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Denver Interiors: Trends to Keep an Eye On

As summer comes to a close, we’re looking into Denver interiors and decor trends that will guide the upcoming season of painting projects. It’s always exciting to see how they day-to-day for paint contractors will change every year. New trends bring new colors and exciting new style choices. Here’s what we’re expecting to see in interior paint for this upcoming season.

Warm Earthy Interior Paint Choices

In 2020, decorating homes with natural tones became a big trend. Even in cities, people want to feel connected to nature in their homes. In 2021, we continue to see interior paint bringing in greens and warm ocean blues.

Olive greens, emerald greens, sage greens, they are everywhere right now. These colors tend to make the interior of a home feel calm, peaceful, and warm, which is a vibe everyone needed a bit more of given the tumultuous landscape of 2020 and 2021. These earthy tones are also easy to pair with natural elements like woods and metals.

Darker Choices for Denver Interiors

Dark paint colors don’t always need to feel foreboding in an interior space. Emerald and slate greys can actually elevate a space if used correctly.

Lately, we’ve been seeing Denver interiors use these colors in tandem with bright gold and florals in décor to enrich a home. Oftentimes we see these color accents in staircases or feature windows to bring an elegant definition to a space. A deep plum or black with a red undertone makes for a warmer and more sophisticated style choice.

Big Bold Red

Shockingly enough, red is making a comeback in 2021. While this shade may feel dramatic and a bit hard to decorate with, it’s experiencing a bit of a renaissance since the maroon boom in the early 2000’s. If you are wary of using primary colors in your home, test out deep dark pinks in some of your décor choices before taking the plunge. However, in our opinion, the bolder the better.

Denver Paint Contractors

Paint Denver can help you take your home from cold & bland to bright & cheery – no remodel necessary. Our team of on and off-site supervisors and will be there to help throughout the entire process. From preparing a free quote to readying your space for painting, we have you covered. Denver interiors are our specialty, be sure to book in advance for your fall and winter projects!

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Skim Coating: When and How to Use It

Skim coating is used to improve the look of damaged and ugly walls and ceilings. A skim coat, or a “level-five drywall finish”, is a thin coat of diluted joint compound. Depending on your experience level, skim coating can be applied by hand, paint roller, or even with a spray rig, then it’s smoothed with a drywall knife or trowel.

You’ll want to use skim coating for any uneven surfaces before you paint or re-texture them. Here are a few situations where applying a skim coat is a good idea.

Wallpaper Removal

As we all know, most homes are moving away from wallpaper application. If you’re remodeling an old home or removing some temporary stylish wallpaper, you may want to consider a skim coat to even out the surface before repainting.  If wallpaper removal damages the drywall behind it with gouges or when the drywall outer paper gets torn off exposing the brown paper underneath, you’ll want to apply at least two coats to perfect the surface.

Resurfacing

Skim coating can be used on both walls and ceilings and is a great option if you’re dealing with outdated or poorly applied texture. Skim coating will provide a brand-new surface to the drywall without having to completely remove the wall and start anew. This fresh texture provides the perfect blank canvas for new paint.

New Construction

If you’re dealing with new construction and have drywall that isn’t going to receive any texture, you should consider a light skim coat. This will ensure a uniform surface to prime and paint. This coat will also ensure that new paint absorbs evenly and looks its best.. This is especially important with paint that has a sheen.

Skim Coating for You

This process is oftentimes the most affordable and time effective way to bring new life into your interior walls. Consider this process in any remodels or new construction projects. If you have an applicable situation, let us know. We’re happy to give expert advice on your project and bring in our professional team to help!

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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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Interior Painting Best Practices

When it comes to interior painting, many people think they can do a DIY job as well as the pros. That is not quite the case. Professional painters have mastered their trade and know a few tips and best practices that take their work from good to great.

Get Good Quality Paint

Many people think all interior paints are made equal. This could not be more untrue. Investing in quality paint will make a huge difference in the short and long run of your interior paint job. That’s why at Paint Denver use only the best quality Sherwin Williams paint with low VOCs to do out interior painting work. We want our customers to love their new home interior as soon as they see it as well as years down the road.

Order Matters

When tackling an interior painting job, the order in which you paint a room is crucial. It is typically best to start with the trim and baseboards and ensure they dry completely before moving on to the ceiling and walls. This ensures any accidental paint from the trim that got on the wall edges can be covered up.

Take all Necessary Precautions

We’ve all heard the horror stories of people who didn’t fully prepare for an interior paint job and ended up painting their floor or, even worse, a piece of furniture. To avoid this mishap, preparation is key. Use canvas or plastic drop cloths to protect floors, cover large furniture that can’t be moved out of the room with plastic, and use masking or painters tape generously along wall edges.

Interior painting is a task that can be easily done wrong. While there are some tips and tricks that can make the process go a bit more smoothly, nothing can beat the work of an expert interior professional painter. Paint Denver offers interior painting in Denver as well as Broomfield, Castle Rock, Golden and other surrounding areas. For help on your next Denver interior painting project, contact Paint Denver to get a quality job done quickly and efficiently.

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Painting Your Rooms Can Change The Energy

Here in Colorado, waking up to sunshine and blue sky fills you with energy. And on the rare occasion we have a cool, dark, rainy day, nothing feels better than snuggling under a blanket for a little while longer.

Color fills you with energy. The warm yellow sun and blue sky makes you want to run and jump, heading out to enjoy the day. Dark smoky blues and grays fill you more with an internal energy, ready to take things a bit slower.

And while it holds true with the colors we readily face in nature, it also holds true for the colors you wake up to every morning.Paint Your Rooms and Change The Energy

Color can be in abundance, painted on every wall in a room. Or color can be accented and highlighted in a way that makes it burst through in subtle detail.

If you’re ready for a change, color may be the perfect way to bring it to life. And give you the energy to take on new tasks you’ve put on hold from the months and years before. Here’s what color can do for you.

Orange is the perfect color when you’re ready to feel younger. Orange allows you to express yourself with confidence, filling your home with laughter and celebration.

A deep blue will encourage efficiency throughout your room. Blues purify your thinking process so you can cut through the clutter and discover what is most important. If you have to make a big decision, deep blue will bring out the decision maker in you.

A light blue promotes tranquility, and bring peace and harmony to relationships and situations as they occur. Light blue reduces aggressiveness, so it’s a good color to surround yourself in if you deal with a lot of stress.

Dig Deeper – How To Choose Color With Paint Samples

Green increases wealth. It’s the color of fresh starts and of growth. If you’re ready to manifest something new in your life, add richness with the color green.

A light purple brings out your spiritual side. Purple encourages a fresh perspective on your emotional side, and will remind you of all you are connected to in your life.

A bright red will stimulate you. It promotes courage and fearlessness, and is a color associated with high self confidence. Red is good in moderation, but too much can leave you agitated and overly excited.

Yellow increases your focus. It’s noted for enhancing your intelligence and can help stimulate clarity and conversation.

Contact us about your Denver Interior House Painting ideas today.

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