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Choosing the Right Paint Job Your Home: 3 Things to Take Note Of

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Posted: Sep 29, 2017 at 7:42 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Painting is the easiest technique to transform your old room into a whole new space and could make your home easier to sell in case you decide to put it on the market. Not only that, painting your house can also add value to your home.

If you’re planning to have a house painting in Wellington, make sure that you are prepared with the details associated with it. Here are some things you need to know:

Choose which paint

Paint has different sheens, either in latex or oil. The most preferred and common paint type is latex because it’s easy to clean and is long-lasting. Aside from that, it’s fade resistant and breathes better compared to oil.

On the other hand, oil paint is good for priming wood trim and mouldings because it seals both knots and stains from your wood better compared to latex. The good thing is you can use both for primer and top coat.

Choose which sheen

Choose a high glossy sheen if your room has high traffic, like a playroom for children, or has a tendency to acquire grease, like the walls in your kitchen, so you can clean the wall easily. Semi-gloss sheen is a common and a more affordable alternative to gloss finish, while satin sheen has a smooth and satiny finish.

If you want to cover imperfections on your wall, use matte or flat paint. Eggshell sheen is the most famous because aside from hiding your walls’ imperfections, it is more durable, easier to clean, and has a smoother feeling.

Choose which colour

The effect of colours in your home varies from one colour to another. If you are planning to sell your house, choose off-white or white for the walls for a clean and brighter appearance. Cool colours like green and blue can make a room look larger while light colours like pink give a romantic feeling of tranquillity.

And now, you are already prepared to have your house painted.