Selecting paint is a very personal choice for most people. Many factors need to be considered when it comes to house painting. And with so many colors of paint available, choosing a color can feel like an impossible task.
At Larry Stewart Painting & Decorating we work with our customers in the Raleigh area to help them find the best paint for the job. Usually it starts with a number of questions, including:
We've not yet gotten to color, but these questions can help us determine the needed quality and sheen for your Raleigh area home. Homeowners will often want to have a higher quality paint used in a room more frequently visited by others, like the living room, than they will want to use in a child's bedroom. We'll take that into account.
Sheen is important when you are thinking through how to select paint. You'll want to consider how the room is used and how much you like, or don't like, shiny walls. A gloss or semi-gloss paint can work well in kitchens and play rooms as they'll be easier to wipe clean and will stand up to some "abuse." But, if you don't like shiny walls you won't like gloss or semi-gloss paint.
You may love the effect a flat or matte paint can give a room, but it's important to know that they won't be quite as easy to clean.
Most customers will settle on satin or eggshell when house painting. Some people love, and always use, one or the other. Other customers will choose one or the other depending on the room, using satins for kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms, and eggshell for living rooms, dining rooms and adult bedrooms.
That brings us to what is most often the challenging part when selecting paint for a home - choosing the color. Again, we'll ask some questions:
These are just some of the many questions that you'll want to ask yourself when you are considering color for house painting projects. We can say that most customers end up being most happy when they factor in the feeling they are trying to create throughout the house instead of just picking a color they like for one room.
It can be easy for homeowners to fall into the current trend. This can be fine if the trend is likely to hold up or if the homeowner doesn't mind painting their home every couple of years. Other customers will be focused on keeping within the style of their home or creating a timeless look that will hold up over many years.
Ultimately, you'll want to pick a color that works for you. Unless, of course, your purpose for painting is to sell the home or rent out the space. There are many, many resources for you to look at when considering how to select paint - here are a few good ones:
Many people choose to paint their ceilings white or off-white, and that's certainly fine. But, if you are considering a renovation, or just a different look for a room, don't forget about the ceiling. Painting the ceiling can help a room look bigger, or smaller. It can add a swanky feel or a touch of formality. Either way, homeowners usually find that painting a ceiling is much more difficult than painting a wall. So, give Larry Stewart Painting & Decorating a call and we'll save you the time, as well as the aches and pains.
Selecting paint or stain for the other surfaces inside or outside your home, office building or rental property can be just as challenging. While the designers on television can make creating a unified look seem easy, at Larry Stewart Painting & Decorating we know it can be much harder in reality. When you work with us, we'll rely on our knowledge, expertise and experience to help you select the paint, stain or other finish that will work best for you.
If you live in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham, Chapel Hill and are looking for professional help for a house painting project, give us a call today. We'll be happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.
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We are very pleased with the wonderful interior painting job by Larry Stewart Painting. From moving everything for us and putting it all back when finished, to perfect wall repair and painting, we would highly recommend Larry, Chuck and the rest of the crew!
Top Quality Painters! Larry Stewart Painting is a superior professional painting company. They are efficient, hardworking, and detail-oriented. They recently power-washed my home in the Governors Club in Chapel Hill, replaced an exterior door to the garage, repaired wood rot, repainted my exterior lights, varnished all the porch ceilings, re-stained the porch floor, hand painted an outdoor spiral staircase, re-stained the front door,caulked all seams, and brush painted all the trim and siding. I had received several cheaper estimates for the job but the other contractors proposed using lower quality paint and spray painting the siding. I was very impressed with the labor intensive brush work on the entire house. Every morning for two weeks, two vans with six men would arrive at 7:30 am wearing clean white painters coveralls prepared to work. Each day they were organized, pre-planned, quiet, courteous, and cleaned up as they worked. The crew completed their duties like skilled craftsmen. Larry Stewart has been painting houses for over 30 years, the experience and expertise are evident in the outcome.
Mr. Stewart is a man of his word. He promised a beautiful job and that is what we got. The crew was professional, courteous, and their work was meticulous. I could not find anything that wasn't done perfectly. Mr. Stewart is always available to take your call and his timeline is right on point. The best decision we ever made was having Mr. Stewart and his crew paint our house. Do yourself a favor and hire the best!
Great ! Larry and his painters were very professional and courteous.
Great painter, works with his team, and is on top of the operation from start to finish. He does what he says, and does it well.