If youâ€™re considering embarking on home improvement projects this summer, adding a fresh coat of paint to high-traffic areas is an excellent place to start. In our experience, most bargain-priced paints wonâ€™t hold up well to busy family life, and youâ€™ll probably start to notice fading and chipping shortly after application. When youâ€™re ready to select a product that will go the distance and do a remarkable job of hiding scuffs and stains, let a professional team of painters help you complete the process.
Use High-Quality Paints
Most home improvement stores donâ€™t carry high-end paints that are designed to last for up to a decade. If youâ€™re looking for the best possible results, we recommend using reputable products from Sherwin-Williamsor Benjamin Moore. Paints from these manufacturers are highly pigmented, easy to use, and are low in VOCs or VOC-free. Weâ€™ve worked with a large variety of products, and have found that we enjoy using Benjamin Mooreâ€™s Eco SpecÂ and Sherwin-Williams ProMar lines for most interior projects.
Select a Finish to Mask Imperfections
When you have a family thatâ€™s always on the move throughout the home, itâ€™s important to choose the right paint for the job. High-traffic areas like the living room and kitchen may have noticeable scratches or scuffs on the walls, so depending on your preference, you may choose to opt for a matte or flat finish to hide imperfections. While glossy paint has a lovely finish and is easy to clean, itâ€™s known for highlighting blemishes on the walls, especially if the room receives plenty of natural light.
Colors to Consider
After youâ€™ve selected the brand and finish of paint for your project, itâ€™s time to move on to the fun part: choosing the color to complement the room. In high-traffic areas of the home where friends and family gather, a warm neutral or inviting pastel hue could be a great option. Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore is a safe choice for any room, but color selection is a personal preference, so browse ideas in your favorite home dÃ©cor magazine or on Pinterest to draw inspiration.
Hoping to tone down the appearance of a space that looks too open and empty, or that feels cramped? A simple coat of paint can go a long way in creating illusions to appeal to the eye. For large, open-area rooms that need to feel cozier, try a dark color like charcoal or navy. To help a smaller room appear more spacious, opt for cool-toned hues paired with furnishings of a similar color.
Painting can be an overwhelming and messy process, especially if youâ€™re aiming to improve multiple areas of the home. If youâ€™d like to skip the hassle and ensure that you love the results, let our team handle the project. Weâ€™ve helped many homeowners achieve their vision for the property, and we can help you, too. To schedule an appointment, please get in touch with our team.