House Painting Tips from Lancaster’s Picky Painters

Painting your home? How about some pro tips from Pete's Paints, Lancaster's Picky Painters.   Choosing to repaint your home is a daunting decision. Who do you hire? What colors should we choose? How much will it cost? How long will it take?   These are good questions that we often address with our customers.    Do your research. At the first thought of a home painting project, establish the scope of your job. Establish a budget and a timeline. Exterior painting can only be performed during warm weather, so plan accordingly because painters are extra busy in that season. Are you also having other contracting work done? Perhaps you have repairs that will need to be addressed. (Bonus: Pete's Paints can do your small repair and remodel projects along with your painting. We can also recommend contractors that we trust). Choose a painter. Get estimates and have frank conversations about your budget, your expectations, and your timeline. Lowest price may not always be best...
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Tune Up Your Kitchen with Cabinet Refinishing

Kitchen upgrades yield a high return on investment in terms of resale value and buyer appeal. Even if you plan to enjoy living in your home for many years, a kitchen makeover can reflect your taste and lifestyle, making your kitchen an inviting oasis or gathering place. The cost of a total kitchen renovation is prohibitive to many, but smaller changes will breathe new life and energy into this important space. Repainting and refinishing kitchen cabinets is a feasible project for many homeowners and brings a delightful outcome. There is great flexibility and value in refinishing your existing cabinets. One can retain the storage and usability of the current cabinets and feel good about sustainability and reducing waste and carbon footprint. Pete's Paints customers may choose the level of finish they desire - from a simple sand and small repairs with full prime and re-paint or a higher level of preparation that will transcend the finished product into factory finish level in appearance...
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New House + Interior Painting = Your Home

So you bought a house... Congratulations! You're a new home owner. The home buying process is fraught with excitement, hope, drama, trepidation, and finally - the long awaited closing. You've moved in, placed your possessions, and have begun to explore your new space. You breathe a sigh of relief , but as you start to settle in, you realize that the paint colors chosen by the previous owner just don't suit you. They don't match your furnishings, they don't take advantage of the lighting, or maybe, the existing paint colors are just plain ugly not to your taste. You can't live with these colors. And you don't have to. You call Pete's Paints... Having decided to make this house truly yours, a custom paint job is in order. Pete's Paints will repair the surface imperfections that happened before you moved in (plus any dings that happened during the move). Sanding, patching, and caulking make your walls, ceilings, and trim ready for your choice of paint...
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