Color Can Affect Home Sales



As much as you love the perfect shade of beige that you chose for your living room, it may not be the best color if you plan on selling your house. The right colors can help an apprehensive buyer fall in love with your house, too. Color Trends There is a new shift away toward … Continued

Expert Recommended Exterior Paints



There’s been a trend towards more individuality when it comes to the color of your house. Adding pops of color, whether it is on your window mullions, trim, or the entire exterior, can be just what you need to stand out on your block. If your house is overdue for a new look, choosing a … Continued

Necessary Tools for Your Paint Project



Whether you’ve been inspired by your summer vacation or your new spirit color, a paint project is now in progress. You’ve already chosen a color and bought the paint, but painting a room is a lot different from that time you painted birdhouses at summer camp. To make it easier on you, we’ve compiled a … Continued

BOMA 2018 Convention



Are you in the commercial real estate industry? Are you a business owner with plans for upgrading your building? While we handle the painting side of your property, you can learn more about all of the other aspects of upgrading commercial property at the BOMA 2018 Convention. What is it? The BOMA Conference & Expo … Continued

Which Paint Shop Should be Your Paint Stop



So you’ve chosen the perfect color, and you’re ready to turn your vision into a reality. With so many paint shops and retailers out there, how can you choose the right place for you? We recommend choosing based on what you value in your paint shopping experience. Whether that’s extensive knowledge or the lowest prices, … Continued

Premium vs. Economy Paint



Whether you’re putting your house on the real estate market, or you’re about to get a new tenant, putting a fresh coat of premium paint on the walls isn’t entirely necessary. New occupants might paint the walls themselves, and it is not an economic decision to splurge on the highest quality paint. The better choice … Continued

Thermoelectric & Anti-Solar Paint



We know that paint can do many a thing for a house or building, like create a vibrant atmosphere, but new findings suggest that paint can do even more. What if paint could generate electricity or cool your house down? Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have developed thermoelectric (TE) paint that … Continued

ColorSmart by BEHR



In need of a change? Whether you’re inspired by the bright colors of summer barbeques or the bold colors of a vacation in the mountains, finding paint to match your mood is easier than ever. BEHR has just released ColorSmart, a free mobile application for Apple and Android users designed to bring its web technology … Continued

Decorate Your Deck



Individually wanting to be different than your neighbors will help a house feel more like a home, and Pro Painters, your Houston painting company, suggests several different ways to create this homey feeling. Your freshly stained deck has the ability to enhance your home’s appeal and value by creating a safe space, outside. Colors influence … Continued

National Painting Week



National Painting Week officially lasts from May 19th-29th this year. During this time, professional painters can give back to their communities by helping Sherwin Williams with their selected projects for the year. Sherwin Williams also enlists bloggers, design, and color experts for the epic painting projects during these 11 days. Last Year Last year, Sherwin … Continued

Paint Combos to Make You Go “Ah”



Painting brings with it a slew of decisions, one of which is what colors to use and how to use them most effectively for the right look in your rooms. Regardless of whether your project is residential or commercial, the overall feeling created by the surrounding colors inside leaves an impact on your visitors. Read … Continued

Your Top Coatings for 2017



There are many options out there in the market for coatings, so how do you know which to use? It’s easy to forget about the importance of your coating all together when starting a home project, so don’t let the daunting task of choosing a good one to allow you to skip it entirely. Go … Continued

Capitol Dome Restoration Project



Over 150 years ago, the United States Capitol Dome was constructed of cast iron by the Architects of the Capitol. Now, for the first time since 1960, the current Architect has just completed a full restoration, which has taken place over the course of several years. Why did this symbol of American freedom need to … Continued

Protect Your Plants From Paint



In the same way that you protect your plants from frost during the cold, you also want to protect them from paint spillage or other harmful chemicals during a home restoration project. Barry Toutman, the technical advisor of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, gives some tips on how to prepare your plants for what’s … Continued

The Best Adhesives in 2017



What kind of adhesive should you use on your construction project? There are a lot out there to choose from, so how do you know which is ideal for your particular task? Well, we’ve narrowed down your options with a few suggestions from painting pros across the country whose opinions we stand behind. Read on … Continued

New Prep Tools



With the help of these exciting new prep tools on the market, everyone can complete the necessary prepping step more efficiently and accurately, leading to a better overall outcome. Masks Hand-Masker Film Blade, 3M This hand-masker tool puts together tape and film so the masking can be finished in one easy step. The guide bar … Continued

7 New Coatings from 2016



Last year was a great year for the coatings industry! Major manufacturers listened to their customers and teamed up to create new products based off of the feedback they’ve been given by the people who work with the materials day in and day out, and it shows. PPG Paints’ Coatings PPG announced their new breakthrough: … Continued

Waterproofing: Yay or Nay?



Waterproofing surfaces can be a questionable task as you try to figure out what products can use a waterproofing sealant and which cannot. Thus, we’ve come up with this guide to help send you in the right direction. Below Grade You can apply all-purpose Below Grade waterproof as a primer on floors or walls, as … Continued

Your Brush Guide



When it comes to paint brushes, there are a plethora out there, and each one has its own specific function it was designed for, which you may not be familiar with. That’s why we’re here to break it down for you in a simplified guide you can reference when you have questions. Brush Types Made … Continued

Choosing the Perfect Color



Selecting colors for your home can be a daunting task. How do you know what works and what doesn’t? Luckily, Houston interior painting is a specialty of Pro Painters so we are happy to help you make these choices if you need it, but we would also like to offer some advice from your Houston … Continued

Painting Exterior Windows



Want to quickly improve your curb appeal? Try adding a fresh coat of paint to your exterior windows! These will make the front of your house pop and lend the appearance of a newer looking entrance to your home. Just make sure you select trim paint because it is tough and therefore specially formulated to … Continued

Strip It Good



Sometimes people don’t realize the necessity of stripping furniture effectively before applying new paint. A fresh coat of paint won’t actually cover old paint evenly, so make the stripping process your first step of the project. Apply Stripper It’s important to completely strip away any stains or old paint from wood furniture before applying a … Continued

Lively Color Options for Your Home



There are so many rooms to consider when repainting your house, how does one possibly decide on colors for everything? Well, we’ve got you covered! Just read our suggestions for each room of your home. Enter at Your Own Risk Let’s start with the entryway. For a modern pop, we recommend Benjamin Moore’s Razzle Dazzle, … Continued

Hallway Color Recommendations



Hallways are often overlooked, but they shouldn’t be, as they are the link between everything in your home. In choosing a color for this area, keep in mind that hallways are usually on the darker side due to not having windows, so you should aim to use lighter colors. This will reflect the light back … Continued

Color of the Year: Violet Verbena



What is Violet Verbena? This year’s color, selected by PPG Pittsburgh Paints, is Violet Verbena, a soothing, light violet shade which verges on looking gray. This color will add luxury and depth to the room of your choosing, with its nuanced shade, that blends masculine and feminine into a modern, mystic look, is perfect for … Continued

5 Steps to Terrific Trim



It can be easy to overlook, but you should often consider the condition of your home’s trim work and decide whether they need a fresh coat. This may seem more complicated than painting walls so people are more prone to avoid doing it, but with these five steps, we will have you on your way … Continued

Formula Adjustments Improve Your Favorite Paints



Relying on the same paint every time you have a project can feel stifling, especially if you assume the paint formula has remained the same over time and will always lend you the same result. However, Sherwin Williams frequently makes updates to improve their paint and give a better end result with the adjustments. Here … Continued

Your 5 Best Roller Cover Options



When it comes to painting rooms in your house, choosing the right roller cover may not be at the top of your priority list, but doing so can make all of the difference on the application process. The final appearance is also largely determined by the cover used, so you must choose wisely. Chris Haber, … Continued

Colormix 2017



Every year Sherwin-Williams comes up with some distinct color palettes which they feel represent the current trends in society and culture. This year’s four color palette creations are called: Noir, Holistic, Intrepid, and Unbounded. They consist of ten colors each, offering you the option of designing your house for whatever mood best suits you. Whether … Continued

4 Exterior Paint Ideas to Give the Best Impression



Are you considering fixing up the exterior of your home? There are a lot of factors to consider before diving into such a project, so read on for some sound advice on where to begin. For starters, Benjamin Moore Aura Paints are perfect for the exterior of your house, because they are durable and resist … Continued

Make Your Front Door a Sign of Welcome



When people think of repainting their house, it’s easy to focus on fixing up the interior, where you spend the most time, but don’t forget the impression that the exterior makes as well. Your front door speaks volumes about your home, and Pro Painters has tons of experience with Houston exterior painting, so let us … Continued

4 Ways to Create an Atmospheric Living Room



Your living room represents your quintessential style and sets the tone for your whole house, so why keep it boring and predictable? Picking the right paint color can make all of the difference in how it turns out, so let Pro Painters, your Houston painting contractor, help you make the decision, in order to put … Continued

Thoughts on an Inviting Dining Room



It’s holiday time and entertaining friends and family members can mean using the dining room which may normally sit untouched. This can lead to worry about having the room looking its best before going on display. What better way to celebrate than to have a new coat of paint and color in your showcasing room! … Continued

Inspiring Ideas for Your Bathroom



People don’t tend to get as excited about fixing up a bathroom as other rooms in the house, but part of the battle is just knowing what elements you want to bring to the space. Pro Painters, your Houston painting contractor, is happy to help you make these decisions if you are in need of … Continued

3 Great Paint Color Schemes for a Kitchen



Your kitchen is where you spend a majority of your time at home–fortifying yourself with breakfast, making lunches for school, and gathering with your family to talk about your day over dinner–so it’s important to choose a color that will inspire and delight you. There are many things to consider, including your style and the … Continued

Accent Walls: Go Beyond the Usual



You’re tired of the plain white or beige walls. You want a paint color that is bolder, brighter, more noticeable. Before you choose your favorite color and douse the walls with it, consider how it might change the appearance of the room. Some colors may be too bold and make a room seem closed off … Continued

3 Ways to Make the Rooms in Your Home Seem Bigger



Your home is what you make it. Big or small, it serves as your rock and sanctuary from the outside world. As your personal space, it’s important that you feel as happy and comfortable as possible. How you decorate, what furniture you purchase, and how you choose to arrange it are the things that will … Continued

4 Things to Consider When Painting Your Bedroom



Your bedroom is your sanctuary for sleep and rest, an escape from the bustling real world. It offers you a chance to unwind and recharge to prepare for the next day. Deciding what color to paint the room might seem minor compared to things like choosing bedroom furniture, but the color is the foundation to … Continued

Your Commercial Coatings Guide



When you go to paint a building there are so many steps to go through that it’s easy to forget the importance of using the right product for the right layer and location of your project. We can break down the types of interior commercial areas that require coating into three categories: high-traffic, high-exposure, and … Continued

Leftover Paint Tips



There is almost always leftover paint once a project is finished, but then there comes the question: what should you do with it? You have a few different options: reuse, recycling, or disposal. You can read on to learn the various ways to put your paint to good use. Make sure you don’t ever pour … Continued

Spec Tool Chooses Your Ideal Paint



When starting a painting project, sometimes the hardest part can be simply picking the right paint to use. It’s not just about color, but brand, texture, and coating as well. What if you choose the wrong one and hate the end result? This is why Sherwin Williams came up with the free online tool, SpecExpress, … Continued

Beat the Peel



Old houses can leave us with all kinds of peeling paint, so what do we do when we want to fix it up? Some people think you can just paint right over old paint without any issue, but this is not the case. Before starting, make sure you remove as much paint as feasibly possible … Continued

Six Exterior Stains for the Win



You may wonder, how do I know which stain to use on which type of wood or how long it will last? Well, it’s more complicated than you may think. The environment plays a role, too, with various kinds of brutal weather giving your coat a beating, so relying on professionals to give you tips … Continued

Clean Coating by Cabinet Coat INSL-X



Did you know that the finishing on your cabinets are a dead giveaway of your home’s age? People tend to forget how important it is to update this detail in their kitchen. It’s the most popular room in the house, so it should match the style of everything else getting updated. You want people to … Continued

Office Space Coatings That Last



Do you have a new office being built or need some touch ups in your current office space? If you do, it’s important to use the correct coatings to ensure a lasting and low chemical finished product. Commercial environments require low-or-zero-VOC coatings which are durable and aesthetically pleasing. It’s best to pick a product which … Continued

Wallpaper is making a Comeback!



Remember how wallpaper was all the rage in the 70’s and 80’s? Every wall was covered in a funky pattern and you weren’t cool if you didn’t have one, but once the fad got old, people didn’t know how to properly remove the coverings themselves. Some people went so far as to damage their walls, … Continued

Vantablack is the World’s Blackest Material



Vantablack is a mega-black coating that made the world record for world’s darkest manmade substance. Originally developed for satellite-borne blackbody calibration systems, it has now found widespread application due to its special optical and physical properties. It started off being applied by using vacuum deposition technology, but now Vantablack comes in a spray that can … Continued

Why You Shouldn’t Paint Outside During Winter



Most Houstonians wish for the cold weather all year long, waiting for relief from the hot and humid stickiness of the rest of the year. Thus, winter in Houston may seem like the perfect time to paint outside because cooler temperatures are more comfortable and easier to work in, but temperatures in the winter may … Continued

ColorSnap Precision Color Accuracy



Have you heard? Sherwin-Williams recently launched their new ColorSnap Precision system to simplify paint selection. Sherwin-Williams teamed up with IDEO, an international design and consulting firm, to help simplify the color selection experience for both professionals and DIY people. “We were honored to work with Sherwin-Williams to reimagine the color selection journey through the lens … Continued

Doors Done in a Snap



Ever wished they would invent a paint which dries quickly enough for you to close your front door and move on with your life? Well, your wish has been granted! Perfect for your Houston interior painting project, Sherwin-Williams released their new SnapDry Semi-Gloss Interior Exterior Door and Trim Paint to help your painting jobs go … Continued