Zach Brothers, Author at Affinity Painting

Author: Zach Brothers

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“Why is it important to use High-Quality paint?”

December 7, 2017by Zach BrothersPaintingProjectsUncategorized

How do I decide?

Why are there so many different paint choices? Why do the paints range from $20 per gallon to $89 per gallon? What’s the difference between the $20 paint and the High-Quality Paint? During this article I will break down the many reasons why cutting cost on paint will most often lead to higher overall costs.

Longevity

When you decide to use a high-quality paint you are not only paying for the quality now, you are paying for not having to paint as frequently in the future. A high-end paint will elongate the lifespan of your paint job by up to two times.

Easier to Clean

The high-quality paints on the market do make cleaning easier than the cheaper options. We always suggest to use baby wipes to clean walls as it is non-abrasive and does not contain a lot of soap to leave a white residue on your walls. Most paints in the top tier do market themselves as being “washable”.

Coverage and Hide

While these may seem like the same there are some differences, and high-quality paint will help with both. Coverage refers to the SQ footage that one gallon can cover. As a general rule 1 gallon of paint will cover 300-400 SQ ft. The high-quality paints will be very close to the 400 number and the lower end paints will be closer to the 300 number, sometimes even less. Hide refers to the paint’s ability to cover existing colors and itself. If you are using bold colors, such as dark blues and reds it is absolutely imperative that you use a high-quality paint. You can save yourself several coats of labor and materials by choosing a better paint the first time.

Ease of Use

If you are painting yourself, you should always reach for a high-quality paint. The reason why the cheaper paints are considered to be “contractor-grade” is because they are harder to use. These paints run off of your brush and splatter from your rollers. If you are painting your own home, the high-quality paints will help you finish the job much faster.

 

Now for the Big Reveal!!! What does Affinity Painting use for their projects??? You guessed it, we use High-Quality paints. These paints include Sherwin Williams Emerald Interior and Sherwin Williams Duration Exterior.

If you need any painting advice or need us to come a take a look at a project that you have, book a free estimate today!

 

“What Color Should I paint my Greensboro Home?”

November 29, 2017by Zach BrothersPainting1

Among the top questions I get from client is, “What color are other people using in their homes?” In this brief article I am going to touch on 5 of the most popular colors for interior and exterior painting of your Greensboro Home.

Interior Exterior Paint Colors

Interior Paint Colors-

  1. Mindful Grey SW 7016 – A beautiful, rich grey tone. Mindful Grey can be used in any room of the house, it makes for a fantastic neutral tone for the common areas of your Greensboro home.
  2. Sea Salt SW 6204 – Subtle and inviting. Sea Salt is a great color for bathrooms and bedrooms. It can also be used as an accent color in a tray ceiling.
  3. Balanced Beige SW 7037 – This is not quite the same beige from the early 2000’s. This color has done away with the peach undertones, transitioning to a much warmer, seller friendly color that can be used in any room of your Greensboro home.
  4. Dovetail SW 7018 – Bold and Contrasting. This Graphite grey is great for using in powder rooms and accent walls in your den. It’s a deep grey that will make your trim molding really stand out.
  5. Lazy Grey SW 6254 – Grey, but a little blue. For those of us that like cooler Grey tones, Lazy grey is for you. Just a touch of blue makes this a great option in your sun room or home office.

Exterior Paint Colors-

  1. Summit Grey SW 7669 – The Safe choice. When it comes to painting the outside of your Greensboro home, you can go one of two directions, safe or bold. Summit Grey is a safe choice. It pairs nicely with virtually any accent color and looks great against white vinyl trim.
  2. Rare Grey SW 6199 – Another great safe choice. This grey has subtle undertones of green making it a great color if you are looking to accent with darker greens or black.
  3. Tricorn Black SW 6258 – This color is what we use more often than not on our Shutters and Doors. It is toned down from jet black just a bit to offer a more passive approach to using black as an accent.
  4. Khaki Shade SW 7533 – Khaki Shade is perfect for your Stucco Greensboro Homes. It pairs perfectly with Maroon accents or Navy Front doors. A perfect way for your home to stand out in your Greensboro community.
  5. Poolhouse SW 7603 – Poolhouse is a great blue color for the exterior of your Greensboro home. It has just the right amount of blue to pair with your red front door or bold red shutters.

Conclusion –

Each area of the country has different trends. In Greensboro and surrounding areas these have been the most used colors. Have you used something else and have been happy with the results??? We would love to hear about it! Leave a comment down below.

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Affinity Painting is the premier painting service serving the Greensboro/Burlington and surrounding areas.