Interior Painting

How Often
There is no hard-and-fast rule dictating when you should re-paint your home’s interior walls. Given how durable interior paints have become, many homeowners only paint their interior walls when they want to change up their home’s color scheme. That being said, if your walls are looking worn or dated, it’s probably time to apply a fresh coat of paint.

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Picking the Right Paint
If you’re updating existing paint, your decision is simple. However, the decision gets trickier if you’re changing things up and going with a new color. First, you need to choose a new color. While you probably have a good idea of the colors you like and colors you don’t, the room you’re painting will play a large part in the colors you choose. Small spaces should be painted with lighter colors to avoid creating a room that feels claustrophobic. Bedrooms should be painted in soft, cool tones to create a sense of relaxation. For kitchens, choose something bright and lively, yet slightly subdued to create a room that buzzes with positive energy. Common areas can be painted with neutral colors and livened up with bold accent walls.

As far as finish is concerned, that too will be largely dependent on the room you’re painting. Many pros recommend a matte or satin finish for low-traffic rooms such as bedrooms and hallways. When it comes to living rooms, kitchens or other high-traffic areas, it’s best to go with a gloss or semi-gloss.

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Hiring a Pro
While interior painting is definitely DIY-able, you might want to consider hiring a pro to tackle the project for you. For one, a pro will be able to complete your job much faster than a DIY-project — meaning you don’t have to spend your weekend painting. Second, hiring a pro ensures that the job will be done right and up to your exacting standards. Last but not least, while you might have to spend money hiring a pro, you won’t have to spend it purchasing all of the supplies you’ll need for the job, making the job much more affordable than you might think. Give us a call at (202) 660-3140 to get a free estimate on your painting project. We offer competitive pricing and superior service. When you’re ready to get started, trust Instanuity to get the job done right.