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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.

Why Hire a Professional Exterior Commercial Painting Company?

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

If you are thinking that the exterior of your business needs some sprucing up, your first instinct might be to grab a paint brush, some paint and start painting it on your own. But did you know that a professional exterior commercial painting company can help you avoid a lot of hassle and potential pitfalls that can come with trying to do this type of project yourself? Durapro Painting offers expert exterior commercial painting in St Paul and the surrounding areas, and we can think of several different reasons you should contact us for help.

For one thing, the exterior of your business is the first thing that potential and current customers see when they come to you. So you always want to be sure the exterior looks its best.

Hiring a professional exterior commercial painting company means that you don’t have to worry that the paint has gone on unevenly or that you missed a few spots. You don’t have to worry that the trim will not be painted properly. And you won’t even have to worry about injuring yourself if you are unsteady on a ladder or afraid of heights!

If you have never painted the exterior of a building, it can be a much different process than painting the inside. There are some other factors that need to be considered when starting an exterior commercial painting project.

For one thing, preparing the surface of the walls can be a bit more complicated since they are exposed to the weather and other outdoor elements. But the team here has the tools and know-how to clean the walls before the painting process begins. And they also know how to patch holes and take care of anything else that should be done before the paint is applied.

Finally, our team knows how to properly apply the paint. There has to be just the right amount of paint on the brushes, rollers or whatever method you are using to apply the paint to the walls. Our crew knows exactly how much paint to apply for optimal exterior commercial painting results.

These are just a few reasons we can think of to hire our exterior commercial painting team! Contact us and we can tell you even more.

Would you like more information on professional exterior commercial painting in St Paul and the surrounding areas? Call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 or contact us to get a Free Estimate.

How to Prepare for Professional Exterior House Painting

Posted & filed under Exterior Painting, Painting Tips.

So you have scheduled us to come to your home for professional exterior house painting! Eagan homeowners have trusted us for years to make the outside of their homes look great and to add curb appeal. While we will handle all of the painting work, there are a few things you can do to help prepare for our visit for your exterior house painting project. Here are a few suggestions:

  • If you have any shrubs, bushes or other plants that are growing near your home, please trim back the branches or growth if you can. This makes it easier for us to access your home’s siding, trim and other parts that we will need to primer and paint.
  • Please let us know if there is a specific place where we should put our equipment. We want to make sure we do not inadvertently damage any of your plants, landscaping or outdoor decorations, and we also want to be sure we do not disrupt any more of your normal routine than what is absolutely necessary.
  • Make sure any small children at your home know that we will be there for your exterior house painting project. Please make sure they know not to touch any of our tools or equipment.
  • If you have any pets that are outdoors, please make sure they are kept away from where we will be painting. This helps ensure everyone’s safety.
  • If you are having other work done to your home at the same time that we will be there, let us know. And we can try to help you coordinate schedules and times so we are there when it is convenient for you.
  • Make sure you have your paint colors finalized for your home and the trim.
  • If we need to park our work trucks in a specific location, please let us know that as well. It is easier and facilitates a faster exterior house painting job if we can park our work truck as close to your home as possible: in your driveway or along the street near your home.
  • If you have any questions or concerns before, during or after your exterior house painting project, please do not hesitate to ask.

Are you interested in getting more information on exterior house painting in Eagan? Call us at Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 , or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate.