Wednesday, 21 May 2014 00:00

Spruce Up Your Rooms with Fresh Paint

gs-3d-painting-roller-1013tm-bkg-387Your home looks as good as it can be with your house cleaning efforts, but have you looked at your walls? How about the moulding and trim? Or perhaps your bookshelf or kitchen cabinets that seem to show age? If you stop and look at a room from a distance, you'd be amazed at what you see. Some fresh paint can revive the atmosphere and even make your cleaning efforts look much more appealing. Paint is available in many types and options, including:


· Individual Paint or paint and primer combinations

· Color choices and tone level

· Gloss options

· Surface options

· Easy cleanup options

· And much more


Choose Colors

The first thing you need to do is decide on the colors. You can mix and match to either split the walls or make designs. You can also just go with one color. The same idea goes for any furniture or fixtures in the room like cabinets, cabinet doors, trim, bookshelves, stools, etc.


Choose Gloss

The next thing to decide is the level of gloss you would like. Options include flat, satin, semi-gloss, gloss, high gloss, etc. The higher the gloss level, the better the protection. Anything from satin up is easily cleanable, but the higher the level the easier that cleaning capability will be. Cabinets and bookshelves could really benefit from a medium to high gloss because of the wear and tear effects. Walls usually look best with a satin or semi-gloss.


Choose Type

The third thing to decide is the surface options with paint. Paint companies continue to provide newer choices in an attempt to overtake their competition. They are always trying to stand out. Choices include primer and paint combinations to save time, kids room paints for easy marking cleanup, vinyl surface paints for better adhesion, etc. Also, a lot of paint choices get specific as to the room, which leaves you with options like the kitchen, the bathroom, the garage, etc. where each type has its own benefits. These could include mold and mildew resistance, stronger adhesion, water blocking, etc.


Choose Quantity

The fourth thing to decide is how much you need. The paint cans usually specify the coverage per can--usually in square feet. You can also pick a paint that offers easy cleanup so that you don't have to scrub to clean drips and spills.