7 Common Mistakes People Make When Painting Their Home’s Interior And How To Avoid Them

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Is it time to renovate your house or you are moving to a new apartment and want it to match your personality? First, research before applying the first layer of the paint to avoid mistakes when decorating your house. 

Before you hire a professional commercial painting company to transform your house, get quotes from different companies and evaluate your options. 

Here, you’ll find seven common mistakes that people make when painting their house and how to avoid them. Let’s get started: 

1. Not Asking For Paint Sample Before Painting 

Doing paint samples ensures that you use paint that matches your expectations. It is common for people to like a shade, whether neutral or bold, without bothering to test it. Light throughout the day will affect how the same paint looks. A paint job can look drastically different when viewed in daylight as compared to when viewed under artificial lights. 

It is advisable to buy little paint sample tins and try them on your house before finalizing anything. Choose a paint that blends with your wall and pick colors that are compatible with each other if you are planning to have different shades for different rooms. Having paint samples will make your life a lot easier when it comes to painting and decorating your house. 

2. Ignoring Natural Light And The Position Of The Room 

Natural light will change with time but it will also depend on the direction your house is facing and the direction of windows. For instance, you might choose a beige color and paint it on your north-facing room, this may  make the beige paint appear greyish with strange blue undertones. 

The best technique to prevent this is by testing out samples under both artificial and daylight before commencing the final paint job. It also applies to bold shades; you might be aiming to achieve a dramatic look but if there is no natural light, your room might end up looking a bit depressing. 

3. Assuming That All Whites are the Same 

White is considered to be a great universal choice when you want to increase natural light in your room. However, not many consumers notice that white comes in different shades. For instance, when you are walking around Belgravia in Central London, you will come across different shades of white, ranging from yellowish to pinkish to greyish. 

The bright shades usually give an empty restless feeling, quite clinical. For this reason, undertones are used to make a room seem warmer or colder, but blue undertones will make your space feel depressing. 

It is advisable to use different shades when decorating, depending on the room orientation. 

4. Trying To Match Too Much 

Color clashing results when you are trying to match the paint, decorations, and furniture, making the room look cheap and flat. Instead, try combining different shades of your favorite paint. Use decorations to complement the paint in your room to avoid the room looking dull and boring. 

Different color schemes make it possible to use shades that match but are not necessarily identical to avoid giving your room a monotonous look. 

5. Not Paying Attention To Current Weather Conditions 

Before you start the painting work, first observe the weather conditions as paint doesn’t handle extreme weather conditions very well. For water-based paints, high humidity levels will slow down the drying time. During winter, paint doesn’t dry out evenly, leading to cracks and peelings. 

In the case of hot weather, the paint will dry too quickly, leaving you with an uneven finish. 

You should check out with your manufacturer to find the optimal temperature and humidity if the paint is not applying as it should. 

6. Ignoring Color Schemes And Other Rooms 

To avoid chaos, think about the colors in other areas of your house, mostly the open-plan spaces. Paint applied on walls should complement each other instead of color clashing. It will be easier to paint and decorate your room if you have a harmonious, cohesive look throughout the space. 

In the decoration stage, the things you’ll buy should blend with the paint so you can get the desired results. 

7. Try Too Hard By Using Multiple Bright, Trendy Paints 

When choosing a paint for your home, you can easily be drawn to bright colors such as orange, pink and red. However, if you paint a small space using these colors, the resulting work might make you feel uncomfortable and stressed instead of feeling relaxed. It will make the room look smaller and even may lead to headaches due to eye strain. 

It can be avoided by either choosing the paints from a specific color scheme or limiting yourself to just a couple of paints. Keep these tips and lessons in mind next time you decide to design and paint your home's interior.

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