Interior Painting Services: Make Your Kitchen Pop

When you are giving your kitchen a new look, there’s no reason for ordinary kitchen cabinets. In fact, cabinetry that pops is the hottest trend this season. Want to bring your kitchen into 2016 with our awesome interior painting services? Check out the newest trends for your kitchen cabinets that will make your kitchen pop.

Interior Painting Services: Make Your Kitchen Pop

Opposites Attract

High contrast kitchens are all the rage, and we can custom paint your cabinets black to contrast a white counter top or white to contrast a black counter top. Explore the possibilities!

Grey Is The New Black

The color gray is hot, and painting your kitchen cupboards a sophisticated gray adds a real touch of class to your kitchen. Grey matches everything and is the latest color choice for every room in the house.

Go Faux

Make your kitchen totally different using faux finishes. The possibilities are endless! Our expert faux finishing artists will make your cabinets into the focal point of your kitchen. You can create the look of stone, wood, or something totally out of your imagination. Our artists will turn your vision into a reality that you will enjoy every day.

There’s no need for a boring kitchen. Get creative with your cupboards and you’ll love the new look. At Excellent American Painting, our experienced professionals will treat your home as if it is their own. We are your one call solution for all your home improvements and offer outstanding residential and commercial painting and carpentry service. Contact us today for a free estimate.

Exterior Painting Services: Refresh the Look of Your Home

When you come home after a long and tiring day, you’re so focused on getting inside and relaxing that you often don’t even notice the exterior of your home anymore. Don’t make this mistake! The upkeep of the outside of your home is just as important as the inside. One of the simplest ways to refresh your house’s appearance is to have it repainted by professionals that offer exterior painting services.

Exterior Painting Services: Refresh the Look of Your Home

Advantages of getting a new paint job:

Curb Appeal — A new paint job adds to the beauty of your home and the overall appeal of the neighborhood, making it a more desirable place to live. In fact, once one homeowner in the area makes improvements, others often follow.

Added Value — When the neighborhood, as well as your home, looks better on the outside, the value of your home rises. If you plan to sell your home in the near future, this simple update will increase your profit and more than pay for the paint job.

Weather Protection — A new paint job will protect your home from the elements and help to stop deterioration. This will cut down on needed repairs by extending the life of your home’s exterior.

Don’t need a full repaint? No problem. Our company does all types of jobs. No project is too large or too small. We can help you with touch-ups or even accent colors for your trims. Contact us for more information. We’ll help you select the paint and finishes that best fit your aesthetic.

Five Reasons to Leave Gutter Cleaning to The Pros

Regular gutter cleaning is important to keep your gutters functioning properly. You could handle this job yourself, or you could hire a professional company to do it. Here are five reasons why leaving this duty to the pros is a good idea.

Five Reasons to Leave Gutter Cleaning to The Pros

Climb

It’s rough work. It can take all day for an inexperienced person, and you’ll need to climb up and down a ladder many times. It requires endurance and resilience that professionals have built up throughout their careers.

Risky

It’s not the safest job. You’ll have to reach far away from your body to get to leaves and debris, which is risky while standing on top of a ladder. Professionals have special equipment and training to keep them safer while cleaning gutters.

Tools

Gutter cleaning requires special tools for a thorough job. While you could buy the tools, you’re likely a novice at using them. You may not know which piece of equipment to use where, and figuring out proper use is frustrating.

Debris

You’ll have a mess to clean up. As if the actual gutter cleaning isn’t stressful enough, you’ll also have to scoop up all the leaves and debris you tossed on your lawn. Professionals will clean up the mess for you.

Insurance

Gutter cleaning companies have insurance. If you hire a friend to do the work, that person likely doesn’t have insurance, which leaves you liable if your friend gets hurt on your property.

Excellent American Painting offers quality gutter cleaning services. To speak with a professional about having your gutters cleaned, please contact us.

Important Information Before Pressure Washing Your Home

Pressure washing your home is a common summertime project. Homeowners complete this task to extend the life of their home’s exterior, improve curb appeal, and maintain a home’s value. Dirt, grime, and mold cling to your home’s exterior.  It seems like a great project for a sunny Sunday afternoon. However, pressure washing your home is best left to a professional. Below we’ll discuss the important information you should know before pressure washing your home.

Important Information Before Pressure Washing Your Home

Your health and your home’s health relies on the proper use of a pressure washer, having a working knowledge of the equipment, and knowing the correct safety practices. ConsumerReports warns homeowners, “despite the benefits, [pressure washing] can cause serious injury—and few consumers may appreciate just how serious. A pressure washer’s powerful spray is hazardous when misdirected, strong enough to damage skin in an instant. Lacerations are the most common injury, followed by bruises, punctures, and eye injuries.”

The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated 6,057 people went to the emergency room from pressure washing injuries in 2014. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that seemingly minor looking injuries can result in infection, disability, or amputation. Also, objects are thrown from mishandling a pressure washer’s sprayer, injuring those nearby.

Beyond the threat of serious injury, pressure washers can damage your home. They can rip apart window screens and peel paint. Water can get behind siding and masonry, becoming trapped and causing mold issues. High-pressure water can blow through window and door seals, getting into your house and damaging furniture, floors, and walls.

While it is a good idea to clean your home’s exterior, it is a better idea to use a professional for your own safety and that of your home. If you would like to talk about pressure washing your home, and need more information, please contact us.

Specialty Painting-Painting for the Chemically Sensitive

Specialty Painting-Painting for the Chemically Sensitive

Most people are able to tolerate the smell of a freshly painted room.  However, there are some people who would greatly benefit from specialty painting designed to keep paint smells at a minimum.  Asthma sufferers, people with breathing problems and others with multiple chemical sensitivity do have options when it comes to the painting phase of a home or room remodel.  Expectant mothers and mothers of young children are also good candidates for specialty painting.

Those who have breathing difficulties should avoid oil-based paints.  Not only are the fumes from these types of paints quite strong, the solvents used to clean the brushes and rollers have strong chemical smells as well.  Fortunately, latex-based paints have come a long way in recent years and now paint manufacturers offer a wide variety of paints with lower odors.  Paint with a lower level of odor is typically labeled “low-VOC” or “low-odor”.  VOC is an acronym for volatile organic compounds.  VOCs are known to cause headaches, breathing problems, nausea, and watery eyes in some people.

Just because a paint is labeled as low-odor or low-VOC doesn’t mean it has a lower quality or less color availability than a regular latex-based paint.  Low-VOC paints are available in all the typical paint formats such as semi-gloss, gloss, eggshell and flat.  Low-VOC paints can have color added to them just as with regular latex-based paints so chemically sensitive remodelers have as much choice in paint color as anyone else.

If you would like to have a painting done in your home, but want to keep paint odors to a minimum, please contact us to discuss all your available options.

Expecting? 2 Interior Painting Projects to Get Done Before the Due Date

If you are expecting a baby, you know that life is about to change. Everyone tells you so, and even if you’ve already experienced the wonder of bringing home a baby, adding another one into the mix changes things. There is always a long list of things to do to get ready for your little miracle, but we suggest letting someone else tackle these interior painting projects.Expecting? 2 Interior Painting Projects to Get Done Before the Due Date

You may think you have enough time to handle the interior painting you want to get done, but don’t underestimate how busy you will soon be. Most parents-to-be have to assemble cribs, changing tables, and other must-haves, attend birthing classes, arrange childcare for older children, and make sure diapers, wipes, and clothing is well-stocked. Oh, and by the way, you won’t sleep much for the next 6 months so try to get some rest! The only way you can get it all done is by delegating some tasks to other people. And while they say paint fumes are okay for expecting mothers, we suggest you just let us tackle these 2 projects that will make you feel more ready for your baby’s arrival.

  1. The nursery. Of course, you want your precious bundle of joy to have their own space to call their own. Even if baby sleeps in a parent’s room the first few months of life, it’s nice to have room to put all the clothes, change diapers, and have a crib for daytime naps. Whether you pick a lively primary color or a calming pastel, we can get that room painted quickly so you can start to get the rest of the room arranged and ready.
  2. Your living space. No one really tells you this, but you’ll be spending a lot of time in your living room or family room. When you have a newborn, there’s a lot of sitting involved. Feedings, at all hours of the day and night, require parents to just sit and try to enjoy the time with their little one. We suggest parents give their living room a little facelift so they love being in that room, even during the hard moments, like when the baby is wide awake in the middle of the night or is screaming from colic. Paint your living space a peaceful, serene color that is welcoming and calming.

If you’re about to welcome a new baby, we congratulate you on this new journey you’re about to begin. If you would like help with some painting projects to get ready for the big day, contact us.

Three Main Materials for Patio Covers

If you’re in the market for patio covers, one of the things you’ll have to determine is which material to use. Patio covers come in three main materials, and each type suits different needs and preferences.

Three Main Materials for Patio Covers

Vinyl

Vinyl is a good, durable material for a patio cover because it doesn’t rot or crack like wood. It also doesn’t require sanding every several years. It does, however, only come in a few colors, and its color can fade throughout the years. Some property owners won’t choose vinyl because of its inexpensive aesthetics. You also can’t paint it to match a property’s color.

Aluminum

Aluminum is strong, lightweight, and affordable, and it protects well from the elements. Like vinyl, aluminum is durable and not prone to rotting or cracking, and it requires minimal maintenance. The main drawback to aluminum is that it retains heat, which can make standing below it in hot weather uncomfortable.

Wood

If aesthetics are a large concern for you, wood is a good material to choose for a patio cover. Wood boasts natural beauty and texture, and it’s available in many types and colors. With wood, you’ll easily find an option that matches your property’s decor ideally. You can paint it any color you like, but wood requires regular sanding and repainting to maintain its aesthetics. It’s prone to cracking, peeling, and rotting as well.

The professionals at Excellent American Painting can help you make an informed choice when it comes to patio covers. To talk about this subject further, please contact us.

What You Need To Know About Garage Door Staining

Whether you’re on a quest to update the look of your home, or just clean it up, garage door staining is a great way to help achieve these goals. It’s the perfect way to bring out the true beauty of your unattractive or beaten up garage door. Garage door staining is a fairly simple process, although it involves some very necessary steps in order to ensure that it turns out just right.

What You Need To Know About Garage Door Staining

Cleaning 

The garage door staining process must always begin with a good cleaning. You’ll have to make sure that all dust, dirt, mildew, moss, and any other grime or particles of debris get removed completely. Not only do these things ruin the look of the door, but they are bad for it as well. Starting with a good, clean surface is absolutely the way to go. A pressure washer is best to use, along with fine cleaning supplies. If the door is new, sometimes sanding is all that’s necessary. And it’s important to allow the wood to dry thoroughly before beginning.

Quality Staining 

When you use a high-quality stain, your garage door will last for much longer and look much nicer. A professional will know which type of stain to use, whether a brush, a roller, or an air sprayer will work best, and how many coats you’ll need. They will also know the proper techniques in order to get the stain to go on as smoothly as possible and to penetrate as deeply as possible. Keep in mind that darker stains will last longer.

Contact us today at Excellent American Painting for more information on garage door staining. Let us help you give your garage door a striking appearance that will last for many years to come.

Bathroom Remodel With The Help of a Handyman Service

We sometimes think of a handyman as someone who knows a little about everything but isn’t necessarily an expert in anything. A handyman service offers so much more. Creating a successful handyman service means assembling a team of professionals who are well-versed in all areas of home improvement and remodeling, and most importantly, who take pride in the work they do.

Bathroom Remodel With The Help of a Handyman ServiceThese professionals use teamwork to get the job done right, saving you time, money and hassles. Take a typical bathroom remodel, for example. A handyman service can handle all aspects from plumbing to re-wiring, to taking up and replacing flooring, and vanities. They can install your new bathroom fixtures, and do any painting that’s required to boot!

Could your small bathroom use recess shelving? Done. A linen closet upgrade? It’s yours! A fairly new trend is the re-purposing of a beautiful old chest of drawers, console table, or a dining room buffet into a one-of-a-kind vanity with charm to spare. The carpenter end of the business can turn your antique or heirloom into a custom vanity that could become the centerpiece of your bathroom.

If you live in the Collin or Denton county region of Texas, just such a company exists and is ready to get your bathroom remodeling project (or any painting or remodeling project) under way. That company is Excellent American Painting, a name that might lead you to believe that painting houses are their only business. We don’t want to take away from the value of professional painting — it’s one of the things we excel at! But we’re so much more than that! Contact us to find out why Excellent American Painting is the choice of discerning homeowners in cities like Allen, Frisco, Celina, Plano and much more. We’re just a phone call away, give us a call today at (214)938-1088!

Transform Your Whole Kitchen By Simply Just Having The Cabinets Refinished

If you’re looking to update or remodel your kitchen without a costly hassle, sometimes just simply painting the cabinets will do the trick. Get the scoop on kitchen cabinet enameling and learn how cabinet refinishing can give your whole kitchen a fresh new look.

Transform Your Whole Kitchen By Simply Just Having The Cabinets Refinished

Primer

The process of kitchen cabinet enameling is really quite easy. You start with selecting a primer. This will depend on the type of cabinets you have. You’ll have to have the primer tinted to whatever color the top coat is. It’s important that you do this correctly because dark surfaces can bleed right through the top coat.

Paint 

Next, you’ll have to choose between oil-based or water-based paint. If you use oil-based paint you’ll want to make sure that the area you’re working in is well ventilated. Although the smell might be overbearing, it does provide you with a nice, durable outcome. Water-based paint is a bit easier to work with since it’s not as potent as oil-based paint and it’s easier to clean up. Whichever one you choose to go with, the most important thing is that you go with the best quality that you can find.

Getting the Job Done 

You’ll need to remove the cabinets in order to paint them. All doors, drawers, and shelves will have to come out since painting over hardware is not good. You’ll need to prepare the surfaces by heavily cleaning them and then sanding them down. You’ll have to carefully and separately prime and paint all parts and then put them back together when they are completely dry.

Contact us today for more information on how we can help you easily and comfortably turn your dream kitchen into a reality!