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Whereas at RPD we discuss with our customers the dynamics of how paint color and sheen reacts depending on lighting, sometimes the reality is a surprise.  Here’s a guide to how lighting will affect paint colors.

Realize these two points:
    

  1. Light absorbs objects: Black absorbs all colors; white absorbs none; blue absorbs red.
  2. Light sources: Natural light (sunlight) changes throughout the day and is affected by the room’s location.  Artificial light changes with the type of bulb you use.


Sunlight Affects Colors

  • North-facing rooms: Light in these rooms is cool and bluish. Bolder colors show up better than muted colors; lighter colors will look subdued.
  • South-facing rooms: Lots of high-in-the-sky light brings out the best in cool and warm colors. Dark colors will look brighter; lighter colors will virtually glow.
  • East-facing rooms: East light is warm and yellowy before noon, then turns bluer later in the day. These are great rooms for reds, oranges and yellows. 
  • West-facing rooms: Evening light in these rooms is beautiful and warm, while scant morning light can produce shadows and make colors look dull.


Light Bulbs Affect Color

  • Incandescents: The warm, yellow-amber light of these bulbs will make reds, oranges, and yellows more vivid, while muting blues and greens.
  • Fluorescents: This flat and cool light enriches blues and greens. 
  • Halogens: These white lights resemble natural light and make all colors look more vivid. Using halogens would make the shift from daylight to artificial light less jarring.
  • Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) CFLs can produce either a warm white, neutral, or bluish-white light. 
  • Light-emitting diodes (LEDs):  You can buy warmer or cooler LEDs, and even “smart” LED bulbs whose color you can control wirelessly.

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There is one thing that is absolutely certain: change is inevitable.  Whether it is accepted or denied, it still happens.  This can be clearly seen in the seasonal shifts that find us cold one month and warming the next, or vice versa.  Personally, I love the variations in temperatures: leaves greening or falling, change in wardrobes, and, especially, extremes that really make things interesting! 

Check out some photos I took during our amazing snow night/day December 7-8, 2017.  Didn’t it make your feel like a child again?  Anyone want to admit to catching a big fat snowflake on their tongue, building a snowman or making a snow angel?  Sadly, in a flash, it was gone; leaving some of us wanting for more.

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Changes are happening here at RPD, as well.  We continue to service more customers every year, our ratings and recognition through online sources has increased again, and our remodeling services (bathroom, siding, windows, room modifications, etc.) have expanded where oftentimes we’ve assisted in the designing of these spaces.  All of this makes me extremely optimistic and excited as we move into 2018.

Our prayers are that you all have a healthy, interesting, and prosperous new year!


- Carol Loveless, President, RPD

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Tips for Achieving the Color You Want

1. Paint squares of primed drywall with samples of the colors you’re considering, and then move them around the room during the day.

2. Get a color approximation by placing a bulb you’ll be using in a floor or desk lamp.

3. Remember that natural and artificial light will work together during certain times of day, especially in summer when dusk lasts a long time. Turn on artificial lights even during daylight to see what your colors will look like.

4. Paint sheen also affects color. Glossy finishes will reflect light and change the way the color looks, whereas flat finishes are less reflective and allow colors to look truer under bright light.

5. Light-colored walls can reflect the colors of bold carpets or outdoor greenery: A bright blue rug, for instance, can cast a bluish tone on a white wall. 

Resources: houselogic.com  and truevalue.com

 

 

Photo Source: TrueValue

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“Renovate Paint & Design has painted the exterior and part of the interior of our home and did an excellent job. Cleaned up after themselves and very efficient. Best painting experience we have ever had. ”

1—Dice 2 strawberries and set aside. Cut stems off of each of the remaining strawberries, forming a base for them to stand on. Starting at the pointed ends and cutting most of the way, but not completely through the stem end, slice each strawberry into 4 wedges.

2—Beat the cream cheese until fluffy; stir in the diced strawberries, walnuts, and powdered sugar. Spoon or pipe about a teaspoon of mix into each strawberry.

Carol L Loveless, Media Specialist

Did you know San Antonio is turning 300 years old? On May 1, 1718 the Mission San Antonio de Valero – later known as the Alamo – was established.  The Commemorative Week will be May 1—6, however, there are events occurring all year long.  This is a great time to give back to this beautiful city of ours by volunteering. 

Go to this website: SA300 to find out more.  Here is a brief list of some opportunities:

  • Ready to dig in? Become an Environmental Steward at the SA River headwaters to provide ecological health or help build a “medicine wheel garden”.


  • Help provide food and general services through the Food Bank.


  • Clean up alleys to improve accessibility in the Alta Vista Neighborhood.


  • Sustainability projects: growing infrastructure of Community Gardens at Univ. of Incarnate Word

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We have been honored again by our amazing customers who have chosen to share their positive experiences with their friends, neighbors, and the online community.  This year we received two recognitions through Angie’s List and Houzz, which we are pleased to share with you.

For the third year in a row we are proud to announce that we have earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List.

“The service providers that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award demonstrate the level of excellence that members have come to expect,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros are top-notch and absolutely deserve recognition for the trustworthy and exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year and overall.”

A new platform for us in 2017 was Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, where we won “Best Of Customer Service.”  We were chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

Exceptional Customer Service Awards

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- Charles Loveless, Manager


In each newsletter I highlight trends that are “hot now” (thoughts of Krispy Kreme dancing in my head).  Many of the cities’ older homes have siding that have seen better days. Older siding mixed with moisture deteriorates quickly.  This type of 

January - March 2018

damaged siding looks like compressed cardboard.  Many customers are also replacing their rough cedar lap siding that appears dried-out and general looks dated.  Many, then, search for a new improved siding with low maintenance. 


Over the last several years more customers have been asking for masonry siding (i.e. Hardie Board).  The accompanying photo shows one of the projects that highlights the difference in old verses new.  Hardie does come in a variety of colors, however, you can choose to paint Hardie: customizing the look of your home.  Our last customer came outside numerous times to watch the transformation.  Each time admiring the changes. She thoroughly loves the new look of her home.  The end results always count the most: customer satisfaction.

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INGREDIENTS

· 20 fresh strawberries

· 1—3 oz package cream cheese, softened

· 2 TBL chopped walnuts

· 1 1/2 TBL confectioner’s sugar

· Chocolate topping for drizzling

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