Every homeowner deals with the challenge of how to make the interior of their home special. The quickest and most cost-effective solution is to give your space a fresh coat of paint. Whether you are updating a living room, dining room, bedroom or kitchen, there are many things to consider when starting any interior paint project.
Homeowners often think that a painting the inside of their home could easily be a DIY project. However, the advantage of hiring a professional painter is that you will end up saving money, because the interior paint project will be done by someone with more expertise and better efficiency.
The cost savings can be large or small, depending on your budget and the number of rooms that need painting. Most professional painters will provide you with an estimate that considers all the important parameters of the interior paint project – room type and size, selection of paint finish, room prep, cleanup and project timing.
Of course, selecting the right paint shade for a room can be overwhelming because there are so many beautiful shades to choose from. Wondering where to start? We suggest considering both the size and type of your room first, the amount of natural light in the space, and of course, your desired color palette.
The paint color will always be determined after you consider size and type of room you are painting. For larger rooms, like the living room, it’s important that you know where the furniture will be placed and which remaining walls can be used as focal points. For instance, if your living room is a rectangle and at one of the short ends of it is a fireplace, that would be considered a focal point in the room.
It’s also wise that you consider the function of each room and how often it will be used in both daytime and nighttime. Smaller rooms definitely benefit from a lighter color palette so they appear larger when painted. The paint will look different during each time of day and you will want to compare how it looks in natural and artificial sunlight.
It’s important to choose a color palette that matches the style of the rest of your home. It’s smart to test out your paint colors before you invest in buying gallons. Whatever color palette you have in mind, make sure you bring physical paper paint samples home to make sure you like the way it looks in the room. When you narrow down the paper samples, choose three or four paint colors to test on your walls before you hire a professional painter.
After all of these things have been considered, then you can easily call a professional painter in your area to start your interior paint project. Remember to get references from other homeowners and also choose someone who is eager to point out the challenges ahead of time. It’s always possible to paint the interior of your home – especially when you hire the right painting professional.
At J.Canabe, our painting experts will work with you to determine the best way to execute your interior paint project. We will create the proper timing and choose the best paint for your project within your budget. Contact us today to learn more about our services – we’re here to answer your painting questions!