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Questions to Ask Painting Contractors

Posted & filed under Painting Tips.

When it comes to painting your home, it’s important to remember that you can’t hire just anyone. You need to do some research to make sure you hire the best company for the job. And even then, there are still several questions you need to ask any painting contractors you are thinking of hiring. As painting contractors in the Twin Cities, we have fielded a lot of different questions over the years. Here are a few examples of the ones we hear the most often, as well as a few tips on what to look for when choosing a painting company to work on your home.

  • How long will the job take? The answer to this mostly depends on the scope of your project. One or two smaller rooms in your home will only take our painting contractors a few hours at the most. But if you hire our painting contractors to paint your home’s entire exterior, then the project could take a few days.
  • Will you clean and prime the walls before you paint them? Will you patch them too? Yes. Depending on the state of your walls, we will patch any holes as needed, and we always put on a coat of primer before we begin painting. We find that primer helps the color adhere to the wall better, and it also helps the true color of the paint come through.
  • Do you clean up the job site after you are done? Yes, we will always clean up after ourselves when we are done working, even if we are coming back the next day to finish or complete your painting project.
  • Do you have references or a portfolio? Yes, we can provide references upon request, and you can view a gallery of other jobs we have completed. The gallery is on our website, and you can browse pictures of interiors and exteriors that we have painted in the past.
  • What sets your painting contractors apart from the competition? The biggest aspect of our painting services that sets us apart from everyone else is our attention to detail. We do not cut corners, and we will never rush through our work just to get the job done to move onto the next. Every job we take on, no matter how big or how small, gets the same amount of attention and care.

Would you like to learn more about our painting contractors in the Twin Cities? Call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 or get a Free Estimate.

Frequently Asked Questions about Commercial Painting

Posted & filed under Commercial Painting.

When you hire us for our commercial painting services in Eagan, you might have a few questions about what we do and how we do it. So we have prepared a list of the most frequently asked questions we hear and our usual answers. And if you don’t see your question on this list, feel free to give us a call to ask!

Q: I need to get my business repainted, but I’m still not sure if I should do it myself or hire commercial painting services. Why should I hire professional painters?

A: A company that specializes in commercial painting, like Durapro, knows exactly what to do to get the job done quickly but thoroughly. All of our painters are well trained in how to handle commercial painting jobs of all sizes, and they have all of the equipment and tools they need to do the job. If you tried to do this yourself, you would also need to buy the correct brushes and rollers, plus floor and furniture coverings, not to mention the paint. But Durapro already has all of these tools and more.

Q: I just hired your commercial painting service. Is there anything I should do to prepare for your visit?

A: When we come to your business, we will lay down floor coverings, and we will also be sure to cover any items that are left in the room where we are working. But if you have any fragile items, you should move those out of the room before we get there. We will take great care with all of your furniture and other items, but moving fragile and breakable items yourself can give you peace of mind.

Q: Why should I hire your commercial painting service over the competition?

A: As we mentioned, our commercial painting crew is fully trained on how to tackle painting jobs of all sizes. Not only that, we do everything we can to ensure your normal business routines are not interrupted when we are in there painting and doing our work. Plus, we will primer and patch the walls before we begin to paint them, and we will apply as many coats as the wall needs to look good.

These are just a few of the questions we hear the most. Give us a call if you have any others!

Do you want more information on our commercial painting services in Eagan? Call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 or you can contact us to schedule your Free Estimate.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Paint Color

Posted & filed under Painting Tips.

When you are having your home’s interior painted, choosing the right color is imperative. Color sets a room’s tone and mood, and you can encourage people to feel certain emotions depending on the color you choose. As professional painters in Roseville, we help homeowners like you with their painting projects, and we have learned a few things about color over the years. Here is a brief rundown of the most common colors we use and how they can influence your mood.

Yellow

Think of the color yellow. What does it bring to mind? Sunshine, the outdoors, brightness and optimism are all things associated with this cheerful color. Our professional painters use this color a lot in common areas of a home, like kitchens and living rooms. A muted yellow color is still cheerful but more soothing than a brighter shade of yellow. A pale yellow can make a smaller room feel larger. Yellow comes in a huge variety of shades, so it is easy to find the perfect shade to set the tone you want.

Green

Green tends to bring to mind the great outdoors. It promotes feelings of relaxation and comfort, and it can also bring about feelings of growth and renewal. Like yellow, it comes in a huge selection of different shades. You can choose a light green to give your bathroom a crisp and clean look, or you can choose a slightly darker shade for your living room.

Blue

Blue is an excellent choice for bedrooms, and our professional painters use this color frequently for living rooms. It works well in rooms where you want to promote feelings of relaxation. Plus, blue is a classic paint color. You can combine blue with green for a calming effect or with yellow for a more energetic effect.

Brown

A more neutral shade, brown can promote relaxation as well. It brings to mind the outdoors and nature, and you can use different colors to highlight and accent any shade of brown you can choose. So you might have our professional painters paint the wall a shade of light brown and then you can use different brightly colored decorations to make the room pop.

We hope you learned a few things about color and how it can enhance your home’s decor and the mood you want to set!

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

Why Spring is the Best Season for Residential Painting

Posted & filed under Residential Painting.

Spring is right around the corner, and that means many homeowners are thinking about the home improvement projects they want to tackle when the weather starts to warm up. As residential painting contractors in St Paul, we know that spring is one of our busiest seasons when it comes to paint jobs. Here are a few reasons you should consider hiring our residential painting contractors this spring and why your first home improvement project should be a fresh coat of paint for your home’s exterior.

Hiring residential painting contractors to start an exterior painting project means that you will not have to worry that the mulch you just laid down will be trampled. While the residential painting contractors at Durapro do their best to make sure they do not damage your yard or landscaping when painting the exterior of your home, it is still a good idea to not put down new mulch until after we have completed our work.

Plus, spring is a great time of year for painting simply because there are fewer weather delays to worry about. Hiring residential painting contractors to get this task out of the way early on also means you get the grunt work and big chores out of the way first, so later on as the weather really begins to warm up and get pleasant, you can focus on other, more fun things, like barbeques, seeing loved ones and enjoying the great outdoors.

And did you know that exterior paint dries the best in mild weather, like what we see in the spring? The sweet spot, temperature-wise, is in between 50 degrees Fahrenheit but before it gets too hot, like the temperatures we get during the dog days of summer. Painting when the outdoor air temperature is just right can make a big difference in how the paint dries and adheres to your home’s exterior walls.

Residential painting contractors like us take the time to clean off your home’s exterior before we begin primering the surface for paint. We also know which weather conditions are best to work in (a mild, sunny day with little wind) vs. which ones will cause the exterior paint to dry improperly. We will take great care to ensure that we paint your home when the weather is nice out.

Are you interested in hiring residential painting contractors in St Paul? Call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

How to Choose the Best Exterior House Paint Color

Posted & filed under Exterior Painting, Painting Tips.

As an exterior house painting company in Woodbury, we think about paint color a lot! And we have a few suggestions for you on what to think about when you are choosing the color for your next exterior house painting project.

Go Outside and Look at Your House

Go out and take a long look at your house. Take note of any unique features and get a feel for your home’s “personality.” If your home is more traditional looking, then you probably want to stick with traditional colors. You should also look at your neighbors’ homes and the color palettes they have chosen. It’s important to remember that your home should probably blend with the rest of the homes in your neighborhood. While you want your house to stand out, it’s probably not a good idea to choose bright pink for your exterior house painting project (unless you live in a neighborhood of pink homes!).

Take Inspiration from Nature

If you live in a home that is surrounded by trees, then you can draw inspiration from the browns, greens and other colors from the foliage. If you live in a home that is near water, take your exterior house painting inspiration from the colors of the water and sand. Also, if you have certain plants in your landscaping that you love, you can also take some ideas from there too. Inspiration can be found just about everywhere in nature if you know where to look!

Consider the Color at All Times of the Day

The color you choose for your exterior house painting project should look good throughout the entire day, not just during the morning or afternoon hours. So when you have a color or two in mind, make sure you consider what they will look like throughout the entire day: from the early morning hours through the late afternoon and evening hours. That way, you can be sure your house will look good no matter what time of day it is.

Make Sure the Color Blends with Other Elements

Keep in mind that the color you choose for your exterior house painting project should blend in with your roof, driveway, chimney and other elements of your house. If you choose a color that clashes, you will have to re-do your home’s entire exterior, not just the paint color.

Are you interested in hiring Durapro Painting for your next exterior house painting project in St Paul? Call us at 612-442-2177 , or you can contact us to get your Free Estimate.