Painting a room is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to improve its mood and make it look more inviting. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a room. Paint colors can dramatically change the interior design of your home.
Here is a list of things you must do before you pick up a paintbrush from Pellegrini’s Platinum Painting, a top Sonoma County painting company for new home construction.
Prepare the Room
Shift items in the room you are about to paint to another room. Move bulky furniture pieces to the center of the room. Cover them up with old sheets or drop clothing. Wash the walls using a sponge and warm water.
If you are painting your kitchen, use a solution of water and grease-cutting detergent to clean oil spills and grime. Fill in nail holes and cracks, if any, with spackling. Use newspapers or drop clothes to cover the floor. Tape off adjacent walls, outlet covers, and window trim.
Prime the Walls
A high-quality primer will seal your walls ensuring that the paint gets a base to adhere to. Your primer will prevent stains from showing through new coats of paint and flashing.
Test the Paint Color
Before you choose a color, see how it will look on your walls. If you have your heart set on a particular color, get a sample. Apply the paint to a small section. Let it dry. Observe the color both in the daytime and after sunset. If you are unable to choose the best color for your walls, purchase a few samples and do the same until you find a color you are satisfied with.
Determine How Much Paint You Need
When determining how much paint color you need, consider different factors at play, such as the square footage of the room and the number of coats you need. If you prime your walls, one coat must suffice; however, if you decide not to prime your walls, you will require two coats.
Choose the Right Type of Paint Finish
The paint finish you choose is just as important as the color and can have a major impact on the character of your room. While high gloss paint finishes are long-lasting and easy to clean, be informed that they highlight imperfections. Flat paint finishes are designed to hide imperfections in walls; however, they are susceptible to damage.
If you desire to have the best of both worlds – durability, and aesthetics, opt for an eggshell finish. It is easy to clean, does not highlight imperfections, provides some gloss, and is more durable than a flat paint finish.
Are you looking for a new construction painting company in Sonoma County? Look no further than Pellegrini’s Platinum Painting Services. Whether you have a residential or commercial painting project, we have got you covered. We use time-tested methods and modern tools to ensure flawless execution. To discuss your project, call us at (707) 291-2615.