Product Review: Sherwin-Williams Paint

Purchasing paint should be easy, but with so many brands, product lines, sheens, all-in-one primer and paint products, colors, and finishes it can get confusing, and the costs of a home improvement project can add up fast. So how can you be sure you’re choosing the right product, from the right brand name to get your project completed and get the most bang for your buck? First, schedule a consultation with the experts. Second, do your research. In this product review, we will be sharing the best benefits of Sherwin Williams paint and coatings.

Sherwin-Williams Paint Products

Sherwin-Williams is the largest producer of exterior and interior paints in the U.S and includes Pratt & Lambert and Thompson Minwax products in their brands. Sherwin-Williams manufacturers a full array of interior and exterior coatings to meet virtually any project application. Sherwin Williams offers quality paints and stains at an affordable price and with more than 3,000 company-owned retail stores that cater to professionals and consumers, and offer a variety of paint supplies and tools, Sherwin Williams is highly rated by its customers.

Sherwin-Williams: One of the Best Rated Paint Brands

With over 150 years of experience manufacturing paints and coatings for various applications, Sherwin-Williams offers the benefit of extensive experience above all else. The brand lines offered are highly rated and reviewed by both homeowners embarking on DIY improvement projects, as well as the professionals. Benefits of choosing Sherwin Williams brands over the competition include:

Cost

With paint, you definitely get what you pay for. Premium paints cost more, but in the long run the consistency offers better overall coverage, therefore saving money on materials. Top paints from Sherwin-Williams such as Duration Home and Emerald collections run around $67-$77 per gallon and offer incredible durability and even coverage in one to two coats.

Quality and Performance

Sherwin-Williams premium paints, like Duration Home, offer excellent coverage and allow for a faster painting process due to its superior flow when brushing and rolling.

Variety

Sherwin Williams offers more than 1,700 colors, so you can rest assured there is a shade for every mood, room, space, and project.

Sherwin-Williams Paint Products

Emerald®

The finest premium interior paint from Sherwin Williams. Emerald® is a paint and primer in one offering superior coverage in only one to two coats. This product hides stains and covers darker colors with ease, providing stunning results with half the effort.

Duration Home®

The perfect paint to protect your walls and surfaces from kids, pets, and general wear and tear. This paint and primer in one covers old stains, and wipes clean with ease without color fading when washing. This product offers better coverage in fewer coats, saving both time and money for your project with outstanding durability to last for years to come.

Cashmere®

This is the perfect paint for the beginner DIY homeowner. Cashmere® offers the easiest application and glides on with ease for an elegant, smooth finish in one swoop. This paint dries with a rich finish that you can see and feel in the end result. Cashmere® offers durability and is scrubbable, making it easy to clean and maintain.

SuperPaint®

This all-in-one paint and primer applies easily and dries quickly offering time-saving benefits with a smooth, long-lasting finish. SuperPaint® offers excellent coverage, so changing colors is easy for updates. This paint offers good durability and is easy to clean.

SuperPaint® with Air Purifying Technology

All the benefits of Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint® with a zero VOC formula to improve air quality one coat at a time. Available in 540 colors, this product is a simple choice for your home.

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. We recently added our second location in Winston-Salem, NC, and service the entire Winston-Salem area, including Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Tabaccoville and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.

 

Flowers Painting Before & After Pictures

Nothing transforms a room like paint. You can take a space from drab to fab in a single day –and it doesn’t cost a fortune compared to other home improvement projects. It’s so fun to see our happy customers after we’ve finished a painting project and we have fun putting together before and after photos to see the transformation.

Choosing a paint color can be tricky though. Flowers Flooring has several resources available to help in your paint selection. You can use Sherwin-Williams virtual paint tool ColorSnap Visualizer, read some of our blogs on color theory, or consult with one of our painting pros during your free in-home estimate.

Before and After Interior Wall Photos

Whether you’re going for a subtle change or a dramatic difference you can achieve it with paint. The entire interior of your home from baseboards and window casings to doors and walls is eligible for a refresh and update. Pro Tip:  If you are replacing flooring, we highly recommend painting before the new floors are installed.

Check out the recent bedroom, home theater, and living room painting before and afters completed by Flowers Painting.

Painting Before and After

Before and After Cabinet and Bookshelf Photos

If you have ever remodeled a kitchen, you know the expense of new cabinets can get steep. That’s why many of our customers contact us to paint out-of-date cabinets rather than foot the expense. Painting kitchen or bathroom cabinets is not only far less expensive, but you also get the added bonus of choosing the exact paint color to fit your style.

Painting cabinets is an art form and takes patience, the right products, and know-how to get a flawless finish. Before you DIY the cabinets in your home, we suggest getting a quote from a professional painting company like Flowers Painting.

Check out the recent cabinet and shelf painting before and afters completed by Flowers Painting.

Painting Before and After

Painting Before and After

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. We recently added our second location in Winston-Salem, NC, and service the entire Winston-Salem area, including Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Tabaccoville and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.

 

How to Estimate the Cost of Hiring a Professional Painter

Painting interior walls is without a doubt one of the most common and simple ways to revive and refresh the look and feel of a home. There are endless possibilities with infinite colors and brands to choose from. But is it a DIY project, or something to hire professionals to do? Knowing what it will cost to hire a professional will help you make the best decision for your painting needs.

3 Things to Know to get an Accurate Estimate

The cost to paint a room is typically based on square footage and can be anywhere from $2-$6 per square foot, and the overall cost to paint a room ranges between $955 to $2,890. To get the most accurate estimate of what it will cost here are 3 things to do to determine.

The Size of the Room

To begin you will need to measure to find the area of the room. By adding the length of each wall, and then multiplying it by the height of the room you will get your total square footage. If ceilings, baseboards or trim will be a part of the paint job, make sure to add that into the coverage area. It’s also important to note that you will need to subtract footage for doors and windows by using the same width by length formula.

The Cost of Paint

The coverage area will determine how much paint will be needed for the project. 1 gallon of paint covers about 400 square feet. Paint costs can range from $20 to $100 per gallon. Prices vary based on type of paint, and also professionals can get paint at lower cost per gallon than homeowners.

Cost of Labor

Labor costs are generally estimated in two ways; either by the coverage area per square foot plus materials, or by the hour. Square footage labor costs can range from $2-$6 per square foot, and hourly labor costs can be $20-$50 an hour. Most professionals however use the coverage area to determine the cost of labor.

Other Costs

There may be additional costs to consider when hiring a professional painter.  These costs can include painting supplies, room preparation such as moving furniture, repairing damaged walls, texturing and cleanup.

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. We recently added our second location in Winston-Salem, NC, and service the entire Winston-Salem area, including Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Tabaccoville and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.

 

 

 

The Truth About White Walls: White Paint Demystified

It is no secret that the most efficient way to add appeal and spruce up your home is a fresh coat of paint. Every year paint manufacturers and interior designers produce a list of the best interior paint trends for the year. For 2021, you may be surprised to learn that the tried and true gray wall is out, and white walls are in —especially if you’re looking to increase the resale value of your home. According to this article from Suzanne Powers Realty group, “Buyers’ color preferences are stronger than ever…cleanliness tops the list of must-haves,” which puts white shades back at the top of the list of best interior paint colors.

White paint seems easy enough to work with, how hard can it be, it’s white? In actuality, the color variations in white can make it very challenging to select the right shade of white paint color.  With various factors affecting the hue’s appearance once on the wall, homeowners should follow these tips to debunk and demystify the challenges of the great white wall.

Selecting Your Shade

Whether you’re looking for classic white, bright white, creamy white, a warm tone, or a cool white, understanding the nuances of undertones, and the lighting situation in the space that you’re painting are two important factors when choosing what shade of white paint to use.

Cool whites with undertones of blue and gray have a crisp, clean appearance, while white with undertones of red and yellow are categorized as warm whites and offer a cozy, relaxed ambiance. While personal preference and decor play a role in deciding which end of the spectrum is best, consider the region you live in, and the lighting of the space suggests the Director of Color Marketing and Design Services for Sherwin-Williams. If you live in an area with a lot of bright, natural light filtering through, you may want to opt for a bright, cool white shade whereas in an area that tends to have colder, gray weather, a warmer tone may be the better choice.

Classic White Walls

It’s hard to go wrong with a classic. Classic whites are favored for their clean, seamlessly blendable look. These shades are perfect for white painted walls, cabinets, doors, trim, or anywhere in the home. They complement a wide range of decor, architecture, and style.

Bright White Paint

The bright whites are ideal for a sleek, modern design. Pure, untinted whites that feel like a cool breath of fresh air. Free of any undertone, a bright white paint is a good choice for spaces that see a range of different lighting throughout the day.

Creamy White

Soft, relaxing, and cozy creamy white paint adds warmth to your room with perfectly creamy, off-white shades. Warm creamy whites offset natural blue tones to give a warmer, cozy feeling to the space.

Prepare to Take Walls to the White Side

When deciding on white interior wall paint, the sheen is just as important as the shade. Depending on the lighting, high gloss will help to brighten up a room, while flat paint with as little sheen as possible absorbs the most light and gives the truest color, but it doesn’t camouflage wear and smudges well. Eggshell or a semi-gloss white paint fit a variety of applications and are trusted, popular choices for interior paint.

White walls are unforgiving, they show every smudge, dent, scratch imaginable, so being properly prepped is crucial to the painting process. Patch any holes or imperfections beforehand. If there are significant stains or uneven color, apply a stain-blocking primer prior to applying the topcoat.

Before committing to a white shade, consider the permanent fixtures like flooring, trim, cabinetry, and light fixtures. The wall color should pull all these elements together

Final Thoughts

Working with a color like white can add a level of sophistication, and its crisp, clean look works well with most decor and in a variety of spaces. When working with predominantly one color, avoid the space becoming boring by adding depth and layers using a variety of textures and pops of color in your furnishings, pillows, artwork, and textiles. Accent walls, colored cabinetry, and interior painted doors are also great ways to play off a white wall for an added area of interest.

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. We recently added our second location in Winston-Salem, NC, and service the entire Winston-Salem area, including Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Tabaccoville and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.