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Going Green

"Going Green" with Interior or Exterior Paint ?  How can that be?  Ron's Painting is always looking for the latest products to help the environment to offer to their clients not only in the painting industry, but with pest control, roofing materials, window tinting, and more.  Especially when it really helps our environment.  Please take the time to read through the information in this article.  We are always looking to add more......Painted fingers

Sherwin Williams-The New Super Paint

Are you worried about painting the interior of your home because you are allergies or respiratory problems?  Does paint fumes bother you?  Or maybe you just don't like the smell of paint.  Ron's Painting can help you with this problem.  Since 1992, I  used Harmony for all of my interior painting.  Recently, Sherwin Williams has stop making the Harmony grade of paint and has replaced it with The New Super Paint with Air Purifying Technology.  This new product I have not had a change to use yet. It has only been available at the Sherwin Williams stores for a few months. This new paint has the following new technology:

  • Contributes to cleaner indoor air quality
  • SuperPaint® Air Purifying Technology Helps reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from potential sources like carpet, cabinets and fabrics
  • Odor eliminating technology helps reduce common household odors like cooking, smoking and pets
  • Anti-microbial agents help inhibit the growth of mold and mildew
  • Available in a wide variety of colors that create balance, including 540 inspired hues from the Living Well™ collection
  • Available in flat, satin and semi-gloss finishes

The paint that I use mainly on the interior of homes in SW Florida is Sherwin Williams Cashmere. This paint has a silky smooth finish and has a hard finish once it has cured. In the flat finish, it is considered to be a flat enamel. It is very washable and scrubable. Cashmere has low VOC's, but it does have the smell of paint, so the VOC's are not extremely low. My homeowners love this paint.

  

PPG - Copper Armour

Another resized drucker ceilingpremium quality, low odor, no VOC paint is PPG's Pure Performance.  I have used this product many times, when clients have chosen paint colors from the PPG color deck.  Unfortunately due to the Covid Crisis and paint shortages, PPG still manufactures this product, howerver it may be hard to find. PPG has a new product called Copper Armour. 

Here are the product details on Copper Armour.

FEATURES:

  • Kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria within 2 hours of exposure*
  • Continuously kills viruses and bacteria for up to 5 years^
  • EPA-Registered
  • Low Odor/Zero VOC†
  • Powered by Corning® Guardiant® Anti-Microbial Copper Ion Technology

Check with your local PPG distributor to see if it is available in your location.

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NeverFade Logo Those bright sunny days that we all love can have a negative impact on your Southwest Florida homes. Who wants to spend money year after year restoring vibrant colors that UV rays love to destroy?  NeverFade is the perfect solutions for preserving that curb appeal- imagine the cost savings. 

Green comes in many colors - final 3[1] neverfadeSherwin Williams-Harmony- Interior paint is no longer available on the market. Due to the Covid Crisis and paint shortages they now have a new product called The New Super Paint.  It is a low odor paint with zero-voc's and is environmentally friendly.  The New Super Paint, interior paint is a premium interior ceiling and wall paint that comes in a satin finish only.  Sherwin Williams-Harmony line of paint is ideal for use in children's rooms, or a nursery.  It can be applied in occupied rooms without causing disruption, and it is Anti-microbial -which inhibits the growth of mildew. 

Here is the product details off the Sherwin Williams website:

  • Keeps your walls sanitized 24/7
  • Helps prevent the spread of certain bacteria* on painted surfaces
  • Provides rich, long-lasting color
  • Available in 540 beautiful hues from the Living Well™ collection

Available Sheens

Satin

With its slight gloss, this finish offers the benefits of a richer look.

The Sherwin Williams Cashmere is a interior latex paint is one of their top of the line interior painting and the professionals of Ron's Painting has switched to using this product exclusively on the interior of homes. The Cashmere brand is one of the most durable paints on the market, the flat finish is a flat enamel which makes it very scrub-able.

Here are the product details for Cashmere off their website:

  • Ultra-smooth, rich, silky finish.
  • Silky, low-stipple appearance that looks good from all angles.
  • Looks, feels and applies smooth and buttery.
  • Outstanding coverage and hide.
  • Paint and Primer in one.
  • Scrubbable for easy cleaning and maintenance.
  • Ideal for residential spaces.

 

 Sherwin Williams has just come out with a new paint line called Emerald.  Sherwin William's Emerald is a Zero-VOC paint and it come in both interior and exterior paint.  It is new to the market and I have not had a chance to use this paint, but visit their website I am sure there are reviews for customers to read. 

Here are the product details for Emerald off their website:

  • Exceptional hide, coverage, durability, and washability
  • Paint and primer in one with advanced stain blocking technology
  • Delivers a smooth, uniform finish
  • Exceptional scrub, stain, block, water spotting and burnish resistance
  • High hiding accent base boosts hiding power and delivers truer colors (matte & satin finishes)
  • Anti-microbial agents inhibit the growth of mold and mildew on the paint surface
  • Meets the most stringent VOC regulations
  • Available in all Sherwin-Williams colors and custom tints in flat, matte, satin and semi-gloss sheens

 

Kelly Roofing HeaderFor other ways to go green many homeowners in Southwest Florida would like to keep their homes cooler in the summer.  Many ways to do this is by putting on the right roofing material or having their windows and doors replaced or tinted.  If you are considering replacing your roof, or have leaky skylights, I highly recommend contacting Jeromy from Kelly Roofing.  I have referred Kelly Roofing for years and they have taken excellent care of my Southwest Florida clients.  There service area covers Marco Island, Naples, Golden Gate, Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva Island and have proudly serviced these area's for over 30 years.   They will even come out and fix loose roof tiles for homeowners.  Please visit them on the web at www.kellyroofing.com.  You will not be disappointed.

Logo Beverly HillsMany homeowners just want to keep the sun from coming thru their windows on a hot summer day in Southwest Florida. Not only keep their homes cooler but to protect their furnishings from fading from the strong sunlight.

If you live on water it is important to keep the lighting low on the back of your hometurtle nesting during Turtle Nesting Season.  Beverly Hills Window Tinting-Fort Myers, can help you.  They can tint the windows on the back side of your home with the right type of window tinting. It will not only drastically reduce the light coming into your home, but will reduce the amount of light going out of your home at night, which helps during Turtle Nesting Season.  Please visit them on the web at www.bhwtinc.com

 Please visit www.myenergysavingssolutions.org for other energy savings ideas or contact us for other energy savings recommendations.

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Larue Pest Management has launched a Organic Lawn Care Program.  This program Larue Pest Managementprovides rich natural nutriests to your turf, while reducing the use of traditional nitrogen souces by nearly 85%.
 For further information call 1-800-330-3323 or visit www.laruepest.com

green clean logo with swooshGreen Clean is a Fort Myers based cleaning company that serves homes and businesses in Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva Island, Bonita and Naples. They are dedicated to providing "GREEN" cleaning solutions to homeowners and business's. Many of my clients have concerns about indoor air quality and are allergic to the old petroleum based cleaning products.  Green and Clean uses bio-degradeable products as a alternative cleaning solution to help homeowners with this concern that they have. If you have marble or travertine floors that need to be cleaned, grout that is dingy, call Green & Clean, this is one of their specialties.  That is why I always recommend Green & Clean.  For further information on  "Green" cleaning solutions call Sam Burnett at or visit them on the web at www.greencleanswfl.com.

 Does your air conditioning really take a toll on your homes electric bill?  Are you getting the proper air flow out of your air conditioning vents?  Or are you loosing valuable cool air into your attic?  This is a problem many of us who live in Southwest Florida have.  I recently did  interior painting of a condo in Cape Coral.  When we removed the switch plates from around the electric outlets from the walls of this Cape Coral condo, there was more cold air coming from where the switch plates were removed then the air conditioning vents.  I notified the homeowner who lives in New York, and they were not surprised.  They had a new air conditioning unit installed by a well know company and it  they new they had a problem, but no one could find a problem.  I notified Mike Clark the owner of United Mechanical, he then called the homeowner and with her blessing sent a United Mechanical technician to the condo, went up in the attic to find that several of the ducts were loose blowing cold air into the attic.  That was some serious wasted energy.  United Mechanical is well aware of how homeowners can save energy.  They have come up with a E-Book   "7 Ways to Lower your Energy Costs" which you can download from their website.

At Home Blinds and Decor offer energy saving window fashions by Hunter Douglas.  Their window fashions help control sun-generated heat by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that enters your home in the summer. Natural light is warm and welcoming, but over time it can fade and damage a room's furnishings and decor.  Just like the paint on the exterior of your home.  Many of Hunter Douglas's products reduce the need for artificial lighting by harnessing daylight, diffusing and channeling it deep into a room, many of their products offer UV protection to help counter the harmful effects of sunlight.  If you are looking for the art in window dressing, creative ideas, and smart solutions for dressing your windows, visit AT Home Blinds and Decor's showroom at 15881 Tamiami Trail Ste. #2 in Fort Myers.  They also have a showroom at 7740 Preserve Lane  Ste #11 in Naples and stroll through their Hunter Douglas Gallery

NEW LEAD SAFETY RULES IN EFFECT APRIL 2010

If you are purchasing a home or condo built before 1978 there is a good chance there is lead based paint in the home.  Before doing any work on the home such as sanding, scraping, drilling holes in walls for air conditioning, plumbing, kitchen or bath remodeling or any other activity that creates dust, Ron's Painting recommends visiting the EPA website.  It will give you precautions to take and new Lead Rules that affect you.  Click on www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm.

RonsPaintingWebLogoIf you are looking for a certified lead abatement contractor, visit the EPA's website. 
 Ron's Painting-Fort Myers is not a certified lead abatement contractor.

It's Easy Being Green is a article that was published in the Fort Myers News-Press newspaper about Jennifer Languell the owner of Trifecta Construction Solutions.  Jennifer is a building consultant that can show general contractors how to be more energy-efficient when building.  In the article they talk about low VOC paints, and other energy efficient solutions. Their goal mission is to development customized conservation-based solutions for the cost effective implementation of sustainable development and green building.  With more than 15 years of experience, Trifecta can help you achieve your environment goals.  Their most recent project is the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox,  Jet Blue Park.  

 
 If you are looking for a FREE ESTIMATE for your Southwest Florida home, please fill out the form below.  Ron will be happy to contact you and schedule an appointment that is convenient for you to come and look at your painting needs.  If you would like to call Ron, please call him at 239.275.0425.  We would love to put a smile on your face!