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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Nothing exposes the age of your home more than outdated or old hardware.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 This means that if your flooring is outdated, damaged, or poorly maintained, it may be a deterrent for buyers looking for their perfect home.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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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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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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Exterior Painting in Cold Weather – What You Should Know In Colorado

Finally, spring is upon us. In Colorado, spring can mean a variety of things. One day you’ll have temperatures soaring to 70 degrees and beyond. The next, beware of those springtime blizzards; the occasional one to two feet is always possible.

But along with spring comes the possibility of heading back out into the great outdoors for as long as you possibly can. That’s why we love Colorado, right?

As you head outdoors and start uncovering the landscaping around your home and taking a look at projects you’ll have to accomplish this year, take a good look at the exterior of your home. Exterior Painting in Cold Weather – What You Should Know In Colorado

Here’s what you should know about exterior painting in cold weather. Exterior paint typically lasts anywhere from 5 to 10 years in normal conditions. If its been a few years, its definitely time to start watching the areas most susceptible to problems – corner and angles where water can accumulate and begin to destroy the finish, sides of your home exposed to harsh sunlight, and areas near landscaping where branches can scrape and bang.

Paint Failure and the Exterior of Your Home

Did you find signs of wear? This may be the year you schedule an exterior paint job. Here in Colorado, a professional painter will tell you we only have a few months in which outside painting is possible. Why?

Designing a good mixture for a paint formula has always been an art form. Manufacturers continually experiment with providing a paint that gives the greatest coverage, with maximum retention, and be able to go on smoothly in all kinds of conditions. Paints from a few decades ago obviously aren’t as refined as they are today. But while manufacturers keep improving their products, paint still has its limitations.

A decade ago, you would still find paint cans that warned not to apply unless temperatures were at least 50 degrees. Now you’ll find paint cans that allow you to work as low as the 35 degree mark. Which is good news for us here in Colorado, as we can have a 50 degree variance in one day, almost any time of the year.

As a professional painter, we want to give you a professional job every time. That means we want to use the highest quality paint, provide the best in prepping the area to make sure the paint adheres properly, and make sure the overall job will give you the highest longevity possible.

We begin booking for exterior paint jobs now starting in the spring and moving into the summer months. If the weather turns cold, we put your project on hold. The last thing we want to do is provide you with an inferior job.

But because we do have limited times, our schedules begin to fill up fairly quickly.

Are you in the market for a professional paint job this year? Call us today to make sure your name is filled into our timetables. You’ll be glad you did.

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