Category Archives: House Painters

The top paint trends and colors for 2016

If you’re looking for exterior house painting ideas, then you need to consider which colours are popular this year. Every few months, new colour palettes and interior decorating ideas flood the market, but 2016’s trends are bold enough to ensure your new coat of paint won’t bore you after a few months or even years. Here are some of the colours to consider:

Combine natural elements with metallic looks

Many home owners prefer natural colours. If this sounds like the type of look and feel you’re interested in, then you will be glad to know that one of the popular colour palettes this year is natural looks with paint colours that include browns which look like weathered wood and fresh greens which make you think of fresh vegetables. You can also make this look bolder by combining it with smooth cement or metallic greys to give your home’s exterior a funky, modern feel.

Seasonal colors

Another popular trend this year is mixing holidays, festivals and cultural looks. Browns and oranges, which are often associated with autumn and Thanksgiving, are being combined to give homes a warm, autumnal feel. Designers are also mixing pastel colours with vibrant yellows and blues to imitate spring and Easter. Consider which holidays your family enjoys and bring this element into your house painting job.

 Let the Ottawa painters at Oliver Painting take care of your interior or exterior paint job for you. Whether you have one or two rooms, or a commercial office which needs to be painted, we can do the job effectively and affordably. Contact us for more information today.

Interior house painting ideas – create a warm and cozy home with these Christmas painting tips

It’s hard to resist getting wrapped up in all the Christmas cheer and warmth that defines December, so why even bother trying. You probably entertain a lot more in the festive season, which means your interiors may need a new lick of paint or a fresh colour scheme. Oliver Paintingin  Ottawa has some Christmas-themed interior house painting ideas to warm up your heart and your home.

Cozy colours

Most decorators agree that the top three colours for creating a cozy and subsequently ‘Christmassy’ atmosphere are browns, reds and golds. Update your walls with hues of these colours and you’ll transform your home into a holiday wonderland. If you love the joy of Christmas, but want to play it down a little, consider painting only a feature wall in one of the Christmas colours. Just make sure you love the colours you choose enough that you’re still happy with them come January.

Ensure that you use complementary colours (ones that are opposite each other on the colour wheel) to create harmony. You don’t have to stick to basic red and green to create a Christmas effect, using a fern green with a rose red is just as effective as the usual cherry red and holly green and it’s subtle enough to be continued throughout the house.

Finishes

Cold Christmas weather means that guests will be warmly gathered indoors for those lunches, dinners and cocktail parties, and it also means more wear and tear on your walls. Use top quality paint that is stain-resistant and that wipes clean to ensure your walls look as good as new all season.

If you need a few more house painting tips, or for more information, contact Oliver Painting in Ottawa today.

House painting tips: The right way to remove unwanted wallpaper

House painting tip number 1: Beautiful wallpaper adds an extra-special touch, whilst out-of-date, peeling wallpaper can bring the value and look of your home, or business, right down. If you’ve ever tried to remove wallpaper yourself, you’ll know that it’s a messy and time-consuming job. That’s why at Oliver Painting Ottawa, we do it for you quickly and professionally, simply contact us for a free quote.

Wallpaper can be removed the good old-fashioned way (with your bare hands and water), with a chemical solution, or with steam. If you do decide to forsake a professional painting company and take the do-it-yourself route, here are some helpful tips for the water method:

The preparation

  • Make sure you don’t damage your wall in the process.
  • Keep the surrounding areas from getting damaged by taping plastic to the skirting and floor.
  • Turn off the power.
  • Take off all light switch and plug covers.

The hard part

  • Use a putty knife to lift off an edge (try a corner first) and then pull the paper off.
  • Remove the top layer but try and leave the backing on.
  • Wet the backing with a sponge or mop – the water needs to be left for a while to be absorbed. Take note: the water needs to be as hot as you can handle.
  • Now you can start to scrape off the backing. Use a spatula or a putty knife for this job ensuring it has rounded edges so as to not make holes in your wall.
  • You may need to spray on a wallpaper solvent on any stubborn sections.
  • Ensure you get every last inch of backing off if you want a smooth and clean result.
  • Clean the wall with water.

Patch and shine

  • Now it’s time to patch and repair your sparkly, clean walls.
  • Fill up any holes and sandpaper the whole area.

Your wall is now ready for a fresh coat of paint, or it can even be wallpapered with an updated look.

For more information, Contact Oliver Painting Ottawa today.

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.

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.

Important 

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.

Important

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