Interior Painting Services Customized Just for You

Whether you are building a new house or simply remodeling, selecting paint colors is very important. After all, you will be staring at those walls every day when you wake up, eat meals with your family, watch tv, or just relax at home. The colors in your home should reflect your unique style and be customized to express your individuality. The question is: what paint color matches your personality? According to Faber Birren, an expert on color theory, your favorite color reflects your personality.

Interior Painting Services Customized Just for You

  • RED You are outgoing, lively, and impetuous. You have a quick temper and can get very emotional. You are a good athlete.
  • ORANGE You are friendly, kind, and love social gatherings. You are a great speaker and have lots of friends and acquaintances. You don’t always like to be serious.
  • YELLOW You set high standards for yourself and are a hard worker. You are an excellent planner and think things through very carefully before acting.
  • GREEN You are a well-rounded person. You have common sense and are very practical. You don’t like change. You enjoy good food and social gatherings. You care deeply about what others think of you.
  • GREEN-BLUE You like the finer things in life. You tend to dress very fashionably. You are a neat, tidy person. You have great self-control and always appear calm and cool on the outside.
  • PINK You have led a very cautious, protected life. You are very naive and problems throw you for a loop because you like everything calm and easy. You are a romantic at heart.
  • BROWN You are a very steady, predictable person. You are extremely careful, but can be stubborn when pushed. You like to save money. You are very dependable and responsible.
  • PURPLE You are creative and artistic. You are a very passionate person and can relate to the “flower child” mentality of the 1960s. You are very active on social issues.
  • BLUE You prefer to be alone in a soothing and tranquil environment. You love everything to be neat and in its place.

Where are you within this color spectrum? Contact us and allow us to help you decide which colors will make your home your haven.

5 Reasons to Pressure Wash, Stain & Seal your Deck

Summer is approaching and as we clean up our yard and prepare for outdoor bar-b-ques we need to remember to take care of our deck as well.

Now is a good time to pressure wash, stain and seal your deck. Here are 5 reasons why:

5 Reasons to Pressure Wash, Stain & Seal your Deck

Safety

An untreated deck will soon develop many safety hazards over time. The wood will start to dry out and develop cracks, called “checking”, as well as start to warp.

The checked wood will start splintering and it’s no fun to walk on while barefoot. The warped uneven wood will start being a tripping hazard for people.

So to keep your deck safe and avoid costly medical fees, or lawsuits by visitors, it’s a good idea to keep your deck maintained.

Avoid Expensive Repairs

Repairing your deck can be expensive. The average cost of repairing a deck is around $1422. This would include replacing warped boards, Sanding and filling cracks and all the hardware and filler.

If you decide to go with a deck repair service, these expenses can vary as well, but will still be costly compared to regular maintenance.

There’s also more time and effort to expand into these repairs as well.

Saves Time

Maintaining your deck only takes several hours over the course of a week or so. One night after work can be spent pressure washing the deck. A few days later (as it needs time to dry completely) you can stain the deck, even in stages if you have to. A few days later you can complete the task with a sealer.

Again, you can save time by using a Deck Service who can come in while you’re at work and finish the task before your next big BBQ.

Maintain Home Value

Having a nice, clean attractive deck can add to your home value. The average return on home value for a deck is about 65 – 90%.

On the other end, having a shabby, run down deck will turn away potential home buyers. It can also reduce your asking price as potential buyers factor in repair costs to fix your deck.

Pride

There’s also pride in having a beautiful deck. Whether it’s to show it off to family and friends and have a nice place to entertain, or just to make the neighbors jealous, it’s a nice feeling looking at a fresh well-kept deck.

The deck should be an extension of you and your style and designed and colored the way you want it to be.

If you need more ideas and service help on maintaining your deck, feel free to contact us.

Sheetrock Repair Pro in Frisco

Sheetrock or drywall is relatively easy to install, but repairs are another story. To have a sheetrock repair end up looking like the wall was never damaged is an art that many people have a hard time mastering. A poorly done repair can end up looking lumpy, obvious, and frankly shoddy. The goal, of course, is to have a repair “disappear” into the rest of the wall, as though there was never a problem, to begin with.

That’s where the services of a professional can be invaluable. Small sheetrock repairs are a normal part of painting prep, but having to repair or re-repair a larger area is a fairly common situation that a professional painter encounters as well. Sometimes it’s damage from a doorknob that continually hits the wall when the door is swung open. Other times, it’s the outside corner of a wall that takes a beating, or an inside corner that was poorly finished, to begin with. The most challenging sheet rock repair is a large hole caused by a piece of furniture or another mishap. There are specific techniques for each situation, and Excellent American Painting can get the job done quickly, correctly, and with minimal mess.

Smaller repairs, such as nail holes, can be easier for the do-it-yourselfer to tackle, but for larger repairs, it’s best to call in a pro. In the Frisco area, the professionals to call are Excellent American Painters. Our craftsmanship and attention to detail are two reasons why our customers call us back for their next project time and again. We’re not just a professional painting company — we can tackle everything from drywall repair to major renovations with professional results and prices that won’t break the bank. Contact us whenever you need quality workmanship and professional, courteous service at reasonable prices.

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All You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Wall Paint

Wall paint is a natural part of any home. Unfortunately, the paint we put on our walls isn’t always the best for us or the environment. In the past, for example, the addition of lead to paint was extremely dangerous. Luckily, over the years, quite a few eco-friendly paint products have been created.All You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Wall Paint

Why is Eco-Friendly Paint Important?

Painting a room has always been something that can cause issues. During the painting process, for example, you can experience nausea and headaches as well as dizziness because of the chemicals you are breathing in. But, when the paint is being manufactured, even more chemicals leak into the air and harm our environment.

How is Eco-Friendly Paint Different?

Eco-friendly paint has been designed to eliminate the damage caused to the atmosphere. Different materials and techniques are used to create the paint, which helps to make it safe for you and the environment at the same time.

Are there Many Options?

When the eco-friendly paint was first invented, there were actually very few options out there. Luckily, since time has progressed, homeowners are able to find many of these types of paints in a variety of paint colors.

Are they Versatile?

You can use eco-friendly paints just about anywhere you can use traditional paint. So, they are the perfect choice for any room of your home.

What’s the quality like?

Naturally, the conventional paint was once considered superb to eco-friendly paint. Today, however, techniques and methods of creating this type of paint have improved and they are now comparable to conventional paint and offer a sound option for homeowners.

So, if you are looking for a way to brighten your home and save the environment at the same time, be sure you consider eco-friendly wall paints. You may be surprised at just how wonderful they are. To learn even more about these paint options, contact us today.

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.