‘Tis the season to get your home spruced up before relations drop by. This means taking care of all major and minor repairs, and more importantly, put a new coat of paint on all the popular areas of your home during the holidays.
A good idea is to call a full-service company like Hynes Roofing and Siding to help you with your renovation and painting needs, and some companies like ours would be more than happy to try accommodating last-minute contracts during the holiday season. But if you decide to take care of the paint job yourself, here are some things to keep in mind.
Where To Start
When painting your home, make sure to start with a list of which areas you need to paint first. If you are just looking to spruce your walls up with a pop of colour, prioritize which areas you want to paint first. Focus on the places that your guests will have access to. Like the dining room, kitchen and kitchen cabinets, any accent walls, any areas that have had recent repairs or show signs of a recent repair job.
What Colors To Choose
If you have a professional contractor or local painting services company helping you with the painting, the experts involved can help you with choosing the right color. But if you are taking care of the job yourself, remember to pick colors that will match the holiday season. It can really help add a festive charm to your decor. Picking neutral shades can also help add charm, and at the same time give you classy, chic, and sharp looking walls. Our key suggestion would be to pick lighter shades for smaller rooms. Lighter walls make smaller rooms feel more roomier and bright, whereas dark colors can make them look even smaller.
If you are wondering what kind of finish to choose, here are some pros and cons of popular finish options.
It reflects the least amount of light but is perfect for covering up actions on a wall. The lack of gloss does make them harder to clean, so avoid using this finish in high traffic areas.
Consider this your first middle ground between matte and gloss. Satin finishes are not as reflective and are much easier to clean. This is a good finish to choose for kids’ rooms or bathrooms.
Boasting a longer life expectancy than satin, this finish is far easier to clean and maintain due to the gloss. However, if your walls have smaller imperfections, a glossier finish will highlight them due to its reflective nature.
Give Us A Call
If all of this seems too overwhelming, hold off the painting plans, definitely don’t decorate before the painting’s done and give Hynes Roofing and Siding a call. Our experts will help you pick the right paint, right finish, and right color for the job. And make your home look like a million bucks before the holiday parties start! Call us at (number) or fill out our contact form to get a FREE estimate.