Home Painting Recommendations For A Successful Home Improvement Project

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Home Painting Recommendations For A Successful Home Improvement Project

17 August 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Painting your home interior is a necessity every few years as you live in and use your home. The walls, ceilings, doors, baseboards, and other painted surfaces can begin to wear off in areas from use and show scratches and dents within the wall, and you will need to keep up on with maintenance and repainting the interior to restore the finish. As you look at painting your home interior, here are some tips to help you as you prepare and have this task completed.

Choose Your Paint and Color

When you plan to paint your home's interior, in addition to restoring the paint finish of your interior, you also have the option to change up the color of your home's walls. The color of your walls can have a big impact on the feeling and mood in your home and can contribute to an entirely different design and scheme in your home. So when you are ready to repaint your home, look at selecting a color that will work well for your design and also look great within the space.

Paint colors that are lighter in shade and color can make the room appear larger just with the way the color reflects light. If you choose to go with a darker color, this will absorb light in the room and make the room feel smaller. For example, if you paint the interior of a room a dark green color, the room will feel and look visibly smaller. However, if you paint it yellow or light grey, the room will appear larger and brighter.

Also, look at the right type of paint finish for the room and its use. For example, if you are painting the kitchen or a bathroom where you will need to wipe down the walls to clean them or to prepare for the presence of higher humidity in the room, look to paint with a satin or a semi-gloss. Talk to your painting professional for recommendations on a durable paint brand that will last for many years.

Paint in the Right Order

When you have selected the right paint and color and are ready to begin, be sure you apply the paint in a room in the right order. It is easiest to paint the ceiling first, then the walls, followed by the baseboard and trim. The reason for this is because if you are masking off surfaces, you will only need to mask the baseboard and trim when you paint the surfaces in this order. This process allows you to paint over any mistakes as you paint the following section.

If you need help painting your house, contact a painting company such as Albrecht & Son LLC.