Top 10 Product Highlight: ProPaint (508xx)

We’re giving you our latest Top 10 Product list from Exeter Paint and all you need to know. When tackling those interior projects, it can be confusing where to start and what paints to look for – the expert staff at Exeter Paint can help take your doubts and turn them into confident decisions. Our number two product sold is the California Paints ProPaint (508xx).

Here’s what you need to know about ProPaints ~

“ProPaint Flat is a smooth flowing washable matte finish formulated for most wall surfaces in homes, apartments, commercial and public buildings. This versatile product provides high hiding and excellent application characteristics on new or previously painted surface.”
Recommended use on: Plaster, sheetrock, wallboard, concrete, masonry block, wood, primed metal, primed galvanized metal, acoustical surfaces
For more specific questions, pop into any of our three Exeter Paint store locations in Seabrook, Exeter and Epping!

Top 10 Product Highlight: Super Scrub

Super Scrub – Ceramic Waterborne Technology

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Exceptional stain resistance
Superior stain release
Unparalleled performance and durability
Includes Microban® antimicrobial protection

Available in all bases; Matte, Eggshell & Semi Gloss

Purdy Paint Supplies

When purchasing a handcrafted paint tool by Purdy, you’re guaranteed quality, service and value brought to every single brush – stamped by the maker. The paints at Exeter Paint only reflect the best in the industry and its no different for our products as well. Purdy brings expert knowledge to the industry since 1925 when they started crafting their products in a garage in Portland, Oregon. Each tool is guaranteed made from “only the finest raw materials” which is why professional painters today seek out the Purdy name.

Take a look at some of their various How To videos to keep your brushes in pristine condition to getting a professional finish on a DIY home project.

 

Top 7 Reasons to Buy Local

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Coming from a small business blog, it’s not a surprise that we promote buying local. But, it’s not just a good idea because we say so – it’s helpful to the entire community and yourself in so many ways. Below are the top ____ reasons that you should not only buy local at your favorite paint store (cough cough), but you should seek out the weekly farmers markets, buy from the local corner store, or even find your next outfit from a smaller, local designer.

1) More money stays in the community.

There are various publications out there that state the details, but in layman terms, the more money you put into the community, the more it’ll be reinvested in the same area creating a better economy for your small city or town.

2) You will be supporting local entrepreneurs.

Instead of throwing your money at big box companies, support locals who have fought from the ground up and establish their small business. We want to keep this unique and creative mentality booming, so why not support your local entrepreneur instead of all the copy + paste companies that start to make every city and town look the same.

3) You help build communities.

With local business supported by locals, there grows a larger sense of community. Be apart of that bond.

4) Keep our community unique.

We usually choose a place to live because of what each city or town brings to the state. So when we let big box companies come in and take over, we lose a bit of the originality of our community. When we support local business, we’re giving the support to help maintain that unique personality we’re often so proud of.

5) Create more good jobs.

According to the National Employment Report, small local businesses continue to create almost double the jobs than its big business counterparts.

6) Get better service.

With a smaller business, you’re more likely to find friendlier, more knowledgeable faces behind  the counter waiting to help you with your questions. Most small businesses also understand the importance of community and are willing to out the extra mile to help you out. You may also find that with more personalized service & sense of community, clients may benefit and receive a better deal – in form of informal discounts or getting an extra paint sample or brush tossed in the bag for being a regular customer.

7) Local business are more likely to give back to the community.

It all comes back to community. A local business understands this better than the big biz that come in to spread their clones and earn the big money. While a local business needs to thrive, they also understand the importance of other local organizations and non-profits.

 

What are some other reasons why you think it’s important to support local business?

 

 

 

 

Ask the Expert: When to DIY + When to Ask for Professional Help

We’re all guilty of scrolling through Pinterest and gawking over those DIY projects and thinking, “We can do that, too!” But sometimes it’s more than just finding an unloved piece of furniture at a yard sale, bringing it home, sanding it down, and putting a fresh new coat of (cough, cough Exeter Paint paints) on that baby. Sometimes, we may need to seek out some professional help – but where’s the line? To begin, it’s important to ask your self these questions before you jump into any project: Do you have the time and patience to tackle these projects on your own? Are there building regulations or codes I need to seek out? Do I need to purchase a lot of tools in order to complete this project and will I ever use them again?

DIY Projects

1. Hanging Things on the Wall 

Whether it’s a painting, mirrors or a gorgeous oriental cloth, we can definitely manage this on our own. However, “on our own” maybe means with an extra set of eyes to tell us if what we’re hanging up is even. If you’re really unsure about doing this there are lots of amazing tools online from step-by-step posts to YouTube tutorials to give yourself the confidence to start on your project.

2. Paint Projects

If you have the time (and patience!) painting your own walls could save you money in the long run, plus allow for some serious bonding time with a loved one or a solo space for you to disconnect. Any doubts you have about paint colors or the exact process, your local paint store employees (Exeter Paint for those of you nearby!) should be able to guide you in the process.

3. Light Fixtures

This is something that your local provider should be able to give you some helpful advice on how to install a new light fixture on your own. It’s not a very invasive project, nor should it take very long at all. Again, it’s best to have a second pair of eyes there to help in the process. Also, don’t forget to turn off the electricity before dealing with those wires!

4. Gardening

Always a fantastic way to spice up your home and make it feel more like you. Whether it’s an outdoor patio or full back yard with a green lawn, by adding just a touch of color with flowers or new textures with various bushes and trees, you’ll notice the difference immediately. By doing a little research to see what plants and flowers will flourish in your type of garden (lots of light to no direct sunshine) you can find the perfect combinations to add to your home.

Hire the Professional

1. Remodeling (Floors, Walls, Ceilings) 

When it comes to big projects that require expensive tools, knocking down walls or taking up floors, seeking out building permits, it’s best to hire a professional. They know exactly how to proceed with such a grand project from start to finish that it’s worth paying those big bucks. Plus, who wants to live in a messy construction zone for months on end when the professionals can have it done in half the time?

2. When Health Hazards are Prominent 

Unfortunately, in a lot of older houses there are health hazards that linger in the paints, old pipes, and in old siding insulation. This is where you don’t want to “play with fire” as taking on these projects could expose yourself and your family to dangerous chemicals. Hire a professional, they know how to complete these projects safely for themselves and everybody else.

3. Roof Renovations

With heights, tools, and long hours of work – it’s important to leave these types of renovations in the hands of a professional. Plus, if you make a mistake in a roof renovation, imagine all the further possible damage it could lead to in the rest of the house.

Spicing Up A Forgotten Hallway

We always focus on the kitchen, the living room, or bedroom spaces — but what about those forgotten hallways? We’ve brought together some of our favorite ideas to help spice up your hall walls.

Lights Give your hallway some sparkle by adding some
string lights or some  gorgeous metal light fixtures.

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 Frames Whether it’s of your favorite artist, family photos,
or dream holiday destinations – frame them up and display them
in the hallway to add a little extra pizzazz!

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 Mirror Looking to make that narrow hallway feel bigger?
Add some stylish mirrors to the walls and let the magic happen.

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 Bold Colors Afraid to add that bold color to the kitchen or living room?
Test it out in the hallway and see how it feels!

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 Book Shelves Display your life’s collection of books in the hallway.
Add a little dreaming to your stroll from room to room.

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 Stripes Add texture to the walls by using stripes to design your hallway!

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We want to know! What do your hallways look like? 

Grand Opening Success!

We are so happy to have such wonderful clients. What a wonderful weekend at our Grand Opening for Exeter Paint South. Here are some wonderful photos for our first weekend with our doors open. Although the festivities have stopped (for now!), you should still swing by for fantastic paint deals and products. We hope to see you soon ~

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