From its earliest days, Annapolis was known as the “Athens of America”. Maryland’s capital has always been filled with a wealth of cultural activities, gracious hospitality and intellectual stimulation. We’ve been welcoming visitors for more than 300 years and it still remains a beautiful place to live, work, and grow. It is no wonder residents have such a strong sense of community and pride.
Not only do we take pride in our welcoming community, but also in the quality of our homes. However, sometimes your home may be losing the warm and welcoming quality it used to have. Worry not! With a little interior paint, you can transform your house to perfectly reflect your Maryland pride. Here are just a few tips to get you started.
Choosing The Perfect Color
Though this tends to be a matter of your own personal preference, there are still a few things you can consider. The color of the room can really set the mood. Warm colors tend to help you feel more active and energized. However, cooler colors can help you feel calmer and more at peace. So before you get started, think about how color can impact the room and what the room is used for.
Choosing A Great Finish
Not only do you have to think about the color of the paint, but the type of finish you choose it important too. Here are a couple to consider for your walls.
Flat and matte paint provides a smooth and elegant finish. This finish is also great at hiding any imperfections on your wall or ceiling. However, they can be harder to clean and cleanser may end up damaging the finish.
Eggshell or low-luster finishes are great for creating a soft and velvety finish. This type of finish is more washable than the flat and matte paint.
Satin sheens are slightly reflective and are great at resisting mildew, dirt and stains. It is also better at withstanding cleaning and scrubbing better than flat or eggshell finishes. This makes satin perfect for kitchen and bathrooms.
Gloss offers a high-shine and smooth finish which can be scrubbed easily. However, gloss does tend to highlight nearly every imperfection in your wall or ceiling’s surfaces. This makes it best to use them on walls with unmarred surfaces.
Choosing The Right Person For The Job
Unless your a pretty experienced do-it-yourselfer, you shouldn’t take on this kind of project on your own. Interior painting involves a lot of hard work and preparation that most of us don’t have the time, energy, or patience for. However, you also don’t want just anyone to do your interior paint job. Though you may be tempted to go for the cheaper guys, you’ll regret it every time you have to look at your walls. So save yourself some trouble and bring in the pros.