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Interior Painting Ideas for Walls & Ceilings

It seems certain areas of the home’s walls and ceilings lend themselves to painting opportunities.

Starting at the top; ceilings on new homes are typically left unpainted. Which is the most economical option. But a lighter, brighter appeal can be achieved by rolling on ceiling paint (rolling on in a direction counter to the natural light entering through a window).

Many paint manufacturers do add a touch of grey to their ceiling whites to increase coverage – because straight white by itself is markedly thin when it comes to coverage. A minimum two coats is usually needed for unpainted ceiling areas.

For the case of treyed ceilings, these provide a special opportunity. Scenery here is effective in the form of outdoor pictures, abstracts or what have you. Darker tones can bring in a sense of detached height. Lighter or much of the same tone can provide an appealing continuation.

Within the trey - for that angular crown mould installed here or at the lower ceiling/wall juncture - closing that miniature shadow gap between the wall and casing with a clean bead of tub-and-tile caulk seals things up airtight and unnoticeable (with a continual rinse rag).

Darker walls can exaggerate taller areas like foyers with staircase entries, as the first impression one has, lifting upward. Or simply create more of an open-ness surrounding on all sides with lighter shades. All relying on artificial and natural light.

For those walls reduced in height, pre-cast nooks painted to match the trim are available in a variety of styles, provided you have the proper wall cavity space. They are elegant and can accentuate the paint scheme.

- Just some of the ways inside painting matters.

Related Costs/Painting :

Cost of Interior Painting
Inside paint costs in depth.

Interior Cost Per Square Foot
For painting the house.

Cost to Paint Rooms
Prices by room dimensions.

House Painting Costs
How much it costs & factors involved.

Drywall Costs
Thru the course of the project.

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