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Choosing the Right Paint For the Job

Is it time to refresh your home? Do you need to revive a faded exterior, or brighten up the walls of your living space? Repainting your home is an exciting undertaking, but it can be a bit overwhelming. With so many products available, how do you know which ones are right for you and your home? A little bit of knowledge goes a long way.

Brand
Value is the most important thing to consider when choosing paint brands. It’s tempting to look at prices alone, but quality is important if you want a product that will last. For the best value, choose the highest quality product you can afford

Color
Picking colors is the fun part of painting. With so many options, though, the samples on your walls can quickly get out of hand. Name brands like PPG and Sherwin Williams have in-store color tools, mobile apps, and color consultants to help you find the right colors for your home.

Picture of PPG Voice of Color Kiosk

(https://www.ppgvoiceofcolor.com/paint-color-kiosk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheen
Sheen refers to the amount of light that reflects off of a surface. There are plenty of options to choose from, including flat or matte, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and high-gloss. Sheen affects the look of the finished paint job but more importantly assists dirt resistance, moisture resistance, and ease of cleaning.

Flat and matte sheens provide a smooth, elegant finish but absorb dirt easily and are difficult to clean. This finish is not ideal for homes with children or pets who rub along the walls. Eggshell provides slightly more lustre than a flat finish, but is also not ideal for homes with children or pets.

A satin finish also provides an elegant finish and can be wiped clean more easily than a flat finish.

Semi-gloss and gloss are the best finishes for busy households with children or pets.  They provide the highest level of sheen along with a smooth finish. They are also the easiest to clean, and hide imperfections well.

Ready to get started? TECC Painting can help you every step of the way. We can recommend the latest, greatest products, refer you to a color consultant, apply sample colors to your walls, and help you choose the right finish for your lifestyle. Call us today at 719-577-9300 or request a free estimate online.

 

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