New Residential Painting Job Completed in Manhattan Beach!



On June 12th, we began painting the exterior of a home in Manhattan Beach.  We are very pleased to share that the Colarossi team has completed the beautiful project!

The following is a brief description of the work the crew has dedicated themselves to perfecting in order to make these homeowners’ vision a reality.  For this home, our team power washed the exterior in which a high-pressure water blast was used to remove all the soot, dirt, salt air residue, and loose paint.  The exterior was in need of an upgrade, so we prepared the surface by scraping, patching, repairing, sanding, and spot priming all surfaces that needed to be painted.  All unsightly stucco cracks were repaired to match the existing texture of the exterior and we repaired the wood with bondo (a putty filler) as needed.  We completely primed all the repairs and used caulk on all large open seams with a 35-year caulking to waterproof the surface and keep all of that pesky water out!  The rain gutters surrounding the home were additionally prepped, spot primed, and painted seamlessly.  We delicately sanded, primed and painted all doors facing the outside.  The exterior wood, wood trim, stucco, and the garage door were all repainted to perfection.  Finally, we prepped, primed, and repainted all iron work and fencing surrounding the property (including the railings and gates) to create a pristine finish.  We used Dunn Edwards, one of our favorite and most trustworthy paint providers for the entirety of the project.

The hard work and dedication of the Colarossi Team has once again turned out a fantastic result with happy customers!  We are incredibly proud of the beautiful work we’ve done on this home which will last for years to come.

Sherwin-Williams and Pottery Barn Palette

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Sherwin-Williams and Pottery Barn have partnered for a carefully selected palette of colors. In total there will be four selections of colors for Pottery Barn fans. They include Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PB Teen and one for West Elm. The color spectrum for each line will be updated twice a year.

The Sherwin-Williams and Pottery Barn Collection will help you choose paint colors for the living room, media room, bedrooms, dining room, bathrooms, home office, kitchen, entryway and small spaces in your home.

After selecting the Pottery Barn colors you desire, you have the option of using them with any of the high quality, long-lasting and environmentally friendly paint offered by Sherwin-Williams. For example, Emerald™ Interior Acrylic Latex Paint, Duration Home® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint, SuperPaint® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint and others. We will work with you to create a custom solution for your property that fits your requirements and works best inside your home.

The painting and residential construction managers at Colarossi, will explain what version of Sherwin-Williams paint will look best and last the longest. You’ve taken the time and resources to invest in your property and our job is to help you gain the most value from your home renovation.

Painting Color Navy On Wall

The wall color you see above is called Naval.

The way Sherwin-Williams website works is quite helpful if you would like to get started right now. If you choose, you may sign up for a free account and save the colors your considering. For every paint color you select you will be shown suggested matching colors. In addition you can digitally apply the paint online to demo walls they provide in their Color Visualizer. Please keep in mind there will always be a difference from seeing something on a website to the time it’s live on your walls. Some of the elements, for example light, will have an effect on how a color will ultimately look. Sherwin-Williams offers small paint samples, if you decide you would like to view a color or colors on your wall and see if it you like it.

At any point in the process when you would like help choosing from the Pottery Barn colors or the thousands of colors Sherwin-Williams offers, do not hesitate to give us a call. We will work with you and answer any questions you have. In addition to painting we offer expert construction services, rain gutters, patio covers, concrete and stucco. We normally will make it out to your location in one business day and look forward to meeting you.

How to Choose the Proper Finish for Your Interior Paints.

paint_template-1We at Colarossi Painting and Rain Gutters will advise you further upon inspection of your property. The following is some information to get you started for those who would like to get a jump-start on some basic information regarding what to expect when we arrive. We like to educate our clients as much as possible before, during and after a project so that you can make the most informed and confident decisions.

We assume if you are reading this you are about to paint your home. If you are taking this step, we would like to do everything in our power to help you get the most out of the time and money you plan on investing into your home improvement. The happier you are, the happier we are. That is the foundation for our business. We have operated locally in the South Bay and Los Angeles area for decades and satisfied homeowners is our bread and butter.

Types of finishes for paints:

1. Flat – OK for walls but not great because it shows dirt and doesn’t clean very well.

2. Eggshell – Hides imperfections, smoother than flat and a popular choice for walls.

3. Satin – Shiny and cleanable, popular choice for kitchens.

4. Semi Gloss – Very shiny, good for trim, cabinets and doors. Extremely cleanable.

5. High Gloss – Great for areas that need to be cleaned often.

We will work with you to select the best finishes and colors for each area of your home. We have painted hundreds of homes (interior and exterior), commercial buildings and even industrial spaces. The experience has provided us with the knowledge to approach every project with a laser-like focus and provide outstanding results every time.

We have a dozen of our own, branded trucks and painting crews locally on the road. This allows us to service every project large or small without delay. Give us a call today, we will be happy to inspect your property and answer any questions you have. Have a great day and we look forward to meeting you. In most cases we will make it out to your property within one business day.

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Help in Choosing What Colors to Paint Your Home with Jackie Jordan


Paint color is one of the most important decisions you will make when decorating your space.

In addition to support directly from the experienced project managers and sales staff at Colarossi Painting and Construction and digital assets from the Sherwin Williams website, here are a few more tips to assist you in choosing colors you will love to live with.

The following is a video including tips from Jackie Jordan, Director of Color Marketing at Sherwin-Williams. Jackie explains the effects of using lighter, darker and specific colors in your home or office.

She starts by asking what colors do you find yourself attracted to? Look at the clothing in your closet and the magazines you read, what colors do you see? Those could be some of the colors you are attracted to that may work in your home.

As per Jackie, “Red stimulates appetite and conversation. Green and blue are calming colors. Yellow sparks creativity. Orange is the equivalent of a double espresso. Brown equals stability and reliability. White helps illuminate a space.”

She offers some additional tips regarding to the size of your space. “If you want a small space to seem open and airy use a lighter color. Repetition of color will visually link spaces to create a sense of harmony. A darker wall color can set off light-colored objects in a room to create an instant focal point.”

Jackie explains when choosing colors to paint your home, take samples home with you. That way you can see how they look in different lights. For example, daytime light and nighttime light. Her advice is when choosing colors for your home keep in mind lighter colors on a color strip may appear even lighter when applied to your walls and vice versa for darker colors.

We hope this information helps get you starting in picking out the perfect colors for your upcoming home remodel and when you are ready to have your specific questions answered give us a call, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Home Sweet Home

Colarossi Painting ContractorColarossi Painting Company has a dozen painting crews and trucks operating locally in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, El Segundo, Torrance, and surrounding areas every day. Having a solid depth of operation allows us to service our clients and incoming quotes without delay. It is also a testament to how many people trust us to improve their homes.

If you would like to know how much something costs or are interested in having a professional provide an expert opinion we are available and probably in your neighborhood right now.

Our twenty years in the South Bay and Los Angeles coupled with experienced painters, allows us to serve everyone equally. If your job is extensive, we can handle it. We have painted thousands of homes and other buildings for companies like Neutrogena, Mini, and Costco. If you need a room or two painted, you can rest assured we will be there for you, no matter how busy we get.

You will not see our painters disappear for days in the middle of a job. We work every day until the job is finished and provide the highest level of service, respect, and protection for your property. Everything is handled with the utmost care at Colarossi.

Our services include interior painting, exterior painting, and rain gutters.We have numerous references to share with you from several successful jobs past and present. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

We pride ourselves on our service and we do not cut corners. We pride ourselves on using the longest lasting paints and materials to ensure our work endures the elements and provides the maximum amount of value.

You will rarely be listening to a voice mail when you have a question about your project or if it’s a quote you require. Our staff is available 5 days a week from 8 to 5 and in the rare case someone is not available immediately, you will quickly hear back from us.

Thank you for visiting our site. If you have a question about anything you see here, give us a call.

Environmentally Friendly and Quality Paints

sw-pdf-celebrationHaving painted homes and buildings for two decades, we have learned a thing or two about what paints perform the best and last the longest. Our preferred paint manufacturer is Sherwin Williams.

Sherwin Williams has created GreenSure products to minimize the impact on the environment.

We use Sherwin Williams for primer in addition to paints. From our experience it’s best to keep the two separate. The trend of using two in one primer and paints does not last as long as when primer and paint is applied separately.

Our professionally trained sales team and project managers will work with you and / or your interior designer to choose the perfect colors to cover your interior rooms or the exterior of your home or office. In addition, we will show you pictures of our previous work for inspiration.

If you are the computer savvy type, Sherwin Williams offers easy to use color selection tools on their website. You can upload photos of your property and simply start to change the colors of the walls.

They offer color snap for mobile devices, color snap studio for iPad and color visualizer for desktop. In addition to photos of your own property, you may use the Sherwin Williams color selection tools with stock photos they have already uploaded for your convenience.

You can save your favorite colors and scenes and share them with friends for feedback. With our locally owned and operated team here to support you every step of the way and digital resources at your disposal, we are confident you will find the perfect color solutions for your home applied with the quality you deserve.

We have a dozen painting crews of our own and your work will always be completed with a team who on average has worked together for a decade. People tell us all the time, “We love your guys.” We have serviced the South Bay and Los Angeles for 20 years so we are here if you need us after the job is complete. If you need a touch up down the line you have our entire support staff behind you with one phone call.

Our staff is here for you and to keep your property looking great. Our reputation is everything to us and we look forward to serving the community for years to come. Have a great day, we look forward to making your vision into reality.