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The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Contractor to Paint Your Foyer

Thinking of repainting your foyer but are unsure as to make it into a DIY project or hire a professional contractor? Although, painting the walls yourself and saving some bucks might seem tempting, painting is a challenge that requires a lot of skill, finesse and patience. There is a reason…

Most Popular Kitchen Wall Colors

Your dream kitchen can never truly be complete without a great wall color. You may have envisioned the layout of your kitchen space but ultimately it is the wall colors that will determine whether the outcome is grand and beautiful or plain sad and boring. If you have been unable…

Top Reasons Why You Should Repaint Your House Exterior

Painting the exterior of your home may not seem like a fun way to spend a weekend, but there are a few very good reasons to repaint your exterior if it hasn’t been done in a while.  Increase Market Value of Your Home The most effective investments are those in…

Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts for Cabinet Painting – a 20 year Compilation

On May 29, 2016, Posted by , In Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts for Cabinet Painting – a 20 year Compilation

Cabinet painting – without equal, this is the most challenging of all painting projects around the house, it’s a job worthy of respect and research, not to be undertaken lightly except in the case where scores of coats of paint have already been slathered across the doors and drawer fronts…

How Often Should You Refinish Your Denver Deck?

On May 17, 2016, Posted by , In Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on How Often Should You Refinish Your Denver Deck?

I’m not going to say it depends, that’s punting. I’m going to say every 2 years – for horizontal surfaces anyway. Verticals can go longer, maybe 4-5 years if they’re not south facing, full exposure. What’s happening on the horizontals is UV damage, rain, snow, foot traffic from people, dogs,…

Can Metal Clad Windows be Painted?

On May 10, 2016, Posted by , In Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on Can Metal Clad Windows be Painted?

Why would you want to? And will they Last? First, why? 2 main reasons: ugly, and expensive. Aged metal windows are ugly, and new windows are really expensive. So, paint ‘em up! Here in sunny Denver, it doesn’t take long for aluminum windows to oxidize, turn chalky and start looking…

Painting Exterior Brick in Denver

On May 6, 2016, Posted by , In Exterior Home Painting,Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on Painting Exterior Brick in Denver

The Case for Painting Exterior Brick in Denver – Denver is a brick town, always has been. Our cup hath run over with clay, and the clay doth begot brick, and the brick begot hearth, and hearth begot home, etc. etc. And then it rained… Let’s be frank, there’s a…

Sanding Interior Trim before Painting– is it Really that Important?

On May 2, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By , , With Comments Off on Sanding Interior Trim before Painting– is it Really that Important?

Sanding is a lot of work, but is it really that necessary? In some conditions, yes, it is inescapable. In other cases, it’s optional. First, the must do sanding scenario: oil trim, no matter what you intend to paint over the oil, it must be sanded first. Oil paint dries…

Top 5 Questions your Painting Contract Should Answer

On April 26, 2016, Posted by , In Exterior Home Painting,Painting,Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on Top 5 Questions your Painting Contract Should Answer

This is really pedestrian level material, but everyone’s a painter now so why not? Besides, I admire those who stand athwart the degradation of language; I gladly count myself among them. Especially when it comes to holding bandito painting contractors to account for the drubbing they’ve caused the reputation of…

Why are Some Painting Bids Half the Cost of Others?

On April 14, 2016, Posted by , In Exterior Home Painting,Painting Project, By , With Comments Off on Why are Some Painting Bids Half the Cost of Others?

This question comes up all the time, the ensuing conversation has become second nature to me it happens so often. What’s the answer to that question? The answer is simple: price differences come from 2 sources: the company structure, and the quality assumed in the proposal. Since the quality assumed…