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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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What is Skim Coating?

Any long-time homeowner will know that over time, walls can develop imperfections. Maybe you have shallow gouges from everyday wear and tear, signs from ripped wallpaper, or some spots with chipped paint. If you think that you need to completely replace your drywall to make your home look brand new again – skim coating may be the solution for you.

When to Skim Coat

Skim coating can be a time consuming and tedious project. However, it’s especially desirable in areas of critical lighting. This may be a underneath a skylight or in a hallway with a light source that shines on the walls. Any walls with gloss or even semi-gloss paint are good candidates for skim coating as well because reflective paint tends to exaggerate defects.

The Technique

A skim coat, also known as a level-five drywall finish, is a thin coat of diluted joint compound that can be applied by hand, paint roller or spray rig. Skim coating is a texturing technique used to make a wall smooth. Drywallers use the technique to hide an imperfect taping job to give the wall a plaster-like appearance. This skim coating process is the only way to achieve a level 5 drywall finish, which a number of trade associations, including the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, recommend for areas of bright or critical lighting.

Skim Coating in 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.

Denver Skim Coating Services

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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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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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 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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