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From samples to digital renderings, how we help you find your home’s color

The outside of your house is a reflection of the many things inside: family, friends, hard work, strong values, memorable pasts, and eventful futures. This is why it should be treated with just as much love and care as any other part of your home.

Professional Color Service House PaintingOne essential element that displays the true personality of your home is the paint color. Find your home’s color with a simple process curated by the exterior paint experts at Crash of Rhinos Painting.

Keep reading for tips and advice from these color professionals to help you find the perfect exterior paint color in Phoenix for your stucco home.

1. An inspection can help us find your home’s color

Our quality exterior painting experts conduct a thorough inspection prior to providing a quote. Included in this careful inspection is a County Assessor’s home sketch.

In addition, an inspection video captures selected painting areas along with sections that may require further work.

2. Make your color choice count

The exterior paint color specialists at Crash of Rhinos Painting have a successful multistep system proven to find your home’s color effectively. Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1: Meet with the company’s professional color consultant. This person will be the liaison between you and your HOA, providing you with a selection of validated color palettes.
  • Step 2: Digital renderings (photos of your current home) are utilized to provide a representation of how your chosen colors will look on your home.
  • Step 3: With the help of your professional color consultant, you make your final color decision. The consultant will then work with the HOA to submit all paperwork.

3. Put some prep in your step

Thorough preparation leads to even better end results. You want a painting company that places value in doing prep work right.

All homes, especially stucco homes, need to be cleaned, properly repaired, and covered prior to painting. While this process may seem tedious, it ensures an even more beautiful outcome in the end. It also helps ensure that the paint is going to last longer.

4. Show your home some love

Are you looking to refresh the exterior of your home? Do you want to discuss paint possibilities for your house? Contact the specialists at Crash of Rhinos to begin your color journey today.

What makes Crash of Rhinos different from other Phoenix painting companies?

At Crash of Rhinos painting, we offer exterior stucco painting services in the Phoenix metro area. We  back our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We know that you have choices when it comes to choosing an exterior paint company, so we work hard to set our company apart from others in the area, so you will always choose our business.

In this blog, we’ll review what makes Crash of Rhinos different from other painting companies here in Phoenix. To get started, contact us for a free estimate!

What makes Crash of Rhinos different?

#1. We provide a free quote for every job

Before you schedule a job with us, we will visit your home or office building to offer you a free quote. This includes an inspection and our painting proposal packet. We want you to know upfront what you are spending and what you can expect from us before we schedule the job.

#2. We don’t expect any money upfront

At Crash of Rhinos, we complete our work before we ask you for any money. They are no upfront costs associated with our services, and you don’t pay until you are happy with the job we’ve done.

#3. We use the highest quality paint

Some companies are okay with cutting corners to save money, but we refuse to sacrifice quality or service for our valued customers. We use high-quality Dunn-Edwards paint for every job, and we stand behind our statement that it will handle the test of time.

#4. We are confident enough in our work to warranty it

Because we believe that our work speaks for itself, we offer a 7-year warranty on our exterior painting services. That means if you have problems within the first seven years, we are happy to come out and fix it. We don’t just want to finish the job; we want you to be happy with it long-term.

#5. Our process is straightforward and clear

When you choose Crash of Rhinos, you know exactly what you are getting. We don’t sneak in any extra services or costs or try to sell you on things you don’t need. We are there to complete a job for you and make sure you are happy when we leave.

#6. We have over 400 five-star reviews

We have hundreds of happy clients that have given us high ratings for the work we’ve done for them. From an inspection and quote to the final touches, we leave no detail unnoticed and take pride in the work we do.

Learn for yourself what makes Crash of Rhinos different. Give us a call!

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Why you should hire an experienced exterior house painting company

Maybe you can’t remember the last time your home’s exterior was painted. Or perhaps you can visibly see signs that your exterior paint is starting to flake and wear away.

Either way, Crash of Rhinos Painting recommends that you turn to experienced painters to handle the job for you rather than trying to handle the job yourself, no matter how simple the task might seem.

Here are some even more solid reasons to leave such a job to the experts.

Safety

One of the most essential things to consider with exterior painting is your general safety, and that’s even if you only have a single-story home. An experienced house painter has all the tools and equipment (including the right paint!), as well as the training necessary, to do the best job possible on your painting project, which means better results.

Experience and knowledge

While there might be plenty of tutorials available for a variety of tasks, nothing beats overall experience, which is exactly what the experienced Phoenix house painters at Crash of Rhinos have. That experience means a reduced chance of risk, as well as a final result that looks exemplary.

Slapping a few coats of paint on your home might seem easy enough, but you don’t want to find out the hard way just how much more difficult the job actually is.

Spot other issues

During the painting job, there might be issues on the outside of your home that need attention. Thanks to their experience, professional painters are able to quickly identify such issues and likely know exactly what they are as well as what to do about them.

Imagine doing a great job of painting your home’s exterior on your own only to later learn you have to re-do it to address something like damaged stucco.

Insurance

If you were to injure yourself while painting the outside of your home, your health insurance might take care of most of your medical bills, but your injuries could impact your ability to work, take care of your family, or enjoy your life. Professionals are insured, offering everyone peace of mind.

Call Crash of Rhinos for experienced exterior house painters

To learn more about exterior home painting and what a professional can do, answers are just an email away. Get in touch with Crash of Rhinos Painting today.

Here’s what makes our paint warranty policy different

At Crash of Rhinos Painting, we offer a seven-year paint warranty. It’s one of the things that makes us different.

In this blog, we’ll dive into just what makes our warranty special, and why an effective exterior painting warranty really matters to you as a homeowner—and says about the company.

To get started with Crash of Rhinos, schedule a free quote with us.

Pictured: Crash of Rhinos seven-year paint warranty certificate7 years, versus 2 years

The state of Arizona mandates that exterior painting companies have to provide at least a two-year warranty on their work.

That may not seem like much warranty, but many other companies tend to stay at 2-3 years, not expecting the layman to know just how long paint should last.

What does a paint warranty policy actually say?

The fewer years that are in the warranty, the less confident the painting company is in its prep work, its paint, or its quality assurance process. This makes sense: if a contractor knows that their paint actually only lasts five years, they’re not going to want to guarantee it for six. They’d be out of business!

Many exterior painters stick close to the two-year minimum for two reasons: first, because they aren’t obligated to offer more and, second, because they’re not confident in their products or services, or how their paint will stand up to a beating from Arizona’s sun and monsoon weather.

What our paint warranty says about us

In contrast, Crash of Rhinos offers a seven-year warranty on our exterior painting work. That’s five years above-and-beyond the minimum requirement.

Why? It’s because we know that our superior paint (Dunn-Edwards), thorough prep work, and careful quality assurance all add up to a home painting that is going to last for seven years or longer.

Oh, and here’s another thing:

Even if an exterior painting company offers a warranty—even a longer one—be sure to ask them just how much that warranty will cost. Many companies attract customers with generous warranties that they then upcharge people for when their service is complete.

Again, to contrast, our seven-year warranty comes with our service. No extra fees. No extra upcharge. In fact, it’s something that we lay out upfront in our proposal packet. It’s something that we feel customers deserve.

Choose Crash of Rhinos Painting

When it comes to exterior painting here in Phoenix, you have many choices. However, when it comes to great, customer-trusted exterior painting companies with an included, seven-year warranty, there’s really only one right choice: Crash of Rhinos Painting.

If your stucco home needs exterior painting, give us a call to schedule a free quote.

Here are the 5 things customers love about Crash of Rhinos Painting

Crash of Rhinos Painting is proud to be one of the best-reviewed exterior painting companies here in the Valley. That’s a reflection of not just the quality of our work at the end of the project, but our entire process.

In this blog, we’ll talk about the 5 things customers say they love about Crash of Rhinos—and why we do them.

#1. Our in-person estimate

Our exterior painting process starts with an in-person estimate. We come to you and inspect the exterior of your home, identifying through a video inspection what will need to be addressed in our painting process.

Time and time again, homeowners express how much this in-person inspection and estimate helps them understand our process better. It’s one of the reasons they love their experience working with Crash of Rhinos Painting.

#2. Our professional color consultant services

Crash of Rhinos offers professional color consultant services. Through this color consultation, our expert will help identify the right paint to use based on your neighborhood, existing HOA rules in your community, or just your personal taste.

#3. Our prep work process

Crash of Rhinos takes the time to do prep work right. Sure, most painting companies do some form of prep work. However, our prep work not only ensures that the paint will last and look great, but that your windows, fixtures, doors, and landscaping will be protected throughout the painting process.

When homeowners see our prep work for themselves, they understand why it matters. We want to leave your home looking great.

#4. Our daily follow-up and progress reports

We provide homeowners with regular updates on our progress and what we’ll be working on during different days of our project. Homeowners have told us that they love this level of communication. They never feel left in the dark or out-of-the-loop.

When you check out our reviews, you’ll notice that this regular and friendly communication throughout the project is what customers love most about working with Crash of Rhinos.

#5. Our 7-year warranty

Finally, when the project is complete, we back our work with a 7-year warranty. We’re that confident in the quality of our work and our paint. This warranty—five years more than what the state requires—is one of the main things that makes Crash different from other exterior painting companies.

This warranty gives homeowners peace of mind. Whether they stay in their home or sell their home in that period of time, they’ll know that the paint is protected for years to come.

Call Crash of Rhinos to get your estimate!

See for yourself what makes Crash of Rhinos one of the best-reviewed exterior painting companies in Phoenix. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate.

Here’s what to do when you get an HOA notice

You go to check the mailbox, and there’s an HOA notice. In no uncertain terms, they tell you that it’s time: your home’s paint has faded, and it’s time to get it repainted.

For homeowners in HOA-regulated neighborhoods, this letter is what often provides the motivation to start their home exterior painting process.

Yet, there’s no need to panic: here in Phoenix, Crash of Rhinos offers exterior home painting for stucco homes, and we’re used to working with HOAs to get results that are great for both the homeowner and the association.

HOA notice Phoenix Arizona

When you get an HOA notice in the mail, call Crash of Rhinos Painting.

Call Crash of Rhinos Painting

Typically, the letter will give you some kind of reasonable deadline to get your house painted. It’s not the same as a letter about pulling your weeds: associations understand that making home painting arrangements takes a little time.

Start by giving Crash of Rhinos a call, or by contacting us online. Tell us about the letter, and what it says.

Some HOAs help you save a few steps by including the acceptable exterior colors right there in the letter. But, if not, there’s a process we can go through to help you figure out what approved colors you can paint your house. It’s called our Professional Paint Advisor service, and, through it, we’ll work with your HOA on your behalf. More on that in a minute.

Get a free estimate

Next, we’ll come to your house when it’s convenient for you and give you a free quote. We’ll need to see the stucco, take measurements, and more. This quote is upfront and honest.

The quote gets bundled into a proposal packet that includes all the details about the project. If you’ve decided to use the Professional Paint Advisor, this will include the colors approved by your HOA and what you’ve selected. If not, we’ll provide you with instructions for getting an approved color.

We’ll also take video of your current home exterior during our quote. Basically, this gets turned into “game tape” for our painting team, who watch it before starting the work to see specific areas that need special attention.

The painting process begins

This is the easiest part of you. Our team handles the entire painting process from start-to-finish. After we’re done, we’ll talk to you and provide you with information about our really great warranty.

Now, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your paint is guaranteed for the next seven years. Your HOA, seeing your freshly painted home, will be satisfied that you’re in compliance. On top of all that, your home’s value should increase because of the improved curb appeal.

Have you received an HOA notice? Call Crash of Rhinos for your free estimate!

An HOA notice about your exterior painting doesn’t have to be a stressful event. Just give Crash of Rhinos Painting a call. Our team specializes in painting stucco homes here in the Valley, and we’d love to help you.

Why color match isn’t really a thing for your home’s exterior paint

There are many exterior painting companies that note their ability to “match” your home’s current exterior paint color. Using software or their expertise, they promise a color match for your new paint.

This is really appealing to many homeowners who like their home’s current color or what they remember it was like before fading. Plus, they know that the color is already HOA-approved. Color match promises to be the equivalent of keeping the status quo. It’s an attractive option for many homeowners.

However, it’s actually far more complicated than that. There are a number of factors that make exact color matching nearly impossible.

Your memory works against you

Human memory is tricky, especially when trying to recall an precise detail about something that you see every single day looked like years ago. You may remember loving the exterior color of your home when it was first painted, but after years of it ever-so-slightly fading with each day of UV exposure, do you really remember the color correctly?

There have been situations where homeowners have us paint their home the exact color that they used a decade or two before, and they ended up hating the color after seeing it again. It’s often because the paint is more vibrant and less faded than their current faded paint color.

That exact color may not be available

With the right prep work and expertise, your home’s exterior paint should last for years to come. That means a long time passes between paintings. Paint companies phase out products regularly, so it’s very possible that the paint once used on your home is no longer available.

This is especially true of new home construction that is now receiving its first post-construction painting. Homebuilders tend to use lower-grade paint (in contrast to the Dunn-Edwards paint we use) to save money, which means finding that paint again can be even more difficult. That’s even if your homebuilder took notes on the color of paint used on your home.

Same color, different results

Even if you’ve found the exact same color of paint, from the exact same manufacturer (and they haven’t changed the formula), there’s a chance that your new exterior paint will look different. That’s because process matters. 

At Crash of Rhinos, we do a lot of prep work for stucco and use a thorough two-coat process on homes. This, in turn, makes paint more vibrant (and likelier to last) than a house painter that slaps on one coat and calls it a day.

Professional Color Service House PaintingOur advice: love your new paint

Even if you really like the current paint color of your home, embrace the idea that your new exterior paint isn’t going to be an exact copy. Work on finding a color that you love because it looks great, not because it’s a perfect match.

As we’ve discussed, a color match can only get you into the general ballpark. If you go into your home painting process expecting an exact match, you’re probably setting yourself up for disappointment.

Schedule a color consultation with Crash of Rhinos

There are two ways to pick your home’s exterior paint colors. For an additional charge, we offer one-on-one consulting with our Professional Paint Advisor. With this service, our advisor will meet with you at your home and help you select the right color. This process includes digital renderings, and we’ll help you work with your HOA on finding compliant colors.

Start with a free quote

Every exterior home painting project begins with a free quote. Ready to get started? Contact our team today.

Here’s why winter home painting makes sense in Phoenix

Here in Phoenix, beautiful weather is on the way this winter. While the rest of the country is digging out their driveways, we’re enjoying sunshine, warm days, and family fun. Winter home painting, too, makes sense here. In this blog, we’ll review the reasons that you should call Crash of Rhinos this winter to have us repaint the exterior of your home this season.

The top-3 reasons why winter home painting is a good call

Here are the top-3 reasons that winter home painting just makes sense here in Maricopa County:

Pictured: Winter home painting makes sense in Phoenix, but not in other parts of the country.

This is what winter looks like for many homeowners in the U.S. That’s not the case here in Phoenix.

#1. Get your home ready for the holidays

Here in the Valley of the Sun, holidays can mean celebrations with families both inside the home and in the backyard. It’s not that uncommon to see many families barbecuing outside in the nice weather in December! It’s the time of year where guests are flying into Phoenix from colder, snowier parts of the country.

If you’re going to have that many guests and family visiting your home and seeing it from the outside, wouldn’t it be nice to have your stucco painting done? If it’s time for a repainting, anyway, why not get it done before the holidays and let your winter visitors marvel at how great your home looks this winter?

#2. Our climate allows for it

In most parts of the country, an exterior painting company isn’t going to advise you to paint your home in the winter, since below-freezing temperatures can stop your paint from properly bonding. Phoenix very rarely gets that cold. Most of our winter is temperate, with daytime highs in the 70s or even 80s.

More than that, winters in Phoenix are bone-dry, which is a good condition for exterior painting of stucco. In contrast, late Phoenix summers can be more problematic than winters. In most circumstances, we advise not to paint when a monsoon or haboob blows into the Valley.

Crash of Rhinos is a year-round painting company, and that’s mostly because the weather here in the Valley during the winter is an outlier compared to many other parts of the country.

#3. Close out the year right

What are your plans in 2018? One of the big reasons that Valley homeowners want us to work on their home in the winter is so that they can enter the new year with one less thing to plan or think about. A clean slate, if you will!

If you’re planning on selling your home in the coming year, getting the exterior painted now can give you more time to prep your house for sale. In this kind of housing market, that can give your home a leg up over others in the neighborhood (not to mention, a great paint job from Crash of Rhinos will help, too!).

For winter home painting in Phoenix, call Crash of Rhinos Painting!

Crash of Rhinos is proud to be one of the most trusted exterior painting companies in Phoenix. We specialize in exterior painting for stucco homes right here in the Valley. From our thorough prep work process to our free inspection and quote, we treat our customers right, from start-to-finish.

Ready to get started? Contact our team today to start your free inspection process this winter!

Here’s how exterior home painting can positively impact your home value

The first impression might not be the last impression, but there is no denying the fact that it matters a ton in the world of home selling and home buying. The exterior is the first thing the prospective buyer sees, and therefore it might be the thing that has the most impact on your home value.

Pictured: Two hands forming a picture frame around a freshly painted house from the street, indicating that the home value of the home has been increased by exterior home painting.If you’re looking to sell your home, having the Crash of Rhinos team paint the exterior can help you to increase the market value of your home and get a sale done faster.

In this blog post, we review how exterior paint can impact your home value.

#1. New paint helps highlight architectural details

Fresh exterior home painting can do a great job of highlighting the architectural features of the exterior. If your house exterior doesn’t have same details throughout, then exterior home painting can also be used to balance those details.

Not sure what to highlight? With our professional paint advisor services, our team will help you find the right paint color for your home that matches the standards and rules of your HOA.

#2. Exterior home painting gets you return on investment

If we talk about other home renovations, then you can easily notice that every single one of them will cost you a lot of money. For instance, if you spend $5000 dollars on renovating your bathrooms, then there are very less chances that you will get a positive return on investment.

However, if you spend even a small amount on your exterior home painting, you’re more likely to get a higher return on investment on this expense. Why? Because exterior home painting conveys a lot about your home to those passing buy and “window-shopping” for a new home.

#3. Paint can be a protective shield against the elements

We know that rain and wind are rough on our homes. For instance, strong winds, heavy rains, hailstorm, and even just the everyday Phoenix sunshine can all take a toll on the exterior of your house.

Having a quality paint job can act as a protective shield for the exterior of the house. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home—or you’re currently trying to sell—an exterior paint job might be the right strategic decision.

Call Crash of Rhinos for a home value boost from exterior painting

A better home exterior home painting doesn’t only help increase the value of your house, but it also should meet your aesthetic standards. Here at Crash of Rhinos Painting, we provide trusted paint job services in Phoenix. Call us today at (602) 540-7471 or send us a message online.

5 things to consider when hiring exterior home painters

Looking for a great way to freshen up the curb appeal of your home? It might be time to hire exterior home painters and give your Phoenix home a new reason for people to look twice as they pass by.

Before and After House Painting PhoenixWhile exterior house painting may appear to be a simple task, it’s actually a time-consuming and difficult job that requires preparation, know-how, and attention-to-detail. There are lot of things that need to be done correctly, such as the preparation of the surface, selecting the right colors, and proper color application techniques.

In this article, we’ll discuss 5 things you should consider when hiring exterior home painters here in Phoenix.

1. Don’t just go with the lowest bid

Too many people fall in the trap of selecting the least costly option for almost every part of the painting job. From hiring a painter (or, worse, deciding to take on DIY painting—don’t do this) to selecting color and materials, people generally think that selecting the cheapest option is the best way to go about things.

Unfortunately, you often get what you pay for. The best price in most cases is not always the lowest one. Instead, you should look to get value for your money. You should consider hiring the contractor that offers the best value.

Remember, value always trumps cost—particularly when it comes to hiring exterior home painters here in Phoenix.

2. Think about the small things

Your home’s exterior is like a huge canvas in which even the little things can make a huge difference. After all, the trim around doors and windows are just as important as the exterior walls themselves.

You should consider how the different exterior home painters you’re looking at treat both the small and big things. These little things will make an impact on how the house appears after the completion of the painting job. For example, here at Crash of Rhinos, we do a ton of prep work prior to any job, which can make all the difference.

3. Can they help you select the right color?

Choosing the right color can greatly add to the curb appeal of a house. Selecting the wrong color? Well, that’s a nightmare that can truly haunt you for years to come.

First thing to consider: if you have an HOA, what do they allow? There have been many exterior home painters who don’t take this into consideration when talking about colors with customers. As a result, the homeowner has to either settle fines with their HOA or have their home repainted a second time. Not good!

In contrast, our professional paint advisor service will work with your HOA for you to find the right colors that are allowed.

Beyond that, you’ll need help selecting a color that goes well with other elements on your home, such as shingles, trim, shutters, molding, walls, and downspouts.

The architectural style of the house should also be considered when selecting a paint color. While light and dark colors will coordinate well with the Victorian and colonial style homes, the cottage style homes will look the best with warm and fresh pastels, such as soft green, pale blue, and dusty rose. Again, this depends on what your HOA allows.

For brick houses, the walls should be painted in an inviting color, such as reddish brown, orange, or cream. Lastly, Mediterranean style and farm houses will look best in earthly shade such as ochre or taupe.

Again, the best way to get the right color that you’ll be sure to love for years to love is to schedule a one-on-one color consultation service with us.

4. Observe the test paint in natural lighting

Experts recommend that homeowners should observe the test color in natural lighting. They should view the test paint at different times of the day before committing to a particular color. Never make a decision after looking at the test color in artificial lighting as you may end up selecting a color that looks horrible when viewed during the day lighting.

That’s why Crash of Rhinos works to create a paint proposal that gives you a clear idea of what your home will look like when we’re done. We’ll even paint a swatch on the exterior of your home to let you see what the color will look like in natural light once dried.

5. Make sure you get digital renderings

When hiring exterior home painters, ask if they’ll provide you with a digital rendering of what your home will look like once the job is done. We do. The renderings will allow you to know exactly how the home will look at the end of the project. This will help you make the right decisions regarding the exterior home painting job.

For exterior home painters you can trust, call Crash of Rhinos

Crash of Rhinos Painting is a team of bonded, licensed, and insured exterior home painters serving Phoenix, Arizona. We offer a comprehensive exterior painting service, from offering expert consultation to preparation and the work itself. Contact us today!