Garage Rehab: Organize Your Garage Space

OKC Paint It Garage Floor PaintIf you’re like most Oklahoma City homeowners, your garage has probably seen better days. Over time, a typical garage tends to become a cluttered eyesore that detracts from the aesthetic appeal and utility of a home. If you’d like to make your garage more functional and look like new, have Paint It evaluate your situation and let us help you find the right level of Garage Rehab. We will turn your dirty garage into a fresh organized work space, worthy of storing your prized possessions.


Prep The Garage Area

To get started, you will need to clean the area before we arrive. You may need to go through your space and determine if there is anything you can relocate to the attic to help reduce clutter.


Paint The Garage Walls

For a complete makeover, we will first tackle the walls as a part of your garage rehab. Whether your garage walls are concrete, brick, drywall or even unfinished framework, we will apply top-of-the line Sherwin Williams paint products to make them look new again. Our goal is to help create an attractive look for your garage walls with a quality paint that will be able to withstand the rugged use a garage often endures. Sherwin Williams Paints, used by the experts at Paint It, will last longer and they will produce a brighter, cleaner and more consistent appearance.


Epoxy Paint The Floor

Applying a special epoxy garage floor coating to your garage floor will deliver a homeowner multiple benefits. Epoxy paint coatings incorporate resins that undergo chemical reactions to produce stronger bonding, for a harder, more durable and longer lasting garage floor finish. The new finish will also reflect more light than your old concrete, which will make your space look cleaner and larger. The process begins by determining if we need to degrease any spots. Next, we wash the floor to remove any contaminates. We then prepare it for muriatic acid etching. The acid etching procedure creates the proper profile for your epoxy garage floor coating to adhere to. Paint It will apply 2-3 coats of epoxy paint as standard procedure, in order to get to the right look and protection. Epoxy painting your garage floors will help you keep a cleaner space for many years.


The Ultimate Garage Rehab

Once we are finished, you may find that having a clean and organized garage space just might be what you needed to inspire you to start a new project or hobby. To add something special to your new cleaned up garage, consider adding something unique to your space. For instance, if you like gardening, you might install a plant-potting work station to make transplanting perennials easier. If you are interested in TIG or MIG welding, you might install a 240-volt electrical outlet.

At Paint It our expert paint consultants want to help you get the most enjoyment from your home. Paint It is your OKC Metro professional painter, committed to delivering quality painting service performance, and utilizing top quality Sherwin Williams paint products. Our quality managers offer free paint estimates and advice for adding color to any interior or exterior space around your home. Paint It specializes in interior and exterior house painting, fence staining, deck staining, door painting or staining and interior cabinet painting jobs. Call us for a FREE consultation today.

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Living Room Rehab: Paint The Change In Your Home

The living room is an area of the home where the family can gather to talk about the events of the day. It’s a place where you can relax after work and where you can celebrate the joyous occasions in life, such as a holiday or the arrival of a new baby. The living room is somewhat of a catch-all room for all the emotions and occasions in life. It should be a space that is warm an inviting. Aside from changing the decorations on the side tables or on the coffee table throughout the year, you can work on a living room rehab project that will change everything about the room from top to bottom.


Getting Creative

When it comes to painting your living room, the paint pros at Paint It suggest you celebrate National Painting Week by beginning your living room rehab project. This is a time when you can cut loose and celebrate the new colors that the spring season has to offer while focusing on the personality of the living room. The holiday week takes place from May 22 to May 31, 2017. During the OKC Living Room For Interior Paintintweek, you can find your favorite color that will showcase the life and the joy that the family has in the home at Sherwin Williams.  Lighter colors, such as beige or ivory, work well in a living room. They allow the room to appear larger than it is compared to darker colors tending to make the room seem enclosed. Lighter colors also offer a way for you to add any decorations on the wall and almost any color on the furniture if you want to re-upholster the couch or the chairs.


Rehab Color Selection

One of the challenges when you’re working on a living room rehab project is that you might not know how to select the colors to use in the room. The first thing a Paint It consultant will tell customers you should do when you begin your living room Paint It is an OKC house painter that is giving some interior painting tips.painting is to look at the largest pattern that is in the space. Highlight that pattern or design with a color on the wall. An example would be a nautical theme. You might have blues, hues of gold and white for the decorations and furnishings. Capture the primary color from the largest pieces in the paint on the wall. Use a color wheel to see which colors complement each other the best. When you begin decorating and re-upholstering furniture, consider contrasting cool and warm shades as they will create a balance in the living room, making it easier to finish the project.


Get The Right Help

The expert interior painters at Paint It are ready to help you jump start your living room rehab project in honor of National Painting Week. You will appreciate our color samples for inspiration and we offer free estimates and guidance for all your home painting needs. Call us today at 405.317.7788 and let’s bring your project to color and life!

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Four Tips To Sell Your Home Fast

Tips To Sell Your Home Fast

The days are growing longer as spring sets in, and open-house season is about to begin. If you put your property up for sale this season, you’ll want to make a spectacular first impression. There’s no need to spend a fortune on household upgrades. Follow these tips to sell your home quicker.

Hide the Clutter

You might love the stacks of magazines by the sofa or countless pictures nailed to the wall, but homebuyers may simply see these items as clutter. Take a critical look at each room. Remove as much clutter from the space as possible. Rent a storage unit for these items if necessary. Keep in mind that many personal photos decorating the house might be a turn off to buyers as well. Replace the family photos with basic art you can borrow from a friend or your real-estate agent. These subtle changes will help you sell your home.

Take Care of the Exterior

Although you are ready to move on, a fresh coat of paint or a power wash may be your best bet for making an excellent first impression with your prospective home buyer. The overall

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A clean non-personalized living makes selling your home quicker.

outside view, from the curb, is often the first and only chance you have for a home buyer to fall in love with your house. A consultant from Paint It can help you determine if your trim can be power washed or if fresh paint is necessary to beautify your home. Our estimates are free and will help you stay on track with your budget to get your home ready to sell. You will want to finish any needed exterior paint work a couple days before an open house so that the surfaces can dry. Don’t forget to clean and wipe the exterior windows because more light into the interior will only translate into better bids for your nest egg.

Make the Rooms Larger

Use visual tricks in your interior rooms to make the home appear larger. In general, light colors painted across the ceiling and walls will widen the space as light bounces off the reflective surfaces. Colors like Passive, Pure White or Tradewinds make an excellent selection to appeal to the broadest group of home buyers. Accent other areas with deeper colors to neatly contrast the pale hues. Top suggestions for contrast colors from Sherwin Williams include Distance, a blue gray and Or In The Navy, a dark blue. You will find more color ideas at Sherwin Williams Most Popular Colors.

De-personalizing your home is one of the most important factors. Not everyone will love your sense of style. You want each room to convey very neutral themes and colors. Otherwise it becomes difficult for home buyers to visualize their own furnishings inside your home. You will also want to clean out closets. It’s important to make your storage space seem as large as

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Bedroom interior freshly painted to sell a home.

possible. Remove up to half of the items which currently occupy the space. Make sure your closets are bright and clean. Interior paint color in your closet is important as well. Choose light paint colors like Sherwin William’s Repose Gray or Natural Tan which will complement your room walls.

Update the Hardware

An inexpensive and effective way to update any bathroom or kitchen is by swapping out the hardware. Cabinet knobs, drawer pulls and sink faucets can be swapped out for modern styles. Your kitchen may lack an elaborate remodel, but the hardware tricks the eye to believe that the space is updated. Wipe down all cabinets and surfaces after the installation to help give everything a nice shine.

Once you sell your old home it’s time to start dreaming of how to decorate your new home. Don’t forget the interior experts at Paint It can help enhance your new home with fresh coats of paint to match your furniture and any new décor you plan to add into your house.

Paint It is Oklahoma’s top interior and exterior painting company and a proud supporter of Sherwin Williams paint products. Our expert painters pride themselves on attention to detail and superior customer service. We provide free in-home estimates for all interior and exterior painting. We specialize in staining decks, fences and other paint related work as well. Call Paint It! at (405) 317-7788 today and one of our experts help you with your next move.