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SELECTING PAINT

How to Select Paint - House Painting

Selecting paint is a very personal choice for most people. Many factors need to be considered when it comes to house painting. And with so many colors of paint available, choosing a color can feel like an impossible task.

At Premier Touch Painting we work with our customers in the Newark area to help them find the best paint for the job. Usually it starts with a number of questions, including:

  • What area do you want to be painted?
  • How visible is the area you want to be painted? Or, how frequently will it be seen by others?
  • How is the area used?
  • Do you have small children or pets?

We've not yet gotten to color, but these questions can help us determine the needed quality and sheen for your Newark area home. Homeowners will often want to have a higher quality paint used in a room more frequently visited by others, like the living room, than they will want to use in a child's bedroom. We'll take that into account.

Sheen

Sheen is important when you are thinking through how to select paint. You'll want to consider how the room is used and how much you like, or don't like, shiny walls. A gloss or semi-gloss paint can work well in kitchens and play rooms as they'll be easier to wipe clean and will stand up to some "abuse." But, if you don't like shiny walls you won't like gloss or semi-gloss paint.

You may love the effect a flat or matte paint can give a room, but it's important to know that they won't be quite as easy to clean.

Most customers will settle on satin or eggshell when house painting. Some people love, and always use, one or the other. Other customers will choose one or the other depending on the room, using satins for kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms, and eggshell for living rooms, dining rooms and adult bedrooms.

Color

That brings us to what is most often the challenging part when selecting paint for a home - choosing the color. Again, we'll ask some questions:

  • What type of style is your house, or do you want it to be? Traditional, contemporary, modern, farmhouse?
  • What is your overall preference for paint - warm, cool, other?
  • How will the area to be painted tie in to the rest of your home?
  • Do you have a focal point for the room that you want to complement?
  • Do you want to stay on trend? Would you prefer your home to look timeless, or to match up to a specific style?

These are just some of the many questions that you'll want to ask yourself when you are considering color for house painting projects. We can say that most customers end up being most happy when they factor in the feeling they are trying to create throughout the house instead of just picking a color they like for one room.

It can be easy for homeowners to fall into the current trend. This can be fine if the trend is likely to hold up or if the homeowner doesn't mind painting their home every couple of years. Other customers will be focused on keeping within the style of their home or creating a timeless look that will hold up over many years.

Ultimately, you'll want to pick a color that works for you. Unless, of course, your purpose for painting is to sell the home or rent out the space. There are many, many resources for you to look at when considering how to select paint - here are a few good ones:

Ceilings

Many people choose to paint their ceilings white or off-white, and that's certainly fine. But, if you are considering a renovation, or just a different look for a room, don't forget about the ceiling. Painting the ceiling can help a room look bigger, or smaller. It can add a swanky feel or a touch of formality. Either way, homeowners usually find that painting a ceiling is much more difficult than painting a wall. So, give Premier Touch Painting a call and we'll save you the time, as well as the aches and pains.

Other Surfaces

Selecting paint or stain for the other surfaces inside or outside your home, office building or rental property can be just as challenging. While the designers on television can make creating a unified look seem easy, at Premier Touch Painting we know it can be much harder in reality. When you work with us, we'll rely on our knowledge, expertise and experience to help you select the paint, stain or other finish that will work best for you.

If you live in Newark, Middletown, Wilmington, Hockessin, New Castle and are looking for professional help for a house painting project, give us a call today. We'll be happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.

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Testimonials

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    Very responsive and communicative. Job well done and pricing was reasonable. Worked over the weekend which was unexpected but appreciated. Cleaned up after the job and staff were very polite.
    , 04/21/2021

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    I'm so pleased with this company, Mike the owner understood my dilemma of a small window of time needed for painting, as new flooring was coming soon, He got me scheduled in 2 days! His young painter did a foyer, a laundry room,a hallway, and 2 huge walls, reaching a cathedral ceiling in 8 hrs! Impressive! Mike answered my few calls, in a timely fashion, not to mention the cost was quite reasonable. Also good to know, He luvs dogs
    , 04/19/2021

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    Fantastic job by all at Premier Touch Painting! They did a superb job and I would highly recommend them! They painted our interior and exterior sunroom. Looking forward to bringing them back to paint our exterior.
    , 04/19/2021

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    Will use, very professional. Found out I've got a wedding to pay for so had to cancel some projects but will use once dust settles and money too!!
    , 04/12/2021

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    Good people to work with...Mike is a solid guy....keep watch to make sure small details are completed.
    , 03/04/2021

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    If you're looking for a painter and picky like me, go with Premier! Mike made the process so easy, he answered any questions I had and also was super thorough. His crew were great. Very satisfied customer here!
    , 02/20/2021