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

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.

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

Colour Solutions Painting Service Areas in NC

Colour Solutions offers a variety of residential and commercial services within a wide service area. From interior and exterior painting to deck staining and pressure washing, Colour Solutions can help you transform your home or place of business. But our services don’t stop there. We also offer garage floor coating as well as cabinet painting and repair.

So whether you’re looking to pressure wash your Wilmington home, update cabinets in your Southport store or add a splash of new color to your Leland home interior, Colour Solutions is happy to help!

Colour Solutions proudly serves the following areas in southeastern North Carolina:

New Hanover County
Brunswick County
Pender County
Onslow County
Jacksonville
Southport

If you’re searching for a trusted, locally-based painting company in southeastern North Carolina, call Colour Solutions today at 910-686-3067. We’ll be more than happy to give you a free estimate!

Interior Painting Company, Wilmington NC

The winter months are a great time to get that interior painting project done that you’ve been putting off because of a busy summer, crazy school schedule in the fall, and holiday shopping and entertaining that all allow you to procrastinate anything that seems optional at the time.

After the holidays are over (and we’ve organized all our new stuff!) we’re ready to settle back into a routine and get into the swing of things. I often find that by February, I’m energized and ready to get the house back under control after a few months (dare I say a year…) of letting things pile up, letting closets become disastrous, and allowing every flat surface and corner of the house accumulate mountains of stuff. We usually do a pretty good household purge at that point and then become inspired to shake things up, move things around, and get things cleaned up.

With a clean and organized house comes inspiration. And almost every year, we get inspired to complete an interior painting job that we’ve been meaning to do for a while. Our house has a number of windows, tall ceilings, and crown molding trim. That means many weekends of painting work for my husband and I in between the kids’ basketball and soccer games, playdates, etc.

Or, it could be done in a day or so by the interior painting pros at Colour Solutions.

Colour Solutions works efficiently and professionally for interior and exterior painting projects, both residential and commercial. They’ll get the job done quickly and make it look amazing – pus they’ll clean up so well you won’t even remember they were there (except for the beautiful paint job!).

Call us or contact us online to request an estimate: 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.