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!
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!
It’s that time of year in Colorado when everyone starts planning their home improvement projects for the year.
If one of those projects is painting the interior of your home, one of the biggest questions you may have is, how much does interior painting cost in Colorado? And it’s a great question to ask!
In this blog we will discuss and breakdown the different factors that can affect how much it costs to paint your interior in Colorado and dig into some average job sizes based on our painting services.
How Much Does Interior Painting Cost Per Square Foot?
Most everyone starts in the same place— how many square feet is my home and how much per square foot will it cost to paint? The size of your home absolutely plays a large role in how much it will cost to paint your interior.
If you have a bigger home it will obviously cost more to paint, and if your home is smaller it will cost less to paint. The items that are getting painted is also an important factor to consider. If you’re painting the walls only, that will be less expensive than painting the walls, ceilings, trim and doors.
Another factor to consider is the overall scope of work—what specific areas and how much surface area of the walls, ceilings, trim and doors of the space you are looking to paint? These are the main drivers in the overall cost.
What we’ve found is this can vary from client to client based on their wants and needs. It can also vary home to home based on the design and layout of the specific home. Modern homes with an open floor plan have fewer walls by the nature of their design, while older homes (with each room and area being closed off) can have more wall surface area by the nature of their design.
Knowing the square footage of a home can help to give an idea of the cost range for interior painting; however, there are many more factors to consider to determine an accurate cost for each home.
What Goes Into Figuring Material & Labor Costs?
When we look at estimating the price to paint an interior, there are many variables and factors that go into working up that price. The two main factors are materials and labor.
How many gallons of primer and paint are required?
How many days will it take to complete the work?
The amount of paint required is fairly simple to determine. You take the square footage of the surface area of walls, ceilings, trim & doors you intend to paint and divide it by the specified square foot coverage of the paint product you are using.
For example, if the paint you use specifies that a gallon can cover 250-350 Square feet of surface area and you have 6000 square feet of walls and ceilings to paint, you would divide 6000/250 to get (24) gallons of paint. We always recommend utilizing the lower end of paint coverage specification to ensure full coverage, especially when changing colors.
How many days it will take really depends on how complicated the actual painting is. If there are several areas with 2nd story or 3rd story walls, that can take more time to paint than a ranch style home with single story walls throughout.
Whether the home is in great shape or if it has extensive repair work that needs to be completed prior to painting can influence the final cost as well. Repairs create the need for more materials and more labor.
What Other Factors Can Increase the Cost of My Interior Paint Project?
Now that we have a working understanding of some main factors let’s dig into some smaller details.
There are many items to paint in a home, some of them can be more labor intensive than others and require specialty materials for lasting durability.
If you want to paint wood that is currently stained, like kitchen cabinets, stair railings or doors and trim, the cost of your project will increase significantly. To properly paint these items and achieve a long lasting aesthetically pleasing finish, you must follow specific processes and utilize specific material.
First, painters will disassemble cabinets and thoroughly protect the work area, next they will rinse down cabinets with lacquer thinner and wipe them dry.
The next step would be to sand everything and then fully prime them with specialty primer.
After the primer coat has dried it’s time for a quick buff with sandpaper and then on to the first coat of paint. Once that has dried, a second top coat is applied.
With all of that labor and the cost of the specialty products used to paint cabinets, the price increase adds up. If you decide to paint your cabinets along with the interior of your home it can add anywhere from $3,000-$8,000+ to your project depending on how many cabinets you have in your home.
Will It Cost More To Use Higher Quality Materials?
Another element to consider is the quality of paint being used on the project. Some companies use lower quality paint and others use higher quality paint. There can be a difference of up to $50 per gallon between different paints. When you use 20-40 gallons to paint the interior of a home that cost adds up quickly!
We always recommend using high quality paint and materials so you get a better return on your investment. Higher quality paint looks better and lasts longer, it resists damage due to moisture and wear and tear better, it is easier to clean and maintain AND touch-ups are easier to perform and look better.
What’s The Average Interior Cost to Paint In Colorado?
Here atKind Home Painting Company in Denver, Colorado we painted over 250 home interiors in 2022. The pricing ranged from $2,500-$40,000 for interior painting and the average project price was $7,699.
As you can see there is a large range of pricing associated with painting the interior of a home. To get an accurate idea of how much it may cost to paint your specific home, we always recommend getting an estimate from a qualified painting company.
If you’d like to learn more about our specific painting processes you canvisit our Youtube pageor if you’d like to schedule a Denver interior painting estimate to learn what it will cost for your project you can do soHERE.
When it comes to interior paint, people tend to play it safe with neutral choices in the white and gray family. However, predictions for this year include a shift towards earth tones with major brands like Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore highlighting quite vivid colors and hues reminiscent of nature.
Though their respective Colors of the Year may not be for everyone (you should take a look for yourself before you write them off!) I can clearly envision more saturated hues on the warmer end of the spectrum being attractive to interior projects this year. I encourage you to branch out and consider these more unconventional colors to bring more personality into your home!
Sherwin Williams Red-Browns From The Desert Landscape
This year, Sherwin Williams named Redend Point their Color of the Year. What you most likely first notice in this color is its flesh toned qualities bridging on a pottery-esque feeling. I think their direction is interesting with this choice, but I would opt for colors in this family with more pigment like Moroccan Spice.
Sherwin Williams Moroccan Spice
A much darker brown with warm red undertones makes it easier to pair with wood furniture and darker decor that we often see in interior spaces. This earth tone feels much closer to a terracotta, but lacks a bit of orange you would normally see. I can see this rich hue working beautifully in an office or living room nook. I would use caution when considering it for a large-scale project, however, if your space receives a lot of natural light, it could look absolutely stunning.
A lighter hue that is sure to add cozy comfort to your space is Practical Beige. This color would look gorgeous in a bedroom. As a very serene color it could also easily work elsewhere in a home quite effortlessly. This color is grounding and comforting. If your current interior design incorporates a lot of vibrant colors and eclectic pieces, Practical Beige can help to create an ease and flow between these elements.
Sherwin Williams Practical Beige
Lastly, to invigorate your interior, opt for the gorgeous Canyon Clay for a nice kick of spice. I can see this being a wonderful accent pop on cabinets or a singular wall in a living space. I’ve also seen it used on interior stair steps, which is an unusual, but extraordinarily pretty decision for the right space. Evoking a luxurious bohemian feel, Canyon Clay is a sophisticated dark hue.
Inviting, Tranquil Greens
Greens are a wonderful way to add warmth and vibrancy to a space. The color green transports us into more natural elements and has been all the rage for recent trends in interior design. It is an interesting way to add a welcoming feeling to your atmosphere without using yellow or red, which we typically associate with that sentiment. Escape Gray is a light gray with green undertones that feels airy, calming, and fresh.
This color can feel harmonious in many spaces around a home. Consider it for a bedroom or a relaxed accent wall in the living room. This color really has the ability to look lovely in many different areas of your interior. Incorporating it into a bathroom or powder room is a clear option that could work really well too.
Sherwin Williams Escape Gray
On the opposite end of the green spectrum you will find the moody green, Underseas. This particular hue has a bit of blue in its undertones as well, which gives it a rich, sophisticated shade. If you want to bring more depth to your dining room, consider Underseas as a unique way to accent the space. Dark dramatics inside the home have been popping up more frequently so using this color on your kitchen cabinets or even in a small area like a half bathroom can make a big impact. Similarly to Canyon Clay, a stair accent could be gorgeous with this darker hue as well!
Sitting in the middle of these two hues is Mineral Deposit. Another gorgeous blue-green for a kitchen or dining room, this particular shade is a mid-tone. As a mid-tone, this color is easier to coordinate and function in various lighting environments than the previous dark hue, Underseas.
Blue is also a popular color for bathrooms, and although Mineral Deposit has more going on in its undertones, it is a great hue to add a little oomph to those spaces while still being a relaxing tone.
Reserved Yellows With Brown Undertones
Yellow can certainly be a polarizing color, but it does have the ability to be relaxing and harmonious despite its reputation of being a bright and sometimes agitating hue.Take Echelon Ecru for example, this soft yellow has hints of tan to bring down the saturation. This color is a great option for adding some zest and energy to an entryway or kitchen accent without being overwhelming. This color and the following options would also look stunning with darker wood furniture or cabinets.
Sherwin Williams Echelon Ecru
Tumblin’ Tumbleweed is a step darker from Echelon Ecru, but still incorporates enough white in its undertones to steer clear from the associations yellow tends to have. This color would be a great, energizing option for a sitting room. It is invigorating and is sure to uplift the spirits of those that experience it.
For a more saturated hue, go for Harmonic Tan. Although it does have a richer base than the other colors discussed here, it is still soft enough to use beyond an accent. It can be very comforting in a larger space like a living room or could work well in a smaller bathroom or nook. Overall, these yellows are in the boho family, which is why they work so well to create unique pops of color without being jarring.
Happy Color Journey!
I hope you are feeling inspired to think outside the box! Check out these colors in your own space to add a unique touch to your home. Opt for a “Color To Go” jug of paint or a peel-and-stick sample to be able to accurately view and visualize the color throughout the day as the lighting changes in your space. For neutral pairings to these colors read on here:blog about whites?
When considering the wide array of whites that are offered by top paint companies, Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace OC-65 has topped many a list and blog. Controversial as it may be, I will be discussing the distinct attributes of this color and why it’s probably the last color you should be painting on your home. Don’t fret though! I will offer other suggestions with explanations as to why the hues will function much better for you than Chantilly Lace.
Chantilly Lace High Light Reflectance Value
To begin, Chantilly Lace is Benjamin Moore’s whitest white. Initially this sounds perfect for achieving that crisp, bright white that many search for. However, if we look at the Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of this hue we learn that it sits at 90.04 out of 100. That is an extremely stark white and it reflects nearly all the light that hits it. In direct sunlight it is sure to be an eyesore, even blinding. If you were to paint the inside of your living room with Chantilly Lace it would even reflect the colors of your furniture. So if you happen to have a red couch, for example, the room would pick up those pink tones.
Chantilly Lace Undertones
Chantilly Lace’s high LRV is partly due to the fact that it lacks easily identifiable undertones. That makes it quite unpredictable and there is a higher probability for Chantilly Lace to be sterile and cold. Most people want the color they see on the swatch to appear as true as possible. With the nature of Chantilly Lace, it is quite impossible for that to happen. Don’t shy away from the idea of having touches of yellow, green, or blue in your white undertones. The undertones are key to getting to a white that is balanced and will read true to your unique environment.
Sherwin Williams Snowbound
Preferred White Paint Colors
Whites that fare much better in direct sunlight indoors or outdoors include cool-toned Snowbound and Eider White from Sherwin William’s. Similarly, Benjamin Moore offers Oxford White and Paper White for similar blue-based whites.
The blue undertones in the white will help to achieve that fresh white color with a modern feel. If you want to opt for a timeless warm toned white, Sherwin Williams’ Dover White and Creamywill be better suited for the project. For Benjamin Moore, consider Mountain Peak White and Dove Wing. The addition of a bit of yellow goes a long way to make a home feel inviting and warm instead of clinical when it comes to the perfect hue of white.
Benjamin Moore Mountain Peak
Your Home Environment
Taking into account the current hue of your home will drastically change the amount of time you invest into your paint project. If your paint colors currently have pigment to them or are on the darker side, you will have to invest much more labor and much more paint to achieve full coverage with a color like Chantilly Lace. To make painting effortless, opt for a hue that has an undertone that can stand up to what’s on your home now. If your project is starting with a warm tone color, use Sherwin Williams’ Ice Cube orBenjamin Moore’sVanilla Milkshake to assist in the transition. On the other hand if your project is beginning with a cooler tone, you can combat this by choosing whites like Benjamin Moore’s Moonlight White,Cloud White, or Sherwin’s Alabaster.
To recap, Chantilly Lace’s LRV, unrecognizable undertones, and light coverage makes it a very difficult color to work with. The environment drastically changes the look and feel of any color. That’s why it is imperative to take into account the direction your surfaces face, the amount of natural versus artificial light, and the fixed features or furniture and decor that will be in the space. Especially with whites, having a true paint sample to consider under all lighting conditions is the only way to make a well thought-out decision.
I hope this has given you a new perspective on a “favorite” white and insight on your color journey! For more color inspiration, visit our Instagram or learn more on colors HERE.
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