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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

17 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your House

As a top painting contractor in the Raleigh-Durham area, we’ve worked with many Realtors and helped them sell many houses. Selling your house can be both exciting and stressful, especially if it’s your first time. Regardless of why you decided to sell your home, there are a number of pitfalls you can easily fall into, […]

2020 Color of the Year

Are you up to date with the latest paint trends? Sherwin-Williams presented it’s 2020 Color of the Year selection, Naval SW 6244, and we are so excited about it! Call Express Yourself Paint for your free estimate today at 919-526-0611.

Home for the Holidays

Is your home ready for the upcoming holiday season? With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the new year approaching you may want to consider a fresh coat of paint before your guests arrive.