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Why it’s important to get house painting tips from the professionals before choosing paint for your windows, deck and cedar exteriors

Choosing paint for your windows, decks and cedars doesn’t have to be a tiresome, difficult process. While the process is relatively straightforward, it does pay off to speak to a professional before investing in paint and here’s why:

They can give you ideas you might not have thought of

Not everyone is a home décor expert and it’s easy to believe you’ve already come up with the best possible idea for your home. Speaking to a professional, however, can open you up to new possibilities you may not have thought of initially.

They can stop you before you make a mistake

There’s always a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes to paint, decks and cedar exteriors. You might think that a matte finish is a great idea, when another finish would actually work better. A professional can give you the insights you need to make the right choice about the type of paint you need to buy for different areas.

Correct tools and application

One area where many people go wrong, is with the application of paint. A professional will be able to guide you through the priming and application process (and let you know which tools are needed) so you get it right the first time around.

Oliver Painting Ottawa, is a full-service finishing company, serving the greater Ottawa area for 15 years. Be it a large commercial renovation, a quick-turnaround real-estate job, or your backyard patios, our painters have the skills and equipment to ensure your project is managed professionally. Contact us for more information today.

Get inspired to redecorate with these great bedroom paint ideas

A bedroom is undoubtedly the personal space where you rest and relax at the end of a long day. It is the place where you can use your creativity and put your personal stamp on all the items to create the atmosphere you wish.

Do you feel like a change in your bedroom? If you need some inspiration, there are few questions which could help you. What would you like to bring with your new decoration? Will you change your bed and other furniture? Will you change your colour scheme? Whether you choose or not to change your furniture, painting your bedroom will definitely bring that final transformation you are looking for.

There are many bedroom painting ideas to choose from. Interiors design magazines will show you plenty of options. It is also important to bear in mind that you can seek advice from residential painting companies as they can help you find the right paint colours to turn your bedroom into the space you ‘ve always wanted to have.

If you are looking to create a relaxing and spa environment, you could perhaps consider neutral colors with soft touches of brown or blues for a calming effect. If you prefer warmer colours and want a luxurious style, you could choose from rich reds or warm browns with a touch of gold. These are only a few suggestions and you can include small or large patterns, stripes, textures such as sponge painting and even semigloss finishes. Many options to make you inspired.

Don’t hesitate to seek advice from professional house painting companies. They will have many more ideas and will be able to answer all your queries to create the perfect bedroom space.

Looking for a company? Oliver Painting could be the right one for you. With over 15 years’ experience in providing residential and commercial painting services in the area of Ottawa, Oliver Painting has a friendly team of painters, who will happily listen to your ideas and advise you with the best cost-efficient solutions.

Don’t wait, speak to us today or email us for a free quote.


Oliver Painting Ottawa is WSIB registered and our staff carry general liability insurance.

Selling your home? These exterior house painting ideas will make your home look fresh, new and eye-catching

Have you decided to sell your house in Ottawa? Every home seller will face different challenges in their journey to sell their home. If you’ve ever been house hunting, you will know that some things (such as a nice garden, spacious kitchen and neat interiors) are an immediate drawing point.

First impressions, when visiting a house you’re interested in buying, count a lot more than people might normally think. Most sellers will ensure their garden looks clean by cutting the grass and trimming the hedges. A clean garden is the right thing to do, however having an impeccable house exterior could attract even more visitors and maximize the chances of selling your house fast.

At Oliver Painting, we have 15 years’ experience offering residential and commercial painting services in the area of Ottawa. Our friendly team of painters work in an extremely clean and tidy manner and we pride ourselves in the additional advice they provide our clients in order to meet their needs.

If you are looking for an external opinion about your house exterior, you can consult professional house painting companies. According to our team of Ottawa painters, there are a couple of painting ideas to make your house exterior look fresh and new.

  • Giving a facelift to your fence by painting it;
  • Painting or staining your front door;
  • Painting your deck and your porches.

Whether you have already of few ideas or need help with the choice of a colour scheme, at Oliver Painting, we want to ensure your house looks amazing and increase the chances to sell fast.

Get a free quote. Share your ideas.

Feel free to email us for a quote or contact our team of experts, who will provide you with the best cost-efficient ideas meeting your house exterior needs for free. They will also ensure any work carried out is done safely and your house will be left as clean as before.


Oliver Painting Ottawa is WSIB registered and our staff has general liability insurance.

How Ottawa house painters will help put your personal stamp on your new home – inside and out.

Have you just moved to a new home and been planning for house painting but no time to do it? Many people have the same intention however they end up hiring professional painting companies. With the weather getting warmer you have probably decided this is great timing for your interior or exterior house to be painted.

With over 15 years’ experience in providing residential and commercial painting services in the Ottawa area, at Oliver Painting, we pride ourselves in working with a team of professional and friendly Ottawa painters. Their strength is not only in their ability to meet your expectations but also with the following:

  • House painting ideas: if you feel like a facelift for your interior or exterior house, our Ottawa painters can happily provide you with different ideas and customised options to put your personal stamp.
  • Interior painting tips: if you are planning to carry out painting, our skilled and experienced painters can provide a few tips.

Get a free quote. Share your ideas

At Oliver Painting, we want to ensure your house looks amazing and bring the new facelift you wish for. Our team of experts will provide you with the best cost-efficient ideas meeting your needs. They will also ensure any work carried out is done safely and your house will be left as clean as before. Don’t wait, contact us today and let us send you a free quote.


Oliver Painting is WSIB registered and our staff carry general liability insurance.

5 Questions to Ask Your Painting Contractor

It can be difficult to hire a painter for your home or business.  There are many choices out there and it is difficult to identify which painting companies do great work, which companies do satisfactory work and which companies you should absolutely avoid.  In the absence of a recommendation, all too often the only criteria used to hire a painter is the quoted price.While a competitive price is important, you want to be sure that the job will be done well, on time and within budget.

Here are some questions to ask before you hire a painter.  While the questions do not guarantee a perfect job,  the answers will help you to form a more accurate picture of the company you are hiring.

  1. Can I have a free estimate?  The quoting process is a great opportunity to begin forming an opinion about your prospective painter.
    • Did the painter arrive on time for your estimate?
    • Did they accommodate you in setting an appointment time?
    • Did they turn the estimate around in 24 hours or less?
  2. Do you have references?
    • Did they provide references you can call?
  3. Are you bonded and insured?  Hopefully you will never need to act on these, but bad things can happen.
  4. Will the owner/operator be managing the job?  It is very important to have an experienced person managing the job on site to ensure that all goes smoothly and to be available to discuss the job with the client.
  5. When will the job be started, what hours do you work and how long will it take to complete?  You want to be sure that the job will be completed in a timely manner and that the work is done at an appropriate time of day.

Bonus consideration:

Clean up is an important consideration.  You should discuss how the painter(s) will look after cleanup, both at the end of the job and at the end of each day for medium and longer jobs.  The expectation is that they will leave the work area and other areas they access as clean (if not cleaner) than they found them.

Having a good, thorough discussion before hiring your painter should lead to a better relationship during the job and a good finished product.

Welcome to Oliver Painting


My name is Clayton Oliver and I am the proprietor of Oliver Painting. I have been in the painting business, here in Ottawa, for over 18 years now. I pride myself on delivering the best quality work, on time and on budget, every time! As a result, much of my business is repeat and referral business.

Because of our experience, we can handle every painting and related job from the most straight-forward to the unique and the unusual. Some of the more unique work we can do includes:

  • vinyl wallpaper,
  • patterned ceilings,
  • lath and plaster repairs,
  • restoration of log cabins by rebuilding log ends that have been damaged by insects.

We have even done some work at 24 Sussex Drive!

Whether your requirements are for your residence or commercial establishment, I hope you can find help on this site.  Keep an eye out for future posts where I will share my knowledge with you.