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Some of our awesome work along with a few thoughts from the painter.

Things You Should Consider While Choosing Your Exterior Paint Color

front view of new exterior paint color of houseDeciding the right color for your exterior walls can be quite a taxing task. Not only do you have to be imaginative and see which color would sit perfectly with the kind of exterior you have, but you have to take into account the environment, structure and neighborhood as well. 

Unlike interior color, which can be selected based on your own personal tastes, the exterior color needs to be a bigger investment with better thought processing involved. You need to think of the broader picture, and not just of what you personally like about the color pattern.

Knowing just how many people would be critically analyzing your color patterns on a daily basis, there is pressure on you to make sure that you go for the right color pattern. 

In a bid to assist you through this conundrum, we look at some of the things you should take into consideration while selecting the color for your exterior walls. 

Considerations that will help to make the perfect color choice for your exterior of your home: 

Existing Elements and Permanents Materials 

The first thing you need to take into consideration are the existing elements. Do you have any existing stone foundation, accents or a patio that would be too costly to replace? If so, the colors should fall in sync with them, so that there aren’t any anomalies between the color patterns and the permanent fixtures. 

Consider the Architecture 

The architecture of your home plays an important role in deciding the color that you eventually go with. If you have a Victorian bungalow, you should preferably go for a color choice that is in sync with the particular bungalow type. You can look for ideas related to specific architecture types online to decide what would be best for you.

Things You Should Consider While Choosing Your Exterior Paint ColorSee the Neighborhood 

Chances are that you already know what all the neighborhood houses are like, but give them another visit. You would want your home to fall in harmony with all of the other homes in the neighborhood, which is why you can benefit by replicating a specific color tone. Going for an outlandish color option can be a bit too overwhelming. 


The climate and the lighting in your area or region can also dictate your choice of exterior color. You would preferably want a solid color that doesn’t fall off easily, if you live in a region that is host to rainy weather all year round. The weather plays an important part in the longevity of your exterior paint, so go with options that can work for you in the longer run. 

Additionally, you can also consider factors such as the size of the home and the landscape around it, to further authenticate your decision. With the right color selection, you can be proud of your home’s exterior and get the nod of approval from every passerby. 

 View of exterior paint color from Creative Painting Systems

The right painters will understand all your requirements in detail and give you an unparalleled experience. Creative Painting Systems is one such name that offers the best services in town to all customers, regardless of their preferences. Contact them today!


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7 Things to Look for When Hiring a Painter

When planning a painting project, the first thing to do is find the right painter.  Hiring the wrong painter can cost you money, time and resources. A professional painter needs to have a certain set of skills necessary so that the work can be done properly and safely.

Here are some things to look for when hiring a painter:

 1.  Do your homework – Do a google search to find local painters.Read their reviews and check on community message boards for recommended painters. Talk to your neighbors.  NextDoor is a good app to have to get real reviews from your neighbors on their painting experiences. This is a good way to find painters that you feel are best suited to give you an estimate.

2. Get 2-3 estimates. It is always good to have more than one estimate so you can make sure that something is not being missed, and make sure they are in the right ballpark pricewise.  Also make sure that each estimate is covering the same areas, same type of preparation, number of coats of paint, product of paint being used, etc. One estimate might look cheaper than another, but research might tell you that they are using an inferior paint, or only applying one coat of paint instead of two.  Make sure everyone is giving you a price for the same amount of work.

3. Check with the Better Business Bureau to see how long they are in business and if they have any reports of bad or inadequate service.

4. Make sure they can fit in your schedule. Keep in mind that sometimes it is better to wait for a painter that you feel is your best fit, than finding the one that can do it sooner.  Also, ask how long the project will take. You want to make sure that once they start the job, they stay with you until they are done, and not back and forth with other projects.

5. Make sure your painter provides you with their insurance certificate, and letters of reference from customers.

6. Whether your project is interior or exterior painting, ask questions about what they think is best for your home regarding the type of paint to use, or what application they use.  It is good to understand the depth of their experience and knowledge, and it might determine if they are the right fit for you. In addition, ask about the painters that will be coming to your home, how long they have worked for their company, how much experience do they have.  

7. When you have made your decision on which painter to use, the next step is looking for the perfect color for your project.  Ask your painter for a color chart to look at or ask them which supplier to go to look at for color samples. Put samples up to make sure it is what you want.  Sometimes a color on a chart will look much different on your home, based on lighting and other factors.


Creative Painting System Painter on ladder insideThe right painters will understand all your requirements in detail and give you an unparalleled experience. Creative Painting Systems is one such name that offers the best services in town to all customers, regardless of their preferences. Contact them today!

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Before & After: Copen Blue

The painting of this beautiful home has just been completed and it looks great! The siding color is
Copen Blue. We love it.

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