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Interior Painting Tips – What the Pros Want You to Know

Looking for interior painting tips? Then step right up. Professional painters are extremely fast, effective, and they’ve mastered their trade to produce high-quality results while making painting look easy. Many painters have varying and different styles. However, professional painters understand and use the best trade secrets. Here are four interior painting tips (trade secrets) we’d enjoy sharing to help you with your next interior painting project.

INTERIOR PAINTING TIPS – WHAT WE’D LIKE YOU TO KNOW

 

  1. INTERIOR PAINTING TIPS #1 – SAMPLE YOUR COLOR SELECTION – As a professional painter we have relationships with the top paint providers (Sherwin Williams, Porter Paints) and as a result have access to getting you color samples of the paint color you’re considering. Whether you use our sources, or decide to provide paint from another source (Home Depot, Lowes), be sure to paint a quality swatch of the colors your considering in the exact room/s you’re going to have painted. View them in the morning, mid-day and at nightfall with the lighting of you home. Putting up samples of your colors so you as a customer knows exactly what colors are going to work for you is paramount.
  2. INTERIOR PAINTING TIPS #2 – RELOCATE? – Will you be changing picture, decoration locations or adding crown molding or different trim? You’ll need to know what nails to pull, what nail holes to patch, and what nail holes to leave. Additionally do you want your cold air returns to be painted the wall color so they blend in, or stand out? When you’re considering an interior painting project take the time to consider the relocation of pictures, decorations and trim. It’s not just the color that changes.
  3. INTERIOR PAINTING TIPS #3 – FINISH – What sheen works best for your family? Do you have a good number of children/grand children? If you don’t have a lot of children or grand children a flat is the best looking finish for you. Yet, if you’re going to have a lot of hands-on walls, balls and toys than you will want to have some sheen. REMEMBER: The more the sheen – the easier the clean.
  4. INTERIOR PAINTING TIPS #4 – TIMING – In the painting world it’s a mystery. Winter months are always slow, especially December through February. Yet, for the consumer, this is the BEST TIME to achieve an interior painting project. Simply put, as a natural slow down in the industry occurs annually for professional painters, the quality teams have more quality time to dedicate to your project. When spring hits, and they all get busy, you might get lesser a service, naturally. As well with the kids in school and before your life gets busy with the activities of summer, take advantage of the situation and paint your home.  Finally, with most paint products having low-to-no VOC‘s these days you don’t have to worry about airing out the house!

So there you have it. Interior painting tips with a professional painter.  Apply these four simple tips will more than likely increase the odds of you experiencing and phenomenal painting experience!

Be sure and call our painting hotline @ 314-925-7521 for more information and additional interior painting tips today!

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Trivia Crack – For St. Louis Painting

Trivia Crack St. Louis PaintingIt’s all the rage – TRIVIA CRACK. Seriously, how many of you and your friends have Trivia Crack loaded on your phones and play it with at least 1-3 of your close Facebook friends?

Why not spin the wheel when it comes to St. Louis Painting and take our short painting quiz to see if you qualify for an additional 5% to our 15% offer on interior painting this month?

The person submitting this trivia form with the most accurate answers will gain a 20% discount off all interior painting scheduled between February 19th and August 15th, 2015. St. Louis Painting trivia answers must be submitted no later than the close of business, 5:00 PM February 20th.

Good luck to everyone entering the St. Louis Painting Trivia Challenge!

St. Louis Painting Trivia Crack Challenge

St. Louis Painting Trivia Crack (select one answer per question only)


Tune in Friday February 20th and see who has won the St. Louis Painting Trivia Crack challenge! We’ll post the top 5 high scores and share the fun!

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Real Estate Appraisal – Honesty is the Best Policy

Missouri state certified residential appraiser

Trisha Munger is a Missouri state certified residential appraiser.

Today Missouri state certified residential appraiser Trisha Munger takes a moment to share with Pro Precision Painting the effects interior painting done by a professional painter could bear on a home owners real estate appraisal.

Kurt Ramspott: Trisha, thanks for taking time from your schedule giving thoughts on the impact a professional painter makes with a home owners real state appraisal. Highlight a little of your background.

Trisha Munger:  Sure thing. I’d like to start by sharing that I’m not only a real estate appraiser but a female real estate appraiser. As such, I recognize it’s ultimately the women who are typically the decision makers for interior decor, especially painting. My background in real estate has a touch of personal history. My father and mother we’re in real estate since I was a very little girl and I’ve been professionally involved for 20+ years.

Kurt: That’s great. If I can, I’d like to know as a real estate appraiser, when you walk in a home and begin your assessment how does the lack of/or use of a professional painter have on an appraisal?

Trisha: To be perfectly honest, right off the bat, the lack of or the actual use of a professional painter DOES NOT greatly affect market value of a home or my report. However it is really more of a PLUS for selling purposes.

Kurt: Really? Explain a little more.

Trisha: Personally, I feel as if painting is the number one easiest way to add value to your largest investment. Doing it yourself is like if you used Picasso to fix your own car. Unless you are a talented professional painter it’s obvious to someone in my line of work that it was done by the owners. HERE’S THE DEAL: If I can notice it at my level seeing so many homes a day – a picky and particular potential buyer will even more so.

Kurt: I’d be willing to wager between being a professional appraiser and a concerned woman in general reviewing homes is like walking a balance beam. Right?

Trisha: It can be. As an appraiser I view homes with an open mind and no personal opinion. But as a woman I’m here to tell you it matters a great deal how a house presents itself and a professional paint job is simply the smartest way to present a neat clean environment which is appealing to buyers and those viewing your home.

Kurt: What’s an imperative thought for home owners facing a real state appraisal and potential sale of their home?

Trisha: Honesty is always the best policy. Continuity, nice clean lines, and the cleanliness of quality painting job are important. I can easily spot a professional job vs a non professional based on the quality of the job. Like a piece of fruit reflects a quality farmer and grocer a good or bad painting project reflects whether professional painting has or hasn’t been done. Your work will naturally show up in my written report and in my photographs. Ask yourself, “Am I putting my best foot forward?”

Kurt: That’s powerful. Any last thoughts?

Trisha: I can’t stress being honest enough. In this market place I encourage people to save money wherever they can. However, when it comes to homes escalating in value I more than often encourage homeowners to seek professional painting services. I especially make these suggestions with home owners have two story homes, great rooms, vaulted ceiling and issues of that nature. Take the time to hire a professional. Doing it yourself and trying to pull it off otherwise can be sensed a mile away from savvy home buyers.

Kurt: Thank you so very much Trisha! We appreciate your contribution to the subject of real estate appraisal and how a professional painter may impact the situation for a home owner.

Trisha: Absolutely. Call on me anytime. Good luck with your work!

If you’re interested in an interior painting project all interior painting projects are 15% off IF BOOKED before March 1st, 2015.

 

 

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Interior Painting – Do it now or wait till Spring?

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Kyle McClaskey, owner of Pro Precision Painting takes a few minutes from an interior painting project to share 4 key reasons why home owners should select a professional painter now. He shares the benefits to interior painting done today, as opposed to waiting for Spring to arrive.

From Kyle:

My team is hard at work this week. While they have another project well under way, I wanted to share some information that may benefit you as a home owner. After painting a number of homes in St. Louis I’ve learned value to doing interior painting work during winter months and before the Spring kicks in.

Here are four things I’d enjoy sharing with you:

1. Now’s the time to have interior painting done before the spring rush comes and we’re focused on exterior projects.

Like you, life for me can get very busy. Sometimes my schedule goes the way I’d like and sometimes it doesn’t. As a small business owner I can tell you a good number of home owners often let interior painting decisions go a little too far into spring. When this happens, as our company is flooded with exterior projects, sometimes you get raw or bad deal. Here’s the effect:

  • The top quality painters in St. Louis get booked first and often – so – you as a homeowner are left with a lesser choice of quality professionals

2. QUESTION When is it more convenient for your interior painting to be done? Now or in the Spring when everyone has activities and events?

Being around families is our livelihood. From where I sit, I can tell you the most frustrated I’ve seen a home owner is in the Spring when many families are trying to tackle so many projects.

From my side of the equation, I see people at peace during the winter. True, you’re in your house more than normal – and – we are right there with you getting cozy and getting work done. Yet, in the scores of families I’ve worked with I can share the spring rush pulls families apart and a painting project getting tossed in that mix could prove a little more stressful.

  • How can we help lighten the load and make life easier for you right now?

3. Got the Blues? If you’re thinking about interior painting don’t let the cold gray skies keep you from moving forward! Let’s brighten up and warm up those walls with new fresh colors!

This single idea could prove most beneficial. Science shows the winter has an effect on people. In an article written by WEB-MD the issue is a lack of sunlight. Our bodies naturally crave sunlight as a means to get motivated.

Science also shows that we as people crave color! In an article written by Douglas Fields for Psychology Today, he shares: “Color preferences are deeply rooted emotional responses that seem to lack any rational basis, yet the powerful influence of color rules our choices in everything from the food we eat and the clothes we wear to the cars we buy.”

  • So is your homes color ruling you or are you ruling the color of your home? We can help you with that.

4. Don’t forget, with spring coming soon it’s not to early to start thinking about your exterior projects.

As with interior painting projects flooding our work schedule, guess what also clogs the request lines? Yes, you guessed it, exterior painting projects.

The first week of clear weather our phones get busy, quotes and estimates get rolling and calendars get booked solid. We’re so very grateful for the business rush. Just remember, sometimes waiting a little longer than necessary can put you in a bind and getting the best deal for the best price may become a little harder. Michelle McMahan tackled an interior painting project this winter and is a raving fan.

  • Make sure to get the best deal, the best price by the best provider today. Waiting too long may cost you.

I’m hopeful this quick article has been of help. If you’d enjoy communicating with me feel free to email me directly @ kyle@proprecisionpainting.com

Receive a 15% discount on interior painting projects booked by March 1st, 2015 and performed by April 15th, 2015