Choosing The Right Kind of Paint for Your Home

Choosing the right kind of paint for your home

Are you in the mood for a makeover? A new paint will give a clean look on a space. 

Painting a room or a single wall in your home is a simple DIY (do-it-yourself) that promises to make a big difference in any space. Doing your homework is essential when embarking on a home renovation project. There are a number of essential dos and don’ts you should consider before even walking into a paint shop, ranging from sampling chips to evaluating natural light.

Prepare yourself for the many options you’ll encounter. From roller brushes to paint brushes; from concrete paint to primer; from sprayers to other brushes; and for the many options for base paint. It’s a little more complicated than what most of us is prepared, but it’ll be fun.

Use our handy guide to help you select the best paint for your home. Whether you’re painting the interior, exterior, furniture, or cabinetry of your home, our tips for what to look for in paint products, as well as how to save time and money, will help you successfully paint any item or surface.

Interior Paint

Interior Paint

When it comes to painting interior walls, choosing a dual-purpose paint that includes both primer and paint can save you a lot of time and effort. Interior latex paints with primer can cover walls in a single coat, eliminating the need for multiple coats of paint. 

Whether you’re painting a dark wall white or changing the colour of your interior walls, primer-enhanced paints provide better coverage than traditional latex paints, and you’ll save time and money because less paint is required.

Ceiling

Ceiling

When choosing ceiling paint, consider factors like the room’s size and how much light the space receives. For small rooms with low light, look for a semi-gloss or glossy sheen that reflects more light. If you want to create an illusion of a taller ceiling, opt for a lighter shade of paint. It’s also helpful to choose a paint finish that’s washable and mildew-resistant in case any moisture or humidity creeps in.

Kitchen

Kitchen

When choosing paint colors for your kitchen, consider the existing color scheme in your home and take note of the natural light coming into the room. If you have a small kitchen with little natural light, opt for warm, neutral colors that will make the space feel more inviting. If you have an open floor plan or windows that let in lots of sunlight, choose brighter colors to make a bold statement. Test out a few shades before deciding on one so you can see how they look in different lighting.

Bathroom

Bathroom

When it comes to choosing a color for your bathroom, focus on creating a relaxing and calming atmosphere. Choose cooler tones such as lavender, blue or light grey to give your bathroom an airy feel. If you want something more vibrant, opt for warmer colors like yellow, orange or teal. Consider the existing decor in the room and test out a few shades before committing to one. Make sure the paint you choose has a matte finish that won’t easily show fingerprints or smudges.

Bedroom

Bedroom

When choosing paint colors for a bedroom, think cozy and soothing. Neutral tones like beige, ivory and light grey create a calming atmosphere that helps encourage relaxation. If you want to add some vibrance and personality to the room, try pastel shades of pink, blue or green. Carefully consider any existing decor in the room and test out shades before committing to one. Make sure the paint you choose is washable so it can be easily cleaned if necessary.

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Furniture Paint

There are numerous furniture paints available on the market, including those with chalk-style finishes, high-gloss lacquer, and distressed finishes. If you don’t need a specialized decorative paint finish for a furniture paint job, traditional water- or oil-based enamel paint will give a beautiful, smooth, and durable finish on furniture that will be tough enough for even high-traffic furniture pieces. 

Enamel paints do not require a top coat because the finish is designed to be strong enough to be used without a top layer clear coat.

Exterior Paint

Exterior Paint

Seeking out an exterior paint that checks all of the boxes in terms of durability is the best way to ensure that you find the right paint for the exterior of your home. It can cover an exterior surface in one coat and may include UV protection technology, resistance to chipping, flaking, and cracking, and a mold, mildew, and algae-resistant coating.

Painting is a popular DIY (do-it-yourself) project for both homeowners and renters; a fresh coat of paint can transform a drab room into your ideal space. However, don’t spend all of your time thinking about colour; the type of paint is just as important and can be critical to the longevity of your new colour. We discovered everything you need to know before you start painting, from latex and oil-based paints to primers and sheens.

Choosing the right type of paint for your space can be a daunting task, but with the help of interior designers it doesn’t have to be. From selecting colors and shades that best highlight the unique features of your room to deciding on finishes that will stand up to everyday use, they will help you make sure that every last detail is taken into consideration.

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