Amazing colors at Walton Road, Maplewood, New Jersey

Check out the amazing colors on this home painted by Rutgers Painting in June 2013!  The siding color, Hale Navy HC-154, has gotten a lot of attention as the shutter color on another house we painted, and the bright lemon yellow door was exactly the right choice to add a modern twist to this Maplewood, […]

History: Dutch Boy Lead

Here’s a great old promotional button from Dutch Boy featuring their lead paint.  Dutch Boy had a lot of great advertising and promotions and many of them have lasted through the years.  Back then, everybody knew lead paint lasted a long time!  What they didn’t know is how dangerous the lead would be as it […]

Inspiration: Inviting Colonial

This center-hall colonial in Glen Ridge is exactly the kind of home that comes to mind when you think of New Jersey.  Its cheerful yellow siding is matched with a bright red door and deep green shutters.  The homeowner was smart to choose Permanent Paint because mildew and dust can take a toll on light colored homes, making them […]

Finishing Touches: House Numbers

A great paint job will keep your home protected and looking great, but it’s the finishing touches like house numbers that can really make it personal.  And let’s face it, the old house numbers may not shine like they used to – especially with a fresh coat of paint behind them.  Here are a few ideas we […]

Attention to detail is critical during sanding on this Essex Fells home.

        Good preparation and a clean, solid base is critical in making a paint job last.  Sanding is underway at this Essex Fells home that features great architectural details like the corbel pictured above.  Sanding the corbel and the surrounding soffit to bare wood ensures a great surface for bonding primer application. […]

Welcome Home: Shades of yellow for front doors

  If you’re looking for a cheerful, welcoming pop of color each time you come home, you might want to consider one of the bright yellows that are showing up on many front doors.  The front door is a great place to showcase color because it’s highly visible, but is fairly easy to switch-up down the road if […]