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Interior Painting Best Practices

When it comes to interior painting, many people think they can do a DIY job as well as the pros. That is not quite the case. Professional painters have mastered their trade and know a few tips and best practices that take their work from good to great.

Get Good Quality Paint

Many people think all interior paints are made equal. This could not be more untrue. Investing in quality paint will make a huge difference in the short and long run of your interior paint job. That’s why at Paint Denver use only the best quality Sherwin Williams paint with low VOCs to do out interior painting work. We want our customers to love their new home interior as soon as they see it as well as years down the road.

Order Matters

When tackling an interior painting job, the order in which you paint a room is crucial. It is typically best to start with the trim and baseboards and ensure they dry completely before moving on to the ceiling and walls. This ensures any accidental paint from the trim that got on the wall edges can be covered up.

Take all Necessary Precautions

We’ve all heard the horror stories of people who didn’t fully prepare for an interior paint job and ended up painting their floor or, even worse, a piece of furniture. To avoid this mishap, preparation is key. Use canvas or plastic drop cloths to protect floors, cover large furniture that can’t be moved out of the room with plastic, and use masking or painters tape generously along wall edges.

Interior painting is a task that can be easily done wrong. While there are some tips and tricks that can make the process go a bit more smoothly, nothing can beat the work of an expert interior professional painter. Paint Denver offers interior painting in Denver as well as Broomfield, Castle Rock, Golden and other surrounding areas. For help on your next Denver interior painting project, contact Paint Denver to get a quality job done quickly and efficiently.

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5 Ways Painting Will Increase Your Home’s Value

A little paint can go a long way when it comes to sprucing up your home and increasing its value. It has been proven time and time again that a fresh coat of paint, while a small investment up front, can have a big payout when it comes to selling your home. Although painting the exterior and interior walls are the most common ways to make a big difference, there are some smaller details that, when done professionally, can greatly improve your home’s look and thus, its value.

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Kitchen Cabinets

A simple way to breathe life into a kitchen is by giving the cabinets a fresh coat of paint. If you’re looking to sell your home, we suggest a neutral color, such as white, which will appeal to most buyers and give your kitchen a clean, modern look. Don’t want to change the color? A quick coat of paint from our expert color match will remove any scuffs or scratches and refresh your whole kitchen! This is a big project, especially if you have a large kitchen, so hiring a professional cabinet painter is highly advised.

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Walls

Painting a home’s interior walls can completely change its look and feel. By opting for a more neutral color like white, beige or grey, it is easier for potential buyers to see themselves living there and gives them the opportunity to paint the walls a bolder color if they so desire. Freshly painted interior walls are the easiest way to make your home look brand new and not break your bank. Talk about making a big impact with a small budget.

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Baseboards

An often-overlooked aspect of interior home painting are the baseboards. If you are short on time or budget and can’t get to painting all of the walls, a professional baseboard paint job is the next best option. Trim gets scuffed, scratched and faded almost as often as walls do and can have a huge impact on the look of a room. By giving them a fresh high-gloss coat of paint, you can give any room an instant refresh.

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Exterior

Two words – curb appeal. Anyone who’s ever tried to sell a house knows that a great looking exterior is key. Getting a professional exterior paint job can take your home from drab to fab and increase the selling price dramatically. When painting the exterior, sticking with soft neutral colors is a safe choice, while a bold color can add character and drama.

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Exterior Details

If painting the entire exterior of your home isn’t an option, updating the paint on the exterior details like trim, shutters, front door and garage doors, is the next best thing. These aspects are often overlooked but can make a big difference to your home’s exterior. Looking to go bold? Paint your front door red. Want a crisp, clean feel? Keep all accents and details white. Trust us, updating the exterior details is better than not updating the exterior at all.

When selling your home, it is always a good idea to get a professional paint job on at least one, if not all of the above facets. They have been proven to dramatically increase the selling price and reduce time on market, which sounds like a win-win to us! If you’re selling your home or are helping someone sell theirs, contact us today for a quote and we’d be happy to help.

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

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Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets: An Affordable Update

You want a kitchen update but aren’t willing to shell out thousands of dollars on a remodel. What do you do? Painting your kitchen cabinets professionally is a great way to get your kitchen looking brand new on a budget.

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Modern Refresh

Nowadays, many modern kitchens are embracing white cabinets. While this crisp, clean design may seem hard to achieve by simply painting, the professionals at Paint Denver have the experience to get the job done so well that no one will even know they’re your old cabinets! Regardless of if your current cabinets are solid oak or a synthetic wood blend, our expert cabinet painters have the knowledge and experience to determine the correct sanding and painting techniques to achieve your desired look.

 

Two-Tone Trendkitchen cabinet painting

To achieve a new-looking kitchen, you may be surprised that you don’t have to paint all cabinets. In fact, there are many modern kitchens that are embracing the two-tone cabinet trend. This will not only save you even more money by requiring less cabinets to be painted but will also allow you to keep some of the old cabinet finishes for nostalgia’s sake!

 

kitchen cabinet paintingLeave it to the Pros

While there are plenty of home improvement projects you can DIY, cabinet painting is not one of them. Repainting kitchen cabinets requires a serious time investment if you’re not a professional and takes one of the most important areas of your home out of commission which can add stress to an already stressful project. Paint Denver professionals can get the job done quickly and efficiently so you can get back to enjoying your new kitchen as soon as possible.

Check out our portfolio of previous Denver cabinet painting work and give us a call at (303) 800-7575 to give your kitchen a one fo a kind face lift!

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5 Tips for Choosing a Denver Painting Company

There are many Denver painting companies all claiming to be the best in the business. So how do you choose who you’re going to give your business to? We’ve compiled a list of five key things to base your next paint contractor decision on in the Mile-High City.

1. Research

Before calling any Denver painter, it’s best to do an extensive amount of research on both the service you want done and the company itself. If a painting company talks a lot about its commercial exterior painting and you are looking to get a residential interior paint job, odds are that is not going to be the best company for your job. Many painting companies specialize in specific painting services, while others have a wide range of service offerings. Make sure you know exactly what you want done before beginning the research process.

2. Get Multiple Quotes

Once you have a good idea about the painting service you want done and have researched a few companies that you think might be good fits, it’s time to give them a call! When calling a painting company to give you a quote there are a few important things to make sure you ask about.

  • Timeline – When will they be able to get you in and how long do they estimate the job will take?
  • Price – How much do they estimate the entire project will cost?
  • Colors – Do they have the color(s) you are looking for or have the ability to match them?
  • Special Requests – If you have any special requests or unique circumstances, make sure they can accommodate them before proceeding in the process.

It’s important to note the professionality of the company on these calls as well. This is almost always an indicator of how the rest of the company experience will be.

3. Look at Reviews

Reviews are a behind the scenes look into a painting company’s reputation. If a company has mainly negative reviews about the same things, odds are they are real issues and not just a disgruntled customer. Look for painting companies with many positive reviews and customer testimonials.

4. Ask Questions

When determining if a painting company is a good fit for your job it is best to know what questions to ask. This can help narrow down your options and confirm what companies really know their stuff. For example, when inquiring about an interior residential paint job, be sure to inquire about the safety of chemicals in the paint used. Often times non-reputable companies will use lower quality paints with higher levels of toxins to lower the cost.

5. Pay Attention to Details

When choosing a Denver painting company, it’s important to take all aspects of the process into consideration and not just go with who gives you the lowest quote. Once you’ve decided on a company, make sure you get a written contract and read over even the smallest details. If something doesn’t seem right to you, inquire with the company to ensure the work is done properly and you are protected if anything goes wrong.

At Paint Denver, we take pride in our top of the line work and superior customer service. That’s why we’re the most trusted Denver painters in the business. We care about our customers and getting every job done quickly, professionally and correctly. Contact us today to schedule your commercial or residential paint job with the best Denver painting company.

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When to Update Your Home’s Exterior Paint

When to update your home’s exterior paint can be a bit of a guessing game unless you know what to look for and when the best times to do so are. We’re going to let you in on a few professional exterior painting tips to help you recognize when your home needs an exterior update and the best time to go about getting it done.

Seasonally

Spring and summer are the perfect time to update your home’s exterior paint job. Especially in Denver, the weather is more predictable and the higher amounts of sunlight cure and dry paint faster. Winter is not ideal for Denver home exterior painting due to the typically colder temperatures and increased precipitation. If you absolutely must paint your home’s exterior in the winter, be prepared for the job to happen on short notice. If the weather looks like it will be moderate for a few days, a professional painting company will want to get the job done as quickly as possible to avoid possible interruptions or damages.

Cosmetically

It is fairly easy to determine if a home needs a new exterior paint job simply by looking at it. If there are chips in the paint or if it looks a bit faded or worn, it is probably time to consider getting an update. Make sure to look at the exterior trim and accents as well as the main house siding, as these aspects are often overlooked and can make a big difference in the appearance of your home’s exterior.

Situationally

If your home has suffered some sort of damage to its exterior, whether that be hail damage from a sudden Denver summer storm or has accumulated many scuffs and knicks from yearly wear and tear, getting an updated exterior paint job is a good idea. Putting off fixing a damaged exterior paint job will only make the situation worse and can lead to more chipping and peeling.

Another good situation to paint your home’s exterior is if you are selling your home in the near future. It has been shown time and time again that homes with recently painted exteriors have sold faster and for more than those that have not. Having great curb appeal is a huge part of selling your home, and the best way to give it an instant boost is with a fresh coat of paint.

Keep in mind that these are simply tips and best practices for home exterior paint updates. If you have any questions regarding your home’s exterior paint job, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are more than happy to offer our expert opinions and get you scheduled as soon as possible for an exterior home revamp. In the meantime, check out our portfolio of past home exterior paint jobs!

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