Published in the Times & Transcript - Monday March 7th 2016 by MADELAINE KEENLYSIDE (REPRODUCED HERE WITH WRITTEN PERMISSION)
Dieppe painter Remi Boudreau has gone viral on YouTube, and it coincides perfectly with his newest project - building a virtual academy for painters, he says. PHOTO: SUBMITTED BY REMI BOUDREAU
Dieppe painter and entrepreneur Remi Boudreau has received a boost to both business and his dreams following the popularity of his YouTube channel.
Boudreau's YouTube channel reached a million views last week, and it was a complete surprise, he said. Boudreau said the popularity of the videos has increased business for his company Expressions Painting, which he founded in 2010.
"Three-and-a-half years ago I recorded a how-to video series to show people how to paint their room from start to finish" he added. "There were nine videos in the series and I documented step-by-step how to do the [projects]."
One of his videos, How to Paint Baseboards, had 486 580...
This past week, my YouTube Channel reached the 1 000 000 views mark!!! :)
This is a pretty significant milestone and I'm finding it hard to find the right words to truly show how grateful I am that you are taking the time to watch and share these little videos of mine. So I'll keep it simple... Thank You! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!! :)
A few months ago I made a video in which I made a Commitment to answer any questions that was sent my way. This was posted on my YouTube Channel and on my website and since then, I've received numerous questions... one of which I am answering in this weeks video - DO YOU KNOW ANY GOOD PAINTERS IN [...]?
My goal is to help you leverage the Power of Color in your home and office. I hope you'll have found some value in this video. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions, comments or different opinions.
I love to hear from you :)
Cheers for now!
Licensed Painter & Color Consultant
This is one of the first question I ask my clients during a Color Consultation. I love observing their reactions as they first attempt to answer this question. In most cases they tend to answer in terms of their favorite color to put on walls (which makes sense of course).
But my intention in asking them this question goes a lot deeper... much much deeper...
This is an extreme example but it does illustrate how much Color can impact the price of a project.
Years ago, we painted the Offices for a Local Radio Station here in Moncton, NB. After the Color Consultation was completed by the Interior Decorator, the price tripled... yes you read that correctly - TRIPLED!
Watch this weeks New Video to learn more. :)
Color has a big influence on your everyday life... one way or another.
Here are the 2 things to consider if you want to leverage those colors for your benefit.
When choosing colors, it’s important to keep in mind that the cost of getting the space painted might be affected by the color choices…. And in some cases, the difference can be drastic (see below) :)
FIRST: The total number of colors.
If you decide to have a high number of colors for your project, this means the painting contractor will have to purchase a lot more paint. Extra colors will also result into more materials and more labor with all the different brushes and rollers to setup and wash.
SECOND: How dark or light the colors are.
If you decide to go with bright colors or colors that are opposite of what’s currently on the walls in terms of how light or dark the colors are, this will most likely result in a higher number of coats. Certain colors, like the ones in the image to the right, will require a grey primer to achieve the specific color. Other colors will require a white primer. Some will simply need you to apply a third coat to cover properly....
During a color consultation, I usually recommend having one main color go through the majority of the house in rooms such as entrances, hallways, stairways and maybe even spare rooms (or rooms who’s function may change from time to time). This main color, which I refer to as “The Grounding Color”, is typically a grayish beige/brown color and serves a few different functions.
FIRST: Because most rooms are attached to an area where the main color is (such as hallways), it makes it very easy to coordinate various colors since this main color is usually neutral. This is great if you have specific requirements for a room but still want everything to flow well together.
SECOND: Having a neutral main color also makes it easier for the “important” rooms to stand out and help attract people to them. Essentially, entrances, hallways and stairways are only a means to an end… meaning people will have to go through them to access the kitchen, the living room,...
-Remi & Gino