Category: Paint

Beautifying Your Home, From the Inside-Out

Posted: June 1, 2016

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Your house should be a place where you can truly unwind and recharge after your day. You come home, kick off your shoes, and pick a room to settle in. Which one is your favorite? Maybe the family room is, because there’s a comfy place to relax and you’re surrounded by mementoes of special times… Read more »

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Budgeting for Exterior Painting – How Do You Know When it’s Time?

Posted: March 16, 2015

With spring upon us, homeowners find themselves facing a daunting list of home improvement projects and the even more daunting task of budgeting for them. When it comes to home improvement projects, like painting, it can become a little overwhelming so here’s a guide to help with the budgeting process: Costs can add up when… Read more »

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Colorado Springs Hail Damage to House Paint

Posted: March 14, 2017

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As a homeowner in Colorado Springs, you are probably well aware of our yearly battle with hail. From April to September storms accompanied by hail can cause costly damage to your home and leave it exposed to further damage down the line. Yes, your home is built to withstand the elements, but what happens when… Read more »

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Cost For Exterior House Painting in Denver

Posted: April 3, 2015

Whats the cost for exterior house painting in Denver? It’s a common question we get all the time, so you are not alone in wondering. How much would you charge to paint my house by square feet? What does the average house cost to paint? Is there a way for me to calculate the cost… Read more »

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Rrrrruff! Denver Furry Scurry May 7th

Posted: May 2, 2016

There’s a good chance there’s a pup around somewhere to greet you with a wagging tail and big, canine smile the minute you walk into the Vivax Pros office. Our love for furry ones and commitment to serving the communities we work in combine beautifully at the Furry Scurry, presented in Denver’s Washington Park by… Read more »

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Easy DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Posted: May 3, 2016

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re like most people you’ve probably left getting a present to the last minute. For whatever reason buying gifts for the woman that raised you can be terribly stressful however this Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be. We’ve compiled a few ideas for easy, thoughtful gifts… Read more »

Factors for Choosing a Denver House Painting Company

Posted: May 4, 2015

With so many house painting companies in the Denver area, how do you know when you’re choosing the right one? There are many important components to consider before choosing a painting company.  Choosing the right painters can make all the difference in the outcome of your project. Whether it be interior or exterior painting, there… Read more »

Fort Collins Painters

Posted: August 9, 2017

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Since Vivax Pros was founded by Colorado native, Jeremiah Owens in 2004, our team of CSU alumni have been advocates for expanding Vivax to offer painting in Fort Collins. As a growing company we have focused on creating the perfect client experience, using the best products for the Colorado climate, and protecting and beautifying homes… Read more »

Growing Together at the Rocky Mountain Tree Festival

Posted: April 23, 2016

When exploring the Colorado landscape, our shared appreciation for the outdoors is no secret. There is a strong, enduring relationship between our healthy, happy communities and the blooming elements of nature. And happy neighbors make for a thriving neighborhood, right? To celebrate Earth Day here in Colorado, communities all around our state have shared in… Read more »

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Hail Tips from Vivax Pros

Posted: September 26, 2017

*psst, want to see what a full reroof looks like in under than 4 minutes? Check out this awesome timelapse video one of our clients made for us!* When hail hits, it hits hard and fast. But sometimes it can feel like the chaos is just beginning after that storm rolls through. From cleaning up… Read more »

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Home Improvement Projects this Fall? Get Started NOW

Posted: March 16, 2015

Homeowners know a thing or two about the maintenance a home requires. It seems like there’s always something to do; either the deck needs to be re-stained, the sun has faded the paint you once loved or hail has left your gutters looking like they have the chicken pox. To make it worse it seems… Read more »

House Painting in Denver

Posted: February 25, 2017

Denver house painting, specifically exterior painting in Denver requires a professional painter that is truly in a league of their own. Due to Denver’s rich history, diversity, and local vibrancy you can find loads of different styles of homes all intermingling with each other on a single street. This means finding a painter in Denver… Read more »

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How to Keep Your Home on Trend Without Breaking the Bank

Posted: January 13, 2016

It’s definitely true what they say, the older you get the fast time flies because I swear it was JUST yesterday we were looking at winter and now it seems Spring will be here before we know it. With each new year we get a fresh look at that season’s “it” colors and Pantone has… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Painter- Why Vivax Pros

Posted: April 3, 2015

Few things have changed since this video was taken in 2009. We’ve stayed with the same model of taking care of clients first, building a passionate and hard working team, giving back to the community (We now have a whole program called Vivax Pro Boosters!) and making every house a Vivax Home! Your Neighbor Chose… Read more »

Paint Before Selling Your House – Interior and Exterior

Posted: March 18, 2015

Are you looking at putting your house on the market or maybe just wanting to increase the value of your investment? Here are the best home improvement projects to increase curb appeal and get a greater return on home. Repaint Rooms. Paint with your buyers in mind. By using neutral colors throughout your home you… Read more »

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Paint Colors Advice – Don’t Wait to Paint the House!

Posted: March 16, 2015

It’s August which means that painting season is in full swing! Summer seems like the ideal time to get outside and give the exterior of your home a little TLC but that doesn’t mean you should neglect the interior of your home! It’s the perfect time to reorganize and refresh for the coming change in… Read more »

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Painting and Dealing With the HOA

Posted: August 17, 2010

Sometimes it can be a headache dealing with your Home Owners Association. Of course they’re looking out for the best interests of the neighborhood but in some cases that comes at your expense! Useful Tips: First thing to do is find out the name of your HOA and the management company that they use. From… Read more »

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Painting and Dealing With the HOA: Part 2 – Color Approval

Posted: August 20, 2010

Some helpful pointers and things you should know about color approval: – Just because your neighbor was approved for the colors, doesn’t mean you will be. One example of this may be if a house to your left, right, behind or in front of you has the color scheme you want, there’s a chance you… Read more »

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Prep NOW to Avoid the Headaches Later

Posted: July 30, 2010

If you have the itch to get out there and do some house painting on your own, you’d better make sure you know what you’re doing! And it all starts with the prep work. A fair metaphor for painting prep work: A strong prep job for painting is what a strong education is to a… Read more »

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Prepping Your Home for Paint

Posted: April 4, 2016

There are over 1,100 painters in Colorado.  How can you be sure the company you chose won’t be the one to leave you with a half decent job for a over-inflated price?  The answer, is in the painter’s preparation. Here at Vivax Pros we proudly boast Colorado’s strongest warranty program.   We would not be able… Read more »

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Recommended Tools for Painting Your House

Posted: July 30, 2010

Paint Scraper, Putty Knife, Sandpaper/Sanding Block, Stiff Brush, Power Washer, Ladders, Sprayer Spray vs Brush Method of Application: Jeremiah Owen of Vivax Pro Painting, also known as Hey Paint Guy, says it depends on the type of surface. “Cedar for instance is porous and has linear grains so you’ll want to brush or spray and… Read more »

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Spot it Early: How to Know When to Paint your Home

Posted: March 15, 2016

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Here at Vivax, we believe that the first step to fixing a problem, is learning about it.  We take great pride in our work and although it may sound silly, we find that a thorough knowledge of products, processes and our client’s needs have allowed us to be successful.  Likewise, we make it our job… Read more »

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Spring Cleaning: Preparing your Home for Warmer Weather

Posted: January 4, 2016

After the busy holiday season and celebrating a new year, warmer weather is on the horizon! As spring approaches, now is a great time to start planning for exterior paint projects. We encourage homeowners to asses their homes to see the condition of both paint and siding. Vivax wants to give you a quick checklist… Read more »

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Spring Cleaning Checklist To Prep Your House For Paint

Posted: February 6, 2017

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When the phrase, “spring cleaning,” comes up, painting should too! Painting a home is a smart investment for any homeowner to make. It can ensure that the home is protected from the elements, keeps its beautiful appearance, and retains its value. Having a step-by-step guide can help you make sure your painting project gets finished… Read more »

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Take Advantage of the Winter – Plan Now

Posted: November 5, 2018

Painting season is over but it doesn’t mean the planning is. Spring time seems like a great time to get the paint estimates started and get the ball rolling but it’s actually too late to accomodate your timeline by then. We start scheduling during the winter months so that way homeowners can get a head… Read more »

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The Green House Painter – We Recycle!

Posted: March 18, 2015

It’s not easy being green! But we are trying our best. All of us are pretty proud to live in this awesome state. The environment is a huge priority and keeping our natural habitats intact is a huge priority! And most people don’t think about painting or painters when they think of the environment. We… Read more »

The Science of Social Media Marketing

Posted: July 30, 2010

WOW! Who would’ve guessed the science that goes into social media marketing? Like the gazillion other companies out there, we have turned to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others to help get the word out. Take Facebook for example…what was once a casual site for keeping in touch online has now turned into a mass media… Read more »

Three Golden Rules – Pressure Washing, Prepping and Choosing Paint

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Golden Rule for Pressure Washing Rinse the house. Get rid of everything that shouldn’t be on a house! For the paint to adhere to the surface and really soak in, the siding/wood needs to be clean. Golden Rule for Prepping: All about sealing the surfaces (Exterior) and protecting the areas where you don’t want paint… Read more »

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To Paint or Not to Paint, That is the Question

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You’ve explored the art of painting. You’ve exhausted yourself searching the internet for “How-to” videos. And you’ve walked the outside of the house scratching your head in anticipation of painting on your own. You’re next thought: Forget it, I’m bringing in a pro. No big deal, you’ve decided that the value of your time in… Read more »

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Two Things That Make an Impact on Whether or Not to Paint Yourself

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Painting is the quickest and most affordable way to add value to your home. Do you do it yourself, or hire a pro? 1. Money. Have you considered all the necessary costs? Tools in addition to the paint (not discounted) brings the job close to 50% of what you can hire a painter for. Pro’s… Read more »

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Use Technology Whenever You Can! Hello iPad

Posted: August 25, 2010

Recently our technology treat has been the iPad. Wow, what a difference this mini computer can make for a business. For those who aren’t familiar with mini computer, Apple says it’s, “The best way to experience the web, email, photos, and video. Hands down.” Whether that’s the case or not, it’s definitely going to be… Read more »

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