Check out what our happy customers have to say on Social Media

  • Thumbtack
  • Angie\\\'s List

Book Your Free Estimate

Helix Painting Estimate
All
UTC
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2019
2020
2021
2022
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

admin

admin has created 15 entries
  • Should I paint my kitchen cabinets?

    before and after kitchen cabinets
    before and after kitchen cabinets

    A lot of customers ask us if they should paint their kitchen cabinets. In most cases, somebody has a stained wood cabinet that is at least ten years old. Painting kitchen cabinets is a great way to give a kitchen a fresh new look. And while painting cabinets is not cheap, it’s a whole lot cheaper than buying new cabinets.

    What’s involved
    Painting kitchen cabinets correctly is not easy and generally takes know how. If done incorrectly, the paint can quickly chip or peel. Additionally, drips or brush marks can be visible if the paint is incorrectly applied. Here’s some tips:
    Proper prep work. Cabinet doors and drawers should be removed. Handles should be taken off or well protected if they can’t be removed. Stained wood needs to be scuff sanded. A layer of high grade primer must be applied to raw wood before paint is applied
    Choose the right materials. Our favorite cabinet paint is Benjamin Moore Advance. It gives an amazingly smooth and durable finish. Do not choose the cheapest possible paint option for cabinets, you will regret not investing a little bit more in good quality paint
    Professionally spray cabinets. To get the optimal finish free of brush marks, cabinet pieces should be sprayed. Make sure the surrounding area is well protected with plastic sheeting if you don’t have a professional workshop to avoid overspray.

    Helix Painting is here to answer your questions and help you through the process. Give us a call or book your free estimate now.

  • Should I use a low VOC or zero VOC interior paint?

    Are you considering painting your interior? You may come across the term “low VOC” or “No VOC”. Sounds good, right? But what exactly does that mean?

    What is VOC?
    “VOC” stands for “volatile organic compound.” According to the EPA, VOCs organic compounds that are emitted as gases from certain solids and liquids. Organic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products, including paints and varnished. Furthermore, concentrations of VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.

    When VOCs are inhaled, they can contribute to various health issues. These problems most commonly include headaches, nausea, irritation of airways, among others. Additionally, VOCs are frequently associated with the odor of paint.

    Due to these issues, it’s best to use products with low VOCs or low VOCs.

    Many products these days contain low amounts of VOCs. They will generally be labeled as such. No VOC products do not have any volatile organic compounds. They generally will have much lower odors than other products. Many of these products are well engineered so they offer comparable dry times and durability to other products. One in particular to consider is Sherwin Williams Harmony or Benjamin Moore ben. Make sure to do your research and ask the paint manufacturer or paint company sales representative before choosing the product that’s right for you.

    Helix Painting is here to answer your questions and help you through the process. Give us a call or book your free estimate now.

  • How much does interior painting cost?

    We often get asked the question “How much does it cost to paint my interior”? The answer, of course, is “it depends”. The two biggest components of costs are materials and labor.

    Materials cost can vary based on the brand, type, and quality of paint, the coverage rate of the paint, how dramatic a color change is being requested, and application method. Most commercially available latex paints will cover 250 – 350 square feet for gallon. Some of our favorite paints include Sherwin Williams SuperPaint, Sherwin Williams Duration, Benjamin Moore Regal, and Benjamin Moore Advance.


    Labor costs similarly can vary greatly from project to project. Some of the things that determine labor costs on a paint project include:
    – Amount of prep work required. This includes moving furniture, cleaning surfaces that are not ready for paint, repairing drywall issues.
    – Size of the project: This may seem obvious, but painting the walls of a bedroom is a lot less work than painting ceiling, trim and walls in a large house
    – Number of transitions and “cut ins” – Every time there is a transition from one color to the next, there is more labor involved. Accent walls, cutting in around windows, doors, and shelves, and other transitions will add time and therefore costs
    – Primer and multiple coats – Applying a single top coat of the same color takes less time that applying three coats to achieve a bold color change. Similarly, applying a primer coat to an unfinished surface involves extra time (and materials).
    – Special applications and specialty items – Cabinets, furniture, glazing, decorative painting, and other non-standard paint projects require more time and more highly skilled and experienced painters. Expect to pay more for these areas

    helix painter preparing room for painting


    Some tips to keep costs down:
    – Clear the room of furniture and personal belongings so that the painters spend their time on painting, not moving furniture
    – Make sure surfaces to be painted are cleaned before the painters arrival. You want the painters focused on doing a great paint job, not scrubbing and cleaning surfaces with grease, grime and dirt
    – Choose good quality paints that suit your budget. While the top-of-the-line products may suit your needs, many customers find a good quality paint with high coverage rates suit their needs just fine

    Helix Painting is here to answer your questions and help you through the process. Give us a call or book your free estimate now.

  • Visit Us at the Colorado Home Show!

    Helix Painting is proud to join Team Dave Logan and other Colorado businesses at the Colorado Fall Home Show.

    Colorado Home Show Logo

    From September 20 – 22, hundreds of exhibitors will be on hand to advice on home renovation, interior design, remodeling and sustainable living products and topics. Make sure to visit us at booth #661.

    In addition to the hundreds of exhibitors, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) of Colorado’s designers will be onsite throughout the entire show to share ideas and meet with homeowners to address their remodel, design, architecture, decorating and construction questions. ASID designers will also host presentations throughout the weekend on such topics as kitchen design, remodeling and accessorizing ideas.  The seminars are located in booth #621. Sessions are included in the price of admission. You can find the schedule here.

    For anyone interested in attending the show, we have a limited number of free tickets to give away. Please contact us, if you are interested.

  • Helix Painting Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

    Angie's List Super Service Award


    Helix Painting is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018.

    “Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best  in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”

    Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.

    Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Click here to view Helix Painting’s reviews on Angie’s List.

    For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

  • Helix Painting Joins Team Dave Logan

    Helix Painting is excited to announces we have joined Team Dave Logan.

    Team Dave Logan is a Denver company focused on connecting the Denver community with honest, hardworking businesses with integrity. Founded out a need to provide his mother with a recommendation for a home repair, Dave Logan realized there should be a resource for cutting through the hype and discerning the ethics and professionalism of any business.

    In order to join Team Dave Logan, Helix Painting went through their extensive interview process and background screening to ensure we are using quality business practices and operating with professional ethics. The screening criteria included:

    1. Better Business Bureau Certification
    2. Department of Registration Search for companies licensed per division
    3. Colorado Bureau of Investigations Criminal Arrest records for Colorado
    4. Co Courts.com Court Records
    5. Department of Regulatory Agencies Verify licenses
    6. Colorado Secretary of State
    7. Personal Background Check
    8. Denver County Contractor Licensing Contractor License Search
    9. Denver County Court Records-Liens and Judgments
    10. National Sex Offender Website
    11. Nationwide Criminal Database Search (Includes sex offenders)
    12. Patriots Act/OFAC/BXA/Terrorist List Search
    13. Federal Bankruptcy Search
    14. Business Credit/Commercial Credit Report
    15. Customer Credit
    16. Statewide Criminal Records
    17. EPA Lead-Safe Certification
    18. County Civil Lawsuit Search
    19. Malpractice Insurance for Attorneys

    We now proudly have the Team Dave Logan on our website and in our emails and look forward to working with fellow team members in the future.

    team dave logan logo

  • How to Choose the Right Paint – Part I: Bathrooms

    bathroom painted with neutral colors

    Choosing the correct paint, paint sheen and color can be one of the toughest parts of a home project. Whether it is a large remodel or a simple face-lift for a room, choosing the right product can make a big difference. We’ll start our series on this topic with bathrooms. 

    What Type of Paint to Use

    Brand

    There are a number of paint brands available in the market. Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore are the two main brands we work with at Helix Painting. Both companies create great products and have price points to fit every budget.

    Product

    Once you have decided on a paint company, the product choice comes down to how much money you want to spend and how often you plan on repainting. Higher end products will generally last longer. We generally recommend Sherwin Williams SuperPaint and Benjamin Moore Ben as good mid-range products and Sherwin Williams Duration and Benjamin Moore Regal as good higher-end products. For those willing to pay an extra premium, paint companies are now creating products with additives to help repel moisture and resist model, such as Benjamin Moore Aura Bath and Spa.

    Sheen

    After deciding on product, it is important to consider paint sheen. Bathrooms have a different environment than the rest of your house. They are smaller, fill with steam are likely to have water splashed on the walls. Bathroom walls need to be wiped down more often than other rooms. These differences impact what sheen is best for bathrooms. Paints come in several sheens:

    • Eggshell is an easily wipeable, but does not do well in areas with much moisture.
    • Satin has a slight gloss finished look, but is only recommended for low moisture environments, like a powder room.
    • Sami-gloss repels most moisture well and is easily wiped down, making it a good fit for a bathroom.
    • High-glass is excellent at repelling moisture and is easily wiped; however, it can show more imperfections when painted on large surfaces like a wall. It is best to only use high-gloss on trim or cabinets.

    What Color Palettes to Choose

    Now onto the hard part, choosing color. Color is a very personal decision, but it is important to remember two key factors: bathrooms are generally small and the wall color in a bathroom impacts your reflection on the mirror. With smaller rooms, a dark color can make a room feel even smaller. A dark or strong color can also change the appearance of your complexion. Neutrals, whites, creams, and grays will have the least impact. These color palettes will also give your bathroom a larger, brighter feel.

    Looking to start a painting project? The team at Helix Painting can help you to select the right paints and give your home with a professional, fresh look. You can book your FREE estimate on our website or by calling us at 720-445-9856. We look forward to helping you revitalize your home!

  • Prioritizing Rooms to Paint in Your House

    Painting your home is the easiest way to make it feel fresh and new again. If painting multiple rooms in your house isn’t convenient or is not within your budget, asking a few key questions can help you prioritize which rooms to paint first.

    The first question we ask customers is why they are painting.

    • Are you painting to prepare your house for resale? If so, we will likely guide you towards focusing on key common areas (kitchen and living room) and the master suite. Paint is often a great way to make an older bathroom feel more inviting.
    • Painting before moving into your new home? In this scenario, we would suggest painting the areas where the paint color is most offensive to you or areas that feel dirty/worn. Closets are often a space that feels worn and is relatively inexpensive to paint. Plus, it is much easier to paint a closet before you have filled it with your stuff.

    We also consider the following:

    • Does the area get a lot of foot traffic? Are the walls and trim damaged? Some simple prep work on damaged walls and trim, along with new paint, will greatly improve the look.
    • Do the colors fit your style? Dated colors make a space feel old. Updating to colors that fit your style is the cheapest way to renovate a home. Check out our blog post to see how different colors can change the feel of a room.
    • Do the baseboards look dirty? While some Simple Green and a washcloth can do a lot for your baseboards, some times a fresh coat of paint is needed to get a truly clean look.

    Answering these questions can be a helpful tool to determine which areas need painting first. If you have additional questions, please feel free to email us at info@helixpainting.com.

    Whether painting just your kitchen and living room or painting your whole house, at Helix Painting we aim to make the project as easy and painless as possible. We pride ourselves on superior quality and customer service, so you can focus on enjoying your home.

    Call 720-445-9856 or click here to schedule a FREE estimate today!

  • Helix Painting and Sherwin William Team Together to Help Homeless Shelter in Denver

    Helix Painting is pleased to partner with Sherwin Williams to revitalize Christ’s Body Ministries, an inner-city facility serving poor, homeless, and broken people of all backgrounds. 

    Christ’s Body Ministries mission is simply to feed, clothe, and share the gospel 365 days a year with Denver’s poor and homeless. At its 8th and Lincoln facility, Christ’s Body Ministries goal for 2018 is to serve 75,000 meals, give out 80,000 clothing items, share the Gospel with 50,000 poor or homeless men and women, provide transitional housing for 15 men and give respite care for 100 men.

    painters from Helix Painting“Helix Painting was there to help us when others walked away. We are blessed to have the Helix team give a much-needed face-lift to our facility’s interior” commented Pastor Denis Flierl. The Helix team was happy to lend a helping hand to the Denver organization. Helix Painting owner Brandon Homuth shared “As an organization, we look for ways to improve the community around us. Christ’s Body Ministries is providing an important service to many in the Denver area. We are proud to support their noble cause.”

    For those interested in volunteering with Christ’s Body Ministries, please visit their website.

    members of Helix Painting team

    About Helix Painting
    Helix Painting is an interior and exterior painting company serving residential and commercial customers throughout the Denver metro area. Our vision is to delight our customers by revitalizing and beautifying their homes with a level of service and quality that sets the standard for the painting industry. We are incredibly professional, well-managed and easy to do business with. We reliably deliver excellent quality and stand by our work – the job’s not done until you’re satisfied, and we strive to get it right the first time, every time. We aspire to be our best as a company, a team, and members of the community. To learn more, please visit out website.

  • Deck Staining and Fence Staining Give Your Outdoors a Fresh Feel

    Deck staining and fence staining is one of the easiest ways to freshen your outdoors for Spring. When deciding to stain your deck or fence, there are some important considerations.

    When do I need to Re-stain my deck or fence?

    If you live in an area like Denver, the combination of lots of sunshine, snow and, of course, hail, lead to some pretty tough conditions for the exterior parts of your home. Most homes need their exteriors painted  at least every 5-7 years.  Some stained surfaces can even need to be re-stained every 2 years. Decks and fences are no exception. If your stain has worn away, the wood on your deck or fence is exposed to moisture intrusion and likely to begin rotting. A water test is the easiest way to see if your deck or fence need re-staining or sealing. Sprinkle water on the deck. If the water beads up or stands on the deck, youbefore and after picture of a fence staining projectr deck is protected from moisture absorption.  If it soaks in immediately, the deck needs to be treated. In this scenario, it is time to re-stain your deck or fence.

    Who will do the job?

    Are you planning to hire someone to complete the work or are you planning to complete it yourself? While there is always the allure of doing it yourself to save money, this is one DIY project that can often be tougher than you think. Cleaning and sanding the surfaces before staining is much more time consuming than people expect. Cutting corners or not using the proper preparation techniques is the most common reason for deck stains and sealers to fail. If you decide to DIY this project, do not skimp out on this part of the process. You can learn more about deck staining from Sherwin Williams or your favorite paint company. If you decide to hire someone to do the work, be sure to discuss how they will prepare the surfaces beforehand. Many companies will not warranty work done on horizontal surfaces (due to the potential for water to puddle on horizontal surfaces), so it is important to make sure the job is done right the first time.

    When is the best time to Stain a Deck or Fence?

    Decks and fences need to be stained when the weather is warm and dry. Most stains are best applied when the temperature is between 50 and 90 degrees. Additionally, it is best if you have a window of a few dry days for this project. You’ll need to have prep done on one day and staining on the following day. Ideally, it would be best to not have rain for 24 hours after a staining to allow for the paint to properly dry.

    What kind of stain should I use?

    Choosing the wrong stain could result in a final product that disappoints. The type of stain you choose depends on the appearance and durability you want to achieve. It should also be influenced by the condition of your current wood. If your wood has hail damage or major variations in color, a clearer stain will show these imperfections more than a solid stain. The main stain types are:

    • Clear – Clear stain shows the natural wood grain best, but offers the least UV protection.
    • Toners – Toners provide a light color that highlights wood grain and provides good durability.
    • Semi-Transparent Stains – Semi-transparent stains provide very good durability and add a rich, pigmented color, but still allow the natural wood grain to show through.
    • Solid Color Stains – Solid color stains help cover up wood blemishes or unsightly grain and offer maximum durability.

     

    Now that you know a bit more about deck staining and fence staining, it is time to get outside and test your wood decks and fences. If they are absorbing moisture or looking worn, it is time to prioritize this project. You can learn more about Helix Painting’s deck staining and fence staining services on our website. You can also book a free estimate online or call us at 720-445-9856.