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7 Tips For Finding The Best Home Painting Service In Denver

7 Tips For Finding The Best Home Painting Service In Denver

Every weekend you’ll find the big box stores filled with do it yourselfers. People ready to save a few dollars in exchange for giving up endless hours of time to take on a home improvement project. And at the top of the list is house painting. What could be easier than buying a few gallons of paint, grabbing a brush and a roller, and spending a few weeks climbing up and down your house?

While it may sound easy, few do it yourself projects are as easy as they sound. If you’ve decided to leave the paint at the big box store this summer, and hire a house painting company instead, here are 7 tips for finding the best home painting service in Denver.

1. Start with a free estimate. All reputable house painting companies will provide you with a free estimate before they begin. Be cautious of anyone who quotes over the phone. In order to properly quote for the job, the home should be evaluated carefully.

2. How long has the company been in business? While age isn’t always a sign of quality, it’s a good start. If someone can survive in the very competitive world of house painting, they take pride in both their quality and their customer service.

3. Ask for accreditation. What professional groups do they belong to? Accreditation shows pride in being a business owner, and in maintaining certain standards both in business, and in the painting industry.

4. What about changes? Ever started painting with a color, and you simply don’t like it? What are the policies about changing colors partially into the project? Knowing your timelines and policies ahead of time can help you determine the flexibility of the company.

5. How quickly can you move from estimate to completion? Some companies have single crews, some have many. Colorado has a small window of opportunity for getting a house painted; miss the window and you’ll be waiting until next spring. It’s important to understand the timeline upfront before you sign the contract.

6. Look for professionalism. A true professional will care about their image from top to bottom. Do they have a professional website that’s updated regularly? Can they be reached easily by phone?  Is that image maintained throughout the business, including recognizable trucks and uniforms?

7. Ask for referrals. What are others saying? Read through testimonials and referrals carefully. Ask friends and neighbors, especially if you see or hear of a good experience. Search online – there are a variety of ways to find out how others feel about a company you are considering.

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How Often Should I Paint The Exterior Of My Home?

How Often Should I Paint The Exterior Of My Home

Here in Colorado, your house paint isn’t just something that makes your home look good; it also acts as protection against the weather. Harsh winter snows and over 300 days of sunshine every year can take its toll on your home if it isn’t painted right.

When was the last time you had it painted?

While there are different types of paint products on the market, paint quality is ultimately what will determine how often you need to repaint. While a good quality paint with primer may adhere well to the wood, and provide you protection for 5 to 10 years, a lesser quality may reduce the time substantially. Watch your home for signs of peeling or cracking, and paint as needed.

Was it painted by a professional, or did you touch it up yourself?

A quality professional painting service will use high quality paints and materials, and will ultimately give your paint longer life. Many of the big box stores or discount supply stores sell lower quality paints at bargain prices. The adage “you get what you pay for” applies here.

Has the wood been exposed to the elements?

As paint begins to age and wear, it will crack and peel away from the wood itself. If you don’t correct it along the way, the wood itself will continually be exposed to the elements. Wind, snow, rain, and intense sunlight can take its toll on the wood, warping it or allowing it to chip away from your home. Fixing small problems early and as soon as you find them can mean less cost and trouble down the road.

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Guide to Hiring a Painting Contractor

One of the easiest ways to change your room’s appearance is with a fresh coat of paint.

No matter if your room is a small bathroom or a large multi-story family room, hiring a painting contractor can be very beneficial. Painting contractors are experts in this field, and are sure to save you a lot of time and effort.

Painting can be hazardous and risky due to the solvents and dust involved. Do you know which paints are safe? Do you know how to handle potential problems with Lead Based paint? Not to worry; professional painting contractors deal with this every day, and will take the appropriate steps in order to protect you.

From preparation and painting to cleanup and disposal, painting contractors will make your home repainting and remodeling a whole lot easier. There are hundreds of companies that offer assistance to those who need help in a painting or decorating project. Selecting the most qualified painting contractor may not be an easy task, but with the following tips, you might just find the most appropriate and skillful one.Guide to Hiring a Painting Contractor

1. Choose a legitimate painting company that is a part of the community.Some fly-by-night companies are only in it for the quick buck. They set up for the summer to earn some fast money … at your expense. Ask questions and make sure they have experience, and will be in the painting business for the foreseeable future.

2. Choose a licensed contractor. Licensed painting contractors guarantee that they can do the roles and responsibilities that are expected of them. These individuals have undergone extensive training and have passed various compliance programs, making them the most qualified individuals to do the painting, repainting or remodeling of your home.

3. Choose a contractor who has credible references. Of course, painting contractors will inform you about how high quality their previous jobs are, but you should definitely ask for proof. Get in contact with their previous clients and find out whether or not they were able to live up to their expectations in terms of the quality of work, time and cleanliness.

4. Choose a contractor who guarantees maximum support to customers. Most of today’s painting companies employ technology to ensure that their customers receive the best support and follow-up that they deserve. Some companies make use of computer-aided scheduling and contact management software for more efficient transactions.

5. Choose a contractor who you feel is polite and pleasant to work with. It is crucial that you find a contractor you’re comfortable to work with and with whom you can communicate well. You definitely will have to talk a lot with your contractor during the painting and remodeling project, and a polite and pleasant person is sure to save you from a lot of stress.

The most important of all is to ensure that the painting contractor you have chosen puts everything you’ve agreed upon in writing. Elements such as the price, payment procedures, warranty, and the surfaces to be painted should be stated in the contract.

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Professional House Painting-Why It’s Important to Hire a Professional

Is your house looking a little shabby?

Does it need a new coat of paint?

Think you can do as good a job as a professional?

Think you can bribe your spouse, children or family members to help with this project to save a little money?

If that is your plan for the summer, you might want to think a while on that.  Here are the realities of painting the house yourself:

Typical costs:

Exterior paint averages $25-$40 a gallon, and a 3,000-square-foot home takes 15 or more gallons of paint, or $375-$600 just for the paint. However, premium paint can easily cost $50-$100 a gallon, or $750-$1,500 for that same large home.Professional House Painting-Why It’s Important to Hire a Professional

Doing it yourself also requires renting a pressure washer or sprayer for $50-$100 a day; extra-long ladders or scaffolding at $20-$75 daily; and a power sprayer for $50-$100 daily, plus masking tape, drop cloths and other supplies.  This is a labor intensive process.

Now lets add in labor. Will you be taking a week off work to work non-stop on the project? Or maybe you’ll be dedicating every weekend over the next couple of months to the project. How much is your time worth? What will you be missing?

If you are not prepared to cope with all of the above, then hiring a painting contractor is the smartest and best way to go.

A professional will tell you there are two sides to every paint job: the preparation and the painting. How much time and commitment you spend preparing can be the difference between painting every year, and a great paint job that will last for years. Preparation is what separates the do it yourselfer, and the professional.

Make sure you have at least three estimates from three different companies. The least inexpensive bid may not be the best choice. Ask questions, and do your homework up front.   After you choose the company make sure to read the contract all the way through, ask any questions you have and don’t sign it until everything is agreed upon by both parties.

The best benefit of hiring a Professional Paint Company is that you are getting a licensed, bonded, accountable way to paint your home.  You don’t have to deal with the prep work, actual labor, clean up or disgruntled family members.

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How To Choose The Perfect Color For Your Interior Painting Project

How To Choose The Perfect Color For Your Interior Painting Project

When the sad state of your walls starts to wear on you, freshening up your space with a new coat of paint can not only spruce up your living space; it can also add value to your home. Before you can start your painting project, you have to choose a paint color that complements your personal style, the function of the room and the décor of the rest of your house. Though no paint job is permanent, you will save yourself a lot of time and money if you are able to pick the perfect color the first time around.

Get inspired. Grab an empty binder and start creating inspiration collages. Scan through old magazines and pull images that draw you in, even if they aren’t pictures of rooms. After you have a sizable collection, review your images to see if there are any patterns that may reveal your perfect interior paint color. Perhaps you collected images of sweeping blue skies and oceans, or images of lush green forests and rich suede boots; either of these collages might point you in the direction of a blue scheme or an earth-tone space.

Consider style and function. Even if you fall in love with bright orange, it might not be the best fit for your newborn’s nursery or your relaxing bedroom retreat. When looking for the perfect interior paint color, try to spend time in rooms of your house that make you feel comfortable; you may even investigate the rooms in your friends’ houses. Try to notice any consistencies in color in the rooms your want to spend more time in.

Take your ideas to an expert. The professionals at a painting company spend hours upon hours discussing colors and designing color pallets for customers. Once you have a general idea about what you want your room to look like, pick up some samples at a paint store, or go through the painting company’s charts and ask for input. Painting experts can tell you the colors that make rooms feel small (dark, saturated colors) or large (light neutrals), or the colors that stimulate (yellows and oranges) or subdue (blues and light greens).

Test it out.  If you finally decide on a basic color or color family, select several chips or samples in a variety of shades (darker) or tones (lighter). Don’t trust the look of the chip; see them in the light of the room you’ll be painting.  Your painting expert may even be willing to add several colors to a room in small proportions at a very minimal cost; apply a coat or two to a small part of a wall and check it out in the morning to see if it’s perfect for your wall color.

Be true to yourself. Color and style experts are up-to-date on the latest trends: monochromatic modern rooms in grays and whites, bold accent walls in jewel tones, or earth-tone rooms in browns and greens.  You don’t have to be a slave to the experts; if you are in love with the idea of a sapphire room with a bold orange accent stripe, commit and try it out. If you are feeling adventurous, go ahead and test something out. Remember, a new color is just a paint roller away.

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