Old Commercial Building in West Sacramento Gets a New Attitude!

Commercial Painting in the Greater Sacramento Areas

Brooks Painting has been investing more time and resources to do more commercial work in the Davis, Woodland, and Sacramento areas than we have done in the past. Our commercial painting division has seen a considerable amount of growth and work in the last year. We’re enjoying the new working relationships and considerations general contractors have been giving us and look forward to more growth by the end of this year. Our vendors Sherwin-Williams, Kelly-Moore and All Seasons Paint Store have been instrumental in helping us grow our business and resources.

West Sacramento Painting Project

Brooks Painting has just recently painted an existing commercial building for Maclaughlin and Company for their tenant Sac Val in West Sacramento, Ca. Normally Maclaughlin has their buildings painting in a flat finish, but we suggested a low sheen finish like we usually recommend and the Debbie Regan with Maclaughlin and Company just loved the finish and look on this building. In her own words this building was painted so badly last time and she was just amazed what a difference this building looks. Barbara with Sac Val also complimented on how the corporate building just looks great.

Kelly-Moore paints was instrumental in the coating selects and dealing with the peeling issues this building had from poor paint jobs. The building was fully primed with Kel-Bond and top coated with 1245 low sheen. With these before and after shots below you can see how changing the color can give your building a new attitude!

Before / After

Change Your Room’s Look With Crown Molding!

The Benefits of Crown Molding in a Room

Have you always liked the look of the crown molding in your friend’s home? Do you need to add that one missing piece to your home? Crown molding can change the whole look of a room very quickly. If done right it will complete your room’s décor, and give you lasting enjoyment.

Crown molding has been around for a very long time. When you go into older homes built in the early 1900’s, it was a very common place. The nice thing about crown molding is that it goes in most homes, but not all. It can go in a powder bath or master bed. There is really not a room that it can’t spruce up. It goes with paint, wallpaper, faux finish, you name it.

Selecting The Right Design & Molding

One of the nice features of crown molding is the choices. The first choice you need to make is painted or stained. Then you need to choose size. The size of the room and ceiling height play a big part in determining the crown size. Smaller rooms, with lower ceilings shouldn’t have 8” crown molding. Finally you get to choose the fun part, the design. Crown molding comes in many shapes and sizes, so you can really customize your space.

Now that you picked your crown molding, it is time to get it installed.  Brooks Painting will have your crown molding delivered to our shop, and spray 2 coats of a high quality acrylic paint.  After we allow it to dry for a few days, we will come and install it.  Then we will putty the nail holes and caulk the crown to the walls & ceiling.  Then we will touch up the paint, and leave you with a beautiful looking room.

Crown Molding Installation in the Greater Davis Area

Are you ready to change your room’s look?  Call us today at 530-753-5074 and we will provide you with an estimate for installing, prepping, and painting your crown molding.

Sherwin Williams Color of the Year

2014 Color of the Year

Exclusive Plum (SW 6263), a sophisticated violet, is Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2014. The hue, a balance of cool blue and feisty red with a splash of gray, pairs well with a variety of styles to create color schemes suitable for any room.

“This dusky, filtered violet is refined without being stuffy, elegant yet easy, and layered with romantic potential.”
Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing.

Exclusive Plum has an amazing quality and can be adapted for nearly any space, whether used as an accent or for an entire room. Here are some design ideas for Exclusive Plum:

  • For a cozy, masculine look, we recommend pairing this color with accents of copper and well-worn leather.
  • Exclusive Plum can also be layered with gold, gray and white for an elegant, dreamy space.
  • It’s great highlighted against white subway tile and chrome fixtures for a statement space.
  • Pops of magenta and chartreuse can liven up Exclusive Plum for a more energetic space and when paired with creamy whites or other neutrals, the mellow yet purposeful purple can turn any space into a refreshing retreat.

 

H.O.A. Exterior Painting in Progress

Recently Brooks Painting was been awarded an H.O.A. exterior paint job in Vacaville, California. This contract consists of 82 duplex homes that need complete exterior painting. LLW Properties of Vacaville, Ca. had put the request out to a few painting contractors to bid on painting all the exteriors at The Waterford Community. It was close, competitive bidding for the most part. It is great to see contractors adding value to what they do, especially on re-painting an H.O.A community. H.O.A communities take a lot of busy work to complete; there is a lot of behind the scenes stuff that goes on that clients don’t always realize. These behind the scenes services need to come with an added cost to truly provide a service with value and quality application. Posting notices and taking calls from residents is what we do to ensure as many people possible are pleased and happy with the painting and service we provide. Remember, every home you paint is also a potential client as well, and may hire you in the future or recommend your company to people they know.

It’s important for H.O.A. property managers to remember they are not just getting a price to paint some building, but also looking for a company that will represent you and your company well. The quality of service has an effect on both parties involved. You also want to make sure the company you hire has the resources to provide this level of service. It’s important that your selected painting company communicates with the residents and posts notices to make a task this large go smoothly for everyone involved. Providing a point person to take calls is also helpful for residents and provides a level of service assuring that someone is there to answer any questions they may have or take care of any special request one might have.

We currently have finished 42 units in phase 1 in five weeks and have made our client’s believers that not every painting company is the same. We look forward to phase two in the spring and the management company does as well, because sometimes getting these H.O.A painting jobs off and running can be a task in itself.

Colorful Exterior Repaint in Winters CA

Colorful Expression For A Neighborhood

I have a customer in Winters, CA that has a very nice home that is in need of an exterior repaint.  The interior colors are bold, and express the homeowner’s love of color.  So when given the opportunity to select color for the exterior, they went bold again.

The home has siding in the front, wrapping around just a few feet on both sides with stucco everywhere else.  The homeowners chose Kelly-Moore paints and selected a vibrant yellow called Tawny Daylilly for the stucco.  On the siding in the front, they chose an equally vibrant green called Elf Slippers.  The yellow went on all the eaves and the trim color selected was a soft accent color called Cream Cake.  The front door is the kicker, using a wild orange-red called Rebel Red.  Finally, the perfect complimentary color was selected for the decking, which was previously a cedar stain, but was changed to a dark grey solid stain.

The home no longer disappears into the street like all the other homes in the neighborhood.  It makes a statement about the homeowners; vibrant and cheerful.  A one in a million!  It’s not something that I embrace regularly, but every once in a while I work with couples that want to do something out of the ordinary, and for this couple, it was the right choice.