Simple Solutions to Give an Old Home a New Look

“An almost new look to an almost 30 year old house; repair work and painting was exceptional. All workers had great work skills.” – Peggy Needham

This testimonial from Peggy perfectly explains what a few simple tasks can do to transform an old home. With just minor repairs and a few fresh coats of paint, a home that’s decades old can have a totally updated look. We did it for Peggy’s house and we can do it for yours, too!

yellow houseInterior & Exterior Painting

You might be thinking that your home is so outdated that a few simple projects just won’t make a difference. You’d be surprised at the impact just a fresh coat of paint can make. Our experienced and professional team of residential painters can work with you to find a color that will complement your home’s features and we’re always ready to discuss your budget ahead of time so there won’t be any unpleasant surprises when you get your bill. We specialize in both interior and exterior home painting, so when you work with Colour Solutions you know you’re working with professionals.

Want to see some of our work? Check out our online gallery here.

Faux Finishes

In addition to painting, Colour Solutions is proud to offer faux finishing services to give your home a truly customized look. There are a wide variety of finishes to choose from, each with distinct textures and colors. Many clients choose faux finishes because they feel it allows them to make their home’s interior “stand out” and it gives them the chance to really personalize their favorite rooms.

Minor Repairs

Does your drywall have a few dings? Could the carpentry on your deck railing use some TLC? Colour Solutions can help boost your home’s interior or exterior look by completing simple repairs, as well as performing routine home maintenance tasks like cleaning out the gutters.

Ugly wallpaper? Call us!

Although wallpaper seems to be making a bit of a comeback these days, there are a lot of homeowners who feel stuck with the dates designs of decades past. But if the thought of removing wallpaper on your own gives you an instant headache, call Colour Solutions! We can remove your wallpaper in a professional, safe and efficient manner – and, of course, we can happily provide ideas for paint or finishes to take its place.
As you can see, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a remodeling project to give your home a makeover. These simple and budget-friendly ideas can breathe new life into your home while adding to its market value. Homeowners who are getting ready to sell can especially benefit from these basic projects, as they can improve resale value, boost curb appeal, and hopefully help your home sell faster!

Call Colour Solutions today at 910-686-3067 for more information or to schedule a consultation. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Summer Home Improvement Ideas

With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, most homeowners are starting to think about ways they can improve the look and value of their homes. Summer is a great time to tackle some of those big home improvement projects and Colour Solutions is always happy to help homeowners check some of these projects off their to-do lists:

Deck and Patio Maintenance1. Deck and Patio Maintenance
Get ready for those summer cookouts by giving your patio, deck or porch a makeover. Whether your wooden deck needs staining, your cement patio needs pressure washing or your front porch could use a fresh coat of paint, Colour Solutions can provide a wide range of services to make your outdoor living space the envy of the neighborhood. And the floor surfaces aren’t the only places that may need attention – porch ceilings, posts, doors and exterior walls can also be painted, stained or washed to give your space a completely new look.

Interior Painting2. Fresh Paint Indoors
Summer is a great season to paint indoors. Here in the Southeast, high outdoor temperatures can make it challenging to complete exterior paint projects in the summertime, but interior paint jobs can be done quickly and easily without worrying about the heat and humidity complicating the project. If you’ve been thinking about giving your indoor rooms a new look, Colour Solutions can offer homeowners top-quality interior painting services at reasonable prices. From choosing a new color scheme for your bedrooms to painting your kitchen cabinets to adding a faux finish in the dining room, we can provide clients with a full range of options – after all, painting is our specialty! Adding fresh paint indoors can also take care of those pesky scuff marks and scratches that may have occurred throughout the years. Colour Solutions knows how to effectively prep the wall surfaces to ensure your new paint job covers up small imperfections.

Yard with Fence3. Beautify Fences
If your home has wood fencing, you might want to consider having it professionally cleaned or painted. Because fencing is subjected to the elements every day, all day, it can tend to accumulate mildew and lose its original attractiveness. Quick, fairly inexpensive ways to improve the overall look of your home is to thoroughly clean or paint your fences. If you’re thinking of paint, Colour Solutions can even offer professional consultations on choosing a complementary color and offer suggestions on the type of paint to choose. This project is best done in early summer, before the extreme heat of North Carolina sets in; however, if you do decide to hire us to paint outdoors, we at Colour Solutions can strategically perform the task to ensure the paint doesn’t dry too quickly before it has time to set.

No matter what time of year, Colour Solutions is dedicated to offering clients throughout the Wilmington area the best painting and home improvement services at affordable prices. To get started on your next summer home improvement project, feel free to give us a call. In addition to painting, staining and cleaning, we can also do light carpentry, wallpaper removal, yearly maintenance packages and more (see our Services). Call us today to hear more about our services. (910) 686-3067

Faux Finishes – When and Where to Use them

Faux finishing is a great way to personalize your home by going a step or two beyond a simple coat of paint by creating rich textures and patterns for your wall, cabinets or other home fixtures. Faux finishes can also be useful in covering small surface flaws and imperfections.

Knowing when and where to apply faux finishes is important, as they don’t always work with every surface. Here’s a look at some of the most popular faux finishes and where they work best:

Venetian Plaster – Gives the surface a marble-like appearance by creating depth and leaves a smooth but slightly textured feel. This finish is silky and cleans easily so it would be best suited for kitchens and baths.

Crackling -This gives a weathered appearance, as if the surface has been exposed to the elements for an extended period of time. Because this is a less subtle finish, it would work best for small spaces, cabinets, tables and other furniture. Not recommended for large surfaces such as living room walls.

Sponging – This is a faux painting technique that can be dramatic or subtle, depending on the colors chosen. Typically, two similar colors are used to create the effect. This finish is versatile and could work on a variety of surfaces.

Ragging – This faux painting technique imitates look and texture of aged leather or fabric. This is a great option for anyone looking for a dramatic look that isn’t too over-the-top. Works well for smaller, intimate spaces such as studies or bedrooms.

For more ideas on faux finishes, contact Colour Solutions for a free estimate. 910-686-3067

Interior Faux Finishes, Wilmington NC

Faux finishes are a hot trend in home interiors and with good reason. A faux finish can add depth and texture to an otherwise “boring” room. It can also make cabinetry “pop” and add a unique touch to your home. Although people love the look of a faux finish, it can be quite a task for the do-it-yourselfer. That’s where Colour Solutions comes in.

With years of expert experience, Colour Solutions has been the trusted name in Wilmington NC painting for more than 15 years. We have a proven track record of over 98% client satisfaction for our services, which include specialty painting.

With several types of faux finishes to consider, from sponge painting, to color washing, to bold stripes and more, Color Solutions can add character and value to your home’s interior. To see examples of some of our faux finishing work, check out our Colour Solutions Faux Finishes Photos on Flickr or call today to schedule your free faux finish estimate: 910-686-3067