How can you be sure you pick the perfect color for your unique home’s interior house painting project? And, how can you be sure you choose the perfect color for each room? And, when you do decide on a color, how do you know the paint won’t look different on the wall than it did in the can or on the swatch? At Durapro Painting we specialize in interior house painting for Apple Valley and have assisted many local area homeowners. We also receive a lot of questions about choosing paint so we thought we’d put together some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to interior house painting and paint color.
Q: How does lighting affect the color I choose?
A: When it comes to interior house painting, a room’s lighting plays a huge part in how the color will appear when it is applied. Natural light vs. artificial light can change the way it looks depending on the time of day. During the morning hours when the sun’s earliest rays hit the walls, the paint might look brighter than in the evening. Natural light can also make the paint look like it is a different color than artificial light will. And, the angles where the walls meet the floor or ceiling and even the size of the room itself can all affect what paint looks like when it is applied.
Q: How can I know what the color will look like in different kinds of light?
A: The best way to figure out what the paint will look like in different lighting or different corners of the room is, before your interior house painting, paint a moveable surface or swatch. Something that is similar in material and color of your current walls is ideal. This is also a great way to see how the trim color will match up with the rest of the wall. The finish should match up too. So, if you intend on using a matte finish on your walls, the test paint should also be a matte finish.
Q: Is there a difference between interior and exterior paint?
A: There is a huge difference. Paint for interior house painting will fade faster than what is in exterior paint. The resins used will also differ because exterior paints have to be able to adapt to temperature changes and moisture. Interior paint has resin in it that is more rigid, which means the paint is less likely to scuff and is easier to wash. Professional painting contractors like us will always know which paint to choose but now you know the differences as well.
Whatever color or painting project you choose, depend on the experts at Durapro Painting to get the job done right. We have years of experience performing interior house painting and can help you get what you’re looking for out of your next home renovation project.