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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.

Fall is the Perfect Time to Hire Residential Painting Contractors

Posted & filed under Residential Painting.

With school back in session and the start of fall only a week away, you might think all home improvement projects that you didn’t get to this summer have to wait until next spring. But did you know that painting the interior of your home is a great project for the fall months? We are residential painting contractors in Minneapolis, and we can think of several reasons you should call us to paint the inside of your home this fall.

Get Ready for the Holidays

No matter what December holidays you celebrate, chances are you will be having guests and other loved ones over for a visit. What better way to show off your home than with a fresh coat of paint? Residential painting contractors from Durapro Painting can paint one room in your home, every single room or anything in between. So you can spruce up your kitchen and bathrooms or you can have us paint your house from top to bottom. This is a great way to up the wow factor of your home and make it more warm and welcoming for those who are visiting you.

Get a Cost-Effective Makeover

Are you interested in tackling a home improvement project before the end of the year that won’t break your bank? Residential painting contractors like us can help you improve the looks of your home without spending a lot of money. You might feel like you’re in an entirely new home after we are done with our work!

The Perfect Indoor Home Improvement Project

You will not have to worry about scheduling delays when you have your home’s interior painted simply because all of the work will be done indoors! So this is a great way to get one more thing crossed off of your To Do List without having to worry if rain, snow, sleet or wind will get in the way. Plus, thanks to fall’s dry air, interior paint tends to dry better and faster than if you painted during the hot and humid summer months.

These are only a few reasons you should consider scheduling our residential painting contractors for a fall home improvement project. Contact us and we can tell you even more!

Are you interested in learning more about our residential painting contractors in Minneapolis? Call us at Durapro Painting at at 612-442-2177 , or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

How to Prepare for Our Commercial Painting Contractors

Posted & filed under Commercial Painting.

A painting project at your commercial business can be a hectic time. You are probably going to keep your business open while the painters are there, but what can you do to mitigate any disruptions and keep them at a minimum? Preparing for our commercial painting contractors and a visit to your Eagan business is pretty simple. Here are a few suggestions on what to do.

paint brushes and rollers commercial painting contractors eaganKnow what colors you want

While we will discuss your commercial painting project with you at length before we begin our work, please make sure the colors you want us to use are finalized before our commercial painting contractors arrive to start their work. This includes paint colors for trim and other parts of your building’s exterior.

Give your employees a heads up in advance

As soon as you know when our commercial painting contractors will arrive to start the work, make sure your employees know. You might even consider posting a sign on your business’ front doors to make customers aware that commercial painting contractors will be there doing their work. That way, everyone is in the know about what is going on and when.

Move fragile items and cover up landscaping

While our commercial painting contractors always do their best to make sure nothing gets damaged while they are doing their work, accidents do happen. If you have any fragile items outdoors near where they will be working, make sure you relocate those items so nothing is accidentally broken. Landscaping should also be covered up to prevent paint from inadvertently dripping onto plants and causing harm.

Make sure we have clear access to where we will be painting

If you have a specific spot where we should park our work van, please let us know. And please make sure there are no obstacles between where we park and where we will be working. Our team of professional commercial painting contractors will have equipment that they will need to carry back and forth between the job site and their work truck. A clear path will make this easier and could help your painting project go a bit faster.

 

Our team knows how to work carefully but efficiently to make sure we do not disrupt your business any more than we have to. With a little help from you, those disruptions will be kept to a minimum and we will have your business’ exterior looking as good as new in no time!

Are you interested in learning more about commercial painting contractors in Eagan? Call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 or contact us for a Free Estimate.