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How Much Does It Cost to Remove Popcorn Ceiling?

Thinking of doing a few home renovations to make your home feel more modern? Flipping an outdated property? There are plenty of reasons people decide to upgrade their space and remove popcorn ceilings, but when planning a budget, make sure you know what is worth a DIY and what isn’t. So, how much does it cost to remove a popcorn ceiling?

Time Required

A lot of these project cost estimates are highly dependent on the size of the space. Typically, the process of removing the popcorn ceiling in a room can take anywhere from four hours to ten hours. This doesn’t include prep or clean up.

If your popcorn ceiling is covered in paint, it may be more difficult to remove. In this case, your renovation team will need to apply a chemical stripper to break down the barrier created by the paint.

The process of removing popcorn ceilings can be relatively straightforward usually. However, things become more complicated when there is asbestos present within the popcorn ceiling material. In this case, you’ll definitely want to consult with a professional to ensure your project is completed safely and successfully.

Average Cost to Remove Popcorn Ceiling

For an average project, removing popcorn ceilings costs around $1 to $2 per square foot. This number could change for a number of reasons, but most clients fall within this threshold.

Supplies like scrapers, ladders, and protective materials cost anywhere from $148 – $168 on average per 500 square feet. Basic labor (which includes scraping and disposing of debris, planning, preparation, and cleanup) generally costs between $15 and $40 per hour when hiring a professional.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Do you have the time, experience, patience, and materials it will take to complete a popcorn ceiling removal? If not, you may want to rely on a professional team to get it done. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about a free quote, please reach out to the Paint Denver team.

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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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Renovations to Make Before Selling Your Home

Ready to put your home on the market? When it comes time to sell your home, whether you’re planning to move now or in the coming years, getting your home ready to sell can be a daunting task. Hiring a painting contractor, interior decorators, or landscapers can take a major weight off your shoulders.

The goal of home renovations should be to make it more livable for yourself and to look move-in ready for potential buyers. Use this guide to help you budget, plan, and prioritize what renovations you need to do to attract buyers and speed up the sale of your home.

Add A Fresh Coat of Paint

Not sure what to update to sell your home easier? Update it all with a simple, fresh coat of paint in a neutral shade! This is a great investment you also get to enjoy for the rest of the time you live in your home. A neutral shade for interior walls is like a blank canvas for the buyer. It allows buyers to easily imagine their belongings without clashing with wall colors.

Hiring an interior painting contractor will get your home painted as quickly and easily as possible. You don’t even have to lift a finger! Spend a few days out of the house and come back to a new home. Popular colors are:

  • Grey
  • Beige
  • Greige
  • White
  • Light blue

What not to do: Avoid trendy colors and wall décor. Trends come and go and if you’re planning on selling your home, the trendy wallpaper or accent wall can quickly go out of style.

Update Your Front Door 

The front of your house is the first thing potential buyers see. Improve your first impression by painting your front door or replacing it with a new one! A brightly colored door will make your home more memorable without affecting the neutral interior for décor. If you’d rather not make another paint color choice, update your door with a sturdy steel or wood door or simply update the screen!

What not to do: Don’t overspend on a front door that doesn’t match the home’s exterior. This will make your exterior clash and possibly drive away potential buyers.

Add to Curb Appeal

Much like the front door, the outside of your home will be important for attracting viewers and closing the deal. Your landscaping is a major part of your first impression for potential buyers. To help keep your yard in a pristine condition, consider trimming trees and shrubs and covering bare spots with flowers. You can also paint the exterior of your home. If old paint gets updated, it’ll make your home look brand new.

What not to do: Don’t add high maintenance assets. Large flower beds require a lot of work and can turn off potential buyers.

Renovating your home before putting it on the market may sound like a big project, but if you plan before, prioritize, and find the best contractors, you’ll have a beautiful home ready to sell in no time. Just look at your home like a prospective buyer would for what changes to make for a greater appeal.

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Why Choose Paint Denver as Your Professional Painting Contractor? – Infographic

As professional painters, we know working with contractors can sometimes be frustrating. That’s why we work hard to break the stigma and stand out from the contractors you may have worked with in the past. At Paint Denver, we offer a satisfaction guarantee and strive to make sure every customer is happy with the job we provide.

Check out the infographic below to learn a few of the reasons why Paint Denver is one of the best professional painters in Denver!

Why Choose Paint Denver? professional painters infographic

Our team is experienced, reliable, and ready to help you spruce up your home for any occasion. Our customers throughout the Denver area are repeatedly satisfied with our services.

“I would highly recommend Paint Denver to anyone and everyone! They were fabulous to work with. They did my house and my neighbor’s house perfectly. I can’t stop staring at my home, it looks brand new. I was impressed the way Paint Denver very carefully and meticulously taped off the pieces and parts that had to be painted by hand.”– Mallory Peterson

We are backed by decades of professional experience. Looking to improve curb appeal before you sell your home? We’re the team for you. Interested in brightening up the interior of your home for some seasonal change? We’ll get the job done on time and on budget.

Give us a call anytime to schedule a virtual or in-person consultation.

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Is Your Project A DIY Project or One For The Professionals?

Some home projects feel like more of a DIY task. And in many cases, painting is one of those projects. After all, it can’t be that hard, can it? With a bucket of paint and a brush in hand, you can easily do it yourself. Plus its cheaper too, right?

What these DIY homeowners don’t realize is that painting is a project that is both technical and time consuming, and in some cases a lot of hard work.Is Painting A DIY Project or One For The Professionals?

There are a number of problems with tackling painting your own home, either inside or out, as a do it yourself project. And at the top of the list is the massive time commitment required to finish the job in a professional way. For most, they try and squeeze it into a weekend project. But this can take several weekends or even months of time, depending on the size of the project. Do you really want to spend every weekend during the summer painting the exterior of your home?

Lack of knowledge is also one of the top things homeowners don’t realize until they are well into the project. For example, you can’t begin painting the outside of your home without a lot of prep work first. Paint over chipped or dirty paint, and your new paint won’t adhere properly to the siding. Or if you paint a water based enamel over a surface previously painted with an oil based enamel, and you’ll quickly see adhesion problems that make your current paint job look anything but professional.

Which leads us to the money aspect of painting. You see the ads in the paper for paint at a reasonable rate. But painting requires a lot more than a bucket of paint and a brush. What about tools for prep work: power-washer, drop clothes, rollers, caulking and tape? Before long you’ll wind up with a huge array of tools and materials attempting to paint your home – and you haven’t even started the work yet. How much is your time worth? Do you really want to spend all of your free time for the next several weeks or months painting?

And there is another problem we see frequently. After investing in paint, tools, materials and more, something happens and the paint job looks anything but professional. You attempt to fix it; which of course makes it look even worse. So you wind up calling in a professional to fix the project and bring it back up to standards. How much is this going to cost?

Instead of trying to save a little money upfront, get the job done right the first time. You’ll be happier with the results and you can enjoy it in a much shorter period of time. And the results will last you many years into the future.

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