Residential Painting in Hawaii

Broke Slipper Painting is a local painting company started by Adam De Loach over 10 years ago in 2010. Adam has been painting for over 15 years, but decided to start his own business has a house painter, professional home painter, and power-washing company. Broke Slipper Painting Company is a BBB accredited business that offers a wide range of services for Oahu and outer-island home owners. Adam is also a member of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, a premier non-profit association of contractors, painters, and designers across the United States that holds all its members to a high level of ethics, standards, and proper protocol.

Local Painting Business in Oahu

When you chose Broke Slipper Paint for your next painting project, you can rest assured knowing you’re in great hands. Every residential painting job is different, and Adam possesses the skills and knowledge to address the individual needs of a wide range of clients.

Besides being BBB accredited and working professionally for over 15 years, Adam can offer any of the five levels of painting service to all of his clients, for any of his painting services.

Broke Slipper Painting Services

Broke Slipper Painting Services include:

Interior painting single rooms or entire homes is just one of Adam’s specialties. Professional interior painting is no small task, and choosing the paint color and type that will best suit your needs is an important first step. 

It’s important to understand the degree of traffic any room of the house will be experiencing, and whether you’re looking to paint a high-traffic area such as a living room or kitchen, versus a guest bathroom that’s rarely used, influences the types of paint you’ll need.

Basic rules of thumb include knowing which type of paint is already on the interior and exterior before starting, such as whether it’s a latex, oil, or water-based paint. Next, you’ll want to decide on the best choice of paint finish.

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Understanding Interior Paint Finishes

A flat finish paint is ideal for ceilings and low-traffic interior walls. Because it’s the most  prone to marks, you don’t want to use a flat finish for high-traffic areas where children might scribble on the walls or stains are likely to occur. The most common choice for low-traffic rooms that you still want to have a bit of shine is an eggshell finish. This finish is great as a wall paint color, but still not as easy to clean. 

The best choices for higher-traffic wall paint colors are satin finish, semi-gloss, and high-gloss finishes. Satin finish is one of the most popular choices because it combines easier cleaning with a higher level of shine than eggshell or flat finishes. Satin finish is commonly used for bedroom, dining rooms, interior walls, and hallways. Even easier to clean are semi-gloss and high-gloss finishes. These are best for kitchen walls, children’s rooms, and bathrooms because they are durable, scrubbable, stain-resistant and will look stunning in almost any color you might choose.

exterior house painting service in hawaii includes roof painting, sanding, siding painting, power-washing, and paint maintenance

Exterior House Painting in Hawaii

Whether you need the exterior of your home freshly painted or re-painted, Adam can get it done for you. Because of his experience with power-washing and paint maintenance, Broke Slipper Painting also specializes in painting roofs, siding, and painting decks for large and small homes. Just as with interior paint, there is a wide range of house paint colors, exterior paint types, and finishes to choose from.

Some Painting Considerations

One of the most important things to consider with exterior house paint is the weather quality and conditions of your area. A great house paint for the Windward side might not be great for the hotter and dustier West side of the island, while some colors are best suited to more humid areas of Oahu like Nuuanu and Manoa.

Exterior painting, no matter your location or home, can significantly increase the property value and beauty of your home. Newly painted siding can save you tons of money you might have spent on replacing siding, while consistent paint maintenance is crucial for protecting your investment and making the paint last significantly longer.

Re-painting doors, windows, cabinets, trim, decks, and furniture is a cost-effective way to revitalize an entire room or house without re-painting the whole room. Broke Slipper Paint will re-varnish and re-paint doors, windows, furniture and decks to not only increase the aesthetic value of your items, but preserve them even longer against Hawaii humidity and exposure. Some important steps to re-painting include removing the items (such as cabinets or furniture) and disassembling to the degree necessary. Sanding is a common step before re-painting as well, to ensure a clean, smooth finish.

Read more below about the custom painting services Broke Slipper Painting offers

Need interior house painting or exterior house painting? We’ve got you covered.

Power washing, varnishing, and custom services from windows to doors!

Paint maintenance extends the life of you home by years.

Proudly Serving all of Oahu including Honolulu, Kalihi, Pearl City, Kaneohe, Lanikai, Kailua, Waianae, Kapolei, Mililani, Ewa Beach, Haleiwa, Aiea, Kahuki, Wahiawa, Makaha, Waipahu, Waimanalo, Waialua, Hauula, Maunawili, Waimalu, Waipio, the Outer Islands when possible, and more!

Broke Slipper Painting can power-wash decks, driveways, walkways, exterior walls, and pretty much anything else you need. Some of the serious benefits of consistent power-washing services include increased home value, improved curb appeal, prevention of expensive repairs, cleanliness, and decreases in airborne contaminates.

 Increase the Value of your Home

Consistent pressure washing is shown to add a potential $10,000 to $15,000 to the sales price of your home, according to the National Association of Realtors. When you compare that to the average cost of power-washing a house, the ROI is pretty much a no-brainer!

Improve Curb Appeal

If you’re planning to sell your house, or simply want to keep your house looking it’s best for the most amount of time possible, consistent power washing (every 6 months, depending on your home’s location) is necessary. Even in the best of conditions, exterior paint needs bi-annual or annual power-washing to maintain its beauty.

Power-washing driveways, walkways, concrete and steps is also important for safety, as moldy walkways can present a serious safety risk to your family, renters, visitors, and potential buyers.

Long-Term Home Protection

Mold is a common problem in the humid climates of Oahu and generally in Hawaii. Prevent dangerous contamination of the air around your home and save yourself money on rot-related repairs with consistent power-washing and paint maintenance today.

power washing is crucial in hawaii to prevent build-up of mold, pollutants, and rotting
consistently power-washing walkways is an important safety measure in hawaii, where moldy walkways can quickly become hazardous

Refinishing bathrooms, kitchens, and other outdated rooms is a specialty of Broke Slipper Painting. Hawaii in particular has many older homes from the 70s and 80s that require upkeep and re-finishing to look modern and stay functional. Call Broke Slipper Painting today to learn more about refinishing services available, or learn more about refinishing as well as varnishing.

Broke Slipper Painting is proud to offer paint maintenance services alongside a year-long guarantee of quality on every project. When you hire Broke Slipper Painting for any exterior house painting services, your first paint maintenance service is complementary. You have weekly, monthly, or maybe even bi-annual servicing for your pool, yard, cars, appliances, technologies, and many other things in life.

Repeated servicing and maintenance for your home’s paint should be no different. Paint maintenance is an often overlooked aspect of painting services. It’s often thought that once the house is painted, it can be left alone for 1, 5, or even 20 years. But you wouldn’t go 20 years without changing your oil, just as you shouldn’t go 20 years without paint maintenance. Read more about the importance of paint maintenance in our painting blog, or check out our Paint Maintenance page.

Depending on the circumstances, color-matching can be very simple, or slightly more challenging. If you’re trying to restore an older home with a matching paint color you’re not sure of, or you have a particular color in mind from a great Pinterest board, Broke Slipper Painting can help you find out that color. Color-matching adds continuity to a home’s interior and exterior look, which is why Broke Slipper painting offers this service along with many others.

More about the Owner

As a teenager, Adam apprenticed as a painter for his Uncle’s company, working through high school and eventually starting his own business. As a kid, he decided to turn his passion for urban art into a productive professional painting business that could benefit others and satisfy his love of painting. A Kailua-local born and raised, he understands the specificities of various Hawaii neighborhoods and home needs. 

Residential Painting Passion

Adam lives to paint. He was born to be a painter. Painting is his zen, and making the homes, interiors and exteriors of people’s houses look brand new is his passion. As one of the most competitive house painters on Oahu, he believes in offering the best service possible at fair and competitive prices. Call today to get a free quote for any of your house painting or residential painting and power-washing needs.

Why “Broke Slipper”?

Over a decade ago, Adam was on his way to a job site. He had a milk crate of old slippers in the back of his truck, and friend laughingly asked, “What is this, Broke Slipper Paint?” It was a passing comment, but nonetheless, Adam fell in love with the name. 

That day, he went out and bought the rights to the name for his residential painting business and began his career as a local business owner. Broke Slipper speaks to a common aspect of Hawaii life—we can all relate to those classic slippers that are a staple of Hawaii life. While Adam certainly doesn’t wear slippers on the job, his business holds that core connection to life in Hawaii. 

Adam is a local business owner who takes a deep level of pride in his craft. Being a local business means you’ll always work with him directly, and you can rest assured knowing you’re hiring a highly reliable house painter who values your business and home as if it were his own.

broke slipper painting is a kailua-based painting, power-washing, and residential services company