Refinishing Cedar Siding

Cedar Siding and Trim Painting Cedar is a popular choice for home siding and trim, both for its aesthetic appeal and practical benefits. Naturally resistant to UV rays, insects, and moisture, cedar siding can be stained to achieve a desired style and extend its...

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Transformation Story: The Smiley Barn Returns

During July 2018, Empire Painting was proud to transform the former Montage Furniture exterior in Delafield, Wis., for The Smiley Barn’s grand reopening in August. Watch the video below to see the dark and drab become bright and fab. The Smiley Barn is a landmark in...

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7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Painting Contractor

The typical home or business owner will seek painting and finishing services every couple of years. Some need a bathroom painted or exterior trim refinished. Others seek assistance to paint kitchen cabinetry or refresh an entire office building. Whatever the scope of...

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Empire Painting Sponsors Elm Grove Village Market

The Elm Grove Village Market Night celebrates local businesses and neighbors within the lovely Elm Grove area. The 2018 season began on Wednesday, July 11, and runs through August 29 on the corner of Elm Grove Street and Watertown Plank Road. The Elm Grove Village...

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Hartland Home Exterior Painting

Transformation Story: Warm Hartland Cottage This Hartland ranch home was ready for a refreshed exterior. The cement board siding and cedar trim were due for attention. Before images:The Process For this property, Empire used a low pressure wash to cleanse the exterior...

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Pabst Farms Home Exterior Painting

Transformation Story: Contemporary Pabst Farms Home This contemporary colonial in the distinguished Pabst Farms community was due for a refreshed exterior. Although a newer home, the wood siding and trim had already begun to show signs of color fading and slight...

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Sussex WI Home Exterior Painting

Transformation Story: Cheery Sussex Colonial This Sussex colonial home was ready for exterior painting & related services. Before our crew arrived, years of Wisconsin weather wear had caused peeling paint along the siding and trim. The color faded into a muted tone of...

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Choosing Paint Sheen

How to choose the right sheen when repainting your home or business When it comes to paint, it takes more than finding the right shade for your interior or exterior project. Sheen, that is the amount of light the paint reflects, determines durability and overall...

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5 Steps to Exterior Home Improvement

Whether you are a new homeowner or lived in the same abode for years, it's important to know answers to certain exterior questions. Before diving into renovations, this knowledge will guide expectations and ensure that each project is addressed properly. Know the Year...

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Oconomowoc Family Wins Painting Services (& you can too!)

THE LOCAL WINNERIn time for the 2017 holiday season, Empire Painting surprised an Oconomowoc family with free painting. With a busy schedule and young children, our local winners recently had their bathroom painting project completed. Tiffany P. chose the calming...

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Meet Empire Painting at the Realtors’ Home & Garden Show

Prepare for Spring 2018 When you think renovations this year, don't overlook finishing. Fresh coats of paint or stain go a long way to improving the value and appearance of your home. Whether pressure washing a pathway or refinishing cabinetry, you can learn about...

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Design Spotlight: Black + White Finishing

Painting a Newly Constructed Country Chic Barn Empire Painting is a locally owned and operated finishing company. Still, thanks to our partnerships with prestigious builders, remodelers, and design agencies, we enjoy the opportunity to work on extensive projects. In...

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4 Benefits to Hiring a Painting Pro (& common DIY mistakes)

Take a look at your home or business interior. What do you see? A painting professional will know at first glance the surface type (drywall or plaster), current coat details (flaking, texture, sheen), and millwork condition. During a free quote, most contractors will...

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Empire Painting Sponsors Vibrant Walker’s Point Mural

Paint does more than look pretty. It can go beyond improving home and business values and aesthetics. When transformed into a meaningful mural, it reflects a community's spirit and resonates with onlookers. In celebration of 15 years serving Greater Milwaukee, Empire...

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How to Prepare for Professional Interior Painting

To prepare for a professional painting crew, reference the following checklist. Taking these steps will help your selected team go straight to proper surface preparation and lets you feel more relaxed when the project start date arrives. PRE-PAINTING CHECKLIST Unplug...

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Skip Peak Painting Season: Renovate Interiors this Winter

Greater Milwaukee is enjoying the final traces of summer. It may be difficult to look months ahead given the promising forecast for the first week of October. Painting exteriors in sunshine and 70 degrees? We'll take it.Discover higher availability among contractors...

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Renew Your Lake Country Kitchen

No one loves a dated kitchen. It dampers the spirit and property value. Full kitchen remodels take weeks, require endless decisions, and often destroy reusable materials. Empire Painting suggests a more sustainable solution: renew existing cabinetry. It sounds simple....

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