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Wall Retexturing for Your Home’s Interior

Here at Paint Denver, we tackle all kinds of interior renovations for our clients. Oftentimes, we come across clients who have removed some wallpaper or wainscoting, or recently relocated a door or a window, and need wall retexturing services.

If you don’t know exactly how you’re going to get that flat, unadorned piece of drywall to blend in with the texture on the rest of your home’s interior, you’ll need a retexturing treatment.

Tools You’ll Need for Wall Retexturing

If you’re considering tackling this project on your own, there are a number of tools you’ll need to get the job done.

In order to properly retexture your wall, you’ll need drywall mud – and lots of it. You’ll mix this compound up until you reach the right consistency, it should feel like cake batter. If there are any puncture marks, holes, dips, or other imperfections in the wall, you’ll want to even those out with the compound and a putty knife.

In total, you’ll need about 8 tools:

  • Drywall mud
  • Work cloths
  • Drill and mixing attachment
  • Trowel
  • Putty knife
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paint roller
  • Texture brush

DIY Wall Retexture or Hire a Pro

If you’re a DIY fan and want to tackle this project yourself, more power to you! However, depending on the size of your home, this project could take a long time, not to mention the cost of the supplies to get the job done. Depending on whether you’re creating a smooth, flat finish, or adding texture to a wall for design aesthetic. It definitely requires finesse and patience to master the technique it takes to create a perfectly smooth wall.

Drywall work can get really messy. Professionals know to cover the floors, mask everything off and contain the dust. The pros will also have all the equipment for taping and mudding. Balancing time against money is always a factor when deciding whether to do something yourself or hire a professional. This is a time that we strongly suggest hiring a professional, as this is not an easy job to take on on your own.

Paint Denver Wall Retexturing

If you do decide to hand this project over to the pros, the team at Paint Denver is happy to help. If you’d like to get a free quote, give us a call or contact us online!

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Tips for Removing Popcorn Ceiling

One of the most dated design choices in the interior of your home may be your ceiling. If you haven’t yet, you may consider removing popcorn ceiling to give your home a facelift and catapult it toward a more modern décor style.

Figuring out how to remove popcorn texture from a ceiling is messy and can be time consuming for DIYers. Here are some tips to make the process a little easier.

Prep the Room for Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Did we mention this was messy? One of the most important steps in the process of removing popcorn ceiling is to cover floors, walls, furniture, and décor items with drop cloths or plastic. Cleanup will be much easier when you take your time to really ensure all surfaces are covered.

You may even want to take the extra step to remove furniture from the room completely. If you don’t want to worry with navigating a landmine of furniture while you’re moving a ladder all over the room, it may make sense to remove the clutter altogether.

Remove Fans and Protect Light Fixtures

This is often overlooked when removing popcorn ceiling. Ensure you or your team removes light fixtures and ceiling fans before starting on the home improvement project. They really get in the way while you’re working, and you don’t want these nice items to be ruined with spray and wet popcorn.

Clean While You Go

This is a pretty messy task, and although you have covered the items in the room during preparation, the popcorn can get overwhelming. Use a mud pan to catch wet popcorn while It falls from the ceiling. If you clean while you go, you minimize the risk of stepping in the wet popcorn and tracking it all over the room. You can also use the edge of the mud pan to clean off your scraper. This will make the otherwise long and tedious process go by more quickly.

Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal

If you haven’t grasped it already, this can be a tough job to tackle all on your own. While DIY home improvement projects may be fun, there are some that are best handled by the pros. Here at Paint Denver, we have decades of experience handling all things home improvement. If you’re interested in updating your interior with a popcorn ceiling removal, we’re the team for the job. Give us a call or send us an email for a personalized quote.

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When to Hire a Denver Painter to Update Exterior Paint

Updating your home’s exterior paint is a big decision. From budgeting to choosing the right color, it’s important to make sure everything is in order before tackling such a big project. At Paint Denver, our team has over 20 years of experience in the industry. We’ll let you in on a few professional exterior painting tips to help you make an informed decision on when to tackle this project.

Keep Seasons in Mind

Spring and summer are the perfect time to update your home’s exterior paint job. Any Denver painter will tell you the weather is more predictable during this time of year. You want a dry, warm climate to optimize paint drying times and conditions. If the weather looks like it will be moderate for a several days in a row, a professional painting company will want to get the job done as quickly as possible to avoid possible interruptions or damages.

Curb Appeal

It is fairly easy to determine if a home needs a new exterior paint job simply by looking at it. If you pull up to your house and aren’t satisfied with what you see, chances are, a paint job will improve curb appeal tenfold.

Make sure to look at the exterior trim and accents as well as the main house siding. These aspects are often overlooked and can make a big difference in the appearance of your home exterior.

Paint Damage or Fading

If your home has suffered some sort of damage to the exterior, you may need to refresh the paint to restore its appearance. Hail damage and sun damage can impact the exterior paint on your home. Putting off fixing a damaged exterior paint job will only make the situation worse and can lead to more chipping and peeling. Better to hire a Denver painter early to avoid a more costly repair in the future.

Your Denver Renovation Team

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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Tips for Choosing Exterior House Painting Colors

Choosing to paint your exterior can feel like a difficult task because of the labor and cost involved with exterior house painting. The pressure of choosing the perfect color can cause families to postpone the project indefinitely.

However, a fresh coat of paint can be one of the most beneficial and long-lasting home improvement projects you can tackle. Take it from the pros, there are good and bad choices when it comes to choosing exterior house painting colors. That being said, there are few tips you should take heed to ensure the color you’re imagining comes to fruition.

Take in the Surroundings

Start by looking at the style of your home. A ranch style home with brick detailing may be complimented best with a different color than a Victorian style home. Also, take note of the other homes in your community.

While you probably don’t want to look like a row of cookie cutter houses, you don’t want to stand out too much and reduce curb appeal for any future sales. If your neighborhood is filled with earth toned homes, you can’t go wrong by following with that theme.

Consider Trends, But Don’t Fall Victim to Them

It’s a great idea to consider recent design and architecture trends when choosing a new color for the exterior of your home. However, you should remember that they’re just that – trends.

Statement colors fade with every passing year and you want to be sure if you’re choosing a paint color based solely on what a magazine is telling you to do, you genuinely like it and imagine it lasting for years to come.

Take Note of the Landscape

Look at your house at different times of the day. One of the biggest problems we see as professional painters in Denver is paint color variations depending on sunlight. Is your home in broad sunlight all day long, or is it primarily in the shade due to large trees?

Sunlight and shade will give you different color hues, so make sure your landscaping is exactly the way you want it before you start making decisions on a paint color.

A Denver Paint Job That Will Last

If you’re unsure about your choices after considering all these variables, safe is always a sound decision. Two tints from the same color strip a few shades apart will always work well together.

Our team at Paint Denver has over 20 years of experience in the home renovation industry and can help you make a decision you’ll be satisfied with. Give us a call to discuss any upcoming projects.

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Tips for Finding the Best Painting Contractor in Denver

If you’re planning on sprucing up the interior or exterior of your home to ring in the new year, you’re likely interested in hiring a professional team to tackle the job. In order to make sure you’re in trusted hands and you’re spending your money in the right place, you’ll want to do your research. Here are some tips to help you make sure you’re hiring the best painting contractor in Denver.

Find a Long-Trusted Team

The age of a company isn’t necessarily a sign of quality, but it’s a good place start. If a company can survive in the competitive contracting industry for years, it’s clear they take pride in both their quality and their customer service.

A true professional will care about their image from top to bottom. Do they have a professional website that’s updated regularly? Can they be reached easily by phone or email? Do they boast an impressive portfolio? These are all things that can help you filter through the options and find the best painting contractor in Denver.

Ask for Accreditation

Another way to determine the quality of a painting company or contractor is to determine what professional groups they belong to. Accreditation shows pride in being a business owner, and in maintaining certain standards both in business, and in the painting industry.

These kinds of quality standard completions may be presented on the company’s website, but if not, it’s perfectly acceptable to ask for.

Take in Reviews or Referrals

Word of mouth is a great way to find a contractor that’s tried and true. Ask friends and family in the area if they have a team they trust and would hire again.

Read through online testimonials and referrals carefully. Yelp and Google My Business are great databases to see how others felt about their experience with the company.

Collect a Free Estimate

All reputable house painting companies will provide you with a free estimate before they begin. Be cautious of anyone who quotes over the phone. In order to properly quote for the job, the home should be evaluated carefully.

This is also a good time to ask about contractual guarantees and quality assurance. What are the policies about changing colors during the project? What if you find imperfections in the project after the fact? Knowing policies ahead of time can help you determine the flexibility of the company.

What is the Project Time Frame?

Some companies have single crews, some have many, and some even work solo. Colorado has a small window of opportunity for getting the exterior a house or commercial property painted; miss the window and you’ll be waiting until next spring.

It’s important to understand the timeline upfront before you sign any contracts.

A Team You Can Trust

Paint Denver proudly serves the Denver Metro area, as well as several surrounding areas, including Centennial, Castle Rock, Broomfield and more. As a trusted local Denver painting company with over 10 years of experience, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with top-tier customer service and maintaining the highest level of professionalism. If you’re looking for a team to manage an upcoming project, we’d love to help. Give us a call or contact us online for availability.

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