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Painters and Decorators: Helpful Guides for Home Painting


Home painting can be scary idea especially when a homeowner has no idea on how paint works and how it should be applied properly. For those who love repaint their home but do now want to be disappointed or burdened with the task, there are several professional painters and decorators who offer their services for a very affordable price. Painters and decorators are skilled, experienced and equipped with the right tools. Commercial painting and decorating companies have the extra manpower to complete the job at a faster time. Still, home painting can be a very enjoyable and satisfying activity if the person has the right resources and time to do the job. Here are some helpful guides for homeowners who plan to paint their house by themselves.


In most cases, interior home painting is a stressful chore. Deciding on the color, finish, and brand of paint is just the beginning. With numerous choices available, a person can easily feel overwhelmed even before he starts painting the house. There are many types of paint available and each of them has certain properties that make it suitable for a specific surface. However, it is not necessary to make the job so arduous. Try starting with the room’s natural light.


A lot of people think that deeper colors are cozy and relaxing. While true, navy blue in a room with little natural light looks more like a cave than a hidden sanctuary. Before heading for the darker colors, study the amount of natural light that enters the room. Only rooms with an abundance of windows can truly pull off deep colors.  It is also helpful to test the color before applying it on the walls. Traditionally, this would involve several dozen dwarfed pots of paint known as "samples," which allow a person to paint a tiny section of the wall to compare it to other colors. This was apparently the most effective method, despite the fact that the painter would need extensive visualization skills and a strong imagination. Nowadays there is an abundance of home decorating software programs free online that will enable a person to test paint colors. Known as color visualizers, these programs upload a digital picture of the room, and the user can change the paint color.