Painting your house can be a simple project that has big impact. However, there are choices you make that affect how your paint job is perceived in the long run. Here are some tips so you can make the best design decisions.
Angie Hicks, Angie’s List founder: “Your paint takes a beating through the years, whether it’s outside in the elements, or inside, just with wear and tear from the pets and the kids and getting bumped into. A lot of people who are looking to freshen up their house they’ll decide to paint.
Greg Mrakich, Greg Mrakich Painting: A lot of people will match color of furniture and upholstery to walls like I’ve done in this room. I’ve pulled out the color of the carpet and put it up on the walls. “My thought on paint is you always want to go with the top of the line paint. The labor to put on a cheaper, inexpensive, not-as-good paint, are the same as putting on something that is going to last twice as long. You don’t want to go too dark just because it will make the room seem closed in. Also, if there are doors in the area or in the room if you paint them the same color as the walls but in a semi-gloss you’re not cutting up the wall space that way and everything will be one continuous color and it will make the room seem larger.”
Angie’s List Tips:
- Quality paint saves in the long-run
- Paint doors to make rooms seem bigger
- Check Angie’s List for local reviews on painters