Our team is taking proactive steps to keep you safe during the COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 outbreak has significantly impacted our local community and the way many businesses operate. At Crash of Rhinos Painting, we are now offering virtual quotes to help keep you and your family safe. In this blog, we’ll review how our virtual quotes work, what we can all do to slow the spread of COVID-19, and how you can support our community’s local businesses through the difficult and uncertain times ahead.

We’re now offering virtual quotes

To reduce our in-person meetings with our customers, we are now offering the convenience and safety of virtual quotes. Getting a quote is a straightforward, easy process: call us to schedule your estimate. We’ll set a date for a member of our team to come out to your home for the inspection. Just leave the back gate unlocked on the day of your appointment, and our team member will get all the measurements and video needed to move forward. You do not need to be present for this inspection or interact with the member of our team.

Once this inspection is complete, we’ll hold a video conference call with you where we can discuss the inspection, our proposal and estimate, and answer any questions you might have. We’ll also mail you a copy of this proposal. Here’s what our proposal packet includes.

Doing our part to “flatten the curve”

Our virtual quotes are a key part of our team’s strategy for reducing direct person-to-person interaction and slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. By now, you might have heard of the phrase, “flattening the curve.” This refers to the urgent need for all of us—businesses, employees, and homeowners—to reduce the spread of coronavirus and relieve the pressure on our local hospitals and medical personnel. Successfully flattening the curve means that people will get sick at a slower rate over a greater period of time, ensuring that everyone—especially the most vulnerable among us—gets the medical attention they need.

Here are just a few things we can all do to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect others:

  • If you’re starting to feel sick, stay home and avoid contact with others. Voluntary quarantine can prevent the spread of the disease to many, many others. If your symptoms worsen, call your primary care physician for guidance.
  • Reduce your exposure to public spaces. Many parks, libraries, and non-essential businesses have closed. In the grocery or hardware store, stay 6 feet away from others. Consider visiting these stores during their off-hours, or ordering your groceries and essentials online. Wear a protective face mask and wash your hands immediately.
  • Stay informed. If you have questions about COVID-19 or what you can do to prevent its spread, please refer to the website for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Thank you for your support of local businesses

Throughout our community, many local businesses of all sizes and types are hurting. If you’re able, please consider doing what you can to support those in our community. Here are just a few ways you can make a positive impact, right here at home:

  • Order takeout or delivery: As you’ve no doubt heard on the news, many of our local restaurants are struggling with the loss of foot traffic. However, many of them are adapting by offering takeout and delivery service. Ordering food or buying a holiday gift card early can help our favorite local eateries stay open through this difficult time.
  • Shop local: Whether you’re buying essentials for your home or getting gifts to send to loved ones who you can’t visit in-person right now, please consider shopping online at local stores.
  • Spread gratitude: Our team is incredibly grateful for all those at the front lines of this public health crisis, from our nurses and doctors to those stocking grocery store shelves. If nothing else, a smile and thank you can really turn someone’s day around.

We are all in this together. From our entire team at Crash of Rhinos Painting to you and your family: stay safe, and thank you for your support. We look forward to serving you. Call us today to schedule your virtual estimate.

Here are the best ways to improve the exterior curb appeal of your home

There are several reasons to work on the exterior curb appeal of your home: moving, upkeep, desired change. Whatever your goals, it can be hard to decide what changes would add the most value or appeal to your home. In this article, we’ll review seven of the most effective ways to improve the curb appeal of your home.

Here in the Valley, one of the best methods for making your stucco home more visually appealing to prospective homebuyers is having the exterior of your home professionally painted. Our team at Crash of Rhinos Painting specializes in this service. Get a free quote by calling us today.

The 7 best ways to improve your home’s curb appeal

1. Manicured Lawn

The first thing you should assess is your front yard. How often do you cut your grass and pull weeds? Having a well-manicured yard is a significant influence on people’s first impressions of your home. If you want to start with a low-budget fix for curb appeal, then consider cutting your grass weekly and finding ways to treat and combat weed growth.

2. Planters

Next, consider using planters as a way to bring color and life to the front of your home. It can be hard to make landscaping changes if you live in HOA communities or with condo association rules. Using planters on porches and patios is typically accepted in all communities, especially if they are maintained.

New exterior paint for your stucco home can go a long way when it comes to improving your home's curb appeal ahead of listing.

New exterior paint for your stucco home can go a long way when it comes to improving your home’s curb appeal ahead of listing.

3. Trimmed Shrubs

Do you have shrubs and bushes in your front yard? When was the last time you trimmed the excess growth? Shrubs are plants that often need to be clipped and structured to create the best impression and a pleasant focal point to your home.

4. Pressure Washing

Many homes show their age because of all the dust, dirt, and debris that settles on siding, pathways, and driveways. You can completely refresh the look of your property by going over everything with a pressure washer. The beauty about this curb appeal upgrade is that you don’t need to purchase the machine, you can rent one at most hardware stores.

5. Lighting

Another way to improve your curb appeal is to upgrade the light fixtures outside. Porch lights, garage lights, and even solar-powered garden lamps can create a lovely ambiance to your property at night. Also, the addition of security lighting can add value to your home.

6. Fencing

A stereotype of the American dream is owning a house with a white picket fence. While a picket fence isn’t necessary, many people like to see fences, especially around the backyard of a home. Fencing indicates privacy. However, some fences add more value and appeal than others. For example, chain-link fencing is cheap, but not the most attractive.

7. Exterior Paint

Last, consider having our team repaint the stucco exterior of your home here in Phoenix. If it’s been several years since you’ve had your home painted, chances are that it looks faded and old. That’s not what you want to convey to prospective homebuyers who look at your home in-person and online. Before you list, talk to us. We’ll provide you with a free quote for the project. It might be just what your home’s exterior needs to impress buyers.

More than any other item on this list, exterior paint can be transformative. Talk to Crash of Rhinos to learn more about your options and the difference that the right paint—applied by the right painters—can make.

Here’s why you should hire professional painters before listing your home

Once you decide to put your home on the market, there are several decisions you need to make. Which realtor will you choose? What should your asking price be? How do you prepare for your home sale?

One of the things you should consider when selling your stucco home is painting the exteriors. Many homeowners will decide to take on this task themselves, but there are several benefits to hiring professional painters to do it.

Why hire an exterior painter before listing your home here in Phoenix?

Thorough Prep Work

When homeowners paint their homes themselves, they may notice large problems and fix them. They often miss smaller issues that need to be dealt with so that the paint goes on smoothly. This can give you a lackluster final result.

If you're listing your home this year, have our team care for the exterior stucco and paint before you talk to your realtor.

If you’re listing your home this year, have our team care for the exterior stucco and paint before you talk to your realtor.

At Crash of Rhinos Painting, our professional painters begin each job by prepping the exterior walls. They look for damage and repair it instead of just painting over it. For example, if woodpeckers have damaged your stucco walls, technicians start by repairing the holes.

Color Consultation

There are many color options for painting the exterior of your home. It can be overwhelming, especially if you are trying to find a color that pleases potential buyers.

Professional painters don’t touch your home until they have completed a consultation with you about your goals for the job. They can help you choose the type of paint and the best color. They offer guidance on the best color to make your home stand out among others on the market.

Necessary Experience

Amateur painters don’t always know all the correct steps to take in the painting process. In addition to failing to make repairs, they may also neglect the trim, apply paint unevenly, or neglect to clean up afterwards.

Painting the exterior of your home is one of the most important home improvements before listing. It just makes good sense to get it right. Professional painters know how to do the job well from start to finish so that your home looks great when they’re done.

Paint Warranty

It is expected that amateur painters will make mistakes that result in a lackluster result. Professional work is protected by our 7-year warranty. As professionals, we protect our reputation by guaranteeing the work they do will be exactly what the client paid for. If the end result doesn’t look like it’s supposed to look, a warranty protects the homeowner from investment loss.

Talk to our team before listing your Phoenix home this year

Getting your home ready to go on the market comes with a formidable home maintenance and upgrade task list. Crash of Rhinos Painting can take your exterior paint job off your list. We are particularly adept at prepping stucco walls by smoothing out rough spots and making necessary repairs. Your home’s exterior will look great right before it goes on the market.