Monthly Archives: February 2018

Color Psychology - How to Choose the Right Paint Color for Your Bedroom
Feb 26

Color Psychology: Choosing the Right Paint Color for the Master Bedroom

By Mack.Painters | Colors , Painting

If you’re like most people, you want your home to be a relaxing haven where you can unwind at the end of each day – and your bedroom is front-and-center in that role. But what if your bedroom isn’t the most relaxing place in the house because of its paint color?

That’s where the Pinehurst painting experts come in.

Color Psychology: Choosing the Right Paint Color for the Master Bedroom

Picking the right paint color for your bedroom isn’t terribly difficult, but it does require a little detective work in color psychology.

If you’re painting your bedroom to sell, none of this applies to you. Your Realtor® will probably advise you to paint your bedroom a neutral color, not something personalized, so that it’ll appeal to the widest possible range of buyers. If you are selling your home, choose a beige, light gray or another very pale pastel – and talk to your agent about what’s selling in your area before you decide.

5 Colors for a Relaxing, Calming Bedroom

Even if you have no trouble sleeping, picking the right colors for your bedroom is important. You want to create a relaxing ambiance, and some of the most soothing colors include dark gray-blue, soft gray, neutral green, lavender and ice blue.

Dark Gray-Blue

Blending neutral gray and sky blue, this shade inspires serenity and helps people relax. Blue is also associated with safety and tranquility, which means it’s a great way to lull yourself to sleep.

Soft Gray

Because soft gray is so neutral and pairs well with nearly any décor, it’s the ideal shade for the bedroom. It’s not exciting or vibrant, which means you’ll be able to relax your mind and drift off peacefully beside gray walls.

Neutral Green

Green is lively, but if it’s a neutral shade, it’s not going to keep you up at night. It’s commonly associated with balance, calm and harmony (just like in nature), as well as renewal and growth – and that makes it ideal for the place where you need all those things.


Lavender isn’t just another shade of purple. In fact, it’s a perfect blend of exotic and elegant – and it’s soothing. Light purple inspires daydreams and calm, and it’s associated with luxury and royalty.

Ice Blue

While light blue is most often used in creative spaces, it’s ice blue that creates a cool, calming effect. Think of the sky on a clear, crisp day; that’s ice blue. Its association with water lends it to tranquility, and because it’s not too vibrant, it’s great for a bedroom with neutral décor.

Do You Need to Repaint Your Bedroom?

Whether you’re repainting your home because it’s time for a change or you’re ready to put it on the market and sell it, Mack Painters can help. Call us at 910-725-3227 or get in touch with us online. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you a free painting estimate for any of our services.

Selling Your Home: What You Need to Do About the Paint
Feb 12

Selling Your Home: What You Need to Do About the Paint

By Mack.Painters | Painting

If you’re selling your home, it’s often a good idea to give the interior a fresh coat of paint so it’s as appealing as possible to potential buyers. But should you repaint every room, or just small patches on the walls to repair dents, dings and holes?

Selling Your Home: What You Need to Do About the Paint

Ask your real estate agent, a family member or close friend to give you an honest opinion on the condition of your home’s interior paint. Walk through each room and be on the lookout for:

  • Paint that looks dingy or dirty
  • Holes (including small nail holes where pictures used to hang)
  • Scratches
  • Scuffs
  • Chips

Sometimes a quick wash can solve your paint issues, especially if the paint isn’t very old – but be careful, because some paints are not washable.

If it’s been quite some time since your home’s interior was painted, it might be time for a fresh coat anyway.

For most people, it makes sense to hire professional painters who can perfectly match colors, prepare the area for painting, and leave your walls looking brand-new. Do-it-yourself painting isn’t as easy as it looks on Pinterest, and it requires a lot of prep work and patience to ensure that it’s done right.

Do You Have to Repaint When You Sell?

A home that looks clean and well-maintained sells faster than one that doesn’t, regardless of the price range, home style or even location. While you don’t have to repaint, most Realtors® will tell you that it’s a good idea, particularly if you have lived in the home for a while without repainting. It’s also a good idea if you’ve had a little damage to the walls, like scratches or gouges, or nail holes from hanging paintings.

If You Choose to Repaint Before You Sell…

If you choose to repaint the interior of your home, rather than just hire experts to patch up spots that need a little TLC, remember that wild colors don’t tend to sell as well as neutral colors do. Buyers may end up repainting the walls to the colors they love, but your home will appeal to a wider variety when the walls are neutral and look like they’ll complement any decorative style.

Do You Need to Talk to Professional Painters?

If you’re thinking about painting your home and would like an estimate from the area’s most trusted experts, call us right away at 910-725-3227. We’ll evaluate your needs and give you a free painting estimate so you can make the best possible decision for your home.



3 Reasons You Need a Professional Painter in Southern Pines
Feb 05

3 Reasons You Need a Professional Painter in Southern Pines

By Mack.Painters | Painter , Painting , Southern Pines

Sometimes a little bit of paint can change a home’s entire appearance – and that’s true whether you’re adding an accent wall or you’re touching things up because you’re moving out.

But should you tackle painting your house yourself, or leave it to the professionals?

Should You Paint Your House Yourself, or Hire Professionals?

For most people, the time and preparation involved in painting a house – inside or outside – is a little too much. Those people hire professional painters so they don’t have to worry about a thing.

3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Painter

If you know that you don’t have the time, skill or patience to paint your own house, skip these three reasons to hire a professional painter and call us at 910-725-3227. We’ll set up your appointment right away. If you’re not sure, keep reading!

Reason #1 to Hire a Professional Painter: Prep Takes a Long Time

A little less than half of the time it takes to paint a house goes into prep work. Pros clean the walls from top to bottom (and ceilings, too, if those are on the schedule for a new paint job), move furnishings so they don’t get paint on them, set up dropcloths to protect flooring and other items that can’t move, and ensure the perfect color match.

All this takes quite a bit of time. It’s worth it, though, because everything’s just the right color and your furniture (and floors) are paint-free.

Reason #2 to Hire a Professional Painter: Pros Catch Every Detail

When you paint your house yourself – especially if it’s something you don’t do every day – you’re bound to miss a few things. While you can always go back and fix them later, it’s best to get everything the first time (and a pro painter will be knowledgeable and experienced enough to catch everything).

Reason #3 to Hire a Professional Painter: Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness

Pro painters make a living painting homes, which means they’ve got it down to a science. They’ll be able to paint your house efficiently, as quickly as is possible, and as cost-effectively as possible. Think about it this way: If you paint your house and screw something up big-time, you’ll end up paying to repair the damage, and it’ll take a lot longer than it would have if you’d hired a professional in the first place.

If You Do Decide to Paint Your Own House…

If you choose to paint your own house, interior or exterior, use these tips to help you do it properly:

  • Roll the roller across the full height of the all and keep a wet edge of paint so you can avoid lap marks (those unsightly stripes that show up when you roll over paint that’s partly dry)
  • Reload your roller before it becomes nearly dry
  • Mix all your cans of paint for each room in a large bucket to ensure a perfectly consistent color
  • Don’t just pull painter’s tape off the trim; cut it away after the paint has dried for at least 24 hours
  • Prime and texture the walls before you paint to avoid a blotchy, ugly appearance
  • Make sure your walls and ceiling are spotlessly cleaned before you start painting
  • Use a roller on edges and in corners so you don’t get mixed textures

Do You Need to Talk to a Professional Painter?

If you’re thinking about painting your home and would like an estimate from the Southern Pines painting experts, call us right away at 910-725-3227. We’ll evaluate your needs and give you a free painting estimate so you can make the best possible decision for your home.