The first thing you need to consider when selecting the paint type is the material. Paints are either oil based or latex based. Out of these most of the people go for latex as it is more durable and easy to clean. The good quality ones can go for several years without even slightest problem.
Latex Paint Eclectic Dining Room Image By Mary Best Designs
Also, it does not fade very easily. Even the experts recommend it for the walls of a house or office. But if you want paint for wood instead, you should go for oil based. It is much better is sealing the knots and stains of wood.
Oil Paint Wooden Floor Image By By Fryd
After the material you need to select the sheen of the paint. There are three main options that you have. These are glossy, semi-glossy and matte. The glossy one is very easy to clean. You can get any stain off with the help of a damp sponge. That’s why painters recommend it for bathrooms, kitchens and playrooms.
Glossy Paint Entry Door Image By Jenkins Baer
Semi Glossy Paint Ceiling Image By Plath & Co
Matte Paint Wall Image By Jarrett Vaughan
Anything that sticks to the walls can be easily removed. But it also highlights the imperfections in the walls. Besides that, it can be too shiny in rooms that get a lot of natural light. So, in that case matte is a much better option. It will not let anyone see the imperfections and it will not shine. So you can hire the painter and tell your requirements accordingly. Thus, most people prefer a semi-glossy paint which has benefits of both the options. You should see it in action before you decide.
How to Select The Color?
Most people select the color first and then move to other things like furniture. But this is not a very good idea. There are hundreds of shades of paint in the market, but in furniture the options are very limited. It is possible to get a paint that matches the rest of the decor but it is not possible to go the other way around. Thus you should select the color of walls in the last.
How to Select The Right Painter?
Even if you have selecting the best paint possible, it might not have a nice look if the painters you hired are not good. Thus you be just as careful while hiring as you were while selecting the paint. Here are some tips to help you out.
When you want to know about any local business, the best idea is to talk to your friends. Everyone gets their house or office painted at least once in their lives. Thus your friends should know about a lot of painters in your city. You can know about the quality of services and efficiency by talking to friends and other people in your circle.
Once you have got the names of some good painters you should short list them on the basis or price and experience. It is important to know what the tools that they use are, whether they have any sample works or not, and whether they work as individuals, or under some contractors, or not. This makes it easier for you to decide about the price. So, increase your home’s value by painting it with an expert painter.
Finally, when you have selected the right guy for the job, you should get a proper contract drawn that covers all the important things.