Repainting the Interior of Your Home

Posted on June 7, 2016

Interior design has always been important for homeowners; after all, this is where we spend most of our time. However nice the interior might look, it tends to become dull and worn looking after a few years, and this is the time to think about a repaint job, especially before a major spring clean.

Professional Assistance

Repainting your house is a major project and for this reason, it is a good idea to call in the experts, who can assist with the design concept, as well as carrying out the work. An online search will provide the contact details of an established, local painter that specialises in interior decoration.

First Consultation

After making an initial enquiry, your local interior painter will want to visit you at home, in order to prepare a quotation. This will involve extensive research with many questions on both sides. The representative will have a full range of colour charts and will be able to suggest shade combinations, with different textures and finishes to bring out the best of your home.

A Wide Range of Colours & Finishes

With today’s mixing technology, it is possible to achieve any shade, giving you a wider range of colour options. When choosing a paint sheen, one must consider the amount of traffic the area receives and as a rule, the higher the traffic, the more sheen required.

Flat

This is a low sheen paint with a non-reflective finish that hides minor surface imperfections, and is easy to touch up. It is ideal for low traffic areas, ceilings, and interior walls.

Matte

This sheen has a dull reflection, is durable and easy to clean. It also hides surface imperfections, which makes it ideal for bedrooms and walkways.

Eggshell Enamel

With a soft appearance and higher reflectivity, eggshell is a good choice for living rooms, being easy to clean. A semi-sheen look that is durable, and blends with most concepts.

Satin Enamel

This gives a pearl-like glow, ideal for high-traffic areas and moist places like kitchens and bathrooms.

Semi-Gloss Enamel

A sleek, radiant sheen that is great for cabinets and trim, with a durable surface that is best suited to high-traffic areas.

High-Gloss Enamel

That ultimate sheen that creates a brilliant, glass like finish that is ideal for high-traffic areas. High-gloss is a popular choice in contemporary settings, giving that clean, shiny look to the room.

It’s All About Preparation

As any decorator will tell you, preparing the surfaces is the key to a successful outcome. Cracks and holes need to be filled, while all surfaces must be prepared for the paint job. Then there is the protection of the furniture and fittings, an essential part of any interior home improvements. A professional painter and decorator will have sheets of canvas and all the equipment needed to ensure a smooth transition, with the minimum of inconvenience to the resident. The interior of your home is a place to relax and unwind after the stresses of a busy day, so give your home a new image by repainting the interior.

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