Paint-It-Forward 2017

What is Paint-It-Forward?

Paint-It-Forward is a charity program that was founded ten years ago by Joshua Ambrason in Los Angeles California. It helps families and nonprofits in need of a paint job that for some unfortunate reason cannot afford it. Since completing the first painting job ten years ago many painting contractors across the US and Canada have taken Paint-It-Forward to their communities and have reached a goal of over $1,000,000 worth of free painting services and materials. Sunwest Painting has joined the movement; we know that there are hundreds of families and non-profits in desperate need of a paint job and we want to help! We are giving away a $3,500 paint job to a deserving family or nonprofit org in our community. We are excited to transform, beautify, and give back to our community by giving away this paint job.
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The Real Cost of Hiring an Unlicensed Painting Contractor

Trying to find the right painting contractor to work in your house can be overwhelming. Before going online to search for the hundreds of companies listed or calling the number on the flyer you got in the mail – the first “contractors” you call are those that have been recommended by friends and family. When doing so, you may come across one that is unlicensed. Their bid might be much lower than those licensed contractors doing the same work. Although it might sound tempting to save money, hiring an unlicensed contractor may cost you more in the long run.
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Tips For Protecting Your Exterior Commercial Paint Job

Repainting your commercial business depends on four major factors: getting the first job paint done right and using quality paint, choosing the right colors, pressure washing every year, and touch ups. It is recommended for the exterior of a commercial building to be painted every 5-7 years, knowing exactly when to repaint your business will help in maintaining its visual appeal and preserving its value. Below we have listed four major points that will help you in keeping your building looking like new all year long.
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New Year! New Cabinets!

Thinking of new kitchen cabinets for this coming new year? Now you are.. and if you’re like most of us then most likely that’s something that is not in your budget during this holiday season. If your kitchen cabinets are old and outdated and you can’t afford to replace them painting them is the best solution, not only will it give your kitchen a complete new look but it can save you a lot more money than buying new ones. At Sunwest Painting we take great pride in our cabinet work.
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What To Expect During Your Painting Estimate

What can you expect and what should you ask when the estimator arrives? Below are the guidelines we follow to offer our potential customers a detail quote and excellent customer service.
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Painter For A Day

Do you have a small project in mind? Need some remodeling done or just a few touch ups here and there? Maybe a leaky roof or need some shelves to be painted. The best option would be to hire painter for a day.  For 8 hours and a set price you can hire a painter to focus on a specific project or revive your residence without spending thousands of dollars. Painter for a day deals are designed to help you save time and money. Check out the One Day Deal we offer! Read more

Choosing the Right Painting Contractor

Deciding who to hire to paint your home can be as complicated as choosing what color to paint it, or at times it can be even more challenging than that. There are many factors to consider before making the first call and a few others after you’ve met with the estimator. Here’s a short list of what to expect and how to choose the right painting contractor for your painting needs.

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How to Caulk Properly

Everything around us is constantly moving and your walls for example are no exception. Prevention control is a great concept to keep in mind when thinking of the different weather conditions slowly taking a toll on your home. Simple and sometimes inexpensive steps such as a good caulking job can make a great deal of difference.    Caulking helps seal cracks and joints inside or outside of your home, the same cracks that if let be, will allow internal moisture to accumulate and may just be your home’s potential worst enemy. Water seeping to the inside of walls and other small spaces regardless of how small it may be can lead to bigger more costly problems not to mention the seemingly hidden mold build up.  Read more

What is causing my paint to bubble?

We all love bubbles, just not within our paint. Imagine sticking a sticker on a wet table, it gets slimy and slides. The moisture from the table prevents the adhesive of the sticker from sticking right? Not that we want that annoying sticker on our table but bubbling paint has essentially the same concept. Bubbling is due to poor surface preparation and excessive moisture that gets enclosed between the paint and the surface to be painted.   There are different factors that affect your paint and identifying the underlying culprit makes it much easier to fix and prevent future bubbles from forming underneath your paint.
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Should I buy the paint before my painting contractor arrives?

There are many questions to ask before you choose your painting contractor, but what about the questions that arise once you have chosen your contractor in San Jose?  As with other questions, there are options and with options come pros and cons. Let’s explore a few of each.  Read more