Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is like giving it a whole new life! Nothing enhances the feeling of newness in a house like clean and bright walls. Of all home renovation projects, painting is one that is comparatively inexpensive but it still requires a certain level of investment. Also, it will cause you some inconvenience for at least a few days. To make the process as smooth as possible, here are some questions you need clear answers to before you hire a professional painting service.
Should you hire a professional?
Painting an accent wall together as a family or redecorating a room may seem like a lot of fun. But the fact is, you may be taking on more than you can handle. From brushes to step ladders, there is a lot of extra equipment you will need. At the end of the day, the results may not be as satisfying as you had imagined. It is always safer to opt for a professional painting service that will leave your walls looking perfect.
How do you decide on the colors?
This is probably the most exciting part. Stay away from trends and pick a color you are sure you will be comfortable with a few years down the line. Try out samples on small patches to see how they work under your lighting. Also keep the overall look of your home, your furniture, and flooring too in mind, while picking a color. They should all work well together to create the perfect look.
What are the steps you should not miss?
Prepping the wall and applying primer. Your walls attract more dust and dirt than you might imagine. It is important to scrape all this off before you start painting so that the colours can truly shine. Applying primer will save on the number of coats of paint your wall needs. It is also important to even out the surface and fill in any cracks or holes.
What other factors should you consider?
It would be a good idea to check the weather for the period you are planning to paint. Your painting company should be able to guide you on this as heat and moisture can both affect the quality of the painting job. The finish also needs to be decided depending on the weather patterns and use of particular rooms in your house.
How often should you paint your house?
If you yearn for change very often, then you can repaint your house once every five years. But otherwise, any time between 5 and 10 years is fine for repainting. It is a good idea to clean the walls once a year to keep the paint looking bright and shiny.
Despite the hardships of a few days, keep in mind the satisfaction of standing in your freshly painted house. A house owner’s pride in their sparkling home is greatly aided by beautifully painted walls.