Do paint companies take care of all the necessary prep work first, or do you have to do that yourself?
Should you expect to pay a deposit?
What happens if your new paint ends up failing, or gets damaged?
The answers to these questions definitely depend on who you decide to work with.
While every paint company operates differently, it is important to understand what is most important to you and your project before signing with any ol’ paint company (see 10 Questions to Ask Your Painter).
That being said, here is what you can expect when you choose Kind Home for your interior paint project!
1,2, and 3 Year No-Exclusion Warranties
It’s important to note that most paint companies do not warranty interior painting and it may be rare to find a company that is willing to do so.
At Kind Home Painting Company, we want you to rest easy after your paint project is completed. That’s why we offer 1, 2 and 3 year warranties for our interior painting projects.
Depending which of our warranty/product options is right for you and your project, you can rest easy knowing that we stand behind our workmanship and cover any chipping, peeling, cracking, and fading that may occur.
From kids, pets, coffee spills and everyday bumps and knicks, life happens, so leave the paint to us!
The Best Interior Paint Products on the Market
We always suggest that you do your research on different types of paint products and the tiers offered from different paint manufacturers.
When you are in the hunt for the right painter for your project, be sure to ask about what kind of paint they plan to use.
Ever worked with a contractor that seems to conveniently fall off the face of the earth when you need them most?
When you work with us, you don’t have to worry about that anymore. You can always rely on your designated Account Manager to always be there for you through the entire process of your interior paint project.
Your Account Manager will be there to assist with coordinating your project and continual support from start to finish.
Conveniently available from the office Monday through Friday by call, text, or email, they are here to assist with scheduling changes, product education, colors, and whatever else you may need to ensure your project stays on track for a smooth, one-of-a-Kind painting experience!
Complimentary 1-Hour Color Consultation
One of the biggest pain points we’ve found that homeowners struggle with is paint color selection.
With so many colors and options to choose from, color selection can be overwhelming. That’s why we offer professional color consultation services to help you make a confident and educated decision on your paint color choice.
For any of our clients that choose to work with us, you’ll be provided with this amazing service.
With our professional color consultations, there’s not even a need to leave your house! One of our certified color designers will come out to meet with you at your home to assist with your color selections, ordering samples, and continual support until you have found the colors of your dream home.
Our Color Designers can even provide you with professional mock-ups of different color options in your space.
Some companies may offer similar color consultation services. Be sure to ask them about their rates and if the Color Consultant is out-sourced or employed by your paint contractor.
If you’ve ever worked with a contractor that doesn’t show up on time, doesn’t respond when issues arise or fails to communicate with you throughout your project, you are not alone.
We’ve worked tirelessly to curate an outstanding customer experience for interior paint projects. That’s why we’ll provide you with a reliable Project Manager that will work with you on site throughout the entire production process. They will be there to manage your paint crew and all expectations from start to finish.
Your designated Project Manager will schedule a preliminary walk-through with you to personally confirm all the details of your project, including the scope and color placement, and answer any questions you may have.
They will work with our paint crew and make sure they are set up for success.
Your Project Manager will also conduct a final walk-through with you upon painting completion to ensure that everything looks great and you are completely happy with the results!
Meticulous Prep Work and Cleanup
When working with a professional painter it is essential that they perform meticulous prep work before any painting begins. We believe that proper preparation will lead to a successful paint job that will look outstanding and last for years to come.
Be sure that your painter takes all of the precautionary measures to protect your surfaces, fixtures and furniture from any paint splatter or paint drips.
The last thing you want after your paint project is complete is to find out that all of your furniture is covered with paint dust.
We hold our painters to a high degree of professionalism. We have tirelessly perfected our interior paint preparation process over the years.
From carefully protecting your furniture, floors, and fixtures, to removing wall plates and filling in nail holes and small cracks–we’ve got you covered!
No Deposit and Satisfaction Guarantee
If the painter you choose to work with asks for a deposit upfront, that could be considered a red flag. We’ve had countless homeowners contact us after they had a bad experience with another painter that wound up leaving them with unfinished work.
We will never ask for any payment upfront. In fact, we won’t ask for a penny until the work is done, you’ve had your final inspection with your designated Project Manager, and are loving your newly transformed home!
An interior painting project can be a lot to take on. With so many professional painters available in Colorado, it can be overwhelming. We always suggest that you do your due diligence when choosing a painting contractor and be sure to ask detailed questions about their processes and offerings.
If you would like a free consultation, feel free to fill out our estimate request form HERE.
Screwdriver or drill (for removing hinges and handle hardware)
While painting your cabinets yourself may seem like an easy task to undertake, it can take a lot of time and effort to do it right. Too often we’ve seen homeowners attempt to repaint their cabinets with the goal of getting a professional finish only to wind up disappointed in the outcome.
That’s why we always suggest working with a professional painter to handle such a project.
Our team of expert painters will transform your cabinets right before your eyes. If you’re interested in professional cabinet painting by Kind Home Painting Company, you can request your free consultation HERE.
Step 1: Establish a Game Plan for the Project
Before tackling your project, it is important to set a game plan on how you are going to work through the project.
Ask yourself: where are you going to organize and store the items in your cabinets? Where are you going to paint the doors and drawers?
What type of finish do you desire for the cabinets (sprayed or brushed/rolled)? What color should you choose and how will it affect the space?
Depending on the size of your kitchen and number of cabinets/doors/drawers, it is usually easiest to take all of the doors and drawers to a separate location for more room. The garage or another room adjacent to the kitchen are great options to prep your cabinet doors and drawer faces.
Take a photo or create a mock-up diagram of your kitchen cabinets before you remove the doors and drawers.
Label the diagram of your door and drawers with a number or alphabetical system, i.e. top left cabinet is “1”, top middle cabinet door is “2”, top right is “3”, left drawer is “5”, etc.
As you remove the cabinet doors and drawers, write the same letter or number on the inside of the hinge as your diagram. This will save you a lot of time when it comes time to reinstall your doors and drawers to the boxes!
Step 2: Preparation
The first step is to remove all items from inside the cabinets and drawers, and lay paper floor covering on the floor and tape the edges tight to the base trim of the cabinet boxes to protect it from paint drips (this is much more reliable than drop clothes which can slide around).
Remove any hardware, such as handles and knobs, using a screwdriver. You’ll also need to remove the hinges and place them inside of the same cabinet boxes so that everything goes back in the same place.
This will make it easier to adjust the cabinet doors to be plumb and level upon completion. Label the inside of the hinge cup on each door and the inside of the box with a piece that matches your diagram or photo.
Use painter’s tape to mask off areas you do not want to paint, such backsplashes, walls, ceilings, or countertops.
Clean the face of each cabinet door and drawer with a mild degreaser, such as Krud Kutter or SimpleGreen, to remove any built up grease or residue. Wipe any excess degreaser with warm water and a clean tack cloth.
Step 3: Sanding
Using sandpaper or sponge sanding sponge (180 to 220-grit), sand the surface of the cabinets, drawers, and doors.
This will help the primer adhere better to the surface. After sanding, wipe down the surfaces with a tack cloth to remove any dust.
Step 4: Priming
Apply a quality stain blocking primer to the surfaces using a paintbrush, roller, or airless sprayer. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and drying time. The primer will help the paint adhere better and cover any imperfections.
Once the primer coat has dried, if there are any imperfections on the cabinet boxes, doors or drawers (i.e. sags from too much product, dust, a rouge hair, etc.) a light scuff sand of those areas will smooth out the surface. After that you’re ready to apply your finish coats!
Step 5: Painting
Once the primer has dried, you can apply the paint. Use a paint sprayer, paintbrush or roller to apply the paint evenly.
Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and drying time. You may need to apply multiple coats to achieve the desired color and finish.
Step 6: Finishing Touches
Once the paint has dried completely, you can reattach the hardware and remove the painter’s tape. Inspect your work and touch up any areas that need it.
Upgrade Your Kitchen Cabinets Today!
In conclusion, painting your kitchen cabinets is a great way to give your kitchen a new look without spending a lot of money. With the right materials and a little bit of patience, you can transform your kitchen into a beautiful space that you’ll love spending time in!
Reach out to our team at Kind Home Painting Company if you have any questions and we’d be happy to help you with your cabinet painting project!
Finding the perfect paint colors for the exterior of your home is hard, but it’s even harder when you’re part of an HOA. HOAs, or Homeowners Associations, are great because they help protect the value of homes within the neighborhood and help create a cohesive feeling throughout the community. That being said, they can also be a pain to work with. Here are tips straight from your Colorado paint pros about how to submit your exterior paint colors to your HOA for approval along with a selection of popular HOA color schemes curated for you by our professional color consultants.
Before You Submit Colors to Your HOA
There are a few things you need to know before you’re ready to submit any colors to your HOA.
1. Check for Pre-Approved Colors
If you’re lucky enough to be part of an HOA with a list of pre-approved color schemes, then yay! Pre-approved colors can greatly improve your chances of approval and some HOAs don’t even require approval for pre-approved schemes! While pre-approved colors can limit your options, it will make the selection process much easier.
2. Ask About Their Specific Approval Process
Every HOA is different, so you’ll want to contact your specific HOA directly for details about their color approval process and requirements. Some HOAs require a submission fee and paint chips or color links, while others may require you to paint samples on your garage so they can be viewed before approving. It’s best to accommodate these steps as much as possible and work within your HOA’s guidelines. Othersies, you may wind up with any issues.
Note that you will most likely not be able to use colors that are too similar to your neighbors. Many HOAs value variation between each home. If you submit colors that are the same or similar to the neighbors on either side of your home or across the street, they will likely be denied and a waste of time.
3. Plan Accordingly
Most HOAs review color scheme submissions at a meeting together before they approve or deny your any paint colors. That means that the frequency of which your HOA meets could have a big impact on your project timeline. Here in Colorado, HOAs typically have 14-60 days for approval. Highlands Ranch, HRCA, is one of the fastest turn around times for color approvals with homeowners typically receiving approval within 1-2 weeks.
If your HOA requires more than a couple of weeks to approve colors then you’ll want to make sure you plan your paint project accordingly. It’s vital to make sure you have enough time to select colors, submit them, and get approval before any paint is purchased. Otherwise, this can create delays on your project and be costly to change.
HOA Friendly Color Schemes from Color Consultants
Exterior Color Scheme #1
Created using Sherwin Williams Color Snap Visualizer
In this color scheme we have a classic gray body with just a touch of warmth. We find this color scheme to be warm and inviting. Shoji White on the trim brings a nice contrast without feeling too sharp, and a deep red door helps everything feel grounded and harmonious.
Green saw a huge surge in popularity last year with Evergreen Fog being a favorite amongst homeowners. We’ve paired it here with Alabaster, which is a beautiful, bright white. Dark Night adds a dark, but subtle accent.
Blue is one of the most commonly requested colors for the exterior of homes. It’s also the most common favorite color in the world, so that makes perfect sense! Slate Tile is a stunning blue-gray that really gives you that punch of blue without looking cartoonish. We’ve paired it here with the crisp Pure White and have Peppercorn as a warm, grounding accent color.
This scheme is perfect for those of you who have a craftsman style home and want a traditional color scheme that doesn’t feel dated. Craftsman Brown is a nice neutral and when paired with Roycroft Bronze Green it feels like a classic Colorado color combination. We’ve rounded it out with Roycroft Copper Red which would make for a fantastic front door color, but please DO NOT use it on shutters as this can result in a clown-like appearance.
Gray never goes out of style and Grey Matters is a wonderful, middle of the road option that isn’t too warm or cool. To make sure this scheme didn’t end up feeling too warm, we paired it with classics like Pure White on the trim and Tricorn Black as the accent.
Fun fact–Tricorn Black is the absolute darkest black paint color available from widely available paint retailers!
Getting HOA Approval
What makes these schemes HOA friendly is that they are all neutrals, or based on earth tones, which is a huge trend for covenant controlled neighborhoods here in Colorado. If you need more inspiration we recommend driving around your own neighborhood to view other homes. This will help you get ideas for what you’d like to see on your own home. For more color tips and tricks be sure to follow us on Pinterest and Instagram where we post weekly!
If you need any further assistance with selecting colors, you can easily schedule an appointment with one of our certified Color Designers HERE. And if you’d like more information, feel free to give us a call at (720) 637-4805.
When a client begins the process of painting their home there are often times we find another service may be needed prior to paint. As a Denver painting company we are primarily working on homes that are 20+ years old, so wear and tear is a factor on every project. One of the most common issues we run into when painting is damaged stucco. Stucco damage occurs over time and is very common, especially with the fluctuations in temperature that we experience here in Colorado. We work with a local stucco company that does incredible work to help our clients get the best finished product possible.
Can You Paint Stucco?
We get asked all the time whether or not you can paint stucco. Yes, you absolutely can paint stucco! Painting stucco is an easy and cost effective way to refresh faded or dingy stucco and create a fresh and uniform look. Much like paint, stucco is tinted with pigments to give it it’s color. When using any exterior product we all know nothing can last forever and stucco is no different. Over time you may experience a variety of failures with your stucco including fading or discoloration.
What Does Stucco Damage Look Like?
Identifying stucco damage is one of the first steps when it comes to painting or maintaining your stucco home. We recommend each homeowner do a thorough inspection and note any areas of concern. You can alternatively work with a stucco or paint professional to review the current condition of your stucco.
During this inspection be sure to note any damage to the stucco. Some things to look out for include fading, discoloration, cracking, or even missing pieces of stucco. It’s wise to look near gutters and downspouts, around windows and doors, and along the foundation and at corners. These are some of the areas where you’ll often experience failures in the stucco first.
When Should You Contact a Stucco Expert?
For many stucco issues like fading, discoloration, or hairline cracks your exterior painter will be able to take care of those items. These issues are often either fixed by the paint itself or a stucco repair compound is used to fill in smaller cracks. If you’re experiencing larger issues with your stucco, then be sure to talk to an expert as your home will require more extensive repairs.
Any larger stucco repairs should be taken care of ahead of painting so that they have time to set. Don’t worry about matching your existing stucco exactly with the repair as it will be covered with the fresh coat of paint.
Denver’s Best Stucco Repair
Being in the industry, we’ve been lucky enough to make some incredible connections within the home improvement field. Since we work with a lot of clients with stucco homes we’ve partnered with Sarge and Co. Professional Stucco Services. Perry Babel and his team bring decades of experience and knowledge to every project and can help with big or small stucco projects. Sarge and Co. is locally based and operated out of Morrison, Colorado and Perry services all of the Denver metro area.
Whether you are painting or not, you should always address stucco repairs as quickly as possible because they can lead to more extensive damage. If you’re considering painting your stucco then schedule a free consultationto get the ball rolling.
There’s just something fun about using dark paint colors to create a moody and dramatic space. They’re versatile in the sense that you can use a little to create a focal point or a lot to create an overall effect. Either way, dark, theatrical colors are a huge paint color trend for 2023. Bathrooms happen to be a great way to try out this trend without overcommitting. Keep reading to learn about our top 5 bathroom paint colors to try for dark, moody bathrooms in 2023.
Urbane Bronze is an incredible combination of black, gray, and brown. It’s beautiful on both exteriors and interiors and it’s a great way to ease into the dark paint color trend we’re seeing this year. It’s a very grounded color and pairs well with neutrals like tan or greige colors so it’s great for creating a sophisticated and tranquil space. For the largest impact, consider using Urbane Bronze on your bathroom walls, trim, and ceilings to create a cozy feeling that you’ll love spending time in.
Hale Navy HC-154
If you’re not quite ready to dive into the super dark paint colors, but you want to give this trend a try, check out Hale Navy. It’s a classic color from Benjamin Moore that has a huge fanbase. It’s a bit more modern than some traditional navy blues because it features a slightly gray undertone. The gray undertone really helps to ground the paint color. Hale Navy is beautiful on cabinets or walls and pairs really well with white trim for that crisp, clean contrast.
For our bravest souls that love trying a new paint color trend we have Greenblack. This color is not subtle and is sure to bring that wow factor to your bathroom. The base is a cool black with a slightly green undertone and it works exceptionally well on walls and cabinetry. If it feels a little intense, consider doing just your cabinets or an accent wall to draw the eye and create a statement. When going with a black paint color, try to look for one that has some kind of undertone rather than a classic black because those undertones add a lot of personality and help the color feel much more dynamic within your space.
Dark Purple 2073-10
Some clients are really looking for a moody vibe that still feels romantic and inviting. Dark Purple from Benjamin Moore checks all of the boxes with a rich plum tone that brings a hint of mystery and glamour to any space. We love this for a bathroom because it’s not a color you see all of the time, so it will definitely stand out. This bathroom paint color pairs really well with white, black, or even tan countertops. So grab a sample and see if you feel like it works within your space.
Mount Etna 7625
Blue is the most commonly requested color our designers receive, so we had to include a couple blue options. Mount Etna from Sherwin Williams is sure to stun with it’s slate gray base and subtle green undertones. It’s a very interesting and universally appealing color. Try this as an allover color or create a statement piece by painting your bathroom cabinets in this dramatic and moody paint color.
Painter for a Day
Bathrooms are a great way to test this paint color trend out because they’re small and often closed off from other spaces. So they are great for a unique color scheme without creating a lack of harmony with the rest of the house. However, it can be difficult to find a professional interior painter to help tackle a project this small. Most companies prioritize larger projects where they can make more money.
Here at Kind Home Painting Co. we’re committed to helping as many homeowners as possible to create the home and space they’ve been dreaming of. Since we understand how difficult it can be to find a painter for smaller paint projects we created our Painter for a Day program. This program offers straightforward, flat-rate pricing and a one-year warranty on all small painting projects. You can also add on a professional color consultation with a color designer to help you land on the perfect deep paint color that provides the impact you’re looking for. Use this link to request a complimentary estimate and get your project started today!