How To Avoid Painting Disasters With Test Boards

OH, NO!

It was a bit spontaneous, but you did it! You have been promising yourself for years, and now, you were finally going to take this house and turn it into a home: a home that represents you (starting with the living room).

Everything was going right, and you had everything in place!  Brushes? Check. Rollers? Check. Drop sheet? Check. Paint? Double check! In fact, you bought extra paint for good measure! It is a big job, and you made sure you were committed.

You feel your heart sink and your stomach turn in knots as you gaze at the giant streak of grey paint against the wall that, only a few moments ago, was your perfect blank canvas.

All day you had been excited about finally painting your living room your favourite shade of pale blue, but this is clearly a shade of grey. You look down at the costly gallons of paint beside you… It looks blue in the tin and on the paint swatch. Still a little nervous, you decide to keep painting, and see what it looks like dry.

Fast forward a few hours later, and the paint on your (now almost finished) living room walls looks greyer than ever, and right about now, you sure wish you hadn’t have been so eager and ignored that guy in the paint store about using test boards.

DON’T BE THE PERSON IN THIS STORY!

Before rushing into an important project like painting your home, be sure to test out colours, and have patience! We know your excited, but the wait will be worth it. We promise!

Sampling paint on test boards before applying it directly to your walls can save you a lot of headaches down the road.

Often, paint can look different dry than when wet or in the paint can. Lighting can also play a huge part, and your room can look entirely different depending on the time of day, light bulbs used, or shadows cast by furniture or drapings. To make sure the paint you are selecting is perfect for every condition, paint it onto a sample board, let it dry, and carry it around the house to be viewed in different lighting.

A test board also means you can experiment with creative ideas and textures before committing to them on a larger scale!

If that wasn’t enough, you can carry this handy board with you to all the shops giving you the edge and confidence of even the finest interior designers as you select carpeting, furniture, and general room decor to match!

Need help getting started?

Give The Repaint Specialists in Edmonton a call!

Edmonton: (780) 448-5996

St. Albert: (780) 459-9246

Sherwood Park: (780) 467-6835

Why The Repaint Specialists Are Perfect For You

You’ve been humming and hawing for weeks about getting a new paint job, and you are finally ready to take the plunge! Now the hard part: choosing the best paint specialist in Edmonton! After all, this is your hard earned money we’re talking about, and you want to make sure you get the best value for your dollar.

Well, look no further! The Repaint Specialists (located in Edmonton, St. Albert, and Sherwood Park) are dedicated not only to the task at hand, but to you! Your happiness is our livelihood, and we guarantee you will be more than satisfied from start to finish.

Not convinced? Don’t worry. We’ll prove it!

Why give you one good reason when we can give you ten?

  1. We always skillfully use high quality paints to ensure your new coat, not only looks great, but lasts for years!
  2. We value your time. If we say “We’ll be there”, we’ll be there. If we say “It’ll be done.”, rest assured, it’ll be done!
  3. We wouldn’t boast our quality unless we knew each and every one of our paint specialists were highly qualified, respectful, and dedicated to their work!
  4. We WANT to hear from you! We love to answer your questions, so give us a ring anytime, and we will pick up! No phone tag here!
  5. We want you to feel confident, so feel free to ask for our references. It makes us feel good sharing how happy our customers are.
  6. We GUARANTEE the best pricing! Again, we know you work hard, and we want you to enjoy the best without breaking the bank—You deserve it!
  7. We take pride in our work, and proudly stand behind it! We are fully licensed and insured, so that we can make a guarantee promise that means something!
  8. Check us out on the Better Business Bureau’s website, and you will notice we are in excellent standing!
  9. We are in home repaint specialists! In fact, 95% of our work is in residential, lived-in homes.
  10. Thanks to #9, we know how to keep your place spotless! We understand that it isn’t your job to clean up dust and paint chips, and we value your possessions. We promise your home will be as clean, if not cleaner, than when we arrived!

Still having your doubts? Don’t take our word for it; that would be silly! Click the reviews below to read what the locals here in Edmonton have to say!

Ready to take the plunge? Give us a shout at your nearest Edmonton location:

Edmonton: (780) 448-5996

 St. Albert: (780) 459-9246

 Sherwood Park: (780) 467-6835

Need Help Choosing A Paint Colour? There’s An App For That!

 HELP!

The other night at dinner, your friend’s kitchen put yours to shame! Now, every time you walk in for a glass of water, you notice your faded, outdated walls, and they stick out like a sore thumb. Luckily, you know just what it needs! A brand new coat of paint! Unfortunately, the last people who complimented you on your colour coordination were your Mom and Mrs. Fletcher in 2nd grade, and if you’re being honest, you think they were just being polite…

Well, good news! Now, you don’t have to be a colour expert because (like everything else) there’s an App for that! In fact, there are a lot of Apps for that. To save you time, we’ve done the work of sifting through the hundreds of painting apps and finding you our top 3 favourite that won’t disappoint!

Introducing…

  1. Vivid
  2. ColorSnap® Visualizer by Sherwin Williams
  3. Benjamin Moore Color Capture® App

Why choose a painting App? Technology has come so far, and depending on the App, you can take pictures, and try colours right on your wall! Gone are the days of countless swatches and colour samples. Painting Apps can eliminate or reduce the need to go down to the store, and they let you experiment over and over again until you know for certain you’ve made the right choice! No more second guesses. When you find the colour that’s just right for you, you can take the code from the app and head right down to your local paint store to match. Choose thousands of colours from high end brands like Benjamin Moore, Behr, Sherwin-Williams, Valspar, and Glidden!

Prefer to kick it old school? No problem! The Repaint Specialists, located in Sherwood Park and St. Albert Edmonton, give a complimentary consultation service to help you find the perfect colour for your needs. Our specialists can help you with professional colour matching, colour documentation, and create custom colour formulas that are your to keep when the job is done! In addition, we work with an amazing interior designer, Barbra Herb, who is available for those of you who need a more in depth consultation and colour guidance.

Whatever you decide, you’ll soon be inviting your friends for dinner and sending them home jealous!

Let us help you love your home! Get in touch with The Repaint Specialists today at…

Edmonton: (780) 448-5996

St. Albert: (780) 459-9246

Sherwood Park: (780) 467-6835

 

How A Coat Of Paint Could Make You Thousands!

STOP! Don’t sell your home until you read this!

If you’re selling your house, no doubt you want the highest offer possible, right? Of course! By turning a larger profit now, you’re securing your future!

Did you know, with a few professional coats of paint and the right paint specialist, you can actually increase the value of your home by thousands of dollars? Oh, you read that right… Not hundreds, but THOUSANDS of dollars!

Surprised? Don’t be!

It’s actually pretty logical when you think about it.

Imagine you’re a new growing family looking for the perfect home to start your life. You step into your dream home. It’s a spacious 4 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms, a large kitchen, big backyard, and a park across the street. It’s seemingly perfect with one small catch; the previous tenants had good taste, but the walls look a bit worn.

You begin to take a closer look as you tour the house, and it becomes clear: it needs a serious repaint. The back splash on the kitchen is stained from years of home-cooked meals, and you can see where the table sat against the wall. The baseboards are scuffed from years of rough play and crazy pets. You go to the bathroom, and instantly you see the built up damage from years of condensation. The master bedroom is great, but the closet door is peeling at the bottom, and the paint colour in the smaller bedrooms is a bit dark. Now that you have kids, you are set on having a bright room to help grow their even brighter minds! This is a well loved house filled with fond memories, but they aren’t your memories.

It’s an expensive buy, but worth it to invest in your long term family home! Or, is it?

You start thinking about the cost of renovations… You’re hoping to move in soon, and you know repainting is a big job. You can’t possibly do it yourself, and know you will have to hire a professional painter. Not only that, but if you invest in this home, you will have to take time out of your already jam packed day to research prices, trusted paint specialists, and non-toxic paint brands. You are looking to move in right after the current homeowners move out, but if you do, then you have to manoeuvre your family around for days while trying to keep the kids occupied. If you wait to move in, you will have to pay for either another month of rent, or a week at a hotel; neither of those are an expense you want to add to your budget.

The price of raising a family is already high, so you immediately start thinking of how you can cut down on costs. Since you have to do all this work yourself, the first thing you think of is asking for a reduced cost on the house. The second option is finding another house all together.

That doesn’t sound ideal for the homeowner, does it. That means it wouldn’t be ideal for you either!

Now, imagine you walk into the same house, but this time, the walls are stunning and bright. Each room feels more open and clean. It’s move in ready and perfect just the way it is! A fresh start for a new family to create exciting new memories! Now, this is worth the investment…this is a home!

You might be thinking, Wait? Now your telling me I have to repaint my house?!

Well, you don’t have to do anything, but it sure would go a long way in securing your sale at the right price for you! With the right paint specialists, it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and leg, and you will see a favourable profit return!

So what are you waiting for? Call your local painting professionals today for a consultation.

If you’re in the Sherwood Park/St. Albert, Edmonton area, we at The Repaint Specialist Ltd. would be more than happy to get you started on the right track to securing your future!

Give us a Call!

Edmonton: (780) 448-5996

St. Albert: (780) 459-9246

Sherwood Park: (780) 467-6835

How To Choose A Paint Expert Like A Pro

You’ve finally decided it’s time for a change of scenery! The kitchen looks dreary, the living room drab, and we won’t even mention the bathroom: enough is enough! You pick up your phone and google Top house painters in Edmonton, Alberta, but there are so many to choose from. How do you decide? That’s where we come in!

You see, here at The Repaint Specialists Ltd, we don’t just care about your house, we care about you! The last thing we want is you feeling like you’ve made a poor choice in your investment. So, we are going to let you in on a little secret!

These are our ‘Top 5 Traits To Look For’ when choosing the best paint specialist for you! 

Do they:

1. Use High Quality Paints: When you choose to have your walls painted, you want them treated with the highest quality product there is. Don’t settle for cheap knock offs that save you a little money now, but force you to spend lots more later! Look for deluxe paint brands such as Benjamin Moore, Cloverdale,Sherwin-Williams and Behr, just to name a few.

2. Have A Warranty: A real professional takes pride in their work and puts their money where their mouth is! If you aren’t happy, they aren’t happy. If their work is as high quality as they are boasting, they shouldn’t be afraid to back it up with a guarantee!

3. Clean up: The worst part about hiring a paint contractor, or any contractor for that matter, is the fear that your home won’t be as clean as it was before you left. We’ve all heard the horror stories: “I came home and found paint chips on my carpet, I was cleaning up sanding dust for days, and they scratched my new hardwood while moving the fridge!” Make sure your paint specialist knows how important it is to keep your house as clean –if not cleaner– than it was before they arrived!

4. Act Reliably: Unreliability is a big deal breaker! When you choose a paint company, you need to know they will provide open communication, be there when they say they will, and won’t leave you hanging! Your time is valuable, and a true professional will know that!

5. Have A Good Reputation: When it comes to reputation, look no further than your own community! If you’re in Sherwood Park, then check out what the locals of Sherwood Park and St. Albert are saying! You want to make sure the quality is consistent, so don’t be afraid to ask for a list of references!

So, now that you know what to look for, you may be asking yourself where do I look?

Obviously, you can start by checking out websites, and reading google reviews! However, don’t discredit the value of word of mouth, and be sure to pick up the phone, and call the paint specialists your most interested in. When you get off the phone, you should feel that when you invest in them, they invest twice as much in you!