Get Ready for Fall Cleanup

Are you ready for fall? How about your home? To get you house in shape for autumn, check out these tips to make your fall cleanup go smoothly.

Transition garden -Â If you have a flower, veggie or herb garden, now is the time to get it ready for the next season. Remove any dead plants and weeds and till the soil. Start planting your fall/winter flowers/produce.

Rake leaves -Â Set aside an afternoon or morning to clear your yard of as many leaves and yard debris as possible. (In southeastern NC, you may be raking more pine needles than leaves! If that’s the case, you may be able to reuse the pine straw for landscaping).

Check your home for areas that need caulking -Â Caulk helps prevent moisture and mildew by creating a seal. Bathrooms, kitchens and around doors and windows are common places that need caulk. It’s a good idea to check these areas at least twice a year.

Check your home’s paint. Is it time for a fresh coat? -Â A fresh coat of paint can make your home more attractive. It can also act as a protective layer between your home and the elements.

Contact Colour Solutions to hear about our interior and exterior painting services: 910-686-3067

Color Stained Decks

deckStaining your deck will offer valuable protection against mold, mildew and sun damage. But how do you determine the best shade or color to use?

Colour Solutions offers a wide variety of color stains for wooden decks, from light stains like oak and pecan to dark shades like ebony or even deep reds like mahogany or cherry. If your looking for something a little different, we can even give your deck a blue, green, gray or white stain.

With so many options to choose from, it’s best to narrow down choices that will complement your home’s existing color scheme. If you need a little extra help deciding, Color Solutions’ experienced professionals will be glad to offer suggestions and show you photos of past projects.

At Color Solutions, we offer pressure washing and high quality deck staining at reasonable prices. Call us today to hear more about color stained decks and to schedule a free estimate: 910-686-3067

Deck Painting Ideas in North Carolina

Are you tired of your worn out looking deck? Ready to give your outdoor space a facelift in time for summer get-togethers? Take a look at this list of deck painting ideas and tips and then call Colour Solutions for a free estimate! 910-686-3067

Tip #1
Decide whether you want to paint or stain your deck. Both choices have certain benefits. Stain will protect your wooden deck from mildew, moisture and ultraviolet sun damage and comes in several shades and colors. Paint comes in a wide variety of colors as well, and will still offer some protection. Talk to an expert at Colour Solutions for more specific advice on your particular deck.

Tip #2
If you decide to choose a paint for your deck, you’ll probably need additional products to get the same level of protection that a stain will offer. Exterior wood primer, for instance, can offer extra protection against moisture.

Tip #3
Choose a paint or stain color that complements your home’s exterior. If your home’s exterior is in earth tones, you might not want something too bright or extreme. Alternatively, if your home is brightly colored, a white paint or bright and cheery paint color may work perfectly!

Bottom Line: There are several factors that go into choosing the best paint or stain product for your deck. Location, material and your home’s overall color scheme will help determine the specifics for your deck painting or staining project.

Ready for a free deck painting or deck staining estimate? Call 910-686-3067 today!

Best Ceiling Paint Color Ideas

You may think that choosing the right color for your ceiling is easy. White…right? Well the truth is, there are actually several shades of what most people consider “white.” Go too bright and it could throw off the rest of your room’s color scheme. Go too dark and it can make the room look smaller than it actually is.

If you decide to go with something other than white, you’ll want to choose something that will complement the rest of the room. Our team is skilled at color design and will happily offer advice on color palettes.

Another consideration is whether the ceiling is indoors or outdoors (like on a porch). The location of the ceiling and its level of exposure to the elements can also determine what type and color of paint you should use. Certain colors or types of paint may be more prone to fading if exposed to direct sunlight or severe weather.

In addition to choosing the right color, painting a ceiling can be a tough task due to difficulty reaching, troublesome textures and worrying about drips. Why not leave it to the experts who have all the right tools and experience to make your ceiling painting project go smoothly?

Colour Solutions has been offering quality painting and home repair services for more than 17 years and we are very proud of our client satisfaction rate (more than 98%!). Let us take the guesswork and headaches out of ceiling painting. Call us today for a free estimate! 910-686-3067

Painted Porch Floor and Ceiling in Wilmington NC

Summertime is here! And what better time to improve the look and value of your outdoor living space? With Colour Solutions’ porch painting services, your porch or patio can get a quick and relatively inexpensive makeover with a few fresh coats of paint.

The pros at Colour Solutions can also offer expert advice when it comes to selecting a paint type and color for your porch’s floor or ceiling. Depending on the material (wood, concrete, etc.) you may need a specific type of paint – and depending on the level of exposure your porch is subjected to, certain colors may work better than others. Let the experts help you find the right paint product for your home’s needs!

Colour Solutions is a team of highly experienced painting and home improvement professionals. Among the many services we offer, painting outdoor porches and patios are a popular choice for homeowners. A fresh coat of floor or ceiling paint can add beauty, value and protection to your outdoor space for years to come.

Call us today to get a quote for your porch painting project! 910-686-3067

A Wilmington Painting Company and So Much More

Colour Solutions Painting TeamColour Solutions is a trusted name in residential and commercial painting in Wilmington. But did you know that we offer more than just home and office painting? We specialize in a wide range of home improvement projects and commercial property upgrades. In addition to our popular painting services, we also offer the following…

Pressure Washing – Remove ugly mildew from your home or business property’s siding

Garage Floor Coatings – Add an attractive and protective coating to your garage or workshop floor.

Deck Staining & Painting – Protect your deck with a high quality stain or paint and show it off this summer!

Cabinetry Repair – Fix those chipped, broken or rotted cabinets to give your place a well-maintained look.

Drywall Repair – No one likes doing drywall…except us! Before you worry about painting or crown molding, let us help fix any damaged walls your home may have.

Wallpaper Removal – We happily remove any unwanted, outdated, stained or damaged wallpaper.

Gutter Cleaning – This is one of those time consuming jobs that most homeowners put off. Let us take care of this chore for you, affordably and efficiently!

To see a complete list of our home maintenance services for Wilmington NC and the surrounding area, visit colour-solutions.com/services/ or call us directly at 910-686-3067.

Choosing A Paint Color

paint colorGoldenrod honey? Palatial pink? Urban charcoal? Choosing a paint color can be surprisingly tough for many homeowners. When faced with hundreds of choices and hoping to find a tone the whole family will be happy with for years to come, it can be a daunting decision. Here are a few tips to help you choose a color you’ll love:

Get Inspired
Start by flipping through home magazines or browsing decorating sites online to find looks that appeal to you. You can also check out our portfolio on Flickr for more ideas. Try to look for rooms that are similar in style to yours so you can have a good sense of how a particular color will look in your home. Ideally you will find a few colors you like to consider.

Grab Some Swatches
Pick up a number of swatches (the small paper paint color samples) for each of your color options. Find some that are a little lighter, darker, deeper, or brighter than you think you want – you might find that different colors appeal to you at home than do under the florescent lighting of the paint store.

Tape the swatches to the wall in the room you’ll be painting. See how they look in different types of light and at different times of day.

Paint a Sample
Once you’ve narrowed your paint color choices to a few front runners buy small samples of them and paint a large rectangle on the wall. Again, look at it at different times of day to see how lighting changes affect the colors. Hold up artwork and accessories to see how they will work with the colors, and look at it through doorways of other rooms so you make sure you’re happy with how the colors from those rooms stack against your new choices.

When in Doubt Go Lighter
Though bold and bright interiors have become increasingly popular in recent years designers recommend that if you’re not quite sure about a color go one shade lighter (consider the color adjacent to it on a multi color swatch card.) The impact of the color will be much greater on the scale of a room when compared to a small sample.

For a free estimate for your painting project give Wilmington NC painters, Colour Solutions, a call at 910-686-3067 or contact us online today!