4 Things to Consider for Home Interior Painting

House Painting PlansWhat are some of the first things to consider when painting the interior of a house? Aside from the time and effort involved, there are a number of other important factors to consider, which is why smart people hire skilled, professional residential painters to handle the hassles and do the job right. Consult with a home interior painting expert.

What to Decide Before Home Interior Painting Starts:

1. Theme – Do you have a theme in the house? Do you have several? Some people tend to match the interior of their house with the outside architecture, while others don’t feel the need to meld the two. Many homeowners have several themes in their home, and sometimes even a different one for each room. Think of any and all possible themes you want and where, and decide on the colours that will suit them best.

2. Mood – Aside from thinking about what you want to see inside your house, you should also consider what you want to feel when you enter your personal space. Residential painters know from experience that most people usually think only of how a colour looks, and not how it affects their mood. Aside from visual appeal, it’s also important to think of the ambiance that you want to create. Imagine what you’d like to feel when you enter a particular room in your house—then think of what colours make you feel that way, and narrow it down from there.

Some people prefer cool colours like sea green, pale blue, or classic white for their bedrooms, for example, to help them feel relaxed. In contrast, game rooms may be painted a vivid red to encourage a fun and lively atmosphere, while some men like their studies to be a warm but masculine earth tone or a rich, charcoal grey.

3. Texture – These days, paint doesn’t only come in a multitude of choices for colour, but for texture applications, as well. There are plenty of tools, such as special rollers and sponges, to create particular effects that can be used in order to liven up a room and give walls and other surfaces extra interest and character. A company in the know about the latest home interior painting techniques can suggest and show you examples of texture effects you’d never even imagined.

4. Budget – It’s easy to underestimate the amount of paint needed for proper coverage and then end up going over the planned budget for more supplies. Some types of paint need several coats—but a great deal depends on the type of paint being used, its depth of colour, and even the kind of surface being covered. Professionals experienced in home interior painting will know exactly how to budget effectively for the requirements of your project, trim included.

Painting your home’s interior doesn’t have to be a super complicated process. At the end of the day, it is your home, and you will be living in it. When hiring professionals experienced in home interior painting, communicate your preferences and any concerns as early as possible, in order to get the desired results.

Vancouver painter and contractor Peter Byrne“PETER BYRNE is the owner and hands-on manager of Kassel Painting Limited. In the last two decades he has run over 1500 painting projects totalling $5.5M. There is little that can go right (or wrong) on a job-site he has not seen, solved, and lived to talk about.”

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