Things to consider when painting your house walls

Whether it is a newly built house or a house that needs a fresh coat of painting, a touch of professionalism is all you need to turn your dream house into reality. However, there are things to consider when you want to paint your house walls.

Choice of color

Regardless of whether you want to paint a residential or commercial building, the choice of color is so essential that you cannot afford to mess. It speaks volumes about your personality, taste and decision making skills. Color is also important when you want to perceive space. Dull colors tend to recede, thus closing in and making rooms appear smaller, whereas bright colors advance, thus making rooms appear larger. Choice of paint is also determined by the function of the building. For instance, the walls of a baby nursery can be painted in baby blue or baby pink colors with drawings, while the walls of a hospital are not advisable to painted in red or black. Expert advice comes in handy when selecting paint color for house wall paintings.

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Color mixing

Go for computerized color mixing which is more accurate than manual color mixing which is prone to errors. Computerized color mixers are available at almost all hardware shops for a small fee. Color cards are also available for free, which will help you choose the appropriate color code for your house wall painting. When choosing and mixing color, ensure you understand the terminology, test your choices, unify your colors, set the mood and don’t don’t forget lighting.

Purpose of Painting

Decide on whether you want low budget and optimal quality tenancy painting or high budget and high quality painting for personal use. For your own house makeover, high sheen and superior products can give your house a smooth finish. A few textured walls can also add depth and beauty to your house. However, for sale or tenancy, matte finish is the perfect solution since they can easily be repainted.

Property size

Your painting contractor will give you estimates depending on the size of your property since that determines the amount of paint needed. Extra costs may apply for house walls that exceed normal heights. It also depends on whether it is a new house that needs full painting, an old house that needs an overhaul or just a room that needs fresh wall paints.

Material consumption      

Understand the amount of painting material consumption that your house walls will take. This will save you from incurring too much unnecessary expenses and also from exploitative contractors who take advantage of ignorant clients.

Surface check

Before you embark on house wall painting exercise, ensure your walls are free of cracks, seepage, grease, dust, holes, bubbles/blistering, and uneven surfaces.

Prepare for the paint

Prepping is all that matters when you want quality house wall painting; whether commercial painting, residential painting or new house painting.  Surface checks, prepping the rollers and  patch test are all essential. The primer also makes a lot of difference when handling holes and cracks, giving it a smooth finish.

Safety check

While painting, ensure you cover the floor with drop cloth, the house is well ventilated and that the workers wear dust masks, gloves and shoes for safety.