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What should you expect from the exterior paint used on your home?

“It’s just paint. How complicated could paint be?” Many people think that the exterior paint type used on their home doesn’t matter as much as the color, or the quality of the work put into painting. While those people are not completely wrong—Crash of Rhinos does offer great service and color consultation, after all—we’d ask them to reconsider the unsung hero of the exterior painting process: the paint itself.

Here are some things you should consider when selecting a painting company. Crash of Rhinos uses Dunn-Edwards paints because we believe they offer exceptional quality that is tailor-made for the conditions here in Phoenix and the Southwest. Ask if your paint is the following:

It has to be built tough

Phoenix Home PaintingIf it’s going to last for years to come, the exterior paint on your home needs to be tough enough to stand up to the sun. In Phoenix, we enjoy beautiful sunshine for 85 percent of the year. All those rays are great for your personal sun tan, but your home takes in a tremendous amount of UV in the summer. It also gets hit by late summer dust storms, monsoon moisture, and high winds.

If your paint isn’t made with these things in mind, it’s going to start wearing down long before it should.

It should stand on its own

Besides being able to resist wear-and-tear from sun, wind, and rain, your exterior paint needs to be mildew-resistant and durable, so that you don’t have cracking or peeling paint. The advantage of picking a paint with extra binding by default is that it sticks better to a professionally prepared exterior wall surface, and is less likely to have problems down the road.

Finally, you’ve done your homework to pick the perfect color for your home. The last thing you want is for that color to fade only years after the paint is applied. Pick an exterior paint that is fade-resistant.

It should be safe for your family and the environment

Unfortunately, paint is not always created with the best ingredients. Some paint formulas use chemicals that negatively impact human health and the surrounding environment, and are created in factories that emit those same pollutants into the atmosphere.

You have a choice in your home’s paint, so select one that is free of ethylene glycol and has no VOC colorants.

We use Dunn-Edwards exterior paint

Exterior Paint ApplicationCrash of Rhinos Painting is a proud partner of Dunn-Edwards Paints. Since 1925, Dunn-Edwards has been the best paint manufacturer in the U.S. Southwest, and has created formulas specifically designed to stand up to the intense sunshine we receive here. Because of this, their paints are designed to last 10-15 years without fading—far longer than most paints.

Plus, Dunn-Edwards is committed to environmental sustainability, starting with the world’s first LEED Gold paint manufacturing facility—located right here in Phoenix. We stand by Dunn-Edwards paints, and we’re proud to use them on all of our exterior painting work.

Interested in learning more? Check out why Dunn-Edwards continues to lead the industry in developing better, more effective paint.

Crash of Rhinos honored by Angie’s List

Crash of Rhinos 2015 Angies List Super Service AwardCrash of Rhinos prides itself on being Arizona’s most trusted painting company, and we are proud to announce that we are a recipient of the 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award. This honor recognizes our superb record of customer satisfaction. Let’s review how we got here, and then talk about how we plan to keep moving forward.

About the award

The 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award is only awarded to a city’s top 5% of businesses in their category, putting Crash of Rhinos in elite company among Phoenix companies. The award is, in part, decided by our customers: your reviews on Angie’s List—along with your support elsewhere—gave us the “A” ranking that was a prerequisite for this award.Choosing House Colors in Phoenix

Angie’s List itself is a highly reputable service review site, with a foundation built on more than 10 million reviews. It’s a site that prospective customers respect and enjoy commenting on, and we’re honored that they helped us achieve this award. We couldn’t have done it without you.

What are some of the elements that help us stand out?

This award is a reflection on our values as a company. At the core, we’re about combining exceptional paint, an efficient quote process, a strong warranty, and a commitment to customer service.

What’s our secret?

We paint the exterior of stucco homes in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Think of us as exterior painting specialists: we have the experience and expertise to handle the tough jobs, and to do them right—the first time. This focus allows us to create a detailed process, which, in turn, reflects our commitment to quality.

So, what is the process?

There are five steps to our process:

  1. Inspection and quote
  2. Color consultation
  3. Preparing a house for painting
  4. Painting
  5. Follow-up and quality assurance

Inspection and quote

In order to provide our customers with the most accurate proposal for their exterior home painting, our inspection needs to be as thorough as possible. In order to accomplish this, we utilize many tools such as as a sketch of your home from the County Assessor, a comprehensive inspection, and a video to gain insight and get a clear picture of the project.

You only pay when the job is 100% complete. The quote you receive for us will contain everything in writing, including all pricing information. You will know exactly how much everything costs before you agree to anything. Once you hire us, we’ll get to work and you don’t have to pay anything until the job is complete.

Color consultation

It’s picking your home’s color, and much, much, more. For instance, Crash of Rhinos will:

  • deal with your HOA
  • save you hours of work
  • apply sample colors to your home
  • include digital renderings
  • consult with you, one-on-one, about color

Preparing a house for painting

This is one of the most important steps, and it’s extremely critical that it is done correctly. You can expect us to:

  • Pull away rocks: We make sure that all rocks and landscaping are pulled away from the walls in order for us to paint below the surface of your landscaping.
  • Pressure wash: Removes any loose paint, dirt, debris, pollutants, or chalking—the degradation of the old paint that will leave a residue.
  • Conduct stucco and drywall repair: We will identify any areas in the structure that have been damaged and correct the areas with necessary repair work.
  • Apply scaping and DRYLOK: Along the stem walls, we make sure that we scrape off any old paint and apply DRYLOK®. This waterproofs the area so no moisture can absorb through the soil around the house that would cause the paint to fail.
  • Remove all fixtures: In order to give you added protection, we make sure to remove all fixtures around the areas that will be painted.
  • Put up masking: The masking process ensures that objects and areas around your home are well protected before the paint process begins.
  • Apply primer: Our crew will prime any raw structuring of your home including wood, stucco, and drywall to ensure a strong base for the paint to adhere to. The priming step is crucial to creating a quality paint job.

These steps are going to be taken on every residence, and ensure a quality end-result for the painting. They’re a sign of our commitment to quality, and to your home.

Painting

We use only the best Dunn-Edwards paints, which are built to withstand the toughest of elements, year-after-year. The climate in the Sonoran Desert and Phoenix can be tough on a home: besides the blistering summer heat, monsoon winds and dust storms take their toll on paint. It’s why we use the good stuff with a UV-blocking formula, and it’s also why we provide you with a paint that is:

  • Resistant to mildew, cracking, and peeling
  • Eco-friendly
  • Fade-resistant, for colors that last
  • Offers better binding to walls for long-lasting adherence

Follow-up and quality assurance

Prepping for Painting in AZAfter we have completed the painting, we will replace all fixtures and put everything back the way you had it. Then, we will do one last walk through with you to make sure you’re happy with our work and service. We take one last look at the work in detail, to make sure it meets our own standards of excellence—and yours.

What’s next for Crash of Rhinos?

Winning the 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award means so much to us, but what really makes us proud are the glowing reviews left all over the web by our customers. We appreciate your support, and we’re glad you had a great experience with us.

How can I contact you about starting the process?

You can request a painting quote from us online, or give us a call at (602) 483-6199. We’d love to hear from you, and would greatly appreciate your business.

Find a Professional House Painters Phoenix Company

Is it time to paint the outside of your house, or put a new coat of paint on those interior walls? If you don’t have the equipment or the time, then let Crash of Rhinos Painting paint your home. When it comes to choosing a house painters Phoenix company, we are the number one partner you can rely on.

Things to keep an eye on when looking for the best house painters Phoenix has to offer

Without having the right equipment or paint, you will find yourself throwing a fortune down the drain, as well as wasting precious time. Painting a house is not something that should disrupt your everyday life.

Reliability

Having already painted numerous business properties and homes across Phoenix, we are the best choice when it comes to this matter. We are trusted, professional, expedient and we can paint your home or business in as little as one day. And, we won’t charge you anything extra!

Crash of Rhinos Painting is a family owned and operated company in Phoenix. Our main goal is helping Arizona households with their exterior painting undertakings. Our core principle is that our work isn’t finished until our client is 100% satisfied.

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We are also involved in community work by giving back as much as possible to people and organizations. Our work has earned us a lot of appreciation over the years. Therefore, we look forward to expanding our services throughout the Valley.

Our painting experts are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of quality and getting the job done professionally. Our task is to help clients take care of their exterior home painting needs. We make things look as simple as possible and the only thing our clients have to do is choose the color they prefer. When it comes to having your home in Arizona painted, you can rest assured that you can’t go wrong if you give us a call.

Experience

When painting your house, one of the most important steps is prep work. We take our preparatory work very seriously. Since we want you to be happy with the outcome of our painting endeavors, we make sure that everything is running up to perfection.

The first thing we do is clean the area by pulling back all the rocks and landscaping from the walls, so that we can paint below the surface. If there are any plants or trees, we protect them with cover, or we pull back the area that is in direct contact with the house.

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What we do next is pressure-wash the entire home. That way, we remove any loose paint, dirt, debris, pollutants and chalking. Pressure washing is essential to make sure that the entire house surface is clean, so that the painting process can begin.

The stucco and drywall should be prepared before we do our main job. Our team identifies all the areas on the wall that have been damaged and repairs them before the painting starts.

Regarding the stem walls, we scrape off any remaining paint and apply DRYLOK. What this does is waterproof the area to avoid absorption of moisture and protect the paint.

We protect all of the existing fixtures by removing them from the areas that we will paint. After that, we mask the entire area around your house, so it is protected while we are doing our job. The areas we mask include the pool decking, windows, pools, BBQs, cement driveways and walkways, security doors and stain-grade doors.

Before we start painting, we prime any raw structuring in your house, like wood, stucco and drywall. We want to make sure we have a strong base to adhere the paint. This step is crucial for us to be able to do a good job.

Quality materials

When it comes to paint, we make sure we do our job with the best paint on the market – the Dunn-Edwards paint. Dunn-Edwards have been creating the best paint over the past 90 years, as it can withstand the hot Phoenix sun. This paint is specifically formulated to endure strong UV rays, rain and dust storms, all of which are common in Arizona.

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The Dunn-Edwards paint is eco-friendly, so it does not harm the environment in any way. The company responsible for this product follows a “green manufacturing” philosophy – in other words, you can rest assured that no harm will come to you after we are finished painting your home.

The paint also provides you with the most advanced level of protection and preservation due to its high resistance to mildew, cracking and peeling.

Attention to customer service

Our goal is to give our customers the quality they deserve, hence we use a product that lasts. The Dunn-Edwards paint can make walls feel fresh from 10 to 15 years, and it’s also fade-resistant. This will give your home a vibrant and colorful vibe.

We also make sure that the paint sticks to your walls and stays there, no matter if it’s applied on wood, metal, stucco or block surface.

We offer an additional benefit that completes our unique service – digital rendering. Digital rendering is the process of digitally mapping your home, so that you get a great perspective of how it would look like, depending on the paint that you choose.

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We are happy to offer you the assistance of our Professional Paint Advisor, who can help you decide on appealing color schemes and contact your HOA, if needed, for pre-approved colors. The Professional Paint Advisor will map out the front in specific details to produce the most accurate digital rendering result. We also meet with our clients in person to offer professional advice when it comes to choosing the right color for their home.

We provide a 7-year warranty on all our work, which is 5 years longer than what is legally required by the Arizona registrar of contractors.

The most important thing for us is for our clients to enjoy the long-lasting results of our service. So, when you feel the time has come for your home to be painted, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

How to Choose an Exterior Painting Company in Phoenix, AZ

Is it time to do some exterior painting on your Phoenix, AZ home? How exciting! Your home is going to get a whole new look and feel and will have a beautiful new finish minus the chipped & peeling paint, chalking, and discoloration that you will typically find on the stucco homes in Phoenix, AZ. So you’re ready to get your house painted… now what. Well, it’s time to find a professional exterior painting company that will give you the best quality paint job for your money. And let’s be honest, not all paint companies are created equally. There is a wide variety of companies out there and it’s important you know what to look for before choosing a company that you can trust with your home.

Finding an Exterior Painting Company you can Trust

There are many factors to consider before officially deciding on a painting company that you can trust and you have full faith in painting your home. Doing your research beforehand could save you tons of hassle, headaches, and even money after all is said and done. So while you might want to jump at the first company you see, make sure to take your time before picking that perfect company for you. This is your home after all, you don’t want to trust it to just anyone!

Experience

As with any business, the ones that provide a solid service and go above and beyond to satisfy their customers, usually are able to stand the test of time. Look for a company that has years of experience. Years in business is important because the more experienced companies tend to improve over time. They recognize how to provide the best service to their customers, and continue to improve their products, processes, and quality of employees to make their business even better!

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Reviews

These days, reviews are one of the best way to weed out the dud companies. Utilize review sites such as Yelp, Google, Facebook, Home Advisor, and Angie’s List to find out what past customers had to say about their experience with this company. Make sure to look for the most recent reviews which will be the most relevant. You should also have an eye out for phony reviews. Real reviews will often mention an employees name and will go into detail about their overall experience. Reviews (the real ones at least) are an awesome way to gain some insight on a company before even having to contact them.

License & Workman’s Comp

The company that you hire is going to be present and working on your property. Without the proper licensing and workman’s comp for their crew, you could be held liable for injuries or mistakes that happen while they are on your property. DO NOT forget about this one! Whichever company you choose, make sure to ask about their business license and workman’s comp for their employees! A company that openly promotes their license and workman’s comp upfront on their website or when you meet with them, is usually a professional company that knows what is needed to do the job right.

Color Consultation

A professional exterior painting company will help direct you in the best decisions when it comes to color. This is an important step that many painting companies surprisingly do not offer. We provide our customers with an option to use our Professional Paint Advisor who helps our clients not only choose the right color, but also manages paperwork with the customer’s HOA, and utilizes tools such as digital renderings to help the customer choose the best color for their home. Color consultation is an added bonus that can save you hours of work that you would normally have to do on your own.

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Prep Work Process

Prep work is the foundation for any successful exterior home paint project. If done incorrectly, it could doom the entire job! A professional paint company will have an extensive list of prep work steps that are taken to ensure that when it comes to actually applying the “paint” it will come out looking flawless. Some basic prep work steps will include pressure washing, pulling back landscaping and rocks from your walls, minor repairs of any stucco or drywall, scraping of old paint on stem walls, removing fixtures, masking off not painting areas such as windows and doors, and applying primer to your home prior to painting. If your talking with a company that does any less than this, you should continue your search!

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Quality Products

Just like painting companies, the paint itself can vary in quality and it’s extremely important that you know where the paint is on the quality spectrum. Some companies don’t disclose what paint they will be using on your home, while other use this as a selling point- which they should! Paint quality can greatly effect not only the initial look of your home, after the painting is done, but how well the paint will hold up to natural elements over time. Elements such as the strong AZ sun as well as rain, wind, hail etc can take a toll on a home’s paint. The stronger the paint quality, the longer it will last!

Warranty

A warranty on your paint project is standard. In fact the standard warranty for exterior home painting in AZ is 2 years. However some companies work so hard to provide the best service and product to their customers that they offer an even more extensive warranty. Make sure you completely understand the details of the company’s warranty and what is covered.

Crash of Rhinos Painting

We would be more than honored to help you paint the exterior of your home. We are all about our customers and do whatever we can to exceed all of their expectations! Take a look at our website and all of our reviews on Yelp! Make sure to do your research and whether you choose us for your exterior painting company or not, we wish you the very best with your painting project.