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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

  • reviewiconProfessional Service
    Exterior Painting Services, near Newark, DE
    We had our double deck painted as well as the brickwork and shutters in the front of our house. They wrapped the black railings between the wood sections, by hand before cleaning and painting. They also hand washed the brick before painting because of damage from a previous painter. We are so pleased with the care and professionalism of the crew. Everything looks fantastic!
    , 06/08/2020

  • reviewiconQuality and Value
    Interior Painting Services, near Newark, DE
    I would definitely hire Premier Touch Painting again for any additional painting projects! Michael and his team were very prompt, responsive and professional when it came to communication and completing the project. The crew was great, the quality was amazing and price was affordable as well. I would highly recommend using them for any and all interior and/or exterior painting projects.
    , 07/01/2020

  • reviewiconGreat Service
    Exterior Painting Services, near Newark, DE
    Premier Touch was amazing! Awesome communication, professional crew and got the job done faster than expected. Mike was great to work with by always returning calls or emails ASAP and helping out with color choices. He even came back out after the job was completed to make sure we were satisfied with the job. I would highly recommend them to anyone. We have received compliments from our neighbors on how great the house looks. Great customer service!
    , 08/10/2020

  • reviewiconHighly Recommend
    Interior Painting Services, near Newark, DE
    Mike and crew painted the whole interior of my house while I was on vacation. It was beautiful and I Was thrilled on my return. The job was done as we agreed. I recommended Premier Touch for a quality job.
    , 08/04/2020

  • reviewiconHonest and Professional
    Interior Painting Services, near Newark, DE
    Mike from Premier Touch Painting was ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING he spoke of being. He was Always so extremely helpful patient and professional the entire experience. I'll admit feeling overwhelmed at points of just completing the process of purchasing my first home and the catastrophic conditions of the interior walls throughout the house. He assured me many times that I would feel as if I walked into a completely new house when all was said and done and boy did he not mislead me a single bit. THE PLACE WAS AMAZING!!!! His confidence definitely lived up to being well within his right to be so. I cant express enough how very much he was there every step of the way and even having things done in record time when crunch time ultimately faced us. To have been able to stand on his word in such a short window of time says nothing less then absolutely remarkable. I will always keep him and his crew on speed dial for my home needs. EXCELLENT SERVICE !!!!! I'll end with these words. No one likes service that ends in complaining. Do yourself a favor and BOOK PREMIER PAINTING.
    , 09/02/2020

  • reviewiconAmazing Job
    Interior Painting Services, near Newark, DE
    Premier Touch Painting did an amazing job. I couldn't imagine how they were going to get around furniture and boxes and my closet. but before I knew it they were done. The painters were friendly and hard workers. The customer service was excellent. I recommend them highly.
    , 10/05/2020