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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 […]
June 22, 2022

Summer Home Improvement Projects

Summertime is time for fun, relaxation, and enjoyment and with so many great festivals and events in Pierce and Thurston Counties, we have lots of choices as to how we can spend our precious hours getting the most of our sunny days. Summer can also be a great time to […]
June 10, 2022

Top 6 Exterior Painting Mistakes Homeowners Make (and what to do instead)

Painting your home’s exterior is great way to give it new life. If you are planning to refresh the outside of your house, it might seem like a simple and straightforward project. However, it is important to keep some vital steps in mind before starting the job. There are many […]
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 […]
May 18, 2022

The Values that Set Us Apart

At Flying Colors Painting, we provide a professional painting service that is second to none. Going beyond the standard, we provide more than just a quality paint job. We understand that when our customers hire us, they are trusting us to complete a job that meets their specific needs and […]
May 10, 2022

How to Prepare Your Deck for Summer

As the weather improves and the days get longer, many Tacoma and Olympia homeowners are thinking about spending more time outdoors. The best way to do that is to ensure that your outdoor spaces have everything you need to be comfortable and relaxed. For those with decks, it may be the […]
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 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 […]
February 28, 2022

How to Caulk Your Home

As the winter months in Olympia and Tacoma continue, you may have noticed spots in your home that feel drafty. As winds pick up, cracks or openings near windows or doors may require special attention during home maintenance or when you are updating your home. Caulking is an important step […]
February 12, 2022

Timeless Paint Colors That Outlast Trends

Our modern world is filled with many trendy things. This is especially true with regard to home décor, which influences how people approach making updates to their home’s paint colors. Constantly making updates to your home to stay on-trend may be fun for some homeowners but may be too much […]
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 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 27, 2021

Interior Wall Surfaces – The Three Best Ways to Add Texture to Your Walls

In continuing our interior surfaces blog series, we take a look at the details involved in texturing walls. Before reading further, if you missed our first blog about interior surfaces, you can read about your walls, what they’re made of and how to care for them, along with options for […]
November 18, 2021

Interior Surfaces – What are my Options?

Homeowners often make the mistake of thinking that they only have two different types of interior wall finishes – paint or wallpaper. In reality, there are several other great options available when remodeling a space inside your home. Interior finishes can include paint, wallpaper, wood trim, slate trim, drywall ceiling […]
November 8, 2021

What to Expect When You Hire a Professional Painting Company

Like many homeowners in Olympia and Tacoma, you may have found yourself thinking about and yearning for a home update. With all the additional time spent at home, it is no wonder people are taking the time to remodel and improve their home interior to create a space that is […]
October 30, 2021

Kitchen Updates – Refinishing Cabinets and Surfaces

If you’re spending more time at home, you may be noticing areas that are in need of some TLC. There are many home updating projects that will make your Tacoma or Olympia property look refreshed and new again. Staining or refinishing the surfaces in your home may be the perfect […]
October 20, 2021

How Paint Color Can Improve Your Mood

Have you ever noticed how a room can make you feel one way or another when you enter? Color can make a room feel more relaxed, cheerful, intimate, or exciting. While part of your impression may come from other aspects of the room’s design, color is a primary contributor to […]
October 9, 2021

Fall Home Painting and Maintenance: How to Keep Your Home Looking Its Best

Having maintenance work done on your home in Olympia or Tacoma this fall before winter sets in is one of the most effective ways to keep your home in its best condition. While fall weather is relatively cooperative when it comes to home maintenance, taking care of any exterior projects […]
August 19, 2021

Should You Paint or Stain Your Deck?

Decks are one of the best places to enjoy the summer sunshine. While summer is the ideal time to stain or paint your deck, it can also be a hectic time for most people. Because of this, hiring a professional painting contractor to complete your deck staining project may be […]
July 20, 2021

Is It Too Late to Paint My Home’s Exterior?

When it comes to painting your home, the interior can be painted any time of the year. The inside of your home is a controlled environment, meaning the conditions can be altered to best meet the requirements that are right for painting. On the other hand, painting the exterior of […]
June 14, 2021

What to Expect When Getting an Exterior Painting Estimate for Your Home

Summer is in full swing here in Thurston and Pierce County, and with it comes seasonal cleaning and maintenance for your home. Having your home’s exterior painted is one of the best ways to keep your home protected from the elements.  In order to get the highest quality exterior painting […]
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 […]
April 23, 2021

Signs that Your Exterior Needs a Fresh Coat of Paint

With the wet and rainy months winding down and summer quickly approaching, you may find yourself spending more time outside, around your home or other building. Whether you are working from home or you go into an office away from home, your building or home exterior has withstood the effects […]
March 25, 2021

When is the Best Time to Paint Your Building’s Exterior in Thurston and Pierce County, Washington?

As the weather begins to change around Pierce and Thurston Counties, many homeowners are busy updating their homes and completing their maintenance to-do lists. Commercial building owners and tenants may be making the same lists too. While indoor spring cleaning may be well underway, you may be wondering when to […]
March 16, 2021

Flying Colors Paint House Washing Service

Flying Colors Paint is proud to provide exterior house washing services to our Thurston County and Pierce County clients. We find clients choose to utilize this service to refresh existing paint, prepare for placing their home on the market, or in preparation for new exterior paint. Before each of our […]
March 8, 2021

Is Flying Colors Licensed?

Yes! For over 40 years, Flying Colors has served Washington’s Thurston and Pierce Counties as a licensed painting contractor, specializing in professional re-painting and re-staining for residential and commercial properties. Our priority has always been to both provide high-quality painting and keep our customers and employees safe. For more information […]
February 26, 2021

4 Ways You Can Increase Curb Appeal in 2021

It’s no secret that people are buying houses at record speed over the last few months. The buying spree certainly benefits owners and makes even dated homes easier to sell. While homeowners can get away with postponing repairs in a seller’s market, it may not be in their long-term interest […]
February 26, 2021

Our Invoicing and Payment Process

Interior design and picking paint colors usually top the list as the most fun parts of a painting project. The magic is in seeing the finished product, not planning your payments. But getting payment information right is important both for you and for Flying Colors Painting. So, we would like […]
January 31, 2021

How to Prepare Your Home for Indoor Painting

Starting an interior paint project can come with a lot of uncertainty. With 40 years of interior and exterior painting under our belts (or in our 5-gallon buckets 😉), we’ve come up with a solid routine of what we do and what we ask you to do. The most important […]
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 […]
July 10, 2020

Factors in Pricing a Paint Job

There are many factors that go into estimating the price to paint a home. The homeowner’s costs can vary greatly, and even houses with the same or similar square footage can vary in price by thousands of dollars. There are specific, concrete reasons for these price variations. Let’s take a […]
March 8, 2019

Why Are There No Olympia Painters on Angie’s List?

You won’t find the best painters in Tacoma, Lakewood, Lacey or Olympia on Angie’s List (and I don’t just mean Flying Colors).

June 1, 2018

Flying Colors Pierce County Has A New Face.

Hey Pierce County, you have you met Katie? This spring Flying Colors Painting Co. promoted Katie Tobin to be the Pierce County Area Manager. If you are looking for a painter in Dupont, Lakewood, Tacoma, University Place or anywhere in between, Flying Colors has you covered. Katie loves bringing out […]