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What you should know before you paint

Interior painting is one of the best and least expensive choices among the home decorating techniques that could create a haven out of your living space. This project does not only involve smearing paint onto your walls. It takes a whole lot more with a lot of considerations to put your mind on including wall preparation, wall repair, and others.. So if you do not have any experience or skill on this, better leave it to the expert.

With professional painting contractors, you will be assured of the quality results, sure savings and the least time to wait. With interior painting, you can bring back life into those walls so don’t just settle for a ghastly overall stark white. This serves as a great way in injecting your personality and style into any room making the color selection process essential. Do not be afraid to get creative for as long as you would be able to let the color of your interior wall match the rest of the décor and features of the room. If you choose to have the walls as the main interest of your room, then you can even go for bright colors.

Not only should price be your basis for choosing the paint but the quality and endurance as well. There are appropriate types of paint that can be appropriately used in only specific rooms or areas. The choices include: flat, gloss, semi-gloss and satin paint. If rich texture and patterns are your thing, then you can choose from among the decorative interior painting idea to match your taste. With faux painting, you can make your walls resemble or create an illusion of other materials such as marble, wood, granite, or others. Wall stenciling makes use of cutout templates to craft patterns and shapes on your wall. Rubber stamping holds a literal meaning where you simply make use of stamps to create patterns or design. And for the more artsy with more budget, you can even have your very own in-house mural. Before actually applying the paint, the preparation of the wall is vital in making your project successful. The preparatory tasks that may be involved in the project include patching cracks, holes and dents; taking off loose paint of old coat; sanding until even; and removing or covering light fixtures, outlet plates and switches. Primer should be applied in case the walls are badly damaged, you have just stripped off old wallpaper, your selection of color is dark, or the walls are new. Once again remember to “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, or check us out at Maronda.com

About Julie Wiedmeyer

Julie was a new home sales counselor for Maronda Homes in Cincinnati, OH. She spent her career in the real estate & new construction industry and is passionate about helping to educate home buyers. When she isn't spending time with clients she enjoys her family and animal rescue.

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