No matter what time of year you decide to refresh the interior of your home with a new coat of paint, unlike some remodeling projects, painting tends to be disruptive to the household routine. Perhaps that is why so many homeowners choose to secure the services of a house painter to get this task done efficiently and professionally in no time at all, so life can return to normal.
While an expert residential house painter will surely be able to assist you in deciding what types of paint finish and colors you need, you know that you have already been scanning the internet for articles on trending paint colors, as well as collecting those paper paint chips at the home improvement store. No worries… research is important.
But, in your query to determine the particulars for the paint project, be sure to have a complete understanding of the different paint finishes and their durability for your purposes. Here are the criteria to familiarize yourself with the lingo of “all things paint” before scheduling the initial consultation with a house painter in Nassau County.
Whether you repaint the entire interior of your home, or just one room, always buy the best paint. Sure, you could save a little money by going with a generic brand, but there is no guarantee that the paint will have the durability of a better brand. If you employ a professional house painter, defer to him or her on their favorite brand. Additionally, there might be discounts afforded to a painter that you might not be privy to.
Be mindful of any blemishes that may need to be covered before the paint is applied. For those instances, a primer might be utilized to ensure even coverage. Additionally, in damp and humid rooms, such as a bathroom, a mildew-resistant primer is often used to keep that pesky mildew from creeping into your paint color down the road.
If you employ a professional painter, that person will no doubt come with a collection of favorite paintbrushes, and special rollers, all which he or she knows will do the job without leaving brush marks, or worse yet, bristles left behind on that fresh new canvas of paint. If you are doing the job yourself, buy the most-professional type equipment possible; don’t scrimp here either.
Once you, or your professional painter, have determined what prep work must precede the paint job; it is now time to pick the paint finish. While the wall colors in the individual rooms are largely based upon personal preference, the finish is equally important since you want those walls, baseboards and trim to look as good in a few years as they do on the day that the painting project is completed. To that end, it is important to understand what finish is best for each room. The finish comes into play, not only for durability, but for the amount of paint that must be purchased. For example, low-gloss and eggshell finishes will go further than flat finishes, plus you’ll get much more mileage from a can of high-gloss paint than a can of flat finish paint.
Here are some of the finishes available, beginning with the most-matte working up to the glossiest:
There you have it. Did you know there were so many other considerations besides just picking a pretty paint color? Well, you know now, and whether it is a DIY project, or you hire a contractor, you are more knowledgeable about types of paint now than ever before.