I have always said that a can of paint can go a long way in refreshing an otherwise dated home. Below are some basic painting “Tips from the Divas”:
Paint not only come in thousands of colors, it’s also available in many finishes…..Flat, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-gloss, Gloss. Remember that the shinier the finish, the harder or more durable the finish. That is why you will find doors and trim painted in semi-gloss or gloss. Also know that the shinier the finish, the more surface flaws you will see. Avoid this finish on older plaster and damaged sheetrock…you will see every lump and bump.
- FLAT, non-reflective finish on ceilings and walls
- EGGSHELL, slight sheen on kitchen, bath walls and high-traffic areas.
- SEMI-GLOSS, moderate sheen on trim and doors
- GLOSS, high sheen on trim and doors
If you want a really great job, use a good painter. If you want the right colors, call a designer. (We can suggest 2 great gals!) There is more to painting than just putting paint on your walls!