How to Select Paint - House Painting
Selecting paint is a very personal choice for most people. Many factors need to be considered when it comes to house painting. And with so many colors of paint available, choosing a color can feel like an impossible task.
At Marco Island Painting Inc. we work with our customers in the Marco Island area to help them find the best paint for the job. Usually it starts with a number of questions, including:
- What area do you want to be painted?
- How visible is the area you want to be painted? Or, how frequently will it be seen by others?
- How is the area used?
- Do you have small children or pets?
We've not yet gotten to color, but these questions can help us determine the needed quality and sheen for your Marco Island area home. Homeowners will often want to have a higher quality paint used in a room more frequently visited by others, like the living room, than they will want to use in a child's bedroom. We'll take that into account.
Sheen is important when you are thinking through how to select paint. You'll want to consider how the room is used and how much you like, or don't like, shiny walls. A gloss or semi-gloss paint can work well in kitchens and play rooms as they'll be easier to wipe clean and will stand up to some "abuse." But, if you don't like shiny walls you won't like gloss or semi-gloss paint.
You may love the effect a flat or matte paint can give a room, but it's important to know that they won't be quite as easy to clean.
Most customers will settle on satin or eggshell when house painting. Some people love, and always use, one or the other. Other customers will choose one or the other depending on the room, using satins for kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms, and eggshell for living rooms, dining rooms and adult bedrooms.
That brings us to what is most often the challenging part when selecting paint for a home - choosing the color. Again, we'll ask some questions:
- What type of style is your house, or do you want it to be? Traditional, contemporary, modern, farmhouse?
- What is your overall preference for paint - warm, cool, other?
- How will the area to be painted tie in to the rest of your home?
- Do you have a focal point for the room that you want to complement?
- Do you want to stay on trend? Would you prefer your home to look timeless, or to match up to a specific style?
These are just some of the many questions that you'll want to ask yourself when you are considering color for house painting projects. We can say that most customers end up being most happy when they factor in the feeling they are trying to create throughout the house instead of just picking a color they like for one room.
It can be easy for homeowners to fall into the current trend. This can be fine if the trend is likely to hold up or if the homeowner doesn't mind painting their home every couple of years. Other customers will be focused on keeping within the style of their home or creating a timeless look that will hold up over many years.
Ultimately, you'll want to pick a color that works for you. Unless, of course, your purpose for painting is to sell the home or rent out the space. There are many, many resources for you to look at when considering how to select paint - here are a few good ones:
Many people choose to paint their ceilings white or off-white, and that's certainly fine. But, if you are considering a renovation, or just a different look for a room, don't forget about the ceiling. Painting the ceiling can help a room look bigger, or smaller. It can add a swanky feel or a touch of formality. Either way, homeowners usually find that painting a ceiling is much more difficult than painting a wall. So, give Marco Island Painting Inc. a call and we'll save you the time, as well as the aches and pains.
Selecting paint or stain for the other surfaces inside or outside your home, office building or rental property can be just as challenging. While the designers on television can make creating a unified look seem easy, at Marco Island Painting Inc. we know it can be much harder in reality. When you work with us, we'll rely on our knowledge, expertise and experience to help you select the paint, stain or other finish that will work best for you.
If you live in Marco Island, Naples, Golden Gate, Old Naples, North Naples and are looking for professional help for a house painting project, give us a call today. We'll be happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.
Call us today at 239-642-0905 or request a free estimate
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Marco Island Painting is very professional and do a fabulous job! Communication is excellent and I would recommend them for any painting project commercial or residential.
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