by Imhoff Painting | Jun 5, 2022 | cabinet painting
PAINT COLORS FOR YOUR BATHROOM CABINETS IN DENVER METRO, CO
Your bathroom cabinets might look fantastic and have a good solid build, but if it has been a long time since they were painted or you just want to change up the look of them, one thing you are going to have to face is choosing a paint color or colors for them.
There are quite a number of colors from which you’ll be able to choose, but you may find that some are more appropriate than others – though ultimately you will be the best judge of what will look most nice on your bathroom cabinets.
Let’s look at and consider some paint colors you might want to use for your bathroom cabinets.
1. LIGHT GRAY
Though it may seem a bit unusual as far as colors go in terms of your bathroom cabinets, you may find that it is the perfect subtle color to work with the other colors in your bathroom, particularly if you have a lot of more sea-like colors in your bathroom like blue or green.
A really nice thing about the use of light gray is that it can be a particularly stylish color for a more modern or contemporary bathroom, and is certainly easier on the eyes than some of the brighter colors that some might want to use for their bathroom.
2. FOREST GREEN
When people think of the sorts of colors that they would ideally want to see in a bathroom, they will often return to the idea of nature – there are few things that are so well enjoyed as a relaxing bath and being surrounded by nature colors can help with this sort of relaxation.
One color that can bring to mind the thoughts of nature is that of forest green, which gets its name from (you can probably figure this out) the color of the trees you would find in a forest!
The beautiful thing about this is that there are actually quite a few shades of green that would be considered forest green, and it’s just a matter of finding one that would work best with your bathroom cabinets.
An unexpectedly delightful color that you can use for your bathroom cabinets is actually pink, though not necessarily the kind of pink that you might find in the house of dreams as it were.
The thing you should bear in mind is that though you don’t need to stick to one of the brightest shades of pink, you can definitely use a more subtle shade of pink for its more nuanced look in your bathroom and enjoy the joy and life that it will bring to your bathroom through how it will look on your cabinets.
If you are thinking about how to best add some color and light to your bathroom, a very nice choice could well be pink — and it’s guaranteed to make at least a few people smile when they see it!
Before you protest that yellow couldn’t possibly be the right color for a bathroom, rest assured that depending on the shade you choose to use, you can make for quite an excellent set of bathroom cabinets using it.
One helpful thing that you might want to bear in mind is that if it looks like you are painting the sun in the corner of your art homework, that is likely not the right color yellow to use — though of course if that’s the one you prefer, all the better!
Yellow pairs quite nicely with the color black — not just because people tend to associate the two colors together but also because of the kind of contrast that you can get from it.
by Imhoff Painting | Jun 1, 2022 | Interior Painting
NURSERY ACCENT WALL PAINTING TIPS YOU NEED IN DENVER METRO, CO
For the most part, the notion of an accent wall is thought of in terms of rooms where adults will tend to spend a good amount of time – a dining room, a recreation room, that kind of thing.
However, you should know that an accent wall can look quite nice in a nursery, and if you make the time to learn about it, you can make a fantastic accent wall in your nursery.
LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT SOME TIPS FOR PAINTING AN ACCENT WALL IN A NURSERY IN DENVER METRO, CO
1. CLEANING BEFORE YOU START
One thing that you’re going to need to do when you’re painting an accent wall in a nursery is to make sure that you make the time to fully clean the area around where you will be painting as well as the surface of the wall being painted.
Doing this will help you to get a better painted accent wall, which makes sense if you think about how important it is to have a good surface upon which to paint.
Part of having a surface that’s ready to be painted is that said surface is smooth, and if you have a dirty surface you can bet it will be anything but smooth.
The best thing you can do is to make sure that you fully clean and then let the wall dry before you move on to the next step in the painting process.
2. CHOOSE YOUR COLOR OR COLORS WITH CARE
You likely know that one of the defining aspects of an accent wall is that you have this one wall that looks entirely different from all of the other walls in the room.
However, given that it’s a nursery in which you are painting, it’s entirely important that you are careful what color you are using to contrast with the other wall colors.
There are some good gentle colors from which you’ll be able to choose and it’s a good idea to make use of one that will be pleasant for your baby to have in their room, even though it could well be quite a while before they appreciate the nuance of the different colors in the room.
3. USE NO VOC PAINT
Since the target audience, so to speak, of your nursery is going to be a baby, it’s more important that you use paint that has no volatile organic compounds.
Though of course we could review the ins and outs of VOC paint in a separate article, suffice it to say that for the purpose of painting anything in a nursery you will want to avoid using paint with VOC’s.
There are many kinds of paint that make use of more natural ingredients and these will help you to have a well-painted accent wall.
4. PLAN BEFORE YOU PAINT
You should be well prepared before you start your painting project — knowing well in advance how much there will be painted in terms of square footage as well as having an idea of what color or colors you will want to use.
By planning the project in advance you’ll be able to get the right quantity of paint as well as a primer before you start painting (and having this in advance is certainly better than having too much paint and primer or even not enough of it, both of which have their own downsides as it were.
It’s also going to be quite advantageous for you to be able to know how long it’s going to go through each phase of the painting project as you will be able to make a schedule for when you will be away from the wall during times that you are allowing the wall to dry.
by Imhoff Painting | May 28, 2022 | Interior Painting
SIGNS YOUR INTERIOR PAINT WORK WASN’T DONE RIGHT IN DENVER METRO, CO
If you’ve hired a professional painting company, you may find yourself wondering once they have finished if they did a good job — and if so, how would you know that it was the case?
However, another question that may, unfortunately, come up after you have had a room painted is if you have a feeling that the work perhaps was not done quite right — what would be the signs if any, that paintwork was not correctly done?
LET’S LOOK AT SOME SIGNS THAT YOUR INTERIOR PAINTWORK WASN’T DONE RIGHT IN DENVER METRO, CO
1. BLISTERS, BLOTCHES, OR STREAKS ARE VISIBLE
One thing that will be a good telltale sign that the painting work that you got was not done up to the standards that a professional painting contractor should use is if you should happen to see blisters, blotches, or streaks on the surface of your walls when you’re reviewing.
The presence of these is a clear indication that the painters that worked on your walls either did not properly clean the wall before they applied primer or they didn’t allow the surfaces to fully dry before applying the primer.
By skipping these important steps, the painters saved some time but cost you a better looking paint job in that you really can’t get rid of these surface problems without making a lot of time to correct them — a lot more time than the painters saved by not cleaning or letting the surfaces dry!
2. THE PAINT ON THE WALL LOOKS WRINKLED
Another pretty clear sign that mistakes were made during the painting of your home interior will come in the form of seeing that the paint on the wall actually looks wrinkled — and you certainly didn’t ask the painters to make your walls have wrinkles, right?
There are a couple of things that could cause this unpleasant appearance to take place, chief among them being that the painters did not allow the first coat of paint to fully dry before applying the second coat.
In not letting the first coat to dry, the coat actually comes off of the surface just a bit while the second is being applied, the wrinkling effect that you see on the wall comes about — and this too takes a lot of work to correct.
3. VISIBLE STAINS
If you can see stains through the paint, that means pretty much one thing and that’s the fact that primer was not applied to the surface that was painted before the paint was applied.
Though of course, you would think that just having a couple of coats of paint on the wall would be enough to ensure that you won’t be seeing any stains, this is not the case — it’s essential that you first apply a coat of a good stain blocking primer to the surface before your first coat of paint is applied.
The only thing that could have stopped these kinds of stains from appearing is if the painter had properly applied primer to the surface that was painted prior to applying the first coat of paint.
4. AIR HOLES
Lastly, if you see air holes — tiny holes on the surface of the paint, that is — that generally means that instead of applying a second coat of paint after applying the first coat and then waiting for that coat of paint to dry, the painter just applied one coat of paint and left it at that.
The issue with only applying one coat of paint is that it can sometimes make these rather unpleasant air holes to appear on the surface of the wall after the paint has dried.
Avoiding air holes is just a matter of making sure that more than one coat of paint is applied to the walls.
by Imhoff Painting | May 25, 2022 | cabinet painting
LIVING ROOM CABINET PAINTING TRICKS TO LEARN IN DENVER METRO, CO
You may have a fine set of living room cabinets, but depending on how long it has been since they were last painted or stained, they may be showing their age — and in many cases, it’s a lot better to repaint or restain your cabinets rather than to replace them.
You should know that when you’re looking to paint your living room cabinets, there are certain things you can do to improve upon the process of getting them painted well — and if you remember to do them, you’ll end up with better-painted cabinets that you can enjoy for years to come.
WITH THAT BEING THE CASE, LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT SOME LIVING ROOM CABINET PAINTING TRICKS TO LEARN IN DENVER METRO, CO
1. PLAN OUT YOUR PAINTING PROJECT
One idea that you should bear in mind when you’re looking to start just about any painting project, but painting projects, in particular, is that you need to plan out the project before actually taking up that paintbrush for the first time.
In painting, you have to have a sort of sense of a few things – one being how much paint and primer you will need for the project, and the other big one being how much time you will need for every step of it.
By making this sort of plan before starting, you won’t be buying too much or too little paint — both of which are problems — and you’ll be able to best make use of your painting time so you aren’t sitting around waiting for paint to dry when you could leave the drying phases for later in the day when you take a break.
2. CHOOSE COLOR OR COLORS WITH CARE
As you may well know, in painting your living room cabinets you’re going to have the opportunity to change the color or colors that you have on them — but this doesn’t mean that you’ll just be able to use any color or colors you can imagine!
When looking at painting your living room cabinets, you should think about the other colors in the room — what color or colors would coordinate with those colors, and will it overwhelm the room if you were to add the new color?
If you make the time to get a couple of small samples from the paint store, you’ll be able to paint a little bit on the cabinets and have a look to see how the color will actually look in the room — and by doing so, determine if it would look nice in your living room.
3. SAND FOR SMOOTH SURFACES
If you are familiar with how having a smooth surface will help you in your painting of the cabinets, you will appreciate the fact that a simple gentle sanding of the cabinets will assist you in reaching that smooth goal.
The thing to remember is that although some will say that you should gently sand after just about every stage including even after applying a coat of primer, if you at least sand the cabinets before you apply the primer you will be much better off than if you don’t sand at all during the painting project.
Remember that once you have finished sanding, it’s important to remove the sanding dust that will be made by the sanding process, because otherwise you will likely see that same sanding dust in the finish of your paintwork — and that’s not something that anyone wants to see when they’re looking at painted living room cabinets!
4. PROTECT YOUR FLOOR
Though it might seem fairly obvious, it’s a good practice to protect your floor during the painting process so that you don’t get paint or primer on it while you are painting.
It’s just a matter of putting down a protective drop cloth or tarp underneath where you are painting — that will help get your painting area cleaner!
by Imhoff Painting | May 20, 2022 | Interior Painting
LAUNDRY ROOM PAINTING MISTAKES TO AVOID IN DENVER METRO, CO.
You might not think of the laundry room as one of the rooms in your home that needs to be painted, and yet if you think about how a laundry room would look if it were entirely unpainted (or worse – painted and then allowed to look worse over time) and then you’ll realize based on that the importance of painting the room.
However, you may want to think about the way that you have to paint the room and more specifically the possible mistakes that can be made during the painting process — it can make the difference between a well-painted laundry room and one that is not so well painted.
LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT SOME LAUNDRY ROOM PAINTING MISTAKES TO AVOID IN DENVER METRO, CO.
1. BEING CONFINED TO ONLY ONE COLOR
If you’re going to be painting your laundry room, you might well think that you’re going to be limited in terms of what color or colors you’re going to be able to use, but this is not the case at all.
Even though it’s a laundry room, you’re well going to be able to make use of some of the most bright and fun colors that you want – you don’t have to use dull and gray colors because it happens to be a laundry room.
By making use of more fun colors, you’re going to be able to have a more entertaining laundry room, in a manner of speaking – it’s not like it’s going to turn into a party room all of a sudden!
2. NOT CLEANING BEFORE PAINTING
The funny thing about painting a laundry room is that in the process of painting the walls of the room, you might think that you aren’t going to need to clean the walls prior to painting them — how dirty could the walls of a laundry room be be, after all?
The truth is that even the walls of a laundry room have to be cleaned properly before you paint them, and that has to do with the fact that if you don’t properly clean a surface before painting it, you’re going to end up with a dirty surface – and that’s not a pleasant thing to see for the years that follow your paintwork.
What you should focus on doing when you’re getting ready to paint your laundry room is to make sure that you fully clean the surfaces being painted and then allow a good amount of time to pass so that the surfaces are going to be fully dry and ready for the next step in the painting process.
3. NOT SANDING AT ALL
When you look to paint your laundry room, it’s a good idea to think about how you can get the surfaces that are going to be painted to be as smooth as possible.
One of the best things that you can do to make sure that your surfaces are smooth is to first properly sand them – and this doesn’t necessarily mean rough sanding but a good gentle sanding so that the surfaces are smooth, and then removing the sanding dust that comes up during the sanding process.
Here too you should ensure that when you have finished removing the sanding dust you will have to keep the surface fully dry before you go on to the next step in the painting process — this is key in ensuring that you won’t have painting problems later on.
4. AVOIDING PRIMER
Lastly, remember that in just about every painting project whether on the exterior or interior of your home, you’re going to want to make sure that you use some primer.
This helps the paint to go on more smoothly and helps to keep the paint on longer.