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Call the Doctor

When you hire the pros at Paint Doctor’s Painting, you get an entire crew doing all of those difficult painting operations at once with the speed and accuracy that comes with doing the job right the first time every time.

Paint Doctor’s Painting would love to transform your interior spaces with the color of your choosing or give some new curb appeal to your exterior. Call Mike at 541-497-3804.
When you consider the amount of time involved in doing your own paint project compared to hiring the Doctor, we think you will agree. Many property owners significantly underestimate what it takes to wash, prep, caulk, fill, sand, scrape, mask, pack, place, climb, spray, roll, brush, move and do it all again.
However, when you hire the pros at Paint Doctor’s Painting, you get an entire crew that is doing all of these operations at once with the speed and accuracy that comes with doing the job right the first time every day. Rather than having your house in that paint-job-in-process mode for weeks, you can have the whole job completed in a day or two.
Consider also the safety factor. We have the equipment and knowledge to do the job safely. When you consider how each time you move a ladder and reset it you have to get it just right and even then you are climbing, reaching and working off that ladder… Better left to the pros.
Call Mike at 541-497-3804.

In the End

According to Sherwin-Williams, “The end of a hall can be the perfect spot to feature an unexpected hue that might otherwise overpower an entire room. Encourage more than a passing glance by displaying interesting artifacts on a narrow console.”

This is a scaled down version of an accent wall, which can add a lot of interest to a living space without taking over. When you schedule us for your interior paint project, be sure to ask about adding an accent wall.

The colors in this featured project include:

Cabinet Creative

Here’s another idea from the Sherwin-Williams Color Postcard collection: “Give an old cabinet new life with fresh paint. Using a vibrant color inside the hutch will help highlight your collections.”

Here are the colors used for this project:

The Paint Doctor, an Albany, Oregon painting contractor, can help with your creative interior projects.

Cool Exterior Color Idea

Colors in the blue range are often referred to as cool. What do you think of the house featured in the above photo? Can you imagine your house in this cool color scheme? The colors shown are from Sherwin-Williams.

One Color Interior

We like to help our clients figure out different ways to save money on their projects. One thing we suggest for those with rental properties is using one paint throughout the interiors. This helps avoid confusion, speeds the touch up and repair process and saves money on applications.

The most efficient form of this concept is using the same paint on walls, doors and trim. Surprisingly, the trim looks like it is a different shade because of the difference in texture and the added contour of shadow lines. This is an obvious time saver when touching up and repainting the unit.

This approach requires the right choice in paint, especially sheen, but it can provide excellent, long lasting results when done according to the Doctor.

Trade Partners

If you are a general contractor, you understand the importance of your key trade partners. So do we. We get that you have a production schedule and that you have made commitments to your clients.

We get that keeping the schedule is important to you and to the other trades.

We get that you need accurate bids from your trade partners to make profitable and competitive bids.

We get that our crew represents your company when we are on your job site and that professional attire and respectful behavior by your subcontractors is important to your reputation.

We get that cooperation between trade partners keeps the project on track.
We get that you have your system and your sequence.

We know that the success of your business means success and ongoing work for us.

If you are looking for or an experienced, professional, reliable painting contractor to join your team of trade partners, give us a call. 

Pro Finish for T1-11

Schedule Paint Doctors Painting for soon after the siding is installed.

According to the The Engineered Wood Association, real wood surfaced siding comes in several configurations including reverse board and batten, T1-11, and channel groove.

Weather can cause damage to the raw products within a few weeks so schedule Paint Doctors Painting for soon after the siding is installed. The APA recommends an all-acrylic latex house paint system of primer and topcoat.

We know the prep and application techniques to finish your T1-11 type siding for long lasting protection and beauty. Getting proper penetration and thorough coverage requires experience and extra work – often a combination of spray and back rolling because of the texture of the wood fibers.

Repaint should be done before the surface shows deterioration and peeling. If UV and weather damage are present it may take some extra work to get the walls prepped for paint. We can explain these details after looking at your building.

Rustic + Refined

Gracefully giving classic farmhouse design a fresh, modern update, this palette offers hues of blue and green that are both airy and serene … and perfect for pairing to create rooms of respite and retreat.

See the full palette at Sherwin-Williams.

2021 Color of the Year: Urbane Bronze

Tap into nature with a hue whose warmth and comfort breathe down-to-earth tranquility. The Sherwin-Williams 2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze, captures that simple sophistication every space is searching for.

Find Your Sanctuary

Now more than ever, our homes have become the backdrop to our lives, reminding us that the moments worth cherishing have always been right in front of us. As we’re looking to create the ultimate retreat for reflection and renewal, we’re turning to a hue whose natural simplicity and nature-inspired energy cultivate a sense of calm from the ground up.

Rooted in Nature

The trend for biophilia continues to shape our spaces, proving that nature is never far away. Urbane Bronze might be a color rooted in nature, but it also has a unique ability to ground a room through organic appeal. Whether it’s accentuating window trims or accent walls, this warm hue draws from nature for a feeling of relaxation and serenity. It also works well with other biophilic elements including, light-filled spaces and foliage.

Coordinating Colors & Materials

Bold and understated, our Color of the Year is the new neutral that can be used wherever and however. Pair it with other warm neutrals and bone whites, like Modern Gray, to create an updated take on minimalism. If you want to bring in more color, modern greens, like Messenger Bag, can be introduced to add a hint of bolder style. Complete either look with natural materials like wood finishes, stone accents, and mixed metals that tie these earthy neutrals back to their nature-inspired roots.

Sheen

When you are choosing your paint color be prepared to the answer the question of sheen, which is how shiny of dull you want your finished product. High-sheen (glossy) surfaces are typically easier to keep clean. These paint formulations traditionally produce the toughest and most stain-resistant finishes – that’s why high-gloss finishes are common in bathrooms, high-traffic areas and kids’ rooms. On the down side, glossy surfaces draw attention to even the smallest flaws in the texture of the wall. If the intention is to hide or downplay a space, high-sheen paint should be avoided.

Most brands of paint come in several sheens, and both latex and oil-based paints are available in different sheen levels. Gloss sheens have the highest light-reflective characteristics. Next are semigloss sheens; then satin, eggshell, or low-lustre sheens; and then flat or matte sheens.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Upgrading your kitchen with some vibrant color changes is a trend these days. A change in color scheme can make a big difference. Check out some cabinet project information at Sherwin-Williams.

Call the Paint Doctor for professional help because this project comes with a WARNING: Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.

After removing the hardware, we recommend that the cabinets be thoroughly cleaned with a good cleaner degreaser to remove all grease and oils that normally buildup on kitchen cabinetry over time. Once cleaned, we recommend applying a test sample of Extreme Bond Primer in an inconspicuous area.

Let the primer dry at least 24 hours and sand again using a “very fine” grit sandpaper. Gently smooth out the primer coat, then wipe the primed cabinets with a damp cloth to remove any debris before applying your first coat of paint.

Using a 1″ or a 1½” angled brush, first apply paint to the recessed or detailed areas of the cabinet door. Avoid getting brush marks on the flatter and smoother areas. Next, immediately paint the remaining flat areas of the door using a mini roller. Gently roll over any overlapping brush marks or paint drips to smooth the surface.

Let your first coat dry for about 24-48 hours, then apply a second coat in the same manner. Again, wait 24-48 hours and once the second coat is dry, you can reinstall your existing hardware, or add new hardware to complete the makeover.