The Painters Blog: Tackling All Things Painting

Four seasons with cherry trees

When is the best time of year for your interior & exterior painting?

Eivydas “David” Phillips
Eivydas “David” Phillips
Founder/President at Painters Inc.

Variations in the weather can impact the quality of a paint job, particularly the exterior surfaces. Hot summers and cold winters, dry days and wet days, high humidity and low humidity – they all have an impact on painting projects. At Painters Inc., we know the best and worst time to take on a painting job, but we also have the tools and knowledge to get the best results, regardless of the season.

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Industrial floor striping to improve safety

Warehouse Safety Line Painting Guide and OSHA Floor Marking Standards

Warehouse safety floor markings are extremely useful in dividing spaces and offering visual cues for the proper flow of traffic, as well as indicate areas where caution should be a priority. From dots to stripes, lines to shapes, professional floor marketing contractors throughout the U.S. keep risks at a minimum with their safety floor marking services.

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Man choosing the best paint on the shelves of a store

Benjamin Moore vs Sherwin-Williams: Which is the best paint for your project?

When painting contractors seek out quality paint for their jobs, they often choose Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams – two of the best selling brands on the market. Professional painters the world over have used these paints to great success for many years. When it comes to choosing which one is “best” however, that’s almost an impossible distinction to make.

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3 painters interior project

How to choose the best painting contractor in Chicago

Choosing a painting contractor seems like a daunting task given the sheer number of them in the Chicago area. With a little research and knowing what to look for, the process becomes much less arduous. At Painters Inc., we understand the benefits our clients get when they hire a professional painting contractor. We have been in the industry for a long time, so we’ve compiled information about what to look for in a quality contractor, the questions you need to ask before hiring one, and the importance of checking for qualifications, such as being licensed and insured.

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condo interior colors

How to choose paint colors for apartments and condominiums

The colors used in condos and apartments say much about the overall residential experience. Besides choosing the right colors, you also need a professional crew to tackle the project on a schedule that meets your needs and at a price that fits your budget. Choosing colors that fit your architectural features and other elements of the property can be a complex project. But from kitchens to bathrooms, living rooms to bedrooms, we’ve got you covered in regard to the latest interior and exterior paint trends.

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How to choose the best paint for your interior and exterior (the complete guide)

From interior to exterior paints, few projects are the same, which means there needs to be different paints to handle every type of surface. For example, paint you use for interior jobs have different properties than paint used for exterior work. Of course, there are also the aesthetic preferences that differ between industries, property types and personal style, which is why paint manufacturers dream up every possible color under the sun.

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office interior design

Wall paint vs. wallpaper: which is a better option for your commercial property?

With wallpaper once again enjoying some time in the limelight, more and more questions come our way at Painters Inc. about paint vs. wallpaper – which one is better? We know how different one customer’s preferences can be compared to the next one, which is why there is no dead set correct answer for the question regarding which one is better, but there are situations where it might be more beneficial to choose paint simply because of environmental factors in a property.

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modern office blue color

How to choose the best wall paint color for your office?

Paint colors influence how we work. The colors that boost productivity in one office might do the opposite in another office. The proper colors can differ from one industry to another. You also have to consider how the tones you use in your workplace influence your customers’ opinion of your brand. The size and shape of your office, plus the amount of natural light it gets, will also influence which colors will work and which ones won’t.

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Painting a hotel, motel, or restaurant is a job that calls for lots of thought and planning.

How to safely have your hotel, motel, or restaurant painted

Painting any property is a big task to undertake, regardless of size or scope. Each home or business has its unique challenges and requirements. There are some specific businesses, however, that require extra care and attention. Painting a hotel, motel, or restaurant is a job that calls for more thought and planning to ensure the work is done the right and safest way possible. Here are some considerations to take into account when hiring a painting contractor to paint your hotel, motel, or restaurant.

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Painter for a day painting the exterior of a Chicagoland commercial building

Painter for a day - is a 1-day painting service right for you?

Have you ever taken on a ‘quick DIY’ project, only to find yourself in a half-finished room with the tape still up and no idea when you can put your furniture back in place? Or have you ever considered hiring a painter, but stopped short because of time and budgetary concerns? At Painters Inc, we understand that projects need to get done while businesses and homes run smoothly, and we understand how to make the most of an eight-hour day. That’s why we’ve introduced our “Painter for a Day” service.

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