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Coastal Paint Colors

The Coastal Hues Used On Our Last Big Paint Job Score Major Style Points

When your company employs craftsmen from a variety of disciplines and you cover everything from small handyman jobs to major home renovations, you get a lot of different opinions when you ask about favorite jobs. Here at Coastal Home Pros, Amber loves seeing the glamorous reveal when a major interior renovation is done. Chris enjoys working on exterior projects like new decks and fences. Dave specializes in tile work, and he loves to see kitchen and bath transformations take shape in stone, porcelain, and ceramic. But everyone can agree that a great paint job can be particularly satisfying, especially when the clients pick out a terrific paint palette.

Paint Palette for Coastal Home
This Sherwin Williams palette looks terrific together.

Painting is a Great Way to Refresh a Space

Painting is a quick, easy, and cost-effective way to update your home, and our Coastal Home Pros paint crews are the best in the business. We were recently hired to update a beach home just across the bay from Pensacola. After meticulous prep work to create a flawless surface, we got to start the fun stuff. Our clients picked out the perfect coastal palette from Sherwin Williams–simultaneously serene and seriously stylish, this combo is calming and beautiful.

3 Great Paint Colors

Snowbound” is a beautiful crisp white that looks amazing on the interior trim work. “Rainwater” is a pale greenish blue hue that evokes the ocean and foggy coastal skies. And “Balanced Beige” is a great neutral that we used throughout the common areas of the home.

We Especially Love “Rainwashed” in the Master Bedroom

The entire place looks terrific, and we’re happy to say that our customers are thrilled. Our favorite room in the home is definitely the master bedroom.We can’t tell whether it’s the beautiful light reflecting off that calming greenish hue or the great game selection on the nightstand, but something sure makes this room inviting!

Master bedroom painted in a serene grayish blue shade.
Rainwashed from Sherwin Williams makes a beautiful shade for a master bedroom.

Call Coastal Home Pros For All Your Painting Needs!

At Coastal Home Pros, we’ve got the local experience and expertise to turn your home into a stylish retreat. Repairs, renovations, general maintenance, exterior updates, and painting…we can do it all with professionalism and panache! Give us a call today for a free estimate!

Selling a Home

Coastal Home Pros Can Help Make Your Property Shine

If you’ve ever sold a home before, you already know how important it is to clear out unnecessary junk and keep the place sparkling. Your home should present a fresh and clean face to potential buyers–you want them to be able too see themselves in the space. If your decor has too much personality (or too much clutter), they may not be able to visualize how their own style will work in the space. 

Our Handyman Services Can Help You Get Your Property In Tip Top Shape

Even if your home is clean and relatively neutral, you can still take steps to maximize your “sell-ability.” Choosy buyers want to know that your home is well-maintained. Simple things like sticking doors, burnt out light bulbs, missing or non-functional hardware, and dripping faucets can really turn a buyer off. Investing a little time up front to make sure everything is in good repair can save you big money when it’s time to move your home.

Start With Paint

If you’re drawn to assertive and eclectic color palettes and your walls reflect your penchant for bright and bold, you’ve probably been advised to paint by a realtor or a nosy neighbor. But even if your interiors are already relatively neutral, painting can be a great pre-listing move. Chipped trim and dingy walls full of nail holes just don’t inspire the love. And when you’re looking to move real estate fast, you want every buyer to fall in love with your home.

This house may seem charming and appealing, but according to Zillow, you should think twice before choosing yellow paint.

Zillow Paint Analysis Shows Clear Trends

In 2018, Zillow published their Paint Color Analysis with insights from over 135,000 sold home photos. Perhaps unsurprisingly, their sales price analysis showed a sales price premium for homes with cool, neutral paint colors. When it comes to bathrooms, pale grayish blue reigns supreme, while living spaces seem to demand a warm-toned neutrals. A red kitchen is a no-no, as is a brown dining room and a yellow exterior (yellow homes sold for roughly $3,400 less, on average). Perhaps the most surprising paint color insight from Zillow’s study? A black or charcoal gray door can add over $6,000 to the average sales price of a home! 

Call a Pro to Help You Knock Out the To-Do List

To Do List for Home Maintenance
Let Coastal Home Pros help you with your list!

Once you’ve got the paint situation under control, it’s time to think about some other details. Everybody who owns a home has a never-ending to-do list…fix the screen door, change the can light in the vaulted ceiling, replace the running toilet in the upstairs bathroom. When you’re busy with work and family, that list often seems to keep growing and growing! Whatever is on your list, you’ll want to cross everything off before you put your home on the market. Don’t miss your chance to make a great first impression on potential buyers!

Set Your Home Up For Success With Some Professional Help

If you’re thinking of sticking that For Sale sign in your yard, think about calling Coastal Home Pros first. Selling your home can be a process full of headaches and hassles, but we can help shorten that to-do list! We’ve got expert teams that can tackle everything from painting and minor repairs to major construction and renovation. We can help you at every step of the way–from getting your home in showcase condition to addressing any issues that crop up on inspection reports. The real estate market is hot here in the Panhandle and Emerald Coast. If you’re ready to list your home, we’d love to help! Call us today to schedule a free estimate!

Paint Cans

Pro Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Exterior Paint Job

We know we’re lucky to live here in the Florida Panhandle. If you have a home here, you know how wonderful coastal life can be. Yet the very things that make life here so lovely – sun, salt, and that warm ocean breeze – can wreak havoc on your home. Here at Coastal Home Pros, we know that as your home’s first line of defense, exterior paint is particularly vulnerable to the ravages of the coastal climate. When it’s time to repaint your home, it’s worth seeking out a local painting contractor. Our expert knowledge of the unique challenges and conditions in our area can save you time, money, and heartache down the road

REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

Even the best painting contractor can’t work miracles. If you’re lucky enough to live in our coastal area, you probably already know that the exterior of your home will need more frequent maintenance. Our expert planning, preparation, quality materials, and solid workmanship can help, but nothing can permanently delay the effects of sun, salt, moisture, and wind. 

SOLAR EFFECTS

Homeowners in coastal Florida are used to the sun’s strong rays, and most of us know how to take cover. Shade, protective clothing or hats, and sunscreen protect us when we’re outside in the summer. Just like human skin that burns with too much direct exposure, the paint on our homes also suffers from too much direct sunlight. Sun-related issues fall into a few categories: 

Bleaching  – Ultraviolet rays in sunlight break down the chemical compounds in paint, causing fading and paint failure. Dark colors are more likely to fade, but the UV rays can also turn crisp whites yellow. 

Bubbling or Blistering – Like skin that blisters with a bad sunburn, your exterior paint can actually bubble or blister. The paint becomes so hot that it begins to boil. When the bubbles pop, the surface beneath the paint becomes exposed to the elements. When this happens, you should take steps to repair it immediately. South-facing doors in coastal Florida are particularly vulnerable to this problem. They will often require extra prep work when it’s time to repaint.

Chalking – The dehydrating effect of the sun can cause chemicals to rise to the surface, leaving a powdery white film on top of the paint. Using high quality primer and paint can delay this chalking effect somewhat.

WIND, MOISTURE, SAND, & SALT 

That wonderful breeze blowing in from the ocean brings moisture, sand, and salt to your exterior surfaces. Exterior paint can fade, peel and chip as a result of constant exposure to salt water. #Saltlife may be a popular hashtag for aspiring beach bums all over the country, but your house doesn’t appreciate the barrage of sodium. Salt crystals build up on the surface of the paint, and sand particles carried on the wind can add insult to injury. And it’s not just minerals that attack your home’s exterior surfaces. The humidity that’s pervasive to the Emerald Coast causes its own set of problems. Moisture build-up causes mold and mildew to grow rapidly, and increases the likelihood of rot and decay.  

Stay vigilant

Homes located right on the ocean should realistically expect annual or biennial maintenance to painted surfaces. The most important thing to do is to make sure that your paint job is done right the first time. Hiring an expert local painting contractor like Coastal Home Pros is your best first step. Once the job is done, monitor your house vigilantly, and catch any damage early. Careful and frequent inspections of coastal home exteriors can help prevent costly repairs. Contact us today to get started. We can make your house dreams a reality!