How To Paint Vinyl Windows

    Tuesday, 06 June 2017 15:53   Blog

Looking to refresh the exterior of your home this season? Painting your vinyl windows is a quick and easy way to add a pop of color to your house, giving it major curb appeal. This project is simple if you have the right tools, but requires a bit of knowledge about vinyl windows and vinyl-safe paint before beginning. We’ll break down the process of how to paint vinyl windows into a few easy-to-follow steps.

From Barn Red to Contemporary Grey

    Wednesday, 31 May 2017 20:37   Blog

The customer picked out the color herself and we think she absolutely NAILED IT! This is a 3-peat customer of ours that recently moved into their new home. They wanted to change out the barn red color for something that was more contemporary. We had 3 neighbors come up while we were painting and said they loved the new look too.

Garage Door Update

    Tuesday, 23 May 2017 14:11   Blog

Truth be told, the garage door takes up a large portion of the face of most homes. Maintain appeal and condition with a fresh coat of paint!

No More Boring Beige

    Thursday, 18 May 2017 14:10   Blog

Before our free color consultant worked with this customer they had a boring cream beige color on the entire house and faded shutters. After our painting they got a completely updated and modern fresh look. We changed the body of the house to a two tone color scheme and the shutters got a glossy deep accented color.They will be able to enjoy their new exterior for 10 plus years to come!

Sharper Impressions' Color Consultant to the Rescue

    Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:07   Blog

Before our customer had a builder two tone color scheme with white trim and faded beige on the siding. Our customer and our color consultant selected a single new modern beige-grey color for the body of the home.  The shutters, front door and garage doors were painted a matching glossy deeper accent color. The neighbors say this is a much more updated feel and cleaner look!

From 90's Blue to Now

    Saturday, 06 May 2017 14:05   Blog

We took this early 1990’s blue color and updated it with the help of our free color consultant.
Our customer really liked how the new black glossy shutters looked against her dark roof.
This is the type of major color change that transformed the outside of our customers house and brought it up to modern design.

A Beautiful House to Come Home To

    Friday, 28 April 2017 14:02   Blog

See the stains under the windows in the before pictures?
We powerwashed and cleaned this house thoroughly and then took the color from a 20 year old faded grey, to a fresh shiny modern beige.
Our customer especially liked how the white trim popped out and the black shutters made it feel more modern.

Dramatic Staircase Transformation

    Friday, 21 April 2017 14:00   Blog

Trade out your white walls for a cozy, warm hue to create an inviting ambiance.

Painted Brick Brings the Wow Factor

    Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:58   Blog

Feast your eyes on this beautiful before & after! The brick was covered with a shade of white for a contemporary, sophisticated appearance.

Kitchen with a Pop of Color

    Monday, 10 April 2017 13:56   Blog

Make your kitchen the hub for entertaining, enjoying a meal, and family conversation this year.  Add a pop of bright, cheery color to enhance your time spent there!

Throwback Thursday: Christmas 1989 vs. Christmas 2016

    Thursday, 06 April 2017 13:55   Blog

We paint the interior of a Country Club this past Christmas season. Check out this Christmas picture from 1989 compared to our finished painting project this year!

Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

    Wednesday, 05 April 2017 13:52   Blog

This is a three-peat customer of ours and a good friend of everyone at our company. The before picture shows the faded builder stained kitchen cabinets. The after picture shows how much a new glossy white cabinet coating can enhance anyone’s kitchen!

Interior Before and After

    Monday, 03 April 2017 13:48   Blog

 Here's a recent interior before & after- the finished look with a touch of blue and some modern updates makes this room hardly recognizable!

Our Office Now Runs on Solar Energy!

    Monday, 03 April 2017 19:49   Blog

Red to White Brick Transformation: Before and After

    Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:33   Blog

This repeat customer met with our in home color consultant. We love how much the white brightened up the house. The timeless satin black on the trim, shutters and doors looks so rich. We matched their black roof shingle to make everything really pop!

Recent Before & After Pictures

    Wednesday, 22 March 2017 20:35   Blog

We had three recent projects that were a lot of fun and we wanted to share the amazing before and after pictures.

Sharper Impressions Spruces Up Holiday In Express

    Thursday, 01 September 2016 09:40   Blog

Continental breakfast and a comfy bed are some of the amenities guests appreciate while staying at a Holiday Inn Express. What is often overlooked is the exterior of the hotel, which is the first impression that a guest will have upon arriving at their destination.

Customer Service – The Sharper Difference

    Monday, 01 August 2016 09:36   Blog

When it comes to customer service, you won’t find a painting company that has the process down like Sharper Impressions Painting.

“We’re proud to push a 96.7 percent customer satisfaction rating,” said Geoff Sharp, Owner and Founder of Sharper Impressions Painting. “Having that kind of satisfaction rating, it makes me, as the owner and founder of this company, feel so proud of what we’re doing each and every day.”

How to Reuse, Recycle and Dispose of Paint Products Safely

    Friday, 01 July 2016 09:34   Blog

So you have just finished painting your home, and you couldn’t be more pleased with how it all turned out. However, you still have leftover trays of paint, paint thinners and other mixtures that you can’t put back in their original containers. Disposing of leftover painting materials can be a bit of a challenge, due to the toxic nature of the chemicals in paints.

House Painted in 2 Minutes From A Drone’s Perspective

    Friday, 01 July 2016 09:25   Blog

If you’ve had your home painted by us, you’ve seen our painters on the ladders, reaching those high peaks, but now you can see what it’s like to paint a house from a bird’s eye view. Not only that but you can experience an entire Sharper Impressions Painting project in only two minutes!

New coat of paint freshens up popular Columbus bar

    Sunday, 01 May 2016 09:24   Blog

When we get a commercial project, it is our duty to leave the business looking 110 percent better than it did when we started. At Bernard’s, we added personality and sharpness to the interior of the building with a fresh coat of paint and the results were great!

If you are unfamiliar with Columbus, Bernard’s is a popular bar located on High Street, the busiest road in town that is a block down from the convention center. If you are looking for a great spot to watch a game, grab some lunch or drink with buddies until the bars shut down, Bernard’s has you covered.

Meet Tia, our color consultant here at Sharper Impressions Painting

    Friday, 01 April 2016 09:15   Blog

You know that you want to paint the interior or exterior of your home, but you might not know the exact color that’s right for you. That’s where our color consultant, Tia Kellner, comes in to save the day!

Tia is one of our wonderful team of color consultants who meet with new customers when they decide it’s time for a new coat of paint for their home.

Transform Your Room With a Change of Color

    Wednesday, 02 March 2016 09:14   Blog

We all have that one room in our house that just feels much smaller than it really is. Maybe it’s your living room, master bedroom or dining room. Whichever room it happens to be, there are solutions for making your tiny room feel larger, and color is a great variable to change your perspective.

How to know your home is ready for a paint job

    Thursday, 18 February 2016 09:08   Blog

We already know the many advantages of giving your home a nice new coat of paint. It enhances the curb appeal, gives it a fresh new look, and helps to lift the mood of the whole neighborhood. And it's not just about aesthetics. The most important reason to paint your home is to protect the walls, wood and trim, and extend the life of your beloved property.

Importance of Power Washing for Painting Home Exteriors

    Tuesday, 16 February 2016 09:07   Blog

Now that winter is drawing to a close and spring is on its way, the chances are that the exterior of your home is looking a little the worse for wear. Strong winds, snow, rain and low temperatures can not only leave dirt and damp marks on your paintwork they can also cause chips, cracks and blistering to your paint.

Popular Interior Colors for Spring 2016

    Monday, 08 February 2016 09:03   Blog

Spring is that time of year when everything suddenly feels so very fresh and very bright. The days are growing longer, Mother Nature has shaken off her grey winter plumage and suddenly the world seems renewed. But the bright new spring brings light that also illuminates the nooks and crannies of our homes, reminding us it's time for a spring clean and some home improvements. Perhaps a splash of paint here, or a new color for the main rooms will give your home a new feel, ensuring it's vibrant and ready for the summer - a welcoming space for your family and guests.

Preparing to Refresh Home Exteriors for Spring

    Monday, 08 February 2016 08:57   Blog

While these February days are wet and wintery in most places, and particularly snowy in more northern areas, spring will be with us before you know it. Especially if you believe the predictions of one Punxsutawney Phil. And of course, as those first rays of of springtime sunshine caress your house, they'll be highlighting the damage and dirt that winter has left on your walls, windowsills and gutters.

Benefits of using a color consultant when choosing colors

    Thursday, 28 January 2016 08:55   Blog

We've all had that feeling of envy when perusing a magazine or watching a movie and seeing a fabulous space or home. "I wish I could make my hall or living space look like that," you say to yourself. You may even go down to the local hardware store, grab some paint and accessories and try to recreate these sumptuous spaces yourself. Well the chances are you won't get the effects you're looking for. The truth is, transforming a space isn't just a case of throwing up a coat of paint and hoping for the best. What you need is the professional touch - in most cases this means taking on a color consultant.

The benefits of hiring a professional painter

    Thursday, 28 January 2016 08:53   Blog

There are certain tasks and chores in life that few of us would think about carrying out on our own - fitting a new engine into the car, re-wiring your home's electrical system, cutting down a 60-foot tree in the garden or tiling the roof. When such jobs need doing, we tend to call a professional, knowing they've got the tools and experience to do the job properly, safely and efficiently. So it seems strange that so many people think that house painting and home decorating is something they can do themselves and expect a good result, even if the last time they painted something was in a high school art class.

How to properly prep for interior painting

    Thursday, 28 January 2016 08:51   Blog

We all want a nice finish when we paint our living spaces, but the secret to getting this, has less to do with the painting and more to do with the preparation.

Yes, it seems that the more thorough you are before you get out the brushes and rollers, the better the result you get. So let's look at how you should be prepping your walls for painting, if you're seeking a gorgeous and long-lasting result.

Why it is important to paint before selling your home

    Thursday, 28 January 2016 14:48   Blog

If you're moving houses, you'll want to make a great impression on potential buyers. This is why most people spend weeks cleaning out all the nooks and crannies, sweeping away spider webs, buying cushions and plants to add a welcoming touch, and making sure their pets stay off the furniture. After all, once you've put your property on the market, you want to sell quickly and get the best price you can for your old home.

Color Mistakes To Avoid

    Tuesday, 12 January 2016 14:45   Blog

In previous posts on this blog, we’ve covered numerous color combinations that can make your home sparkle, as well as ways in which you can carefully plan your decorative choices to ensure that different colors flow seamlessly between rooms. But just as important, or perhaps even more crucial, is knowing which color mistakes should be avoided, unless you want your design project to go from effortlessly artistic to a downright fail.

Top Five Home Interior Design Trends For 2016

    Wednesday, 06 January 2016 14:44   Blog

2016 is fast approaching - will redecorating your home’s interior be one of the resolutions you set yourself as you welcome in the new year? If so, these five major interior design trends for the coming twelve months will help you in rejuvenating and upgrading your living space. Enjoy the journey of redecorating anew, but don’t forget to embrace your home’s quirks while incorporating one or a few of these definitive styles to maintain a lively home balance.

What To Know About Painting Exteriors In Cold Weather

    Tuesday, 05 January 2016 14:42   Blog

In a country as vast as the United States, weather patterns vary wildly. As we write this, chilly Chicago is buckling down for a chilly winter, and the mercury has already dropped below freezing. Yet, down in the Sunshine State, Florida is still basking in the pleasant high seventies. There’s even a significant difference in temperature between some of Sharper Impressions’ numerous locations. But if you’re facing a cold spell this holiday season and are considering getting some exterior painting done, know that the weather outside can have a big effect on the end result.

How To Spruce Up Your Home’s Interiors For The Holidays

    Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:40   Blog

The holiday season is upon us and, even if you’re not planning on a full home makeover, you might be considering some more minor repainting to give the interior of your property a fresh lease of life. A few quick changes can really make your home sparkle throughout the holidays, both creating a more pleasant environment for you and your family to live in and making a lasting impression on all those guests - both invited and unexpected - you’ll inevitably be hosting during the festive period.

Should You Repaint Your Front Door Or Buy A New One?

    Tuesday, 01 December 2015 14:35   Blog

Your front door is the face of your home. It’s among the first things visitors and passers-by see, and it has the ability to make more of an impression than any other element of your home’s frontage. An outdated front door can make a property look cheap, while one that is worn and lacking proper care can leave people with the same impression of the house as a whole. Keeping your front door in good condition is important to your own everyday enjoyment of and pride in your home, but it becomes even more vital if you’re thinking of selling. The sway that the front door holds over the wider appearance of the property means it can have a drastic impact on the price you end up getting for your home.

When And Why To Replace Rotten Wood

    Tuesday, 01 December 2015 14:34   Blog

The need for some home repair jobs is obvious. If your bathroom’s water system suddenly starts leaking gallons through your kitchen ceiling, you’ll know that something is wrong and needs fixing pronto. But, like a disease that displays no symptoms, rotting wood can lie unnoticed in your home for extended periods of time, only revealing itself when it’s too late. It’s also the kind of issue likely to cause extensive damage, spreading far, wide and quickly. And because your property is likely composed of plenty of wood, rot can even threaten its structural integrity - meaning it might literally destroy your house.

Here’s Why You Should Paint Your Interior Wood Trim White

    Thursday, 12 November 2015 14:32   Blog

Interior wood trim comes in all shapes and sizes, from the simple to the more elaborate, but in the majority of homes it’s just about everywhere. Yet all too often wood trim and molding get overlooked when it’s time to consider how to redecorate - instead, all the focus ends up on the color of the walls, the finishing of the floor, and the designer furnishings and finishing touches that you’ll add to bring out each room’s character.

How to Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger

    Wednesday, 28 October 2015 14:30   Blog

It’s not called ‘the smallest room in the house’ for nothing, and if you have been cursed with a tiny bathroom and are looking for ways to make it seem a little more spacious, read on as this week’s blog will tell you exactly how to do that - all through the artful use of color.

How to Clean Painted Interior Walls

    Monday, 19 October 2015 14:29   Blog

If you’ve recently gone to the time and effort of painting, or hiring someone else to paint the walls in your home, it stands to reason that you want to preserve the result and keep them clean and fresh-looking for as long as possible. But, as any parent will tell you, achieving that in a bustling family home, especially with pre-schoolers around, is far easier said than done. And even if you don’t have a couple of sticky-fingered rugrats tearing around your home, it can be all too easy to accidently leave smudges and scuffs on your walls.

How to Choose the Right Color When Painting Your Kitchen

    Tuesday, 13 October 2015 14:26   Blog

Long gone are the days when the kitchen was thought of as being a sterile, white space. And if you’ve been thinking about giving the heart of your home a makeover, there’s no better time to do it than now. After all, with Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, chances are the family - or at least the designated chef - will be spending even more time than usual in the kitchen. So whether you’ll be the one slaving over a hot stove, or your family traditionally gathers in the kitchen to help, hinder, or eat, you should take advantage of the run up to the holiday season and create a space that makes the winter celebrations even more memorable.

Last Minute Painting Before Winter

    Friday, 09 October 2015 14:24   Blog

At Sharper Impressions Painting, naturally business slows down over the holiday season - after all, most folks’ thoughts turn to the festivities, fun, family and food that accompany Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, rather than to decorating. But what if you’re desperate to have the exterior of your home painted before winter really sets in? Is it even possible to paint during the colder, darker months?

Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Colors for Your Home

    Tuesday, 22 September 2015 14:18   Blog

Deciding that your home needs a makeover and actually getting around to the task in hand can be two very different things. And if you’re slightly prone to procrastination, choosing which paint colors to use can morph into a daunting task if you’re not sure which hues will work best in your rooms.

Repainting Versus Residing your Hardie Board Siding

    Tuesday, 15 September 2015 14:06   Blog

If you have a home covered in hardie board siding, you may have reached a point in its lifecycle where you’re wondering whether or not to replace it completely, or simply repaint over it. Thanks to its cement fiber and sand construction, hardie board siding is especially popular in regions that experience extreme weather conditions. But although it is much loved for its rugged defiance in the face of inclement conditions, that does not mean that it has an infinite life span.

Why You Should Caulk Your Home

    Thursday, 10 September 2015 14:04   Blog

Caulking your home is a must for a number of reasons: it keeps water and cold weather out, helps stop rot, mold and fungus from forming, keeps your heating and maintenance costs down, makes your home look more attractive and better cared for, and even helps paintwork to last longer.

Why You Should Regularly Repaint Your Front Door

    Wednesday, 02 September 2015 13:53   Blog

Your home’s front door, as well as other entry doors, face a great deal of abuse from the elements. Whether they’re being attacked by winter’s harsher climate and are subjected to a battering from rain, hail, snow and sleet, or the scorching summer sun has faded them to a shadow of their former selves, repainting your door is essential if you want to maintain the appearance of your property.

How to Protect your Home During Winter

    Monday, 31 August 2015 13:51   Blog

Harsh winters can really take their toll on your home, especially on its exterior. The good news is that there are a number of steps you can take to limit damage and ensure that your property makes it through to spring as unscathed as possible. So, read on as we take a look at some of the things you can do to protect your home during the winter months.

Do I Really Need Two Coats of Paint?

    Wednesday, 19 August 2015 13:49   Blog

It’s one of the oldest questions in the painting book, and if you’re thinking about embarking upon a paint job and are considering cutting corners and costs by only applying one coat of paint, we urge you to read the rest of this post before making your decision!

Should I Paint or Replace my Aluminum Siding?

    Monday, 10 August 2015 13:48   Blog

When it was first introduced in the 1940s, it didn’t take long for aluminum to replace wood as the go-to siding material of choice for builders and homeowners across the United States. While traditionalists may have turned their noses up, aluminum had several benefits that, at the time, made it an obvious choice for new home builds as well as for replacing old, tired wooden sidings.

How to Choose the Right Sheen of Paint

    Wednesday, 05 August 2015 13:46   Blog

While choosing the colors that you’re going to paint your interior or exterior is often the fun part, there is still one other thing to take into consideration when you’re buying paint, and that is the finish that you choose. It might seem somewhat irrelevant compared to choosing the actual shades but trust us, you really do need to pay attention to the finish as it can have a massive effect on your finished result.

Painting your Home’s Stucco Exterior

    Saturday, 18 July 2015 13:45   Blog

There are a number of reasons why stucco makes such a great choice for the exterior of a building. For a start, it’s long-lasting and an excellent source of protection against the elements, and when properly cared for it is very attractive. But, on the flip side, like any coating, stucco can become dirty or faded over time, and in addition to this it’s also prone to chipping and cracking.

Exterior painting – How hot is too hot to paint?

    Saturday, 18 July 2015 13:45   Blog

Summer has arrived and this means that many of us are spending more time outside and naturally our thoughts turn to getting jobs done, in the yard or on the house perhaps. Summer is hot and dry and a great time to paint but before you pick up that paintbrush, check the nearest thermometer. Because while the bright sunshine highlights dirt or damp stains on outside walls left by the long winter, the summer heat can also affect your paint and the finished result of paint work.

Everything you’ll ever need to know about preparing your home for painting

    Monday, 06 July 2015 13:34   Blog

If you’ve decided your home could use a lick of paint and want to tackle the job yourself, there are a number of ways to make redecorating a smooth process. As with all home improvement tasks, being fully prepared will go a very long way to creating a far more professional-looking end result.

Everything You Need to Know About Staining Your Fence

    Friday, 26 June 2015 13:28   Blog

Let’s be honest, although your fence is an important aspect of your home or property, it’s not one of the most exciting, which is why fences are often neglected by their owners. So if your fence is looking less than lovely, it’s time to think about treating it to a couple of coats of wood stain.

How to Hire a Reputable Painting Contractor in your Town

    Thursday, 25 June 2015 13:25   Blog

While it may be tempting to undertake a painting project yourself, the likelihood of you fervently wishing that you’d hired a professional contractor almost immediately is actually pretty high! Whether you decide to paint your own home simply because you think it will be fun or you are looking to save money, chances are that the novelty will quickly wear off, and your project may even end up costing you more than you expected through your lack of experience.

Tips for creating color flow in your home

    Thursday, 25 June 2015 13:21   Blog

We’d be lying if we said that choosing a color palette that creates flow throughout your entire home is as easy as ABC. After all, deciding on a scheme for just one room can be tricky enough, so ensuring that all the rooms and connecting spaces in your home work together in a cohesive manner can be a daunting task.

How to Check for Wood Rot in your Home

    Wednesday, 24 June 2015 13:19   Blog

We know you’re busy and sometimes it can seem as if there are a million and one little jobs to do around the home. However, while it’s one thing to think “I’ll get around to clearing out the basement next month” or “I really must spray some WD40 on that squeaky gate hinge this weekend”, one thing you really should not be putting off is checking for wood rot. Left unchecked, rotten wood can cause untold damage to your home and, it goes without saying, to your bank balance too.

How to Prepare your Room for Interior Painting

    Wednesday, 24 June 2015 13:15   Blog

So you’ve decided to have your rooms painted to liven up your home. The budget and schedule are planned, and you’ve hand-picked your favorite paint colors and bought some paint rollers and brushes. But before you jump in and start slapping paint on the walls of your home, spare some time to prepare your room. When it comes to interior painting, preparation is one of the most important steps that can make the difference between a well-polished, professional-looking wall or one that ends up blotchy, uneven, or even peeling.

Paint Versus Stain: Which Should You Choose?

    Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:12   Blog

Deciding to paint the outside of your home, or elements in your yard such as decking, fencing or pathways, throws up enough questions of its own. Aside from simply choosing your color palette, you also need to consider the finish you would like, and the suitability of the paint you choose in regards to the surfaces being painted. However, throw the option of staining into the mix and you might feel a little like you’re making life even harder for yourself. But it doesn’t have to be complicated, and when you know the pros and cons of both paint and stain you’ll be far better equipped to make a more informed decision that will leave you as pleased as punch with your newly decorated home or garden.

What You Need to Know About Refinishing Your Wooden Front Door

    Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:07   Blog

Your front door speaks volumes about your home and about the amount of care and attention that you spend on it. It’s all very well having a neatly mown lawn and stylish curtains hanging in the windows, but if your door is looking less than stellar then it’s letting down your home as a whole. So how do you elevate your front door style from shabby and not-so-chic to smart and inviting? Read on and Sharper Impressions Painting will enlighten you.

Why You Should Have Your Home Power Washed

    Monday, 22 June 2015 12:59   Blog

Whether you’re planning on scheduling a paint job in the near future or your home has made it through the winter only to be looking a little worse for wear, power washing is your go-to solution. For starters, if you’re considering a paint job, then you will need to have your home power washed so that new paint will stick to the surfaces. Dirty surfaces (even ones that don’t look particularly grimy) won’t hold the paint securely, and it’s highly likely that all you’ll end up with is a nasty case of mass peeling. It’s important to note that any reputable painter will offer prepping and power washing as standard practice before painting.

How Working with a Color Consultant Can Enhance Your Home

    Monday, 22 June 2015 12:47   Blog

If there's one place where you can truly express your personality and taste, it is in your own home. So choosing colors, for both inside and out, is really something that you should take the time to think about. After all, colors can affect your mood - blues and greens are calming, reds are racy and passionate. Other colors are more associated with typically masculine or feminine traits, some are chosen purely because you love them, while others still are picked for more practical reasons. It all comes down to one simple fact: you need colors you love, that you can live with, and that present your home in its very best light.

How to know when it’s time to paint the exterior of your home.

    Friday, 19 June 2015 12:45   Blog

When you've just emerged from a long cold winter and the days are starting to get longer and brighter, it's customary to start thinking about giving your home a bit of a traditional spring clean. Usually this means beating dust from rugs, scrubbing the kitchen workspaces, polishing the bathroom tiles to a sheen and getting rid of the junk in the basement. Job done!

Why Painting Your Home Will Increase the Chances of Selling It

    Friday, 19 June 2015 12:43   Blog

You’re taking the plunge and you’ve decided to move home. You know the area you want to relocate to, you have your budget worked out, and you’re looking forward to making a brand new start in a new neighborhood. You just have one small issue: you need to sell your current home in order to make the move.

Sharper Impressions Painting earns a Perfect 5-Star Rating with Thumbtack

    Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:36   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting is honored and proud to announce that we have earned a perfect 5-Star rating with Thumbtack.com.

The Thumbtack website allows its users to quickly compare, and then hire the right professional for the job that they need completed. Thumbtack is very thorough in making sure that their contractors have all the proper licensing and insurance. They also make sure that all ratings and reviews are real customers.

How to Professionally Paint a Ceiling

    Wednesday, 13 May 2015 12:21   Blog

There is a right and wrong way to tackle a ceiling painting project. To ensure a flawless ceiling finish, be sure that your paint contractor utilizes a number of the following procedures:

The New PPG Brand!

    Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:19   Blog

For many years now, Sharper Impressions Painting has taken pride in the utilization of the best products for your home and business.

We use only the best paint manufactures. One of our most loyal and best performing paint brands on both the interior and exterior is PPG Industries. You may recognize the Porter, Glidden and Pittsburgh Paint lines from PPG. With the new rebranding campaign, all these established brands are all coming under one paint store roof and one paint name, PPG Paints.

2015 Hot Color Trends for your next painting project!

    Monday, 30 January 2017 12:17   Blog

Selecting a color scheme for your home is a decision making process that should be given a great deal of thought, as it is what will essentially surround you day-in and day-out. Color trends vary from year-to-year, and below are a few projected and recommended selections for 2015 from area color consultants, associated with PPG Porter Paints.

Create Emotion, Depth and Rhythm with Paint

    Friday, 10 April 2015 12:13   Blog

When it was time for Kansas City At Home's writer Kimberly Winter Stern to write an article about creating Emotion, Depth and Rhythm with Paint, she contacted Sharper Impressions Painting founder Geoff Sharp for his input on the topic.

Our Office Face Lift

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:11   Blog

Our Office Face Lift The first quarter of 2015 has been a blitz of upgrades for Sharper Impressions Painting.

We launched a new and improved website. We also released a new app that helps our customers choose paint colors. Something was still missing, however, as we were getting ready to kick off the season. After 10 years of owning our office and warehouse space, we felt that she deserved a bit of a face lift. So, most recently, we refreshed the front two story area with some new signage.

Happy First Day of Spring!

    Friday, 20 March 2015 12:09   Blog

Happy First Day of Spring! Goodbye Old Man Winter! Keep an eye out for our Yard Signs in green grass as our painting season has begun !!

feedONE 2015

    Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:06   Blog

For 3 years, Sharper Impressions Painting has supported feedONE, a charity organization dedicated to the cause of eliminating child hunger and poverty.

In the past, Sharper Impressions Painting has made it a mission to make a difference in our world by devoting funds as well as painting supplies to areas of New Orleans and Haiti that have been devastated by disaster.

Exterior Paint Brand Testing

    Monday, 16 March 2015 11:22   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting knows the importance of testing and reviewing the paints we recommend and apply for our customers. We stay on top of our paint vendors and their materials to provide cutting-edge paints for our customers so that their paint jobs look great and last a long time.

Spring Kick Off!

    Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:12   Blog

The frozen grounds are thawing, temperatures are climbing and clocks are moving forward…yes, Spring is finally within reach. Sharper Impressions Painting did not remain idle during the bitter cold months, but rather spent them diligently preparing for the upcoming painting season.

Our Annual Home & Garden Show Booth was a huge success for 2015!

    Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:09   Blog

Sharper Impression’s Painting is proud to announce the conclusion of our 10th year of involvement in the annual Home and Garden show.

Most of our Managerial staff worked long shifts throughout duration of the show. Homeowners who visited the booth were given the opportunity to obtain information about what’s new at our painting company and were also able to view some new high definition photos of our recent before and after projects.

A Boring Stairwell Transformed

    Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:55   Blog

With the cold winter months still hovering, here at Sharper Impressions Painting we have been putting some creative energy into interior projects. Our most recent interior job was for a repeat customer who has a very fun, artsy approach to her home projects.

Local church’s volunteer paint day

    Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:47   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting recently managed and ran a local church’s volunteer paint day.

40 volunteers showed up at Adventure Church this past Saturday morning to complete seven large rooms with brand new colors. Our loyal paint vendors worked with Sharper and came up with discounted prices on paint, brushes and rollers.

Why High Quality Paint is Best for your Home Interior Painting Project

    Monday, 05 January 2015 10:45   Blog

Decorative interior painting trends and styles change in the blink of an eye. There is one constant, though- product quality and performance levels vary. Here is a guide to selecting appropriate interior paint and why utilizing higher-grade products is always the better option.

Paint Color of the Year

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:40   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting works closely with our paint vendors to keep our customers up to date with your favorite colors. We also stay current on what’s new and trending for your interior and exterior painting needs.

Spring Season is Painting Season!

    Saturday, 03 May 2014 10:30   Blog

Good riddance to the long winter and HELLO spring!

It is time to open our windows and start the warm weather chore list. Let Sharper Impressions Painting simplify your work load this season by providing you with a free quote on any of your interior or exterior painting needs.

Honey honey honey honey honeyyyy!

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:16   Blog

You may recall about 7 years ago, the Sharper Impressions Painting team installed and painted bee boxes near their offices.

After a long and brutal winter, the bee hive has met it's demise.

Window Restoration

    Sunday, 02 March 2014 10:14   Blog

Are your Vinyl or Aluminum windows faded and looking old? We offer a restoration service to make your windows as shiny as your newly painted home!

Summer is Not Over Yet

    Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:06   Blog

Summer is not over yet, my friends! There is still plenty of time to give your home the fresh makeover it needs! Painting is the best way to start. Whether you refresh your home’s exterior with a fresh coat of paint or change your interior color scheme, your options are endless!

Painting is fun! Brought to you by the letter 'Z'

    Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:57   Blog

My name is Sammy Skillz, the official Cartoon Mascot of Sharper Impressions Painting. I am that handsome painter in the bottom left-hand corner of the Sharper Impressions Painting logo.

I wanted to update you on a fun, new painting project we just completed.

Selling your Home – Advice from a Real Estate Stager

    Monday, 10 June 2013 09:45   Blog

If you ask a room full of realtors (hold the jokes) what makes a house sell, you will get one of two answers; location, location, location or price, price, price.  I think there is another answer to that question that may be even more important; condition, condition, condition.

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

    Wednesday, 08 May 2013 09:40   Blog

I had the benefit of living in the Desert Southwest for a time. While there were some things I could do without; scorpions, tarantulas and dust storms to name a few, there were many things that I loved.

Sharper Impressions Painting Joins The Life For Haiti Cause!

    Friday, 03 May 2013 09:38   Blog

Every year, Sharper Impressions Painting donates paint, money and services to a rebuilding effort. In the past we have donated to the Katrina Hurricane rebuilding and the Japanese Tsunami disaster recovery.

This year we have donated new paint to the rebuilding efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that they just simply cannot rebound from.

We were moved by the struggles the rebuilding effort has been experiencing lately, and we felt compelled to donate.

Sammy Skillz… The Cartoon Mascot for Sharper Impressions Painting

    Friday, 03 May 2013 09:32   Blog

See the cartoon guy in the bottom left-hand corner of the Sharper Impressions Painting logo? Well that’s me… Sammy Skillz!

How did I earn Skillz as a last name? Well, I have mad painting skills. So, Sammy Skillz was born.

With this year’s painting season in full go mood, I turned my hat backwards, grabbed my brush and thought I would tell you how I became a dedicated mascot.

Spice up your Kitchen

    Wednesday, 01 May 2013 09:24   Blog

You can read in any magazine or ask a realtor and they will all tell you that the biggest impact you can make on your home is to remodel the kitchen.

I know you are probably thinking that you need to take out a second mortgage to do a nice remodel, but that's not true. You can get a beautiful "new" kitchen at a fraction of the price of a complete remodel.

Spring Time Exterior Painting and Powerwashing Hints – What does my home need for Spring?

    Thursday, 25 April 2013 09:17   Blog

Finally, we can all come out of hibernation and start enjoying Mother Nature outside again.  Spring is finally here!  After firing up the barbecue and planting some fresh flowers around the home, you may notice some weathered areas around the painted surfaces on the exterior of your home.

Spring is Springing…

    Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:14   Blog

It appears as if Spring is finally arriving. After months of cold weather, snow, and gray skies we are finally seeing signs of life, warmer temperatures, and that big, glowing ball in the sky.

Spring is a great time to think about sprucing up the house, especially on the outside. There's nothing like a sunny blooming daffodil to point out how old and tired the exterior of your house may look. A new coat of paint will make your house look clean and fresh.

Creating a Guest Haven

    Monday, 04 March 2013 09:09   Blog

With Spring Break and Summer vacation fast approaching, we will probably all be having family and friends come to stay with us.

For years I really didn't think much about my guest bedroom. It had a functional bed, a dresser, and some empty hangers in the closet. Then I went to stay with a very gracious friend and all of that changed. Upon my arrival home, I turned my guest room into a guest haven.

Fear of Commitment

    Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:00   Blog

People often ask me what the best and worst parts of my job as a color consultant are.

The best part is easy to answer; I love working with people and helping them uncover their hidden color choices. People often start an appointment by telling me that they have no idea what color to choose and that they're not any good at "decorating stuff". However, 99.9% of the time, people do know exactly what they like and they just need a small amount of guidance to get to their perfect color. I love the look on a client's face when they know they've chosen the color that they really wanted all along.

Confessions of a Paintaholic

    Friday, 07 September 2012 08:57   Blog

I have two confessions, Fall is my favorite season and I’m addicted to painting my house.  I enjoy the look, the feel, the smells and the sounds of fall.  The vibrant red, orange, gold and purple of the changing leaves.  The crispness of the cool evening air.  The sound of leaves crunching underfoot.

The Emotion of Color

    Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:47   Blog

Color has the ability to evoke strong emotions in all of us. When we are exposed to color we almost immediately have a feeling about it. Color is probably an even stronger trigger of emotion than sound or smell.

Color can mean different things to different people, but most of us have a similar emotional response. Understanding the emotion of a color can help us pick the right "color emotion" for each room of our home.

A Paint Primer

    Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:40   Blog

Choosing the right paint can be just as important as picking the right color. I've listed the basics of paint below to help you make a confident choice.

The sheen of paint determines the level of glossiness and how much light will reflect off of the paint. The higher gloss paints will tend to show more imperfections of a wall.

What’s Hot in Exterior Paint Colors

    Monday, 02 July 2012 08:39   Blog

It’s that time of year when the kids are out school, the temperatures are climbing and it’s time to look at painting the outside of your house.

Gone are the days of only having 20 or 30 exterior colors to choose from.  Now paint manufacturers are mixing almost their entire palette of colors into exterior paint.  The sky’s the limit, and your HOA board, if you have one.

Decorate with Paint!

    Monday, 02 July 2012 08:38   Blog

Paint can be one of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective decorating tools.  What else can have such a big impact on the look of a room?  To learn how to decorate with paint, read on.

Decorating with paint is actually very simple.  Take a look around the room that you want to change.  Are most of the furnishings and accessories neutral or full of color and pattern?

What to Expect From Your Color Consultation

    Monday, 18 June 2012 08:35   Blog

I've listed a few tips below to help get you ready for your color consultation. Most of all relax and get ready to uncover your color choices.

Rules, We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Rules

    Monday, 18 June 2012 08:30   Blog

Often, customers will tell me that they think that can't paint a room a certain color because of a "rule" that they've heard. I have to paint a small room a light color, or that color isn't appropriate for a dining room or bedroom, etc.

How to Prep Your House for Spring

    Thursday, 01 March 2012 15:42   Blog

Spring is right around the corner! Now is the perfect time to take a look at your home and see what winter weather has done to your house’s exterior. There are several things you may notice: chipping and peeling of the paint, grey spores and mildew growth, caulking popping out of the seams, gutter leaks, and worn stain on decks, fences, pergolas and trellises.

Helpful Tips to Prepare Your Home for this Winter Season

    Wednesday, 02 November 2011 15:39   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting wants to help you protect your home for the winter season. Thanks to a 6 year old paint technology, we are now able to apply most exterior paints and stains in temperatures as low as 35°F, allowing homes to be painted safely much further into the cooler Fall months.

A Message from Sharper Impressions Painting: Buyers Beware

    Tuesday, 13 September 2011 15:37   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting has warned homeowners for years to hire a reputable, sustained painting company when hiring a paint contractor. The decision not to, haunts many homeowners and their wallets.  Take into consideration, the unfortunate case of Debbie B.

Sharper Impressions Painting – Getting a Fresh New Look

    Friday, 09 September 2011 15:19   Blog

Does your home's exterior need a face lift? The most obvious sign that your home needs new paint to protect it from the elements is cracking, flaking and peeling. Take a walk around the outside of your home and examine the siding and trim. If you see one or more areas where it is no longer smooth, it's time to call Sharper Impressions Painting. We can help.

Sharper Impressions Painting – Customer Service Counts

    Friday, 09 September 2011 15:17   Blog

We pride ourselves on giving you good customer service. With nearly 20 years in the painting business, we know how important it is that we do the job right, on time and as quoted. We want you to be happy with your Sharper Impressions experience. We want you to know that we care.

Sharper Impressions Painting Loves Pets

    Friday, 09 September 2011 15:15   Blog

Our painters at Sharper Impressions love pets. We want yours to be safe while we are hard at work repainting your home’s interior. Here are a few tips to prevent any mishaps or health problems when you have your home’s interior repainted.

Sharper Impressions Painting – A Professional Look

    Friday, 09 September 2011 15:14   Blog

One of the advantages to having a Sharper Impressions Painting contractor on the job is that you will be satisfied with the project when we are finished.

Sharper Impressions painters create a professional look by taping off edges and borders. This creates crisp, clean lines. We use drop cloths or tarps to prevent splatters and drips on the surface below.

Sharper Impressions Painting – Planning Ahead for Success

    Friday, 09 September 2011 15:13   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting – Planning Ahead for Success

When preparing your home interior for Sharper Impressions Painting, there are a few things that you can do before we arrive to make things go more smoothly for us so that we can do a better job for you.

Sharper Impressions Painting – Time Is On Your Side

    Friday, 09 September 2011 15:12   Blog

How do you know if you need a professional painting contractor for your home improvement project? If you have a busy lifestyle, finding the time to do it yourself is challenging. Sharper Impressions painters take and meet that challenge every day. We give full time and consideration to your interior painting project. We concentrate on the task at hand so that you don't have to.

Sharper Impressions Painting – Home Interior Projects

    Friday, 09 September 2011 15:08   Blog

If you are contemplating a home interior painting project, you may be wondering if it is something you can tackle yourself or whether you should call in a professional painting contractor. One of the main reasons our clients call Sharper Impressions Painting is because they simply do not have the time, skill or desire to do it and do it well.

Sharper Impressions Painting – Enhance Brick Exteriors With Fresh Trim

    Friday, 09 September 2011 15:07   Blog

Brick exteriors generally need less attention than siding and stucco, but they still need maintenance on their trim and non-brick surfaces. Sharper Impressions Painting uses special painter's mask to tape off the edges on brick exteriors to protect the areas that will not be painted or stained. This gives trim a crisp, professional look you can be proud of for a long time.

Sharper Impressions Painting – Defeating Mold and Mildew

    Friday, 09 September 2011 15:06   Blog

In climates high in humidity you may notice mold and mildew build-up on your home's exterior. Putting two fresh coats of paint on top is not enough to cover the problem and prevent further damage to your home.

Sharper Impressions Painting – Does Your Home Need a Bath?

    Friday, 09 September 2011 15:05   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting will give your home a clean, fresh look. And when we say clean, we mean it. We use an organic power washing solution and diluted bleach to wash away the years of dirt, grime, soot, dust, exhaust and airborne chemicals which eat away at your home's exterior. Sharper Impressions professionals use a tried and true method of power washing to give your home a bath.

Sharper Impressions Painting Offers To Digitally Paint Your House For FREE

    Thursday, 14 July 2011 15:02   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting knows that changing paint colors can sometimes be a very daunting task. As a solution, we now offer to digitally paint our customers homes for FREE. This service allows you to see what your new color choices will look like on your home prior to painting. Having confidence in your color choices eliminates any worry or doubt during the painting process.

Sharper Impressions Painting Offers Father’s Day Discounts to Honor Hardworking Dads

    Thursday, 09 June 2011 14:53   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting knows that Dads work hard all year round, and now that the weather is nice, his household to do list has grown. This year for Father’s Day, show Dad you really care and take some of the load off his shoulders. Hiring a professional paint contractor will not only guarantee great workmanship, but will save Dad days or weeks of sweating and cursing.

How To Hire A Great Paint Contractor

    Tuesday, 31 May 2011 14:45   Blog

Some homeowners have a hard time finding a GREAT painter at a GREAT price. Eliminate the risk by learning the secrets to finding a GREAT painting contractor. Just follow these eight simple guidelines and you’ll hit get a long lasting and great looking paint job at a fair price.

How to know if your house needs painted after a long winter…

    Wednesday, 16 March 2011 14:16   Blog

Flowers starting to sprout above our wet soil, the sun shining as we wash our cars, and people taking leisurely bike rides are all signs that spring is finally here! Outside you now see what Mr. Winter Weather did to your home’s exterior. There are several things you may notice: chipping and peeling of the paint, grey spores and mildew growth, caulking popping out of the seams, gutter leaks, and worn stain on decks, fences, pergolas, swing-sets and trellises.

Sharper Impressions Painting Jump Starts the Season with Annual Conference in New Orleans

    Monday, 28 February 2011 14:08   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana for their annual Paint the Brain conference. This week long trip inspires and trains staff for the upcoming busy season; as the motto for this year’s meeting says it best, it’s all about “shaking the rust off!”

Sharper Impressions Painting Saves Customers Thanksgiving

    Friday, 27 January 2017 14:03   Blog

Around the holidays, people are scrambling around trying to decorate the house and get everything ready for invited (and uninvited) guests. One of our latest projects had the homeowner panicked her home wouldn’t be ready by the time her in-laws got to town for Thanksgiving.

Sharper Impressions Painting Delivers Collected Goods to Local Food Bank to Help this Holiday Season

    Wednesday, 08 December 2010 14:02   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting delivers two truck beds full of collected goods to the local food bank. A local food drive resulted in records amount of food being donated by Sharper staff and other community members to help those in need.

Sharper Impressions Painting Offers Interior Painting Specials before the Holiday Decorating Begins

    Wednesday, 01 December 2010 13:59   Blog

Now that Thanksgiving is over and you’re getting ready to put away the fall decorations in preparation for the remainder of the holiday season, consider what a fresh coat of paint could do for your home. Sharper Impressions Painting works with many homeowners that prefer to get some of the rooms in their home freshened-up before decorating for the holidays.

Sharper Impressions Painting Outlines How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    Tuesday, 19 October 2010 13:57   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting wants to help you protect your home throughout the winter season. Thanks to paint technology, we are now able to apply most exterior paints and stains in temperatures as low as 35°F, allowing homes to be painted much further into cooler months than before.

Sharper Impressions Painting Debuts Customer Review Site

    Wednesday, 13 October 2010 12:47   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting debuts a customer review site where current and future customers can see actual customers before and after pictures and their exact comments about the painting performance.

Sharper Impressions Painting Makes Inc 5000 List for Fourth Consecutive Year

    Friday, 27 August 2010 12:37   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting is thrilled to make the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing private companies for the fourth consecutive year. The company’s continued growth over the past several years has positively affected their placement on the list, and this year is no different, resulting in a closer spot to the top.

Sharper Impressions Painting Rewards Busy Moms during Back-to-School Season

    Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:35   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting wants to reward all those busy moms who have withstood the long summer days with the little rug rats, and deserve a beautiful, newly painted home.

We know it’s a busy time of year with back to school shopping for new school supplies and clothing, so when you are finished spoiling the youngsters why don’t you spoil yourself with a fresh coat of paint!

Sharper Impressions Painting Announces FREE Color Consultations

    Tuesday, 20 July 2010 12:32   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting announces FREE in-home color consultations for any customer who needs the added color selection assistance. This free color consultation includes free sample cans of paint in different colors and small paint brushes. These samples allow the homeowner to try the paint color on small areas of their home to determine which color they like best.

Sharper Impressions Painting Says Goodbye to This Year’s World Cup and Prepares for the 2014 Tournament

    Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:18   Blog

Ahhh… the hangover from a United States loss…And the cruel reality that the World Cup is over.

Sharper Impressions Painting Recalls Favorite, Funny July 4th Project

    Friday, 02 July 2010 12:02   Blog

After 19 years of painting, you are bound to have some funny stories; here’s one of our favorites...

One of our customers really needed her interior painted before her family’s reunion over Fourth of July weekend. She and her husband chose great new colors for their walls; they even utilized our free in home color consultant to pick the perfect colors for their home.

Summer is officially here!!!!!!!

    Monday, 21 June 2010 12:01   Blog

We here at Sharper Impressions Painting are busy painting homes this summer. But, we like to work hard and play hard.

Making copies is not one of the chores around the office that we love. So, in honor of the summer season, we BEACHED UP our beloved copy machine.

Founder Geoff Sharp Answers 5 Frequently Asked Questions

    Thursday, 17 June 2010 11:49   Blog

What is the most important thing to look/ask for from a painting contractor?

REFERENCES, REFERENCES, REFERENCES! Ask for both old and new references to ensure the current quality of work and confirm that the painter has jobs that have lasted a long time.

Sharper Impressions Painting Press Room

    Wednesday, 09 June 2010 11:47   Blog

Check out the latest company headlines by clicking HERE!! Our Press Room also has helpful tips and advice for making your home look beautiful.

Sharper Impressions Painting Announces Lead Safety Certification

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 11:45   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting has earned the Lead Safety Certification for home renovation, repair and painting. This lead safety certification is a new requirement of the EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, for spring 2010. It is imperative if a home is built before 1978, to use a painting contractor who is certified for Lead RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting).

Sharper Impressions Painting Founder Talks Non-Profit Group Involvement

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 11:41   Blog

Below, please enjoy a video of Sharper Impressions Painting Founder, Geoff Sharp, explaining our involvement with the non-profit group PAWS, an animal welfare group that helps save local dogs from euthanasia. We store and provide dog food for local foster dogs and animal shelters.

Extend the Life of a Paint Job with Power Washing

    Thursday, 20 May 2010 11:26   Blog

Power washing (also called pressure washing) is defined as using a machine, wand and water to spray surfaces with high pressured H2O and sometimes chemicals to clean areas.

This is an imperative first step when preparing to paint or stain any part of a home. If a proper cleaning is not completed prior to painting, the new paint won’t stick to the surface and the new paint usually will peel off in big chunks and/or small flakes.

Sharper Impressions Painting Makes Local News for Environmental Efforts

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 11:17   Blog

Local Meteorologist acknowledged the positive impact Sharper Impressions Painting is having on the local bee population. He spoke with Sharper Founder, Geoff Sharp about the company’s efforts, in an attempt to help encourage others to do their best to be environmentally friendly and try to stabilize the local eco-system.

A Furry Friend Visited the Sharper Staff This Week

    Monday, 10 May 2010 11:16   Blog

As a dog friendly workplace, Sharper Impressions Painting is used to four legged furry critters running around the office, but nobody would have expected what showed up earlier this week.

Sharper Impressions Painting stores dog food for the local non-profit Animal Welfare Society and occasionally volunteers will come and pick up extra dog food for the pooches in need. But what came through the back warehouse door surprised all of our staffers…a rascally raccoon!

Summer’s Arrival Brings Several Seasonal Transition Projects

    Tuesday, 04 May 2010 15:57   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting has been helping transition homes from cold, dreary winter weather to warm summer days with several local painting projects. This time of year the most exciting projects for our customers are deck staining. Decks are the perfect spot for friends and family to come together and create great memories. While you sit back and enjoy the sun, we make sure your deck is beautiful, colorful and protected!

Sharper Impressions Painting Uses Bee Boxes to Help Sustain the Local Bee Population

    Wednesday, 07 April 2010 15:56   Blog

The Sharper Impressions Painting office has been embracing the recent warm weather and looking forward to enjoying another great Spring Season. With warmer temperatures finally here and flowers starting to bloom, the Sharper Impressions family was ecstatic to see the escalating problem with Colony Collapse Disorder did not affect their bee population.

Sharper Impressions Painting Enjoys April Fools Day Pranks

    Monday, 05 April 2010 15:54   Blog

The Sharper Impressions Painting Family likes to have fun on April Fools Day. Whether it’s the annual one-upper, or even getting tricked by our paint vendors, Sharper Impressions knows how to laugh and enjoy.

Founder Geoff Sharp was completely caught off guard when one of the manager’s wives called to inform him of her husband’s terrible misfortune; it seemed that his arm was bitten very badly by a dog. Geoff was shocked and concerned until he heard those famous words, “April Fools!” After Sharp’s trick last year, this was clearly sweet revenge. Sharp took the prank in stride and had some fun with it; he bought a bloodied, plastic arm and mailed it to the manager with a warning inside. “Happy April Fools Day. You better watch your back next year…”

How to know if your house needs painted after a long winter…

    Friday, 02 April 2010 15:50   Blog

Birds singing, sun shining, and people out and about are all signs that spring is here. You go outside to enjoy the weather, take a look at your house and can see what Mr. Winter Weather did to your exterior. There are several things you may notice: chipping and peeling, mildew growth, caulking problems, gutter issues, and worn stain on decks, fences, pergolas, swing-sets and trellises; these are all things that could be potentially harmful to your home.

Sharper Impressions Painting Welcomes Steve Gould!!!

    Wednesday, 31 March 2010 15:48   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting is excited to introduce Steve Gould as our newest team member. “I grew up in this area and have lived here all my life,” said Gould. “We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and I want our customers’ homes to fit right in.”

Sharper Impressions Painting Lends a Hand to Local Non-profit

    Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:46   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting donates paint and labor to rejuvenate a local non-profit day camp. “This local non-profit has been helping members of our community for over 100 years,” says Sharper Impressions Painting owner Geoff Sharp. “I thought it was about time we gave something back to help them and the kids.”

Sharper Impressions Painting Broadens Community Outreach to New Orleans

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 15:38   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting presented a check and over 50 gallons of new, environmentally friendly paint, totaling $2000, to the United Way of New Orleans. The United Way, a non-profit organization, works to deliver programs and services that target community needs and provide building blocks for the Katrina rebuilding effort.

Become a fan on facebook

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 15:37   Blog

Sharper Impressions has joined Facebook!

We are now part of the social media network, click HERE to become a fan of Sharper Impressions Painting on Facebook. We will post updates and helpful tips throughout the season to keep your house looking beautiful. We work hard throughout the community and will share all our efforts with you.

Portland, Oregon… Here We Come!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 15:36   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting is happy to announce expansion plans to Portland, OR! We're looking forward to offering our residential and commercial painting services to the West Coast.

Is Your $$ Is Literally Going “Through the Roof”

    Friday, 29 January 2010 15:33   Blog

We’re here to tell you how to stop it!

A little "outside-the-box" thinking goes a long way. Coating your roof and attic ceiling is the easiest, most affordable way to increase your property’s energy efficiency. It’s that simple. Now, imagine how you’d spend the extra cash you’ll save each year with one professional paint job.

Paint-the-Brain 2010 Heads to the Big Easy!

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:30   Blog

We’re counting the days!

This February, the Sharper Impressions Painting team will gather in the great city of New Orleans for our annual meeting, affectionately known as “Paint-the-Brain.”

The Big Give 2009

    Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:26   Blog

Christmas 2009…

This past holiday season was extra special for all of us here at Sharper Impressions Painting. We found out about a wonderful family in our area who was faced with some very tough times. Christmas would not be full of joy for them. Both parents had lost their jobs and things were looking pretty grim. In spite of their troubles, they remained thankful for each other and their health. They put on as happy a face as they could.

Holiday Hosting Deserves a Fresh Coat of Paint

    Saturday, 21 November 2009 15:21   Blog

The next six weeks are an ideal time to give your entertaining spaces an affordable makeover - to update your home in anticipation of a joyous holiday season. A professional paint job is one of the easiest ways to freshen up your home for family and friends and, you are guaranteed to get the best price of the year from your paint contractor.

Should I Paint My House This Fall?

    Tuesday, 27 October 2009 15:19   Blog

Fall Is the Season to Save on Exterior House Painting!

Did you know that planning a professional exterior paint job in the Fall can actually save you more money than any other season? Fall offers unique opportunities to save BIG:

The Sky's the Limit!

    Monday, 05 October 2009 15:17   Blog

Things just got a little greener here at Sharper Impressions Painting... and I’m not talking about a new color of paint. The new skylights installed in our 3,000 square foot office and warehouse are another step we’ve taken to operate our business in a more environmentally friendly way.

Charity Painting Project Leaves a Big "Impression"

    Monday, 28 September 2009 15:16   Blog

Another busy summer comes to a close but before we pack away the bathing suits, I wanted to take a moment to thank some folks for one of the greatest experiences Sharper Impressions Painting had this summer – or any season for that matter.

10 Secrets to Finding a Great Painting Contractor

    Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:07   Blog

For some homeowners, hiring a painting contractor feels like stepping up to the roulette wheel; it’s a gamble with unknown odds. Most give up early on the hope of finding a GREAT painter and a GREAT price. Eliminate the risk by learning the secrets to finding a GREAT painting contractor. Just follow these ten simple guidelines and you’ll hit the jackpot!

Sharper Impressions Painting Makes the Inc. 5000 List… Again!

    Thursday, 26 January 2017 14:59   Blog

Great teamwork everyone! Inc. magazine just released their annual list of the Top 5000 companies in America and we made it for the third year in a row. We are honored to be included in Inc. magazine’s prestigious list for 2009. Our entire team of painting contractors continues to grow our business the old-fashioned way with top-quality service and smart business decisions. We’re proud that these simple ethics have rewarded us with growth and success.

Going Green Without Going Broke

    Tuesday, 14 July 2009 14:55   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting Puts Green Initiatives to Work without Going over Budget

Operating a small painting business – on eco-friendly terms – is something very near and dear to our hearts. We’ve been committed to the philosophy of “reduce, recycle, reuse” for years, but have stepped up our “green” efforts quite a bit in the past year and wanted to share some of our experience with clients and colleagues who’d like to do the same.

Sharper Impressions Painting Gets The Job Done

    Monday, 08 June 2009 14:44   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting Gets the Job Done - A Detailed Look at How They Tackle a House Painting Challenge

Our latest customers knew exactly what they wanted - to update their rural Indiana home from a faded single color stain to three different paint colors on the exterior, trim and doors of their house, deck and boat dock! How cool is that? A boat dock! The challenge: They had their hearts set on matching the paint colors on a house they had seen over 30 miles away!

Is It Time To Paint Your Home?

    Friday, 22 May 2009 14:32   Blog

Are you wondering if it is time to hire a professional paint contractorto repaint your home? Here are a few things to remember when asking this question:

Painting the Exterior of Your Home…Do It Yourself, or Hire a Professional?

    Friday, 01 May 2009 14:17   Blog

Exterior painting is the most cost efficient home remodeling project. You can change the look of your home for a few hundred if you do it yourself… or a little more money if you hire a professional to do the work for you. Below are the steps you need to take if you are planning on taking the challenge of painting your home by yourself.

Should I Paint My Home If I Plan On Selling It?

    Tuesday, 21 April 2009 13:45   Blog

Are you considering selling your home? Should you stay?...or should you go before investing in painting?

A fresh coat of paint is an easy and the most inexpensive way to freshen up and change the look of your home, while also adding value to the possible future sale.

Prudential Realty states in their marketing research that you recoup 75% of a paint job cost if you paint your house 1 – 2 years prior to selling it.

2009 Sharper Impressions Painting Seminar

    Tuesday, 24 March 2009 13:38   Blog

The 2009 Sharper Impressions Painting Annual Painting Seminar

Gearing up for the 2009 year with Sharper Impressions Painting, 18 managers from different areas gathered together for our annual training and spring season kick off seminar. Even with the unfortunate recession of 2008 our SALES were up!

Sharper Impressions Expands to Dallas

    Thursday, 05 March 2009 13:31   Blog

Sharper Impressions Painting, Inc. is proud to announce our expansion into the Northern Dallas area. We are a residential and commercial home painting company whose specialties include exterior house paintinginterior house painting, wood trim, Hardie Plank Siding paintingdeck stainingfence stainingcedar house staining, patio and arbor staining, stucco painting, power washing, minor drywall repair. We are very excited to be painting in McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Allen and surrounding areas such as Richardson, Lewisville and Little Elm.

House Painting In The Fall

    Wednesday, 22 October 2008 13:29   Blog

New technology has now enabled most exterior paints and stains to be applied at temperatures as low as 35°F, allowing homes to be painted much further into cooler months than before.

Painting Green Tips

    Tuesday, 30 September 2008 13:23   Blog

With growing concerns about caring for the earth, Sharper Impressions Painting is continuously looking for new, environmentally-friendly ways to make your home beautiful. If you are looking to make your home a healthier place for your family to live, Sharper Impressions Painting has many options and will find the right paint for you!

How to Choose Exterior House Paint Colors

    Monday, 14 July 2008 13:21   Blog

Listed below is a list of pointers to consider when choosing new exterior paint colors for your home. For more information go to www.sharperimpressionspainting.com or www.voiceofcolor.com

Why Two Coats of Paint are Better Than One

    Tuesday, 24 June 2008 13:13   Blog

Two coats of paint is the minimum that should be applied when painting your home. Typically, one coat of paint won’t give you the solid full color you are looking for. In addition one coat of paint will not provide the durability you are hoping to get out of your newly painted walls. One coat of paint often times is difficult if not impossible to clean up if the walls get dirty on both the interior and exterior of the home.

Choosing the Right Paint Color

    Tuesday, 17 June 2008 13:12   Blog

Choosing a paint color can be one of the most difficult decorating decisions, but with a few tips it’s easy.

One, pick your favorite object in the room it can be a rug, wall art, or a piece of furniture. The colors in this piece will set the scheme for the rest of the room.

Two, pick colors that match that favorite piece and coordinate those.

House Painting Preparation

    Tuesday, 11 March 2008 13:11   Blog

When a person decides to have their house painted they are making an investment in their property that they want to look great and last a long time. It is highly important that the proper steps are taken to prepare and protect your home. Every good paint job is a result of proper preparation. There are several steps in the process that are vital and cannot be overlooked. Otherwise, you will spend more money correcting an improperly prepared home.

How to Hire a Paint Contractor

    Tuesday, 11 March 2008 12:53   Blog

When you decide to get your house painted the painting contractor you choose will make all the difference in the world. There are so many different aspects to choosing a professional painting contractor. I have a few tips that could be helpful in choosing the right contractor to paint your home.

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