How to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck with Interior Painting Projects
Interior painting projects are one of the most popular home renovation projects because they are one of the most affordable, quickest, and easiest ways to breathe new life into any space. For the cost of a gallon of paint and a few hours of labor from a professional painter – or if you are ambitious, yourself – you can inexpensively transform a space.
It is recommended to repaint your home every two to three years, depending on the people and pet traffic levels. It’s an especially important project if you are getting ready to sell your home. So if it’s time, or far past time, to show your walls and trim some love, we have some ideas on how to get the biggest bang for your buck.
Create an Accent Wall
An accent wall is a fun way to update your interior without breaking the bank. Painting one wall in a room requires far less paint, saving you money on supplies. Creating an accent wall adds elegance, dramatic flair, and a focal point where you want to draw attention without needing to paint an entire room. If you already have neutral wall colors such as gray, beige, off-white, etc., you can paint one accent wall a strong color.
Simply decide where you would like the focal point of the room, such as a fireplace, a large window, a built-in bookcase, a headboard wall in a bedroom, or a wall across from a doorway. Use an accent color to highlight parts of a room or continue painting techniques from an adjacent room. You can also get color ideas by looking at accent pillows, upholstery, fabric, and artwork in the room.
Paint Interior Windows and Trim
If you want to update the interior of your home with a painting project but don’t want to tackle an entire room, consider keeping the current wall color but painting the trim, molding, and windows a new color. This low-cost home renovation painting technique dramatically changes a space, especially in rooms where you already have a neutral shade on adjacent walls, such as beige, gray, or off-white. Even if you don’t want to change the color, sprucing up the baseboards, door, and window casings makes an entire room feel refreshed. Be sure to select a satin or gloss paint finish to highlight the trim against walls with a flat finish and create a washable and durable surface.
Choose a Single Color
Another way to stretch your painting budget is to use the same paint color on all the walls. Unified color palettes are not only on trend but give a home a cohesive flow. This decorating idea works well with open floor plans where each room blends into another. Not purchasing different gallons of paint in different colors helps reduce paint waste. Plus, when it comes time for touch ups, you only need to keep one color on hand.
Buy High-Quality Paint
Paying extra for a quality paint brand might seem counterintuitive to keeping a project low-budget, but in fact, you will spend less over time if you put in the investment upfront. High-quality paint covers the wall surface more evenly and completely. Inexpensive bargain brands require more coats of paint, meaning you have to buy more, and if you hire a professional painter, it will take them longer to complete the project.
Professional Painting Results
Achieving a professional, quality painting result is labor intensive, and interior painting projects require proper surface preparation to ensure that the paint will not crack or peel. That’s why we recommend hiring a pro to tackle your next paint project. Whether you decide to take on a do-it-yourself project over the course of a long weekend or hire a professional painter, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for any room and add value to your home.
About Flowers Painting
Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. Call today to schedule your FREE estimate at (800) 699-4558. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.