If the interior of your home hasn't had a fresh coat of paint in a few years, and you're ready for a change, now's the perfect time to get started. However, you do need to take steps to ensure success. If you've never painted your home before or you haven't been happy with previous results, read the list provided below. You'll find four tips to ensure quality results for your interior paint.
Hire a Painting Contractor
If you've always taken the do-it-yourself approach to your residential painting projects, now's the time to make a change. Hire a professional painting contractor. You might not realize this, but you'll get much better results when you hire a contractor for your project. First, a contractor will use the right tools for the project. Second, they'll get the job done in less time. Finally, they'll make sure you're satisfied with the results.
Choose the Right Finish
Now that you're ready to paint the interior of your home, you'll want to choose the right finish. When you're painting the exterior of your home, you don't need to worry about the finish. However, that's not the case with the interior of your home. There are three types of finishes to choose from: flat, satin, and semi-gloss. Flat and satin finishes are best for your bedrooms and living rooms. Semi-gloss is best for rooms that will be exposed to moisture and that need to be wiped clean from time to time. If you're not sure what type of finish to choose, talk to your painting contractor. They can help you select the right finish for each room in your home.
Consider the Energy
When it comes to painting the interior of your home, you want to choose the color carefully. This is especially important where energy is concerned. You might not know this, but colors all bring their own type of energy flow to a room. For instance, if you're looking for a calming effect in a room, you'll want to choose from shades of blue, yellow, or green. However, if you want to add energy and light to a room, choose from shades of red or orange. Yellow can also be used where you want to add some vibrance.
Hide the Blemishes
Finally, if you're going to paint the interior of your home, you want to start with a clean slate. The best way to do that is to apply a base coat of primer. Primer helps to hide the blemishes and imperfections that can leave your fresh coat looking less than perfect.
Reach out to an interior painting professional for more information.