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The Brick Wall Conundrum

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Because sometimes you want a different color brick wall, but are you breaking a huge design faux pas in doing so?

 

An exposed brick wall is a major selling point that people love to exploit, after all, it’s trendy, it’s hip, and it adds character to a room. Similarly, you may have a brick home, yet want to venture into color, but once you paint brick — it’s a commitment — and there’s no turning back! So, where do you even begin to play with the idea of painting it? There may have just been a lot of audible gasps over even mentioning painting brick, but you can paint brick, it does happen!

 

At Painting Plus if Colorado, we want to craft a space that is uniquely yours, even if that means painting the bricks! We offer exterior and interior painting solutions for Colorado homes and businesses. Go down the rabbit hole and into the idea of painting brick, in today’s post!

Painting Exterior Brick

 

Because painting brick is such a hot topic and you either land on one side of it or the other, we’ll first take a look at the potential benefits of hiring professional painters t give your exterior brick a fresh coat of paint.

 

There are many ways to revive an outdated home aside from landscaping, and paint is an excellent choice to up your curb appeal. If you have a home with aging brick you can completely update it and transform its exterior aesthetics with new paint.

 

Pro tip: You can transform regular brick with neutral colors such as white or charcoal grey. The classic white color is crisp and clean and gives a Scandinavian feel. Dark grey is more dramatic and makes a beautiful contrast to a lush green yard and trees and is perfect with a white trim.

 

It’s also important when painting your exterior brick, to remember that it is like a tattoo — it’s permanent so you’ll want to be sure in the decision you’re making. Some painting companies have programs that you can use to get a better idea of what your home will look like with a fresh coat of paint.

 

There is also more maintenance with a painted brick exterior. Dirt, mold, and debris can be more visible so you’ll have to power wash it more often.  

 

Painting Interior Brick

 

If you’re ready to transform your exposed brick wall and have made the decision to paint it, here are a few guidelines to follow.

 

Keep things neutral – Just like the exterior, a fresh coat of grey or white paint can be stunning. Some of the best interior designers have agreed that if you’re going to paint a brick wall, avoid painting it a bold color.

 

Create a new custom finish – Instead of just choosing one color, companies transforming unflattering brick by adding texture through a variety of brushes and techniques, effectively creating a new custom wall.

 

If painting it isn’t quite the right option for you, consider covering it with tile or installing drywall. Tile is great in that sometimes odd and dated brick cannot be repaired or updated just with paint, sometimes it just needs an old-fashioned rehaul. Adding in mixed-materials of tile and wood can be a lovely option for a smaller space.

 

To modernize a space, drywall is another great option beyond painting. It adds an updated look and a current aesthetic.

 

If you’re looking to change up your space and paint over exterior or interior brick, you may get a few weird looks at first, but when you work with a good team it can really freshen up your home.

 

Partner with us and use us as a resource and sounding board for your interior and exterior painting ideas! Reach out today!     

 

Create a Healthier Home With Healthier Paint

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Have you considered a low-VOC paint for the interior of your home?

 

VOCs — volatile organic compounds — are responsible for the lovely fresh paint smell that you either love or hate. But have you ever thought about what they are and how they affect the health of your home?

 

VOCs are a hot topic of concern in the health-conscious state of Colorado and at Painting Plus of Colorado, we’re here to dialogue with you to find the perfect paint option for your home. In today’s post, we’ll examine what VOCs are and the low-VOC interior paints that are on the market.

What is the Concern with VOCs, Anyway?  

 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that our indoor air quality (IAQ) is largely worse than the outdoor environment because of all the synthetic chemicals that we use in our everyday products — paint is no different.

 

The issue with VOCs is that they can rapidly transform into gases and vapors, and as they dry, they go through a process called off-gassing that can cause health issues over time. Traditional paint continues to release VOCs into the atmosphere, even long after (up to years) the paint has dried.   

 

What is a low-VOC paint?

 

The standard for a low-VOC paint is 50 grams (or fewer) of volatile compounds per liter. Most low-VOC paints are latex-based, and if you add different pigments, it can easily up the VOC levels.

 

There are also zero-VOC paints available on the market and they contain a very low amount of VOCs, typically five grams or less.

 

The Benefits of Using a Low-VOC Paint

 

If you are sensitive to chemicals or struggle with allergies, low-VOC paints can be a great option.

 

Improved indoor air quality.

 

With the influx of products that release chemicals in your home — cleaning products, air fresheners, laundry sheets, candles, bath and body products, etc — sometimes the healthier option to improve your IAQ is through low-VOC paint. When you use low-VOC paints throughout your home, you don’t have to worry about inhaling dangerous fumes during or after the painting professionals. Better yet, you steer clear of allergy and respiratory issues that a high concentration of VOCs can cause.

 

An almost-odorless atmosphere.

 

Whether you are in your home or not when the painting company comes in, the odor of traditional paint can be obtrusive and overpowering. When low-VOC paints are used, you can avoid this strong odor and get back to your daily activities more quickly.

 

Low-VOC paints are similarly priced.

 

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding low-VOC paints is that they’re more expensive than traditional paint, but this is not the case. They are very similarly priced, so why not pay an equivalent price for a healthier, safer paint?

 

Clean up your act and reap the benefits of low-VOC paint today!

 

Choose Low-VOC Interior Painting Options with Us!

 

We understand the health-conscious community in Colorado, and that it expands even to paint! Stay healthy and clean and improve your IAQ! Partner with us and ask about our low-VOC options today.   

 

The Best Season For Exterior Painting

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Colorado has unpredictable weather patterns — snow in June is not unheard of — so if you’re looking at sprucing up your curb appeal with fresh exterior paint, you may want to watch the weather before hiring an exterior painting company!

 

Paint innovations have come a long way — from its early inception of flaking, chipping, and easily degrading, to exterior paint technology that can be applied in colder temperatures — paint has evolved with the industry but there are still guidelines you should follow.

Is There a Preferred Exterior Painting Season in Colorado?

 

Deciding on the timing of an exterior paint project can a little trickier than interior because you are at the mercy of mother nature, and we know, the Colorado weather is completely fickle and plays with our emotions!  

 

The benefit you get with Painting Plus of Colorado is 30 years of experience — we know the ideal time to paint the exterior of your home. Venture into this painting post with us today, as we divulge the best season for exterior painting in Colorado.

 

The Exterior Painting Climate Duo

 

When it comes to a preferred season, summer and into the fall can be a great time to finally tackle your home improvement painting project. The summer ushers in warm weather, typically free from rain, and longer days. Early fall is also nice because it is a touch cooler than the scorching, bluebird Colorado summer days, which makes working long hours in it a little more feasible.

 

What is always considered before starting an exterior paint project is the climate duo of temperature and moisture.

 

You (obviously) don’t want to paint in the rain or snow or in weather extremes — too hot or too cold. Extreme temperatures shifts can result in paint drying unevenly, in clumps, or in flaws like brush strokes being visible.

 

Humidity — though Colorado doesn’t have much of it — is also another climate factor to consider. Everything may appear to be dry and ready to go, however, with increased humidity materials such as wood and mortar is porous and absorbent and are likely wet as a result of the humidity.    

 

The ideal time to hire and start an exterior painting project is on a dry, warm day to ensure that everything is dry and can be painted on.

 

Additional Exterior Painting Guidelines

While your exterior painting company will know the ins and outs of the paint they choose, there are a few recommendations that all paint manufacturers can agree on.

 

Exterior Painting Temperatures

 

The minimum temperature that exterior paint can be applied lingers right around 40 degrees, with some paint technology being closer to 35 degrees. Again, the warmer the temperature (not hot) the better chances you have of it going on without a hitch!

 

Temperature Variations

 

Just as much as paint is affected in weather extremes, weather variations can disrupt it as well. Colorado is well-known for these disruptions! It never hurts to follow the weather and ensure that a beautiful, ambient summer day isn’t followed by monsoon-like rains or snow in the early afternoon — which is why fall can sometimes be a better season to paint in.

 

Partnering With Painting Plus of Colorado

 

Not only have we been around for over three decades, we know first-hand the weather patterns of Colorado — being in the painting business is part painter part weather person! If you come across a painting contractor who is willing to paint in all of Colorado’s season — just one thing — be weary. While professional painters are wonderful at stretching out the painting season, you don’t want to subject your exterior to a shoddy job.

 

Partner with as your premier Colorado exterior painting experts! Connect with us today!

 

   

 

The Many Benefits of Commercial Painting

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Does your commercial building require a fresh coat of paint?

If so, you’ve come to the right place. We are Painting Plus of Longmont, and as your premier commercial painting company, we’ve got what it takes to meet all of your commercial painting needs, whether interior or exterior. Our team has painted all kinds of commercial buildings, from storefronts to apartment complexes, and we even offer HOA repaints. Here are just a few of the ways that our commercial painting services can benefit your business:

#1. Make a great first impression.

In this day and age, there is a lot of competition in every industry. With so much competition, first impressions mean everything. If someone walks into your building and sees peeling or chipping paint, they may walk right back out again with the assumption that, if you don’t care enough to pay attention to the details in your own commercial space, then you probably don’t care enough to pay attention to the details when it comes to the services and/or products you offer, either. A new coat of paint makes a world of difference, and will send the right message to every client who walks through your door.

#2. Improve your business without breaking the bank.

There are a lot of improvements you can make to your commercial building, but most aren’t going to be cheap. However, painting is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your business, and for such a small price tag, it can make a huge difference in how your business looks and feels.

#3. Use paint colors to your advantage.

Painting itself can be beneficial to your business in many ways, but the colors you choose can make painting even more beneficial. That’s because there’s a lot of psychology behind color, and the colors you choose could help you get the behavior you want out of your clients. For example, when people are surrounded by the color red, their heart rates increase and they feel hungrier. However, this color also makes people eat and leave more quickly, and it’s this reason as to why so many fast food restaurants utilize a lot of red.

#4. Boost employee morale.

In order for employees to be satisfied with their jobs, they need to be proud of where they work. Most of the time, people think of work/life balance, compensation, benefits packages, etc. when they think of workplace happiness and job satisfaction, but you shouldn’t discount the state of the building itself. When your commercial building looks nice and professional, it gives your employees one more reason to feel proud of where they work, and that can boost morale.

Commercial painting comes with so many benefits, but you’ll only enjoy the benefits if you hire the right painting contractor.

Here in Longmont, there are many painting companies to choose from, but you won’t find a better option than Painting Plus anywhere. We’ve been serving Colorado for more than 30 years, and we have the equipment and experience to handle any commercial job, no matter how big or small. Get your free commercial painting estimate today!

Qualities to Look for in a Commercial Painting Company

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There are many commercial painting contractors to choose from in Boulder.

Paint is not one of those things that no one will notice or that you can hide easily, so when the time comes to paint the interior or exterior of your commercial building, picking the right contractor for the job is imperative. There are many different painting companies who can help you, but they aren’t all made equally, nor will you get the high-quality results you deserve from every contractor.

Taking the time to really do your homework before hiring a painting contractor is the best way to ensure that you’ve chosen the right one, but what should you look for in a contractor? Here are a few qualities that you’ll want to look for in a commercial painting contractor:

#1. Experience

Your commercial space is the forefront of your business — especially if you help clients or customers in person at the space — and you need your commercial space to help you make the right impression on your clients and customers. If your commercial painter does a shoddy job because they aren’t experienced enough, you may send the wrong message to your customers. Pick a commercial contractor with the experience required to get the job done right. At Painting Plus, we’ve been serving Colorado for more than 30 years, and we’ve taken on a huge range of commercial painting projects.

#2. Great Reviews

These days, every commercial painting company claims to be the best. But here’s the thing, it’s not possible for every company to be the best. The fact of the matter is that some commercial painting contractors are better than others, and in order to find the right company for the job, you’ll need a little more than just the company’s word for it. One great way to determine if the company actually provides the kind of quality work they claim is to find out what their customers say about them. With Google, Angie’s List, Yelp and so many other reviews sites, you can quickly and easily read through many reviews from past customers.

#3. Results

In order to determine the quality of work you’ll get from working with a painting company, you’ll need to see some of their past work for yourself. You don’t want to hire a contractor who has previously done sloppy work or left areas unfinished, and if a contractor does great work, they’ll be proud enough to show off their previous projects. Before hiring a commercial painting company, always ask to see a gallery of their finished projects so that you can determine whether or not they meet your standards of quality.

Hire a professional painting contractor you can trust in Boulder by hiring Painting Plus.

We’ve been serving Coloradans for decades, and we’re dedicated to excellence in everything we do, no matter how big or small the project may be. We also have what it takes to meet all of your commercial painting needs, both interior and exterior. Experience for yourself why our Top Rated Local® painting services have become the number one choice in Boulder. Contact us today for your free commercial painting estimate.

How to Find the Best Paint Colors for Every Room in Your Home Part 2

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Need help finding the right paint colors for different rooms in your home?

Finding the right paint color for your home is a lot more complicated than many people think, and it’s about more than just finding an aesthetically pleasing color. If you’ve had a chance to read our last blog, then you already know about the best and worst paint colors for the bedroom and the living room. Keep reading to learn how to choose the right colors for your kitchen, office and bathroom.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is often the heart of the home — the place where the family comes together for meals, homework, board games and more. Make the most of your kitchen by choosing a color that will encourage you to cook for and spend quality time with your family.

Best Colors:

  • Yellow – Yellow is the perfect color for kitchens because it makes people feel inspired, optimistic, happy and, best of all, hungry! Yellow is also said to activate the metabolism.
  • Earthtones – We associate browns, greens and other earthy hues with the earth and nature, and that encourages us to eat fresher foods. 

Worst Colors:

  • Orange and Red – Orange and red stimulate the appetite more than any other colors, which can make them more ideal for the kitchen than any other room in the home, but be careful with these colors if you’re watching your weight.

The Office

If you work from home, you need your office to be a room where you can concentrate and focus, so it’s important to choose colors that will help you get in — and stay in — the zone.

Best Colors:

  • Grey – Grey is a steady, detached color, and it can help you feel more organized and less distracted in your office; just be careful with it, as it can also make you feel isolated, which can be a problem for people who work from home full-time anyway.
  • Green – Green is a color that evokes concentration, and it’s also one of the most tranquil colors to look at for a long period of time.

Worst Colors:

  • Red – Red is a physically stimulating color, and it could make you feel anxious and stir-crazy when what you need to do is to sit and concentrate. Red can also evoke anger, which is the last thing most of us need when we’re working.

The Bathroom

The modern-day bathroom is much more luxurious and relaxing than the bathrooms of yesteryear, and the colors you choose in your bathroom should be all about self care and relaxation.

Best Colors:

  • Blue – When you’re unwinding in your bathtub with a glass of wine and your favorite novel, you need to be surrounded by a color that makes you feel calm, and blue is a great, calming choice.
  • Blush – Although it’s a tint of red, blush is a tint that soothes rather than stimulates. It’s a great choice for bathrooms because it evokes tranquility, warmth and nurturing.

Worst Colors:

  • Dark Colors – Avoid blacks, dark blues and dark purples in your bathroom, especially if it’s a small bathroom. These colors will only make it look smaller and feel more confined.

Finding the right color is just the first step to making your home look and feel like new, and once you do, your next step is to find the right painting company in Fort Collins. And when you want the best results without breaking the bank, there’s no better option than Painting Plus. We’ve been serving residents in Northern Colorado for more than 30 years, and we are dedicated to meeting your needs. Contact us to get your free estimate today!

Common Home Painting Myths Part 2

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When it comes to painting your home, it’s important to have the right information.

Whether you plan on painting your home on your own or hiring a professional to do it for you, having the right information going into the project is important for getting the kind of results that you want. There are so many myths and misconceptions about painting that can leave you with less-than-desirable results, and in part one of this series, the team at Painting Plus of Longmont debunked a few of those myths. Keep reading to learn the truth about more home painting myths.

Myth #5. If you’re careful, there’s no need to use drop cloths or tape.

If this is your first time you take on a paint project, you may be surprised to learn that preparing to paint will often take just as long — if not longer — as it does to do the actual painting. Many DIYers believe that, if they are careful enough when they’re painting, they don’t need to put in the time or effort to prepare their home by taping off baseboards or putting down drop clothes. However, most paint spills and other accidents are out of your control, and if you don’t take the time to prepare your home properly, you may end up ruining furniture or flooring with spilled paint. Furthermore, taking the time to tape off all of the appropriate areas will ensure a more professional, uniform finish.

Myth #6. If the paint can says you only need one coat, that’s all you need.

Paint manufacturers make a lot of claims on their cans, and “you only need one coat” is just one of them. This claim can be incredibly misleading because there are many different factors that contribute to the number of coats required to achieve full coverage with paint, including the opacity of the paint, the condition of the walls and more. No matter what claims the paint manufacturers make on the can, use your own judgment when determining how many coats of paint are required to achieve the results you want.

Myth #7. All interior paints are the same, so you’re better off buying the cheapest options.

Many people believe that all interior paints are made equal, and that, no matter which option they buy, they’ll get relatively similar results. This is, unfortunately, not true. Paint is the result of a combination of resin, pigment, binder and a vehicle, and some paints are lower quality than others. In general, paint is just like anything else — the more expensive the paint, the higher the quality. If you cheap out and buy paint simply because it’s the least expensive, you’ll pay the price later on with inferior results.

Myth #8. It’s okay if you don’t buy enough paint; you can just get more later.

When it comes to buying paint, it’s important to get the right amount. However, guesstimating how much paint you need isn’t easy, and it’s always better to get more paint than you need than less paint. If you have some additional paint leftover, you can always save it for future touch-ups, but if you don’t buy enough paint, you’ll have to go back and buy more, and finding the right color again is not always a guarantee.

If you want the best possible results from your painting project, you need to hire the right painting company, and here in Longmont, no other company beats Painting Plus. We have more than 30 years of service under our belts, and our team consists of more than 35 technicians who are expertly trained to transform your home like never before. Contact us today for your free home painting estimate.

The Pros of Hiring a Pro Part 2

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Whether you’re painting the inside or outside of your home, there are so many reasons to hire a professional.

Many homeowners falsely believe that, while DIY plumbing and electricity work are probably not great ideas, anyone, no matter their skill level, can paint the interior or exterior of their home. However, no matter how tempting it may be to paint your own home, you’ll be better off if you leave it to the professionals. In part one of this series, we touched on just a few of the many pros of hiring a pro for your painting project. Here are a few more:

#5. You won’t be left with a half-finished project.

Many times, when homeowners set out to do DIY projects, like house painting, they bite off more than they can chew, and they end up with details or even whole walls unfinished. The reality is that, in order to end up with the kind of result that you want, painting your home is going to take a lot of time and energy, and if you’re not fully prepared to give all of that time and energy, you may not be able to fully finish the project, at least not right away. When you hire a professional, you won’t have to worry about ending up with half-painted walls or untouched ceilings. We’ll complete the project from start to finish.

#6. You’ll save your friendships/relationships.

Often, when homeowners decide to take on DIY projects, they enlist the help of their spouse, friends and family. It’s always nice to have help no matter what the project is, but when the help you recruit doesn’t have the skill or experience you need to get the results you want, tensions and frustrations are bound to run high. Your fun, DIY painting project could quickly dissolve into bickering and annoyance, and for many people, friendships and relationships are better off when the work is left to the professionals.

#7. You won’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess.

From the time it takes to get all of the prep work done to the time it takes to get the paint applied evenly and professionally, the painting process can be long and arduous, and that doesn’t even include cleaning up. By the time you’re done painting, you’ll probably be ready to pop open your favorite beverage and relax on the couch while you enjoy your favorite show, but first, you have to finish cleaning up the mess. When you hire a professional, you won’t have to worry about handling the clean-up, because they’ll do it for you, leaving your home clean and ready to enjoy.

#8. You’ll be happy with the end result.

You’ll live with the results of your painting project for years to come, so if you consider hiring a professional for no other reason, consider hiring a professional so that you can enjoy the best possible results. For DIYers, quality standards can vary, but even if quality is your number one priority, you probably don’t have all of the tools, equipment or know-how you need to get the kind of results that the professionals provide. And the best part about hiring a professional is that, if for some reason you don’t get the results you expect, if you hired the right painting contractor, they will always make it right.

Now that you know about the many pros of hiring a professional painting company, it’s time to find the right painting contractor for the job. Here in Boulder, there’s no better painting company to turn to than Paining Plus. We’ve been serving Colorado for more than 30 years, and we’ve got what it takes to meet all of your internal and external painting needs. Contact us today for your free estimate.

How to Find the Best Paint Colors for Every Room in Your Home

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Finding the right paint colors is about more than just how each color looks.

If all that went into choosing paint colors was how the color looked, it would be a much easier job than it actually is; although, for those of that that don’t have an eye for design, it might still be a bit of a challenge. But the fact of the matter is, thanks to the psychology of color, choosing a paint color is about more than just how it looks; it’s also about how the paint color makes you feel. At Painting Plus of Fort Collins, we understand how difficult it can be to find the right paint colors for each room in your home, and that’s why we’ve come up with this room-by-room guide:

Pick the Right Mood

Before we get into the nitty-gritty details about which colors are best and worst for each room in your home, you’re going to want to sit down and put some thought into what kind of mood you want to set in each room. For example, for the bedroom, you may want to choose a peaceful, soothing color that will help you relax, or if you’re a free spirit, maybe passion is the name of the game for your bedroom. Thinking of the mood you want to set ahead of time will help to make picking the right colors for you easier. 

The Bedroom

In your bedroom, you want colors that promote rest and a good night’s sleep.

Best Colors:

  • Blue – Blue is one of the best bedroom colors because it makes us feel calm, restful and at peace with the world.
  • Yellow – Yellow walls help to promote good rest and are conducive to happiness. However, if you use a shade of yellow that’s too bright or you overdo it with the yellow, it can be a jarring color, so be careful with the shade of yellow you choose.

Worst Colors:

  • Purple – Purple is a beautiful color that evokes royalty and creativity, but it’s not a great option in the bedroom because it may interfere with your rest. Purple walls have even been known to cause nightmares.
  • Gold – Gold is a regal color that many of us associate with riches and wealth. In fact, gold has such a strong association with money that it interrupts sleep due to worries about paying the bills.

The Living Room

For a living room, the best paint color will be neutral enough that it doesn’t create an atmosphere that overpowers or competes with the conversation and social interaction.

Best Colors:

  • Grey – Grey is one of the most popular neutral colors, and it’s a common choice in living rooms because of how neutral it is. However, don’t overdo it with grey, as it can easily leave you feeling isolated.
  • Green – Green evokes harmony, universal love, peace and reassurance, making it a great choice for the living room, which is where everyone in the family gets together the most often.

Worst Colors:

  • Red – Red is one of the most powerful colors you can choose, and while it can be stimulating and friendly, it can also evoke feelings of aggression, which makes it a poor choice for such a social room.
  • Neons – No matter what color you choose for your living room, you’re better off with a lighter, more understated shade. Neon colors are often too busy and overshadowing, and will make your living room feel smaller.

In part two of this series, we’ll be touching on the best and worst paint colors for the kitchen, the office and the bathroom, so make sure you stay tuned to learn more!

In the meantime, if you’re looking for a professional painting company in Fort Collins that will get the job done right the first time, choose Painting Plus. Get your free estimate today!

Common Home Painting Myths

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Are you getting ready to paint the interior or exterior of your home in Longmont?

If so, you’ve come to the right place. At Painting Plus of Longmont, we’re dedicated to helping you get the best results for your paint project, but we don’t stop there. We also want to provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions about your painting project, and that’s why we’ve set out to debunk some of the most common home painting myths, including:

Myth #1. If you use a primer, you don’t need to clean up your walls first.

Primer can be a wonderful thing, but what it can’t do is work miracles on your walls. If there is any grease, dust or dirt on your walls, your paint simply won’t stick as well to them, and neither will your primer. Before you start brushing on either paint or primer, you’ll first need to take the time to clean your walls, particularly in high-traffic and/or high-touch areas of your home.

Myth #2. You don’t really need a primer.

Don’t make the mistake of skipping the primer. Primer is incredibly important if you want a professional-looking result because it helps paint to adhere to the walls more effectively. Once you’re done applying primer, wait at least 24 hours before you start applying paint.

A note about two-in-one paint-primers – These days, many paints are advertised as self-priming paints with the promise that priming is no longer necessary. However, these paints don’t actually include primer. In reality, they are thicker paints with a higher build, which can give you a smoother result. These options work well when you’re painting over existing paint or on drywall, but if there are any paint problems, like bubbling, flaking or peeling, you’ll be better off with a standard primer.

Myth #3. Any high-quality paint can work in a bathroom.

Finding the right paint for a bathroom can be trickier than finding the right paint for any other area in your home. Thanks to the humidity in the bathroom, the chemical bonds in paint can actually start to break apart, which can leave you with surfactant leaching — yellow, chemical-streaked walls — and increased mold growth. For bathrooms, you need high-performance paint that has a moisture-resistant cured coating and contains mildewcide.

Myth #4. Painting is a fool-proof DIY project.

While it’s true that painting is one of the most DIY-friendly home improvement projects, that doesn’t mean that it’s fool-proof or that anyone can do it and achieve the same kind of results. When it comes to painting, there’s a lot of room for error, and there are also a lot of steps in the process that homeowners with less experience may not take or even know about that are crucial to the end results. There are also many tools and pieces of equipment that most homeowners don’t have or don’t know to buy that can drastically improve the results.

Taking on a DIY painting project may be a great way to save money — less so when you consider how much equipment there is to buy and how much time it takes to get it right — but don’t expect professional results if you decide to do it yourself.


There are so many common myths about home painting to debunk, and if you’d like to learn about more of them, be sure to stay tuned for part two of this series.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for the right painting company in Longmont to take on your interior or exterior painting project, look no further than Painting Plus. We’ve been serving the good people of Colorado for more than 30 years, and you won’t find a company more committed to excellence than we are. Contact us today for your free estimate!

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