North Carolina House Painting

Living in southeastern North Carolina means your home will inevitably be subjected to salt, wind and rain. Although it’s rare along the coast, your home’s exterior could even endure below-freezing temperatures with snow and ice. Therefore, when it comes to choosing a paint product for your home, you’ll want to invest in something that will stand up to the elements.

Here are a few helpful tips when it comes to choosing a paint for your North Carolina home’s exterior:

–> Oil-based paints are more likely to chalk and fade in sunny exposure. If your home is in an area where it gets high amounts of afternoon sun, you may want to consider a latex alternative.
Latex-based paint holds color well, even when exposed to bright sun and heat.

–> According to Realty Time magazine, the most popular exterior paint colors are white, gray, blue, tan/brown, cream, beige, green, yellow and red. White remains the most popular choice of all.

–> Most realtors suggest painting your house a light color or a pale shade of gray. This is because lighter colors make a home seem larger.

–> “Historic” colors are popular in some areas. Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams have been catering to this trend, as seen with colors such as “Williamsburg Blue,” “Queen Anne Pink” or “Yorktowne Green.”

–> Always check with your home owner’s association (if you have one) before choosing a paint color for your home. Some HOAs have restrictions on exterior paint colors, since it can affect the value of other homes in the neighborhood.

–> Depending on your home’s siding material and how exposed it is to the elements, you should consider repainting your home every 5-10 years.

Contact Colour Solutions today for a free estimate and to hear more about home painting trends in North Carolina: 910-686-3067

Fall Cleanup Time in Southeastern NC

The tourists are leaving, the beaches are quiet and the oppressive Wilmington humidity has given way to mild days and cool nights. Yes, fall is here. And what better time of year to get a start on those house projects you’ve been thinking about?

Fall is a great time of year for Southeastern North Carolina and is used by many residents to get started on their home project to-do lists. It is also a wonderful time to take stock of the state your home is in, determine what maintenance is needed and allow it to look its best.

At Colour Solutions, we offer more than just interior painting services. We love working in the fall, as it provides several opportunities to help homeowners improve the look and value of their home. Some popular fall projects include pressure washing home exteriors, doing some preventive maintenance with light home repairs, or even impressing holiday visitors with a special faux finish paint. Contact us today to learn more about fall projects for your home.

More Tips on Keeping Your Home Fall Fresh:

* Make sure your lawn and garden are looking their best, so that it can complement your beautiful home. Keep lawn trimmed and control weeds.
* As summer fades, leaves and branches fall and flowers can die off. Pick up any yard debris quickly and plant some fall-friendly flowers like chrysanthemums and maybe even add some fresh mulch to landscaped areas.
* Keep your home’s exterior clean and mildew-free.(See more information on our pressure washing services.)

For more information on fall services from Colour Solutions and to receive a free estimate, call 910-686-3067. We can help you beautify your home for fall and prepare it for winter, all while providing excellent customer service and high-quality work.

Southport, NC Painting Company

Pressure Washing Wilmington NCColour Solutions is always excited about the prospect of historic restoration in southeastern North Carolina. We take great pride in our hometown and especially appreciate the historical significance of the homes, neighborhoods, and historic structures in our area.

Southport, NC in Brunswick County is one such city rich with history and historic homes. While these historic homes are so crucial to our sense of place and our role in the area’s development, they can also be overwhelming to maintain.

One way to help maintain historic Southport homes is to protect the exterior with high quality paint on a routine basis. Paint provides protection from mildew and rot that are such a threat in hot, humid climates. Wood siding, columns, decking, railings, and stairs are susceptible to rot during their long term exposure to the elements including rain, moisture, and humidity.

Scheduling routine exterior painting for your historic Southport home is crucial to the overall maintenance and upkeep of the house. Colour Solutions is a professional painting company dedicated to preservation of historic homes in Southport, Wilmington, and throughout southeastern NC.

Contact Colour Solutions today to learn how our exterior painting and pressure washing services can benefit your historic home: 910-686-3067

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Commercial Painting in Wilmington NC

Colour Solutions is a leading Wilmington NC painting company that specializes in both residential and commercial painting. The commercial division focuses on interior and exterior painting for offices, restaurants, retail space, galleries, and more.

The expert painters at Colour Solutions are uniquely qualified to provide specialty and faux paint finishes ideal to create or highlight a particular style or environment. From painted ceilings, to stripes, to wainscoting, to texture – specialty and faux finishes can provide just the right accent to inspire a mood or spark the imagination. They can handle any commercial painting challenge inside and out.

Colour Solutions was recently trusted to paint the exterior of the Lebanon Chapel at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC - a building more than 175 years old. This project helped in the maintenance and preservation of an important local historic structure.

They’ve also taken on the cleaning of the Grace Baptist Church steeple on North College Road in Wilmington – a challenging project with amazing results. See the before and after photo for yourself: Grace Baptist Church Steeple Before and After.

Contact the experts at Colour Solutions to learn how your commercial space can benefit from their professional painting services: 910-686-3067 or by email at colour-solutions.com/contact/.

Painting, Carpentry Repair and More!

Cabinetry Repair and Painting, Wilmington NCDid you know that Colour Solutions Custom Painting company can also help with carpentry repair for your home or business? The experts at Colour Solutions are often asked to complete home repair jobs in addition to painting jobs. Maintenance projects around the home, office, or commercial building that Colour Solutions can handle include:

  • Carpentry repair
  • Drywall repair
  • Concrete cleaning, staining, and painting
  • Wallpaper removal
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Removal of acoustic ceilings
  • Deck refinishing
  • Wood staining
  • Stripping and refinishing doors & other surfaces

The professional crew at Colour Solutions is adept at handling any of these home repair and maintenance projects in addition to painting and pressure washing. Hire us to paint and put us to work around the rest of your home or business, too!

Call us today to schedule a consultation and estimate: 910-686-3067.

House Painting – Contractor or DIY?

[The following is a guest blog post from a Wilmington NC homeowner]

Wilmington NC Interior PaintingWhen it comes to painting the house, the first question is usually: “Does it make sense to do this myself or hire painters to do it for me?” When we bought our first house – a definite fixer-upper – my husband and I did all the painting ourselves. That was when I first learned that “painting” really meant scraping, spackling, priming, taping, AND painting. That was a huge project and it took months to get all the rooms done. The most fun parts were picking the colors and enjoying it when it was all done. Of course this is when we were young, had no kids, and were full of excitement about our new house and all the possibilities.

Now that we have little kids and a more grown-up house here in Wilmington, we hardly ever even ask ourselves if we should do the painting ourselves. How could we spend our precious weekends getting rooms done bit-by-bit while living in the chaos of furniture that’s all moved around, fixtures and artwork taken down and piled up somewhere else, and kids who are trying to get your attention all the while? How much is our time worth to us? Surely it’s worthwhile to hire painters to come in for 2 or 3 days while we’re at work and the kids are at daycare to get the job done. The painters will even move the furniture around for us, take down the fixtures, and put everything back when they’re done. And we still get to do the fun parts of picking the colors and enjoying it when it’s all done.

So for us it’s a no-brainer. Hire a professional painting contractor in Wilmington, NC. One that you can trust with the key to your home or to be respectfully sharing your space while you’re there. One that is neat, polite, and does a great job cleaning up at the end of the day and at the end of the project. Colour Solutions Custom Painting Company is an excellent choice for house painting – interior and exterior. They are professional, efficient, neat, and clean and they do a wonderful job, particularly with specialty finishes. While they’re there, they can even help with drywall repair, small carpentry jobs, and pressure washing if needed.

Contact Colour Solutions today to learn how they can help you save valuable time and money with your house painting project in the Wilmington NC area: 910-686-3067.

Finding the Right Paint Contractor in Wilmington NC

If you’re looking to do any home repair or maintenance – interior or exterior – to either fix something in disrepair or to spruce up and update your home, then painting might be on your list – or at least not far from the list! Painting is one of the best and easiest ways to both help repair exterior or interior issues and give your home a fresh, new look.

In many home repair or home improvement projects, painting becomes involved often as a way to finish off the project. It’s also a whole project unto itself when you take into account pressure washing, scraping, drywall or wood rot repair, priming, and painting.

House painting – both exterior and interior – is a great way to protect your home from damage caused by weather, temperature, humidity, and wear and tear. It is a relatively inexpensive way to maintain your home if you can manage to keep up with fresh coats of paint every couple of years.

Hiring a professional painting contractor for regular home maintenance is one of the best investments you can make in terms of home repair and improvement. Not only will your home look fresh and clean, the surface and building materials (wood, drywall, etc) will be protected from the elements in order to avoid bigger home repair projects down the road.

Keep up with home painting maintenance and reap the benefits of a great looking house that can stand the test of time.

For more information about painting in Wilmington NC, contact Colour Solutions at 910-686-3067.

Painting the House in Time for Spring

The following is a guest blog post from a Wilmington, NC homeowner:

If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent years accumulating stuff in closets, drawers, dressers, and cabinets throughout your house. And then, every once in a while, you go crazy and go through every closet and every stack of unorganized stuff to create donation piles, Craigslist piles, and piles of trash. Well, we finally did all of that this weekend.

It all started when we talked about painting the upstairs bedrooms of our house. I insisted that we not dive into that project until we had a plan for those rooms. They’ve taken many forms since we moved into this house – spare bedroom, office, exercise room, baby room, toddler room, second baby room, kids room, play room…. While it’s good to have flexibility with your space, I felt it was time to find a purpose for the rooms and decorate them accordingly, including choosing appropriate paint colors.

The first order of business was clearing out the closets. That was huge. Once we tackled that and made many trips to donation-based stores, consignment shops, and the electronics recycling center, we started moving around furniture and making a plan for furniture we wanted to part with and what we wanted to replace with new or ‘gently used’ pieces.

And now, finally (although it was only a weekend, it feels like years because we’ve been thinking about it for that long), we are ready to think about painting the bedrooms. And I couldn’t be more excited.

Of course we’re going to use a professional painting contractor in Wilmington, NC to complete this project. The efficiency and expertise of a professional painter is well worth the expense. Especially when there are windows, mouldings, and closets involved – all items that take extra long to complete and involve different paint colors, fresh brushes and the dreaded taping for inexperienced painters. A professional painting contractor has the materials necessary – brushes, rollers, tarps, drapes, ladders, etc. – for an efficient and expert painting job.

Additionally, we have some cracks in our drywall that need repair and a wooden dresser that needs refinishing. A paint contractor such as Colour Solutions can help with these projects and get everything done in a timely and efficient manner. A project that could drag on for weeks or even months with us trying to paint in our free time can be done in just a couple of days using a painting company.

For more information about a painting contractor in Wilmington NC, please contact Colour Solutions at 910-686-3067. They specialize in residential painting, commercial painting, (interior and exterior) and pressure washing in the greater Wilmington NC area.

New Year, New Coat of Paint

With the new year comes all kinds of resolutions, projects, lists, and fresh starts. You may be focusing on eating better, exercising more, working more (or less), spending time with family and friends, keeping your house clean and organized, the list goes on. But with all of this motivation, please don’t neglect your house and all of its needs!

Owning a home or investment property is a big responsibility. Regular maintenance to the exterior and interior of your home will not only make the house look better, it will save time, money, and aggravation down the road. Cracks in the drywall can only get worse over time; peeling paint exposes unprotected wood to moisture, mold, and mildew; rotting wood near the foundation will spread throughout larger portions of the exterior. All of these issues can be more easily resolved if you fix them as soon as you notice the first sign of disrepair. Or, better yet, schedule regular house maintenance throughout the year to avoid disrepair in the first place!

High quality paint with the appropriate finish is a great source of protection for drywall, trim, windows, siding, and decking. Maintain a regular house painting schedule for your home – both interior and exterior – to keep the house looking fresh and updated as well as protected from wear & tear and the outdoor elements.

Contact Colour Solutions at 910-686-3067 and let us help you set up a painting and house maintenance schedule that fits your life and budget. Let us take care of Pressure Washing, painting, drywall repair, gutter cleaning, concrete staining and painting, garage floor coatings, cabinetry refinishing, and more (see a full list of our Painting and Repair Services)! We can be your single source for home maintenance and repair.

Happy New Year from Colour Solutions

2010 was an exciting and busy year for us here at Colour Solutions. We had some fun and challenging projects around the Wilmington, NC area including painting the Lebanon Chapel in Airlie Gardens – the oldest chapel in Wilmington – and cleaning the steeple at Grace Baptist Church.

Aside from cleaning and painting historic religious structures, we also worked with many new and returning customers on homes, office spaces, buildings, and restaurants on both interior and exterior painting. We continued with historic preservation projects in downtown Wilmington as well as new construction projects all over town.

We are excited about the potential for new opportunities in the coming year. We hope you will consider Colour Solutions for any painting or home repair projects you have on your list for 2011. You can see a list of our extensive Painting and Repair Services, including Pressure Washing, House Painting, and Commercial Painting.

Give us a call to schedule a free estimate today! 910-686-3067.