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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!

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!