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42 of the Best Home Painting Trends of 2019

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Home Painting Trends 2019

2019 is here, and it is full of exciting home painting trends! You may be wondering,  “what’s in style for paint colors?”, well lucky for you there are 42 home painting color trends that we are most excited for at TruLine Painting.

Look no further than the 2019 Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast.

This new forecast highlights 42 colors and spans six awe-inspiring palettes and perfectly describes the top interior colors for 2019. Drawing inspirations from the cosmos, the wild-west, nature, bohemian culture, and everything in between, these six palettes have a lot to offer. Sherwin Williams has always been a leader in home painting trends

Fair warning after reading this post, you may get the insatiable urge to paint your entire house. So, if that’s alright with you, why don’t we take a deeper look into paint colors that are trending in 2019.

Aficionado

painting color trends aficionado Influences: maximalism, cozy chaos, over-the-top-opulence, more is more

Talk about energetic! With so many bold, vivid pops of color, the Enthusiast palette is perfect for the passionate and eclectic person who has a calling to be unique. Sherwin Williams described this palette as made for someone who “embraces the details and creates scene-stealing worlds that burst with beauty.” If you ask me, this palette is excellent for the creative-type or world traveler who needs continuous inspiration.

sherwin williams aficionado palette

Enthusiast

sherwin williams enthusiast Influences: maximalism, cozy chaos, over-the-top-opulence, more is more

Talk about energetic! With so many bold, vivid pops of color, the Enthusiast palette is perfect for the passionate and eclectic person who has a calling to be unique. Sherwin Williams described this palette as made for someone who “embraces the details and creates scene-stealing worlds that burst with beauty.” If you ask me, this palette is excellent for the creative-type or world traveler who needs continuous inspiration.

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Naturalist

Sherwin Williams NaturalistInfluences: forest mushrooms, botanical prints, butterfly collections, terrariums.

The naturalist palette is a breath of fresh air in a busy world. With tones ranging from mushroom to leafy green to bright floral pink, the naturalist palette will have you feeling like you’ve taken a trip to your personal Zen garden. “With roots in the forest, this palette’s colorful tendrils grew in hothouses and conservatives until they become these lush, sophisticated tones.” Naturalist is the perfect palette to accentuate natural light while making any room feel instantly brighter.

Raconteur

Sherwin Williams RaconteurInfluences: desert oases, global style, luxury safaris, spice markets

Raconteur is an atlas of colors that can place you in some of the worlds most exotic places. Each color tells its own story as you feel the worldly energy embody your space. Sherwin Williams says this palette considers everything from the ancient ages and translates it into a rich modern palette. Just one look at this palette will have you feeling like you’ve been all around the world.

Sherwin Williams Raconteur Palette

Wanderer

Sherwin Williams WandererInfluences: carefree bohemian, modern cowgirl, unbridled adventure, southwestern twist

Taking inspiration from the endless blue horizon and subtle earthy colors of the high plains and desert, the wanderer is your ticket to the wild-west. “Sun-washed and warm, this palette can be seen in the baked clay canyons, worn leather, and woven wool blankets,” says Sherwin Williams. This palette plays very well on subtle earth colors with vivid pops of deep blue.

Sherwin Williams Wanderer Palette

Shapeshifter

Sherwin Williams shapeshifter

Influences: rings of Saturn, artificial intelligence, spiritualism, healing energy

“Visionary and creative, this palette reaches into the cosmos and returns with a whole universe of inspiration. Atmospheric wisps of colors, grounded by deep, dark blues, capture the unique space between technology and spirituality” says Sherwin Williams. Shapeshifter is a beautiful mixture of Zen and modern and is indeed unlike anything we’ve seen before. With deep, vivid tones, you can’t help but feel sucked into this palettes simplistic beauty.

2019 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year

Cavern Clay – SW 7701 (290-C6)

Whats the most popular paint color of 2019? According to Sherwin Williams, it is Cavern Clay. “Ancient, yet fully alive. Bohemian, yet totally refined. Forged by the sun. Fired by the desert”, says Sherwin Williams. Cavern Clay is a captivating color that will breath new life into any living space. It is perfect for bringing out natural furnishing including open floors, wood furniture, and southwestern interior design. It can also work well when integrating greenery into your living space.

These 4 colors will compliment Cavern Clay beautifully.

Color Snap Visualizer

Sherwin-Williams Color Snap VisualizerUnsure of what color might look best in your home? We recommend using the Sherwin-Williams Color Snap Visualizer. It will let you see any paint color on the wall with just a simple click. Click here to check it out!

There is even an app for Android and iOS for when you’re on the go. The app allows you to use features like color card scanning or the color matching tool. This tool will enable you to pinpoint colors in your photos to match with Sherwin-Williams products.

Feeling Inspired?

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We hope you found these palettes as inspiring as we did. If you’re looking for an experienced painting contractor in the San Diego County area to help transform your home, we hope you’ll consider TruLine Painting. Our 5-star customer experience guarantee backs our award-winning residential and commercial painting services. Whether it’s just a single bedroom or an entire home, we’d be thrilled to be a part of your next painting project.

To schedule your free estimate today, please fill out our online form here or give us a call at 619-663-5878.

Information and inspiration for this article was provided by Sherwin-Williams

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TruLine Painting Wins The 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

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The award reflects the company’s consistently high level of customer service

 

San Diego, California, Wednesday, January 23st, 2019 

TruLine Painting is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018.

“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission. These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks.

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.

Curtis Gabhart

 “We are beyond humbled to be recognized by our customers for the second consecutive year. Our promise is to give each customer the 5-star experience that they deserve. This distinction reaffirms that we continue to deliver on that goal of a world-class experience. Customer feedback is the greatest compliment we can receive and the backbone of our business. We would also like to extend a sincere thank you to each of our all-star team members for all of their hard work and dedication to our company. We look forward to a prosperous 2019 and continuing to serve the San Diego Community.” – Curtis Gabhart, President of TruLine Painting

TruLine Painting has been listed on Angie’s List since 2012. This is the second consecutive year TruLine Painting has received this honor.

Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.


About TruLine Painting 

TruLine Painting is a full-service and one-stop shop painting contractor focused on delivering a 5-star experience to every customer. In addition to providing award-winning interior & exterior painting services, we also provide stucco repair, carpentry, cabinet staining & finishing, power washing, window cleaning, and much more. This ensures we are the only contractor that you will ever need to hire. With over 25 years of industry experience, we have become San Diego’s premier painting contractor. We believe the proof is in the painting and that’s why we invite you to look at our gallery of past projects and dozens of five-star star reviews from satisfied customers.

Contact:

4569 Mission Gorge Place, Suite N

San Diego, CA, 92120

619-663-5878 – Office

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How To Hire The Right Painting Contractor

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How to Hire The Right Painting Contractor

One of the most commonly asked questions when deciding to start a painting project is, “How do I hire the right painting contractor?”.

One trip to any popular search engine or directory will populate your screen with dozens of local results. While this is a great place to start, you often will want to dig a little deeper to understand exactly who it is that will be hiring. This post will hopefully help you make the right decision next time you need to hire a professional.

Start by reading online reviews, asking your friends and family, and then compiling a shortlist of 3-4 contractors. Look into the contractor’s experience, check if they are licensed, bonded, and insured, and if they have any affiliations with local commerce groups or professional organizations. Obtain estimates from your shortlist and be clear of your needs. Never hire solely on price and beware of subcontracting. The contractor should always provide you with a clear and complete contract and provide guarantees/warranties that last at least two years which guarantee the quality of their work. Now that we’ve hit on the high-level concepts, let’s look at each of these points in greater detail below so you can add them to your hiring a painter checklist.


 What is A Painting Contractor?

Before we delve in, you might be asking yourself, “what is a painting contractor and how is it different from a painter?”. Good question. To put it simply, a painting contractor removes all the risks and responsibilities from a potential client. They carry with them general liability and workers compensation insurance which will protect you from any liability should an accident occur. A painting contractor will remove any concerns over the quality of their work as they possess a higher quality of craftsmanship. Lastly, a painting contractor will always supply all of their own supplies. This means all paint and equipment. You will not need to purchase your own paint directly from the store which can remove any issues such as defective paint or a wrong color. Now, the checklist!

Due Diligence

how to hire the right paintnig contractorThis step is the most important and therefore we’ve listed it first. The first thing you can do is start with a search for painters in your area. Your goal is to compile a short-list of 3-4 companies that you will contact. We recommend you visit at least 2 different search engines, for example, Google, Yelp, Angie’s List, Home Advisor, etc… Before you look at the company’s description of their services, look at past-customer reviews. These are far more honest and cut through a lot of the “fluff” companies can place in their service descriptions.

When reading past reviews, try to look for potential red-flags that recur in several reviews. If you notice a lot of the same problems, that’s an immediate red flag. Another red flag can be if the company doesn’t seem to respond to negative reviews or attempt to make things right. It is human to make mistakes, but you can learn a lot about a company by how they respond to negative reviews. When you are conducting your initial due diligence, check if the company mentions that they are licensed and insured. If the company does not openly disclose this, that could be a potential red flag.

Another great way to compile your list is to ask your friends and family if they can refer any good painters in your area. This can often be more effective and efficient than an online search.

Credentials

Check to see if the company is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). See if they are affiliated with painting organizations like the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) or are involved with a local chamber of commerce or business group. While this doesn’t 100% guarantee their work, it conveys the message that they are committed and reliable. Also, check sites like Yelp, Home Advisor, and Angie’s List to see if they’ve won any awards. This typically means they are highly reviewed and recommended.

Verify their state license and credentials by checking your state’s Contractors State License Board. Here in California, you can use the Department of Consumer Affairs License Verification System. To find your states, simply google “[insert state] contractor license verification”.

Are they lead-based paint certified? Lead-based paint has been outlawed since 1978, however, there are painting contractors that are not properly-certified or do not abide by the rules laid out by the EPA. Failure to comply with the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) can result in daily fines of thousands of dollars. This can be for this such as not obtaining certification, not supplying pamphlets to customers, not properly containing or cleaning up an area, and withholding information. Always check with the painting contractor beforehand. 

Also, check with the Better Business Bureau or your local consumer affairs agency to see if there is a history of any unresolved complaints.

Obtain Estimates

Once you’ve compiled your shortlist, schedule estimates with each company. A good painting contractor will always want to see a project before giving you an estimate. If the company tries to supply you with an estimate over the phone, that’s a potential red flag. No two painting projects are alike and the estimate they give you will likely be inaccurate. It also conveys the message that the company is either too busy or doesn’t value your needs.

What to Expect From A Painting Contractor Estimate

The estimate should contain at the very minimum the following information:

  • Labor
  • Materials
  • A detailed explanation of prep work
  • Total number of coats that will be applied
  • The time frame of the project
  • Brand and model of material to be used

A sign of an experienced estimator is one that takes the time to talk to you about your needs, walks the entire area to be painted, and makes thoughtful suggestions.

Be Clear Of Your Needs

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The old cliché “communication is key” stands up here. It’s very important to be upfront with the painting contractor if you have a tight deadline, want a certain “look”, or have issues like an uneven surface that needs to be painted a specific way. A good painting contractor will always listen to your needs and try to find a solution to those issues. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions you may have, there truly isn’t a stupid question when you’re paying money for a service. During the initial phone call or estimate, be sure to address any and all concerns with the estimator.

Never Hire Solely On Price

Always dig deeper than comparing painters solely by price. You may find a painter that advertises an enticingly cheap special, but if you read the fine print you may notice it doesn’t include the price of paint, prep work, additional rooms, etc… So, what once seemed like a good deal is now more expensive. Additionally, the cheapest company may not offer guarantees or may not be properly licensed and insured. Conversely, going with the most expensive company does not always guarantee the best results.

What matters is the quality of work, past reviews, communication, and the thoroughness of the painting company. Additionally, be aware of painters that subcontract out work. You always want to work directly with the company that will be painting your home.

Just a side note, we are not saying the cheapest painter may not be the best option. You just need to make sure you do your due diligence before hiring them (like you would with any other option).

Examine the contract

Make sure you obtain a complete contract from the painting contractor. The contract should always include all of the contractor’s basic information including:

  • name
  • address
  • all phone numbers
  • contractor’s license number
  • all the details included in the estimate

The contract should also always clearly state what is and isn’t included in the contract. Be sure to ask for a copy of their insurance and license. If the contractor doesn’t have insurance, you may be held liable for an accident. For example, if one of the painters need to use a ladder and accidentally fall, you would be on the hook. That’s something nobody wants to deal with.

The contractor should also always provide a guarantee and warranty on their work for at least two years.

Gut Feeling

This one does not require much explanation. Always trust your gut feeling and always go with the painting contractor that makes you feel 100% satisfied. Painting your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and you deserve to work with a professional that takes the time to make you feel appreciated.


Bottom Line

Conducting a little due diligence can go a long way when hiring the right painting contractor. With these tips, we hope you will hire the right painting contractor. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re happy to help!

Looking for a licensed, insured, and reputable painter in the San Diego area?

TruLine Painting San Diego

With over 25 years of industry experience and hundreds of 5-star reviews online, we deliver results that perform a “cut above the rest”. We are your one-stop-shop painting contractor and offer interior and exterior painting, general contractor services, cabinet refinishing and staining, power washing, window cleaning, and much more. To learn about all our services and to schedule your free estimate, please click here.

 

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7 Major Benefits of Exterior House Painting

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Exterior Home Painting Has An Endless List of Benefits

A new exterior paint job offers a whole lot more than making your home look pretty. Painting the exterior of your home can be one of the greatest investments you’ll ever make as an owner. Just like new windows offers multiple benefits like reduced energy cost, increased property value, temperature control, etc… an exterior paint job offers a homeowner a bundle of benefits. It’s time to brush up on your exterior painting knowledge!

Enhance Curb Appeal

Don’t underestimate the aesthetic value a fresh coat of paint can bring. Every time you pull into the driveway, you’ll feel a new sense of inspiration and connection to your home. Depending on your intention, you can use paints that will help you blend into your neighborhood, or you can go bold and choose to stand out, making your home the talk of the neighborhood.

Curb appeal isn’t just for you. If you’re planning on selling your home, you need to consider that the first thing a potential buyer will see is the exterior of your property. Setting the right impression from the start can lead to higher offers and more interest. If they enjoy the exterior, they’re far more likely to venture inside.

Increase Your Property Value

property value increaseRenovations are key to increasing property value, but not all of them offer the same return on investment. According to a recent US News article, a major kitchen renovation can yield as low as a 65% return on investment. An exterior paint job, on the other hand, can produce a return on investment of up to 140%.

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Protect your home from the elements

exterior paint chipping

We are fairly fortunate here in San Diego to have little to no extreme weather, however, we do still get our fair share intense sunshine and also rain during wet seasons. Intense sun rays can lead to blistering, peeling, and cracking exterior paint. Over time, as the paint begins to crack and chip away, your home becomes much more exposed to the elements. This can be a major problem when intense rain or other moisture becomes introduced to the exterior.

Exposed wood is highly susceptible to issues like mold and mildew which can begin to break down the structure of your home.

A new coat of exterior paint can help seal off your home from the elements!

 

Keep the bugs out!

 

Termite Damage Exterior Home

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Termites can be a major problem for wood-based homes. Being proactive in identifying a potential problem can save you thousands of dollars in structural damage. Assessing the condition of the siding of your home prior to painting can help spot any potential threats. In addition, adding a new coat of exterior paint has the additional benefit of sealing off any areas, which can stop an infestation in its tracks.

Bring Out Other Features

Exterior Home Painting

A fresh coat of paint that compliments your landscape, siding, roof, etc, can create a harmonious balance with the exterior of your home.

Extend the life of your siding

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A new coat of paint can help to increase the life of your siding, regardless of the type (wood, vinyl, etc…). Even if the new paint only adds a few years of life to the siding, that could be potentially thousands of dollars saved. A fresh coat of exterior paint can also cover up any minor blemishes or minor wear on the siding. Note: house painting is not a suitable alternative to siding that has major damage or is in poor condition.

Finally, you will protect what is arguably your biggest investment- your home!

truline painting residential paintingFrom keeping out the elements to insects to extending the life of the exterior, painting your house is one of the smartest investments you can make. The inherent value of exterior house painting will have you enjoying its many benefits for years to come!

 

So you understand the benefits but what do you do next?

Well, there’s more to an exterior paint job than just deciding on the right color and applying it to your home. There are many things to consider to make sure the job is done right, but arguably the most important is making sure you have the right people for the job. Hiring a skilled painting contractor can save you time and ensure that your new exterior paint job will be consistent and long-lasting. When hiring a painting contractor, always look for someone who is licensed, insured, and has been in the business long enough to have a dependable reputation.

 

Interested in learning more about TruLine and how we can meet all of your painting needs?

Truline Painting San Diego Painter

 

TruLine Painting has over 25 years of experience in residential exterior painting and strives to deliver a 5-star experience every time. You can rest assured knowing you will get only the highest quality exterior paint job. We proudly use only the highest quality paints from industry leaders like Sherwin-Williams, Dunn-Edwards and Benjamin Moore.

We understand that your home is a special place and that’s why we treat every job with the same level of care and compassion that we’ve become known for. We work directly with our customers to ensure 100% satisfaction every time. Give us a call at 619-663-5878 or click below to get your free estimate and let us help you transform your home!

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