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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.

Phoenix Professional Color Consultant: Get Help Choosing Exterior Paint Color

Color can be deceiving. Even though it seems simple to visit the Dunn-Edward Paints website and choose the color you like, the same color can look much different on a computer or on a color sample card, than it does on the exterior of a home. Often times, it is rather difficult for homeowners to decide on the best color for your home. In some cases, the wrong color choice is made, and the results are catastrophic, not to mention difficult to look at! It is also true that in Arizona, many homeowners have to go back and forth with their HOA to have their color choice approved. A simple solution to help you choose the right exterior home paint color and manage the back and forth with your HOA is to: consult the advice of a Professional Color Consultant!

A Professional Color Consultant makes things easier

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On average, a skilled Professional Color Consultant can save a homeowner between 8 to 12 hours of work that they would normally have to do themselves. This is a huge benefit, as many homeowners have busy lives and they do not want the headache that comes with HOAs and researching paint samples. Here are a few of the ways a Professional Color Consultant will make your life easier during an Arizona exterior home painting project.

Communicates with the HOA

You would not think that picking out a color to paint the exterior of your home would be such a hassle, but when a home is under the management of an HOA, it can become….well, frustrating to say the least. A Professional Color Consultant will obtain the pre-approved color palettes from your HOA, gain approval for the color that you have chosen, and submit all necessary paperwork on the homeowner’s behalf, so they will not have to worry about a thing!

Produces Digital Renderings

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Choosing a color for the exterior paint of a home can be tricky. To help with this decision, a Professional Color Consultant will lay out a digital map of the actual home with all of the details included! Once the digital rendering of the home is completed, the Professional Color Consultant will make contact with the homeowner to get their input on the different colors that they, the homeowners, prefer. Then, they will apply these different paint samples to the rendering. The ability to visualize a paint color through a digital rendering is extremely helpful to the homeowner. It allows them to see the maximum paint options available and to be more certain of their paint color decision.

Keeps the Lines of Communication Open

Throughout this process, the Professional Color Consultant will be contacting the homeowner consistently to make sure they are well informed of the progress and status of the project. When going through an HOA specifically, the process can take some time; and it is important for the homeowner to be well informed.

Provides a One-on-One Color Consultation

A Professional Color Consultant will schedule a time to meet with the homeowner at their house to discuss exterior paint color options. They will arrive with a few samples to put up on the home to give the homeowner a better idea of what the paint will actually look like when it is applied to the exterior and has dried. They will also give expert advice by examining all aspects of the home, pointing out elements such as the color of tile or fixtures, to make sure that the color will compliment all areas of the home. Then, they will sit down with the homeowner to narrow down the options until a final color decision is made.

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Phoenix Professional Color Consultant, an Affordable Option

Exterior house painting can be an inconvenience in itself to a homeowner: having to work out schedules and meetings, and dealing with a mess for a few days until the project is complete. However, when you add in the paint selection process and having to go back and forth with the HOA, a home painting project can quickly go from an inconvenience to a large headache that can take hours of work!

A Professional Color Consultant is an optional service that is offered to homeowners. For only $129, the homeowner is freed up from hours of work, the hassle of dealing with the HOA, submitting correct paperwork, and the burden of choosing the correct exterior home paint color on their own. This small fee is well worth the time and energy that is saved.

Choosing a Professional Color Consultant Makes Sense!

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Unless you are in the business of choosing paint colors, it is very difficult for a homeowner to be experienced enough to independently choose the best-looking color for the exterior of their home. Many homeowners have an idea about what they want for their paint color; but often times, the colors they envision are too light or dark, and also, out of place here in Arizona or in their community. There is always that one house on the street painted a bright yellow, which has everyone exclaiming, “What were they thinking!” As a homeowner, you do not want to have “that” house.

This is where a Professional Color Consultant will come in handy. They have the knowledge to take the necessary steps with HOAs, the experience to know what colors will make a home look outstanding, and what colors a homeowner should avoid at ALL costs. Without their help, a homeowner could find themselves in the disastrous situation of hating their paint color, and having to make the choice to either deal with it or pay to have it painted a 2nd time! Both scenarios present a lose-lose situation.

Ask about a Professional Color Consultant

Make sure to ask your Phoenix, Arizona painting company about Professional Color Consultant services. Some companies offer some sort of advisement service, but Crash of Rhinos Painting is one of the only painting companies in Arizona that offers the services of a Professional Color Consultant, whose sole responsibility is making your life easier through the exterior home painting process.

For more information about our Professional Color Consultant, please give us a call at Crash of Rhinos Painting today! 602.540.7471

House Painting Phoenix Professionals: How to Paint a House Exterior

Nothing can give your house an instantly better look, than a freshly painted exterior. And its not just that you get a better “look” for your house. Consider all the protection that quality exterior paint provides for your home. If you are planning on painting your house exterior, consider these recommendations from our house painting Phoenix professional team.

Things to consider before painting a house exterior

Before painting a house exterior, there are a few crucial things to consider. Here’s a list of important thing to keep in mind when preparing to paint your house exterior.

Square footage of exterior surfaces

The first thing people usually consider is the square footage of the exterior, in order to determine the painting costs. However, this isn’t the only factor that determines the cost of the house painting; there are some other factors to consider as well.

Current condition of your house surface

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Another essential element to examine before painting your house exterior is the type of house surface. In case there are some cracks on the exterior surface, they need to be repaired before painting.

If your house hasn’t been painted in a while, there might be some holes in the outside walls. Before painting, all the cracks and holes should be repaired. These repairs are necessary if you want to be happy with the final outcome.

Peel-off surfaces

Another thing to inspect is if any of the house surfaces peel-off, which usually happens with the porch ceiling. If your house is old, there may be some gyp wall that needs to get fixed and prepared for painting.

Remove all items that can get in the way  

When preparing to paint your house exterior, it’s advisable to remove items such as the address plaque, mailbox, and outdoor furniture. If there are items that can’t be removed, try to protect them by covering them up with plastic cloth. Make sure to cover anything that is not going to be painted.

Check the weather

Weather conditions are one of the most important factors to consider when painting outside. For this reason, you should consider the time of year when you plan to start painting. The local weather should be favorable, so it’s advisable to start during dry periods of the year.

Dry periods are great for such work, since there is little to no rain at all. Humidity is also pretty low during dry periods, which is important for house exterior painting. Paint needs some time to dry, and paint doesn’t stick well to wet or humid surfaces.

Scrub the dirt

For paint to adhere to your house surfaces, they have to be cleaned of mildew and dirt. Scrubbing the surfaces with a stiff bristle brush is very effective and usually doesn’t take long. There is also a special sprayer you can use to accomplish this task.

Strike the nail heads

The next thing to do is tap all nail heads with a hammer, and fill any holes with exterior wall putty. If you apply caulking around your doors or windows, it’s good to use a paintable caulk. If previously painted surfaces are in good condition, you can start painting directly over them. In case there is a bare wood surface that you want to paint, you need to use a prime coat.

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When all your preparations are accomplished and the prime coat is dry, it’s time to paint. You can paint with a roller, a brush, or you can use both. A brush is great for the doors and corners, while the roller is great for other surfaces.

House painting should be done professionally

Even though it may sound simple and easy to do it yourself, painting a house exterior can be a challenging experience. If not done properly, a DIY painting job may turn more expensive, as you spend money to repair accidental damage. It can end up more expensive than having outsourced it in the first place. For this reason alone, it’s always good to hire qualified house painting professionals.

House exterior painting should be done professionally because it greatly improves the final appearance of a house. Our professional house painting Phoenix team has the skills and experience to make your house beautiful and add value to it.

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Speaking of value, another reason to hire the best house painters Phoenix can offer is to make sure your house is preserved properly. If you plan on selling your house, its exterior will have a huge impact on the first impression your potential buyers get. Our painting Phoenix team ensures you get good results and enjoy the view of your house both on the outside and the inside.

Qualified painters guarantee good results

Painting your home exterior takes time and money. It’s a long-term investment, so it’s important to take care of all the details first. If you pay attention to the quality of your house exterior painting, your house will look great for a really long time to come. For this reason, you need to ensure that your house exterior is painted by reputable house painters.

Our qualified painters have adequate skills and experience in exterior house painting. Feel free to contact us and check out our suggestions. We only use quality paint from reputable paint manufacturers to guarantee your satisfaction.

We provide a seven-year warranty on our painting; five years longer than what is legally required. We offer you exterior paint color schemes that match your house and the environment around it.

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In order to provide high quality results, our painting Phoenix professional team uses only high-quality paint. Quality paint doesn’t fade after painting. Low quality paint is known to fade, leaving the house exterior with an uninviting look. It’s wise for house owners to allow our house painting Phoenix professionals to pick the right paint for a house exterior.

Our qualified professionals will also help you select the right colors for your house exterior. Selecting the right colors plays a great role in how your house will look afterwards, when the painting process is over.

It’s always desirable to choose colors that match your house and its environment. It is good to remember that the colors used for interior painting may not always work well on the house exterior.

Our painters ensure that your house surfaces are clean before the painting process even starts. This is a key process which determines the outcome of the painting process. Our team takes all of the necessary steps to make sure that the prep work is done properly. These steps may include actions such as repairing, scraping, and pressure washing. Surface preparation work is the key to successful exterior house painting.