We Are Your Ottawa Painting Experts. All We Do Is Paint.

Paul Gagnon, the Owner, has over 20 years experience.
Give us a chance to quote on your painting job and let us earn your trust. 

We Are Your Ottawa Painting Experts.
All We Do Is Paint.

Paul Gagnon, the Owner, has over 20 years experience.
Give us a chance to quote on your painting job and let us earn your trust. 

We Are Your Ottawa Painting Experts.
All We Do Is Paint.

Paul Gagnon, the Owner, has over 20 years experience.
Give us a chance to quote on your painting job and let us earn your trust. 

We Are Your Ottawa Painting Experts.
All We Do Is Paint.

Paul Gagnon, the Owner, has over 20 years experience.
Give us a chance to quote on your painting job and let us earn your trust. 

What’s New At Flying Colours Painting
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What’s new at Flying Colours

Classroom Paint Colours

Did you know the average Canadian will spend upwards of 16,000 hours inside a classroom from kindergarten to twelfth grade? That’s almost two full years and that does not even include postsecondary education! Clearly, to say we spend a lot of time inside a classroom...

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How Paint Colour Affects Mood

It is no surprise to many of us that colour affects mood. Pablo Picasso said it best: “colours [...] follow the changes of the emotions.” And while many of us are not professional artists tasked with choosing the most relevant colour scheme for our latest work of art,...

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Add Colour to Your Spring Cleaning

Spring is here; have you started spring cleaning yet? While spring typically brings about an attitude of growth, renewal and life, it is safe to say that most spring cleaning to-do lists aren’t as glamorous. Don’t be hard on yourself if you haven’t started your list...

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How to Make Your Furniture Look Expensive

You don't have to leave your house to shop for 'new' furniture. That special piece could be sitting in your very own home collecting dust as you read this! Customize it with something as simple and effective as paint. Come on over to Flying Colours Painting, grab your...

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Wallpaper Trends for 2018

Just like you’ll want to revamp your personal look in the new year, 2018 is a great opportunity to give your home an easy and cost-efficient facelift with dramatic and engaging wallpaper designs. Faux Effect. Make a lasting impression with wallpaper that mimics the...

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Black is the New Black

Happy New Year! As we leave 2017 in our rear-view, moving ahead means looking forward to new opportunities that come along, and being open minded to different concepts and ideas. In terms of colour and design, it appears as bold and dark statements will be the way to...

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Holiday Touch-Up Tips

The holiday season is upon us! If you're planning on spending quality time with family, friends and other loved ones (and you happen to be hosting this year) it's important that your space looks and feels its best. Here are some great tips to quickly touch up the...

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Winter Painting Tips

Normally this time of year is synonymous with getting into a festive spirit and bracing for frigid and snowy weather. We've been lucky in the snow department (so far), but getting into the festive spirit can mean different things to different people. Beyond holiday...

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Prepping Your Home For Sale

  Prepping Your Home For Sale Moving is an inevitable part of life, whether it be a change in the economy, change of environment/scenery, upgrading or even downsizing. Many people move because of jobs, being willing to go where the work is, no matter what,...

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Paint and Renovate Correctly

  Changing paint colors is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to add a fresh new look to the interior or exterior of a home. Both exterior and interior paint can be used to protect homes and make strong impressions. Painting projects are fun and can be...

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Create Drama With Bold Paint Colours

Create Drama With Bold Paint Colours Painting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform the look of a space. Paint colours can dramatically change the mood and the design of a home. And depending on a homeowner’s goals, paint can make a statement or...

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Add Value to Your Home

Add Value to Your Home Homeowners choose renovation projects for a variety of reasons. Although many improvements are made to increase functionality and comfort of a home, several others are seen as worthwhile investments. These investments can add up to a higher...

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Summer Shades to Paint Your Home

Summertime is upon us, which means time for some warm weather redecorating! Get rid of the cool tones of fall and winter and give your walls the boost they need to accent the sunny skies! Last spring we were seeing a lot of colours that inspired us to think bright,...

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Unique Faux Painting Techniques

Faux Painting is a specialty at Flying Colours, and we are always looking for new techniques and styles to show our clients! Faux painting requires a special  brush technique to create the illusion of texture and/or different materials on your walls. There are various...

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Painting for Kids

    Since colours can evoke different feelings and moods, it's very important to be mindful to which hue you want to surround yourself with. Particularly focusing on painting a child’s room, different colours can influence how your child rests and plays....

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How to Paint Those Hard-to-Reach Areas

  For a seamless finish when you paint a room, you want to make sure all the nooks and crannies are fully covered. There are some tricky spots in a house that can be a pain to properly paint...luckily we know just the way to get them! Check out these...

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How to Make a Statement with Wallpaper

    Despite the name, wallpaper can make a statement anywhere, not just a basic wall installation. When designing your home, you should use every chance you get to decorate and give your space a personality, even the most unlikely of places. Some of the most...

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Strategic Samples

  As painting experts, we always highly suggest to our clients to sample their paint colour before committing. Sampling a paint colour is more than looking at tiny different coloured squares up against your wall, it’s a process in itself, and a very important one...

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Paint Your Way to Patio Season

    Patio season is upon us! This can mean your patio may need some serious TLC after the harsh winter. Rain and snow can cause a patio paint job to fade, crack and chip away. Painting a patio requires some special strategy and preparation for a job well...

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How to Instantly Boost the Mood in Any Room

  The power of colour is a magical thing! It's amazing to think the palette of a space can genuinely change the way you feel and perform. As the weather gets warmer, and the sun gets brighter, we totally strive to go bolder and brighter, as well as using a colour...

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Paint Tips for Older Homes

    Painting the exterior of a home is always going to be a big process of careful preparation and time. Painting an OLD home can be an even bigger process. There are a few obstacles you may need to deal with on older homes then you might with newer models....

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Which Paint Type is Best for You?

  It’s not all black and white when it comes to choosing the type of paint for your home! Each room can benefit from the different types, so it's important to know the pros and cons for each paint. Before you go and grab the matte shade of Periwinkle for your...

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Commercial Painting Done Easy

  Flying Colours Painting is passionate about painting. We promise to provide top quality services on all levels, from colour consulting to post-paint clean-up. We take into detail each specifications and needs that each client will require. While we do an...

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Exterior Colour Consulting

Painting the interior of your home provides so many options and opportunities to get creative and show your personal style. On the other hand, this may seem more difficult when painting the exterior of your house. The exterior paint colours you choose should, of...

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Colour Me Green

If you are someone who likes staying in style and up to date with trends, then knowing the "colour of the year" is of utmost importance! Pantone is the master of colour guides, as they release a new series of “it” colours every year that set the tone for designs to...

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Painting Prep

Painting a home is a big job, and it can often seem very daunting when wrapping your head around all the steps that follow. While we first and foremost recommend hiring a professional painting company, as it will lift the load off your shoulders tremendously, it is...

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Paint Transformation Tricks

We love staying in the loop for cool tips on how to enhance or transform a room through painting. We’ve touched on tips on how to paint to change the size and shape of a room, but there are other factors to consider as well, such as light and intimacy. Here are some...

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Picture Perfect: Ready, Set, Stage

        Selling a house can be difficult and exhausting experience, but there is a way to make it more tolerable! You don’t need a major renovation to transform your house; a simple staging presentation will make your space refreshed, cleanly and...

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Picture Perfect: Commercial Version

We’ve gone over the picture-perfect bedroom design trends that are sure to get you a spot in the world of Instagram, but what's the next hottest place to snap a selfie? Commercial businesses (specifically restaurants) are THE perfect spot for the perfect photo! We've...

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Picture Perfect: Insta-Worthy

    It seems nowadays everyone is on a daily search for that perfect shot, the shot that is so Insta-worthy (Instagram) that those triple digit likes will just pile in. Whether you stumble into some perfect lighting, or that steaming bowl of ramen has never...

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Feng Shui Your Space

    Feng Shui is the practice of creating a positive balance of energy in any given space through the different elemental signs.  The practices of Feng Shui are widely popular in creating a harmonious, positive design in ones home or office. There are many...

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Halls of Fame

  Painting your home should be a chance to get creative and have fun. Move away from the norm and take a chance with your painting techniques! We’ve all heard about the classic statement wall, but what about giving it a twist and having a statement hallway? The...

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Painting Perceptions

  Paint can change more than just the aesthetics and mood of a room; it can actually affect the way one sees shape and size. There are specific tricks when painting that will change the perception of your room, whether you want it to appear larger, more cozy,...

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How Paint Can Transform a Room

  It's almost 2017 and with the start of a new year comes reflection of the current year and looking ahead to the future. If you were able to achieve all of your goals (and then some) make sure to do what you did this past year and amp it up a little, for even...

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Painting Rules to Follow

  Rules are important to follow. Yes, some were meant to be broken, but the main reason they were made in the first place way to create a certain type of order and provide guidance to keep things from turning into a chaotic mess. When it comes to painting there...

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Painting Trends for 2017

The holiday season is upon us, which also means that 2016 is drawing to a close (amazing how quickly time flies!). It's great to live in the now by being present in the present with your friends and family. However, it's always good to look ahead and start...

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Paint Colour & Eating Habits

They may not seem like they are connected whatsoever (especially considering the fact that there are restaurants that exist where you dine completely in the dark), but the paint colour on the wall can affect how you eat. When you think about it a bit more thoroughly,...

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The Benefits of Wallpaper

When it comes to designing a room there are many things that go into making decisions, but ultimately it comes down to determining what the overall vision for the space is and figuring out the best way to execute it. It's also important to decide whether you'll be...

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Painting Tips from the Pros

  When it comes to creating the perfectly painted space, there are many things to consider such as paint quality and type, size of the room that is going to be painted, function of the room that is going to be painted, etc. While the painting experience can be...

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The Dangers of Lead Based Paint

Paint is a wonderful and vibrant way to add some colour to your home or business space; the right colour choices can positively affect mood and productivity, however the wrong paint selection (especially ones that are lead based) can can cause health and safety...

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Importance of Professional Wall Paper Removal

  There's nothing more exciting than decorating your home the way you want to in order to have it better represent and reflect your personal and unique tastes and sense of style. However, sometimes it's necessary to first strip away the unique tastes and sense of...

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Strategy for Successful Painting Projects

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail; harsh words, but couldn't be further from the truth and it applies to pretty much everything. When it comes to something like a painting project that takes a lot of consideration and precision, you don't want to go into it...

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Bathroom Painting Ideas

  The bathroom is a very important place within the home; it's the first place most people go into when they wake up and the last place they go to before going to bed. Some people may not believe that paint colour and decor choice in the bathroom makes a...

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Making the Best Interior Paint Choice

  Paint is a beautiful, colourful and vibrant way to express emotions and convey feelings; it goes beyond simply changing the colour of a room. Choosing the right paint can make the difference in how a particular room feels and the subsequent environment that is...

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Choosing the Right Paint Colour

  Life is full of decision making; certain decisions definitely take precedence over others, but the notion of having to come to a decision you are comfortable with that will also be in the best interest of everyone (if multiple parties could be affected by it)....

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Benefits of Hiring a Professional Painter

  When it comes to certain things in life sometimes people believe that because it appears to be simple and could be done quickly that they should take on the task themselves. Sometimes this is indeed the case, and other times it isn't. The painting of your...

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Best Ways to Stage your Home

  A lot goes into buying or selling a house, especially if it's your first time doing either one. Selling a home may be the more difficult of the two because there are so many houses on the market for sale, it can be difficult to stand out from the competition....

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What Your Paint Colour Says About You

  We're all more alike than we are different, however the things that separate us are also what make us unique. Take paint for instance; the role of all paint is the same (to cover a wall/object), yet the way in which you can do it and the amount of different...

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2014 Paint Colour Trends

The new year is fast approaching and 2014 brings with it exciting new paint colour trends. If your New Year’s resolution is to update your home, read on to discover some of our favourite paint colour trends for 2014. Pantone is a world-renowned authority on colour...

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What is Faux Painting?

Faux painting is a decorative technique that recreates various materials and textures using paint. It is called faux because the method of painting produces a false impression that the painted surface is really a different finish such as wood or marble. Faux painting...

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Four Popular Wallpaper Styles

Wallpaper is a simple way to make a big impact in your space. Whether you’re looking to add subtle texture to a room or create a focal point, wallpaper is a great solution. If you’d like to use wallpaper in your home, here are four popular styles to consider: 1....

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Why Work With Flying Colours Painters Ottawa?

Our reputation for quality and professional painting makes us proud. A hard-working and professional team of painters assures a high standard of workmanship on all of our jobs. Customer satisfaction has always been and always will be our very first priority