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Secrets Of Deciding On Colors With Certainty Before House Painting

     House painting is made way to complicated for many homeowners and the sad thing is, it doesn't have to be. Choosing colors for your next house painting plan doesn't have to be complicated and stressful. To begin with, most homeowners are mixed-up by the sheer total of colors to select from. The fear of a wrong choice and having to live with it is very uncomfortable for most homeowners. Having your home painted twice is not an disbursement most homeowners want to undertake. Besides, what will the Jones think about the new colors.

Below is some house painting tips that will help you feel more confident with your color choice.

1. The first thing to think about is what colors are permanent on your home. Roofs typically last from 30 years to lifetime.Roofs typically last from 30 years to lifetime. Bricks are permanent and should be one of the first considerations in matching colors. Stones are also permanent. Stones are also permanent. Any color change will need to be coordinated with these permanent colors in mind. You will want your new color scheme to be in harmony with the permanent colors. Avoid conflict with colors you can't change This should guide you to the right color family.

2. Another consideration should be the landscape and the neighborhood. The colors surrounding the house as well as the geographic location. Evaluate the textures and colors of the existing building materials.

3. The architectural style of the home needs to be considered. For instance, a French Victorian home needs a different color than an English tutor style home. Planning a color strategy around a traditional home typically will be different than modern architecture.

4. Changing the front door and shutter colors are an simple way to freshen up the look of a home devoid of changing the siding and trim colors.

5. Sometimes I am asked if the interior color scheme should reflect the exterior color theme. It really is a matter of personal taste. If you own a historic home you may want to keep the authenticity of that time period by keeping a connection between interior and exterior colors, but again it is a personal preference. Frequently homeowners put now limitations on interior color schemes.

6. Coordinating colors is a common problem with many homeowners. I recommend you make a trip to your paint store. Most major paint stores have pre-selected color schemes. Most offer palette collections that provide accurate historical reference along with collections of colors that work well together. There is not a better place to start planning your house painting project.

7. Some of your major paint stores like Sherwin Williams, offer an online service that allows you to construct color variations using a visualizer. Contact your local paint store for the web address and you can go online with your computer and play around with a lot of different colors for both exterior and interior house painting. You can apply different colors to interior or exterior scenes by simply dragging and dropping in the color on various elements such as walls and trim.

8. For the siding or wall color apply in a 4ft by 4ft area next to the trim color you plan to use.

The small paint chips supplied by the paint stores are too small to make a determination. (Caution: If the siding is textured, or you have stucco, do not apply paint on a large area with a brush or roller. When the house is painted by the contractor, you will be able to see where you put the test sample underneath the paint they apply. Paint fills the pores of textured surfaces so you have an uneven distribution of paint where you applied the sample causing it to be visible. Instead, apply the test sample on a piece of plywood and hold up to the trim to test your color samples.)

To conclude, do your research work first. Be sure of your colors before you hire a painting contractor. Often, homeowners rush into hiring a contractor before they are clear in their mind about the colors they want. Unexpectedly they feel rushed to make a decision on colors and end up not confident with their pick of colors. Properly planning your house painting project will definitely cut down on stress.

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Nicky is the CEO of an "> exterior painting and to ">interior painting service, called Homeowners First Choice Painting. Nicky has served the Atlanta and surrounding areas for 28 years with his business. Nicky is author of numerous articles concerning house painting issues and home improvement matters. Click on one of these links for more info. As a home builder and home improvement business owner he shares his ideas on topics that can be useful for the DIY homeowner.

Posted on 2011-02-05, By: *

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