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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.

How to Prepare for an Interior House Painting Project

Posted & filed under Interior Painting, Painting Tips.

Interior house painting professionals in Burnsville like the ones at Durapro know the best way to prepare walls for a new paint job. Read on to learn more about how we handle interior house painting projects, then give us a call to learn more about how we can help you!

  • Take the time to remove all furniture from the room (if possible). Even if items are a bit on the heavy side, it will make your interior house painting project easier.
  • Dust and clean all of the walls. Use a broom and a soft cloth. Make sure you wear old clothes and safety goggles to make sure your eyes are protected. When you hire Durapro for our professional interior house painting services, we will take care of this messy task before we begin painting!
  • Using a paint scraper, scrap away any old paint. You can smooth away small imperfections with sandpaper. Durapro knows how to tackle this task when we are preparing your home’s walls for painting.
  • Before we begin any primering or painting job, we make sure to cover the entire floor with a clean drop cloth. That way, your carpeting or flooring is protected from paint drips and splatters.
  • A high quality primer is the best way to hide other imperfections in the wall. We use only the best quality materials when we paint your home, and we feel this attention to detail shines through when you see the end results of your interior house painting project!
  • The primer should be applied evenly. Experts like us know how to do this quickly and efficiently to ensure all of your walls get even coverage.
  • When painting the walls, be sure to apply it evenly as well. And make sure you apply as many coats as it takes to make sure the color is even as possible. This takes a lot of patience and attention to detail, which is another reason you should hire the pros here at Durapro.
  • When it is time for the paint to dry, we will open the windows if the weather permits (if it is not too cold or too humid). Otherwise, the paint will dry on its own or with the help of a few fans.

Do you want more information about our interior house painting services in Burnsville? Call us at Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.