Basement and Garage Painting Fort Collins

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Why Choose Horner Painting?

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More Than Just Home Painters

Horner Painting specializes in interior and exterior home painting – but we do so much more than that. We can tackle any painting job thrown our way, including garage and basement painting. Whether you have an unfinished basement, an old, dingy garage, or just want to update the look of your space, you can count on the crew at Horner to paint any and every part of your property!

Looking for a painting company outside of the Fort Collins area? No problem! We service homes and businesses all throughout Northern Colorado. For a complete list, please visit our service locations page.

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  • "The crew is fabulous. Very professional, kind, and easy to work with. Kept their appointments and finished quickly. Would recommend this company 100%!"
     --Lisa B.
  • "The crew did a fantastic job. Luis was the crew supervisor and he kept us in the loop the entire time. They went above and beyond what I expected. Second time we’ve used Horner Painting and will definitely use them again and will recommend them to my friends and neighbors."  -- Richard T.
  • "The team at Horner was super easy to work with and did a great job on the house! Also out of 3 quotes I received was the most affordable.
    Thanks!" --  Joseph F.

Garage Painting

Painting your garage is a great way to add value to your home and make an otherwise utilitarian space look much more attractive. If you use your garage as a space for recreational activities or hobbies, painting can help make it a more pleasant place to spend time.

At Horner Painting, we provide a variety of residential painting services including garage painting. From the initial prep and color consultation to the actual painting and clean-up, we make painting your garage quick and easy!

Looking to paint the outside of your garage? We can do that too! Whether you have a detached garage or you just want to refresh the look of your garage door, we can make your garage look brand new!

Basement Painting

Having your basement painted is a great way to improve the look and feel of your home. Whether your goal is to brighten up the space or give it a new look, painting your basement can significantly enhance its appearance. Not only will it look better, but it can also help to protect the structure of your home and increase its value.

Painting an entire basement can be a big job, especially compared to painting just one room in your home. Basements can also come with additional challenges such as when you need to paint concrete or address moisture issues. That’s why many homeowners choose to hire a professional.

At Horner Painting, we have over two decades of experience painting home interiors and rooms of all types including basements. We’ll help you transform your basement quickly and easily so that all you’ll have to do is sit back and think about what you’re going to do with all of that extra space.

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Interior Painting for Every Room in Your Home

Considering expanding your painting project beyond just the basement or garage? Whether you want to keep with your current color or give your interior space a brand new look, Horner has the experience and expertise necessary to ensure a flawless outcome. For more information, give us a call or check out our interior painting page.

Tips for Preparing Your Garage for Painting

Wipe Down Walls

The first step is to wipe down and clean your garage walls. Garages open up to the outside, so even if you’re diligent about keeping the door closed, dirt, dust, and other debris often find their way in. In order for your paint to apply evenly and adhere properly, it’s essential to wipe down any surfaces that will be painted. Just be careful not to scrub any walls too heavily. Since most garage walls are made of simple drywall, scrubbing too hard can actually cause permanent damage.

Repair Holes and Seal Cracks

Garage walls sustain a lot of abuse, so before you start painting, make sure to fix any holes or cracks. Doing so will not only make the finished job look better, but it will also make your paint job last longer and protect your walls from further damage.

Source an Interior Paint

Many people often wonder whether or not they should use an exterior or interior paint for their garage. Although garage walls tend to get abused more than interior walls, exterior paint is often unnecessary. That’s because it’s not exposed to the elements like your home’s exterior. Interior paint is also a better option because it’s safer. Exterior paint can contain some harsher chemicals that make it more resilient, but also unsafe for enclosed spaces.

Call to Get a Free Estimate on Your Project

If a home painting project is in your future, contact the 5-star painting company that has been serving Northern Colorado since 1999. Call Horner Painting today to get started on your free estimate.

Tips on How to Prepare Your Basement for Painting

Tidy Up as Much as Possible

Basements have a way of becoming a catch-all for all of your extra “stuff”. That’s why, before you begin painting, it’s a good idea to declutter, get rid of, or put away the things that are currently in your basement. Box up smaller items, cover big pieces of furniture, and downsize.
Take this opportunity to clear out the old so you can make room for a bright, new space.

Clean the Walls

Basements are notorious for collecting dust and dirt, and even if you can’t see it, some has surely collected on your walls. Cleaning your walls is essential to ensure that your paint adheres to the surface and applies evenly.

Seal Cracks and Crevices

Cracks and crevices are common in basements, but every effort should be made to seal them before painting. That’s because any gaps - no matter how small - can be a point of entry for moisture. And, where there’s moisture, particularly in a space with limited fresh air or sunlight, there’s usually mold and mildew. Even in the dry, Colorado, climate, mold is prevalent.

FAQs About Basement and Garage Painting

What is the best color to paint a garage?

A good rule of thumb is to stick with light, neutral colors. Although you may be tempted to paint it a bright or unique color you wouldn’t normally put inside of your home, keep in mind that neutrals are usually best for several reasons. First, light neutrals make a space look larger and cleaner. They’re also more universally accepted so if you ever decide to sell your home, potential buyers won’t be put off by an unusual color scheme.

How much will it cost to paint the exterior of my house?

Many factors go into determining the cost to paint the exterior of a home, such as size, type of paint, number of colors, amount of prep work needed, and so forth. At Horner, we offer free, no-obligation painting estimates so you know exactly how much your project will cost.

What sheen of paint is best for garage walls?

Paint comes in a variety of sheens with the most popular being flat, eggshell, satin, and semi-gloss. Flat paint has the lowest luster, but that also makes it hard to clean. In a high-traffic, often dusty or dirty space such as a garage, using paint that is easy to clean should be a top priority. Sem-gloss and gloss are the easiest to clean, but most people don’t like the high-shine look that it creates. That’s why satin is a good middle ground that will provide the look you want and the cleanability you need.

How much does it cost to paint a garage?

There are several factors that go into determining how much it will cost to paint your garage. Those factors include but are not limited to, square footage, type of paint, number of colors, and amount of prep work required.

Do you need to use a special type of paint in a basement?

The answer to this question is, “It depends”. If you have a fully-finished basement with drywall or already-painted walls, then you should just be able to use the standard interior paint you would use in other rooms of your home. If, however, your walls are unfinished, it may be a different story. For instance, if you have bare concrete walls, you’ll want to use paint specifically made for concrete. You may also want to consider using mold-resistant waterproofing paint, especially if your basement is older or prone to moisture or mold problems.

Call Horner for Basement and Garage Painting

If you’re ready to get started on your home improvement project, Horner Painting is here for you! We’re just a call or a click away. Horner Painting proudly provides painting services throughout Northern Colorado, offering services to our neighbors in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, Johnstown, Wellington, Severance, and Timnath. If you’re eager to improve your property, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote!

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