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Victorian House Exterior Painting Tips

When it comes to Victorian house exterior painting, you can’t trust just anyone to get the job done right. Your Victorian home is a treasure and should be treated as such. With so many different and unique ways to paint a Victorian home’s exterior, the opportunities are endless and can completely transform your home. Being expert Victorian home painters, we have a few tips and tricks that can make your Victorian home exterior look its best!

Colors Matter

Victorian homes have the luxury of being able to use a variety of different colors in their exterior schemes. While many modern and contemporary homes look best using a maximum of two exterior colors, Victorian homes can use as many as five due to their small accents and ornate features. When selecting exterior paint colors, it’s important to keep a scheme in mind. Popular Victorian home color schemes include:

Bold and Bright

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Neutral and Subdued

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Strong Contrast

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Watch Out for Weather

When it comes to exterior painting Denver weather can wreak havoc on your Victorian home’s exterior. The hot sun can make paint fade quicker than normal due to Denver’s high elevation and drastic temperature changes from day to night can also weaken the paint’s integrity. If the exterior paint is a bit older and becoming cracked, rain and snow can cause the cracks to worsen and chips to form. If this begins to happen it’s important to get the exterior paint touched up as soon as possible to prevent it from worsening. And, who knows, you might want to try out a whole new exterior color scheme all-together!

Keep Up with Maintenance

As with all homes, it’s important to keep your exterior paint in good condition to prevent abnormal wear and tear. Due to the often-ornate detail of Victorian homes, worn and faded paint can be more apparent and effect the overall look of the exterior more. Ensuring your exterior paint is in good shape with no cracks or chips will not only boost your home’s curb appeal but also better protect it from the elements.

Only trust your home to the most experienced Victorian house exterior painters in Denver. Get a free consultation and quote today! Give us a call at 303-800-7575.

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Case Study: Painting in Platte Park

Platte Park Case Study: Before

In collaboration with the Guy Team of Remax of Cherry Creek, Paint Denver was enlisted to help sell a property in the Platte Park neighborhood of Denver. The Guy Team took over the listing from a previous agent, who had listed the property at $498,000.

After 93 days on the market, there had been no sale.

The team took over the listing property and immediately called Paint Denver to freshen up the interior as well as hire a professional to stage the property. The Guy Team dropped the list price to $485,000.

Within 13 days of the painting, staging, and price drop the property was under contract.

Platte Park Case Study: After

Just a few months prior, a similar unit (300 square feet less) across the hall had been sold. This property had not been painted or staged and sold for $405,000.

This is just one example of the difference a fresh coat of interior paint can make on a home’s selling price. For a relatively small investment up front, the return in the form of a higher selling price is well worth it.

To learn more about how painting will instantly increase a home’s value, check out our other informative blog posts and case studies.

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5 Ways to Increase Home Value with Paint: Infographic

Are you looking to maximize the value of your home? We’ve got some great tips on how to increase home value with paint from your local Denver painting company, Paint Denver!

As an expert local Denver paint contractor, Paint Denver only employs professional painters to ensure every project is completed with the utmost perfection. Are you wondering how our paint experts routinely increase home value in the Denver area? We’ve decided to share five great tips on how to increase home value with paint in this infographic.

When it comes to increasing your home’s value, it’s important to focus on the following key areas:

1. Exterior Home Painting

Ensuring your home’s exterior is looking its best, is essential to piquing buyers’ interest. Make sure your home isn’t overlooked before potential buyers even walk inside.

2. Exterior Accent Painting

Make your home’s exterior pop with enhancing accent colors in all the right places.

3. Interior Home Painting

As a top Denver paint contractor, we know what colors are best to get your home to sell fast.

4. Cabinet Painting

A simple cabinet refresh can completely transform the look and feel of a kitchen. You’ll see tremendous ROI with this simple update.

5. Professional Painting Help

Don’t settle for anything less than the best when it comes to boosting your home’s value with paint. This is not the time to test out your DIY skills and risk a less-than-perfect result.

Infographic explaining 5 ways to increase home value with paint from a Denver painting contractor, Paint Denver.With all of these great tips, what are you waiting for? Get started by calling up your trusted Denver painters from Paint Denver! As mentioned in the infographic, don’t sacrifice your sanity to increase your selling price, let the pros take care of it! Give your local painting company a call and see your home’s value skyrocket. Contact us at (303) 800-7575 to get a quote.

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2019 Home Exterior Paint Color Trends

It’s about that time in the greater Denver area when the snow is melting and you begin to reevaluate your home’s exterior paint job. Maybe you’re thinking it’s not THAT bad or maybe you’re thinking it IS that bad and you should need to slap on a new coat of paint. Whatever the case is, here are some great exterior paint trends for the upcoming spring that might urge you to pick up the phone and call the most trusted Denver paint contractors at Paint Denver for an estimate.
 

exterior dark paint color trendDarker Colors

Pastels are OUT and we’re all swooning over dark exteriors. The sleek, elegant, and slightly mysterious mood darker exteriors put out are powerful statements that work with contemporary, mid-century or even craftsman home styles. Dark exteriors are rising in popularity and will continue to do so in the coming years. With colors from Cyberspace to Tricorn Black and even Laurel Woods, there are so many shades of dark colors to choose from.


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Greige

Is it grey or is it beige? This mixture of both hues into one perfectly neutral greige tone is not going away anytime soon. Grey has been the champion shade in neutral colors for both interior and exterior paint for a while and new shade has just joined the battle. A blend of brown and grey has made its way onto the exterior of homes. This popular neutral can go toward a cooler, concrete feel or a warmer, inviting mood. With hues like this, a safe neutral can be anything but.


white exterior paint color trendWhite

Perhaps it’s the popular farmhouse trend that’s been popping up everywhere, but white exteriors have quickly risen in popularity. Think there is only one type of white? Think again. Cool whites with blue and grey undertones create a fresh, clean look while warmer whites with brown and cream undertones invite you into a comforting, clean home. Whichever white you choose, pair it with a light or dark trim for a clean or striking look.
 
No matter the color you choose for your home’s new exterior, it’ll feel like walking into a completely new home! If you are ready to give your home a facelift, give Paint Denver a call today to schedule an appointment! (303) 800-7575

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When to Save for Home Improvements (And When to Splurge)

 

Home renovations can get a bit pricey and overwhelming with the hardest part is sticking to your budget. The secret to staying in budget is knowing when to splurge and when to save.

Before investing in any project, there are a few questions you should ask yourself to help evaluate how you’ll embark on your renovations. You should debate whether you can do it yourself, the amount of time it will take, and the permanence of the project.

And while you’re debating whether to hire a paint contractor or DIY, we’ve made this process easier by devising a list of home improvement projects you can do without and some you can spend a little more on to enjoy.

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Appliances
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High-end appliances can run up to $9,000 for a refrigerator, cooktop and oven, and dishwasher. Base models are easily one-third of the price and even the best appliances will need occasional repair work. Reliable, durable, no-frills appliances can cost half the price of their top-tier counterparts. There’s also stainless-steel paint to update old appliances.

Tile

Ceramic tiles are sturdy and affordable. Many designs often look like the designer, hand-made tiles, but for a far more affordable price. If you want to add a little “wow” factor, save on the background tile and spend a little more on accents.

Lighting

Lighting design changes often and the sculptural designs and luxury finishes can quickly become over the top. If you’re on a budget, pass on the glam (or DIY it) and pick a fixture that is functional and incorporates layers of ambiance and accents.

Splurge

Paint

Paint is made up of 3 basic components; pigments, solvents, and resins. Pigments give the paint color, solvents are the liquid carriers that transfer the pigments onto a surface, and resins allow the pigments to bind together once the solvents have evaporated, giving the paint its gloss.

Bargain paint will be diluted with more solvents and will provide less color payout, although cheaper. It’s best to go with a higher quality paint with a high amount of resin to give you a more resilient final product, such as the ones we use at Paint Denver.

The process of painting is also very time consuming, while a paint contractor can get in and out of your house in a few days, you’ll be staring at half-finished walls and drop cloths for weeks.

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You should always pay more for things you interact with on a daily basis as they see more contact and wear than usual. This includes kitchen and bathroom cabinets. A drawer that sticks or doors that are misaligned, after a few months, will give you all kinds of buyer’s remorse.

Custom cabinets can get very pricey, but nowadays you can find a solid construction in reasonable semi-stock cabinets. While your paint contractor is working on your walls, you can also add your cabinets to their list as well!

Countertops

Countertops see a ton of abuse and are often the focal point of a kitchen. It’s worth spending more on this material that will see constant wear and tear and have both durability and attractiveness. Natural stones like granite and marble are timeless classics, but in recent years, quartz has materialized into popularity.

If you’re ready to get started on some home renovation, you can start here by hiring a paint contractor at Paint Denver to refresh your walls, cabinets, and more! Give us a call today at (303) 800-7575.

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