Paint themes inspired by Back-to-School

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While school is where most of your kids’ academic learning takes place, home should be a conducive learning environment, too. Here are some of our favorite paint themes inspired by Back-to-School:

MAPS

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Bring geography home! After painting the wall a solid color, use a paint pen to draw the outline of countries (use a projector and a real map for even better accuracy, or if you don’t consider yourself artistic). If it’s in your son or daughter’s room, fill the shapes with colors for a big statement, and think about giving some sticky tack to the room’s resident so he or she can indicate where in the world they’d like to travel.

SCHOOL BUS

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In color psychology, yellow can be associated with knowledge and creativity, which makes it a great choice for a room where learning will take place. Take inspiration from the traditional school vehicle and brighten up the atmosphere with school bus yellow.

CHALKBOARD

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Paint the entire room, one wall, or one furniture item with chalkboard paint to inspire creativity and academia at home. Whether it’s being used to solve math equations or draw castles and dragons, a chalkboard surface is more than just a coat of paint!

Sam Landa is the Content Manager and social media manager with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and sister companies 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me. On top of being a passionate fan of interior design, she enjoys playing live music and writing. Connect with Sam on Google+ or LinkedIn.

Calgary franchise donating $5000 to High River flood victims

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The impact of the High River floods in Alberta last June was felt across Canada, as images of the raging waters and destroyed homes were transmitted into living rooms.

Since then, many residents of High River, whose homes were ruined, have been struggling to make things right. Repair costs have placed an unexpected and significant financial burden on many families.

Calgary’s WOW 1 DAY PAINTING General Manager Mike Bradley was on the ground during the disaster. His parents’ home was flooded, and he spent hours helping them clean the muck out of their basement. Although they had their own flood damage to contend with, the Bradleys knew that others had experienced even worse, and Mike wanted to help.

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WOW 1 DAY PAINTING scores in Toronto

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WOW 1 DAY Painting franchise partner Hugh McKee has found an extra way to “wow” North Toronto by sponsoring a minor hockey team called the WOWies.

“We think it is important to support our community and help shape future leaders. Minor hockey is a great way for kids to make friends, learn about teamwork and stay healthy,” he said.

Coaches Matthew and Joseph are glad to have the painting franchise on board. “Your generous sponsorship helps provide these kids with the opportunity to experience good hockey in a team environment. And that is what being Canadian is all about,” they said in an e-mail.

McKee is happy to help out the WOWies, who had a huge win during overtime on Saturday, April 5, with a goal scored in the last 20 seconds. They seem to be on fire right now, and will advance to the semi-finals in their division, with hopes to make it to the finals on Easter Weekend.

UPDATE: The WOWies are league champs! Congratulations!

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Sarah Gray is PR Manager for WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, along with sister companies 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me. She’s known for her can-do attitude, whether it comes to communications or home improvement projects. Connect with Sarah on Google+ or LinkedIn.

 

 

Brian Scudamore’s upcoming keynote at the CFA National Convention

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Brian in front of mapWe’re proud to announce that our Founder and CEO, Brian Scudamore is a keynote speaker at this year’s Canadian Franchise Association National Convention April 6 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Brian’s keynote, ‘Building a globally admired franchise empire’, will cover his three brands–WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me–and how he’s been able to create a snowball effect by leveraging previous brand sucesses as he moves forward with new home services companies.

Read more for the summary of Brian’s presentation on the CFA website:

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We repainted!

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If you’ve been following WOW 1 DAY PAINTING for a while, you’ve definitely noticed by now that we ‘repainted’! We decided that our brand needed a facelift: a new look and feel that better represents our professionalism, painting experience, and world class customer service.

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