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5 Tips For Your Next Commercial Painting Project

The appearance of your office space is critical for the overall success of your company.

Many companies often like to gravitate towards colours that promote comfort, security and overall good feelings. Often times business owners will typically go for colours like beige or off white, neutral colours that will not overpower the working environment and promote comfort and security. However, you can leverage the power of accent walls and actually help your employees be more productive and creative. This will in turn, generate other positive effects within your workplace and will drive sales, revenues and moreover, give you more value for your decorating dollars. 

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Promote productivity within your work environment

If the space has a lot of individuals who utilize a lot of brainpower, most experts will suggest the colour blue to stimulate the mind and promote concentration. Soft blues will have calming effects that will stimulate natural tranquilizers in the brain; however, strong blues will help them tackle projects with a clear mind. Some will even recommend adding orange accents in order to help add more emotion into the area, as the colour orange will balance the blues and add warmth to the colder setting. 

Inspiration for your work place

Here are a few colour ideas for your commercial painting project that can elevate your workplace to be a more productive and effective environment:

Lavender— Lavender is a more subtle version of purple. This colour is known to promote determination, clarity, creativity, or imagination this colour is ideal for marketing, technology, media, or any workplace that depends on the generation of creativity or “right-brain” thinking. Your staff would benefit from increased focus and the ability to prioritize activities and complete big projects in a timely manner.

Red— Experts would agree that red produces a stimulating effect. It gets the ball rolling by instigating communication and collaboration. Startups or entrepreneurs who have clients come into their office on a regular basis should consider accenting a particular wall with a deep red hue to inspire conversation and change.

Choosing the right colours for your work place

Colour selection for your commercial renovation or painting project can be a challenge because there is no one size fits all solution. The reaction to color depends on the individual and the workplace itself. For example, one person may find a specific colour such as red stimulating and invigorating, whereas a co-worker may feel anxious and overwhelmed. One should always approach the project from the aspect of producing the best result in alignment with company goals, for example:

  • Designate different areas of the office based on brand and department
  • Building brand awareness with colour choices
  • Create a calmer space that will help the employees be more productive
  • Energize the environment
  • Provide a focal point in the office

Need more information or help with your next commercial project? 
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The Different Types of Paint to Use in Your Home

When you’re tackling a renovation project often the first thing that you plan is the paint job. If you’re tackling this yourself, it can be confusing to determine which paints will work with which projects, especially considering the variety at your disposal. Here are some great tips to finding the perfect paint for the job at hand.

1. You’ll want to make sure that your walls are in good shape. If this means new walls have been built and you’re facing new drywall, or there have been a number of patched repairs, your first step should be a primer. Choose a good, thick primer that will coat the walls and hide any further imperfections to give you an even, smooth surface to work with. Depending on the type of primer, this may need more time to cure than your paint colors will.

2. Choosing the right paint can be confusing, and often a homeowner with no experience will choose something that is cheap, assuming that all paints are created equal and a more expensive paint is just “buying the name brand”. You’ll quickly find out that buying better quality paint will save you both time and money in the long run and eliminate many issues associated with a cheap paint. Higher quality paints often have a thicker consistency and the coverage is far superior, meaning that less paint goes a lot further and covers well in 2 coats with minor touch ups.

3. Paints come in a variety of finishes from ulti-matte to high gloss, with eggshell running right down the center and the most often purchased. Depending on the use of your space (How much traffic will your space get and are the walls often touched?) different finishes will provide different benefits. Your ceiling is most often painted in matte, while walls are usually painted in eggshell or flat and very glossy finishes are reserved for trim and baseboards, doors and chair rails. Your paint can give you an average drying time between coats, which can change from finish to finish. 

Other things to note:

1. Using a good edging brush and a steady hand can eliminate the need for much of your taping work. Taping is time-consuming and can add hours to your job, whereas the careful use of an edging brush can mean the rooms are finished in half the time. It takes practice to master, but it’s worth it.

2. Don’t skimp on your drop cloth use. You may think that small splatters can be easily taken care of “later”, but often they harden to the floor’s surface and mean you’ll be on your knees scrubbing away. Use those drop cloth and move them to every new work area.

3. When painting wood trim, take the time to sand the surfaces first, and then prime. Allow primed wood surfaces to cure for 24 hours between coats. Two coats of primer and two coats of paint are often enough to get the look you want to achieve and provide a durable surface to withstand normal wear and tear.

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Painter the First Time

Having good looking, well-painted walls is important to any homeowner.

When most people think of a professional painter, they often think of commercial renovations. However, there are many benefits to having your own home painted by professionals. A professional paint job can change the way that your home feels and the way that you and your family feel in it.

Aside from guaranteeing a great looking paint job having your home painted by a professional comes with a tonne of other benefits. Below we have the listed the top 5 reasons you should have your home painted by a professional.

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Your Time is Valuable

Most people would agree that you should be spending your time on the things that matter most to you and many of us just don’t have the time to paint our homes ourselves. It may be because we have kids, or because we are needed at the office all day and night. Whatever the reason, if you don’t have the time to renovate your home yourself, especially when it comes to painting, it only makes sense to hire a professional.

Every moment you spend on chores like painting is a missed opportunity to spend time with those that you value most. Or a missed chance to make more money at work. Your time is valuable and should be treated that way.

Get Advice from an Expert

A professional painter has years of experience seeing rooms transformed into homes. You can trust the professionals at Lince’s painting with using the right tools and techniques. If you need advice choosing colours that reflect you and the way you want your home feels, our painters are always happy to help.

Save on Tools and Material Costs

You may think that hiring a painter is expensive since you have to pay for their labour and materials. However doing it yourself can be an even more overwhelming and expensive experience. A professional painter saves you money by being efficient as well as timely and brings his own tools and materials.

Professional Painters knows what to do, how to properly prime the walls, paint the trim and how much paint they will need for specific sections of your home. Painting a house is not an everyday thing; people do it once a year and in many cases only once every few years. There is no point of paying for tools which you will rarely use. A professional can save you all the unnecessary costs and headaches that occur during painting. When you consider the cost of materials and the value of your time, hiring a professional is a no brainer.

Avoid Common Mistakes

You may have never painted your home before and it can seem overwhelming if it’s your first time. The professional’s at Lince’s Painting have over 20 years of experience painting homes and can work quickly while also providing high-quality work. Painting a home properly is a challenging task and something that you want to be done right. The walls in your home surround you daily and it’s important that they look good. If you want to ensure a job is done properly, you should hire a professional painter today.

Painting is More Than Painting

Professional painters do so much more for each job than amateur painters. Someone without as much experience may not plan and prepare their paint job well enough before starting. They might mix too little paint, use too much on certain areas creating uneven colours, or simply do a bad job. A professional painter; however, will make sure the painting areas are prepared, will use the right tools, and will deliver better results in less time.

The next time you have a major painting project, either residential or commercial, you can trust Lince’s Painting to get the job done right. Call us today for your free consultation.