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Interior Painting Ideas


Enhancing the interior of the home by painting is cost effective. It creates an atmosphere of warmth, and radiance (often orange and yellow tones). And moods change with the entrance into such a painted room.

Highlights are undeniable when chosen with taste and skillful applied paint. Covering the most visible part of the home – the walls – accents create focal points; angular walls are amplified with the application of a single wall color, if set off by itself. Such as for a fireplace wall, and this helps as well to create a thematic sense. And based on the contrast of the accent, even if a two or three color-combination, bordering lines that are masked give the best, sharp effect.

When separating walls from ceiling areas with darker walls - first check the straightness of the border joint before creating any added contrast since the rough or wavy joint will come to be accentuated. Contrary to popular opinion, this joint cannot always be masked.

Where interior trim and carpentry are of a tight fit, white mouldings and doors (or stained natural door panels for natural contrast) create a neat, orderly and clean appearance. Be prepared however for caulk, patching and preparation - the chosen white will show shadings and surface imperfections more readily than colors.

Sheen of the finish is critical, not only for providing a maintainable surface that is washable, but it offers performance in terms of resistance to moisture and abrasion, like for kitchens and baths, as it provides greater light reflectivity. If you’ve ever noticed, glossier paints mixed in the same formula do appear lighter since they absorb incident light less than flat paints. Some higher quality paints having lower reflectivity, like ceramic lines (available at Benjamin Moore), usually provide a softer sensitivity for those areas whose sole purpose is for viewing like areas found in home theaters and movie rooms. Too the lower the sheen – the less you will be able to touch up scuffs, filth, and marks.
Adding visual texture to the painted surfaces can be achieved with faux and sponging. Though you will want first to try test panels, until reaching the desired faux or sponge effect.

Fauxing can make a one dimensional wall seem as though it contains the illusion of a space beyond. Other painting effects such as the mock aged-appearance adds a convincing touch, harkening back.

Hand painted murals add to the room with the talent of the painter. Murals, especially in the setting of a diorama, should be sketched out and agreed to beforehand, before any painting starts. Check into having the piece(s) sealed on the wall after completion.





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