If you’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 won’t hold up well to busy family life, and you’ll probably start to notice fading and chipping shortly after application. When you’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 don’t carry high-end paints that are designed to last for up to a decade. If you’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. We’ve worked with a large variety of products, and have found that we enjoy using Benjamin Moore’s Eco Spec and Sherwin-Williams ProMar lines for most interior projects.
Select a Finish to Mask Imperfections
When you have a family that’s always on the move throughout the home, it’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, it’s known for highlighting blemishes on the walls, especially if the room receives plenty of natural light.
Colors to Consider
After you’ve selected the brand and finish of paint for your project, it’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 décor 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 you’re aiming to improve multiple areas of the home. If you’d like to skip the hassle and ensure that you love the results, let our team handle the project. We’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.