Are you interested in interior house painting for your home? New paint is a good option for most home owners. Unlike wallpaper, it does not peel or fade so much over time, and today there are also a variety of interior house painting techniques available that can allow for the patterned design that people enjoy with wallpaper.
One of the first things you should consider when it comes to your paint, is what type of paint to buy. You will need a primer layer, which prevents chipping and peeling later on and establishes a smooth painting surface for the layers that will show.
Latex water based paint is usually the paint of choice for interior house painting, since it dries quickly and cleans easily. Oil based paint dries slower, smells bad, and requires turpentine to be cleaned.
There are four basic sheen choices, and these are gloss, semi gloss, satin or matte also known as eggshell, and flat. Flat and satin are low gloss sheens, and these absorb more light. They hide flaws more easily because of it. Flat paint is usually used for drywall, and satin sheens are better for frequently used rooms as they withstand moisture and dirt well. Semi gloss and glossy sheens, on the other hand, reflect light and give a bright look to the room. They do show imperfections more obviously but are very durable. They are good choices especially for highlighting trim and ceilings.
Painting rooms, especially ceilings or high walls, can be difficult, which is why many people hire house painting services to get the job done. Interior painting services can also help advise you on things like color and sheen, since they have worked with many paints and rooms before, and know what the final result is likely to look like.
Many people who paint their houses themselves do not realize that home painting services have techniques of their own that they employ. Instead of having paint applied in even rows, DIY painters do it haphazardly, leaving odd patterns in the final project. Ideally, onlookers will not be able to see the lines you followed when you painted.
Whether you are looking for interior house painting or exterior house painting help, remember to look at swatches, do sample painting swatches on parts of the surface to make sure you like how it looks there, and ask for help if the project is too big for one person.