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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 paint advisor services

Crash of Rhinos offers professional paint advisor 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.

3 exterior home painting tips to make your Phoenix stucco home shine

Exterior paint can transform even the oldest Phoenix stucco home into a stylish desert dwelling. The right paint can dramatically increase the appeal, as well as the value, of the property. Even if you don’t intend to sell the house, a quality exterior paint job can protect your house against natural elements, such as rain, wind, mildew, and mold.

Crash of Rhinos starts every painting project with an inspection.

From selecting the right time to paint to picking the right paint for the house exterior, here are three tips that can give your house the perfect look.

1. Select the right painter

This is the most important part of the process. You need to hire the right painter. Here are some of the things you need to look for in an exterior painting company:

One of the things that has made Crash of Rhinos one of Phoenix’s top-rated exterior painting companies is our commitment to customers. Read our reviews, and you’ll see that we almost do a perfect job, the first time. However, if something isn’t right, we back our work and we’ll make it right by the homeowner.

How far does our commitment to our customers go? We offer a 7-year warranty on our work. That’s five years longer than legally required in the state of Arizona. We’re that confident in our work.

2. Pick the right paint

This goes hand-in-hand with selecting the right painting company. Many companies are able to give you a low, low quote because they’re using a low-grade of paint, or a paint not suited for stucco homes here in the Valley. In exterior painting, the type of paint matters.

Crash of Rhinos uses professional-grade Dunn-Edwards paint that is specifically formulated for the desert. Some things that make this the right paint for your Phoenix stucco home include:

  • UV-Blocking Qualities: This paint is designed to stand up to the intense UV radiation of the sun without fading for years.
  • Vibrant Colors: Dunn-Edwards paints really work on stucco homes, adhering to the surface and creating a strong bond for better and more consistent colors.

3. Work with a team that does their homework

Crash of Rhinos puts the time into prep work because we know it matters. You can’t properly paint a stucco exterior without taking steps to ready the home, protect fixtures, and fix stucco damage. We do our homework because we know prep work is the difference between a successful project and one that isn’t high-quality.

Call us for the right people to work with your Phoenix stucco home

If your Phoenix stucco home needs new exterior home paint, contact us at Crash of Rhinos Painting for experienced and licensed painters.

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!

How to select the best paint color for your home’s exterior trim

How to Select the Best Paint Color for the House TrimSelecting the best color for your home’s exterior trim is no easy task. The truth is that many homeowners consider it one of the most challenging parts of the exterior house paint job. Many agonize for days at what color to choose for the house trim that will complement the overall look of the house.

Selecting the perfect color for the trip is indeed challenging. Here we will share some tips to nail the perfect trim color for your home.

1. Go for bold colors

Bold colors for the exterior trim can provide an eclectic look to the house. Just don’t go too bold! Be sure to check with your HOA or city codes before choosing purple trim for your home. Not sure where to start? Learn more about our color consultation services.

2. When in doubt, go with a classic white

White is often a no-fail option for an exterior trim. This is the reason it’s the most popular color choice for the trim. White can often call attention to the main exterior color of the home. However, this isn’t always the case that white is the best choice for your trim color. Talk to Crash of Rhinos about colors that complement your primary color choice.

3. Go with what you like and what matches the neighborhood

The color your select will depend on the look you want to create. Lighter or honey-toned colors appear lively while medium and dark colors will create a visually deep feeling.

Call Crash of Rhinos Painting for exterior trim options and services

When selecting a painter, you should always select a licensed and experienced one for your house. Selecting an experienced painter will ensure a professional paint job. Many things could go wrong with the paint job. Only an experienced painter will know what precautions to take to avoid paint problems later on.

In case, you reside in the area of Phoenix metro area, you should contact Crash of Rhinos Painting. You can count on our competent and highly experienced painters to do a flawless paint job for you.

Here are three telltale signs of an unprofessional exterior painting job

Unprofessional Paint JobUnfortunately, the reality is that not everyone works hard for their buck. A number of unprofessional painters try to dupe people by carrying out a low-grade exterior painting job.

The problem is that on the surface it will look like that they have done a good job. But once the paint starts to peel, after a short time, you will realize that you have been deceived by the painter.

While it’s not possible to know for sure about poor quality paintwork, there are certain telltale signs that will indicate to you of an unprofessional paint job.

1. Air holes

Tiny air holes that appear on the wall are a clear sign of an unprofessional paint work. The holes generally appear when too few coats of the paint are applied. The tiny air holes will pop and expose the bare walls. To avoid this situation, make sure that the painter applies more than one coat of paint and doesn’t cut corners with the work.

2. Cracking or peeling

A cracked or peeled paint is another sign of a poor paint job. This usually occurs when the painter mixes the paint with 25 to 50 percent water. This is a little hard to catch as the paint will start to peel after a month or more of application of the paint. However, ask what kind of paint your painter is using. Crash of Rhinos, for instance, uses 100% genuine Dunn-Edwards paint built for the Arizona sun.

3. Blisters on the walls

Blisters can appear after immediately or the next day of application of a fresh coat of paint. These blisters can dry and crack exposing the bare wall. Mostly blisters appear because the paint was contaminated with oil or dust. Also, old paint results in the appearance of blisters on the walls.

Hire trained, experienced painters from the start!

The above are just some of the telltale signs indicating that the house paint has not been done professionally. In case you detect any of the above problems after the painter has finished painting the house, you should immediately contact the painter who had performed the shady work and ask to repaint or refund you the money.

Also, it helps if you hire professionally trained painters from the start, like those here at Crash of Rhinos Painting. The painter that you hire for the house paint should have the required credentials and experience to perform a high-quality job. This will reduce the risk of an unprofessional exterior painting job.

Avoid an unprofessional exterior painting job by hiring Crash of Rhinos Painting

If you are looking for a trusted exterior home painter in Phoenix, Arizona, you can contact us at Crash of Rhinos Painting. Whether you want to repaint an existing house or paint a new one, you can rest assured that our highly competent painters will do an exceptional job for you.

The Benefits Of Hiring Licensed, Bonded & Insured Painters

Hiring Licensed, Bonded & Insured Painters

Hiring an experienced and professional painter is important if you want to ensure a job well done. In this article, we will discuss some of the benefits that you can gain by hiring licensed, bonded & insured painters for your home exterior painting work

Who are licensed, bonded & insured painters?

Licensed painters have passed vigorous state, city, or municipality requirements for providing painting job. In the state of Arizona, the contractor must have at least two years of experience and pass a state painting and wall covering exam. They know the proper use of materials, tools and equipment, surface preparation, and safety when performing the job. You can visit the Arizona Registrar of Contractors website and enter the license number to confirm whether the contractor is licensed with the state authority.

Every licensed painter is required to be bonded. The bond is basically an agreement that binds the contractor to cover the losses incurred by a property owner if the project does not complete according to the contract specification.

What are the benefits of hiring licensed, bonded & insured painters?

The main benefit of hiring licensed and bonded painters is that it will give you peace of mind in knowing that the painting job will be completed successfully. A licensed painter is bound to comply with the quality standards specified by the state. Moreover, the property owner will be recompensed for any loss that is incurred due to not adhering to the contract.

When you hire an unlicensed painter, there is a chance that the painter may disappear with the money after partially completing the work or not completing the work properly. There have been news stories about contractors disappearing with the deposit money after they were told to redo the botched jobs. There is not a risk when you hire licensed and bonded painters.

In the end, the extra money that you spend on the professional painters will be worth it in the end. You can rest assured that your house painting job will be completed without any problem when you hire licensed and bonded painters.

Call Crash of Rhinos!

For professional licensed, and bonded painters in Phoenix, Arizona, call Crash of Rhinos Painting . We provide 7-years guarantee and 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on all our painting jobs.

Crash of Rhinos offers a 7-year warranty

By Arizona law, exterior painting contractors and companies are only required to offer a 2-year warranty to customers. Many of them do just that, and—thanks to their haste to get the job done—skip the quality assurance steps that make exterior paint last. The result is that customers are stuck having to pay for another exterior painting job only 5 years after the original one.

7-year warranty

A Crash of Rhinos painter pressure washes a home prior to painting. This is a critical step in ensuring that paint lasts for years to come.

At Crash of Rhinos, we do things differently. By offering a 7-year warranty, we more than double the legal requirement and give you fantastic value and peace of mind for your money. In this post, we’ll explain why we’re able to offer such an extensive warranty and why Arizona homes need this kind of protection.

How is Crash able to offer a 7-year warranty?

When you use the best quality paints and do proper preparation, an exterior paint job should last for years to come—even under the strain of Arizona’s brutal sun. Crash of Rhinos Painting uses specially formulated Dunn-Edwards paints that are designed to be UV and water-resistant. This means that the paint retains its color and wall-surface binding for longer, and is less likely to collect dirt, grow mildew, or have chalking issues.

However, even the best paint is worthless without proper preparation on the part of the painters. Besides protecting your property, a good painting company like Crash of Rhinos should take the following steps to ensure that the surface is ready for painting:

  • Pressure washing, to ensure that any existing paint, direct, pollutants, and chalking is removed.
  • Stucco and drywall repair, so that the painting surface is consistent and there aren’t damaged spots.
  • Scraping and application of DRYLOK, so that the stem walls are water resistant and won’t take in extra moisture.
  • Primer, so that the paint has something to adhere to. This is one of the most important steps in the exterior painting process.

Why do I need a longer warranty?

Arizona is one of the sunniest states in the nation, with a vast majority of days bringing high UV exposure. This constant sunshine can, over time, put pressure on the exterior paint of homes, eventually leading to discoloration, fading, and chalking. That’s not to mention other factors, including the torrential rain and dust storms that arrive in Phoenix’s late summer monsoon season. All things considered, the exteriors of Arizona homes take a beating over the course of a year.

A 7-year warranty helps protect your painting investment for longer. Thanks to our extensive preparation process, your exterior paint may last longer than that, but we want to make sure you’re at least covered through those years.

What else makes Crash of Rhinos different?

When you hire Crash of Rhinos, you’re getting quality work from a licensed, bonded, and insured company. We offer a free quote on our services, and we work with your HOA on your behalf to find compatible color options. From start to finish, our painting process has multiple quality assurance checks.

Ready to work with Arizona’s most trusted exterior painting company and learn more about our 7-year warranty? Give us a call or request a quote from us.