Painting and Decoration: Key Elements Are Planning and Preparation

Success in home painting and decoration will depend on the skills, techniques, planning and preparation of the painter as well as the high quality of the paint materials used to accomplish the job. A beautifully painted and decorated home is something that every homeowner cherishes to achieve. If you are planning to have a house remodeling, it is very helpful to be acquainted with the basics of painting and decoration.

Which type of paint will you prefer? Water based paint is the type of paint which is eco-friendly, easy to apply and highly durable. Knowing the steps to prepare and paint as well as selecting paint color mixes and finishes are relevant and important. Learning the technical properties of the materials and surfaces to be painted and decorated are vital to the success of a project. Being aware of painting and decoration trends is also essential. The art of decorating is very important and complex. You have to formulate your overall conceptual theme. No matter what type of painting designs you use, whether modern or the other styles, you have to undergo a design process.

Planning is very crucial. One’s taste is different from another and as the one in charge; you have to accept the challenge. When it comes to your painting and decorating project, you have to access whatever knowledge you can acquire from various sources. Seek information guides in the internet on all issues about the best paint products and their decorative effects.

The trend now is to choose new paint products which are water based but contain the durable and sturdy qualities of solvent based paints. Your choice of paint colors will determine the motif and effect, the ambiance you want to create and the impression you want to instill. Colors symbolize different sense of emotions and feelings. White creates an atmosphere of cleanliness and coziness. Colors of blue and green are associated with coolness. Yellow, orange and red evoke feelings of warmth and radiance.

In selecting your mix and match colors, using the color wheel or a software designer online can be of big help. In your decoration scheme, you can consider either glossy or matte finish. Choosing a shade of yellow with a combination of white can work wonders for your interior wall paint. Glossy finish in yellow and white shade can be perfect to your kitchen and cupboard doors. Other ideas to consider are the use of high quality water based metallic paints in gold and silver with white stripes. This combination projects an air of luxury and modern style. Another eye-catching set up is the use of brilliant white and stenciling small circle dots of red to form circles of design on the wall. Various paints with “special effects” are flooding the market giving various finishes such as wood graining, stippling, combing, glazing, sponging, etc. They are beautiful and give a touch of elegance, richness and sophistication.

You have to know the basics to make your project a success. In doing the exterior painting, surface preparation, the right paint, the appropriate tools and good weather are vital. Adverse weather condition can compromise the long term quality and behavior of the total paint work. Mild temperature condition should be the right time to do it.

Most people want to save on the professional painter’s fee and do the work themselves. Undertaking the project yourself gives one the freedom to be creative, innovative and artistic. Whether you make it a DIY project or you decide to hire the services of a qualified and experienced painter- designer, all the elements have to be given its appropriate weight. Your other interior decors such as existing furniture, fixtures, accents, lighting, curtains, rugs, carpets, wall frames and art paintings have to complement your choice of paints and design. As with any successful painting and decoration project, the key is sufficient planning and preparation.

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