Paint is an affordable renovation that has a huge impact on your home – but there’s a little more to it than you might think. Here are 4 things you should keep in mind before committing to the 50L can.
Choose your colours
Color choice is probably the most challenging component in painting your home, as well as the most decisive. Make sure you are happy with your choice! Test colour combinations using colour swatches or “tester” paint buckets. This can help avoid disappointment with the finished product.
Choose the right time for your work
To ensure consistent drying and a more comfortable work environment, take the time to consider your choice of dates when hiring your house painter! Warmer temperatures can cause paint to dry too quickly, affecting the durability of the paint, while cold and humidity can make paint sticky and difficult to apply.
Select the right finish
Matte, satin or shiny? The choice of finish, which may at first appear simple, should be carried out with caution! If in doubt, ask your painter for advice.
Avoid matte finishes for very busy rooms, bathrooms, or if you have children, as this type of paint is more difficult to maintain. Glossier finishes can reveal some of the imperfections of your wall but hold up well in high traffic areas. Satin finishes can be used universally – they work well in most applications.
Test new paint types
Use chalkboard paint in your children’s rooms to allow them to express their creativity, or liven up your kitchen with magnetised paint to complement your recipes and grocery lists for a bold effect!