Interior wall treatments and coverings in Calgary

Steps to painting a room:

 

Painting seems very easy, but without following the proper steps, painting a room can quickly turn into a nightmare! The following steps will give you an idea of what to expect when we come to paint your home.

 

1. Remove the furniture and large objects from the room, or to the middle of the room

2. Clean walls: Remove dust, dirt, and grease spots with water, a little mild dish washing detergent, and a cellulose sponge. Rinse walls with clean water to remove the soap residue.

3. Remove all utility outlet covers and vent grates.

4. Repair any defects in the wall surfaces by sanding and patching holes and cracks.

5. Tape the trim, window, and door frames. Painter's blue tape is used - it can easily be removed after painting without peeling off any paint with it. Frog tape is used on wall surfaces where two different colours meet.

6. Cover the floor surfaces with drop cloths or painters' plastic.

7. "Cutting": Brush on paint around trim and in the corners of walls, where your roller can't reach, using an angled brush. Extend out two to three inches from windows, doors, and moldings.

8. Prime the walls: It's a myth that walls that have been painted many times don't need to be primed. In fact, primer helps maximize the sheen and coverage of paint and gives the finish coat a more uniform appearance.

9. Use a roller to fill in the rest of the wall surface with paint. Allow to dry (1 to 2 hours) and repeat if necessary - in case of a drastic colour change, at least two coats of paint is needed.

10. Remove tape and drop cloths

Choosing paint colours

 

Choosing interior paint colors for your home will depend on your particular style as well as the size and shape of rooms you want to paint. Certain color schemes can enhance the look of a room, opening it up and creating a relaxing feel to the space.

 

 - When picking colors for homes, determine what type of mood you would like to set in each room. Bedroom designs can incorporate color schemes that create a relaxing and sensual atmosphere, while kitchens can be brighter and use colors that stimulate the appetite and living rooms can employ hues with a warm and cozy feel.

 

 - Lighter colors can enhance a room, opening it up and creating a brighter environment while dark hues can sometimes make a room feel smaller and cramped...or warmer and cozier.

 

 - Check out our ideas page and links page for inspiration

 

 - Once you have an idea of what you want, order some sample jars and dot some of the paint on the wall. Check the colour throughout the day to see how it exhibits in different light intensities.

 

 - Favourite colours for 2015:

Sunny yellow, acid yellow, Soft grey, hues of blue, especially midnight blue, soft green, pastels and of course, Pantone's Marsala.

Colour scheme based on Pantone's colour of the year: Marsala

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