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Greeley House Painter Tips and Tricks

Here are some great articles on House painting tips and tricks for all Greeley house painters too keep in mind.

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* True Transformations Painting, Jerry King and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as professional painting or handyman advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and advise in all painting and handyman matters.

** True Transformations Panting services the entire Northern Colorado Front Range area including Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Platteville, Gilcrest, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Johnstown, Milliken and all surrounding areas.

Spring is around the corner, is your paint ready?

As we shift into the spring your focus may be shifting to the great outdoors. Is it time to spruce things up a little? Get the garden ready? Or maybe, is it time to paint your house, deck or fence? If the answer is yes, continue reading our spring painting tips.

How old is your house paint? If it is getting close to the end o fit’s life, you are at risk of exposing your house to wood rot and other problems when the winds start blowing and the paint starts chipping. Don’t wait until it chips, get it painted before the problems start.

When painting in the spring make sure you pick dry days and warm days. This time of the year temperature can flux greatly from well below freezing to summer like conditions. Don’t be fooled, make sure you have checked the weather forecast and ensure you are painting your house during optimal times, when temperatures and moisture will not effect it adversely.

To extend the life of your house paint make sure you use a high quality paint, preferably 100% acrylic latex. To further ensure you are satisfied hire a professional Greeley house painter such as True Transformations Painting. An experienced professional Greeley house painter will help ensure your satisfaction for many years to come. Call today for your free quote from a quality Greeley House Painter (970) 301-8927
True Transformations Painting – Greeleys Premier Painting Company

Call Today for a FREE consultation 970-301-8927

* True Transformations Painting, Jerry King and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as professional painting or handyman advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and advise in all painting and handyman matters.

** True Transformations Panting services the entire Northern Colorado Front Range area including Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Platteville, Gilcrest, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Johnstown, Milliken and all surrounding areas.

Hire a professional for your Winter HandyMan Projects

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for your winter projects today! The Holidays are upon us, and you have plenty of other mindful things to worry about besides those small projects around the house that a Greeley Handyman could do for you. Here are a few ideas we may be able to assist you with today!

  • Winter is the PERFECT time for indoor painting projects be it small touch up painting jobs or larger full room painting needs. Hire a professional Greeley House Painter TODAY to do the job right the first time, every time!
  • Installing and taking down your Christmas Lights! Everyone loves looking at them, but the time consumption utilized to install Christmas lights often times prohibits us from doing them or doing a good job. Using a Professional Handy Man in Greeley can free up your time to do those other important family wish list chores.
  • Weatherproofing doors and windows can be disastrous if done incorrectly. Many times the savings seen when hiring a professional Handy Man in Fort Collins, Loveland or Greeley, is realized in the material savings from not having to buy everything twice, AND the energy savings!
  • Is your outdoor irrigation winterized?!? It should be, and it should be done  a professional Greeley Handy Man! If done incorrectly the costs can be enormous!
  • Gutter Cleaning needs done year round! Snow and leaf build up can cost you thousands if this is not completed correctly like what a HandyMan in Greeley, Loveland or Fort Collins can do.

Whether you need a house painter in Greeley, an handyman in Loveland, or some remodel work in Fort Collins, True Transformations Painting can help. (970) 301-8927
True Transformations Painting – Greeleys Premier Painting Company

Call Today for a FREE consultation 970-301-8927

* True Transformations Painting, Jerry King and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as professional painting or handyman advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and advise in all painting and handyman matters.

** True Transformations Panting services the entire Northern Colorado Front Range area including Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Platteville, Gilcrest, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Johnstown, Milliken and all surrounding areas.

Winter House & Home Projects & Repair Tips

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How to get rid of dangerous  ICE Dams

Icicles hanging along the eaves of your house may look beautiful, but they spell trouble. That’s because the same conditions that allow icicles to form—snow-covered roofs and freezing weather—also lead to ice dams: thick ridges of solid ice that build up along the eaves. Dams can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up and pour into your house. When that happens, the results aren’t pretty: peeling paint, warped floors, stained and sagging ceilings. Not to mention soggy insulation in the attic, which loses R-value and becomes a magnet for mold and mildew.

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Preparing your Fireplace

With natural gas and propane prices continuing to rise, you’ll likely be looking to the old fireplace this winter to help cut your home-heating bills. But before you spark up the logs, take heed that fireplaces and chimneys are involved in 42 percent of all home-heating fires. So first make sure yours is up to snuff by following these seven safety tips.

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How to Weatherstrip a Wood Door

Enhancing the energy efficiency of an old, drafty door can save you hundreds in your heating bills. Watch this informative video to learn how it should be done correctly.

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True Transformations Painting – Greeleys Premier Painting Company

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* True Transformations Painting, Jerry King and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as professional painting or handyman advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and advise in all painting and handyman matters.

** True Transformations Panting services the entire Northern Colorado Front Range area including Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Platteville, Gilcrest, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Johnstown, Milliken and all surrounding areas.

Hire a Greeley Professional Painter for Cold Weather Painting Projects

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Cold weather painting is one of the toughest scenairos a Greeley house painter could ever run into. With the cold temperature we get to here in Greeley, Colorado in the winter time it is important to know the challenges before a professional painter even gets started. Here are some of the things that can go wrong in cold Colorado weather when painting.

Film Cracking
Poor Touch Up
Inadequate stain resistance
Color Uniformity Issues

Painting in cold weather here in the Greeley, Loveland and Fort Collins area might bring additional problems such as:

Poor color uniformity
Heavy film might slow down drying period
Paint will require more mixing time
Water spotting problems, especially Latex paints
Improper film formation causing a powdery film
Touch up coat might look lighter than the base coat
Excessive film building up might reduce your paint coverage
Oil based paint should not be applied when temperature is below 40 degrees
If the room temperature is raised to create better environmental conditions, premature skinning of the surface might occur
A latex paint film that goes under freeze-thaw cycles during the first two weeks of cure may shorten the long-term life of the paint system.

If you have no other choice, than painting in cold weather make sure you do the following:

Verify that the paint manufacturer recommends the paint for your specific temperatures
Check the wall’s temperature with a non-contact infrared thermometer, too, not just the air temperature
Paint between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Set up scaffolding, wrap everything and heat the area
True Transformations Painting – Greeleys Premier Painting Company

Call Today for a FREE consultation 970-301-8927

* True Transformations Painting, Jerry King and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as professional painting or handyman advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and advise in all painting and handyman matters.

** True Transformations Panting services the entire Northern Colorado Front Range area including Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Platteville, Gilcrest, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Johnstown, Milliken and all surrounding areas.

Paint Like a Pro

Before you jump into your next big Greeley painting project take a look at these sound tips to ensure you ‘Paint Like a Pro”

– From the DIY Network –
Primer comes before paint.
Tempted to skip the primer?

Paint like a pro.
Painting is your chance to show off your skills.

Create a sticky situation.
Paint won’t stick to the wall if you haven’t taken the time to prep.

One gallon at a time.
How much paint will it take to cover your walls?

Dry days make good painting days.
Moisture in the air keeps water-based paint from drying.

Put your sandwich bags to work.
Slip a small plastic bag over your doorknobs and tape the edge to avoid getting paint in places it wasn’t meant to go.

Out with the old.
If the old paint on your wall is flaking off, it’s a good idea to buy a paint scraper and get it out of the way.

Clean finish.
If you’re looking for paint in high-traffic areas, semi-gloss is the way to go.

Give the walls a sponge bath.
Washing your walls from top to bottom is always recommended.

Don’t look back.
Once an area starts to dry, it’s best to leave it alone.

Polka dots look good on fabric—not floors.
Unless you’re trying to paint your floor, we recommend covering it up with a drop cloth.

Take away the shine.
Paint doesn’t always adhere to glossy surfaces.

Turn in the brush.
Small rooms can feel gigantic when it comes to painting.

Spare the wall plates.
Before you start, remove all wall plates and tape off light switches and electrical outlets.

Patience is a virtue.
You’ve completed your mission to fix every imperfection with patching compound. Now, make sure it’s dry. Then sand smooth, prime, and you’ll have a surface good enough for any pro.

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True Transformations Painting – Greeleys Premier Painting Company

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* True Transformations Painting, Jerry King and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as professional painting or handyman advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and advise in all painting and handyman matters.

** True Transformations Panting services the entire Northern Colorado Front Range area including Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Platteville, Gilcrest, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Johnstown, Milliken and all surrounding areas.

Find and Hire the Right Greeley Painting Contractor – 970-301-8927

Hiring a professional painter in Greeley – 970-301-8927

This could be the most important decision you make in regards to your home or business. At True Transformations Painting we know, your time is one of your most valuable commodities and your house or office is one of your most precious assets. Knowing this we also know the answer to the big question “Why not hire a professional painter for your next project?” and we would like to be your professional painter in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins and the surrounding areas.

Using a professional painting contractor can take a lot of the stress out of painting your home or business. But finding the right painting professional is an important decision that requires careful consideration.

We have compiled a check list for you to utilize as a guideline as you move forward with your big painting project.

– Ask Around

Word of mouth and personal referrals are the best ways sometimes to find a quality painting contractor. If your friends don’t know anyone then by all means, ask the painting contractors you are looking at for their referrals and call each of them.

– Get Quotes & Estimates from Three Contractors

Your professional painter estimates and quotes should fall roughly within the same price range. If estimates vary greatly widely from one another, ask each contractor what is not being done or where corners are being cut.

– Interview Every Painter

One of the biggest forgotten or skipped steps is the interview process. Always meet with every contractor and ask some basic questions such as :

How long have you been in business?
Can you provide references?
Do you offer written guarantees of your work?
What products do you use?

– Be Very Specific About Your Painting Project

It is a very good idea to walk each potential contractor through the pertinent areas (inside and out) to be painted while discussing your needs. Pay particular attention to all aspects of the job that could affect the price. Be specific about which surfaces you want to have painted (walls, trims, moldings, ceilings, etc.) and the paint colors and finishes you prefer.

– Watch Their Behavior

As you meet with each painting contractor, watch how they present them self.

Does the contractor project a sense of professionalism and experience?
Is the contractor courteous and business-like?
Is the contractor busy? (Good ones usually are.)
Does the contractor return phone calls and provide estimates in a timely manner?
Is the contractor on time for appointments?

– Check References

Always try to get at least three references from past customers and speak to them directly. If possible, visit the references homes or business so you can evaluate the painter’s work in person and see how well it has held up over time.

– Review the Contract

Once you have decided on your professional painting contractor in Greeely make sure you ask for a written contract or agreement and review it carefully. Remember you have the right to ask detailed questions about any questions or issues you need clarified. In particular, be sure to verify the following facts:

What is being painted (house, trim, walls, molding, etc.)
Prep and cleanup details
Paint colors for all areas that are to be painted
Protection of plants, patios, furniture, or other items
How long will the project take, from start to finish
When and how the contractor will be paid

Once you have completed these steps you should be ready to hire the right Greeley, Fort Collins and Loveland area painting contractor.
True Transformations Painting – Greeleys Premier Painting Company

Call Today for a FREE consultation 970-301-8927

* True Transformations Painting, Jerry King and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as professional painting or handyman advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and advise in all painting and handyman matters.

** True Transformations Panting services the entire Northern Colorado Front Range area including Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Platteville, Gilcrest, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Johnstown, Milliken and all surrounding areas.

Professional Painting Time Saver Techniques

Any Professional House Painter in Greeley should know how to save you money when painting your home. To obtain your FREE no obligation price quote CALL TODAY (970) 301-8927

Here are 5 ways to ensure you maximize your time, efforts and money while painting your house.

– Dip It

Don’t place your paint brush fully into the can of paint. Instead, only place about 1/3 of it in or less into the paint. Excess speed on your brush or roller doesn’t speed up the process, instead it will clog the base of the paint brush bristles and make cleanup difficult a it shortens the life of your painting brush.

– Clean It

Wipe the rim of the paint can with a rag wrapped around the end of a screwdriver. Paint in the rim will stop the paint can lid form sealing properly and could lead to wasting the paint and allowing it to dry in the can.

– Label It

Cover the lid of the can in plastic wrap to create a clean tight seal then pound the lid on with a hammer. Now dab some of your home or commercial paint form your brush or roller onto the top of the paint can lid and use a permanent marker to write the name of the color, the room it was used in, where you purchased it, date etc.

– Store It

Store your place in a dry, well ventilated, climate controlled area. You don’t want the paint to be where it will easily freeze, or get excessively hot.

That is it for now, for our regular Greeley House Painters money and time saving Tips and Tricks. We hope you find this valuable, informative and helpful. If you find that you need a Professional Painter to complete the job please call us for a FREE no obligation price quote CALL TODAY (970) 301-8927
True Transformations Painting – Greeleys Premier Painting Company

Call Today for a FREE consultation 970-301-8927

* True Transformations Painting, Jerry King and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as professional painting or handyman advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and advise in all painting and handyman matters.

** True Transformations Panting services the entire Northern Colorado Front Range area including Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Platteville, Gilcrest, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Johnstown, Milliken and all surrounding areas.

Secrets of a Greeley House Painting Professional!

As a Greeley Professional House Painter we understand what you need in your house painting projects. To obtain your FREE no obligation price quote CALL TODAY (970) 301-8927

Obviously most of us can do an ok job painting a room. But a true professional painter knows how to do a great job. Obviously, pros like True Transformations Painting, have more experience than the average person, and we know the techniques and tricks that make our work even better than average. And after all, isn’t that what you want from your professional painter in northern Colorado? Now, we would like to share with you some of those secrets. Now keep in mind, these secrets of a great painting job won’t necessarily cut painting time, however they do enhance the quality of workmanship and give you better results. A quality painter could spend 2-4 days prepping and painting an average size room. That’s how long it takes to prep, prime and paint correctly. Is it more work? Of course, but after all when you stand back you want to admire the results from your professional Greeley Painter.
To Start off you will want to move everything out of the room. Every painting professional from Loveland to Fort Collins and Greeley to Windsor, has a horror story about the one time he didn’t follow this most fundamental and important Rule No. 1. Bigger pieces of furniture often can be left covered in the center of larger rooms, but if you are repairing drywall, you really want to remove everything from the room you will paint. Drywall dust simply goes everywhere, under everything, and gets on anything. You will want to remove all doors, light fixtures and hardware, and label everything with masking tape. Labeling is of the upmost importance so you know where everything goes once your room has been painted and it is time to hang those doors, replace those windows, etc. Another HUGE tip is to invest in drop cloths. It is amazing how well a few drops of paint can cover an unprotected floor. Unless you are planning on replacing your hardwood flooring, or fixing a lot of floor tiles, you will want to make sure the floor is well covered with the right drop cloth material. Purchase high quality drop cloths, such as canvas or paper-backed plastic and keep in mind paint can soak right through the cheaper lightweight fabrics and bedsheets. As well plastic sheeting works, but it is very slippery and doesn’t absorb drips well.

That is it for now, for our regular Greeley House Painters Tips and Tricks. We hope you find this valuable, informative and helpful. If you find that you need a Professional Painter to complete the job please call us for a FREE no obligation price quote CALL TODAY (970) 301-8927
True Transformations Painting – Greeleys Premier Painting Company

Call Today for a FREE consultation 970-301-8927

* True Transformations Painting, Jerry King and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as professional painting or handyman advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and advise in all painting and handyman matters.

** True Transformations Panting services the entire Northern Colorado Front Range area including Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Platteville, Gilcrest, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Johnstown, Milliken and all surrounding areas.

Painting Secrets MOST Pros Won’t Tell You, but we will!

What’s the good in a secret if you can’t tell anyone about it right? Well, ok, most secrets are meant to be, well, SECRET. But painting shouldn’t be mysterious, secretive, or even difficult. As a professional Greeley house painter we take great pride in the professional knowledge we have, and we aren’t afraid to share it. Many people choose to paint there own home, and that is fine. Some people need a full blown professional house painter to do the entire job, and that is fine as well. While some folks just need someone to come in and do the ‘tough’ jobs, and we can help there as well. No matter how big, how small, or what the job entails, True Transformations Painting is your northern Colorado painting company.

Over the next few segments we will pass on to you, what no other Pro-Painter wants you to know. The down and dirty secrets to home painting! These are the things that make the difference between a good job and a GREAT painting job. These are those fine details that make the difference between a Pro and a wannabe painter. Take heed, listen, and learn how to ensure your paint job is done correctly. And if your professional house painter, whether in Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland or anywhere in Weld or Larimer County, doesn’t know these tricks, then perhaps you should contact us (970) 301-8927 for your painting needs.

– Sand Away Flaws – A Greeley House Painter Secret

To get a truly great home paint job you really need to start with a perfectly smooth surface for everything from walls to woodwork. You could look at the perfect Painter job title as Sander in many respects, since the Pro Painter spends so much time in surface prep and pushing sandpaper. Sanding your painting surface includes leveling out spackle, joint-compound patches and flattening ridges around nail holes. Proper sanding removes all burrs and rough spots in your trim, for the perfect paint job.

Sand the walls from the baseboard to the ceiling with fine grit sanding paper on a sanding pole. Then sand horizontally along the baseboard and ceiling. Don’t put a lot of pressure on the sanding pole or the head can flip over and damage the wall. Sand woodwork with a sanding sponge to get into crevices.

Put the time into the prep work, and the time spent on the actual painting of your house will be shortened and much more enjoyable. Every time you attack one of those surface imperfections, you are actually perfecting the final product which is the professional painting of your house, home or business.

If you need help with your professional paint job in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins, or anywhere in Weld and Larimer County and Northern Colorado call True Transformations Painting today for a FREE Estimate (970) 301-8927
True Transformations Painting – Greeleys Premier Painting Company

Call Today for a FREE consultation 970-301-8927

* True Transformations Painting, Jerry King and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as professional painting or handyman advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and advise in all painting and handyman matters.

** True Transformations Panting services the entire Northern Colorado Front Range area including Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Platteville, Gilcrest, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Johnstown, Milliken and all surrounding areas.