1) How to select paint colors for your house?
The best colors will highlight the most beautiful features of your home. If you're planning to paint an older home then you can refer to historic color charts. In some neighborhoods they paint their houses modern colors to dramatize architectural details. Using bright colors on old architectural details can produce startling and exciting results. Choose colors that set your house apart, without clashing with nearby buildings. The landscape around your house is blooming with color ideas. Trees may suggest an earthy palette of greens and browns. A beach setting might suggest vivid blues, turquoises, and coral colors. Even the garden in your front yard can inspire exciting color combinations. Your paint color doesn't need to match the roof, but it should harmonize. Choose a color scheme that harmonizes with colors already present on your house. The color of your furnishings will guide you in the selection of your interior paint colors, and your interior paint colors will influence the colors you use outside. Try to choose accent colors for shutters, moldings, doors, window sashes, brackets, columns, and porch decks.
2) What are the types of paints for home painting?
There are two bases of paint for your house: solvent-based (oil or alkyd) and water-based (latex). Oil-based paints dry slow - usually taking up to 24 hours. The best clean up for an oil-based paint is turpentine or paint thinner. Latex paints' advantage is that it dries relatively fast, but it is not desirable in hot weather or direct sunshine. The best clean up for latex paints requires just soap and water. So if you are painting the inside of your house, it is recommended to use water-based paints, while solvent-based paints are suggested for painting the exterior of your house. Different types include gloss paint, high gloss paint, semi gloss paint, eggshell paints, satin paints and flat paints.
3) What are the color combinations for your house?
You can choose your favorite color for your house but it should harmonize with the roof, interior and exterior. The following will help you visualize color combinations on a variety of house styles. From the vibrant yellow green of a spring leaf to subtle, earthy shades, green offers a wide palette. A blue house can appear playful or dignified, depending on the mood. See how the mood shifts when you trim the blue in yellow, white, or red. A blue house can appear playful or dignified, depending on the mood. See how the mood shifts when you trim the blue in yellow, white, or red. A house painted pink can seem feminine and playful, but darken the color and the pink turns dramatic.
4) How to pick paint colors for your house exterior?
Begin with colors suggested by your roof and masonry. Consider the color schemes used inside your home. Exterior colors should harmonize with the interior. Choose colors that coordinate with the buildings around you. Consider selecting darker shades. Remember that very bright or very deep colors will fade. Use darker colors to emphasize shadows and lighter colors to show projections. Avoid extreme contrasts. Choose colors that are related. Study color samples outside, but never in direct sunlight. Bright sun will distort the color. Before buying large quantities of paint, buy quarts of your selected colors and paint one area of your house. The simpler your house, the fewer colors you'll need. Light colors will make your house seem larger. Dark colors or bands of trim will make your house seem smaller. Consider using darker or lighter shades instead of changing color.
5) What are the surface preparation tips before painting house? Remove as much as furniture as possible from the room or group the heavier fixtures and the delicate ones together and cover them with a drop cloth. Provide adequate lightning to allow a good view of painting imperfections. Remove switch plates. Patch holes and cracks in the surfaces you wanted to paint...
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