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Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Choosing the Right Color

Painting kitchen cabinets is a great way to breathe new life into your space at a fraction of the cost of a remodel. Take those dated, wood stain cabinets and turn your kitchen into the beautiful modern space you know it can be. You probably spend a good portion of each day in the kitchen anyways, why not make it a more aesthetically pleasing experience?

Selecting a paint color for your cabinets can be tough though. You want to make a statement while not picking something that will look dated in a few short years. Here are some helpful tips to picking the right color for your kitchen.

White Cabinets

white kitchen

Move over wood grains – white has become the most popular kitchen cabinet look in recent years. This is great news for those who want to give their kitchen a facelift without completely remodeling. Getting your existing kitchen cabinets painted white is much easier than gutting your entire kitchen, and will give you a modern look for a fraction of the cost. Even dark colored cabinets can go white; your painting professional will sand down and apply as much primer as needed to achieve your desired look!

The great thing about white cabinets is that they can go with the color scheme of just about any house. Light colored floors or dark, brightly painted walls or neutral, painting your kitchen cabinets white will look great with any style.

A Pop of Color

colorful kitchen
Bright colors in the kitchen are back! Give your space a retro vibe, minus the shag carpets and cheap appliances. There is a modern, clean way to bring the bright cabinet colors of the ‘70’s back in to the kitchen. A pop of color will give your kitchen energy and make it a statement room of your home.

Colorful cabinet paint is a good choice for you if the flooring and walls in your kitchen are not too loud, and if you have a bold enough sense of style to feel comfortable with a unique kitchen. If you are one to change your aesthetic tastes frequently though, brightly painted kitchen cabinets may not be for you.

Go Pale

pale kitchen

A little afraid of color, but want to do something other than white? Try a pale gray, tan, or blue. Painting your kitchen cabinets a pale hue can turn your kitchen into a focal point while still staying in the realm of “classic.” A pale paint color will help you balance between modern white and a bold retro color.

A muted paint color on your kitchen cabinets might be right for you if you like to be different, but not too different. With pale paint you can be a little braver than plain white, but not do something you might regret later!

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets are still in good shape, but just have a dated look, get them re-painted rather than replaced. You can still achieve a fresh modern, look without breaking the bank. With the wood look on the outs, painting kitchen cabinets makes a lot more financial sense than replacing them.

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Exterior Painting – The Consequences Of Inadequate Prep Work

The outside of your home is looking a little shabby. You know it probably needed a coat of paint last year, or even the year before. Who has time?

This year you know you can’t put it off any longer. A few buckets of paint. A couple of weekends worth of work. You should be able to get the job done as quickly as possible and move on. Should be easy, right?

Think again.Exterior Painting – The Consequences Of Inadequate Prep Work

A successful exterior paint job isn’t in the paint itself. Rather, it’s the prep work of the house before the paint is applied that will determine ultimate success.

Chipping and Peeling Paint

Paint adheres to a smooth, clean surface. If paint is applied to chipping and peeling paint, or a surface covered in dirt and grime, the paint won’t be able to properly adhere to the surface. The result will be a paint job that begins to chip and peel almost immediately. Which means all of your time and energy will be in vain.

Tips For Choosing Exterior Paint Color

Dirt and Oil

If your exterior is dirty and oily from years exposed to the harsh elements, covering it with a coat of paint won’t make it go away. In fact, instead of leaving your home looking fresh and vibrant, it will continue looking old and rundown. And if you use a light color, the dirt and grime can actually show through the paint. To get a good clean look, you have to have a good clean base.

Uneven Paint

Ever see a home where the paint looks bumpy and uneven? In order to create a smooth appearance, you have to start with a smooth base. If the exterior of your home has deep cracks or holes, spend time sanding down the flaws and filling the holes with caulk.

To avoid the problems and have your home painted the right way the first time, give us a call today. We never start a paint job without thoroughly prepping your home completely.

For more help on exterior painting in Denver.

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Professional Painter Can Remodel Your Kitchen On A Budget

What room is the biggest eyesore in your home? If you said your kitchen, this may be the year you do something about it.

You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to update it and give it a fresh, new look. In fact, if you talk with your professional painter first, you may be amazed at how modern and clean your kitchen can be without taking out another loan for a complete remodel.

Paint The WallsProfessional Painter Can Remodel Your Kitchen On A Budget

Start with a fresh coat of paint in a vibrant, modern color. People stay neutral because they are afraid of color. Yet color can be a great thing when modernizing the look and feel of your kitchen. Head online and look at kitchen remodeling sites to get a good idea of what look you are going for. Browse through magazines and create a folder with your favorites. This will help your painter understand what colors to suggest and to help you choose from.

Drying Times For Interior Latex Paint

Paint The Cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets are still in good shape, just looking a little tired and worn, or perhaps a color or stain right out of the 1980s, a fresh coat of paint can bring them into the current century. Today’s kitchens incorporate color and woods for a design unique to your home. Again, turn to home magazines or online resources for inspiration. Then let your professional painter do their magic.

Painting cabinets is not the same as painting a wall. You need deglossing primers to maintain the paint application. Use proper paints to make sure your cabinets are easy to clean and maintain, taking the abuse of daily use. Make sure you paint the entire cabinet, inside and out for a professional look.

Painted vs Stained Kitchen Cabinets – How Do You Decide?

You can also do little things to add a modern look. If you have recessed panel doors, remove the center panel and insert glass to open the cabinets up. Install new hardware to compliment your theme. Then have fun with other details to bring out the color – how about a glass backsplash to complement the look?

Paint The Countertops

If you’re tired of the old laminate countertops, give them a fresh coat of paint as well. Again, you won’t use regular wall paint for the process, countertops require special paints and sealers to ensure you will be able to use the countertops for normal kitchen functions. By working with a professional, you can choose a variety of color combinations, even have the final look resemble the granite you’ve long desired.

For a fraction of the cost, a little bit of paint and a professional painter is all you’ll need to update your kitchen, and have the room you’ve long desired.

Contact us about your Denver Interior House Painting ideas today.

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Planning For A Professional Painting Job At Your Commercial Location

Whether your facility is a school, a church, an office building, an apartment building, or a retail location, every maintenance project you face presents its own unique challenges.

If you are planning for a professional paint job in the near future, whether exterior or interior, the more you plan out the logistics before the job, the smoother the project will operate along the way.

Start by working with the occupantsPlanning For A Professional Painting Job At Your Commercial Location

While everyone loves a fresh, clean look, if it inconveniences someone during their busiest time, they may be anything but happy with the results. Start by talking to the occupants first about upcoming events. If it’s a retail location, do they have a large sale in the works? If its an office building, do the tenants have special needs in the coming weeks or months? By asking and getting a consensus first, you will be better able to plan for a time that will provide the least amount of disturbances.

Schedule during quiet hours

If your goal is to paint the interior, scheduling the paint job after working hours and on weekends will cause the least amount of disturbances to the tenants of the building. Likewise with the exterior, if you coordinate starting and stopping times to vary from peak arrival hours of the tenants, the job can run smoother and with fewer disturbances. Above all, keep your tenants informed of the process so they will be more forgiving of the process, knowing the outcome will benefit them as well.

Pick neutral colors

Usually a commercial facility comes pre-established with colors in place. Because most tenants select their furnishings based around the color combination – grays or browns for instance – its wise to stick with the same color pallet overall. That doesn’t mean you can’t go a shade or two lighter or darker, making the look and feel more modern. Yet remember commercial locations are usually meant to blend in and sooth, rather than make a bold statement. Unless you are working directly with the occupant who has a special request, neutral will stand the test of time every time.

Need a professional painting company for your next commercial job? Give us a call today and find out why clients all over the Denver South area love what we do.

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Why You Should Only Use A Painting Company That Chooses Low VOC Paint

Thinking of hiring a painting company for your next home improvement project? There are many things to consider as you make your final selection. Professionalism. References. All of this matters when choosing a painting company.

But there may be one thing more that you’ve never considered before.

What type of paint do they use?Why You Should Only Use A Painting Company That Chooses Low VOC Paint

Professional painting companies select and use all kinds of paint. Some choose their paints based on performance. Some based on color. But what about overall impact of the paint?

Paint contains three different types of chemicals: binders, solvents and pigments. The binders provide the ability to adhere to the surface you are painting. The solvents keep the paint liquid until its applied. And the pigments give the paint the color you desire.

Though all types of paints contain these three chemicals, not all paints are the same. In some cases, the paint manufacturer concerns itself more with profits and output rather that what goes in the paint. In which case the paint will contain more of the dangerous chemicals we are now finding out affect us in a variety of ways. These paints will contain higher concentrations of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, which can harm us in a variety of ways.

Health Problems

Most VOCs are found in the solvents. Solvents are the part of the paint that keep it liquid for application and allow it to dry quickly once its applied. When paint is applied to the interior of your space, the VOCs will become a part of your indoor air quality as this process takes place. Which means it can contaminate that air not just for the short term, but in some cases for extended periods of time. Yes, that fresh paint smell might not be so good after all. VOCs have been known to cause a variety of health concerns, including respiratory problems. Low VOC paints use alternative solvents, often water based, which means they have lower concentrations of toxic chemicals. By choosing a company that uses low VOCs, you are safeguarding the health of your family or your employees.

Environmental Problems

Painting the exterior of your home or building still has its own repercussions. Depending on the size of your structure, the paint you use will still off-gas during the drying process. High VOCs will enter our environment during the painting process and often for years to come. We also face many environmental problems when paints are disposed of improperly. Imagine paint buckets with high VOCs continually contaminating both the air and water supplies as it sits leaking in a landfill.

Now that we are aware of the potential problems and damage high VOCs cause our world, why choose a paint company that uses anything but low VOC paint? If you hire us, you’ll be hiring a company that always chooses the lowest VOC paints, and cares equally about the footprint we leave in our environment.

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