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Tackle Those Painting Projects this Fall

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Fall, winter and cold weather is on its way, so that means it is a great time to look into those painting projects you’ve been putting off before the weather turns cold and nasty. Exterior painting projects must be done before freezing temperatures hit. So, don’t delay! Paint manufacturers recommend a minimum outside temperature for painting. As paint quality has improved over the years, so has the minimum temperature point. For a long time, it was recommended that you never paint a house when the temperature is 50 degrees. Today, this tends to hover closer to around 40 degrees.

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As professional painting contractors for Maple Grove and the surrounding areas, we have a few tips on how to make sure your home and its paint is cold-weather-ready.

First, take a long walk around your home. Are there any parts of your home’s exterior paint that needs a little work from professional painting contractors? Snow and ice can wreak havoc on your home’s exterior if your house hasn’t been painted for awhile.

It is important to get your home painted as soon as possible before the worst of the cold weather hits. That way, you get a spot on our busy schedule and you do not have to worry about hazardous winter weather having to delay the exterior house painting job.

One important factor to consider for any exterior painting project is paint should only be applied to a dry surface. Your painting surface can become moist either by direct contact from rain or snow or by humidity in the air.

Weather no cooperating? Other great projects for your professional painting contractors to tackle this time of year are interior painting projects. Maybe your bedroom could use some freshening up, or maybe you want to give your living room a new look before the upcoming holiday season.

A fresh coat can transform your home from drab to fab. Use that extra time now that the kids are back in school to get to those home projects you’ve been putting off all summer! Our professional painting contractors can speak with you determine what is feasible this season and a timeline that works best for you and your family.

Are you ready to get started on your fall painting project? For more information about our professional painting contractors un Maple Grove, call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 or contact us to Request a Free Estimate.

Reasons to Hire the Professionals for your Exterior Painting Project

Posted & filed under Exterior Painting.

Finally decided to tackle that exterior painting project? The summer and early fall make a great time to do it! Your first instinct might be to grab a paint brush, a paint roller, some paint and start painting your home or business on your own. While this may get things rolling immediately, the results may not be quite as satisfying. Tackling a painting job, especially an exterior one, can be extremely taxing. In short; it’s not easy. From getting up there on that ladder, to covering every inch of the exterior to choosing the right paint that will last; there is a lot that can go wrong. That’s where the professionals come in. A professional painting contractor can help you avoid a lot of hassle and potential pitfalls that can come with trying to do this type of project yourself.

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Durapro Painting offers professional painting contractors for Minneapolis and the surrounding areas and we would love to take care of your exterior painting project for you! Hiring our professional painting contractors means you won’t have to worry whether or not the paint has gone on unevenly or if you’ve missed a few spots. You don’t have to worry that the trim or even about injuring yourself if you are unsteady on a ladder.

We are the experts that can help you get the professional look and experience you seek for your property’s exterior. Our professional painting contractors have the right amount of paint on their brushes and know exactly how much paint to apply for optimal exterior painting results. And, we clean up after ourselves! So, you won’t have to worry about the clean up either.

We can handle all kinds of painting projects; from a single interior room to the full exterior of your house or business; we can do it all! When you call on our professional painting contractors, you don’t need to worry about getting ladders, drop cloths, brushes or scrapers. And, we can even get your paint for you.
If you have never painted the exterior of a building, it can be a much different process than painting the inside. The exterior of your home or business is the first thing that neighbors, visitors and potential customers see when they come to you. So you always want to be sure the exterior looks its best.

If you’d rather not spend your weekends high on a ladder painting just trust our professional painting contractors to handle it for you!

Are you interested in getting some more information about our professional painting contractors in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas? Call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 or contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Late Spring & Early Summer: A Great Time to Paint

Posted & filed under Exterior Painting, Residential Painting.

With warmer weather finally settling in here in Minnesota, you’re likely crossing some home improvement projects off your to-do list. But, have you included exterior house painting for your Roseville home this summer? Now is a great time to schedule exterior house painting. The warmer weather makes it the best time to concentrate on the exterior of your home. And, with exterior house painting you get a big bang for your buck. Exterior house painting has the ability to make a huge impact and completely transform the look of your home. And, unlike landscaping or hardscaping, the impact of exterior house painting will stick around for years to come. As experts in exterior house painting for the area, we’d like to provide a few more benefits you can enjoy by adding this all-important task to your summer to-do list.

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Summer provides the perfect temperatures to have your painting company come out for an exterior painting job. And after a long, harsh Minnesota winter, your home exterior has likely endured a lot of stress. Exterior paint gets hassled by various weather conditions over the winter and can become damaged. Snow, frost, rain, and humidity can all negatively affect the paint. Moisture in all forms can cause paint to swell and soften, which eventually leads to cracking, blistering, flaking, and peeling.

It also happens to be home buying season! And, if you’re thinking of selling your home, you should most definitely consider exterior house painting. While there are many things you can do to improve your home’s curb appeal, none is quite as effective as an exterior paint job. If you are sprucing up your home in order to increase curb appeal for potential buyers or just to make your home look great; exterior paint is the way to go. Everything that goes along with painting the outside of your home equates to giving your home the very best look possible.

Exterior house painting can also increase your home’s value. And, the amount to which it increases usually outweighs the price of an exterior house painting job done by professionals.

A professional painting company like ours knows the best conditions for your exterior house painting. So, when you are ready to get started, give us a call and we can tell you all about our exterior painting services and get you on our schedule!

Interested in hiring us for your Roseville home’s exterior house painting? Contact Durapro Painting today by calling 612-442-2177 or Request a Free Estimate.

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.