Posted by & filed under Interior Painting.

It all starts with choosing the right color scheme for your interior. It not only requires a certain amount of creativity and imagination but also someone who is experienced and skilled in paying keen attention to details. But of course more is involved than having a rough idea about the paint color to have a positive result. Many colors will look good as long as they are applied in the right manner. However, the best paint jobs result from looking at your interior space with a keen and critical eye.

Professional painters can also be used as design consultants.  They can help you choose the right color scheme to match your aesthetic and give your home that exact feeling your looking for. C.E.T. Painting  is a fully licensed painting firm with professional painters that excel in interior, exterior and commercial painting. If you reside around Ossining, NY and have decided to do some paint job to your house, look no further than C.E.T. Painting.  You can rest assured that we will make sure to protect your furniture and floors while we work.

At times, you may want to do the painting yourself rather than choosing a painting contractor.  Our experts’ advice before embarking on any paint job is that you should have proper interior preparations. Take your time to create a working list which will serve as a valuable and helpful reference during the project. Doing this will save you hours of frustrations as well as the avoidance of setbacks. The next step you should take is protecting your furniture, wall plates, and your floor:

Furniture Protection

It is essential to move furniture out of your way while painting. Pro painters’ advice is that you should move furniture out of the room or alternatively, move them towards the center of the room. It is crucial that they are far from the walls. You risk damaging your furniture if you fail to do this. Also be cautious when dealing with the bathroom. Make sure you protect the sides of the toilet tank. Use painter’s plastic to cover the furniture. It is advisable to completely remove items that are vulnerable to paint.

Remove Wall Plates

Removing furniture from the walls will expose outlet covers and wall switches. Remove them along with return and vent covers. Be keen to avoid pulling loose or tearing the drywall surface paper.

Floor Protection

Layout floor coverings in your working areas. If you are painting the walls, provide cover three feet away from the walls. Cover the entire floor if you are painting a ceiling. Canvas drop cloths are the best carpet covers. Unlike plastic, they easily spread out. They also stay put without tape and will not cause the ladder to slip-slide on the carpet. Bunching them along the walls will make sure they do not move. Use dustpans or putty knives to scoop up spills. Laying protection over your wall not only saves your floor, but it also allows you to spread your painting tools if they are constrained to a single place. This will help you work at a faster rate without much restriction while painting.

At C.E.T. Painting we have professionals with years of experience in painting under their belt. Satisfaction of our clients is our mantra. We not only do their paint job within the time specified, but we also do a great job. We take every paint job seriously as if it was our last job. If you are not satisfied with their results, we offer a free paint guarantee which means you will not pay a dime until your paint job expectations are met. Give us a call (914) 615-1415 to make an appointment.

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Buying and selling of properties is one of the biggest investments people make. Just like any other consumer product, the way properties are perceived and presented should be given much consideration. When selling your home or investment property, attention to detail is all that matters. Almost all realtors report that clients are influenced by home staging. In fact, statistics show that most homes which are professionally staged end up bringing around 4% more than the expected price. The National Association of Realtors reports that staged homes, averagely sell 67% faster than un-staged or vacant homes.

Successful home selling requires an objective mindset. Homeowners should put themselves in the buyer’s shoes. This way, they realize that for their home value to improve, they should make a great first impression. Visual psychology plays a crucial role in attracting real estate buyers’ attention. The biggest mistake made by inexperienced real estate agents and home sellers is ignoring visual psychology. Home sellers should take to account that most investors form an opinion about a house within the first 7-10 seconds upon arriving. Distracting them at this point is the last thing you need, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Regardless of what is going on in the real estate market, whenever you want to sell your home, there are two rules to follow which assure a quick sale; make it look amazing and price it well. Your home’s appearance should be flawless regardless of the asking price. Your main objective is to make potential clients envision the property as theirs the moment they walk in. Create a space that will make clients connect emotionally to the house. For you to effectively do this, you must make your home attractive and impersonal to stimulate the client’s visual acuity.

Too many possessions and furniture make it difficult for investors to concentrate on the house for sale. The more they see in a room, the less they process, in other words, they get a stimulus overload. People do not see anything where there is too much to see. Home staging minimizes your home’s weak points and emphasizes on its strengths.  You will want to start with basic repairs and cleaning.

5 Essential Elements of Home Staging

1.  Decluttering

A clutter free home is spaciously presented to potential buyers. It keeps their minds focused on the property. For instance, a closet stuffed with stored items or clothes may convey limited storage. Use the time your home is listed to get rid of stuff that aren’t in use. You may toss, donate or sell rarely used items. Additionally, reduce countertop stored items. Place them in cupboards instead.

2.  Depersonalizing

It is crucial to make a potential buyer imagine themselves living in your house. They shouldn’t be able to discern a lot about the current inhibitors. For this reason, it is vital that trophies, awards, and personal photos are tucked away. Personal effects distract prospective buyers, instead give them the opportunity to visualize their new life in your house.

3.  Furniture positioning

Apart from replacing or removing outdated furnishing, do away with all extra pieces. Break up your sets, the time of matching furniture is long gone. Oversize coffee tables, couches, and chairs have to go. If you can’t substitute them with smaller pieces, dispose of as much as you can.

4.  Color and lighting

Open up draperies and blinds to ensure there is sufficient natural light everywhere in the house. Keep in mind that lighting is very effective in setting a mood.

5.  Applying a fresh coat of paint

This is by far the most important aspect of home staging. Applying a fresh coat of paint complements the home and architecture. Repainting quickly refreshes dull rooms. For the broadest appeal, neutralize strong colors. Extremely bright colors may turn buyers away. Go with blue or neutral green for bathrooms and taupe or beige for living spaces.

Remember, sellers who spend $500 on home staging recover over 300% of the cost when they sell their homes.

If you are staging your home and would like to freshen the paint, give C.E.T. Painting a call.  We offer free estimates and color consultations. Please visit our website or call (914) 615-1415 for an appointment.

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Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining- it’s summer time! Celebrate the glorious weather by hosting an unforgettable picnic. Summer picnics are splendid for spending the day. They also provide an opportunity to flaunt a few recipes that you have crafted over time. You can effortlessly entertain your friends and family if you are well prepared for such an event. The promise of alfresco delights with your loved ones provides the perfect bonding opportunity, especially if you have a newly stained deck that you want to show off. Your picnic is going to be a breeze if you style it well enough.

Let’s take a look at how to host the perfect summer picnic on your newly stained deck. Stained decks add years to the life of healthy outdoor entertainment. They provide an opportunity of soaking up in vitamin D over quality dates with your partner or friends. Before inviting your friends over, plan the party with the following tips.

 

Gather Picnic Items

In addition to picnic baskets, make sure you have other items which will make the party cozy. They include some sort of seating like camping chairs, tables, blankets or folding. You will also have to gather together some plates and utensils; disposable options offer more portability and require less cleanup. Don’t forget to bring along a cooler for your drinks and perishable items.

 

Decorations

Picnics are perfect for bringing together every throw, pillow, blankets, cushions, and towels. Anything soft to lay, sleep, sit or eat on will work perfectly. Make sure you have hanging pieces and some candles and flowers. You may cut the flowers and create mini bunches to scatter around each blanket.

 

Craft Your Menu

When hosting a picnic party, you may choose to have elaborate dishes, but fancy meals are not really a necessity. Keep it simple with foods you can make beforehand which are to transport.The rule of the thumb is to start with appetizers like olives, cheese, and crackers. Make sure you have some salads like corn salad, potato salad and a fruit salad for your vegetarian guests. You may also consider grain-based salads. Do not forget sandwiches which are usually easy to assemble. Consider making hot dogs and burgers if you have a grill at your disposal. You may also be creative and try something unique like making pizza rolls.

Of course, you can’t afford to forget the main course. Pair a few portable side dishes with whatever main course you choose. Such side dishes may include fusilli and couscous, marinated vegetables and coleslaw. Lastly, do not forget desserts. You may serve pear with camembert, berries with whipped cream, cupcakes and cookies.

 

Drinks

A picnic isn’t complete unless it has some refreshing cocktails and drinks. Serve lemonade and iced-tea from big pitchers. If you opt for alcoholic drinks, stick with a glass of wine or light beer.

 

Bring on the entertainment

Bring along some games to work off the meal and keep everyone entertained. Kickball, softball or Frisbees are standard go-tos. Other outdoor games include cornhole, bocce ball and ladder ball. Games that are easy to play on picnic blankets like bingo are also a good idea. Some music will also keep the party going.

C.E.T. Painting is a family business that shares your enjoyment of spending time with family and friends. We appreciate how your important your home is to you. If you have painting, staining or pressure-washing need, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Reach us through our website or call (914) 615-1415 for a free estimate.

Posted by & filed under Residential Painting, Home Renovations.

Regular painting and maintenance of residential and commercial buildings help keep your property in top notch condition. While some homeowners prefer to take matters into their hands and do the painting themselves, often commercial building owners prefer to hire professional contractors. Despite the fact that many homeowners choose to paint their homes themselves, it is advisable to engage the services of a professional painter.

Hiring a professional painter comes with several advantages. For starters; professional painters will never compromise on quality, are artistic and add ingenuity in the job. Besides, hiring one saves you time and energy as you concentrate on other important activities – after all, painting is their livelihood.

Referrals: Whereas friends and family are a good reference point when choosing a painting contractor for your home, it is crucial that you also consult painting contractor’s in your local area. Many choose to use an internet search to find a wide range of painters in their area. ⦁ Angie’s List and ⦁ Home Advisor can be a great resource.

Estimates: Contact at least three painting contractors for an estimate. When they come to your home or business to assess the work, keenly observe each contractor and note the time they take to evaluate the condition your property. A good contractor is never in a hurry and will examine all the cracks and nooks that need fixing. You should feel comfortable asking how big the crew is and their levels of experience. Get the estimate including any additional material needed. Insist on a written quotation, preferably on the company’s letterhead.

References: Ask for references and a list of previous jobs done – every contractor keeps this type of list. If possible, go see a previous job and evaluate how it is holding up.

Process: Find out how they will prepare for the job – before actual painting starts. A good quality job involves smoothening of the surface area to get rid of any rough spots from previous paint jobs. Find out how many coats of paint they are going to apply for the finished product. The estimate should provide a breakdown of the following: brand and model of material, number of coats – primer and paint, labor and a proper description of surface preparation to be carried out.

Credentials: Before you do a contract; vet the contractor’s credentials, ascertain whether the contractor is a member of a professional, trade or local business group. Are they a member of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America? Check their rating with the ⦁ Better Business Bureau. Verify the validity of their contractors license. Cross-check the company with the attorney general’s office for any previous misconduct or unresolved complaints.

Materials: Consult widely on the best paint in the market that can withstand all weather conditions in your local area. Sometimes, a contractor may be promoting paint from some company and might mislead you. Insist on work guarantee, where the contractor bears any responsibility and cost in case the paint chips, flakes, peels off, or fades excessively before a specified period.

Contract: Once satisfied, do a formal contract capturing all important information including contractor’s official name/s, office address, phone numbers, and license number. Have the contractor produce liability and workers’ compensation insurance certificates – remember to retain a copy. You never know, an accident might happen, and one of the crew members could get injured, or your neighbor’s property could be damaged.

Down Payment: Lastly, it is essential to make a modest down payment and withhold the final payment until you are satisfied with the work done.

When you’ve called the rest and are ready to use the best, contact C.E.T. Painting. Let the team with C.E.T. Painting exceed your expectation. For over 10 years, we have had the pleasure of providing exceptional services for both residential and commercial customers. We offer free estimates and color consultations. Please visit our website or call (914) 615-1415 for an appointment.

Posted by & filed under Residential Painting, Interior Painting.

Some people feel that they are equally as qualified to paint a house as the technicians from a professional house painting service. Although it may appear that there is nothing complicated about applying a coat of paint, there is much more to painting than might meet the eye. Thus, why should you trust professional painters? What makes the difference? It all starts with having the proper preparation of the surface. Expert painters know how to properly prepare the home before actually starting the job, and they realize what it requires to do it right. So what are the reasons to trust your project to a professional? Let us discuss six benefits.

Cost

The main reason some homeowners even plan to paint a house themselves is associated with price. Every budget has its unique demands. Between harsh winters and hot summers, our homes are subject to exterior damage and deterioration. Having your home painted is a powerful protection from this potential damage. It is much more cost-effective over time when you decide to get it done right. Not only will you save time, energy, and frustration, but by trusting a professional painter, you can work together to find a scope of work that suits your budget.

Warranty

Generally, experts do their job professionally and provide a warranty of their work. Typical painting guarantees can vary greatly. It is wise, as a homeowner, to be sure you understand precisely what is and is not included in the warranty and what to do if repainting must be done.

Insured and Bonded

Every accredited painting service, no matter where they will work, must be covered and bonded. This protects the property owner, from a loss on the part of the painter or their staff. This provides an extra layer of protection and peace of mind.

Maintenance Reduction

Whenever your home is properly painted by a reputed company, you will notice time and again, that it lasts much longer than when you paint it yourself. By hiring a professional, you benefit from the expert experience and knowledge that can only be gained from years of doing this work. At the end of the day that means you won’t need to redo the work again for a long time. Over time, this means you have a beautiful paint job that is well worth the money.

Quality Work

By trusting a reputable contractor, you’ll be hiring experts who’ll offer you top quality work. When they are finished, you will be pleased at the detail and quality work that can only come from a carefully controlled expert paintbrush.

Time Efficiency

Professional contractors will usually offer you an estimate of the time period it will take to complete the job. While there may be an occasional exceptions, you can expect the work to be done quickly, effectively, and on schedule. A professional is quick to troubleshoot and overcome any obstacles and stay on schedule.

While there are many more reasons, we have highlighted six reasons to trust your project to a professional painting contractor versus do it yourself. However, when choosing the painting contractor, it’s important that you get several estimates. You will want to make sure that you select a painter that not only meets your targeted budget but can offer the quality you are looking for. If the price is not in your budget, ask for options to reduce the overall cost.

C.E.T. Painting in Ossining, NY has been happy to to provide exceptional quality and customer service to our customers throughout Westchester County for over a decade. We offer a number of services in addition to interior and exterior painting that includes pressure washing, home remodeling, and window installation. Please contact us through our website or call (914) 615-1415 for a free estimate.

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When painting a space, frequently the most thought about aspect is what paint color is going to be the perfect choice. You have invested lots of time and careful energy into the decision that will transform your room and home. Color certainly is a crucial step in that transformation but in addition to looking at shades and hues, it is vital to pick out a sheen. It could feel like an unimportant aspect but you’ll be amazed by how much paint sheen could determine performance.

Matte

You’ll find varying degrees of sheen that range from super shiny high gloss to ultimate flat or matte. The interior paint color combinations are achieved by variations of the concentration of resin and pigment. The greater the pigment, the lesser the resin, the flatter the interior paint color. The reason that many people choose to use wall paint colors that are flatter is the fact that they have the ability to mask imperfections in walls or ceiling. Matte interior paint colors are best for areas of your home or business office which see a great deal of action and therefore are more prone to get dings and scratches deeper than on the surface.

Eggshell Enamel and Satin

Eggshell enamel is a stage up from matte within the sheen division. This wall paint color still possess the strength to mask imperfections beneath paint but can better withstand a scrubbing and are more stain resistant. Even though eggshell enamels are better than mattes at sustaining wear and tear, satin finishes are even better at dealing with surface action. When painting a little one’s area, this sheen is the very best irrespective of the interior paint color. This option will hide the wall dents that occur from toys and lively play and can withstand the repeated scrubs from crayon creations and messy hand prints which happen from macaroni and cheese and mud pies.

Semi-Gloss

If you’re looking into house paint colors for the bathroom, kitchen area, or perhaps a rooms molding, semi-gloss sheen could be the best option. Wall paint colors which use this style of sheen are an awesome fit for these areas that are susceptible to messes that are likely to necessitate frequent cleaning. It’s a standard rule that the higher a paints gloss, the better equipped it is really at dealing with repeated cleaning. By deciding upon house paint colors that have a semi-gloss sheen, you are going to have the peace of mind that spaghetti sauce splashes and flying shampoo suds won’t harm the look and feel of your space.

Another role of semi-gloss interior paint is its use in rooms which bathe in sunlight. Having this sheen within the interior paint colors you choose permits the space to become as bright as it can be by maximizing the sunlight as opposed to flat sheens which absorb sunlight. High gloss sheens make colors seem richer than any other finish but keep in mind they should be reserved for surfaces that are blemish free, otherwise, each scratch and bump will be visible. This paint color option is most frequently used on wood surfaces including cupboards and shelving.

Now that you’ve selected your color and sheen, let C.E.T. Painting make that dream project a reality. C.E.T. Painting stands out from the competition thanks to our consistent professionalism, expert painters, our use of leading product brands, and the latest tools and equipment. Contact us for a free estimate. Visit our website for additional information on services we offer or call (914) 615-1415 to make an appointment.

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When it comes to your home, you can’t settle with anything less than perfect. It’s where you live, and because of that, you want it to be amazing. One of the most important things is a house’s paint job. Inside and out, you’ll want your home to look stunning, and we can help you to achieve that. Our C.E.T. Painting team of professional painters have 12 years of experience, and they can do a job like no other painting contractors.

Finding Professional Painters

There are many different painting contractors out there, but how do you find a professional company, like ours? When searching on Google, it’s important to be as specific as possible. For example, if you enter ‘Will you protect my furniture while you’re painting my home in Armonk, NY?’, then Google will give you the most relevant results.
And if you’re wondering, we ensure that your floor and furniture is covered and safe from paint, so the only place the paint will go is on the walls, where it belongs. If you want experts to bring some color to your home, then you’ve come to right place. We take pride in our work, but if you do have any issues or concerns, our two year Make-It- Right Guarantee will ensure that your problems are sorted out. And, since we put it in writing for you, you won’t have to worry at all.

What Makes Us Different?

Do you know why our services are so popular? Well, it’s because we’re not like ordinary painters, you can expect a high level of professionalism. We won’t come to your home at random times and days to our work, like most painting contractors do. Instead, we’ll follow a schedule that suits you, which is how it should be done. Also, our painting team won’t be doing the work alone. They’ll be supervised by the owner, Carlos Tacuri, who
is an expert with many years of experience. So, if any painting problems occur, they will be solved as soon as possible so that the painting can continue. We also offer a number of other services, such as carpentry, window installation, pressure washing and much more.

Why Choose a Professional?

Although painting a room can be easy, there are many reasons why our experts could make a difference. We use a wide range of quality, brand name industrial paints, and there are different types for different purposes. For example, some of them are much better for exterior painting while others are made for interiors. Not only that, but we offer our amazing services for an affordable price, and from all the great reviews we have received, you can see that we’re not only affordable, but experts at what we do. When you consider the fact that you won’t have to buy the tools and paints yourself, you’ll see that our already reasonable prices are better than you thought! So, if you want a professional, affordable painting service that can color your property inside and out properly, then you have come to the right place.
Between our years of experience, quality and value why would you trust your home to anyone else? If you are ready to move forward with your project and want the best results, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free estimate. For more information, visit our website or call (914) 615-1415 to make an appointment.