What are stress cracks and where do they come from?

As homes age the ground under them can shift or settle under the weight of your home, especially with changes in the weather. During the summer, the wood structure of the house can absorb moisture when the humidity is high, causing the wood to swell. Then in the fall and winter when we turn on […]

Where are sheens typically used and why?

  Paint sheen is defined the measure of the reflected light from various types of paint. There are a few different types of sheen: Gloss: Typically used on broken up and smaller areas such as interior and exterior trim. Pros – Easily cleaned and more durable Cons – Flashes more easily especially on large areas, […]

Exterior painting in extreme temperatures

Exterior painting presents a different set of challenges than does interior painting. Building heights, terrain and most notably weather are all factors that painting technicians must navigate in order to complete an exterior painting project. One factor that sometimes gets overlooked is extreme temperatures, especially North Carolina heat and humidity!  Many people are familiar with the old rule […]

Spruce up this spring!

Spring is on the way and it’s a perfect time to give the exterior of your home a power wash and fresh coat of paint! Use our March offer and behold the power of paint! Schedule your FREE interior painting estimate March here and save 10% on your painting or staining project! *Minimum $500 estimate *Interior […]

One coat of paint or two?

A common question we receive on estimates is “Should I do one or two coats of paint?” . The quick answer is anytime there is a color or sheen change, our policy at Express Yourself Paint is to apply two coats of paint. While there are many so-called “one coat” paints being marketed we have tried them and rest assured our years of experience have […]

How to properly power wash a house

Power washing is a part of our exterior painting process. Whether it be outside of a home or a deck, it’s important we have a clean surface to apply any paint or stain. We power wash the day before the project to give ample time to dry. Here are the steps we take in the […]

New year, new service offered!

Express Yourself Paint is proud to announce the launch of our repair division! Two types of services offered: Small project service calls-Projects of three hours or less such as interior and exterior trim, deck, fence and small drywall repair. Services are performed on site at time of appointment. Photo of project to be repaired required […]

Paint primers: what and why?

Primers come in many varieties: latex and alkyd, spray can or brush on, dedicated or already in the paint. How does one choose the right primer for the job? In all cases the substrate and/or the use-case being painted should determine the primer. A primers job is to bond to and seal the surface for […]

Boo! Spooky good deal!

Trick or Treat! Coats of paint, here’s a deal that’ll make you faint! Schedule a cabinet painting estimate by 10/31/2020 and we’ll take off 25% off your estimate! Painting your kitchen cabinets can give your kitchen a whole new look while increasing your home’s value! Our experienced painting teams will bring your cabinets back to […]

Choosing a paint sheen

Choosing a paint sheen may be one of the most confusing aspects of any paint job. There is no industry standard nomenclature, different sheen names can mean the same amount of shine depending on brand, product, and whether it is interior or exterior. So, what do we mean when we say “sheen”?  Technically speaking it all […]