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5 Things You Need to Know About Interior Paint

December 18, 2015

Home Paint Tips Home Paint Tips If you are looking for a New Braunfels custom builder or if you’re already settled into your new Weston Dean Custom home, one of the first DIY projects a lot of homeowners first take on is painting the interior rooms of their home. However, before you pickup a paintbrush, consider these tips you need to know. When it comes to taking on the task of painting a room or multiple rooms in your home, many homeowners toggle back and forth with the idea of doing it themselves, or hiring a painter. The best ways to know if you need to hire a professional or do it yourself is to ask yourself some basic questions. First, if you have high ceilings or a large home, it is generally a good rule of thumb to hire a painter. A great place to start when it comes to choosing what painter to hire is Angie’s List. The recommendations on this site are genuine and not paid for, so you know you’re getting real opinions of customers of companies. This is a great way to choose who you want to talk to and who you don’t. No matter who you choose, a firm quote to do the job is essential. A lot of painters will give you estimates, but you need to be sure to go with someone who will give you a quote. This way you know that all of their time and products are covered in your quote. If you have a smaller home, you can most likely take on the task your self if you feel comfortable enough or have painted rooms before. Just make sure you dedicate the right amount of time and money to the project, so you can get the job done. Next, when it comes to choosing paint colors there are some tips to keep in mind. First, most people have the misconception that you can’t paint a room a dark color because it will make it feel smaller. This is true in essence, but in some cases that can be a good thing. For example, if you wanted to create a sense of intimacy or coziness in a room, a dark color is a great option to achieve this. Another thing to keep in mind is to not let color trends decide your paint color. Your feelings, mood and personal taste need to be the deciding factor for your paint color. The colors in your home should reflect your preferences and lifestyle. Also, keep colors that will withstand a long time and are not just a “temporary” color you might not like next year. This will save you the hassle from having to repaint when you might not want to. Another big tip to keep in mind is to make sure your paint color harmonizes with the furniture and fabric in the room. There is nothing worse that painting a room and then moving in all the furniture and hating the way it all comes together. Lastly, consider adding a stencil to your walls, ceilings, floor and furniture. This is a great way to add a pattern and personality to any space. This will give you home its own unique look!     Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.    
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