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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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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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How Often Should You Repaint Your House?

A house painting project can be tedious and time-consuming, but it’s a good investment that can increase your home’s appearance and integrity. Paint is your home’s first defense against the elements, exterior and interior, and the first impression for visitors and potential buyers. Modern paints last anywhere between 5 to 10 years. Many factors can affect your house painting jobs, cause luster loss, and decrease longevity.

Here’s a professional house painter guide into how often you should repaint your house’s interior and exterior to keep up the good appearance.

Interior House Painting

When it comes to interior house painting, knowing when to paint and repaint your walls makes all the difference for the appearance of your home. While painting your house on a whim is not a bad thing, there are clear signs that indicate when you should definitely apply a new coat of paint on your walls. When you see these signs in your home, it’s time to pick up the phone and call a professional house painter, like Paint Denver.

  • Living Room & Dining Room
    Paint in these rooms tends to last longer despite how often they are used. Repainting these rooms a different color would mean a total revamping of the décor as well. The general rule of thumb for living and dining rooms is to repaint them every 5 to 7 years.
  • Kitchen & Bathroom
    The kitchen and the bathroom require a little more TLC since the walls get a bit more action with food splatters, messy fingers, and moisture. These factors require that kitchens and bathrooms are painted more often. Professional house painters use the most durable, gloss paints on these walls to ensure the paint lasts as long as possible. You will likely begin to notice some wear and tear within 3 to 4 years, signaling for a fresh coat of paint.
  • Bedrooms
    If you don’t have kids, you’ll find the paint in your bedroom can last a long time. Kids’ bedrooms require a little more upkeep since they are used for sleep and play. Repaint your kids’ bedrooms every 2 to 3 years.
  • Hallways
    Hallways are use the most often. Painting these should help cover up dents, scuff marks and other signs of wear and tear. Paint your hallways every 2 to 3 years to keep them looking like new.
  • Interior Trim
    When you’re painting your house interior, don’t forget about your trim! Paint baseboards, doors, window trim, cabinets, and other decorative wood details every 2 to 4 years.

Exterior Painting

Since every home is different, there is no set time as to when you should repaint your exterior. Most professional house painters say that you’ll need to paint every 5 to 10 years, depending on factors such as where you live, the climate and weather, and the previous exterior house painting job. The surface of your exterior will also make the timing a bit different. Here is the suggested time frame of when you should hire a professional house painter to paint your exterior based on the surface type.

  • Wood Siding
    Every 3 to7 years, or stain it every 4 years
  • Aluminum Siding
    Usually every 5 years
  • Stucco
    Typically lasts 5 to 6 years
  • New Types of Materials
    Cement fiberboard and new types of materials usually need to be touched up less often. You should retouch them every 10 to 15 years.
  • Brick
    You only need to clean brick occasionally, if it’s not painted. If it’s painted, the paint can last 15-20 years.

 

Once you’re ready to update your exterior painting or interior home painting, there are a few steps you should take in order to make sure this new paint job lasts for as long as possible. You’ll need to fill in any holes and cracks with caulk and treat mold and rotted wood. Hiring a professional house painting contractor, like Paint Denver, takes care of all the prep work and will get your home looking like new and staying that way for as long as possible. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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Renovations to Make Before Selling Your Home

Ready to put your home on the market? When it comes time to sell your home, whether you’re planning to move now or in the coming years, getting your home ready to sell can be a daunting task. Hiring a painting contractor, interior decorators, or landscapers can take a major weight off your shoulders.

The goal of home renovations should be to make it more livable for yourself and to look move-in ready for potential buyers. Use this guide to help you budget, plan, and prioritize what renovations you need to do to attract buyers and speed up the sale of your home.

Add A Fresh Coat of Paint

Not sure what to update to sell your home easier? Update it all with a simple, fresh coat of paint in a neutral shade! This is a great investment you also get to enjoy for the rest of the time you live in your home. A neutral shade for interior walls is like a blank canvas for the buyer. It allows buyers to easily imagine their belongings without clashing with wall colors.

Hiring an interior painting contractor will get your home painted as quickly and easily as possible. You don’t even have to lift a finger! Spend a few days out of the house and come back to a new home. Popular colors are:

  • Grey
  • Beige
  • Greige
  • White
  • Light blue

What not to do: Avoid trendy colors and wall décor. Trends come and go and if you’re planning on selling your home, the trendy wallpaper or accent wall can quickly go out of style.

Update Your Front Door 

The front of your house is the first thing potential buyers see. Improve your first impression by painting your front door or replacing it with a new one! A brightly colored door will make your home more memorable without affecting the neutral interior for décor. If you’d rather not make another paint color choice, update your door with a sturdy steel or wood door or simply update the screen!

What not to do: Don’t overspend on a front door that doesn’t match the home’s exterior. This will make your exterior clash and possibly drive away potential buyers.

Add to Curb Appeal

Much like the front door, the outside of your home will be important for attracting viewers and closing the deal. Your landscaping is a major part of your first impression for potential buyers. To help keep your yard in a pristine condition, consider trimming trees and shrubs and covering bare spots with flowers. You can also paint the exterior of your home. If old paint gets updated, it’ll make your home look brand new.

What not to do: Don’t add high maintenance assets. Large flower beds require a lot of work and can turn off potential buyers.

Renovating your home before putting it on the market may sound like a big project, but if you plan before, prioritize, and find the best contractors, you’ll have a beautiful home ready to sell in no time. Just look at your home like a prospective buyer would for what changes to make for a greater appeal.

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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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