Following a more official line of thinking this week with a look at the EPA certification that sits on the right hand side of this blog post. You can see that our website displays the official certification stating that we are a Lead-Safe Certified Firm, but do you know what it actually means? Do you know what type of work standards we must maintain to become certified?
Having the Lead-Safe Certification means that we follow safe practices while working on projects in your homes and offices. It’s one way that we make certain we are...
What’s in a name? Shakespeare posed this question to his audience 100’s of years ago. Today we are directing that question towards the paint industry and the crazy names they give to paint colors.
If you’ve recently repainted or begun planning a new paint job you may have discovered that the color names are quite creative and even entertaining to consider.
Examples of paint color names:
Sage – “Calico”
Blue – “Jetstream”
Grey – “Knitting Needles”
This post is a little escape from our normal topic of house and industrial painting to explore an interesting design element of paint commonly referred to as Faux Painting.
“Faux” is a French word meaning “false”. If you’ve ever heard of faux pearls or faux jewels, it simply means that they are man made and not real pearls or jewels. You might choose faux pearls because you want the look of pearls without the expense of the real thing.
So what exactly is Faux Painting?
Faux Painting is an exciting way to...
Heartland Painters is proud to have been a part of the creation of 16 Park, a brand new, affordable apartment complex built in Indianapolis. This complex provides 155 beautiful one, two and three bedroom apartments and townhomes to mixed-income and low-income families in a vibrant downtown community. 16 Park is a shining example of modern and eco-friendly building.
This redevelopment actually required the demolition of 35 older units and replaced them with a well-designed, green complex. This new complex not only provides more units for more...
Have you ever taken stock of everything in your world that you paint? It’s not something that is foremost on our minds all of the time, but it might be fun to take a few moments to think about all of the parts of our world that paint touches.
Painted surfaces have become such a normal part of our environment that we rarely take time to notice them anymore. Paint provides a colorful, protective layer over many objects and buildings that we come into contact every day.
Just looking around your home you may be able to see paint on the...
Heartland Painters Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects business’ consistently high level of customer service
Heartland Painters has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service and health providers.
This award is an honor for Heartland Painters because it is a reflection of our client’s real experiences with our company. We...
Besides the fact that we love to disrupt our normal routines, move all of our furniture around, burn up an afternoon or even a few days and tackle a painting project, why do we do paint? Why is painting the surfaces both inside and outside of our homes desirable? What does paint do?
The most obvious answer to that question is paint makes things prettier and more interesting. New paint can freshen up an old room. It’s not even a question in most people’s minds that a home needs to be painted after one family moves out in order to...
As the snow continues to fly outside our windows, many of us are just now getting everything cleaned up from our end of the year festivities and starting to make plans and resolutions. At the beginning of this New Year do you find your mind turning to being more organized, re-prioritizing and getting a new look for your home or office?
While it may not be the perfect time to begin a painting project, it could be the perfect time to decide on exactly what you want. Out of all of the decisions you will need to make for any painting project,...
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is finally behind us, but the weather is still a little too nasty to really get out to do much, especially to work around the house.
But it is never too early to start planning for the projects that you would like to accomplish later in the year! A good place to start planning is the Indiana Home and Garden Show, January 6- 8, 2012. The show will be presented at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Hall F.
The show will bring home owners together with some of the leading decorators and contractors...
First of all, Holiday Greetings from the Crew here at Heartland Painters. May You and Your Family Enjoy the Best of The Season!
We would like to take a short break from our usual Interior and Exterior Painting posts for some holiday related fun that is still painting related.
Window painting has always been part of the holiday season in my house, and it is a holiday tradition that your family may also find they enjoy. Window painting is usually part of store front holiday displays, but they can also work in the home. They are best if you have...