New York, New York (PRWEB) May 20, 2013
The staff at College Works Painting has issued a statement to the press regarding an article about new apps and tools that homeowners can use when it is time to repaint a house’s exterior. According to the piece from Consumer Reports, there are now a number of websites and smartphone apps that an individual can download in anticipation of a painting project. These apps make it easier to select paint colors, figure out how much paint will be necessary for the project, and even show what the home will look like when it gets coated in this new shade.
The Paint Quality Institute has unveiled a paint calculator that helps a homeowner decide exactly how much paint or stain they will need to purchase to complete their project. In years past, homeowners had to estimate, and were often forced to run out to buy more materials to complete their project, or risk having gallons of paint sitting in their garage for years to come. The app takes the guesswork out of painting a home, making it easier to buy just the right amount of paint each time.
Now, major brands like Behr and Valspar are offering tools on their websites that allow a consumer to upload a picture of their home and virtually test out different colors of paint prior to deciding to take the plunge and spread this shade onto the exterior of their property. This app makes it easier for hesitant homeowners to make a paint color change without worrying about feeling regret as they watch an unappealing hue dry on their house.
The team at College Works Painting comments on these new pieces of technology stating, “The color of a home is one of the first things a person notices about that property. For that reason, it’s important to make sure that the color is appealing, and that the homeowner feels comfortable with the shade. In years past, it was often risky to change up a paint color without knowing how it actually looked. Now it’s much easier to add some variety to a house, since a person can get a peek at how the shade will look before they truly make a commitment.”
Other apps allow a homeowner to take a picture of a house color that they find desirable and locate an exact match based on the shades that particular brand of paint offers. Companies like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams are now offering this popular feature. However, painting experts still recommend testing a paint color out on a small portion of siding prior to making a commitment, since shades can look different on a screen than they do in real life.
The professionals at College Works Painting agree with this idea. “There is no substitution for giving a paint shade a try before using it, however these apps are certainly helpful in narrowing down color choices,” College Works Painting conclude.
College Works Painting offers college students the chance to get hands-on experience to help them succeed in the business world. Since 1993, the group has offered students the chance to learn real-life skills that they will need after graduation. The business takes only 500 students out of the nearly 10,000 who apply each year. College Works Painting offers professional and affordable painting services to clients around the country.