It is time to spruce up the exterior of your home because spring has officially sprung. Check out the pictures to see a job we just got done with. We scraped and sanded all the wood trim then painted them a beautiful white. Repainting your trim work can make a difference to your home. Call us today! 717-396-1176
Recently we had the pleasure of working with a wonderful young woman on refurbishing her oak cabinetry. She was not particularly fond of the oak grain and was concerned that it would continue to be clearly evident even through a painted finish. She was very diligent in her on-line research and came up with several articles related to this topic. In one of them, she was introduced to a product Sherwin Williams provides that fills the grain, diminishing its appearance prior to painting. Quite honestly we were not familiar with this product, even though we have been painting cabinets for 20 + years. We gave it a try and were very impressed with the results. Not everyone is averse to the wood grain oak leaves through a painted finish, but if you are in search of a smoother, “non oak” look, this is the way to go. We were very pleased with the way it was applied and especially with smile on our client’ face when completed. If you are looking for an efficient way to “remodel” your kitchen, give us a call at 717-396-1176.
Maintenance Painting is the most affordable way to maintain your homes integrity and beauty. By occasionally having us look over your home, we can take care of small issues before they become big issues. Many of us have an elevation of our home which seems to break down quicker than the others. This is particularly true with older homes. Rather than “waiting” for the other elevations to begin to degrade, we can upkeep the problem areas so they can all be looking their best and be protected from the elements.
The best thing about maintenance painting is that while it maintains your home, it also enables you to keep a fresh coat of paint on the high traffic areas, like the front entry. Other areas like garage door frames, where water wicks up through the bottom of the brick moulding, are hard to keep looking new. Maintenance painting allows for touching up things as needed.
The best part about maintenance painting is that is can be done for a fraction of the price of a complete paintjob and can help extend the timeframes between full repaints substantially. Call us for a free survey of your home’s exterior. 717-396-1176. We would be glad to help.
As winter’s cold leaves us and the daffodils begin to bloom, it is an ideal time to inspect the coatings on your home’s exterior. Window sills are probably the most visible indicators. Sills can allow for snow & rain water to collect. This, combined with the sun’s powerful UV rays can break a coating down. Wood becomes exposed, making it vulnerable to decay. Another place to look is the shady side of your home or building. Mildew thrives in these environments and feeds on ingredients found in some paints. It too can accelerate coating failures. Having shrubs cut back improves airflow and sunlight helping to inhibit mildew growth. Let us conduct a free inspection with you. Together we can assess if you are in need of a full repaint or simply a maintenance painting. Many of our clients have us conduct regular maintenance, significantly extending time between full repaints. This saves $$$ !!!
Benjamin Moore has amazing colors for the 2015 year. Their color of the year is Guilford Green (HC-116). See what other Benjamin Moore colors go great with this relaxing color by clicking on their pictures below. Click here to check out their other color trends. The Blue Hydrangea and the Old Claret are wondering colors to pick for 2015’s color trends. Call Ville Painters today to schedule a free estimate to get these gorgeous colors in your home! 717-396-1176
IS YOUR PORCH READY FOR THE SUMMER?
The weather is finally warming (I think!), the birds are energetically singing in early morning hours and our days continue to lengthen. This must mean that summer is just around the corner! Is your porch ready for you to enjoy? Consider these ideas in either preparing your porch or just updating it for the summer.
There are many more ideas out there for preparing your porch for your summertime enjoyment. The following links can be used for finding more information on the topic: Front Porch Ideas and More, Country Living and House Beautiful.
It has been a month since our Building Industry Association’s successful Home Show at Spooky Nook Sports Complex. This year’s attendance was three times that of last year’s show! We appreciate all of you who came out to visit us. This year, as in years past, one of our visitors won our “Painter for a Day” drawing, entitling you to 8 hours of interior or exterior painting. This year’s winner is Tim Barr. Congratulations to the Barr family. The following individuals won $25.00 gift certificates for the Lancaster Brewing Company for visiting our booth and filling out an information card: Mark Heller, Bob Pennell and John Leggore. We look forward to inviting you all to our booth at next year’s show.
We have recently added a blog to our website. The idea of the blog is to share articles and resources we find useful in the area of interior and exterior painting. We add our own articles and will share others that are relevant. Please check it out and send any comments or suggestions to Erin: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look for us in the May 2014 issue of Fig Magazine.
Our website will soon be updated with new photos from our customer’s homes or businesses. A few photos are included throughout this post.
Just because spring is here, do not dismiss your home’s interior. We are extending a 10% discount to all interior work scheduled for April. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we should anticipate a rainy spring. We will need warm, dry places for our men to paint! So add painting to your spring “to do” list. Call us to schedule a free estimate!
Spring is beginning to peek out from the wintry shadows. As the weather warms we will start to venture outside to see what toll nature has taken on our homes and property. It is the perfect time to do a “walk around” of our homes and assess what maintenance we will need to consider this spring. Let me share with you, some of the things you should be looking for.
We have been doing maintenance painting for our clients for over twenty years. We are beginning to put together our spring schedule. Call us today for a free estimate and more ideas on how to keep your biggest investment looking its very best!
Friday, February 28th through Sunday, March 2nd we will be at the BIA’s Spring Home Show. This year the Spring Home Show will be located at the brand new Spooky Nook Sports complex. Spooky Nook Sports is located at 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim, PA.
We will be offering specials drawings for visitors to our booths that are willing to schedule estimates and/or sign-up to be on our e-mail list.
We are very excited to a part of this exciting new home show! Please click here to find out more information.