ImageWorks Painting Blog

The 2 Biggest Reasons Why Painting Companies Choose The Most Expensive Paint Brands

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mon, May 06, 2019 @ 05:14 PM

Out on an estimate one Summer day, I presented a homeowner with the bid to repaint her large, turn-of-the-century, 2-story home.  Her eyes skipped by the details and straight to the bottom of the page to my price.  She looked up from her estimate at me and said, "Couldn't we knock a few hundred bucks off of this if you bought the paint at Wal-Mart?  It's all just paint."  

I'm sure there are many of you out there that would agree with her statement, and many others who are shaking their heads while they're reading this.  A great deal of our customers understand the value of using the highest quality products, but some folks are just simply looking for the cheapest price.

For those of you out there who are about to undertake a painting project and don't know why the painting companies that are giving you bids insist on using expensive paint brands...this article is for you.

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Which House Painting Colors Will Be Hot In 2019?

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Sun, Apr 21, 2019 @ 10:35 PM

As we're now well into 2019, one of the most popular topics every year is the painting industry's color-trend forecast, as well as the big paint companies' announcements of their house painting colors of the year.  

And while there doesn't necessarily seem to be a consensus among the experts as to any particular color palette that they expect to be the most popular for the coming year, it's always fun to see which schemes are gaining popularity when it's time to freshen-up the look of our homes -- inside or out.

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Tags: Pittsburgh House Painting, House Painting Pittsburgh, Color Of The Year

ImageWorks Painting Earns 2018 Angie's List Super Service Award

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 @ 02:11 PM

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

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Concrete Polishing vs. Floor Coating - Which Is Right For You?

Posted by Steve Reutzel on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 02:29 PM

When consulting customers on concrete polishing and floor finishes, every meeting begins with an evaluation to determine what floor type, and then which system of that type will best meet the customer’s needs. 

Often I will enter a customer’s facility after being contacted to provide a quote for a specific floor…. they want their concrete polished, or an “inexpensive floor coating” or a decorative coating…. But often what the customer is looking for is not the floor that best fits their needs.  After viewing the condition of the floor, our conversation will cover an array of information gathering questions:

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Tags: Concrete Polishing, Concrete Polishing Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Concrete Polishing

Demand That Your Painting Contractor Background Check and Drug Screen

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mon, Feb 06, 2017 @ 01:29 PM

ImageWorks Painting conducts background checks and drug screenings on all of our qualified employee applicants. Because of this and a variety of other reasons, we turn down the overwhelming majority of our applicants.  Approximately 70% of all those who consent to our process either test positive for banned substances and/or have a felony record revealed during the check.  

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ImageWorks Painting Earns 2016 Angie's List Super Service Award

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 03:47 PM

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Protecting Surfaces & Furnishings When Painting A Room

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Sat, Aug 08, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

If you've ever watched a professional painter at work it is quite amazing that they can put gallons and gallons of paint on the wall without seeming to ever have any spills, errant roller marks, or wandering brush strokes.  

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Tags: Painting A Room, Painting A Room Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Painting A Room

A House Paint Primer For Every Situation

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Sat, Aug 01, 2015 @ 11:55 AM

Everybody loves a one stop shop.  People flock to superstores like Walmart because we can do our banking, get a haircut, file our taxes, get the oil changed in the car, and buy a week's worth of groceries, all under the same roof.  

When we have a home improvement project most of us hit up a big box store because it saves us from having to run all over town picking up supplies.  Very convenient.

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Tags: House Paint Primer, Pittsburgh House Paint Primer, House Paint Primer Pittsburgh

Concrete Sealing Can Save You Thousands In Repair Costs

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

If you've ever had a concrete driveway, sidewalk, or pool deck poured by a professional concrete company then I don't have to tell you how expensive it can be.  They have to prepare the area, build the forms, install reinforcing metal, pour the mix, and then finish it so it looks nice and pretty.

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ImageWorks Painting's 4th Pittsburgh Angie's List Super Service Award

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Sat, May 16, 2015 @ 02:23 PM

We're excited to announce that ImageWorks Painting has received the esteemed 2014 Angie's List Super Service Award.  This represents our 4th consecutive Pittsburgh Angie's List Super Service Award.

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