Welcome WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Toronto!

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We are so excited to welcome our newest Franchise Partner: Travis Sellar

Residents and business owners in the city of Toronto can expect to see his clean, shiny vans and friendly, uniformed painters as he hits the ground running with his residential and commercial painting franchise.

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Travis to find out what made him say WOW! to WOW 1 DAY PAINTING.

Why I chose WOW 1 DAY PAINTING

WOW 1 DAY PAINTING presents such a rare ground floor opportunity: to help overhaul an outdated industry while creating a new world-class brand. The crystal clear unique selling proposition is very powerful!

My background prior to WOW

I have almost 20 years experience in the advertising industry in various consecutive senior agency creative roles.

My passions outside of work

I am a big family man, and love the roles I get to play as a father and husband. I am also an avid snowboarder and terrible golfer. Some have told me that I could go semi-professional as a cottager. My sports teams are the Tottenham Hotspurs and Green Bay Packers.

What I look forward to most about being a business owner

It will be exciting to challenge myself each and every day to see what I’m capable of achieving as an entrepreneur, while hopefully leading a team of people to find a greater reward from their professions as well!

What I love about my city

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, and the fourth largest in North America. The city is a true melting pot of different cultures, beliefs and attitudes. There are so many different things you can see, do, learn and eat! Each day is amazing. I love living in a place that is never, ever boring.

Fun facts

I suppose you could say that I like adrenaline! I’ve jumped out of planes several times. And I’m also very fond of the color green – another reason I chose WOW 1 DAY – which is a very questionable color choice for a redhead!

We’re so excited to welcome Travis to the WOW 1 DAY PAINTING family! Connect with him on their local WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Toronto page here.

Welcome to WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Knoxville!

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We are so excited to welcome our newest Franchise Partner: Ryan Byrd!

Residents and business owners in the Knoxville area can expect to see Ryan’s clean, shiny vans and friendly, uniformed painters as he hits the ground running with his residential and commercial painting franchise!

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Ryan to find out what made him say WOW! to WOW 1 DAY PAINTING.

Why I chose WOW 1 DAY PAINTING

After being in the construction and construction related industry for over 10 years, the opportunity to become a franchisee presented itself to me.  I was attracted to WOW 1 DAY PAINTING after researching what franchise opportunities were available and would be most beneficial for the East Tennessee area.  Knowing that it was supported by the systems and know-how of O2E Brands and its many companies, I was excited to explore WOW 1 DAY PAINTING.  It has presented itself as a fun and exciting opportunity that I truly feel will be an asset to our community, my entrepreneurial spirit, and my family’s future.

My background prior to WOW

I have had the opportunity of owning 2 companies; a residential construction company and an underground utilities business. I have also had many years of sales working within the construction industry, and of working firsthand with commercial and industrial distributors.

My passions outside of work

My two biggest passions in my life are my faith and my family.

Why being a business owner excites me

I once saw a quote that said, “It’s not the money I’m after, it’s the freedom. My goal is to live life on my own terms.” I’m looking forward to growing with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, making a better future for my family, and living life on my own terms.

Why I love Knoxville

Our area attracts a lot of retirees, as well as tourists from all over the world due to our close proximity to the most visited national park in the United States, The Smoky Mountains National Park.  Knoxville is also home to the University of Tennessee, therefore we host a variety of college students and professors from various different backgrounds; many whom chose to make Knoxville their permanent home.  The scene of Knoxville is constantly changing to accommodate our ever growing population. Knoxville is a beautiful city with a mild climate. It’s full of southern charm and rich in history.

Fun facts

I recently got married while in Vancouver and have taken on the role of stepdad to two amazing children; Jackson who is 13 and Cassidy who is 9. My wife and I also have 2 dogs, a Boxer and a mini Aussie, so that certainly keeps us busy as well.  My hobbies include photography and videography, golf, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and spending time with my family.

We’re so excited to welcome Ryan to the WOW 1 DAY PAINTING family! Connect with him on his local WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Knoxville page here.

Spruce Up Your Yard for Summer

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No matter how much you love winter, spring, or fall, it seems like everyone lives for summer. The warm weather and the longer days provide the perfect excuse to throw a barbeque or just relax on the porch with a cold one. But nobody wants to spend that much time in a yard that looks shabby and scraggly. Here are some ideas for sprucing up your backyard in time for summer.

Paint the Fence

Is there anything as picturesque as a white picket fence? If it’s been a few years since you’ve even looked at your fence and the paint is peeling or looks dull – or maybe you just want a change – then it’s time to revitalize those slats with a fresh coat. White looks crisp and clean but bright blues or yellows can mimic the vibrancy of the season. You could even pick two or three colors to alternate for a bolder look!

Tip: Keep the dog inside the house until you’re done painting.

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Paint the Furniture

Relaxing on the patio after a long day or even longer week is one of the great treats of summer. With the amount of action outdoor furniture gets over the season it’s important to keep it from looking worn and uninviting. Repainting the deck chairs and picnic table is a simple way to make the entire backyard look brand new. Since summer is such a bright and outdoorsy season, aim for bold colors like cherry red or turquoise, or earthy colours like fern green or sand. Alternatively, leave the wood as is and buy some colorful seat cushions for extra comfort.

Tip: If you have the time, sand down the furniture before you get started: the smoother and more even the surface, the easier it is to paint and longer it will last.

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Grow Your Garden

Planting flowers along the fence, beside the edge of a pathway, or in pots around the patio can add the finishing touch to your property. Whether you want perennials or annuals, make sure you know what conditions each plant needs to grow.

Tip: With year after year of record temperatures, pick plants that don’t need too much water and can handle the heat: bluebeard shrubs, butter daisies, and lavender are all good options.

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Add Some Accents

Sometimes it’s the extras that really make a space feel like home. Umbrellas and awnings offer the perfect opportunity to add some pattern to the mix; painting birdhouses can be a fun family activity for any lazy afternoon; and mosquito-repellent candles are an ideal way to shed some light when the festivities last into the night.

Tip: Hummingbird feeders need to be cleaned every 3-4 days to prevent mold and build-up.

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Repaint the Exterior of Your Home

Summer is the perfect time for this. (Don’t worry, I know some people who can do it for you.)

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Rachel Morgan is a Communications Coordinator for WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and sister companies 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me, and Shack Shine. Rachel loves to spend her free time reading, listening to music, and enjoying the outdoors.

5 easy ways to give your space a fresh, new look

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For most, the thought of change elicits fear and anxiety  – whether it be knowing how to choose the right paint colour, or picking the right furniture that best compliments your space.  But not all changes have to be grand in order for them to make impact.  Making small changes to a few key pieces can transform the entire aesthetic of a room. Here are 5 ways to change up your space – without the commitment.

Paint key pieces

Whether it be the kitchen cabinets or a set of dining room chairs, changing the color of a few key pieces can change the entire feel of a room.  If you’re unsure of painting an entire room, try doing just the baseboards or crown mouldings to give it a little pop and a clean, linear finish. Painting a coffee table a bold hue can shift the focus of a space and is an easy alternative to freshen up existing furniture.

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Try your hand at removable wallpaper

Try a bold pattern for a statement wall, or a neutral tone for an entire room.  Removable wallpaper is safe and relatively easy to use and unlike conventional wallpaper, doesn’t leave a mess.  Simply measure the dimensions of your walls, peel the backing, and smooth on to the wall using your hand or a flat-surfaced tool.  The best part of removable wallpaper is just that – it peels off easily and leaves your walls intact.

Practice the art of Feng Shui

Re-arranging furniture and fixtures can significantly improve the functionality and comfort of a space. Create a thoughtful seating plan by placing pieces strategically to maximize flow, or take advantage of a blank wall by incorporating descending shelves to keep multiple rolling focal points.

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Change your light bulbs

Summer is approaching and the days are getting longer.  That doesn’t mean you can’t make use of your space at night.  Change your light bulbs to set the mood – if you’re using compact fluorescent bulbs, replace them with a set of incandescent ones to create a softer, calming environment.

Go utilitarian

What better way to change the aesthetic of a space than by removing clutter and any unnecessary decor. There are plenty of affordable storage solutions that can be either incorporated into your space, or put away out of sight to keep clutter at a minimum.

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Creating these small changes can instantly change the look and feel of your space and if you’re not feeling it – no problem!  These small changes leave plenty of opportunity for you to change your mind.

Sayaka Endo is the AR Support at O2E Brands, parent company to WOW 1 DAY PAINTING,  1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me.

Paint inspiration from around the globe

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When it comes to the look and feel of your home – the possibilities are as endless as the inspiration you choose to draw from. Do you have a favorite travel spot or a place that you’ve seen on postcards that you dream of escaping to? With the right choice of color palette you can transform your space into its own enviable destination.

Here are some of our travel inspired favorites and how they can set the foundation in transforming your space.

Caribbean Cues

Living below the equator isn’t the only way to enjoy tranquility year round. For those of you who can’t get enough of the Caribbean’s blue and turquoise waters and golden sun rays, splash your walls with these beautiful hues.

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Choose from an array of warm, sunny yellows to create an uplifting space that is both happy and serene. Or, select vivid teals and ocean turquoises to create a space that calms and soothes just like the water-lapping waves.

Scandinavian simplicity

Choose from the cool side of the color wheel to create a Scandinavian feel in your home. Although IKEA has had its influence the last century through minimalist designs in crisp whites and natural wood hues, the Scandinavian look and feel dates back to days before furniture that could be put together with an Allen key.  

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Crisp whites, greys and icy blues all give a nod the region’s historical landscape of fjords, vast lakes and snowy mountain tops make the perfect backdrop for your version of Scandinavian simplicity.

Asian accents

There are many cultures around the world that celebrate red as the color of good fortune and happiness. In many Asian countries shades of red have a strong legacy that live on through local architecture, art, clothing and traditions.

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Choosing deep, strong red colors are a way to bring this history and culture to your own home regardless of its physical location. If you’re feeling bold, you can paint an entire room in a symbolic red or create an accent wall to bring a dose of good fortune into your home. The celebrations await.

Wherever your travels may take you, be sure to snap a photo to bring the inspiration home

Renee Janzen is the Marketing Manager for WOW 1 DAY PAINTING’s sister company 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Fueled by a passion for people, creativity and productivity, she is a marketer by trade, event planner by nature, and excitable traveler and photographer on the weekends. Connect with Renee on Twitter.

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"The guys from WOW 1 DAY PAINTING did a great job repainting my master bedroom, master bath, and closet. It was a great experience and the quality of work was top notch."

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"This is really a great idea! I hired WOW 1 DAY PAINTING to paint the interior of my house and couldn't believe they actually finished it in the same day! They were punctual and professional and did a great quality job. Very refreshing to have found a group that's so easy to work with. I will definitely be recommending them to anyone who is painting their home!"

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