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The most difficult decision (sometimes even more difficult than choosing the right contractor) is choosing the right paint color! I get it...choosing color is a big decision! However, after over 20 years in the painting industry, I've learned a few tricks that help minimize stress when choosing the right color - and they apply for both interior and exterior painting.

First, I recommend establishing a general direction for colors in your mind - i.e. "Gray with white trim" or "Tan with off-white trim". Starting off with a general sense of what direction you'd like to go makes the color selection feel less daunting. If you don't have a general idea, most paint companies have great examples in store and online. Keep in mind that some color combinations may work well on one style of house, and not so well with another. (for instance, Benjamin Moore historical colors generally look great on an older home with wood siding, but not on a newer vinyl sided home.)

Second, utilize help from the experts. Sherwin-Williams is the largest paint manufacturer in the U.S.,...


Many homes built in the 70’s-90’s were finished with natural wood finish doors, and the natural wood look has become “old hat” for many of those homeowners. We recently had a booth at the Great Big Home and Garden Show at the I-X Center, and nearly 75% of those coming to our booth were interested in having their cabinets refinished. Cabinet refinishing is a great alternative to replacing your cabinets…It will save you time and money – if done correctly. (Emphasis on the word IF). Here are a number of the questions we get asked about cabinet refinishing:

“What is cabinet refinishing, exactly?”

– Cabinet refinishing is putting a new “finish” on your cabinets, which in our case is a sprayed paint finish.

“Do you re-stain cabinets?”

– We do not re-stain cabinets. There are some companies that offer a “stain-over-stain process, where they simply spray a new stain over top of the old stain and varnish. The finish may look nice at first, but it won’t last. Stains are designed to penetrate into the wood, which won’t happen unless you completely strip the old...


There are tens of thousands of homes in Northeast Ohio that are covered in Aluminum and vinyl siding. Both products were breakthrough technology when they were first introduced – and both were sold as the “end all be all” of exterior maintenance. Unfortunately, after 20 or so years, each product began to show it’s age – and began to “chalk” and fade. As these houses began showing their age, many homeowners decided to paint the siding…was this a good idea or a bad idea?

I’ve been a painting contractor for 22 years, and I’ve seen many botched aluminum and vinyl siding paint jobs. So what went wrong? A number of things may have gone wrong, but 9 out of 10 times, its due to improper power washing or a lack of power washing altogether. The truth is, when aluminum and vinyl siding is properly washed, it will hold paint for 20+ years!

At Color Renovation, we power wash and HAND SCRUB each house with an environmentally friendly detergent formulated specifically for removing chalky residue from aluminum and vinyl siding. Once the siding is clean and free from chalk and loose...


Welcome back to Color Renovation! We are the Cleveland-area’s best solution to all things residential painting and we’re here for you! Serving areas such as Westlake and Shaker Heights, OH, our professional painters would love nothing more than to help you with your big home painting project. We can assist you so that your painting job doesn’t have to feel like a nightmare. No one should have to tackle a home painting project on their own and Color Renovation is here to help. Whether you need an interior room painted, your entire interior done, or you’re looking for help with your home’s exterior, Color Renovation are your Westlake team of pro painters. Check out our website to learn about our services, check out our testimonials, take a look at our service areas, and to reach out to us. Contact us today for a...


Welcome to our blog page here at Color Renovation! As Westlake’s leading painting contractors, we’re meeting Cleveland area residents needs when it comes to interior and exterior painting, vinyl siding refinishing, and so much more. If you’re looking for a team of quality painters and contractors, you can’t go wrong when you reach out to our industry experts at Color Renovation.


As homeowners, we’ve probably all, at some point, gotten bored with our Westlake home’s aesthetic. Perhaps you’ve been looking at the same olive green kitchen wall for years and it’s never really grown on you. Or maybe you spend your mornings getting ready in a Pepto-pink bathroom. You didn’t choose those colors, they chose you when you bought the house, and for whatever reason, you haven’t been proactive enough to change them. Well, this might be the time. Color Renovation can help you with that!

Changing up the look and feel of your home might be as simple as a fresh coat of paint. Paint can give a room character, brighten it up, modernize it, and make your entire house feel new. Whether you want to paint a couple rooms, the whole interior, or the interior and exterior, there are some fantastic options to consider. In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss what paint can do for your Westlake home.


Welcome to our blog page here at Color Renovation! We proudly serve the areas all around Cleveland including Shaker Heights, Westlake, Broadview Heights, and so many more! We are your go-to team of professional interior and exterior painters and refinishers and we’d love to help you with your project. Are you getting ready to put your house on the market? Give us a call! We’ll help you with interior and exterior painting, cabinet and siding refinishing, and even help with your exterior trim. Are you trying to work on your house’s to-do list before summer hits? Contact Color Renovation; we would love to take some of that hassle and frustration off your hands! When it comes to all things painting and refinishing, we’re your best option. Reach out to us today!

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