Whether you’re moving into a new house or just need a change in appearance, feeling satisfied with the color/s of your walls is essential. The walls’ colors set the tone of a room and even alter one’s perception of its size. Here are some important considerations for every homeowner when purchasing their house paint.
There are solvent-based and water-based types of paint. Solvent-based paints tend to take longer to dry, while water-based paints are much easier to clean up. The right type of sheen will depend on the kind of traffic that is typical for the room. If you have energetic kids, for example, gloss is highly recommended because it is one of the toughest types. Semi-gloss, while less shiny but just as durable, is better for shutters and door casings.
Satin, also known as “low-luster,” is very easy to clean; flat paint, on the other hand, is highly effective at covering up minor imperfections in walls. To experiment, it’s recommended to paint a small patch of a wall in direct sunlight to see how different choices hold up.
The type of paint you’ll decide to use may restrict your color selection, so it’s best to decide on the type before narrowing your color choices down. Again, a highly-durable type of paint such as enamel paint will be best for high-traffic areas. The more developed your plan is ahead of time, the better job professional painting contractors can do for your home.
Pay attention to the way your walls look now, as it will help the decision-making process when improving them. Whether or not you will integrate different styles will also affect the job; if you are leaving the walls of one room intact, for example, you should consider how the room’s color/s will coincide with the hallway. Some colors and textures simply do not go together. But don’t fret if it seems too much to handle – professional painting contractors are there to help you every step of the way.
Another important consideration is for a room’s current paint job: what if you like its appearance the way it is, but want to refine it? Matching already-existing paint colors is not as easy as it seems, so it’s best to consult professional painters on the issue rather than attempt to handle it yourself.
The effect of light, both natural and artificial, can be just as strong as that of paint. As the earth turns, sunlight casts numerous shadows and hits a room at many different angles, and can even cause a room’s colors to fade over time. Dark, exotic colors may look great at night, but they will certainly make the room look much different during the day. Consider how a room looks at all times of the day before making any final decisions.
Finally, it’s absolutely essential to consider all basic costs. Interior paints, depending on their quality, can cost as much as $50 per gallon, and gallons add up. With the additional costs for painting supplies, getting in touch with professional painting contractors is never a bad idea. In fact, it’s the best way to ensure that the job is done right the first time and no costly additions or do-overs will be needed.
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