• Exterior Painting Ideas

    Looking for the perfect color palette that will both compliment your style and the look of your neighborhood? See what some of our past customers have done or become inspired by tips from decorating professionals.
  • Decks That Delight

    Published 5/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Who doesn’t love the great outdoors? Days that start with bright, crisp mornings, grow to warm, sunny afternoons, and conclude with cool, clear evenings; few among us would reject the opportunity to locate a perfect spot to savor them.

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    How Fresh Exterior Trim Can Make a Dynamite Difference

    Published 5/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Painted trim accounts for only a small area of the exterior of your home, but it has a major impact on your home's overall appearance. With the warmer temperatures and gentle breezes of springtime, now is a great time to give that appearance a boost.

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    Personal Favorites: Striking Outdoor Structures

    Published 5/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

    In general we refer to it as ‘the backyard.’ But for homeowners today, it’s no longer an afterthought.

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    Summer Makeovers

    Published 5/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Here’s a nice surprise and a welcome relief for homeowners. Today’s longer-lasting exterior paints and coatings have been reformulated with 21st century paint technology to deliver high-hiding, color-rich and exceedingly fade-resistant finishes.

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    Personalizing Your Home

    Published 3/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Although finding just the right look for your house takes a bit of time and effort, the rewards provide years of pleasure, every time you come home.

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    Defending Exterior Surfaces Against Mildew and Mold

    Published 11/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Many homeowners become annoyed when they find those tiny, unsightly spots – black or green, gray or brown – suddenly appearing on the exterior surfaces of their home. The spots are often mistaken for dirt, but hand scrubbing or even pressure washing won’t budge them. So what are they and where did they come from?

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    Colors For the Active

    Published 10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Are you an active person? Check out these colors inspired by the active person. Weather you're jogging, playing sports or just enjoying a swim there are great colors where ever you are being active that could be an inspiration on your next paint project.

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    Secret Color Tips When Repainting Your Home

    Published 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

    One of life’s most pleasant rewards is the pride of standing in front of your freshly painted home, hands on hips, taking it all in. It’s a feeling of immense contentment, seeing everything clean and tidy, in colors that you really like, and all the work finally complete.

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    Southern Belles

    Published 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Gracious Southern hospitality has long been a catch-phrase for the warm welcome extended to visitors and guests by residents throughout the Southern states. From Virginia through Texas, it makes little difference whether the visitor is an old friend or new acquaintance.

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    Step Up to Superior Home Maintenance

    Published 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Taking care of small problems around the house before they become big, costly repairs is a very worthwhile way to spend a Saturday afternoon. So with pencil and pad in hand, tour the exterior of your house and jot down the things you see that should be done before those sunny, warm Saturdays turn cooler and wetter this fall.

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    Colors For Music Lovers

    Published 9/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Are you a music lover? Check out these colors aspired by different music eras. From Peristyle Brass for the Jazz lover to Energetic Orange for the club goer there are many colors inspired by music.

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    Protecting Mother Nature’s Grandest Building Material

    Published 8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Mother Nature is all but unbeatable when it comes to creating beautiful, lasting building materials. Certainly wood – that hard, fibrous tissue harvested from many different trees – has been the backbone of shelter construction for thousands of years.

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    Amazing Homes – Neighborhood Standouts

    Published 8/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Many homeowners feel absolutely lost when it comes to choosing exterior colors for their home. But ‘color stress’ need not be your first reaction, once you learn some easy color considerations that will make your home a neighborhood standout.

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    Step Up Your Curb Appeal

    Published 4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Ever drive by a home and find yourself immediately drawn to it? Maybe it’s the attractive construction or the lovely setting. Maybe it’s the size of the home, cute and cuddly or large and commanding. Sometimes it’s the lush landscaping, sweeping driveway, or front entry that grabs your attention.

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    Be a Shutter Bug

    Published 4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Looking for a way to add exterior warmth and charm – but not too much cost – to improve the appearance of your home? Smart home decorators suggest you focus on window and window shutter updates.

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    The Joys of Outdoor Living

    Published 4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Homeowners with outdoor living spaces know how delightful a sunny afternoon or warm evening can be when spent there. Today’s well designed decks and patios have grown more spacious and more livable than ever.

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    CertaPro Painters Recognized for Franchise Excellence and Franchisees’ Choice designee!

    Published 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

    CertaPro Painters Recognized for Franchise Excellence at CFA National Convention CertaPro Painters is the Silver winner of the 2014 Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards of Excellence in Franchising in the Category of Non-Traditional – Mature/Established. The award was presented to CertaPro Painters on April 7, 2014 during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 23rd annual CFA National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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    Spring Back from Winter Damage

    Published 4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

    In many parts of North America, this past winter has been one for the record books. So with spring weather finally here, now is the time to check the exterior of your home for winter damage … and then make a plan to get your home back to looking its best.

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    CertaPro Painters Raises $100,000 for Home for Our Troops

    Published 3/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Painting Franchise Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Veteran’s Charity Sponsorship and Announces Plans for 2014 Fundraising Events (Oaks, Pa.)---National painting franchise CertaPro Painters is marking the first anniversary of their national sponsorship deal to partner with charity organization Homes for Our Troops, which benefits severely wounded veterans, by raising $100,000. The donation was raised through a variety of local fundraising events hosted by CertaPro franchisees throughout 2013.

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    CertaPro Painters teams up with Homes for our Troops 5k Run

    Published 1/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

    CertaPro Painters teams up with Homes for our Troops 5k Run

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    CertaPro Painters teams up with Homes for our Troops 5k Run

    Published 1/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

    CertaPro Painters teams up with Homes for our Troops 5k Run

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    CertaPro Painters Winter Coat Drive

    Published 11/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

    CertaPro Painters Holiday Promotion. Help the many people in need this winter stay warm this season. Give a coat and Get a coat!

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    Top Tips For Outdoor Decks

    Published 11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

    The great three enemies of wooden decks are moisture, exposure to the sun’s UV light, and temperature variation, each affecting the deck in different ways. CertaPro Painters® offers advice to homeowners who want to stay a step ahead of this triple menace.

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    Small Investment. Big Reward!

    Published 10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM

    Every entrance to your home deserves a special look to make you smile each time you enter.

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    CertaPro Painters® has reached the company’s goal of $200,000!

    Published 9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

    CertaPro Painters® is proud to announce our National Sponsorship with Homes for Our Troops to benefit disabled veterans across the country.

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    CertaPro Painters Homes for our Troops Golf Tournament

    Published 8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

    CertaPro Painters® of Fayetteville is proud to announce our 1st annual Golf Tournament to benefit Home for Our Troops. Date of tournament is Friday, October 25th with both am & pm shotgun starts. All entries to the tournament include 18 Holes of Golf, Cart, Driving Range, Tee Gift, Breakfast/Lunch, Prizes for Long Drive & Closest to Pin. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Homes for Our Troops.

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    CertaPro Painters to Sponsor Homes For Our Troops

    Published 6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

    National painting franchise CertaPro Painters recently announced a two-year national sponsorship deal to partner with charity organization Homes For Our Troops, which benefits disabled war veterans. CertaPro’s independent franchise locations around the country will host community events to benefit the charity, and will also work with general contractors to paint the interiors of the new homes built through the program.

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    Repainting Your Siding: Double the Life for One-Third the Cost

    Published 5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

    Once upon a time, there seemed to be only one solution for badly pitted aluminum or faded vinyl siding: tear it off and replace it with costly new material.

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    Exterior Stucco, Perfectly Protected

    Published 5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

    If you’re fortunate enough to live in a house with a stucco exterior, you know that texture is one of stucco’s most outstanding aesthetic features. However, it’s that same appealing texture that makes maintenance a little more challenging than with wood, aluminum or vinyl siding. Stucco’s rigid finish tends to crack slightly over time due temperature swings. Dirt, bits of leaves, mold, pollen and environmental pollutants find countless crevices to settle into, potentially staining, discoloring or even damaging the stucco.

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    Color Me Beautiful

    Published 5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

    Color Me Beautiful Repainted Outdoor Furniture Makes A Splash Just as weather takes its toll on home exteriors, outdoor furniture also takes a beating from the elements. Karen VanGordon, CertaPro Paintiners®

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    The Path to Beautiful Exterior Staining

    Published 5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

    Home designers and architects know that when they seek to unite character, charm and drama for the exterior appearance of a home, the obvious solution is wood.

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    Deeper Beauty One Coat or Two?

    Published 5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

    Can we get away with one coat, or do we need two? That’s a question many homeowners ask CertaPro Painters®

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    Hear What Real Customers have to Say about the CertaPro Experience

    Published 1/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

    Real reviews by real people discussing why the enjoyed working with CertaPro Painters.

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    CertaPro Painters and Homes for our Troops 5k Run covered by channel 6ABC News

    Published 11/14/2012 12:00:00 AM

    CertaPro Painters and Homes for our Troops 5k Run covered by channel 6ABC News

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    Wood- A Love Affair

    Published 8/17/2012 12:00:00 AM

    Wood- A Love Affair

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    12 Months No Payments. No Interest.

    Published 7/27/2012 12:00:00 AM

    Paint Now and Pay Later!

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    Colors For Dog Lovers

    Published 7/27/2012 12:00:00 AM

    Colors For Dog Lovers

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    Lifestyle Color Series for Bird Watchers from CertaPro

    Published 6/22/2012 12:00:00 AM

    Lifestyle Color Series for Bird Watchers

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    Lifestyle Color Series for the Cocktail Inspired from CertaPro

    Published 6/21/2012 12:00:00 AM

    Lifestyle Color Series for the Cocktail Inspired

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    Lifestyle Color Series Tropical Vacations from CertaPro

    Published 6/19/2012 12:00:00 AM

    Whether you live in a tropical climate, vacation on balmy beaches, or just dream of wind swept palms and sun bleached awnings, here are some colors collections to warm your heart and home through the winter months.                                 

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    Color Personality from CertaPro

    Published 6/19/2012 12:00:00 AM

    Color Personality from CertaPro

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    CertaPro Painters ® has been awarded “Best Of Remodeling” 2012 by Houzz

    Published 5/18/2012 12:00:00 AM

    CertaPro Painters ® has been awarded “Best Of Remodeling”

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    Signs it is Time to Repaint your Homes Exterior

    Published 5/17/2012 12:00:00 AM

    CertaPro Painter's handy checklist will help you determine whether or not it's time to repaint your homes exterior.

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    What to Look for in a Painting Contractor?

    Published 5/15/2012 12:00:00 AM

    These helpful questions will help you determine the right painting contractor for your home painting project.

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    Bristles Becomes a Super Hero for the Children of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital

    Published 4/20/2012 12:00:00 AM

    Bristles visit to the Children of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital

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    EXTERIOR COLOR BY REGION! from CertaPro Painters®

    Published 4/11/2012 12:00:00 AM

    Exterior Color by Region from CertaPro Painters.

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    Colors for Foodies

    Published 3/12/2012 12:00:00 AM

    CertaPro's Lifestyle Color Series for Foodies

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    CertaPro Colors for the Home - Red

    Published 3/12/2012 12:00:00 AM

    CertaPro's Colors for the Home can now be found on Pinterest.

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    CertaPro Colors for the Home - Orange

    Published 3/12/2012 12:00:00 AM

    CertaPro's Colors for the Home can now be found on Pinter

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    The Whiter, Brighter Approach

    Published 3/9/2012 12:00:00 AM

    When it comes to painting your home white, there are several things you can always be sure of. This article will show you how to make your white exterior stay bright.

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    Colors For Fashionistas

    Published 10/3/2011 12:00:00 AM

    Whether your home is a castle or condo, you can raise your status with these high society paint colors. Pamper yourself in decadent colors like Exclusive Plum or Gala Pink. Indulge in hues of Daring, or treat yourself to Champagne and Caviar- paint colors that is. What better way to live the dream than surrounding yourself with the colors of success.

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    Colors for Gardeners

    Published 8/5/2011 12:00:00 AM

    This Gardeners Lifestyle Collection embraces true flower power with Sherwin Williams floral inspired paint colors gathered and arranged into gorgeous bouquets for any home.

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    Colors for Bird Watchers

    Published 8/5/2011 12:00:00 AM

    Lifestyle Color Series for Bird Watchers

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    The Surprise Finish

    Published 7/5/2011 12:00:00 AM

    If your home is one of the 90 million homes throughout North America that use aluminum or vinyl siding for exterior protection, this article is for you.

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    CertaPro 60 Second Survey

    Published 6/30/2011 12:00:00 AM

    Look back later this week for more details about our 60 second survey and our great prizes!!

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    Outdoor Living That Lasts

    Published 6/10/2011 12:00:00 AM

    When it comes to maintaining the attractiveness of your deck, you have a formidable foe: Mother Nature herself. Learn from the Pros how to properly stain and maintain your deck.

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    Colors for Cocktail Lovers

    Published 5/23/2011 12:00:00 AM

    Infuse your home with the abundant colors of the Season.

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    Superb Settings

    Published 5/6/2011 12:00:00 AM

    The most beautiful properties are residences where the home is the central focus, yet visually connected to all its surroundings. These quick tips and advice will help you choose the right colors and exterior decorating advice that will tie in perfectly with your home's setting.

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    Well Dressed Homes

    Published 4/17/2011 12:00:00 AM

    The professionals at CertaPro Painters help you choose the right paint color for the exterior of your home that will both appease your personality and your region.

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    Maintenance Tips that Pay Big Dividends

    Published 2/18/2011 12:00:00 AM

    Is it time to renew, repair or replace exterior elements of your home? Find out with these simple Maintenance tips from CertaPro Painters.

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    5 Beautiful Ways to Enhance Your Windows

    Published 2/17/2011 12:00:00 AM

    Window Treatments inside the home are among the the most visually interesting areas of a house. Why shouldn't the same principle apply outside as well? Just a bit of initiative on your part will make your exterior windows far more attractive.

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    What You Should Know About Lead Based Paint In Your Home From EPA Certified Lead Inspector, Terry Ladd

    Published 12/3/2010 12:00:00 AM

       Need to know facts about lead based paint in your home and what to do to fix these problems from EPA lead certified inspector, Terry Ladd.

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    Fresh New Colors From Sherwin Williams

    Published 12/3/2010 12:00:00 AM

    Fresh New Colors From Sherwin Williams


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    Add Curb Appeal For Love at First Sight

    Published 10/22/2010 12:00:00 AM

    Add curb appeal to your home with these simple tips!

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    Old Colonial Home Color Makeover

    Published 9/16/2010 12:00:00 AM

    Old Colonial Home Receives a Color Makeover

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