Archive for April 2011

Exterior Painting Tips List

April 26, 2011

Matt Kimble - Owner, Concepts In Color, Residential and Commercial Painting

Painting is one of the quickest and least expensive ways to spruce up your home. A fresh coat of paint can change the whole appearance, whether you’re going for a traditional look or trying out a new, creative decorative finish. And with an ever-increasing array of color choices and finishing techniques, your options are endless.

  • When it comes to paint selection, you get what you pay for. Better quality paints give you more square footage per gallon, longer life, easier touch ups and better results.
  • Ask if the company provides color consultation.
  • To keep the exterior looking great, professionals recommend painting every 5-10 years, depending on type of paint used, siding material and weather conditions.
  • Preparation is key – the exterior should be properly washed, scraped (if there is old paint), sealed and windows covered prior to painting.
  • Ask the company whether it uses subcontractors or employees. (Concepts In Color uses Employees and makes sure the job is done right!)
  • Make sure the company is licensed.
  • Ask for a list of recent customer recommendations in your area and drive by to see the work for yourself.
  • Contact  Matt Kimble at Concepts In Color for a free consult about your options when it comes to painting your home.

Picking a painter: How to spot a pro

April 19, 2011

Twice as many homeowners hire a contractor to repaint the exterior of their home as do it themselves. Some advice:

Be home for the initial meeting

The longer the contractor takes to assess the condition of your home the more realistic the estimate. Even an experienced painter will need more than a quick walk-around. Ask about the size and experience of the crew. Be wary of the promise that your job will be cheaper because it’s a demonstration project to get more work in your neighborhood.

Be clear about expectations

It’s not just the number of coats that are applied that determines quality and price. Preparation is key, but it’s also the area where contractor and consumer expectations go awry. If you want a surface that’s free of unevenness from prior paint jobs, you’ll need to say so, and be prepared to pay extra. But if you can live with some imperfections showing through, point out what level of prep is acceptable and what isn’t.

Check references and work

Check out references and referral testimonials, a history of positive references is a good sign. Use recent projects to check the skill of a contractor’s current crew.

Consider credentials

Check and make sure the painter is a licensed, bonded, fully insured company.

Quality and Customer Service

At Concepts In Color we put quality and customer service first.
Our highly trained and experienced painters are dedicated to making sure that you are completely satisfied with your home or commercial project.

Ask for a guarantee

Like Concepts In Color, every painter should stand by their work with a written guarantee.

Contact Matt Kimble at Concepts In Color for more information about your residential or commercial painting project.

Looking For An Interior Painter In West Los Angeles?

April 7, 2011

If you are looking for a interior painter in the West Los Angeles area, look no further.  Concepts In Color has been serving the West Los Angeles area for years in interior and exterior painting, and we have the qualified painters you are looking for.

We paint projects ranging from large residential and commercial contracts to smaller interior jobs. We offer free estimates for all house and commercial painting projects and stand by our work with a written guarantee.

We are a licensed, bonded, fully insured company.

Concepts In Color has a commitment to excellence and time management.  We asses your creative desires, implement our plan, and execute in a timely manner.  Concepts In Color is a full service painting company and can handle any painting renovation our clients need. Professionalism from the start with a free estimate and assessment of our clients goals. Whether it be interior painting, exterior painting. Concepts In Color is your #1 choice in the West Los Angeles area for an interior painter.

Quality Painting For Your Residential and Commercial Properties
West Los Angeles | Beverly Hills | Brentwood | Bel Air | Pacific Palisades | Santa Monica | Malibu | Hollywood and more.

Contact Concepts In Color Painting For Your Free Estimate!