How To Find Paint Supplies Guilford Ct

With so many different brands and stores carrying paint supplies it can be overwhelming trying to find the perfect store that offers a good variety at a great value, so we created this article  “How To Find Paint Supplies Guilford Ct” to help with that.

We have been painting contractors for 37 years and have tried practically everything!  If you live in the Connecticut area, I would suggest you try Rings End, they have many locations spread out over Connecticut. Why?  I have been dealing with them for over six years and just to start, the customer service is outstanding!  They also offer the Benjamin Moore line.  The Benjamin Moore line offers the widest variety of paints from the highest quality to contractors grade, and I have to tell you that all the lines are fantastic!

Coronado is one of their newer lines and its a little more economical and high quality!  If you would like a no VOC paint, which I highly reccomend,  try Natura, it’s great!

If you don’t live in the Connecticut area and can’t get to a Rings End, then I suggest locating the largest paint chain in your state and starting there.  The big box retailers like Home Depot do have a nice paint department, but you will not get the same customer service and advice that you will from a smaller and well stocked paint store that only sells paint!

I hope that this article “How To Find Paint Supplies Guilford Ct” was helpful!  Please feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have or for advice on products, we are happy to help you!  Of course if you live in the Connecticut area and would like us to come out to meet with you for a free professional evaluation and estimate of your painting needs we are happy to do so!

Thank you!

Dave Moffitt of Coastline Painters LLC  Office: 203-458-2073 email: coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net  website: http://coastlinepainters.com/

 

What Is No VOC paint in Guilford Ct

First, what are VOCs  in paint? They are Volatile Organic Compounds in house paint.  VOCs are solvents that release into the air for years after the paint is applied, heavily when the paint is drying but VOCs  keep releasing for years after the paint dries.

This article called” What is no Voc paint in Guilford” is intended to give you some information on what VOCs are.  You can also find VOCs in products other then paint, such as home cleansers, glues, adhesives.  Some symptoms of breathing VOCs are headaches and dizziness.   Here is a link to a list of common household products that have VOCs  http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/indoors/voc.htm

VOC or Volatile Organic Compounds are actually chemicals that manufactures use when making house paint, interior home furnishings, personal care products and also in common household cleansers.   The word “Volatile”  means that these chemicals evaporate and infiltrate the air we breathe at just room temperature!  The term “Organic” means that these chemicals are Carbon based, and the phrase “Chemical emissions” refers to VOC’s that evaporate into the air we breathe from these products.

The good news is that major paint manufactures are getting on board and creating paint products with No VOC’s! They recognize that people are very aware of what they buy and are choosing the healthiest product possible!

Major paint companies now produce a line of paint that has no VOCs in it, such as Benjamin Moore’s “Natura” or Behr “Premium”  and Sherwin Williams offers “Harmony”

I hope this article ” What Is No VOC Paint In Guilford Ct” was helpful!  Please do not hesitate to call us if you would like more information or some professional advice or an estimate, please call us!

 

You can reach us by phone at : (203) 458-2073 and also email us at: coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net or visit our website, here is the link: http://coastlinepainters.com/

Keep Healthy!

Dave Moffitt, Coastline Painters LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY USE NON-TOXIC PAINTS?

First, the bad news:
Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air!  According to the EPA our indoor air is listed as one of the top 5 hazards to our health!  A good start to reduce the level of pollution in our indoor air is the type of paint that you have on your walls, doors and trim.
Painting products and finishes are among the leading causes of indoor air pollution!   After you have painted your home, the paints and the finishes continue to release low level toxic emissions into your breathing air for years after the application!  The source of these toxins is VOC’s (Variety of volitile organic compounds) which until recently were essential to the performance of paint.
Now, the good news!
Painting manufactures have caught on and there are many brands out there that offer No Voc based paint.
Benjamin Moore has Pristine Eco Spec and Sherwin Williams has Harmony. These are just a few, if you have a favorite paint brand that you are used to using, chances are they offer a No Voc line of paint and finishes!  These brands are high quality, better for your health and cost effective!
Remember to open a few windows and doors at the end of the day if you have been painting, even for a few minutes will help freshen the air!

5 Biggest “Don’ts” When Choosing an Exterior Color

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Over the years, hundreds of homeowners have asked us for advice when it comes to selecting a color for their home’s exterior.  And since the right color combination for any home depends upon a variety of factors – like architectural style, location, and personal taste – we thought we’d compile our expert’s list of what not to do.  Here goes:

1) Don’t feel bound by tradition.

If you have an older home, feel free to honor the past with an historically accurate color scheme.  But don’t be afraid to upend tradition with exciting results – like using a bold blue or bubblegum pink to dramatize architectural details.  Savvy homeowners in trendy (and even not-so-trendy) neighborhoods know that skillful color usage can disguise design flaws and even boost the overall curb appeal of their home.

2)  Don’t ignore your neighbors.

Strategic color usage can add curb appeal and value (see #1 above), but not if your house becomes the laughingstock of the neighborhood.  A good rule of thumb?  Choose colors that set your house apart, without clashing with nearby buildings.  Likewise, let the house next door give you paint color ideas, but don’t copy your neighbor exactly.

3)  Don’t work against your home’s existing assets.

Every home has some features that won’t be painted, like brick walls, vinyl windows or a natural wooden door.  That said, choose a color scheme that harmonizes with colors already present on your house.

4)  Don’t mess with the laws of physics.

For those of you who missed it in high school science class, Michel Eugene Chevreul invented a 72-part color circle that essentially maps how the brain interprets color.  Taken together with theories on perspective developed by Leonardo DaVinci, Chevreul’s work determined that dark colors seem to shrink objects, while light colors seem to expand them.  The lesson for homeowners?  To make your house seem bigger, stick with lighter exterior hues.

5)  Don’t forget: Less is more.

Even on the most ornate of gingerbread Victorians, using too many colors in your exterior palette can totally overwhelm your house (along with anyone passing by).  Strike a balance by sticking to no more than 3 or 4 complementary shades.

One final tip?  Contact Coastline Painters today for more great color guidance.  We’re ready to help you create the home of your dreams.

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