Paint sample options

When you go into a paint shop to choose your paint, you might see a wall or a fan deck containing a plethora of color strips with different shades or tints of the same color. There are names and numbers on the bottom of every square. When you flip to the back of the strip,…

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Historic preservation of older homes

At Ville Painters Inc., one of our passions is historic preservation. Historic preservation allows us to share stories from the past with the current generations and maintain them for the future.   Lancaster County, especially Lancaster City, is well-renowned for the number of historic homes, some even older than the United States itself!   What is the…

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refinishing kitchen cabinets before and after

You don’t like the way your kitchen looks, but how can you achieve the kitchen of your dreams without a total renovation that eats up tons of time and money? You can upgrade and revitalize the look of your kitchen at a fraction of the cost and time by refinishing the cabinets instead of tearing…

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Black and White Paint in Homes

Black, gray, and white are achromatic colors. As defined in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, achromatic colors are colors that “possess no hue.” In other words, they are colors without color!  Black and white is the most polarizing color combination, yet this stark difference offers a classical elegance and refinery. This could be why most homes are…

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Make sure to take care of a home’s exterior in the warmer months as it ensures everything is squared away before the weather turns! Even at the change of seasons, you can still do exterior home improvement maintenance. These type of exterior upkeep projects fall into to three basic categories: 1)  painting, 2) carpentry, and…

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Repaint your home to sell, Read the blog here

Are you having trouble selling your house at a desired price? Not to worry! You can easily increase the value of your house with a fresh coat of paint.  First Impressions Matter The adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” does not apply to human psychology and marketing. Psychological studies prove that we make…

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Lancaster Townhome winner

This year’s Building Industry Association Parade of homes was a little different than previous ones, featuring both in person and digital home tours. There were 18 single family homes/whole house remodel, townhomes/duplexes, and apartments ranging from a price of $249,990 to over $1 million in Lancaster County. The winners for this year were just announced and we are excited to see…

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You’ve chosen the colors and the location to paint, but you’re confronted with one more decision to make before you can paint: the finish or sheen. What is sheen? Why is there a sheen called eggshell? Where can you put satin or high-gloss finish? Do I need a professional painter to assist in application or the…

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What is specialty paint?  Specialty paint has additional properties that provide aesthetics and extra protection (e.g., resistance to heat, mildew, and moisture) that regular paint doesn’t have. Not all these products are expensive; but in many instances, the raw materials that go into them and research & development can drive the price.   Specialty coatings are…

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