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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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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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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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