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Painting Contractors Get the Job Done Right

Posted & filed under Commercial Painting, Exterior Painting, Interior Painting, Residential Painting.

A nice, fresh paint job can boost the spirits of any and all who regularly occupy your home or business. An exterior painting will heighten the aesthetic appeal, add resale value, even provide a positive boost to the structural stability of that house or company. Interior painting will create a fresh, new attitude within. There are so many reasons to call on painting contractors to carry out this type of work for you. Hiring painting contractors for your Eden Prairie home or business helps ensure that you have brought in the experience and skills needed to carry out projects efficiently and effectively.

Painting contractors eliminate the stress of painting projects. They are licensed, trained and insured to perform painting work on your home or business. You will be guided through the entire process of a painting project from beginning to end. You will be asked to review the work to make sure it meets your lofty standards of excellence. Once deemed worthy, you are good to go.

Another benefit provided by bringing in painting contractors is that they can spot decay or rotting in the structure of your home or business. If structural weaknesses are spotted upon inspection, significant impacts in the long term may emerge. You will want to have these issues with regard to your structure resolved before having the painting job completed.

Our painting contractors are hasty in their care for your home or business paint job. Here is what they do every time out:

  • Prepping your walls for painting via wash, scrape and application of primer (necessary).
  • Applying as many coats of paint as are required to guarantee complete coverage.
  • We eye up all walls to make sure that we did not miss any spots, ensure the paint was applied evenly.
  • Once the project is complete, you come and take a look—your opportunity to let us know what you think and to let us know if you notice any spots that need touching up.

Painting your home or business is an important process best handled by professional painting contractors. It gives home and business owners the opportunity to focus on other projects and spend time with their families, pursuing life, etc.

If you are debating whether or not to hire painting contractors for your Eden Prairie area business or home, contact us or call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177.You may also request a Free Estimate.

The United Colors of Your Home’s Exterior

Posted & filed under Exterior Painting.

It has been more than established that the outside of your house is long overdue for a paint job. The most important decision you can make regarding your home’s aesthetic appeal is the color or colors (there is house, but on this house is also trim). Let the professionals at Durapro Painting help with your exterior house painting Maple Grove and neighboring areas. We can most certainly assist in helping you choose the proper colors to implement on your home based on the palette on display in your neighborhood.

Go outside and take a peek at what your neighbor’s have going on. Think in terms of color scheme and how your home fits within the houses, color-wise. The color(s) you go with should indeed blend in with the rest of them. Your house will complement the existing color scheme established nearby. Look at your own home. Anything unique that you may wish to showcase? What style of home do you have? Traditional? Choose a traditional color. Is there anything on or around the home of note? Stained-glass windows? Fancy stone work? Complement that which already exists on your property. Enhance it with an exterior house painting.

Observe the natural landscape that your home is placed in. If you live in a tree-lined neighborhood, utilize the colors found in and among those trees to find your hue. Maybe it is just the opposite; you may have the only big maple tree or weeping willow on the whole block right smack dab in your front lawn. Perhaps you live along a canal or have a stream running through your lawn. Find inspiration from the colors of the water.

What does your home look like throughout the day? Observe it during the morning, afternoon, twilight and evening hours to get an idea of how it appears throughout the day. It can help you plot a color scheme you have not thought of before or act as a clincher on color(s) you have already chosen.

As a lest step in the color selection process, make sure your new house colors blend in with the other elements of your home, such as driveway, walkway and any landscaping you have. If you choose a color that clashes, you might have to change the color of these other elements, and that could end up being a huge hassle and expense.

So when you need an exterior home painting company for your Maple Grove area home, contact us or call at 612-442-2177. You may also request a Free Estimate.

Screen Your Potential Painting Company and Accept Only the Best

Posted & filed under Exterior Painting, Interior Painting.

Hire the best! If you are seeking out the best painting company in Minneapolis, there are several ways to ensure you are hiring only the very best company out there.

Grass roots, word-of-mouth accolades and suggestions are amongst the most worthy ways to find the best exterior and interior painting company. Your friends, neighbors and contemporaries who have had such work done on their home or business are great sources for such insight. They may have even worked with us. Check out some of our accolades in our testimonials just to make sure!

Conduct thorough research on every exterior and interior house painting company you come across. Are they insured, bonded and licensed? What is the company’s rating with the Better Business Bureau? How many years have they been in business? Do testimonials exist on their website? What if my job takes more than one day, will they leave all of their tools around? Will they mess up my landscaping or let paint spill all over the lawn? Will they move my furniture and protect it within the house? What steps will they take with lines, taping off, focusing on the extra details of my paint job?

Seek out references and look through a portfolio that illustrates the work they have done, the types of projects they have completed. Can they handle fancy jobs? Special types of painting techniques they are capable of conducting on your home. If they say they can do it, seek it out in their portfolio to verify just how good it looks.

You will also want a written estimate from the painting company you may hire. Trust your gut: does the representative from the painting company seem professional and honest? Is the representative respectful and on time for your appointments?

When you hire a company like Durapro Painting, you won’t have to worry about any of the above. Licensed, bonded and insured, we have been in this line of business for years. We are familiar with a wide array of painting techniques too. We have plenty of happy customers and can absolutely provide you with any amount of references you require. We are courteous, respectful at all times!

So when you need a painting company for your Minneapolis home, contact us or call at 612-442-2177 or Request a Free Estimate.

Preparing for a Visit from Our Painting Company

Posted & filed under Painting Tips.

When you schedule an appointment with our painting company at your Bloomington home, you might be wondering what you can do to prepare for our visit. Here are a few things you can do to get ready for us.

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  • If we are painting any rooms in the interior of your home, move any valuable or heirlooms out of that room before we visit. We 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.
  • Take some time to remove any electronic devices and store them somewhere else so they are not inadvertently damaged.
  • Move any furniture out of the rooms we will be painting in. You can also move them 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. If you need help moving furniture around, let us know and we can assist you with that. We like to have at least six feet or so between where your furniture is placed and the walls. That gives us enough room to do our work safely and efficiently.
  • Remove any pictures or photos that are hanging on your walls 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 are happy to assist you.
  • If you have any pets or small children, make sure they are kept away from the rooms we are painting. This ensures their safety and also ensures that our painting company’s visit to your home goes smoothly. We also want to ensure that no pet hair ends up in the wet paint.
  • If we are painting any closets, please clear them out before we arrive as well.
  • Our painting company can also paint the exterior of your home, so if we are doing that for you, make sure any garden or landscaping decorations are moved away from the sides of your home. Remove any flags as well to ensure they don’t accidentally get paint on them.

Do you want to learn more about our painting company serving Bloomington and the surrounding areas? Call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 , or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

How to Pick the Right Paint Color

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

professional painters maple grove durapro paintingWhen you are about to hire professional painters to paint your home, you might be wondering how you can be sure you pick the perfect color. Sometimes, what the paint looks like in its can or on paint swatches is not what it will look like when applied to your wall. As professional painters serving Golden Valley, we have helped many homeowners figure out the best colors for their home. Here are a few things you can try when determining what color you want the inside or outside of your home painted.

A room’s lighting, 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 to the walls. 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. Try to find something that is a similar material and color as the walls you are trying to paint, and make the trim colors proportionate to the rest of the wall color. That way, you can see how the trim color matches up with the rest of the walls and the trim color will not overwhelm or drown out the main wall color.

The paint that you use for this test should be the same paint you want your professional painters to use. 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.

You can also use this idea for the exterior walls of your home. Get a sample surface, paint it the same colors that you want your exterior walls and trim to be and leave it somewhere that you can note what it looks like throughout the day. You can easily re-position it if you need to, and you should be able to determine whether or not you like those colors. Professional painters like us can also give you advice to help you come up with your final decision.

Are you interested in learning more about our professional painters near Golden Valley? Call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 , or you can contact us to get your Free Estimate.