Thursday, September 16, 2010
Easy Interior Painting Guide for Starters
The thought of doing interior house painting can be a frightening one, especially if you are doing it for the first time. It would definitely be nerve-wrecking, but I’m sure that after reading this article you’d be picking up your paintbrush and rollers and start painting or hire a professional painter immediately.
First of all, your home is a place of rest and relaxation after a long day at work. It also assures you of your security. But if your home is does not look well, then chances are you won’t be as relaxed and as energized as you should be.
Science has proven it that the colors that we see affect our psychological state. Some colors produce a relaxing and calming effect, like green. Some colors provide warmth like yellow, or some colors give you a cooling effect, like blue. Using colors correctly in your interior house painting can produce fantastic effects with your everyday life.
In selecting the colors, you have to first assess for your house’s existing furniture. Pick out colors that compliment them, not compete with them. Use bright colors only to highlight a certain part of the room. Other than that, neutral shades of a color would be your best bet. For example, if the paint shop has 9 shades of blue, pick the one at the middle (5th shade) as that usually is the neutral shade, not too bright, nor not too dark.
Colors can also be manipulated to give your rooms depth and texture by using some basic interior painting techniques. Wall stenciling and faux painting can easily be done at home without needing to pay for professional help. Here’s a bit of bird’s eye view for each:
1. Wall Stenciling is an interior house painting technique where you apply paint to your wall, ceiling, floor or other surfaces through the use of cutout designs or some form of template. These designs can be repeatedly applied on the surface because the templates are usually made up of plastic. Wall stenciling gives any surface a unique texture. Commercial templates are available, but you can also fabricate your own designs if you want.
2.Faux painting is an interior house painting technique where you paint a surface so that it mimics another. It is also known as false painting. For example, you can paint your wall with a marble shade to give it the illusion that it is indeed marble.
Happy house painting!
Posted on 09/16 at 04:00 AM