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Increase Curb Appeal with New Exterior Home Painting

[fa icon="calendar'] April 10, 2017 at 3:47 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You've probably reached one important conclusion already: if you're going to paint the exterior of your house, you might as well paint the entire house.

The main surface, be it wood, siding or stucco, abuts so many other elements (especially window trim and shutters) that you probably will regret trying to sidestep them. Against a fresh coat of paint, they will look faded by contrast.

Still, if you're working on a tight budget – or even if you're not certain you want to take on a major home painting project – you're smart to consider how your home's architectural features work together and whether you should try to isolate one from another.

Whatever you decide, you're on the right track. Nothing can transform a home like paint. It's one of the most economical upgrades you can make to preserve your life's No. 1 investment.

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Tips for Choosing Colors for Your Home Painting

[fa icon="calendar'] April 4, 2017 at 12:43 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You may have heard that to demystify the process of choosing a paint color, you should begin by choosing a color you love.

But is that...a color you love to wear or a color you love to surround yourself with in your home? Since women make most paint decisions, and they often prefer to wear black, you can see why this distinction is important.

You can also see why it's wise to return to the premise: the process of choosing a paint color for a home painting project is precisely that: a process. It's also a process that shouldn't be rushed. While paint is one of the more economical improvements you can make to your home, you don't want to go through multiple gallons of widely varying paint colors if you don't have to, either.

As long as you're willing to embrace the process, allow the home painting professionals at Experts in Your Home to share some of our best advice about choosing paint colors so you can color your world with confidence.

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Interior Home Painting: Application Tips for that Perfect Look

[fa icon="calendar'] July 20, 2016 at 2:44 PM / by Home Services Expert

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It's been said that painting a wall is like frosting a cake. They both begin in a bare state and “all” you have to do is cover them evenly.

As you may have noticed, some frosted cakes look a lot better than others, showing the unmistakable touch of someone who knows how to expertly maneuver a spatula. And as you may have noticed, some painted walls look a lot better than others, showing the unmistakable touch of someone who knows how (and when) to use brushes and rollers.

While the two applications are similar, it's easy to underestimate what's involved in painting a wall evenly and expertly. Let Experts In Your Home guide you through the process. By the time you're done, you might consider their advice the icing on the cake.

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Interior Home Painting: Prep Tips to Get the Look You Dream Of

[fa icon="calendar'] July 13, 2016 at 10:03 AM / by Home Services Expert

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We take shortcuts when we clean. Besides, who will ever notice that we didn't move the couch and vacuum underneath it?

We take shortcuts when we cook. Besides, who will ever notice that we didn't peel the red peppers before we tossed them into the casserole?

But take shortcuts when you paint and everyone will surely notice – even if they're too polite to say so.

No matter how skilled you are with a brush, no matter how deftly you can swirl Ws on a wall with a roller, there is no way that paint will disguise a bump, stain or other protruding imperfection lurking under the surface.

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What to Know When It's Time for Interior Home Painting

[fa icon="calendar'] June 2, 2016 at 11:10 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Of all the home services provided by The Hignell Companies, perhaps none inspires as much curiosity, as much intense observation and as many questions as painting.

And why not? Painting looks fun – reminding us of the times we held a paint brush in our hands as children and let loose with pools of color. So why not let loose where we could enjoy the results of our artistic efforts the most: in our own home?

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Telltale Signs That It's Time for Home Exterior Painting

[fa icon="calendar'] May 26, 2016 at 11:30 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Customers of The Hignell Companies surely know: we love questions, even the tricky ones, such as, “How often does the exterior of my home need to be painted?” and “Is this a job I can do myself?”

Just as there are ballpark answers for how long a furnace and central air conditioner should last, there are no precise answers to either one of these questions because accuracy depends on a many mitigating factors.

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3 Reasons Why Painting Your Walls Could Pay Dividends

[fa icon="calendar'] October 18, 2013 at 6:16 AM / by Home Services Expert

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With Fall having arrived in Chico, now is a better time than ever to invest in your home. A fresh paint job has the power to transform the interior and exterior of your home in a short amount of time for a significantly less amount of cash than any other home improvement project. By using our team of experts, you could see a tidy profit in the long run. The Hignell Companies residential painting service can help:

  • Protect your home
  • Increase the value of your home
  • Modernize your home
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We Know the Importance of Quality House Painting

[fa icon="calendar'] February 12, 2013 at 4:17 AM / by Home Services Expert

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The winter season may be over, but the effects of its dull and dreary weather have been left on the exterior paint of your home. House painting is one of the most important home maintenance projects you can do. House painting upkeep and caulking helps protect your home from weather damage caused by water and sun. Neglecting obviously peeling exterior paint can lead to high siding replacement costs. The condition of the exterior paint also helps determine a home's value. If the exterior painting of your home reflects a high level of care, a person looking to buy a home will be more confident that other areas of your home have been given the same kind of careful attention.

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