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When it comes to applying paint to your houses there are multiple varieties of sheens in either Oil or Latex.
Latex being one of the most preferred paints to use, as it is one of the easiest to clean paint with optimum durability.
It is more fade-resistant and is better at breathing than oil-based paints, this results in less blistering of paint though,
It is recommended to use latex paint for most of the households.
However, Oil-based paints are very good for priming real wood moldings and trim tends to seal stains and knots from the wood better than a latex paint wood.
It takes longer to dry than latex paint, so plan your sessions accordingly.
We recommend that you use an Oil-based Shellac primer on my trim and then use latex paint on top as the topcoat.
The fact is that the glossier the paint, the easier it is to clean up.
The paint also depends on the room such as if you have small children, then the it will have high traffic, like a playroom, or tends to get greasy as well as in a kitchen, opt for high gloss sheens.
As high gloss sheens would be much more easy to clean.
The High gloss paints also work great for trim and give a very clean look that complements the flatter sheen of the walls.
After High gloss, semi-gloss is a very good alternative and can be used for kitchens and bathrooms, as this trim provides you the ease of washability and less shine.
Coming to the cost perspective, it is relatively cost-effective.
This makes it a good choice for kitchens and bathrooms as well as for trim providing you with ease and washability and less shine than gloss.
We recommend using satin sheens as they provide a smooth finish to them and it is ideal used in kitchens, bathrooms and hallways.
In case if your walls are having lots of imperfections, then select a flat or matte paint.
But, one downside to this is that it is not able to stand up along with good cleaning and tends to show some dirt, so choose this paint for rooms where you do not encounter a lot of fingerprints and dirt.
First of all, if you are planning to buy a house, We at aar maintenance recommend that you should select a house with white/off-white color for the walls.
This will allow you to cover the walls, with your choice of colors and give the whole house a brighter and cleaner look.
However, You can also visit the paint shop and explore hundreds of paint combinations from the brochures.
You can completely change the look and feel of any room with little planning and color varying the shades for a desired look/feel.
Always remember the primary colors that are red, yellow and blue. When you combine these colors, it makes a new color(such as orange, purple).
Some colors are always opposite to each other such as red and green. Such colors are complementary and playoff with each other well.
Now, every color impacts the whole environment.
Painting Blue, green and purple makes it appear larger and airy.
Whereas colors such as red, yellow and orange will give the room a much more vibrant appearance.
You can also go for some colors such as red or yellow by painting some muted shades such as pink, cream, etc.
These are often referred to as warm colors.
Combining both the warm and cool shades compliment each other well.
You can also go for the same shade and follow the monochromatic approach.
This basically means to select a subtle shade of a color that tends to be soothing, Such as using ocean blue from the blue shade of colors.
Such color patterns are suitable for use in bathrooms.
Many combinations can be made, just select a darker color for the wall and then complement the same with a slightly lighter color in the same shade.
All the accessories such as curtains, towels or bedding work very well with such combinations.
As we learned above, Colors can highly impact the whole appearance and feel of the room.
You can go for lighter shades, as the room appears more spacious.
Don’t be afraid to add texture to your room accessories. Using Neutral colors allow flexibility to change the feel completely.
You can combine up more colors and create a unique pattern for yourself.