A FOOLPROOF GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT PAINT
Unsure which THE RIGHT PAINT is best for your project? Don’t skip the research.
The type of paint you choose is just as important as the color, and can have a major effect on the character of your room,
the quality of your paint job, and the vibe you want to achieve.
“There are definitely a lot of factors that you should take into consideration before you decide on a type of paint,”
says paint expert Sarabeth Asaff South of Fixr, an online service that helps homeowners make home remodeling decisions.
Where the room is located, how it will be used, how large or small the room is,
and the overall look you’re trying to achieve are the top factors to consider,
according to Asaff South.
“These factors can all subtly influence things like the sheen of your paint or the saturation,
so you need to closely consider them,” she adds.
Read on to learn more about each type of paint—and potentially prevent a time-and money-consuming mistake.
“Every paint out there will have a sample,” Asaff South says.
“Get as many samples as you can, and get some poster board.
Play around with those samples—examine how easily they cover and spread an area, and how easily you can clean them once they’re dry.”
While browsing through photographs or reading information online
will give you a general idea of how different finishes look, it is only until you test a paint in your desired space that you can get a true sense of how it will work.
“The reason you want to do a piece of poster board instead of the wall is because you can move your poster board
around the room to look at it with your furnishings in different lights at different times of the day,” Asaff South adds.
“This way, you can really feel good about your choice because you’re taking all the guesswork out of it.” สถาปนิก