Tips for your CT Interior House Painting!

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There are many things that you should think about before hiring a CT house painting contractor to perform interior house painting in CT. First you should select your colors for the interior of your home and the paint finishes. Paint finishes vary in durability and ease of maintenance. In general, interior paint finishes with greater gloss will be more durable and easier to maintain. If you are looking to obtain one finish throughout the entire home and considering durability of your CT interior house painting project, we recommend that you obtain an eggshell finish for your walls; good for hallways, kid’s rooms and even kitchens and baths, flat finish for your ceilings and semigloss for your trim and doors. If you prefer to use a paint with higher gloss on walls, you should use this sparingly. The higher the gloss, the higher the chance that any imperfections on walls will be more apparent. Proper prepping before you start to paint is very important.

Find cracks, dents and fill or patch. Filling gaps, cracks with a paintable acrylic-latex caulk makes your trim look as good as new. Try cutting the tip of the caulking tube smaller than you think it should be, too much caulk could be quite messy. Another thing to keep in mind, is to prime over areas of the wall where you patched holes and cracks with compound to avoid blotchy finishes. Compound absorbs the paint, causing the surface to look dull also called flashing. These spots are highly visible when light hits them. They also stand out because they tend to be slightly bumpy and have a slightly different texture from the rest of the wall. A coat of primer will help eliminate flashing and texture differences. One coat of paint usually won’t be able to hide the underlying color and sheen on trim. Try to sand the trim with a fine-grit sanding sponge between coats to avoid a grainy/sandy texture. After sanding, wipe it down with a clean cloth to remove the dust. For your ceilings as mentioned earlier, we suggest that you buy a flat finish paint. White has been the most popular color for ceilings. Painting your ceiling a shade or two lighter or the same color as your walls makes the space feel more expansive, give it a try in your home.

When you consider the type of paint for your ceiling, durability of paint is not an issue, as this type of surface does not require much cleaning. Certain rooms in your home, such as your bathroom and kitchen are usually exposed to moisture and heat. These factors should be considered before you hire a house painting contractor to paint these rooms. A recommended type of paint for these rooms is semigloss moisture resistant paint. You may also use an eggshell or a satin finish for these rooms as well. Please keep in mind that when it comes to paint, brushes and roller covers, you get what you pay for. Buy quality paint and tools! Not sure what color to select?