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Why Interior Painting in the Winter is a Great Idea

Most Denver homeowners save their home improvement projects for the warmer months and cozy up by the fire to wait out the winter; however, there are some projects such as interior painting, that are advantageous to get done during the winter months.

As local Denver painters, we’ll tell you all the reasons why interior painting in the winter is beneficial and we’ll even help you with choosing an interior paint color!

It’s More Cost Effective!

Scheduling interior painting in the winter could actually save you money! The spring and summer months are the busiest time for contractors, which means prices are often driven up to correlate with the demand.

During the winter months, schedules slow down, and prices are dropped. On average, lower competition during the offseason makes for savings up to 20-60%!

You’ll See Accelerated Results.

When it’s the offseason, it’s likely you won’t have to wait to get your paint job done! The winter months are best for quick responses! Unless you’ve planned months in advance, it’s almost a guarantee you’ll have to wait to get a start on your project in the summer.

You can also use the extra days off during the holiday season to get your project done. This is a great way to get a head start on all your home improvement projects for the spring and summer.

But Will the Cold Affect the Paint?

As stated in our blog post about exterior painting in Colorado, it is recommended that you should never paint a house when the temperature is 50°F or below. However, with the high-quality paint that we use here at Paint Denver, this tends to hover around 40°F and some premium paints can be even be applied down to as low as 35°F.

Ideally, paint should be applied around 60°F and it’s best to change the temperature around 36 hours beforehand to make sure the walls are warm. And you don’t worry about airing out the fumes with us as Paint Denver uses only high quality, low VOC paint!

If this has inspired you to start planning an interior painting project for your home, call us now at (303) 800-7575 for a consultation! We’d love to help you curate your perfect home interior.

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5 Tips for Choosing Interior Paint Colors

Ring in the new year by updating your interior with a fresh coat of paint with Paint Denver! As winter in Denver is finally settling in and we’re spending more and more time at home, now is the best time to renew your interior with a fresh layer of paint.  

We’ve shown you how to find a quality interior painting company and the next big question is what color to choose to paint your home’s interior. As one of Denver’s leading interior painters, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you find the best interior paint colors for your home.

Magazine, Catalogue, and Online Inspiration 

The easiest way to get inspiration for a new interior paint color is through magazines, catalogues, or websites such as Pinterest and Instagram. This continues to be a staple in interior design inspiration and can show you new ways to use color for your home. As seasoned interior painters, we can give you some insight and expert opinions on up and coming paint color trends in the Denver area. 

Bring the Outside, In 

Colorado is lucky to have four distinct seasons, so take advantage of its beauty by bringing some of the colors inside. You can bring in the blue hues of a summer sky or a peaceful white with green and brown accents from a quiet snowfall in the forest. Finding the right paint color in Denver is quite easy when we have the best inspiration all around us.  

Correlate with Artwork 

We’ve shown you what colors to choose to make your artwork stand out and we can also use that same artwork to find interior paint colors to complement your home. Artists are masters of color and lighting and choosing colors from your favorite artwork can accentuate and uplift your home. We can take that to the next level as masters of interior painting and help you turn your vision into reality. 

Use Color Theory 

While color theory might seem intimidating, trust us, it’s quite easy if you follow a color wheel. By using a color wheel, you can see what colors relate to and complement each other. To achieve color harmony, you can use a color scheme based on analogous colors, any three colors that are side by side on the color wheel, or complementary colors which are colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Knowing these basics will have you correlating color schemes in your home in no time. 

Match with Undertones 

Similar to color theory, all colors have an undertone that makes them unique. For example, a simple beige might have subtle green undertones. To find what undertones a color has, compare that color to similar colors. If you put up a white next to an eggshell, you might see that it has blue or red undertones. Also, take into consideration the color temperature. Warmer colors will most likely have a red, orange, or yellow undertone while cooler colors have undertones that are green, blue, or purple.  

With these new ideas and inspiration, it’s time to refresh and renew your home’s interior with a new interior paint color. 

Visit our website or contact us at 303.800.7575 to schedule a consultation.

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Tips to Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Victorian Home

Victorian homes are homes built in the Victorian era (1840-1940) that have very distinctive style and character elements. As beautiful and historical as these homes are, they require a fair amount of maintenance and upkeep to preserve their curb appeal. But don’t worry, we have a few tips to help you keep your Victorian looking its best.

Exterior

exterior victorian homes

The exterior is arguably the most important part of your Victorian home’s curb appeal and there are many factors that can diminish its beauty. The most common problem with not just Victorian homes, but all homes’ exteriors is weather damage. The sun can cause color fading and rain storms that can wreak havoc on older paint jobs. It’s important to keep your home’s exterior paint fresh and chip-free to ensure top-notch curb appeal. Victorian exterior house painting is a bit more complicated than other types of home painting, as there are often more colors used and intricate designs to maintain. Hiring a professional Victorian house painter is pertinent to the job getting done correctly and looking its best.

Landscaping

landscaping victorian homes

Another major aspect of a Victorian home’s charm is the landscaping surrounding it. A vibrant and lush garden is the perfect complement to the home’s dramatic exterior and requires a good amount of maintenance and care to uphold. Some tips to making your Victorian garden as fancy as possible are coordinating the color scheme of your home’s exterior to the garden plants and keeping a consistent feeling of whimsy throughout. These can be done by careful planning when it comes to which plants you choose to have. For example, if your home’s exterior has a purple color scheme, think about planting flowers with violet hues such as Wisteria and Heliotrope.

No matter what style your Victorian home and garden are, the most important factor to maintaining great curb appeal is upkeep. Scheduling regular exterior paint touch-ups and sustaining a healthy and lush garden are pertinent to keeping your home looking its best.

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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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