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Your Ultimate Room Painting Cheat Sheet

August 21, 2018

A fresh coat of paint is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to breathe new life into a room. However, there are a number of things to consider before you break out the rollers and start painting. Consult this cheat sheet for ideas on painting that will ensure that your new room makes the statement you want it to with its new paint job.

Look at the Lighting

Look at the lighting of the room when choosing a color. Natural light from open windows or skylights makes the color you choose look vibrant and bright. Incandescent lighting makes warmer colors look warmer and cooler colors look cooler. Fluorescent lighting has a natural blue tint that will affect the shade of any color under it.

Think About the Mood of the Room

Mood is another important consideration. Think about what the room you are painting will be used for and the message you want to send with it. The color of paint you choose can have a huge impact on the mood of the people in the room. For example, red makes people stimulated and excited, yellow makes them happy, and blue makes them feel calm.

Match the Surroundings

The room you are painting is not the only one in the structure. Make sure that the new paint matches the other rooms in the area. Check everywhere with a direct line of sight to the room that you are painting to get the most complete picture.

Test the Paint

Don’t start painting without conducting a spot test first. Once the paint gets on the wall, it may look slightly different from how it does on the swatch. Test several colors in a small area on the wall and allow them to dry to get the best idea of what they will look like.

For more ideas about painting a room, as well as all the professional help you might need, contact Color World House Painting today by sending an email to [email protected] or completing a contact form.

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5 Reasons to Have Your Home or Office Pressure-Washed

July 18, 2018

Commercial or residential power washing is a simple way to both improve and maintain your property’s appearance and even has implications for the health and safety of residents, employees, and customers. There are many benefits to this cost-effective process, and here are five of the most important ones.

  1. Enhance Curb Appeal and Resale Value

A fresh, clean appearance is desirable for homes and offices alike. The exterior of your property creates a first impression for those passing by or entering. Pressure washing your home can also improve its value tremendously according to real estate professionals.  In addition, power washing is an important preparation for exterior painting.

  1. Protect Your Property

A property that is properly maintained is less likely to incur damage and require expensive repairs. Pressure washing your home or office building can help prevent damage due to mold, insect infestation or other environmental damage, such as algae or salt deposits.

  1. Prevent Health Risks

Mold, mildew and insect nests are just some of the potential health risks to your family, employees, or customers. Pressure washing is an effective way to avoid buildup of these harmful substances. Sidewalks and steps are a common place for accidents, and pressure washing can alleviate the slippery buildup that can occur on these surfaces.

  1. Benefit the Environment

Pressure washing uses less water than traditional cleaning methods. Combining the proper chemicals when necessary and managing the wastewater properly is a process best suited for professionals in the industry.

  1. Save Time and Money

Other cleaning methods can be physically taxing and time-consuming. Pressure washing your home or office is a cost-efficient, time-effective process.

Hiring a professional company to perform this job is even more safe and efficient and can save you money in the long run. At Color World Housepainting, you can expect quality work in a timely manner. Contact us today by sending an email to [email protected] or completing a contact form to get a free estimate for your next project.

Is it Past Time to Give Your Home a New Coat of Paint?

June 20, 2018

Keeping your home in excellent shape through repairs and maintenance is crucial if you want to keep its value high. A home that sports a fresh coat of paint helps make the house more inviting and appealing to look at. This, along with keeping your bathrooms and kitchen updated, plays a significant part in keeping the sale value of your home up. There are a few signs to watch for that indicate you might be due for a new paint job.

Fading Paint

Your home looked vibrant and turned heads when it was last painted, but how is it doing now? If you’ve noticed it seems a bit tired and worn, this might mean you should have it repainted. Fading paint happens, no matter what type of paint you use, so it’s something to watch for. As a tip, dark paint tends to fade more quickly so if you prefer less maintenance, choose a light paint color.

Signs of Wear

There are a few things to watch for here. If you see that your paint is bubbling, cracking, or starting to peel, one of two things is happening. The first is that your home wasn’t painted correctly to begin with. The second is that weather has taken a toll on the paint and it should be reapplied. These problems can be signs of other issues, like mold and dry rot, so be cautious.

Time Has Passed

Maybe you haven’t seen any significant signs that the paint is failing, but it’s still been a while since you put up a new coat. As a rule of thumb, you should repaint the exterior every five to 10 years. Aluminum siding is at the five-year mark, while stucco might need repainting every six years. Wood surfaces can last up to around seven years without new paint.

Do you have a painting need at your home? Contact Color World Housepainting today by sending an email to [email protected] or completing a contact form to get a free estimate for your next project.

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4 Reasons to Paint Your Home’s Exterior This Spring

May 14, 2018

Whether you’ve been in your home for decades or just moved in, there are many reasons painting your home’s exterior this spring could be beneficial to you or the home itself. Spring is the best time to paint your exterior is due to the milder temperatures. Here are a few motivators to paint your home’s exterior this spring:

1. Return on Investment

Like many renovations on your home, interior or exterior, painting the outside of your house can increase its value. The boost to your home’s value is often worth the amount you spend on professionals to paint. Crisp, fresh paint helps a home look brand new, no matter its age.

2. First Impressions

Your home’s exterior contributes to the curb appeal. This is the first impression passersby will get of your house. The biggest chance to improve your home’s curb appeal is to paint its exterior. Dingy or chipping paint can date a home and leave people to wonder if the inside matches the outside. Maybe you’d like to keep up curb appeal standards in your neighborhood or are considering selling your home. Either way, curb appeal plays a role.

3. Repairs

Concerns in your paint job, such as peeling and blistering, may be indicators that there are problems beneath the paint. Over time, sun and moisture causes a variety of problems that can result in rotting wood and mildew. Professional painters will ensure the exterior of your home is ready for new paint before applying. Painting can ensure your structure is safe and no longer exposed to weather. Not only will your home look great, but the siding of your home will be secure once again.

Of course, you don’t truly require a reason to paint your home. If you just need a change of pace or have always wanted a yellow house, give us a call today at 877-724-6877 or send an email to [email protected]. Color World House Painting can help with your home’s exterior painting no matter the cause.

2018 May Blog Post

Revitalize Your Living Room With Paint: 3 Handy Tips

April 10, 2018

Revamping and making your space shine is as easy as picking a fresh wall color. Especially if the current paint job is suffering noticeable wear, appears dated or just flat out doesn’t fit the look and feel of the space, you’ll be amazed at the transformative powers of a new wall color scheme. Here are three things to consider before committing to a new hue.

1. Think Natural When Choosing Colors

When perusing color options, keep in mind that rooms that follow nature’s color sequences tend to be the most inviting spaces. Indoor living areas should have their darkest color represented in the flooring, like the ground outside; with the ceiling holding the room’s lightest shade, like the sky. The walls should be coated a medium hue somewhere in between to represent the background.

2. Try Before You Buy

Although you may fall in love with a color upon first sight, you’re opinion on the shade may change dramatically once it’s on your own walls. The lighting in the area plays a huge role in determining how paint appears from one space to the next. Try a sample in your room before committing to ensure the reality lives up to your vision.

3. Choosing the Perfect Finish

Outside of choosing the best color for breathing life into your room, picking the paint finish is the most important color-related decision you’ll make. Also known as the sheen, paint finishes vary in appearance and durability.

High gloss is most durable and easily cleaned. The downside is that its high sheen can oftentimes highlight imperfections to the painted surface. Flat paint conceals minor imperfections, however, it tends to be more easily damaged. With a light sheen, eggshell finish falls in the middle and is popular because it holds up to damage and wear a bit better than flat ones.

Working with professionals who have the experience and proper tools makes easy work of revitalizing your living room with fresh paint. Color World House Painting will help you choose the best shade to make your space feel new again. Contact us today by sending an email to [email protected] or completing a contact form to get a free estimate for your next project.

2018 April Blog Post

A Day in the Life of an Operations Manager: Featuring Jon Boston

March 13, 2018

John Boston on his role at Color World from Color World Housepainting on Vimeo.

Jon Boston has operated Color World Housepainting for 12 years coming into it as a painter in college. His knowledge helps set franchisees up with methods to running a successful business. He offers the insights about what we offer as a franchise and the big things that set us apart. Take a look at our video to see if you or someone you know might be a good fit.

Tom Hodgson on the Founding of Color World Housepainting

February 14, 2018

Tom Hodgson speaks about his start with Color World Housepainting and his excitement to sell franchises…

“Color World Housepainting got started back when I was at Ohio State. I just wanted to figure out a way to pay for school. I worked with another painting company, realizing I was basically running a painting business and not really getting compensated all that well for it. So I took that idea of being a professional and decided to start Color World Housepainting.

Color World is a one stop shop for our homeowners. We can go in, paint the house, do the repairs, tear off the gutters, paint behind them, and install a new set of gutters if it’s an exterior full paint job. Not only did we just fix the problem so the homeowner doesn’t have to paint the house in 3-4 years down the road, we can go in and fix the problem so that the customer sees that not only can we paint their house, but we can do the repairs, install the gutters and maybe even dry out their basement.

I think our customers think – why would I hire 3 different contractors when I can just hire color world? Franchisees love this concept as well.

We also wanted to make sure if we sold a franchise in a colder market with snow, that our franchisees would still be able to generate revenue, so we looked at holiday lighting. Ten years ago, no one really did holiday lighting. Now, we’ve developed a really nice atmosphere where franchisees can come in and buy a franchise and be able to do interior, exterior, gutter installation, gutter repair and on top of all that, holiday lighting.

This business is only going to continue to grow. That’s why we’re so excited to sell a franchise.

Choosing the Best Bedroom Paint Colors for Relaxation

January 15, 2018

Needing some R&R after getting back into the daily routine after the holidays? Turn your bedroom into a comforting personal retreat. The colors you use throughout your house should reflect the mood you want to promote in each room. In your bedroom, it’s particularly important to maintain a sense of restfulness, especially if you have difficulty relaxing or sleeping.

Promoting Peacefulness
Certain colors promote greater relaxation, leading to a more restful night’s sleep. There are a few elements of interior paint that can help calm your mind…
• Milder colors help promote tranquility. Bright colors can trigger the same mental sensations as a cluttered room.
• Limiting the color pallet keeps things uniform and doesn’t create excess stimulation of the brain.
• Using satin or eggshell finishes create a softer, warmer feel in your bedroom, and are easier on the eyes than glossy alternatives.

Picking a Pallet
Curious about the color pallet that has been known to create the most relaxing environment? The winner is blue-gray which is a cool and soothing natural choice for your bedroom. Other colors that work are lavenders, light greys, and greens. See below for a few reasons these colors work so well…
• These shades absorb light, rather than reflect it – making them easier on the eyes, helping you to unwind.
• These are light shades of a dark color family. This keeps the room feeling cozy without causing any reaction in the brain, like reds (associated with warning or danger) and yellows (associated with action and awareness).
• Green is also a great choice because it has elements of both warm and cool and a large variety of tints to choose from. It also pairs well with a lot of different design styles.

If you’re thinking about painting any interior spaces of your home this year, Color World Housepainting is well-equipped to do the job right. Our color experts are committed to bringing you a beautiful Color World quality paint job or other service that is clean, on time, and on budget. Contact us today for a free quote!

Color World Holiday Lighting

December 18, 2017

With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas just around the corner, there is not much time left to start decorating! If you are behind on hanging your lights, call Santa’s helpers at Color World Holiday Lighting to help you prep for your upcoming holiday and New Year’s parties!

It is not too late to call Color World for your free 2017 holiday lighting consultation consultation! Our lighting packages start at just $200 to create a custom look unique to your home or business to ensure that yours is the brightest house on the block. We provide our own lighting, supplies, and labor to insure a hassle free experience from installation, removal, and storage. Our team can handle any commercial, residential, or neighborhood exterior display. The Color World team will also maintain your lighting to ensure that there are no burnt out or broken bulbs and can even add wreaths and other Christmas decorations to your package.

If you have already hung your Christmas lighting, have no fear because Color World can help you decorate any time of year! The Color World  holiday lighting team can set up decorations for any holiday in any season so you can stay festive all year round. Some of our customers even ask us to return a few times a year to update the decorations for the upcoming season.

Visit us at and fill out your details for your free holiday lighting cost estimation today! Whether you need our help this Christmas or next Halloween, we are happy to help with your holiday decorations!

Happy holidays from Color World!


Home Improvements That Save Money

December 8, 2017

Your home improvements are dependent upon saving money down the road, and a quality job done right the first time. Painting your homes’ exterior coupled with replacing gutters, take care of old rotting problems that cause paint to peel, and replace leaky gutters that cause the wood to rot.

Knowing how to recognize when you need both services at once and how both are installed will help you save hundreds of dollars later if you take care of the root of the problem in one fell swoop.

At Color World Housepainting, we first inspect exterior paint quality. Before we paint, we conduct an examination of your homes’ gutter system. Chances are, if you’re in need of a new paint job, the gutters could be in need of replacement also; if you notice peeling paint, there is a good possibility your gutter are leaking.

Examining your gutters and taking them down before we paint could also reveal whether or not the wood behind the gutters is rotting from water damage. Our carpenters are always on-site for the next step of the examination.

By determining the condition of your house, we can provide an all-encompassing, quality solution to keep your house in top-notch condition, longer

If you do discover that your gutters need replacement as well, it will be important to keep your preferred color scheme in mind.  The reason being, while paint color options are endless, gutters only offer a limited number of color choices.  This will play a crucial part in aligning with your exterior color scheme. Once you choose gutter color, getting that gutter color matched in paint will be your roof line trim color. When these major factors have been taken care of, the exterior paint color decision should be simple and exciting.

In conclusion, it’s easy and exciting to vamp up your curb appeal in one swift sweep. You can cover painting, carpentry, gutters, topper on your gutters in a one stop shop. Save yourself time and money. Why wait?

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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