Interior Painting

If you’ve ever moved into a new house, one of the first things you want to do is have your home reflect your own personal style.  Ideally as a new property owner, you will have access to the house before you move in so you can paint it all prior to the furntiure arriving. It’s hard to tell which colors go with what and if you are not an interior designer, it could make sense to contact a designer or a painting company and see if you can get a color consultation.

Make sure to establish up front if you can get a free consultation or if you have to pay for their time. If you have a friend than can make a recommendation on a designer, go with that. It’s always best to get a first hand account of someone skills then going blindly into the phone book and picking the first person that comes along.

If you decide on your colors, you then need to determine what type of paint is best for your walls, ceiling and trim. Some people like to use oil based paints for their look and sheen, but be careful, oil based paints can take days to cure and will leave the area smelling very strongly for a while. Most people choose water or latex based paints as they don’t smell as bad as oil and you can often get a very similar and professional look for your place.

If you decide to do it yourself, make sure you have all the proper equipment, brushes, rollers, ladders and a sprayer would be great if you could get your hands on one. Alternatively you can find a contractor to take care of it, that might be your best bet if you’re working a 9-5 job and have very little time left over for home improvement projects.

Choosing the right color is important, so is picking the right Interior Painter. We are a professional Arizona based Home Painter and can offer you a free consultation, contact us today!



Painting the Exterior of Your Home

Classic Shades Painting


Painting the exterior of your home may seem like a hard, long, and tedious nightmare. But with careful organized planning, the project will be a fun family experience providing a sense of accomplishment with little aggravation. This article will help you accomplish just that.

Pressure Cleaning

Every exterior painting project should begin with pressure cleaning. Use a chlorine bleach solution to kill any mildew growing on the house. You can apply the solution either with a bug sprayer or an injector attachment with the pressure cleaner. The solution strength should be at least 10:1. Pressure cleaning will also remove any peeling paint, chalking, and stubborn dirt.

Patching, Caulking, Repairs

Open face cracks should be filed with a patching compound, not caulk. Caulking is used to seal windows, doors and corners. Caulk on an open face surface will flash when painted. Replace any damaged trim such as rotted fascia board or wooden door trim.

Sealer, Conditioner

An absolute necessity. I cannot stress enough the importance of sealing and priming an exterior before painting. Sealers and primers are less expensive than top coats and when properly applied reduce the amount of expensive top coats needed, saving you money. But more important is the moisture protection a good seal brings. Sealer locks out moisture and increases the life of your top coat. It prevents moisture seepage that works to break down your top coat while increasing the likelihood of mildew growth.

The Top Coats

Always choose high quality paint for the top coats. A few dollars here will make you painting experience more pleasant. Better coverage, less work, a better finish is just some of the benefits from using high quality top coats.

Flat vs. Satin

I always recommend using satin paint sheen over a flat. It is a little more expensive but worth the price. It creates a far better moisture barrier protecting the home from water seepage and mildew. A satin sheen also provides a better paint finish appearance.

Color selection:

Color Selection is a whole other area left for another article. For a simple guide, exterior trim may be painted either lighter or darker than the body depending on the neighborhood, landscape, or geographical area. The front door may be painted in a much darker, bolder color than the body and trim for more elegance. Following this simple exterior house painting guide will make your exterior house painting project less aggravating and hopefully a fun family experience.

Classic shades painting is a family owned, environment friendly, and established painting contractor serving all of Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding areas. Please visit our web site where you can view photos, gain painting information, request a free painting estimate, and/or leave a comment in our company blog.


Classic Shades Painting

Classic Shades Painting about us

We have 20 years of experience in the painting, water damage and restoration business!

We provide professional painting, water damage, and restoration services to our customers who expect nothing less than quality work. In addition to our services, we make it a point to listen to our customers’ needs at all times, and provide them with great customer care during and after the project is done. We come highly recommended from Thumbtack, and have always met or exceeded our customers’ expectations.

We are certified by the state of Arizona for water damage and restoration.
Certified Water Damage Restoration and Reconstruction Services:

1. Demo and removal of sheetrock and surrounding areas that have been affected by water damage. Any issue in which corrective repairs are needed will be handled according to specifications in order to rectify the situation.

2. Moisture readings are necessary to identify all areas of water damage within and around the structure. This will give a general idea of how far the water has traveled up the wall. All damaged material such as sheetrock, baseboards, and other materials that water has come into contact with will be cut out and replaced.

3. It’s very important that when you find evidence of water damage that you respond quickly. Mold can reach dew point reaches levels of 40% or more. Mold growth can and will become visible within 48 to 72 hours after contact with water.

4. Once the affected areas of concern are opened and the damaged material is cleaned out, a product called micro band will be applied to any or all of the water damaged areas to contain the mold.

5. Once the affected area containing water damage has been removed and all other areas surrounding the affected area have been brought back to dry standards, the rebuilding process can begin.

We have excellent references from satisfied customers who have provided Thumbtack with positive feedback. They have provided testimonials for our new customers to read upon making their decision when looking for that qualified person to make corrective repairs or painting their property.

Quality comes from time vested in the trade, and years of service. We spend time with customers, assisting them from start to finish and have always provided them with the kind of experience and customer care they deserve.


Our painting services include but not limited to:


1. Spray, brush, and roller painting
2. Staining and varnishing
3. Concrete transparent staining or painting
4. Epoxy coatings and Rust-Oleum paint products
5. Sheetrock and plaster repair
6. Popcorn removal
7. Texture coatings
8. Block wall painting
9. Wallpaper and custom design installation
10. Baseboard installation
11. Pool deck painting

Painting projects include but are not limited to the following projects::

1. Home repainting
2. Commercial buildings
3. Rental properties
4. Interior building projects
5. Apartment complexes
6. Real estate investment properties
7. Storefronts

Have a great day!!

Jeff Pinosky


Phoenix, AZ 85016


Classic Shades Painting & Certified Water Damage Restoration

Phoenix, AZ

(602) 475-7106

5/5 stars 18 Thumbtack reviews

Classic Shades Painting Company : Water Damage

Water damage can be pervasive. The damage can be visible if one is lucky. But invisible if one isn’t so fortunate. Invisible damage can do a lot of damage if left untreated. Drywall rot is a common side affect. Structural damage can also occur.

If you suspect that you have water damage, let us check it out. Absolutely free and no obligation. We’re certified with the state of Arizona to treat water damage.