According to home design professionals and interior decorators, a home’s interior paint color reflects the owner’s tastes, moods, and can also effectively showcase or easily point out its good or bad features. Finding out just exactly how a home’s color works to relax the eye or fool the senses, will do a lot in helping you choose the right hue for your room.
While getting a contractor to paint your home’s interiors would be a much easier task, the sad part however is that, you probably won’t save that much money, even if you’ve already found someone who’s willing to do it for half the price. According to home-improvement experts, preparing for an interior paint job should probably be the worst part, as this phase is a quite tedious and time-consuming one. You need to psyche yourself up for a lot of scraping, patching, and sanding. These tough chores however, are required to fully attain a long-lasting and more appealing finish. Home painting experts also point out that poor surface preparation serves as the main reason for lackluster or substandard painting projects.
It’s a fact that paint serves as an affordable and reliable material available for upgrading and enhancing a room’s look. However, choosing the right paint color or colors is a major aspect of the process. To properly paint a room, start by checking out the room you’ll start painting on. The factors you need to consider are the amount and type of light it gets, what distinct architectural features are to be highlighted or drowned out, as well as the color of the room’s floor, and the color of the window coverings, if there are any. Afterwards, identify your goals for the specified room, and ask yourself whether you want it to look larger, lighter, cozier or smaller. The estimated project duration for a standard paint job would generally depend on what needs to be done.
Before beginning your room’s paint job, you need to first cover the furniture as well as the floors with old newspapers or drop cloths. In addition, remove the hardware, cover plates of the receptacles and switches if these are very near the work area. You should also protect ceiling fixtures, as well as cover any trim that you do not wish to repaint on. When doing all this, make sure that you wear safety goggles when scraping or sanding the surface area. After washing or sanding the area, wash the walls with soap and water, or bleach the portions where gray or green dots of mold appear.
When priming a specified room, do this by strictly following the paint manufacturer’s recommendations. You should know for a fact that some surfaces, like unpainted wood, require certain types of primer. It should also be noted that failure to utilize a primer will lead to a reduction in adhesion, as well as lead to the flaking and peeling of paint. Paint experts note that previously painted walls and ceilings usually will not require the use of a primer that is unless you are opting for a full color change, like painting white over red. A primer would also be good for covering visible stains.
While new paint won’t be able to hide all the imperfections of your room’s walls, it may however help to accentuate them, and in effect make any previously unseen dents or bumps show up easily. In order to avoid these errors, you may utilize a bright light to shine across the surface, to enable you to easily notice any inconsistencies or problem spots before you start to paint it over. To steer clear of any remaining discolorations from bleeding through for example, it would be best to seal the area with a stain-killing primer, to effectively hide any small imperfections.