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Jalapeño Paint Werx: Two Coat Standard

At Jalapeno Paint Werx, there’s a two-coat standard.  We’ve all seen the commercials on television. One coat handles preparation, primer, and provides perfect coverage.  So, why does Jalapeño Paint Werx always apply two coats of paint? Simple. It’s a matter of finish. Two-Coat Standard = Deep, Beautiful Color Ever take a picture with your phone, […]

3 Great Reasons to Hire an Established Local Painter

It’s tempting. An outfit utilizing college kids left a flyer tucked in your front door, and the price was so cheap! And the exterior of your Illinois home is looking a little weathered; some of the paint is curling off and it could use a fresh coat of paint. But before you agree to the […]

Why Rooms With More Windows Cost More to Paint

So, why do rooms with windows cost more to paint??? Do you remember cutting shapes from construction paper when you were a child? Circles and triangles were easy to manage. Stars were a little more tricky; there were so many things you had to cut around, being careful not to nip off the star points. […]

How to Go Green with Eco-Friendly Paint Choices

Eco-friendly is the new everything. We recycle. And up-cycle. And generally do our best to try and take care of this planet we call home. Years ago, lead-based paint was commonplace. These days, it’s one of the things we investigate before buying a vintage home. But even when the utilization of lead-based paint was a […]

Accessorize Your Chicagoland Home’s Exterior With Color

  Want to look your very best before heading out the door? Make certain your shoes look good, check your hair one last time, and choose some statement shades for the sun’s somewhat late arrival to the midwest. Believe it or not, those same rules apply to your house. Think of your home’s accessories: the […]

Pop Your Home’s Exterior Paint: 2018’s Top Picks

You want something different… Spring has finally sprung in Chicagoland, and warmer temperatures have you dreaming in color.  Your home has been painted white for the past decade, and it’s time for a change. Take a look at some of 2018’s most popular picks to pop your home’s exterior, courtesy of some new paint! Find […]

Farmers’ Market Fresh: Paint It Real

Longer, warmer days mean more time spent outside.  Think farmers’ markets and fresh new beginnings. A whole new crop is coming into season and we’re excited to be immersed in color.  Take a stroll through your local farmers’ market and consider bringing some color home for real. It’s time to paint a little of your […]

Spice It Up: Fresh Ideas for Painting Your Kitchen

Consider how much time you spend in your kitchen.  First stop in the morning for coffee. Kiddos at the table, sharing a few precious bits of their day.  It’s where true friends gather. Small moments that weave our lives together. Given the kitchen’s status as the heart of the home, it may be time to […]

How to Use Black in Interior Painting (Yep, We Said Interior!)

The color black might be seeing some challengers in the fashion world, but when it comes to interior painting, it is starting to displace some of the long-time favorites. As surprising as that may seem, it’s true; black interior paint isn’t just for moody coffee shops anymore! So, what are people doing with black? How […]

What’s the Best Interior Paint Color for Resale?

When it’s time to sell your home, you want to employ every strategy in the book to ensure that your property stands out from the pack. Baking bread, decluttering, leaving out cookies (a little tasty incentive never hurts), furiously cleaning… There are a whole host of tactics you can try. In fact, we shared a […]