What to Consider When Looking to Custom Paint Interior Walls | Laissez-Passer

  • What to Consider When Looking to Custom Paint Interior Walls

    The home improvement trend continues as it’s now clear that the ongoing health crisis is forcing us to spend more time within the safe spaces of our home. Custom painting the rooms in which we set up the home office and study spaces is one of the popular suggestions by which we can brighten up our outlook of an otherwise bleak scenario. As in any home improvement projects, there are important things to consider before embarking on a house painting mission.

    Do You DIY or Hire a Professional Contractor?

    Custom painting a room is a cool DIY project but only if one has enough time to spare. Hiring professional painters is the better option, since homeowners and their children need the rooms ready for use within the shortest time possible.

    Besides there are advantages to having a professional contractor to do the job. They’ll do most of the work once they get to have a clear understanding of a client’s visions and expectations. As professional contractors they do the research work so they can present the best product recommendations and applications along with cost estimations.

    Moreover, painting projects require extensive preparations such as caulking, sanding and may even include thorough power washing of surfaces before priming and applying the custom finish painting. Having a formal job contract also gives assurance that quality work will be completed within the agreed timeline.

    Still, it would be best to have basic knowledge of the potential options that will be presented as recommendations, since a contractor will carry out the project based on your choices and preferences.

    Understand the Concept of Custom Painting

    A painting project referenced as a custom paint job simply means you envision a room that is painted with a hue that is different from the paint that nearly everyone used in their home interior. Applying a custom finish paint to a room is one way of expressing individuality, by adding depth and dimension to the paint in ways that reflect the personality of the owner or user.

    Actually custom paint jobs are popular not only for houses, but also for motorcycles, cars, commercial spaces, toys and other crafts, to make them stand out in a definable way.

    Still, deciding on a painting project is not only about choosing a one-of-a-kind color or color combination. It’s also a matter of understanding the kind of finish that best meets the aspects that make the room suitable for the user or users.

    Be in the know that a paint color can have a different appearance in having a flat, matte, satiny, glossy or in-between sheen type of finish. A paint finish can also influence the lighting effects and durability of a custom-painted surface. That being the case, it’s important to communicate with the paint contractor of what the occupant considers as important functions of his or her room.

    Some paint finishes can have either a reflective or non-reflective effect. Others can be good for hiding wall scratches or blemishes; and/or easier to clean especially if the room frequently receives heavy traffic. The point is, while a home improvement project aims to be transformative, have it in a way that will make the transformation durable and suitable for one’s purpose.

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