Are you thinking of investing in interior painting to enhance your property’s aesthetics and market value? Painting your home can be one of the easiest and most budget-friendly makeover projects – if you know how to do it right. For this reason, it’s essential to conduct thorough research and get the basics down before getting started.
Fortunately, EcoStar Remodeling and Construction professionals have compiled a list of things all property owners must know before scheduling an interior painting service. Let’s take a look at what these include:
1. Prepping the House
Before you start the interior painting process, it’s important to prep your home. Prepping the house will ensure your floorings, furniture, and fixtures are safe during the process. Add plastic sheets and tape on anything in the house that can be damaged due to paint. It is a good idea to hire professional home painters who can efficiently prep your property before the service.
2. Choosing Colors
Don’t be scared of choosing bold colors and hues for your home. However, it’s good to create contrasts between the interior design and the room’s colors. You can choose a color scheme, base it on the color wheel, create contrasts between the furniture and the walls, or follow the 60-30-10 rule.
It’s a good idea to test the paint color on a small portion of the wall to see how it looks after drying out. You can also ask your home painter to provide you samples of the current trendy color themes.
3. The Finish or Sheen
The finish or sheen added after the paint is as important as the paint itself. Adding sheen to your paint will make it easier to clean the walls and maintain them. However, this also means that your walls’ imperfections will be highlighted. Talk to a professional before making a final decision on whether to go matte or add a high-gloss color.
4. Buying the Right Quantity
Of course, quality is an extremely important factor when choosing interior paint. However, it would help if you also determined how much paint is required. Buying too much paint will add to the total cost, and it will unnecessarily increase your expenses. Measure the square footage of the rooms you want to paint and make a purchase accordingly.
In addition, you should also consider whether or not you will prime the walls before painting them. Adding a primer means only one coat of paint will be sufficient. On the contrary, you may need to double coat the walls if you don’t use a primer.
5. Roller vs. Paint Brush
While rollers make the job a lot easier, using a brush before going in with a paint roller is advised. This will ensure that all the tiny nooks and crannies are covered. You should also clean the brushes and the rollers before you start working on the interior paint. If any debris or dirt is stuck on these tools, the paint will look uneven.
6. Hire Professionals
Hiring professionals may seem like a costlier option until you go to the market to purchase tools, equipment, and paint. Professional painters have adequate market knowledge and access to the latest tools to help make the process both time- and cost-efficient. So if you want a hassle-free process, it’s best to leave the job to professional home painters.
Give Us a Call!
Do you want to schedule our interior painting service? Give EcoStar Remodeling & Construction a call on (214) 612-5331 and avail of our free estimates today. Our team of professional painters has years of experience and training to help you with the painting process according to your budget and preferences. So please hurry up and join our growing family now!