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Interior Painting Guide

interior painting guide

Painting has the ability to transform any room from boring, dull and minimalistic to looking new, refreshing and vibrant without forking out too much money and only a few hours work. The problem with interior painting is that it can be daunting if you haven’t done it before. What colour to choose, what type of paint to use, how much paint should to buy? A simple guide to interior painting will clarify everything for you.
  •  Paint Selection – What colour and type of paint

The first thing you need to do is look at the room and decide:

1.      The type of mood you want present in the room.

         Think about your favourite colours. Take a look at the colours in your wardrobe; it will give 
         you a good idea which colour make you feel good and feel comfortable in. Alternatively 
         think about the mood you want present in the room. If you are painting a bedroom you 
         want calm and relaxing hues like blue, green and lavender. Opposed to warmer hues like 
         orange, red and yellow that energises a room.

2.      Furniture pieces you need to take into consideration to give the room a 
         cohesive feel.
         You have to take into account the colour of the furniture you plan to keep in the room 
         you’re painting. Take a swatch of the upholstery fabric with you when selecting paint or
         purchase a few cans of paints in different shades, apply them on the walls and live with it
         for a few days.
  • Different sheens
    • Flat has no sheen and the most difficult to clean.
    • Eggshell has slightly more sheen than flat paint and is a little bit easier to clean.
    • Satin has a soft sheen and is recommended the least amount of sheen to use in 
               a room.
    • Semi-gloss is the best paint for any interior room. It has a nice gleam to it and 
              cleans easily with a damp cloth.  
    • Gloss is very shiny and works well to highlight mouldings and window trims.
  • Tools for interior painting
    • A paint roller.
    • Paint tray.
    • Extension pole to paint the ceiling.
    • Ladder.
    • Brushes or paint pads.
    • Plastic or canvas drop clothes.
Still don’t feel comfortable to start painting your interior walls? Then consult an industry expert in 
paints and paint techniques, Warrior Paints, located near you or visit www.warriorpaints.co.za.

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