Choosing a color let alone what type of paint can be a daunting task especially if you only do it once every 15 to 20 years. Styles change, products change and if your a DIY kind of person going to the local hardware store is never a one and done kind of project. More like a dozen and done!
Our painting consultations are designed to guide you through the process so that you get the look you desire at the cost you can afford. The process can be broken down into three simple steps.
1. Choosing a Color- This is easier than it sounds and but generally you will want to select some paint chips and hold them to the wall and near any trim. You may also want to do this several times during the day as natural lighting can change the look. You also need to account for finish. The more glossy the more it reflects light and will look brighter. Conversely the more flat the finish the more it will absorb light and the darker it will look. Finally you'll want to try them out, painting the final selections in small patches on a board so you can move them from room to room without having to paint on every wall.
2. Choosing Paint- Generally the lower the quality the more coats are necessary. Lower quality paint also doesn't last as long. So in our humble opinion choosing the highest quality paint will not only reduce the amount necessary for the job but it will also last longer. Do it right the first time and you'll save money in the long run. Next would be the finish, you can choose from flat, eggshell, satin and semi-gloss.
3. Choosing a Brand- We use Berh, Benjamin Moore, Glidden, Olympic, Sherwin Williams, Valspar and others. Each has pros and cons and this is something we can discuss specific to your painting job.