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Color Choices Continued…Choosing the Best Color for Your Home’s Exterior

Posted & filed under Exterior Painting, Painting Tips, Residential Painting.

Last time we covered how to choose the best paint color for your home’s interior. This week we’ll cover the exterior of your home! As the trusted painting company serving Eden Prairie, we know a thing or two about paint colors and finishes. That’s why we’d like to offer a few suggestions to help you with arguably what might be the most fun and most frustrating part about painting; choosing the color!

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When it comes to the exterior of your home the stakes are even higher. You can repaint the inside of your house a number of times without anyone noticing. But, the outside of your home is something you’ll likely want to stick with for a while. And, it is something that is most definitely taken note of by neighbors and something you will want to be proud of. Although our painting company can come out and change the color anytime you’d like, it’s a good idea to find something you’ll want to stick with.

Here are a few things to consider to help you find the right paint and color for your unique home’s exterior. And, when you’re ready, contact our professional painting company and we can get started transforming your home with a beautiful, new, clean and courteous paint job.

Similar to choosing the color for the interior of your home, it is important to consider the lighting at different times of day. The color you choose for your home’s exterior should look good throughout the entire day, not just during the morning or afternoon hours. So before your painting company arrives, make sure you consider what each color you’re considering will look like throughout the entire day: from the early morning hours through the evening. That way, you can be sure your house will look good no matter what time of day it is.

Consider your neighborhood. Do you live in a historic neighborhood? Or does it have a laid-back lakeside feel? You should also look at your neighbors’ homes and the color palettes they have chosen. We’re not saying you have to completely blend in but it’s important not to clash with the surrounding homes.

While we’re on the subject of blending, it is also important to keep in mind that the color you choose for your home should blend well with your roof, driveway, chimney and other elements of your house. If you choose a color that clashes, you will have to contact your painting company to re-do your home’s entire exterior, not just the paint color.
And, if you need helping choosing a color, the experts at Durapro can help. We think about paint color a lot and have seen a lot of exterior house colors in our day. We can give you recommendations and even show you examples of similar homes our painting company has painted in the past.

Ready to learn more about hiring our painting company in Eden Prairie? Call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 or contact us for a Free Estimate.

FAQ: Picking the Perfect Color for Your Home’s Interior

Posted & filed under Interior Painting, Painting Tips.

How can you be sure you pick the perfect color for your unique home’s interior house painting project? And, how can you be sure you choose the perfect color for each room? And, when you do decide on a color, how do you know the paint won’t look different on the wall than it did in the can or on the swatch? At Durapro Painting we specialize in interior house painting for Apple Valley and have assisted many local area homeowners. We also receive a lot of questions about choosing paint so we thought we’d put together some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to interior house painting and paint color.

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Q: How does lighting affect the color I choose?

A: When it comes to interior house painting, a room’s lighting plays a huge part in how the color will appear when it is applied. Natural light vs. artificial light can change the way it looks depending on the time of day. During the morning hours when the sun’s earliest rays hit the walls, the paint might look brighter than in the evening. Natural light can also make the paint look like it is a different color than artificial light will. And, the angles where the walls meet the floor or ceiling and even the size of the room itself can all affect what paint looks like when it is applied.

Q: How can I know what the color will look like in different kinds of light?

A: The best way to figure out what the paint will look like in different lighting or different corners of the room is, before your interior house painting, paint a moveable surface or swatch. Something that is similar in material and color of your current walls is ideal. This is also a great way to see how the trim color will match up with the rest of the wall. The finish should match up too. So, if you intend on using a matte finish on your walls, the test paint should also be a matte finish.

Q: Is there a difference between interior and exterior paint?

A: There is a huge difference. Paint for interior house painting will fade faster than what is in exterior paint. The resins used will also differ because exterior paints have to be able to adapt to temperature changes and moisture. Interior paint has resin in it that is more rigid, which means the paint is less likely to scuff and is easier to wash. Professional painting contractors like us will always know which paint to choose but now you know the differences as well.

Whatever color or painting project you choose, depend on the experts at Durapro Painting to get the job done right. We have years of experience performing interior house painting and can help you get what you’re looking for out of your next home renovation project.

Ready to learn more about interior house painting for your Apple Valley home? Call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177, or you can contact us to get your Free Estimate.

Thank You and Happy Holidays from Durapro Painting

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With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful clients for their support. We are grateful to have served the Twin Cities metro area with our professional painting services this past year.

As the year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for your patronage, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us for all your future painting needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

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A Color Above: Top Interior House Painting Trends for 2018

Posted & filed under Interior Painting, Residential Painting.

Winter is coming, so that means it is a great time to look into interior house painting projects. Maybe your living room could use some freshening up, or maybe you want to give your dining room or guest room a new look before visitors arrive this holiday season. As the choice company in interior house painting for Edina and the surrounding areas, we have put together some of the top trends in paint for 2018.

Relaxing Blue Hues
A huge trend this year will be calming shades of blue. Create a tech-free oasis, where you actually find a little relief from the constant flow of information to unplug and relax. Choose blue for the bedroom, study, sunroom and more.

Statement-Making Shades
How about black? 2018 is totally ready for this sleek, statement-making trend. Treat it as a neutral and use it to complement nearly any theme or color palette. It looks fantastic in the library or study for a unique, artistic look that offers instant charm and elegance.

Low VOC Paint
Interior House Painting EdinaWith a constant, ever-growing awareness of what we put in our home and in our bodies, low-VOC paint continues to grow in popularity. VOC stands for “volatile organic compounds.” In regards to paint, they are found in the solvent, which is what keeps the paint from drying when it is still in the can. When the paint is applied to walls or another surface, the VOCs evaporate into the air and the paint dries. Some VOCs can cause more damage than others, so it is important to try to limit the amount of VOCs that are dispersed into the air during an interior painting project. You could save you and your family a lot of potential health issues if you buy paint that has little to no VOCs. And, low-VOC paint is comparable in price.

Also, low VOC paint is great for winter interior painting projects when you can’t open a window to ventilate the room.

Chic Pastels
According to Sherwin-Williams, soft, washed pastels like mint greens and chic pinks will take on simple modern design in the coming year. And, this trend looks great in literally any room in the home!

Ready to implement one or a few of these trends with interior house painting for your Edina home? Call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.

Before the Big Day: Leading Up to Your Professional Paint Job

Posted & filed under Residential Painting.

Are you ready to schedule an appointment with professional painters for your St Paul home? Congratulations! Other than being very excited, there are a few more things that will happen before the big day. As the trusted name in painting, the experts at Durapro Painting would like to provide a rundown of that to expect in the days leading up to your scheduled painting.

professional painters bloomington durapro paintingFirst, the fun part! Picking the right paint color. Here are a few things you can try when determining what color you want the inside or outside of your home painted:

  • Consider lighting. For example, during the morning hours when the sun’s earliest rays light up the walls, the paint might look brighter than in the evening. Natural light can also make the paint look like it is a different color than artificial light.
  • The best way to figure out what the paint will look like is by painting a moveable and repositionable surface. The paint that you use for this test should be the same paint you want your professional painters to use.

Next, if our professional painters are painting any rooms in the interior of your home, move any valuables out of that room before we visit. Our professional painters always take great care not to damage anything while we are at your house, but accidents can happen, so it is better to err on the side of caution.

Remove any pictures or photos that are hanging up and put them somewhere safe. You should also remove any drapes or window treatments as well. Again, if you need help with this, let us know and we will most definitely assist you. Also, remove any electronic devices and store them somewhere else so they are not inadvertently damaged.

It is also important that furniture is moved out of the rooms we will be painting in. They can also be move to the center of the room if that’s easier, and we can cover them with drop cloths so we don’t get any paint on them. Our professional painters can handle all this for you as well as put down protective coverings to ensure your home’s interior is not damaged by paint.

If you have any pets or small children, it is important they are kept away from the rooms our professional painters are painting in. This ensures their safety and also ensures that our visit to your home goes smoothly. We also want to ensure that no pet hair ends up in the wet paint.

Do you want to learn more about our professional painters in St Paul and the surrounding areas? Call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.