Color World Housepainting

Color World Housepainting » Blog

Holiday Lighting

Get Ready for the Holidays with a Fresh Coat of Paint

October 17, 2019

Some people wait until spring cleaning to give their homes a facelift. Others may want their homes looking their best for the winter season when holiday lights accentuate every feature, inside and out. However, holiday lights can also accentuate every flaw. Follow these steps for a flawless, fresh paint job on your home.

Come Up with a Color Scheme

Start by looking at paint samples to see which colors complement each other best. If you’re painting indoors and your home features an open floor plan, consider using colors to split up the space into designated areas. Be sure to pick a color scheme that will outlast the holidays.

Get Creative with Accents

If you’re on a tight budget, then painting specific areas of the home or a room may be more cost-effective for you. For instance, you may paint an accent wall in the bedroom, repaint the front entrance, the back porch, or the window shutters. Remember to ensure the accent color blends well with the rest of the décor.

Make a Wish List

You may not get the chance to do it all in time for the holidays, but there’s a whole new year in front of you to tackle the list. Making a wish list can help you prioritize what tasks you need done now and what can wait until the new year. Start with the most visible areas on the exterior or inside your home, as well as the areas that show the most wear and tear.

Hire Professionals

Painting can be a fun DIY project to take on, but tackling this alongside other holiday plans can be disastrous. By working with a contractor, you also ensure the job meets your exact specifications. Note that painting in the rainy and colder seasons is tricky, so the warranty that comes with professional paint jobs may give you additional peace of mind.

Are you ready to create a brand-new look for this holiday season? Contact Color World Housepainting by calling 614-215-9184 or emailing us today for a free estimate.

Men painting house

Essential Steps to Prepare Your Home for Painting

September 25, 2019

Ready to tackle your next home painting project today? Whether you’ve already hired a professional painting company or you’re considering hiring one, be sure to follow these essential steps before getting started.

Create a Plan

First, you need a solid plan. To save time and stress as you plan for a professional painting service, have an idea in mind for which rooms, which colors, and what needs to be done in preparation. If you’re doing exterior painting, look for any obstacles that may be in the way, such as outdoor furniture or yard decorations. Indoor painting requires proper ventilation, so expect to steer clear of the room for up to 24 hours. If you are painting a bedroom, make sure you have made proper sleeping arrangements until the job is completed.

Remove Obstacles

From exterior lawn furniture to interior beds, bookshelves, and couches, any obstacle near or on the walls you’re planning on painting need to move. Give your professional painting team six feet of space, if possible, around the walls that are being painted. Smaller rooms can be accommodated with less space.

Trim Shrubs and Trees

Tree branches, overgrown shrubs, and other landscaping can get in the way of exterior painting. If you’re planning on painting your siding, these features will need to be trimmed before the job can get started. If not properly trimmed, these outdoor features may leave marks in the wet paint.

Choose the Right Painting Team

Finally, choosing the right team is critical to a hassle-free and efficient job. Whether you’re painting a single room or your entire home, contact Color World Housepainting for an estimate on your next painting project. Discover how the professional team at Color World can provide a smooth, professional coat of premium paint to your home. Call 614-215-9184 or email us today!

Holiday spirit

Shed Some Light on all of the Holidays. Don’t hesitate to show off your company’s holiday spirit!

September 9, 2019

Don’t you wish you could bottle up the spirit of the holidays and open it up every month of the year? With Color World Housepainting Holiday Lighting, you can. 

Color World Housepainting offers full-service holiday lighting and decorating for commercial properties that are sure to impress your customers. We will install all the lights and decorations at the beginning of the season, then take it all down and store it for you. We can even change your decorations from season to season, keeping you festive all year long.

We understand how a business is meant to stand out, the crucial curb appeal that creates a lasting first impression for customers and employees. As a locally owned and operated division, our lighting experts have the training to work on large jobs quickly, on time, and done right. From artificial trees to holiday lights, we can add holiday cheer to nursing homes, restaurants, country clubs, or any business that can benefit from our decorating services. We even specialize in decorating downtown areas! 

If you want to make the season brighter, but are overwhelmed at the idea, don’t fret! We will sit down with you to discuss design ideas and which lights work best to shine the guiding light to your business. If you don’t have a starting point, don’t worry! Our lighting experts will work with you to create a unique design that will enhance your building’s architecture and the company’s brand. We bring all the materials and tools it takes to install the decorations. After you have enjoyed the awe-inspiring lights, we will return to take the lights down and store them for your convenience.

Impress your customers with a business that shows off your holiday spirit, year round! 

With Color World Housepainting, there is no longer an excuse to let another holiday or occasion pass by without decorating with a festive and cheerful display. We guarantee complete customer satisfaction and offer discounts for our repeat customers. 

For any reason, season, location, or occasion, contact us today at 614-588-1180.



How to Choose the Right Paint Colors

August 21, 2019

Painting the interior or exterior of your home is a major decision. While the process may seem straightforward, many homeowners regret their decision almost immediately after painting their walls. Use these helpful tips to get the most satisfaction and value out of your painting project.

Design Your Interior

Don’t just pick a color you enjoy, choose your wall color based on the entire design of your interior. From couches and end tables to wall hangings and flooring color, your whole room should have a unified look and feel. Don’t forget to look at the room from all angles, as well as adjacent rooms. Two rooms should transition naturally rather than leap from one color to another.

Shop the Shades

Once you’ve settled on a color, you may be surprised at the incredible range of shades available. Whether you’re looking for a calming blue or a fiery red, there’s practically unlimited options in terms of shades and hues. Pick a few you like and compare them in your room or ask a professional to help you navigate the bewildering variety.

Experiment on Your Walls

A paint swatch is a helpful tool for comparing colors, but don’t commit until you see a small section of paint on your walls. Many paints dry slightly differently, and your interior lighting has a huge effect on the overall look of the shade. Your peaceful gray may look more dismal once it’s actually on your walls.

Choose a Feeling

Finally, paint color is all about feelings. What emotion do you want to feel when you enter a room? Do you want it to be a room where you sit and relax for hours or get moving and stay active? Consider asking a professional for color options that can work with your desired emotions for each room.

For more information and to get started with a professional, hassle-free painting project, contact Color World Housepainting today. Allow a professional painter to guide you through the color selection process and apply a beautiful, vibrant coat to all your interior walls. Call 614-215-9184 or email us today!


3 Painting Considerations to Improve Curb Appeal

July 26, 2019

Selling your home is no small venture. You may have repairs to make, updates to complete, and other things to get in order. Have you thought about curb appeal? What are potential buyers going to think when they pull up to your home for the first time? If you’d like to make sure the first impression is a positive one, you should consider new paint for the exterior.

Color Makes a Difference

Take some time to ponder what you’re trying to achieve with the new paint job. Are you looking for timeless colors that won’t go out of style? Are you looking for bold colors that will “wow” potential buyers? Do you want the buyers to feel calm and serene when pulling up to your home? Natural hues will give you the timeless look, bold reds and yellows will “wow” buyers, and blues are known to cause calmness.

Painting the Front Door

If you don’t have a lot in your budget for new paint, you might consider simply having the front door painted. Walking through it for the first time, potential buyers will notice how nice and fresh it looks. You can make the door a statement piece, by painting it a bold color that will stand out against a neutral-colored home, or you can paint it more neutral to contrast a bold-colored home. In either case, it’s a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to increase curb appeal.

Repainting the Trim

Does your home have columns? Shutters? Other decorative trim? Some people prefer to paint the trim the same color as the front door, while others choose a different color entirely. Again, think about what you’re trying to achieve, and ask a professional for help in deciding what will look best.

Contact a Painting Contractor Today

If you’re about to sell your home, you, no doubt, have a lot on your plate. Before you put it on the market, consider a few home improvements, such as painting the exterior to increase curb appeal. Contact Color World Housepainting by calling 614-215-9184 or sending an email today to get started.


Local Power Couple Brings Color World Housepainting to Omaha

July 15, 2019

It Was Love at First Franchise for Throwback Millennials Kalie Shuster and Zach Beutler

Omaha, NE – (July 1, 2019) – Color World, a leading house painting franchise with locations across the Midwest, is proud to expand its reach to Omaha, NE. Two Millennial franchise development pros are leading the charge with the goal of becoming the top painting business in the area.

Kalie Shuster and Zach Beutler, who are engaged to be married August 3, 2019, launched the Omaha location for Color World on May 1, 2019 on a mission to revolutionize the painting industry. Shuster says she believes the idea of giving a home a new look has lost its luster, something she hopes to restore to the industry.

“To me, I feel like a lot of people don’t realize how glamorous and exciting painting can be,” Shuster says. “I want to make house painting and adding new changes to your home as fun and exhilarating as highlights, haircuts, or salons.”

Color World has been proudly serving its customers since 1997, and looks forward to expanding its reach even further. The one-of-a-kind painting company is pleased to bring much more than just fresh coats for homes to Omaha. Color World of Omaha’s range of services also includes gutter installation, power washing, commercial painting, holiday lighting, and even minor drywall and carpentry work.

With this new business, Shuster and Beutler have established themselves as Omaha’s newest power couple.   They share a love story that has blossomed through a shared passion for franchising and farming.

The two met while running franchise operations for a national nutrition franchise. It wasn’t long before Zach made a big move to Omaha to take on the Vice President of Franchise Development position at Franchise Fastlane, a leading national turn-key franchise sales organization (FSO).  Kalie soon followed suit, joining Zach to form a dynamic duo that has helped fuel Franchise Fastlane’s swift ascension to one of the most trusted and highly reputable suppliers in the franchising space (In fact, Franchise Fastlane CEO Ryan Zink was recently featured as one of Omaha Magazine’s 2019 Faces of Omaha).

Recently, the two decided it was time to take the advice they give to so many other aspiring business owners – taking control of their future via franchise ownership.  The two saw Color World as a prime opportunity to do just that while providing a much-needed service to the Omaha community.

“We see it as something that isn’t just relegated to the spring and summer months,” says Beutler. “The company is not a product, it’s a service.”

Beutler and Shuster’s relationship extends far beyond the business world. The couple is planning their upcoming wedding in a rustic, red barn in Omaha for a country party catering to friends and franchise family alike.   They also recently purchased an old farm that had been destroyed and have been working overtime to restore it to its original condition.  They’re investing that effort to honor the original owners and show their future kids what’s possible when you commit to something.

This dedication to blue collar values and simpler times defines this throwback couple.

“We really care about old school values,” says Shuster. “We want to bring back the glamour of painting and restore family traditions. It’s about so much more than a coat of paint, it’s about building a home. That’s what matters most to us in our lives, too, and I think we prove that in everything we do.”

Color World began its franchising initiative in 2016 and has quickly expanded to 7 new locations. The Omaha, NE location is currently open with plans to expand to the Lincoln, NE region in the future.

For more information about Color World, please visit

For more information about Franchise Fastlane, please visit


About Color World

Color World is a one-of-a-kind painting company with a history of painting houses since 1997. The business is committed to providing quality service that is clean, on time, and on budget. The company offers the services of five different business under one roof. In addition to house painting, customers can take advantage of commercial painting, power washing, gutter installation, holiday lighting, minor drywall and carpentry work, and more. With its service-based business model and steady growth, Color World is rapidly growing throughout the Midwest.

About Franchise Fastlane

Franchise Fastlane is an accelerated turn-key franchise sales organization (FSO). The company works closely with a select number of franchisors to perfect the discovery process, drive qualified leads and become a catalyst for explosive growth. By carefully selecting franchisor candidates through a comprehensive research period, Franchise Fastlane ensures that potential leads are both promising and qualified. Franchise Fastlane prevents the pitfalls of slow growth and enables businesses to find the right franchisees to grow at the pace that best suits their company.

3 Signs It’s Time To Repaint Your House

June 18, 2019

Cold weather can be harsh for the exterior of homes. The heavy snow followed by the freezing and thawing process can cause damage to the exterior paint. This makes warm months a great time to inspect your home and see if it’s due for a paint job. Here are three of the top signs you should look out for.

1. Peeling Paint

The number one sign most homeowners will recognize is peeling paint. Failure to fix paint when it first begins to peel could cause the wood beneath to become more exposed over time. Rain, mold, mildew, and the resulting wood rot could then lead to structural damage that is far more expensive to fix than just repainting.

2. Chalky Residue

Before paint begins to peel, there are some warning signs. Chief among them is the chalky residue it may leave when you rest your hand against it. Be sure this is the paint though, because dusty roads, nearby construction, or even mold can lead to chalk-like residue on the exterior of your home.

3. Outdated or Inappropriate Colors

There are some house colors that are here to stay. Neutrals can remain in style for a lifetime. However, over time, you may outgrow pink heart designs on the side of the garage or the bright lavender shutters and doors. You may have also bought a home with colors more reminiscent of a 1960s vibe. Whatever the reason, repainting can help make your house truly feel like home again.

Repainting your home is one of the best things you can do to make it look and feel brand new, especially if you plan to sell in the near future. To get your paint job touched up or redone, contact Color World Housepainting by calling 614-215-9184 or sending an email to [email protected] today.

Peeling paint

4 Ways You Can Extend the Life of Your Paint Job with Power Washing

May 23, 2019

Power washing the exterior of your building is an important step in extending the life of your paint job. You should always power wash a surface before you start to paint, and periodically after it is already painted for the best results. Whether you are painting the outside of a building, a deck, fence, or other exterior surface, here are four ways that power washing will help your paint job last as long as possible.

  1. Power Washing Removes Mold, Dirt, and Pollen

No one wants the outside of their building to be dirty and moldy, and painting over a surface won’t get rid of any of the dirt. In fact, painting over dirt will negatively affect the appearance of your paint job. In addition, not cleaning the surface before painting will cut the life of your paint job in half.

  1. Power Washing Removes Old Paint

The last thing you want when painting is to mix fresh, new paint with old, flaking paint. Power washing the area first will cause areas with dry, chalking, or bubbling paint to flake off in chips. Just make sure that too much pressure isn’t applied to avoid causing damage.

  1. Power Washing Makes Stained Decks and Fences Look Better

Power washing wood before starting the staining process gives the wood the best appearance possible and allows the stain to adhere better. You should power wash your deck or fence to brighten wood and remove mildew any time you refinish your deck.

  1. Power Washing Rejuvenates a Painted Surface

If your current paint job is looking dingy, sometimes all it needs is a good power washing to remove any built up dirt and mildew. Doing this periodically also helps your paint job last even longer.

Any time a professional cleaning company paints your property, they should always power wash first. For a great paint job that will last for years, contact Color World Housepainting at 614-215-9184 or send an email to [email protected] right away.

Power Wash

Why you should Schedule a Color Consultation

May 22, 2019

Tell us if this has ever happened to you before. You decide to make the plunge and repaint the room in your home you’ve long wanted to redo. You have a vision in your head, and you imagine exactly how your chosen shade will look in your space. You know exactly how it will look in the walls, and how the color will complement the furniture and accessories in your home.

With eagerness, you rush to your nearest home improvement store and purchase several cans of the color of your dreams. But when you get home and start putting your chosen paint shade on the walls, that color of your dreams, in reality, becomes the color of your nightmares. The color is nothing like you had in mind, and you find yourself having to start all over again. A problem like this can be an expensive and aggravating one to resolve.

Scenarios like this are the exact reason why having a free color consultation before you begin your interior paint project is highly encouraged. Need further convincing? Here are a few reasons why scheduling a color consultation is always the best first step when painting your room.

It will Save you Time and Money
With today’s hectic schedules and chaotic demands on a personal and professional level taking a lot of your focus, it’s a minor miracle that you even have the time to paint a room of your home! Give yourself the gift of additional time by hiring a color consultant. A quick conversation with them will guide you in the right direction, whereas making this decision alone can often be stressful and overwhelming. And the less time you take to complete the project, the more your budget will be met.

It Incorporates the Latest Design Trends
A color consultant always has their pulse on what colors are in, and which colors are out. While they can provide guidance as to what paint colors today’s designers are paying special attention to, they can also give you a balance to make sure those “now” colors are also timeless and chic. After all, if you painted your home every time a color came in style, you’d be painting your home constantly! A color consultant can help you find the perfect balance between trendy and something you’ll love forever.

It Invites an Unbiased Point of View
Sometimes, you have your heart so set on one vision, it can be difficult to see another point of view. Although no one likes to be told that their ideas for their home are not ideal, sometimes, having a third party weigh in and give their unbiased perspective will ensure that your home looks its best.

When it comes to choosing colors for your home, your friendly and expert team at Color World Housepainting put your satisfaction first. That’s why we invite customers who have already chosen their paint color to get two free quarts of paint for free at their local Sherwin Williams store. If you need help determining what paint color is best for your space, a Sherwin Williams representative will visit your home before a Color Consultant arms you everything you need to make the right decision. To learn more about Color World Housepainting Color Consulting services, visit our website today.

Color Consultation


How an Exterior Paint Job Will Increase the Value of Your Home

April 24, 2019

If you’re planning on selling your home or would just like to increase your equity by increasing its value, exterior paint is the way to go. Professionals consider exterior repainting to be one of the single most cost-effective ways to increase the actual or perceived value of your home. Here are some of the many ways an exterior paint job can help to make your home more sale-worthy.

Better Curb Appeal

The first impression of your home is a lasting one. If your home is for sale, this may decide whether potential buyers even bother to look inside or drive right by it. Because of this, many real estate agents will redo the exterior paint even on fixer-uppers that are a mess on the inside. This gives the buyer an idea of what the finished product might look like from the outside looking in.

Attracts Attention for the Right Reasons

How often has a red or turquoise door with matching window trims caught your eye? Probably quite a few times, if you really think about it. Even when you’re not a big fan of the color, the fact that it made you look is a great indication of the power of a splash of color on a house for sale. This is why so many agents paint the front door in red, yellow or other bold colors.

Highlights Selling Points

Are there certain details of the house you wouldn’t want a buyer to miss? Color might be a great way to point those out. Whether it’s the brand-new mailbox, large Roman pillars at the main entrance, or newly installed steps from the back terrace to the yard, the color can really help to indicate what’s worth noting without every needing to say a word.

Are you ready to add a new coat of paint to the exterior of your home? Contact Color World Housepainting by calling 614-215-9184 or sending an email to [email protected] to book a consultation.

Person Painting House

default image

They've painted my house about a year ago and I wanted to wait and see how it held up. I couldn't be happier with the results. It looks like it was painted yesterday Paint crew was friendly and very professional and made sure they did a great job.

- Michael H.

April 28, 2016