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June 29, 2022

Our Top 7 Exterior Painting Tips

Few home-maintenance projects are as important as exterior painting because paint and caulking form the first line of defense against rain, snow, and ice. A nice paint job will improve the curb appeal and resale value of your home, too. You want to repair and repaint as soon as you notice paint starting […]
May 25, 2022

Exterior Updates to Boost Your Home’s Value

They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to houses, most first impressions are taken at face value. How the exterior of your home is cared for speaks volumes about how the rest of your home is maintained. Making simple updates to your home’s exterior […]
April 29, 2022

4 Steps to Home Cleaning & Repairs

Spring is an excellent time to deep clean your home, both inside and out. It’s also a great time to take care of any necessary repairs, as well as perform routine maintenance tasks and update any parts of your home that need attention. By staying on top of these tasks, […]
April 21, 2022

Care and Upkeep of Your Cedar Shake Siding: Tips from the Pros

Your cedar shake siding is a beautiful and important part of your home. It adds character and curb appeal, and it can last for many years with the right care. Over time, your siding’s exposure to the elements will naturally wear down the protective barriers which will need care and […]
April 5, 2022

The Benefits of Reconditioning Your T1-11 Siding

An often-used siding type for homes in Olympia and Tacoma is T1-11 siding which has been used for quite some time since the 60s. Due to the cost-effective nature as well as the fast and easy installation of the materials, many homes have been built recently with T1-11 siding.  While […]
March 29, 2022

Painting 101: Essential Paint Terms

A paint glossary is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn about the different paint terms and definitions used in the painting industry. Any homeowner planning a painting project will benefit by understanding these terms commonly used by their local painting company. While definitions are helpful, understanding what […]
March 20, 2022

10 Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Tips

As the weather begins to change and the days get longer, spring maintenance becomes a priority. For Olympia and Tacoma homeowners this is especially true. By taking care of some necessary tasks now, you can help ensure that your home functions well and looks great all season long!  There are […]
March 15, 2022

Top Professional Painting FAQs

Over the years, we’ve answered thousands of questions from homeowners regarding their painting projects. After painting so many homes – we’ve been painting houses in Thurston County and Pierce County for over 40 years! – we’re familiar with many of the questions people may have when hiring us to do […]
January 31, 2022

What You Should Know About Painting Your Home’s Interior Yourself

It is not uncommon for homeowners to tackle DIY projects around their homes to make their space updated and more appealing. When it comes to painting projects, some Olympia and Tacoma homeowners may feel that they are skilled enough and have the knowledge and the tools to complete interior painting […]
January 20, 2022

Interior Surfaces: Removing Wallpaper

Next up in our series on interior surfaces, we want to give you the scoop on removing wallpaper. If you missed our first blog about interior surfaces, you can read about the different options for renovating the interior surfaces in your space.  If you’re looking to transition to a new interior […]
January 12, 2022

The Best of South Sound

Supporting local businesses and helping our community thrive is important to us. That is why we have dedicated this blog post exclusively to sharing about how you can participate in South Sound Magazine’s The Best of The South Sound! What is Best of South Sound? As an annual tradition in […]
December 18, 2021

Interior Surfaces – Drywall

Continuing our interior surfaces blog series, we take a detailed look at drywall, its characteristics, and the many functions it performs. Before reading further, if you missed our first blog about interior surfaces, you can read more about what your options are as well as learn more about what is […]
December 7, 2021

Winter Maintenance for Your Home

The winter months are a time of year when keeping up with home maintenance tasks is crucial. Some homeowners forgo home repairs during the cold, wet months assuming home projects can be put off until spring arrives. It’s important to remember that the rainy months we see in Olympia and […]
November 28, 2021

How to Use the Colors of the Year to Update Your Home

As the year draws to a close, many homeowners look forward to the new year for new beginnings. When it comes to keeping your home up-to-date, new color trends can be a fun and budget-friendly option to embrace a new year in your home. Whether you are looking to spruce […]
September 10, 2021

Painting Terms for Homeowners to Know

Let’s say you have recently decided to have your home painted. You’ve begun to do some research regarding the best options about how to best complete your painting project. The more research you do, the more you see unfamiliar words that you don’t really know. Natural-bristle, caulking, eggshell, masking, nap, […]
May 17, 2021

Why is my paint fading?

Have you looked at your home’s exterior and thought, “Why is my paint fading?” Naturally, the elements like sun and wind wear down a paint’s finish, but to what extent and what can be done to prevent your home’s paint from fading? Unfortunately, after time, paint can fade and look […]
January 31, 2021

What is a Stain-to-Paint Conversion?

As the world spends more time at home, many people are looking for creative and cost-effective ways to update and enrich their spaces. Making our homes both functional and beautiful can be important to our well-being in times of stress and uncertainty. As evidenced by eager DIYers and designers across […]
December 24, 2020

Top 2021 Interior Painting and Design Trends

2020 was the year that unexpectedly forced us to spend much more time at home. Many businesses began offering remote working for the first time, while students gathered around kitchen tables to navigate virtual learning. With our usual places of business, education, and recreation closed, we now expect more from […]
December 18, 2020

Choose the Right Paint Colors: Using Color Sampling and Paint Matching

Choosing the right paint colors for your home isn’t always easy. Most of us have experienced the wrong pink, green, or blue, thoughtfully selected, but oh so wrong after the room’s painting completion. We’ve been painting walls for clients for over 40 years in Pierce County and Thurston County, and […]
December 1, 2020

Tips for Painting Your Interior Walls Like a Pro

With our homes becoming the ever-evolving entertainment center for all aspects of our lives, many have begun to make updates to their spaces. From man-caves, to she-sheds, people are maximizing their home spaces in some clever ways. While updating the paint in a room may be one of the tried […]
October 28, 2020

Why is Winter a Good Time for Interior Painting Projects in WA State?

As the Fall rains move in and we begin to admit that Winter is near, homeowners across Washington State are getting ready to hunker (or already have hunkered) down. At the same time, many homeowners may be planning interior renovations to spruce up and brighten their homes before the long […]
September 22, 2020

Paint Color Ideas for Your Thurston or Pierce County Business

Choosing paint colors for your business or office building carries with it a responsibility towards the building’s inhabitants. Making a choice that impacts others and how they see and feel during the workday is important. Not to mention the impact on your incoming clients and the impression your building will […]
August 28, 2020

Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

As summer comes to a close, many homeowners are looking forward to getting their homes ready for the changing fall weather and the winter to come. Having and following a fall home maintenance checklist can help keep your home and property in tip-top shape. Not to mention, having your home […]
July 30, 2020

Color Combinations for Your Thurston or Pierce County Home Interiors

Finding color combinations for your home’s interior that rejuvenate and update your home is one of the most exciting parts of interior painting and decorating. Knowing where to start, though, can seem like a huge challenge. Thankfully, the design experts at Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore have put together beautiful color […]
July 13, 2020

When to Consider Repainting

Was your home built between the 1980’s and 2010’s? If so, you are probably due for exterior painting. Below are some of the benefits of getting your first exterior repaint if you have not done so already. We at Flying Colors have been painting exteriors in Thurston County and Pierce […]
June 23, 2020

Top 5 Benefits of Interior Painting

Right now, most of us are finished with our interior spring cleaning. ​With the warmer weather, many people turn their attention to the exterior of their home, thinking about cleaning, repairing, or repainting the home’s exterior. Exterior painting not only adds beauty to your home, but it also adds protection […]
May 23, 2020

Exterior Painting Equals Protection

As the weather warms and sunny days are ahead, painting contractors are busy working on customers’ exterior painting projects. Spring and summer are ideal times to have your business or home’s exterior painted. It’s also smart for your professional painting contractor to take a look at some potentially unsuspecting issues […]
April 21, 2020

How Working with a Color Consultant Can Help You Choose the Right Paint Colors

If you’ve ever had a painter paint your home’s interior or exterior, or if you’ve done the job yourself, you know the task of choosing the right paint colors and how difficult it can sometimes be. There are many ways we try on our own to choose the right paint […]
March 10, 2020

The Do’s and Don’ts of Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen renovations are popular right now, but it can be difficult to know where to start your remodeling efforts. An easy way to get the ball rolling is to paint your cabinets. This is a great way to change the look of your kitchen without needing to commit to too […]
February 24, 2020

The Benefits of Caulking Your Home

Caulking is a very important part of maintaining a home. Some homeowners may not understand the benefits of caulking and why it is important in the upkeep of their home but any contractor (be they a painter or a plumber), who does work on your home, uses caulk to help […]
February 24, 2020

High Quality Paint or Surface Prep, Which is More Important for the Best Results?

Painting contractors generally pride themselves on utilizing top-quality paint. In fact, having high-quality paints used for the work done on your home is one of the many perks of hiring a licensed painting contractor. A good contractor knows the best paint brands and about the lines within each brand, and […]
December 11, 2019

Get Your Home Painted Without Disruption

Here are a few strategies to use to keep your life flowing while we take care of improving your home with as little disruption as possible.

November 13, 2019

5 Essential Interior Painting Steps You Won’t Want Your Professional Painter to Skip

Having your home’s interior painted involves planning and preparation by you and your professional painting company. For the best results, here are 5 essential interior painting steps you won’t want your professional painter to skip.

October 7, 2019

Get Your Cabinets Painted this Winter!

Increase Your Home’s Value by Having Your Cabinets Painted - In addition to the personal joy from repainting your cabinets, a project like this can really improve your home’s Return on Investment. In recent years, painted kitchen cabinets have become an increasingly popular trend.

February 1, 2019

Choosing Your Paint Color – Don’t Suffer from Paralysis by Analysis!

If your house is a 1908 historic house in Olympia, a 1940’s craftsman in Tacoma or a newer home in Dupont or Lacey you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with color!

August 7, 2018

Peeling Paint From The Inside Out.

Sometimes peeling paint is an “inside out” issue. Take a quick read and make sure you are causing your next paint job to be more expensive!

June 4, 2018

Cabinet Painting and Refinishing

The Flying Colors team converted these stained cabinets for an updated look. This process saved the homeowners thousands of dollars. Cabinet refinishing is a terrific way to breathe new life into your kitchen. Your cabinets are one of the most visually prominent aspects in a kitchen, and a new coat […]
May 23, 2018

Exterior Color Trends

Choosing a color for the exterior of your house can be tough. Here are some thoughts on 2018 colors.

May 9, 2018

Pink and White or Gray and Teal?

Well, what is it? Gray or pink?

May 7, 2018

Observations of a Homeowner

A pipe broke under the sink at my house and now I am at the homeowner in need of contractors.