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Done in a Day Home Painting Projects

 

You want to make some changes around the house, but are not quite sure what you can do quickly and on a low budget.  Maybe a change of color on the front of the house with an entry door painting and matching garage doors.  Or Is it time the bathroom gets a fresh painting?  Is the deck or fence needing some protection and color?

 

Here are four “Done in a Day” projects and the average cost of each type of painting project.

 

 

 

Bathroom & Kitchen Painting

Whenever any remodeling takes place in these two rooms, you know you are adding value to your home.  If you are looking for a low-cost way to give these rooms a make-over, painting is the answer.

With the average bathroom remodel at $8,000 (Bathroom Remodel Cost)  and Kitchen Remodels costing $20,000 or more (Kitchen Remodeling Costs)

You can see why a couple of coats of paint are a budget friendly way to add some newness to your kitchen or bathroom.

Let’s look at the two options you have to getting these projects done.  You can do it yourself or you can hire it out to an established local painting contractor.   (Research the contractor before hiring them) 

 

 

DIY Do it Yourself Painting

To do a kitchen or bathroom you will need the following tools and equipment.  Some you may have, but we will price the cost as if you do not.

What you need:

  • Brushes, roller frame, rollers and a paint pail. ($15 to $50)
  • Drop clothes or plastic sheeting. ($10-30)
  • Masking tape ($5-$15)
  • Paint (Bathroom 2 gallons one for the ceiling and one for the walls. A kitchen may need as little as a bathroom, but 3-4 gallons is normal)  Paint costs vary by product quality and these two rooms you don’t want to go cheap.  Figure $70-80 for a bathroom and $120-160 for a kitchen.

 

Note: This does not include cabinets and trim.  The costs added varies.  Go here to see about cabinet painting.

For those choosing to go the DIY Do it Yourself direction, you will have about $100+ into a bathroom painting make-over and $200+ into a kitchen painting project.

 

 

Small price to pay when you compare it to a full remodel.

 

 

Hiring a painting contractor or painting company

Has its advantages, but they come at a cost.  Only you can choose what is right for you.  If you have the time, DIY may be right.  But, if you want to spend a day running and getting supplies and then actually doing the work.  Saving a couple hundred dollars to have it done for you, may be right.

 

Reasons to hire:

A painting company first off has the tools to get the job done in a fast manner.  This is what they do day in and day out so they will be faster, if they are good cleaner and cheaper in terms of time (life).

 

  • Painting Equipment
  • Expertise
  • Faster, cleaner and with the right product

 

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Garage Floor Epoxy

Do you ever look down at your garage floor?  Have you wondered what you can do to make it easier on you?  Things like easier to clean, less smell (Concrete absorbs car fluids) and a nice to look at.

Garages are fast becoming man caves or extensions to the interiors as far as being used.

 

Note: We don’t recommend a homeowner do this project, because of the prep work and chemicals needed to perform the epoxy coating.

 

But, as far as “Done in a Day” projects, a reputable painting contractor can perform this project in a day.

 

The materials aren’t cheap either, with some coatings at $100 per gallon or more.

The contractors estimate will be based on three things. 

  1. How much prep work (This project can be labor intensive, based on the damage done from fluids, stains and clean up.
  2. The size. More square feet, the more work and materials.
  3. The quality of the product.

 

For example: a two-car garage or about 400 sq. ft. would run between $1200 and $1500.  With $600-800 being a good quality material and prep chemicals.

You can find out more here Garage Floor Epoxy Coating in Dallas

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Front Entry Door and Garage Door Painting

Are you looking for a way to add some curb appeal, but can’t figure out what to do?

Nothing makes a home pop more than an entry door and garage door painting.  You can either make a statement or tone it down with some color. The choice is yours.  How about those shutters?

An exterior remodel can cost $10s of thousands of dollars, but a day painting the front doors on your home will add value and curb appeal for far less cost.

 

DIY:

These costs can vary based on the type of doors, but for an entry door the costs to do it yourself maybe as low as $70 in equipment and supplies, while a garage door about $100.  It may seem like an easy project you may want to tackle, but here are some things to consider.

  • It is very detailed work. Painting next to a hard surface like brick, stone and stucco can be a challenge.
  • Using the right product comes with more than asking the rep at Home Depot. Have you every wondered what expertise in painting the Home Depot paint counter has?
  • Surface prep. This is an exterior, so it gets hit with more things weather wise.  Not counting that chalky film on most exteriors.  Is the paint going to stick?  For how long?  Primers may be needed.

 

Hiring a Painting Contractor

This is a perfect project that can be done before you get home in the evening from work.

The standard cost for these projects, $300 per door for entry doors and $250 a door for garage doors.  For less than a $1,000 and a day, you could change your curb appeal.

Leave for work, come home to a new look. Does it get any easier than that?

 

 

 

Deck/Fence Staining or Painting

Even if you like the look of weathered wood, painting, staining or adding a protective coat to your deck or fence is a smart, small investment to make.

There are many options to choose from.  Solid, clear coatings, natural coatings, to paint colors.

It all starts with the prep work.  The deck is a horizontal surface that get traffic and stays wet longer than a vertical surface in most conditions.  You will want a durable, yet protective product.  Fences don’t need as much protection, yet they are more tedious to prep and apply the protection.

 

 

DIY Deck and Fence Staining

An average deck 16 x 16 will cost between $150 to $300 according to the prep and product.  A fence could be as little as $2 per foot to $10 per foot.  Based on type of fence, how long and high.  Both of these projects can be done in a day.

 

Hiring a home painting contractor.

The cost of a new deck or fence may not be in your budget right now, so to get more life out of your deck or fence hiring a painting company may be the best thing to do.  Adding more years of service for these two home projects.

Going off the 16 foot by 16 foot, deck, you can expect to contract with a painter for about as little as $2.50 a sq. ft.  or $640.  Comparing that to a new deck of the same size at $3,200 or more.  Getting a few more years may make financial sense.

 

 

Conclusion:

No matter if you DIY or hire out to a quality painting contractor, you can see from above that not only do you get value and protection for your home, you also get a new look on a low budget.

How you go about getting it done is your choice.  Either way, these are smart  project to spruce up your space.

 

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The Do’s and Don’t of Exterior House Paint.

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Exterior House Painting: Do’s and Don’t.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing Exterior House Paint Colors

Ready to give your home a fresh new look? See how to dial up curb appeal with fresh color combinations. Use these simple tips to transform your home’s exterior with paint.
Eye-catching exterior color schemes boost curb appeal. Taking your home from blah to Instagram-worthy. Use color to emphasize special architectural features. Complement the surrounding landscape, or make a style statement. Switching up your home exterior can be a big commitment.

Don’t: Ignore Color Potential

There’s nothing wrong with classic neutrals. But, a hint of color might be the thing you need to take your home exterior from average to showstopping.
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Do: Play with Texture

A mix of flat and shiny finishes adds visual interest to a home. Providing contrast even if the base colors are in the same family. It’s best to use matte finishes on the walls of your home. Gloss finishes are to make decorative elements such as millwork stand out. Light reflects off high-sheen paint and draws the eye to architectural elements.

Do: Use Repetition

Repeat colors on a home’s exterior for a cohesive look. Light gray walls, with dark gray trim. For a touch of spark, add a colorful front door. Reds, blues and and even black can add contrast.

Do: Trust Nature’s Color Combinations

Your landscape can give you a lot of clues about what will look good on your home. Whether it’s the rich shades of green in summer or the red, brown, and golden shades of autumn. Mother Nature knows a thing or two about coordinating colors.

Don’t: Try to match color for color.

Too much coordination will make your house look featureless and boring. To avoid this, pick a color for your front door that will contrast with your main siding color. Yet ties back into another element.

Do: Use Dark Colors with Purpose

Too much dark paint can weigh down the front of your house and make it look gloomy. Here’s the trick for achieving balance. Paint about two-thirds of the exterior in a dark hue and one-third in a lighter tone. A deep brown with lots of white accents keeps things light. While still providing plenty of contrast.

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Don’t: Underestimate Wood Finishes

Wood stains come in a huge range of options and can warm up or cool down other exterior colors.

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Before and After front door. Bland to Bold.

 

 

 

The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing Front Door Colors

Ready for a front door refresh but not sure where to start? Look to these expert color tips and discover the perfect hue for your home.
Your front door color shouldn’t be an afterthought. It’s the first thing people see when they walk into your home. It should serve as a welcoming beacon to greet guests. You can paint your front door anything you’d like. But a few tips will help your door stand out or blend in, suit a design style or bend the rules, depending on your vision. If you live in an older home, repainting a worn front door is an inexpensive refreshing. Yet scores you major curb appeal points.

DO: Stick with the Classics.

Use a neutral hue such as brown, black, or gray for a look that will withstand the test of time. Even deep reds and navy blues are classic front door colors that act as neutrals. If your style changes or you alter your home’s exterior later, neutral hues will adapt with you. Another neutral option is to stain your door instead of painting it. A wood stain will emphasize the door’s natural material or grain pattern.

DON’T: Be Afraid of Color.

Some people are nervous about using bright colors in their decor. The front door is a smaller commitment than painting an entire house or room. Why not experiment? If you have that speaks to you, try it out! A splash of orange, yellow, or lime green makes a bold statement on your front door. If brights are too daunting, try a dark version of a color, such as burgundy, forest green, or eggplant.

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Exterior Door Painting. Add some splash to the front of your home.

 

DO: Buy the Right Paint.

Since your door is an exterior elements. The use of the proper paint will prevent peeling and fading later. Latex exterior paints provide weather-resistant coverage. If your door is metal, look for one with built-in rust protection. No matter what you choose, you will need to go over the door with an exterior primer first. Exterior paints are available in a variety of finishes—matte, semigloss, glossy and flat. A glossy finish will bring out architectural details, if desired.

DON’T: Neglect Your Screen Door.

If your front door features a storm door or screen door, you can paint it’s frame. A contrasting hue for a second punch of color.

 

DO: Speak to Your Home’s Style.

Your home’s style can help you pick out a front door color. A bold, unusual hue is a nod to a modern exterior. Don’t be afraid to break the rules though. Using an unexpected color can add personality and liven up a traditional façade.

DO: Consider Your Surroundings.

If mother knows best, then Mother Nature knows best of all. If you’re stumped on a color for your front door, look around for inspiration. Greens, blues, browns, and other tones that appear together in nature will also work well on your house. Using natural colors has the extra bonus of making your home look like it belongs in the landscape.

DON’T: Pick a Paint Color Indoors.

To understand how a paint color will look, you need to see it in its planned environment. Colors can look very different in different lighting conditions. Tape paint swatches to an exterior door and observe the color throughout the day. If you want to get an even better idea of how it’ll look, paint a small swatch on the door.

DO: Make it Monochrome.

If you have a small house, this trick is for you. Expand your home by painting the door, trim, window frames, and exterior the same color. A monochromatic color scheme also provides a neutral backdrop for accessories to shine. Things such as the planters and sconces. Use it to highlight other architectural details.

DON’T: Ignore the Trim.

Your front door trim is also a candidate for painting. White is classic, but another option is to make the door pop with contrasting trim. Rich brown tones warm up a cool-colored door.

 

 

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Fall Weather in Dallas is Perfect For…Exterior Painting.

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Exterior Door Painting. Add some splash to the front of your home.

If you put off painting the exterior of your home this summer, don’t fret. Early fall, not summer, is actually the best time to paint or stain the outside of your house, according to leading brands.

Fall is a great time to paint and caulk your home as the weather in Dallas turns cooler.  The temperature ranges are great, based on manufacture preferred temperature to apply.

If it’s too hot outside, the coating will dry too quickly, leaving behind brush marks, causing blisters and preventing the paint or stain from properly adhering to the surface.

Here are 4 reasons to paint your home this Fall.

Curb Appeal: Make your house stand out.

Make your house stand out.

We all want our homes to look as great as we know they are. The best way to ensure your home makes a lasting impression is to keep the outside looking sharp. A quality exterior paint job is the most important step to creating an overall curb appeal. Make sure you go with a color that best fits your home’s overall aesthetic, and fits nicely with the landscaping of the property.

It’s also a good idea to look at neighboring homes to make sure your new color won’t clash or be too close in color or tone.  For example, two houses with the same color, next to each other could make one look more washed out, depending on the specific colors.

Neutral colors, such as grays, whites, tans, or browns, are always a safe bet. Don’t be afraid of using bold accents on the front door or trim to add a distinct look for your home.

Key in on your door. Painting your front door a vibrant color not only jazzes up your entrance way, but it also adds interest to your entire home, creating a welcoming feel.

Asset Management: Increase its value.

In addition to boosting curb appeal, one of the main benefits of painting your house this fall is the increase in value it can create. Buyers are far more likely to pay a higher price if the house creates a great first impression. Buying a house that requires obvious maintenance can drive down offers significantly.

However, much you pay to have your house painted, you can be sure the results will be worth it. The perception of a house’s beauty skyrockets with fresh paint.  Painting your house is also an excellent choice if you plan on putting your house on the market. The exterior paint on a house also ensures it will look fresh for years to come, which is important in case you choose to sell later.

Security: Protect your home from nature and natural elements.

There are plenty of pests that are naturally drawn to wood. These include yellowjackets, carpenter ants, termites, carpenter bees, powder post beetles, and woodpeckers. Paint makes wood less attractive to insects by masking its scent and detectability.

Insects are also not attracted to paint itself, so it will help deter them from harming your wood by making it an area they actively avoid. This prevents burrowing, nesting and other problems associated with wood-boring pests.

When water gets into the cracks where paint and caulk should be it becomes trapped and when it gets down around freezing it changes from wet to ice.  Ice expands, thus making the cracks bigger.  Not only does paint and caulk help keep out water and insects, it also adds a barrier against wind and cold temperatures.

Asset Maintenance: Repair damage.

All homeowners come to know the lifelong journey of keeping a house from falling apart.

Painting your house not only protects it from the elements, but it also provides you with an intimate look at every square inch of its siding. Having a professional paint your home’s exterior is especially helpful because professional painters understand the ins and outs of the substrate beneath the paint.

That means if there is a problem, you can be sure they will spot it. If, painting your home uncovers a problem, fixing it in a timely fashion will save you from more extensive damage in the future. This is all part of staying on top of maintenance instead of letting it get out of control.  Repainting is a lot cheaper, then replacing or repairing. So when you see signs of wear or the paint is getting old.

Having a hard time coming up with a color for the exterior of your home?  Try out Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer.

How to Tell if Your Home Needs to Be Repainted

 

There are several important signs that your house’s exterior needs some attention. While you have probably heard of some of them, others may come as a surprise. Regardless, it bears repeating that painting before big problems occur is the best way to keep the cost of repairs down.

However, if problems have already presented themselves, a professional team like Paint Ovations, can fix them and restore your house’s beauty.

The Paint Chips, Flakes or Has Bubbles in It.

Paint is working around the clock to protect wood from extremes in moisture, temperature, solar radiation, wind and particulates in the air. As a result, it eventually wears out. This can manifest as chipping, flaking, bubbling or peeling, all of which are clear signs that the house needs to be repainted.

Note, that these problems are often symptoms of a larger issue such as mold, fungus, or dry or wet rot. This can be the result of weatherproofing that has failed.

If the paint on your house is doing this, you will need to perform prep work before repainting.

Simply painting over old paint that is not bonding to the wood beneath will not fix the problem, and it will often result in a paint job that does not bond. This paint job will not look as good and will need to be redone sooner.

The Caulking Has Grown Hard and Brittle.

Caulk is a critical line of defense against water and insects. Without it, water can infiltrate behind your siding and become trapped, releasing moisture that contributes to mold and rot.  Insects find these holes and cracks and set up a home or worse, a dinner.

How-to test your caulking, simply poke at it and see if it has grown stiff. Hard caulking cannot expand and contract with your house, which is a crucial part of its ability to keep water out. If the caulking is hard and does not depress under your finger at all, call Paint Ovations to reapply it.

The Paint Has Faded Due to Sunlight.

It is common for paint to fade under sunlight, as solar radiation naturally interacts with the paint’s pigments and bleaches the hues. Additionally, dark paint colors will show more visible fading than light ones. However, some shades of paint can morph into other shades due to sunlight. One common victim is the color beige, which UV radiation can transform into pink in no time at all. To ensure paint stays its original color for as long as possible, make sure you choose high-quality paint that is meant for home exteriors.

(See: 10 Reasons to Use High Quality Paints)

 

The Paint Has Faded Due to Something More Mysterious.

If the paint is fading on the sunny sides of the house, there is no need for alarm. A more concerning alternative, however, is fading paint on the side of the house that doesn’t get sunlight. This can be either a northern exposure or part of the house that is shaded by trees or roof lines. If paint fades under these conditions, it is symptomatic of a faulty vapor barrier or with water infiltrating the siding.

Inspect any such areas for strange stains that seem to have dribbled downward on the siding. A sign of water leakage is if a substance that is water-soluble and meant for the indoors somehow winds up on the exterior. If you are having trouble figuring out the cause, call Paint Ovations to assess the situation.

There Are Cracks in the Stucco or Brick.

If your house is coated with stucco or brick, you may find that cracks appear after a while. This is natural but provided they are not too big, it is probably not time to re-stucco the whole house. Rather, you can save time and lots of money by patching the cracks and then applying a new paint job to the exterior.

If you do try to spot-treat the cracks alone, the paint on these cracks is not likely to match the surrounding paint.  The older paint will have faded and changed color in the sun, this will make it difficult to not have the new paint streaks stand out. By patching and painting the whole house, you will be starting over with a new-looking exterior.

Your House Is Lacking Curb Appeal.

Curb appeal is a buzzword of every realtor.

It is a direct measure of how inviting, beautiful and appealing your home is. This affects how it fits into or stands out from the neighborhood and is directly related to real estate.

If you don’t feel the same spark driving up to your house as you used to, it’s probably because something is lacking that once was there. It’s time to freshen things up with new paint. Similarly, you can often gauge a decline in curb appeal from friends and visitors. If people coming to visit don’t react to your house the way they used to, consider reinvigorating your house’s exterior with a beautiful new coating.

It Has Been at Least Seven Years Since the Last Coat.

Exterior paint has an expiration date, and it’s always wise to heed it. You shouldn’t wait until the paint looks nasty to put on a new coat. By painting your house before the problems are too severe, you are minimizing damage and reducing the amount of time and effort needed to complete the job. As soon as paint starts flaking, chipping or peeling, there is extensive preparatory work that will need to be done before painting can begin. By painting early, you are lowering the overall cost of the job immensely.

Paint Ovations applies high quality Sherwin-Williams paint that have 25 year warranties, and with some products, a lifetime warranty.

Conclusion:

So, if you missed the summer, just purchased a home or are noticing any of the signs that it is time to paint, give Paint Ovations a call.  We will be glad to give you a FREE consultation.

  • The Weather Is Just Right.
  • You Are Avoiding More Expensive Repairs Down the Road.
  • It Creates a Protective Seal for the Whole House.
  • Adds Value Beyond the Cost of Painting.

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