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How Paint Denver’s Virtual Quote System Works

The pandemic has changed the way most of us live our lives. Many businesses have been flexible and innovative with the way they conduct business, and Paint Denver’s virtual quote offering is no different.

How It Works

At Paint Denver, we have over 10 years of experience in the contracting business and know this industry backwards and forwards. Whether it’s a new construction, or classic Colorado build, we are able to assess the structure and square footage of the project to give you an accurate cost estimate for your interior or exterior painting project.

Just schedule a virtual quote on our website and our sales team will reach out to collect the details. From there, we’ll figure out how to conduct the quickest and most accurate examination of your space.

We’ll either suggest a FaceTime tour to assess the project, or if it’s a new house, we can take a look at the listing photos and map out how much our services will cost. Either way, it won’t take longer than fifteen minutes! Its’ really that easy.

Special Perks

At Paint Denver, we understand that money might be tight for a lot of people right now. That’s why we’ve started a new initiative for our customers.

If you’re looking to refurbish a your home before selling, we will get the job done and won’t expect payment until after closing. Take your time, make that sale, then get back to us. It’s our way of showing our appreciation for the continued business during this turbulent time.

Give Us a Call

There’s no need to postpone your home improvement project.

Reach out to our team to schedule your virtual quote today. Accurate, dependable, and quick – this is an awesome new way to hire a team from the comfort of your couch.

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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Nothing exposes the age of your home more than outdated or old hardware.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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Is Spring the Best Time for Exterior House Painting?

So, you’ve decided your house needs a bit of an exterior paint revamp – now the question is when to do it. While you may think certain seasons are better than others to get your home’s exterior painted, we’re going to give you some facts about why springtime exterior house painting is the best option.

Temperatures Matter

While it may seem obvious to some, drastic temperatures are not ideal conditions for exterior house painting. The paint used on the exterior of homes performs best when applied in mild temperatures that don’t fluctuate much. If the paint is applied when it is too hot outside (usually above 85 degrees) it will dry too quickly and may cause brush strokes and paint clumps to be visible. Extreme high temperatures may also cause the paint to have a lower quality seal, resulting in a less long-lasting paint job.

On the other hand, winter temperatures can hinder the painting of your home’s exterior due to the latex paint’s water-based quality, which will freeze at the same temperature water does. Even if it’s not quite freezing, the paint can develop a strange consistency and become stringy and clumpy. Additionally, wintertime moisture from snow can damage the structure of your home’s exterior paint, so it’s best to wait until the season passes to fix the damage that has been done.

All Eyes on You

No one will be able to admire your house’s beautiful new exterior paint job when it’s covered in snow, so waiting until friends and family will be able to appreciate it is usually best. If you time everything right, getting your home painted early in the season will allow you to plant shrubs and a garden around your home without the worry of ruining your new paint job.

Spring is also a popular time for home sales, and by getting a fresh coat of paint on the exterior, you can increase your home’s value and selling price! And in Denver’s hot housing market, any leg up on the competition is a win.

Is your home ready for a refresh? Schedule your exterior house painting job early and enjoy your great looking exterior all year long! For more information, visit our website or call us at (303) 800-7575.

 

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Wood Trim and Molding: To Paint Or Not To Paint?

What dates a home more than anything else? Its often the color of the trim.

Nothing screams “out of date” more than trim that simply doesn’t match with today’s expectations. Yet in many cases its not just a question of paint or stain. If you’re trying to maintain historic quality in your décor, stain may be the perfect choice.

Wood Trim and Molding: To Paint Or Not To Paint?So how do you know what the right choice is? When it comes to choosing a color for your doors, molding, and trim, what should you do – paint or stain?

Trends change. The shag carpets and gold and orange colors from yesteryear may seem out of date … until they become the latest trend once more.

Remember, styles and colors change all the time. Typically six to seven years is the normal span for trends to run from acceptance to domination, finally beginning to fade into the next trend.

Before you make a decision, ask yourself a few questions first.

How old is my home?

In some cases, wood trim is more than a design element – it’s a historic statement. When homes were built decades ago, they didn’t paint the trim, they left it natural. Wood trim makes a classic home more appealing – it just looks right. And to cover it with paint would change the entire structure.

Do I want the daunting task of painting the trim?

When homes are built, typically every room is the same when it comes to design structure. So if doors, trim and molding are wood in the main living quarters, chances are they run that way throughout your home. If you paint one room, you’ll be obligated to paint the trim room to room to give visual equality throughout your home.

Do I want the maintenance of paint?

While wood trim does need to be restained from time to time, it typically lasts longer than paint. And once you paint your trim, it will sustain scuffs and marks, meaning you’ll need touchups and repainting on a more routine basis. Keep in mind that once you paint a trim previously stained, reverting backwards to solid wood and stain takes a lot of manpower to sand and restain – or replacing to natural wood once more. Ask yourself “is this truly the look I want” anytime you are thinking about adding paint to wood. Get more advice on how to paint wood trim here.

What advice can I get?

While you may be tired of the wood look, in some cases paint isn’t your only solution. Talk with your painting professional or decorator first for other ideas. Maybe adding crown molding in a soft white to match your new wall color – which accents the wood features around your windows – will do the trick instead and provide you with an entirely new and updated look.

When it comes to trim, there are always many options. Talk with your paint professional first to find the perfect solution for you.

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