COLORado – Colors that Inspire

A little known fact…Lotus Painting provides color consultation services for our customers.  Our customers love Colorado, and they want their home to reflect it.  At Lotus Painting, we’re here to help make those personal color choices easier.  What better way to do that than to use color palettes inspired by Colorado landscapes.  Here’s our latest from a mountain bike ride I took on Green Ridge Road.


Fort Collins Painting inspired by Green Ridge Road


Painting Lingo Translated

Just like any profession, painting has words or phrases that are all their own.  Here’s a few definitions to help you translate and sift through bids from Fort Collins painting companies like Lotus Painting.


  • Sheen:  different levels of light reflectivity value (LRV) on a surface that range from flat or matte to eggshell, satin, semi-gloss or gloss
  • Sash: the portion of the window that moves
  • Base & Case: base is the wood trim that runs along the wall adjacent to the floor; and case, or casement, is the wood trim around the outside of a window or door jam flush against a wall
  • Skipper/Holiday:  a missed spot in the paint job
  • Run:  when paint is over applied, can’t soak into the surface and runs off



Fire Victims Beware – How to Attract the Right Contractors for Your Work

If you’ve been the victim of a natural disaster, like the High Park fire, the last thing you want to worry about is being taken advantage of after you’ve survived such a traumatizing event.  Check out this article for a list of good tips to help you pick out the right, qualified contractors to help you.  We at Lotus Painting, a reputable Fort Collins Painting company, have picked out a few of the best tips below.

• Don’t be in a hurry. It may take a while for local contractors to get around to you and you may be frustrated. That is understandable. But scammers understand this too and will attempt to manipulate these feelings of frustration to your detriment. Don’t be pressured into making a decision.

• Find out if the company uses their own workers or if they hire individual, third-party sub-contractors. It is very important to know exactly who will be doing the work and who is responsible if something goes wrong.

• Do not hire a contractor who asks you to pay a large amount upfront before work begins. It’s best to stagger payments according to the work schedule.

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