Home Tips - The Essentials of Interior Painting

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No home improvement project could bring out the most sprucing in the least cost and time than interior home painting.
So if you're tired of looking at the same old walls or would like to inject a good dose of personality into your interior, then home painting is the best option.
This is especially an ideal change and stress buster to bring about relaxation in big city living whether you are in Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island or Queens.
Though fast, do not mistake an interior painting job for a very easy one as it is not.
To make a success out of this home improvement project, there are some essentials that you have to consider.
Color Color selection can be the most daunting or fun experience among the various phases of the project.
While at it, there are a lot of things to look into like your personal taste which may be influenced by a favorite color, your existing set of furniture and the rest of the room's furnishing, and the psychological effect the color brings.
You also have to consider the size of the room and the color shade you choose.
Lighter hues help amplify space making it ideal for small rooms, while darker ones though create an intimate feeling will only make the space look and feel more cramped.
Type of Paint Paints come in oil or water-based (latex) and each has their own sets of pros and cons.
To achieve great result in your interior home painting and enjoy the results in the longest possible time, carefully weigh the advantage and disadvantages of one over the other.
  • Oil-based paints
  • - superb adhesion especially on chalked surfaces; - better coverage with a single coat but can be difficult to apply; - dries within 8 to 24 hours taking the project more time but is ideal for use when weather is warm; - may be applied to most materials but needs pre-treatment for masonry and galvanized metal; and - clean-up can be a mess needing paint thinner, turpentine or other solvent.
  • Latex paints
  • - adheres excellently to almost all substrates; - easier to apply with less brush drag; - quickly dries within 1 to 6 hours allowing for immediate recoat; - may be used directly on almost every material like masonry, vinyl, aluminum, galvanized metal and others; and - cleaning is a breeze needing only water.
    Finish Depending on which room in your New York home you plan to undertake in your interior home painting project, you can choose from among glossy, semi gloss, matte, satin, or eggshell finish.
    Each finish offers varying sheens and richness and may only be ideal to some areas in the home depending on traffic and maintenance requirements.
    Application There are various application methods that can be used to achieve more texture and artistry in the room.
    Your interior home painting can include patterns, prints, designs, or even a whole wall of mural.
    But no matter which technique is used, an important note to remember is never paint over problem areas and unprepared or improperly prepared walls.
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