it time for a change in the interior of your home? One
way you can change the ambiance of the rooms in your
house is to repaint them. Knowing painting preparation
and interior painting tips will make your job easier.P
the Right Colour:
isn't permanent. If you choose the wrong color or colors
for your home, you can always paint the rooms again.
However, a repaint job is the last thing that you want
to do, so pick your paint colors carefully.
you decide on your colors, consider the sizes of the
rooms that you are going to be painting. Do you want
to change the perception of space? Painting a small
room a dark color can make the room feel smaller than
it actually is. However, a darker color in a huge room
can make it feel more intimate.
consideration is whether you would like to paint all
your rooms the same color. Painting your whole house
the same color can lend your home a polished, finished
appearance. You can use accent colors, wall hangings
or furniture to add color interest to your monochromatic
the other hand, having different colors in your rooms
will give your home more of an eclectic feel. You can
also coordinate the color of the room with the activities
that normally take place there. For example, picking
a warm color, such as red, orange or yellow, for your
living room or family room might make the room feel
more inviting. In your bedrooms, consider cool colors
from the violet-blue-green range to help create a calming,
your paint chip colors at different times of the day
to see how the changing light affects the colors. Don't
forget to turn on any lamps or lights that you might
have on during that particular time of day.
the Right Gloss:
type of interior paint should you choose? This depends
largely on the traffic that runs through the room. For
example, it is hard to remove stains from flat paint
finishes. Therefore, flat paints should be used in less-traveled
Low luster, satin and eggshell finishes are suitable
for high traffic areas such as playrooms, kitchens or
hallways where big and little hands come into contact
with walls. These finishes can be washed more easily
than flat finishes.
can use semi-gloss, high gloss and enamels for places
where lots of hands land, such as banisters, windowsills
or other areas where you want the paint to glow.