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Exterior Painting and Other Small Home Improvements to Help Sell Your Home Faster

Selling a home can be a stressful and tedious process. From exterior painting to budget-friendly kitchen renovations, there are dozens of little projects you can tackle in order to make the selling process go more smoothly.

Replacing Hardware

This is one of the most inexpensive and efficient ways to update the interior of your home.

Nothing exposes the age of your home more than outdated or old hardware. Doorknobs, cabinet handles, and light fixtures are simple and affordable components that will bring updated style to your home.

Be sure to focus these improvements in the kitchen whenever possible. An updated kitchen is one of the biggest draws to potential homebuyers as it is often seen as the “heart” of the house.

Exterior Painting

Curb appeal is a major component in selling a home. Any homebuyer who has shopped the real estate market knows that sprucing up the exterior of a home is a major key to selling quickly.

Hiring professional exterior house painters can take your home from drab to fab and increase the selling price dramatically. When painting your home’s exterior, make sure to keep up to date with trends and neighborhood characteristics. If you choose to stick with soft neutral colors, make sure you incorporate some color in the finishing details or with landscaping choices.

Fix Your Flooring

Flooring makes a huge difference in a home.

Replacing your flooring altogether may be a more expensive renovation. But replacing or improving the floors in some of the main rooms in your house is a great way to cut costs. Chances are, you’ll also increase the chances of a quick sale.

Many buyers place an emphasis on a home being ‘move in ready.’ This means that if your flooring is outdated, damaged, or poorly maintained, it may be a deterrent for buyers looking for their perfect home.

Consider a fresh coat of paint on the floors or deep carpet cleaning to increase the interior appeal of your home.

Upgrade Your Home the Right Way

Ultimately, you are the best judge of the renovations you should prioritize for your home. Budget, neighborhood markets, and nearby properties are all variables to consider when preparing your home for a sale.

If you’re selling your home or are helping someone sell theirs, contact us today for a free quote on exterior or interior paint jobs.

Want to learn more about the benefits of painting your home before selling? Check out more helpful articles here.

 

 

 

 

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4 Things to do to Prepare Your Interior for Denver Painters

Paint contractors understand that, ideally, your Denver painters should be in and out of your home as quickly as possible when it comes to interior paint jobs.

Painting companies want to ensure we’re doing the best work possible and get you back to a normal space as seamlessly as possible. For that process to move quickly, there are a few things homeowners can do to assist with making interior paint jobs efficiently.

Moving Furniture

Interior paint jobs are a bit more tedious than exterior jobs. Moving heirlooms or delicate furniture away from walls or doorframes ensures safety for those items. If you need assistance to move these items, please notify the Paint Denver Team Leader and we’ll take extra care to keep these pieces of furniture safe. For regular pieces of furniture, we will cover and protect the furniture and floors.

To assist with efficient prep work, removing small, fragile, and expensive objects from the rooms that are to be painted would help our team immensely. Any china should especially be emptied from china cabinets and moved away from work areas. Emptying bookcases and removing paintings, pictures, posters, and manageable mirrors from the walls would also speed up the prep work.

Wall Plate Removal

It’s an easy thing to forget. These little plastic fixtures are all removed, put away, then replaced by our crews before and after a job. We want to be sure there aren’t any bare spots where the paint doesn’t cover.

Remove these, along with any vent and return covers and shorten the painting process by a few minutes!

Floor Coverings

We’ll provide these for any job, but if you have sheets and other unused, old fabrics you want to use for protection, set them out!

Our Denver painters always come prepared, but these extra tools may help keep the space protected from accidental spills or splatter.

Prepping the Details

There are a dozen little things our team does to prep a space for interior paint. We clean all surfaces including walls, ceiling, and trim. It’s not always obvious, but these surfaces collect dust, pet hair, and sawdust overtime and could interfere with the quality of the paint job.

We also cover any imperfections in the surfaces with drywall patching. This ensures smooth, perfect paint application.

Most painting companies, like Paint Denver, are happy to do this ourselves. But doing them ahead of time may speed up your home improvement timeline.

Stress Free Interior Painting

Of course, you could just kick up your feet, relax, and let Pain Denver’s team of professional painters take the lead.

We’re happy to prep and paint your interior and keep the home improvement process as stress-free as possible. If you have a painting project in mind, we invite you to schedule your free estimate!

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Tips for Hiring a Paint Contractor

Most homeowners hire a professional paint contractor to manage exterior projects. It can be a time-consuming and tedious job for someone who is inexperienced.

Here are some tips on finding and hiring the right team to get the job done.

Collect Price Estimates From Paint Contractors

This is a time-consuming task, but well worth it. Exterior painting jobs in Denver can cost upwards of $6,000 with some companies, so you want to be sure you’re getting the best price possible.

If possible, seek written estimates from your paint contractor in order to ensure the number on your receipt matches the price you were promised.

Set Your Expectations

There can be a lot of preparation work involved in sprucing up your exterior, and these components will influence the cost of the job. Make sure you discuss your expectations with your paint contractor before settling on a price.

Any number of things can impact the cost of a job.

  1. Cracks and holes in the exterior that require patching
  2. Original paint color
  3. Size of the space
  4. Number of paint coats
  5. Time of year

All of these variables can change the amount of work, and thus, the net cost of your home improvement project.

Pro tip: It may be a good idea to request a home visit from your contractor. Once they inspect the home, they can provide a better estimate for you and their team. Meeting the pros before the job begins makes for a more seamless process.

Check Reviews and Past Work

Online reviews are some of the best resources to determine if your contractor is reliable and efficient. Check the company’s website or Google reviews to see how many stars they’ve received from past clients.

Take the extra step to review your contractor’s case studies and portfolio. A portfolio of past work proves the value of the work the team will provide as well as gives you an idea of the kinds of projects they usually handle. For example, commercial painters may have a different skill set than residential painters.

Obtain a Warranty

At Paint Denver, we provide a two-year painting warranty, but not all teams will.

A warrantee ensures satisfaction with every job and promises that your contractor will return to the job site If there are any imperfections or problems. Again, exterior painting can be a costly investment and you want to make sure you get the result you’re paying for.

Ready to Get Your Exterior Project Started?

Paint Denver is one of the largest Denver painting companies. We are equipped to handle every size job from a fresh coat on the exterior of your home, to re-painting every location of a restaurant chain.

When dealing with Paint Denver, you can expect a seamless experience from start to finish. Our interior and exterior paint teams will get in and out quickly and with excellent results. We are more than happy to provide a free quote, either virtually or in-person.

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Bring the Denver Sun Into Your Home Paint This Summer

This year, Denver home painting trends are all about bright colors and bold accents. If you’re looking to tackle home improvement projects while the weather is warm, summer is the perfect time for interior home painting.

Below are some ideas to brighten your interior year-round.

Peachy and Pink

Peachy pink walls in a bedroom or living area are a great way to bring some sunshine into your home. If the rest of your home leans toward neutral tones, like beige or white, a rose-tinted or peach accent wall may be the pop of color your home needs to stay cheery during the chilly winters.

Vibrant Green

If your home is garnished in earthy tones, green hues are a great way to add some vibrancy to your space.

Bright interior paint may feel like a bold choice, but emerald and minty tones are a way to bring nature into your living space. Green shades are evocative of summer hikes and tropical trees. This brave choice instantly connects your interior home paint to the great outdoors.

Not to worry- our environmentally friendly paint options allow for a home improvement project you can feel good about. Good for the health of the planet, and good for the value of your home.

Bright Red

If you’re sticking with the colors of sunshine, warm oranges and bright red colors work as excellent accents to an otherwise bland room.

Denver’s architecture is largely influenced by the Spanish Colonial revival of the early 1900’s. Due to this revival in Denver, home painting already utilizes a lot of these warmer tones.

Try painting your door red as a way to enhance curb appeal and add intrigue to your entryway.

Summertime All The Time

Most Denver residents are still making use of ample free time in light of COVID-19, and a new design task may be just the thing to get cozy in your space. Let our team help!

Paint Denver can help you take your home from dated to modern–no remodel necessary. Our team of on and off-site supervisors and will be there to help throughout the entire process. From preparing a free quote to readying your space for painting, we have you covered.

We aren’t done after the paint dries though–your satisfaction is our number one priority. Our team follows up with you when the work is complete to ensure that your new space is exactly what you want. We’re excited to take your home to the next level.

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Get A Virtual Painting Estimate

We have begun to make virtual painting estimates for clients to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Generally, a Paint Denver salesperson would come to the prospective customer’s home and have a free estimate of the painting project within 30-45 minutes. We are trying to limit the people in our client’s homes. Including virtual painting estimates through video calls, real-estate photographs, and pictures is one way to do so.

Our highest priority at Paint Denver is to keep our customers and crew safe and secure. While we continue to innovate new ways to serve our customers, offering virtual estimates is one of the many ways we’re adapting to better serve our customers in these unprecedented times.

Virtual Estimate Benefits

Virtual painting estimates have many benefits in keeping our customers and workers secure. It eliminates in-person contact, as measurements and project information will be collected through phone, video, photo, or a communication method that works best for you.

Virtual estimates also help you check projects off your to-do list while you’re at home. Having a price quote and choosing who to hire can often be the longest part of the painting process, and thanks to virtual estimates, we can work together to complete this stage easily.

If the project is to be completed exclusively outdoors, it is possible that work could start now, as interaction with the teams would be unnecessary. This will be decided by the unique limitations of your county.

How to Schedule a Virtual Estimate

You can visit our website and send a request via our contact form. A salesperson will be contacting you shortly after. You may also request an estimate through our Facebook page by selecting “Book Now.”

A phone call at 303-800-7575 can also be an option to simply ask for a virtual estimate through the phone. We will send a confirmation email containing the date and time for which you are scheduled.

What if I Prefer an In-Person Estimate? 

We recognize that often technology does not substitute in-person experiences. In general, on-site estimates can also be made for exterior projects, as well as empty buildings such as uninhabited homes and closed businesses or schools.

Get Your Free Estimate Today!

If you have a painting project in mind, we invite you to schedule your free estimate with Paint Denver. Experience a virtual estimate for yourself! Whether it’s in person or over the internet, we’re working to offer the best customer experience to all of us. Help your local business by contacting Paint Denver today!

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