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The Importance of Repainting the Interior of Your Business

John Griso - Tuesday, February 05, 2019

When repainting your office space, it’s important to select colors that are going to fit your business. The prior business may have had colors that do not match your color scheme. A chance to repaint the space allows the business owner to get creative and select colors that work well for their clientele. Take the opportunity and make the workplace reflect the culture, boldness, and style of your company. Repainting the interior of your business every few years can monetarily benefit your business. Staying up to date and keeping your workspace clean and refined makes your client feel satisfied.

Sustaining your clients is important, but almost as equally important is the attitude exhibited to your staff. Choosing an updated color scheme also allows for your employees to feel more productive or inspired. Employees will feel both rewarded and proud to work for your company. They will come to work enthusiastic and it will reflect onto the clients.

Certain colors stimulate the mind to be creative, while others create a lackluster feel. Though scientists
don’t fully understand the link between color and mood, it is a scientific fact that color affects mood. We
should consider the personality of color when choosing a color palette for the space. Color has the power
to change the shape and size of furnishings, as well as the shape and size of the room itself.

Another benefit to repainting the interior of your business is to remain consistent with your brand. Clients
associate company’s through brand placement and marketing. Over the year’s logos may change or
colors will change to reflect with the times. Staying current with branding means using color palettes that
are fresh and vibrant.

Color Trends for 2019

John Griso - Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Each year paint manufactures come out with a list of Top Trending Colors. The different manufacturing companies depict the hottest colors for interior and exterior spaces. A comprised list below shows the color trends for 2019. Whether you are a homeowner looking to change the look of a living room, kitchen, bath, etc your decision should reflect the personality of yourself and family members. If you are a business owner looking for an updated look to your office space, select colors that go well with the décor and ambiance your looking to give your clients. The list below is a few Top Trending Colors

  •  Hazelnut. Warm and inviting atmosphere 
  •  Lilac Gray. Presents a classic feel
  •  Dark Greens. Sophisticated and elegant
  •  Muted Pastels. Soothing appeal

There are some great resources available online to help you select a color you will love.  Here are a couple:

Sherman Williams Color Forecast

Benjamin Moore Color Forecast

Ideas/Inspiration for Paint Color Selections

John Griso - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Many homeowners begin to think of change for the New Year. Your home is the domain that brings your family and friends together. Those four walls that surround you and your family should be filled with a color palette on the walls that portray your personalities. Whether you are looking to paint an accent wall, paint a ceiling for more depth, or change the entire look of a room we at Productive Painting can help you make the selection that fits your desired goal. For ideas on color selections stop into your local paint store for a brochure on the newest color trends. Our painting contractor can also provide paint brochures at the time of estimating. For inspiration on selecting colors many homeowners turn to their existing décor and furnishings, remember its ok to be bold with paint colors as an accent wall or even on the ceiling. We can also custom match any color you like.

Fall Color Palette

John Griso - Saturday, September 16, 2017

As the temperature and landscape outside begin to change, we begin to think of change to our color palette for our homes and offices. Whether you are looking to go for a bold look or have a warm neutral space we at Productive Painting can work with you to decide on which colors work best with your interior space. We use the highest quality paints and products on the market. Let us transform your space for the winter months ahead.

Paint Color Trends for 2017

John Griso - Friday, March 17, 2017

Looking ahead at 2017, many begin to think of new color palettes to use. The industry is predicting that for an interior space Dusky Blues, Blue-Green (earth tone), Red (earth tone), Mineral Gray and Taupe Beige are the leading choices.

The Psychology of Color – Every time you enter a room your mood will shift. Different Color Hues can enhance or deflect one’s emotions.

  •  Pales: Their light, casual qualities make pale hues feel enriching. 
  •  Neutrals: Earthy tones provide a sense of structure.
  •  Whites:  Pure and Pristine, allows for a blank canvas.
  •  Deeps: Intense feel, with a hint of mystery.

There are some great resources available online to help you select a color you will love.  Here are a couple:

Benjamin Moore

Sherman Williams

How Temperature and Humidity Affect the Painting Process

John Griso - Monday, December 12, 2016

Extremely cold weather prevents drying altogether; while heat has the opposite effect. When the temperature is hot, the surface of the paint can create a membrane over the lower layers prior to it having a chance to dry. Extreme high temperatures can also result in other imperfections, such as peeling, bubbling, cracking, or discoloration.

If you are painting with an oil-based paint, the recommended temperature should be above 45°F for at least 48 hours. Latex and acrylic paints typically require higher temperatures above 50°F. Important to note that air temps that drop below freezing can affect the paint in an adverse way.  Not only should temperatures be above 45°F when the paint is applied, but they should remain that way for at least two or three hours for paint to dry properly.

In high-humidity situations, discoloration on the surface of the paint may appear with a brownish tint. If the paint is exposed to extremely high humidity, the paint may be compromised. High humidity may result in damage to the freshly coated paint as moisture will seep through. In turn painting a wood surface during high humidity days can result in air being masked in the wood and enter the paint causing bubbling or peeling.  As temperature lowers, the paint thickens. The thicker the coating, the longer it takes for the paint to oxidize in the case of oil-based paints, acrylics and latex paints.