Painting rooms in your house is one the quickest and most inexpensive ways to give your house a facelift with spectacular results. Before you get started, there are a few things you should know – things that will make your job much easier and ensure your painting project turns out perfectly.
Important steps to follow before you paint.
Paint colors are a great tool to use to bring about change in the mood and interior design of your home. Before you start painting walls, it’s important to choose the right color. However, you might find that choosing paint colors is not an easy task. If you’ve ever visited the painting section of a hardware store, you know how overwhelming the options can be. But, no matter how overwhelmed you might feel, do not choose white or beige.
Don’t be afraid of color, experiment to see what works. If you are unsure which color will look good on your walls, purchase a few samples and take them home to do a test. Make sure you evaluate your color samples in the room where it will be used so you can see the colors in the room’s natural as well as artificial light. You might be surprised at what colors you actually like, and what colors benefit a particular room in your house.
Another important factor to consider before painting walls is the finish, or sheen.
Basically, there are three types of finishes to choose from: high gloss paint finish, a flat paint finish and an eggshell finish. High gloss finishes are very durable and easier to clean, but they are not widely used. A flat paint finish offers a dull, matte look with no shine. Most times, an eggshell finish is a great option. The slight sheen and is used for painting walls in bedrooms, living spaces and offices and does not offer a harsh look.
Once you have your paint colors and finishes chosen, the next step is to have them professionally applied to your walls. By using the services of a professional painting contractor, you’ll have your walls painted with less time and effort, yet, the paint job will get done faster and you’ll be pleased with the quality of the job.