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Why You Should Hire a Professional Commercial Painter

  • Are you a business owner or property manager? If so, you know that maintaining your property is important. It can also be expensive, so you may consider tackling some of it yourself, or hiring a friend or family member to do it. You may want to think twice before doing that, especially with painting. (more…)

    What’s a Wallcovering?

  • What’s in a name? Paintsmiths of Missouri does a lot that isn’t covered by the “paint” in our name, including plaster, staining, and glazing. One specialty service we provide that’s proven especially useful to a number of businesses in the St. Louis area is our range of wallcoverings. If you hear “wallcovering” and think it means decorative wallpaper, you should know that modern wallcoverings offer a lot more — style, durability, and specialty uses — than you probably realize. (more…)
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    Your Perfect Farmhouse Palette

  • Farmhouse style never quite goes out of style, but it’s having a moment thanks to its exposure on many home and gardening shows. There’s a knack to getting it just right, since it’s all about a cohesive look that still comes off as casual, warm, and inviting. If the home renovation bug bites and you’re looking for the perfect farmhouse palette, call Paintsmiths of Missouri for an expert consultation and breathtaking results.  (more…)
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    5 Tips for Painting a Creative Work Space

  • Paintsmiths of Missouri provides commercial painting services in Missouri across a diverse range of businesses and nonprofits. Our work spans the gamut of hospitals and educational institutions, buttoned-down offices, and — when we’re lucky — creative work spaces like agencies, artists’ lofts, and photographers’ studios. If your business is on the creative side of the spectrum, or if you go against the flow of a more conservative industry, here are some tips for maximizing your work space.  (more…)

    Avoiding the Most Common Exterior Painting Mistakes

  • This Old House says that exterior paint should last, on average, between five and ten years. However, we’ve seen cases over the years where a paint job lasted far shorter than that because someone decided they’d “save money” by doing the job themselves, or by choosing a substandard painting contractor. Paintsmiths of Missouri is a commercial painting company with a difference: painting contractors with the skill, experience, and pride to get the job done right the first time, so your…

    Using Light and Dark Colors to Make a Room Look Bigger

  • No matter how large your building or office space, it is by definition finite. As businesses grow or their missions evolve, it’s not uncommon even for larger spaces to feel as though they’ve been subdivided to oblivion. That can leave offices, waiting areas, and conference rooms feeling cramped. If you don’t have the option of moving to a larger space or knocking out a wall, might something as simple as paint colors be the answer to your problems? Paintsmiths of…

    Is Floor Painting Right for Me?

  • Paintsmiths of Missouri paints more than walls, trim, and ceilings. Many of our home and business painting clients approach us because they need commercial floor painting services as well, either as part of a larger job or as a standalone project. If you’re wondering whether this is a viable option for you, or you think it might be but you’re unsure of the process, you’ve come to the right place. Why Consider Floor Painting? Floor painting is simple when done…

    Hiring a Painting Contractor for Your Church or Religious Institution

  • Even though Paintsmiths of Missouri is known throughout eastern Missouri and western Illinois for our residential and commercial painting work, we’re much more than that. We apply the lessons we’ve learned over many years to educational institutions and houses of worship as well, and have built trust through the quality of our work as well as the care with which we approach every project. If you’re in need of paint for anything from the smallest classroom or professorial office, to…

    3 Unexpected Benefits of Repainting Your Business

  • Running a business can feel like a juggling act. There’s a lot to keep in the air, and an awful lot that can go wrong. With so much on your plate, repainting might be the last thing on your mind. Stop and think about it, because a fresh coat of paint for your business — inside or out — does much more than beautify. The businesses served by Paintsmiths of Missouri have found some unexpected and welcome benefits of repainting…

    When Should I Repaint the Exterior of My Business?

  • Curb appeal isn’t just for homes. Missouri business owners also need to be vigilant about the aesthetic of their buildings and surrounding property. Potential customers will form a split-second first impression of your business based on intangibles like your merchandising, your signage, and even the condition your paint is in. Seconds count, so make sure you’re putting your best face forward. Paintsmiths of Missouri has many years of  experience helping businesses look their best, and here we’ll share when it’s…

    How to Become a Union Painter Apprentice

  • “There is power in a union,” the old tune says. Union membership has benefits for everyone involved including clients, employers, and especially workers. If you are wondering how to become a union painter apprentice to secure work with a union shop like Paintsmiths of Missouri, we’ve compiled this handy and brief guide to demystify the process. What is the IUPAT? Once known as The Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators of America, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)…
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    Avoiding Commercial Painting Scams

  • Some scams are obvious enough that we see them coming from miles away. But other scams come from unexpected places, and Paintsmiths of Missouri has seen its fair share of commercial painting scams. Following these tips can help you keep from falling prey to a scam or an illegitimate contractor. Low Prices We’ll keep this part short and sweet: if a bid comes in significantly lower than what you’ve seen in your research and RFPs, that should raise red flags.…
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    What to Expect When Hiring a Commercial Painting Company

  • For more than half a century, PaintSmiths of Missouri has played our own small part in making businesses, institutions, and landmarks in Missouri and Illinois more inviting. We’re lucky in that many business owners come to us realizing the benefits of hiring a commercial painting company. But what many of them aren’t sure of is what they should expect over the course of their commercial painting projects. Let’s take a peek under the tarp, shall we? Consultation Your project starts…

    Understanding the Costs of Commercial Painting

  • Many of the St. Louis area businesses served by PaintSmiths of Missouri don’t realize that there are a lot of factors that go into calculating the cost of commercial painting, so we’re taking some time to set the record straight. Surface Area Residential painting is straightforward; it’s usually a simple matter of calculating square footage, purchasing decent paint, and getting down to business. In commercial settings, not only are we often dealing with higher square footage, we’re also dealing with a wider…

    Why Hire Union Painters?

  • If you’re looking for the right painters for your next home, commercial, or institutional project, the union painters at Paintsmiths of Missouri should be on your short list. Lower Cost This one seems counterintuitive. After all, haven’t we been told for decades that union labor just drives up prices? Don’t believe everything you hear. For one thing, our prices are highly competitive. For another, there’s a lot to be said for getting the job done right the first time.You’re not…

    The Psychology of Color in the Workplace

  • Have you ever wondered whether the colors in the office space have an effect on productivity? Studies have shown that color can improve the moods of employees and customers, increasing productivity and boosting revenue. The Research Behind the Psychology of Color Nancy Kwallek, Ph.D., who’s been studying the psychological effects of color on office workers’ well-being, performance, and job satisfaction for more than 25 years, led a study that examined three colors to determine how they affected the productivity of office…

    Worn Out Workplace? Spiff it up with New Paint!

  • Few things are more depressing (for your employees and for your customers or clients) than a shabbily painted workplace. When the exterior or interior of your space is showing wear, it projects – even if it’s not true – that you don’t care about the working environment for your staff or the image you portray of your brand. A clean, new paint job can give your business an entirely new life. It improves aesthetics by giving your space a fresh…

    Seven Questions to Ask When Hiring a Painting Contractor

  • Painting your business is one of the quickest, most affordable ways to remodel. Many customers hire painting contractors to make sure the work gets done quickly and professionally, but here at Paintsmiths of Missouri, we strongly recommend vetting those contractors before hiring one. To do that, we recommend asking these seven essential questions before hiring any paint contractor: #1 Do you have liability and worker’s compensation insurance? Nobody wants a worker to get injured while painting, but there are some hazards…

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