I found DECA on HomeAdvisor while searching for a contractor to price out painting my new condo. Carlos from DECA was prompt and came out that week to give me an estimate. What I didn't realize was that Carlos and his team were also full scale remodelers doing flooring, plumbing, electrical (new outlets, ceiling fans, pendant lights, etc.) in addition to painting. I got estimates from 6 firms, and it made the most sense to proceed with Carlos and his team since they could do everything I needed done, within a very short 2-3 week time period. I also thought their estimate was very fair and in line with the others. Plus, his thought process was def aligned with the things I wanted to do, and I got the vibe he would be a good fit for this project. This was my first condo purchase and remodel, and needless to say, we have all heard the stories of contractors that donÃ¢ÂÂt show up, do sloppy work, go way over budget, or disappear after getting some money. I am here to tell you, Carlos and his team at DECA were great from beginning to end. They were there to get the job done, and any issue or questions I had along the way, Carlos was happy to answer or solve, in person or via text. He was also very prompt in all communications. DECA painted my entire place, from doors, to walls & ceilings, and all vents, ripped up and redid my kitchen and bathroom floors, installed a new toilet, bathroom vanity, regrouted my tub, installed ceiling fans, pendant lights, redid my island and counter tops complete with an under mounted sink, and even helped me turn my coat closet into a cocktail/bar closet by removing the door, installing my wine fridge (where he ran new electric for), a quartz countertop (cut from the larger slab I used in kitchen) and painted the interior as I described to him. If they ever had a question or concern, Carlos would text or call me for clarification. I consider myself VERY lucky to have made the right decision in the project. All of his 5 star reviews on this site are legit and well-deserved. I am more than thrilled with the results of his work and would not hesitate to use him in the future. If you are looking for a contractor you can trust, DECA is the place. It's the little things: The last day, as Carlos was finishing up some minor things, I was bumbling around trying to change out the locks on my front doorhe noticed I'm not great at anything involving tools, and quickly took over and did it for me. I had some extra materials to take back for a refund at Floor & Decorhe stopped what he was doing, and grabbed boxes of tile, and helped me load them to my car without me asking. Cleaned the place after done -- enough that I could move in without having to worry about it. I had a screen from one of the bedroom windows sitting on the floor, and they popped it into place for me mentioning. Thanks Carlos! House Painting Thornton
You’ll spend between $500 and $3,000 or $1 to $3.50 per square foot to paint concrete. However, expect to pay $2 to $7 per square foot since concrete almost always needs a coat of primer first. Double that price if the concrete requires stripping. Concrete is porous. Sealing it not only helps blend foundations and walls with your home’s aesthetic, but also seals it against water. Repairing or resurfacing concrete costs $300 to $500 for every 100 square feet. Thornton Home Painting
Can you balance blues, whites, and reds on a home exterior without going the full-on patriotic red, white, and blue route? Taylor Cabot, a Portland, Oregon architect, did just that with his 1923 cottage. Saying that he most decidedly "did not want the house to look like an American flag," he went with a deeper, shadier blue for the main body of the house. The red, too, was not a bright patriotic red but, like the blue, was shaded down into a darker maroon. Thornton House Painting
A single gallon of paint can run anywhere from $20 to $80 per gallon. Professionals get a contractor discount of anywhere from 25 to 50 percent. For rough siding, like stucco, you’ll need to use 10% to 20% more paint. Some textures, like wood and stucco, require extra paint because they have more surface to cover in a tiny area compared to smooth siding. Use the highest quality exterior paint your budget will allow for your project. It will look the nicest and save you money by offering better coverage and durability. Better coverage means fewer coats and fewer work hours. You’ll also go a few years longer without needing to shell out more cash for a new coat. How do you know how much paint you're paying for? Here's some helpful math: Thornton Home Painting
Prepping a house costs anywhere from $0.50 to $2.50 per square foot. This is almost always included in the total project price. However, the DIYer might negotiate some discounts for completing this work on their own. Be warned, proper prep is key to the quality and durability of the finish. If you do this work yourself, the contractor might no guarantee to finished product. Thornton House Painting
Choose the best quality paint you can afford; it lasts longer. Experts estimate that the outside of a house should be painted every 5-7 years, but less-expensive paint may start peeling or fading in 4 years or less while really high-quality paint will hold up a bit longer. Better Homes & Gardens describes and compares the different types of exterior paint while FastFacts.com reviews specific brands.