When to comes to the interior painting project in your home, many folks will solicit advice from co-workers, family, and friends. Where getting free advice is never a bad thing, blindly accepting myths as truths can be. Where most people mean well with what they believe is sound advice can actually negatively impact the outcome. In an effort to help you with your interior painting project, we at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc would like to take the opportunity to dispel some of the commonly heard myths.
Interior Paint Color & Painting Myths
Myth: White paint colors will make all rooms look brighter and more welcoming.
Where whites in fact reflect light, the potential brighter effect is possible. However, white is too institutional and selecting the use for every room in the home without any contrasting or complementing colors for the trim, flooring, accent piece, etc., will make the room lack the feeling of warmth and welcoming. If you want to enhance the brighter effect in your home, stick to the light and pale palettes to achieve the light-factor without sacrificing the homey effect.
Myth: You can cause a color mismatch by only touch up painting one wall after repairing damage.
Perhaps you have come to notice bubbling paint on one of the bathroom walls, or drywall need to be repaired in the hallway after the kids decided to take tumbling to indoor applications. Obviously, you will want to make the needed repairs and repaint the wall. Too many people believe that the fresh paint will not match the surrounding walls. Most typically keep their leftover paint for touch ups, even if you do not have enough, you can present the color paint to get more to paint the damaged wall. Where it may seem, the fresher paint won’t match up, once it is dried and the surrounding walls are wiped clean of dust and spots, it will be perfectly matched again. Even if you got your paint with a professional, you can still get the paint originally used.
Myth: It’s best to use low quality paint when prepping to sell your home.
When you plan on selling your home, you want it to look good to the buyers, which generally indicates a slight face-lift here, and a fresh coat of paint there. In an effort to save on cost, many sellers are encouraged to slap a coat of low-quality paint on the walls. In some states the banks require a home inspector, where other potential buyers still opt to invest in one before buying so they know what to expect from a new home. In any case, the home inspectors are trained and experienced to notice the quality of paint used on the walls. Where some may simply note the low-quality paint, others may clarify the cost of repainting with a high-quality paint, ultimately giving the buyer leverage to drop your asking price. If the walls need some TLC, either ensure the walls are cleaned and touched up or invest in a high-quality painting service; professionally done will ensure it is executed with precision, coverage, and smooth results.
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When it comes to the interior painting projects in your home in The Hamptons, New York, call in the specialists of L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc to get the project done right. Our experts are trained, experienced, and pride themselves on their workmanship; leaving you with phenomenal results.