It’s time to personalize your living space with colors unique to you. By selecting the right color choices, you will be able to achieve any look, from warm and cozy hues to the daring and dramatic tones.
Where to Start?
The first step in any paint project is simply putting in the time and effort of searching for the best paint for the job. Long time team members and paint experts from our very own store have shared their insights so you can be fully confident in every decision you make. We believe you should start with a good quality acrylic latex paint for ease of application and excellent coverage. Along with acrylic latex paint, you’ll also want to turn your attention over to the different sheen options. Great quality applicators like paint rollers and brushes are other great tools essential for getting those paint projects done.
Understanding Sheen Paint
We all know flat paint has no shine while high-gloss is all shine. In between these two, however, we have eggshell, satin and semi-gloss, each with its own practical and decorative job to do. When choosing a paint sheen, it’s important to consider the area you are painting so you ensure an appropriate sheen for your space. If something has a sheen, this simply means it has a smooth and gentle brightness on the surface. It’s important to know that matte, flat and eggshell paints are usually washable finishes. While satin and semi-gloss dry harder and are considered scrubbable. For low, traffic areas such as master bedrooms or guestrooms, try going for a lower sheen. For children’s rooms, hallways, bathrooms, or any room that can create humid conditions, you’ll want to stick with a higher sheen.
Explore Your Home’s Potential
Not all homes are the same, so it’s up to you to decide “your look.” Accent walls are a great reminder to have fun with the space you’re living in while making it welcoming and unique. Consider an accent wall rather an all over color. It can, surprisingly, be done in a short amount of time and when planned correctly, can drastically improve a fireplace wall, entry space or the nook in the corner of the room.
Still having a hard time deciding on the right colors? We don’t blame you, it can be difficult at times! Try looking for inspiration from a piece of artwork, an area rug, or even the fabric on a pillow. As our paint manager says, “it’s just paint and you can always paint over it!”
Furniture is Just as Important!
As much as we love to focus our attention on the interior walls in our homes, we can’t ignore the items within our homes too. The furniture in our homes speak for themselves, when you invite people over to socialize, basic furniture is crucial. Did you know you can update this? A painted piece of furniture not only showcases your creative ability, but it can make a striking focal point. Chalk paint, milk paint and some good quality acrylic paint are just a few appropriate choices for painting furniture or cabinetry. Finish it off with a clear or brown wax to achieve that beautiful, aged look.
At Johnsons Home & Garden, you’ll always find helpful team members who are happy to provide their expertise so you can complete that project with full confidence. We have a great team, some specializing in paint, but all having a passion for helping people with their home improvement projects. If you ever have questions or need help with any home improvement projects, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re here to help you every step of the way to make your visions a reality.