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The Orange Elephant Story: Orange What?

Kelly Edwards - Friday, July 08, 2016

THE SUMMER OF '97

As the famous song Summer of ’69 goes, “…that summer seemed to last forever…those were the best days of my life”. And to twin brothers Kelly Edwards and Chris Edwards, that summer, filled with long blistering days in North Carolina heat when they began working in the paint business, sure did seem to last forever. The brothers were simply in search of a summer job, some fun, and a few extra dollars for their next year in college. But when they stumbled upon an opportunity to work with a collegiate house painting company, what they got was much more than just a “summer job”. Given the opportunity to work alongside Steve Noble, the company’s founder who would later become their mentor, that summer provided many life-long lessons and wisdom that would travel far beyond a season of summer…that seemed to last forever.  Read More

The New Normal In Home Painting

Kelly Edwards - Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The The New Normal in Home Painting is really all about combining old fashioned integrity with the most current technology to deliver the job right the first time. We like to say, “it’s not your job to make sure we do ours.” The New Normal in Home Painting is:   Read More

How Often Should a Home Exterior Be Painted?

Kelly Edwards - Monday, July 04, 2016

A fresh coat of exterior paint will do wonders for a home. It will rejuvenate, increase curb appeal, and undoubtedly, bolster the pride of home ownership. Some homeowners are oblivious to the fact that their home needs exterior painting until structural issues come up. The team at Orange Elephant helps homeowners identify the signs of failing exterior painting, what causes paint to fail, and determine how often your home should be painted. When in doubt, consult a professional Raleigh home painting company like Orange Elephant Painting & Restoration to help you determine when your home is due for a fresh coat of paint.  Read More

Exterior Painting: Quality Prep Work is Key

Kelly Edwards - Thursday, June 30, 2016

Prepping the surface to be painted before applying a new coat of paint is a very important step for exterior painting. How long exterior paint lasts not only depends on the quality of the paint you use, but also on how thorough you are in preparing the surface to be painted. A poor prep job will lead to premature paint failure.  Read More


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