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Painting your house is the most dramatic and cost effective thing you can do to
quickly improve the value of the property. When painting your house, there are
certain things you need to be aware of. Firstly, the most important factor whether you
are painting the interior or exterior of your house is the quality of the paint. The
painting of a house is more than just applying paint to the walls. There is really so
much more to it than meets the eye.
Firstly, not all paints are equal, there are various levels of quality so it can be a case of
you get what you pay for. For example a cheaper paint is most likely to not contain
the same level of ingredients as the more expensive paint which, on the surface may
not seem much. But if you are painting a wall, a lighter colour than is currently on the
wall, it may take you several coats to actually cover the wall. Where as, if you had
gone with the more expensive paint, you may have got the wall covered with less
coats thus saving you time as well as money maybe. To get the best result you are
really going to have to go with the higher quality paint because they are more likely to
contain better pigments and resins, whilst having less water in the paint. So going for
the more expensive higher quality paint can save you money in the long run. Not only
on time, but in actual paint, cause you use less of it. The lower quality paint although
it may be cheap will need more coats to cover the same area.
The other thing with the cheaper quality paint, and this refers more to indoor paint
rather than out door paint, is that the walls will not be so resilient to cleaning. This
means that when you go to sponge a mark off the wall you will end up with a shiny
spot. Even if you are using a low sheen paint as opposed to a flat...(which is usually
reserved for ceilings.) Whilst we are on the subject of ceilings, it is usually O.K. to
use a cheaper quality paint on the ceiling. That is providing that the ceiling was white
to start with and you are just re painting it white. It is not very often that you are going
to sponge marks off the ceiling. So basically apart from ceiling paint not all paint is
the same, because there are various grades when it comes to the actual quality of the
You need to decide for what reason are you painting the house. If you are planning to
sell or if it is a rental property, and you want to spruce it up a bit, well then of course
you would want to use the cheaper paint. But if you are planing to stay, then you
really need to consider the cost of using a cheaper paint.
You also need to consider colours when you are shopping for paint. You would be
best to have look through some home fashion magazines, as colours, like everything,
do go in and out of style. And if you really want to make a certain statement about
yourself, then you need to do some research into the design application of certain
colours. To play it safe, it is best to stick to very neutral light colours, especially if
you are planning to rent the property or sell it. By sticking to light neutral colours you
are widening the audience of appeal for the property, cause you are less likely to
offend certain people, than if you were all out to make some sort of fashion statement.
Colour is also a very important aspect to consider when seeking the best house paint
available. A colour should highlight the best features of your home. A colour that is,
well, lets say ordinary, will make your home appear flat and boring. The right blend
of colours can make design features stand out, while boosting the market appeal and
value of your home. To ensure the absolute best house painting, be sure that the new
colour will match your furniture and decorations if painting indoors, or that they will
blend in with the houses around you if you are painting the exterior of the home. It is
wise to select colours that will distinguish your home from your neighbours, but not
be too clashing with the other homes in the area.
There are two main and distinct varieties of house paint to be considered in looking
for the best house paint available. Both are of good quality, but are very different and
incompatible. Latex paints are more commonly used, because it is primarily made of
water which allows it to dry quickly. It is also odourless and environmentally
friendly. Oil based paint is often preferred by professionals, due to its durability, stain
resistance and the fact it leaves fewer brush marks than water based paints.
It can be a rewarding experience to paint your house to the best possible painting
standards. Yet, be sure to consider all aspects of the job. This will ensure that you
complete the job efficiently and safe. Quality materials will be more durable, look and
perform better and will save you money in the long run. Remember, that the best
house painting is done when you use quality materials and paint.