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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Nothing exposes the age of your home more than outdated or old hardware.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 This means that if your flooring is outdated, damaged, or poorly maintained, it may be a deterrent for buyers looking for their perfect home.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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2019 Home Exterior Paint Color Trends

It’s about that time in the greater Denver area when the snow is melting and you begin to reevaluate your home’s exterior paint job. Maybe you’re thinking it’s not THAT bad or maybe you’re thinking it IS that bad and you should need to slap on a new coat of paint. Whatever the case is, here are some great exterior paint trends for the upcoming spring that might urge you to pick up the phone and call the most trusted Denver paint contractors at Paint Denver for an estimate.
 

exterior dark paint color trendDarker Colors

Pastels are OUT and we’re all swooning over dark exteriors. The sleek, elegant, and slightly mysterious mood darker exteriors put out are powerful statements that work with contemporary, mid-century or even craftsman home styles. Dark exteriors are rising in popularity and will continue to do so in the coming years. With colors from Cyberspace to Tricorn Black and even Laurel Woods, there are so many shades of dark colors to choose from.


Greige exterior paint trend grey beige

Greige

Is it grey or is it beige? This mixture of both hues into one perfectly neutral greige tone is not going away anytime soon. Grey has been the champion shade in neutral colors for both interior and exterior paint for a while and new shade has just joined the battle. A blend of brown and grey has made its way onto the exterior of homes. This popular neutral can go toward a cooler, concrete feel or a warmer, inviting mood. With hues like this, a safe neutral can be anything but.


white exterior paint color trendWhite

Perhaps it’s the popular farmhouse trend that’s been popping up everywhere, but white exteriors have quickly risen in popularity. Think there is only one type of white? Think again. Cool whites with blue and grey undertones create a fresh, clean look while warmer whites with brown and cream undertones invite you into a comforting, clean home. Whichever white you choose, pair it with a light or dark trim for a clean or striking look.
 
No matter the color you choose for your home’s new exterior, it’ll feel like walking into a completely new home! If you are ready to give your home a facelift, give Paint Denver a call today to schedule an appointment! (303) 800-7575

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When to Update Your Home’s Exterior Paint

When to update your home’s exterior paint can be a bit of a guessing game unless you know what to look for and when the best times to do so are. We’re going to let you in on a few professional exterior painting tips to help you recognize when your home needs an exterior update and the best time to go about getting it done.

Seasonally

Spring and summer are the perfect time to update your home’s exterior paint job. Especially in Denver, the weather is more predictable and the higher amounts of sunlight cure and dry paint faster. Winter is not ideal for Denver home exterior painting due to the typically colder temperatures and increased precipitation. If you absolutely must paint your home’s exterior in the winter, be prepared for the job to happen on short notice. If the weather looks like it will be moderate for a few days, a professional painting company will want to get the job done as quickly as possible to avoid possible interruptions or damages.

Cosmetically

It is fairly easy to determine if a home needs a new exterior paint job simply by looking at it. If there are chips in the paint or if it looks a bit faded or worn, it is probably time to consider getting an update. Make sure to look at the exterior trim and accents as well as the main house siding, as these aspects are often overlooked and can make a big difference in the appearance of your home’s exterior.

Situationally

If your home has suffered some sort of damage to its exterior, whether that be hail damage from a sudden Denver summer storm or has accumulated many scuffs and knicks from yearly wear and tear, getting an updated exterior paint job is a good idea. Putting off fixing a damaged exterior paint job will only make the situation worse and can lead to more chipping and peeling.

Another good situation to paint your home’s exterior is if you are selling your home in the near future. It has been shown time and time again that homes with recently painted exteriors have sold faster and for more than those that have not. Having great curb appeal is a huge part of selling your home, and the best way to give it an instant boost is with a fresh coat of paint.

Keep in mind that these are simply tips and best practices for home exterior paint updates. 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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Does Your Spring Cleaning Chores Show A Need For Exterior Painting?

Ahhh, warm days, green trees, afternoon showers, and barbecues with family and friends. All point to springtime in the Rockies. And while its been late in coming this year, springtime is upon us, which means its time to do the necessary chores to get your outside ready for the season.

Turn on the lawn sprinklers. Check.

Pull out the patio furniture. Check.

See how much maintenance the outside of your home will need this year. Um, what?

When was the last time your home had an exterior paint job? There are a lot of things that factor in to how long your paint job will last. Did you use a professional paint? Was the wood primed and ready for painting?
Does Your Spring Cleaning Chores Show A Need For Exterior Painting
And while there are many questions that may influence the current state of your home, there are a few ways you can tell if your home is in need of painting.

Start by looking for peeling paint. You may see small amounts of chipping or peeling paint that exposes the wood underneath. This will show up in many places, especially around areas with high water traffic – wear your sprinkler system hits it every week – and where its exposed to un all day long. This is a sign that your top coat of paint is no longer doing its job.

You can also run your hand along the painted surfaces. Do your fingers come back with a chalky residue? Quality paint will never leave a film on your hand. If you do find a residue on your hand, it is a sign that the paint is breaking down – oxidizing – and is in need of a fresh coat of paint.

Every day your home is subject to harsh elements. Wind. Rain. Sleet. Snow. Sunshine. With changing weather conditions, some areas of your home may show signs of mildew. Mildew will look like dark spots on the paint, or little grey spores accumulating together in nooks and crannies. If you see mildew, a new paint job isn’t enough. To start, your home needs an effective power wash to remove mildew and its problem areas, followed with a fresh coat of quality paint with a mildewcide as part of the formula to prevent future growth.

Think a professional paint job is only about the paint? Think again. Caulking and finishing touches are equally important. Caulking can prevent loss of energy from inside and outside your home, can prevent elements like wind and rain from entering unnecessarily, and can provide an easy entrance to insects and critters. Caulking is also what makes a professional job standout – if done properly, it will secure the gaps and joints that exist all around your home, making the color flow seamlessly from place to place.

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