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Interior Design Inspiration

Where to Place an Accent Wall

Most customers who ask us to paint interior walls choose a neutral color throughout the house, typically a light grey, light beige or offwhite. However, a great way to bring color and intrigue into a room can be an accent wall. Accents are typically bold or dark in color and can really make a room “pop.” But how do you decide which wall to use as the accent? There are no hard and fast rules, but based on our extensive experience painting interiors, we recommend a few guidelines to consider: (1) You want to pick a wall that’s a natural

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Interior Design Inspiration

Should I Paint My 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

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Interior Painting

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

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Interior Painting

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

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Community Involvement

Visit Us a the Colorado Home Show!

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

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Community Involvement

Helix Painting Earns 2018 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

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Interior Painting

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

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Exterior Design Trends

Having Fun With Color

Color is a great way to make your home stand out. While many people choose earth tones and more muted colors for exterior colors, in certain neighborhoods, colorful trim and unique siding can add charm and character to home. We recently completed one such project for our client. This house was on the north side of Denver, in an older neighborhood that prides itself on having homes with character. Our client decided the best way to honor this home’s historic character was to enhance the trim’s color. Communication is Key When Making Major Color Changes When embarking on a major

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Deck Staining

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

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Interior Design Inspiration

Changing Paint Color Can Dramatically Change a Room’s Feel

Changing paint color in a room can dramatically change how the room looks and feels. Not only does this make your color choice an important one, but it also can be a very intimidating choice. To help demonstrate the way paint can change a room, we used Sherwin Williams’ ColorSnap Visualizer to show the same room painted several different ways.  Let’s first look at how just changing the wall color can change the appearance of a room. Watch to see the impact of changing paint color in a room   Using an accent wall can bring color without overwhelming the room

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