a fence due to rot, but in the Georgia summer heat, it’s not that fun of an experience.  At our home in Woodstock, Georgia, we try to go through deck and fence maintenance between 2 and 3 years to save us money and to save a lot of sweat.

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The Summer Do-It-Yourself Maintenance Plan

In the previous post, we discussed when you should repaint your home.  If you just had your home painted, or you are just not quite to the point of needing a fresh coat of paint on the exterior of your home, there are ways that you can prolong the quality of your exterior paint life. Woodstock Home Painter

Around the Towne Lake community in Woodstock, Georgia, our neighborhood friends frequently ask us how to maintain their home’s exterior and prevent damage that can result from paint chipping among many other things. [Read more...]