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SELECTING PAINT

How to Select Paint - House Painting

Selecting paint is a very personal choice for most people. Many factors need to be considered when it comes to house painting. And with so many colors of paint available, choosing a color can feel like an impossible task.

At Day's Painting we work with our customers in the Louisville area to help them find the best paint for the job. Usually it starts with a number of questions, including:

  • What area do you want to be painted?
  • How visible is the area you want to be painted? Or, how frequently will it be seen by others?
  • How is the area used?
  • Do you have small children or pets?

We've not yet gotten to color, but these questions can help us determine the needed quality and sheen for your Louisville area home. Homeowners will often want to have a higher quality paint used in a room more frequently visited by others, like the living room, than they will want to use in a child's bedroom. We'll take that into account.

Sheen

Sheen is important when you are thinking through how to select paint. You'll want to consider how the room is used and how much you like, or don't like, shiny walls. A gloss or semi-gloss paint can work well in kitchens and play rooms as they'll be easier to wipe clean and will stand up to some "abuse." But, if you don't like shiny walls you won't like gloss or semi-gloss paint.

You may love the effect a flat or matte paint can give a room, but it's important to know that they won't be quite as easy to clean.

Most customers will settle on satin or eggshell when house painting. Some people love, and always use, one or the other. Other customers will choose one or the other depending on the room, using satins for kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms, and eggshell for living rooms, dining rooms and adult bedrooms.

Color

That brings us to what is most often the challenging part when selecting paint for a home - choosing the color. Again, we'll ask some questions:

  • What type of style is your house, or do you want it to be? Traditional, contemporary, modern, farmhouse?
  • What is your overall preference for paint - warm, cool, other?
  • How will the area to be painted tie in to the rest of your home?
  • Do you have a focal point for the room that you want to complement?
  • Do you want to stay on trend? Would you prefer your home to look timeless, or to match up to a specific style?

These are just some of the many questions that you'll want to ask yourself when you are considering color for house painting projects. We can say that most customers end up being most happy when they factor in the feeling they are trying to create throughout the house instead of just picking a color they like for one room.

It can be easy for homeowners to fall into the current trend. This can be fine if the trend is likely to hold up or if the homeowner doesn't mind painting their home every couple of years. Other customers will be focused on keeping within the style of their home or creating a timeless look that will hold up over many years.

Ultimately, you'll want to pick a color that works for you. Unless, of course, your purpose for painting is to sell the home or rent out the space. There are many, many resources for you to look at when considering how to select paint - here are a few good ones:

Ceilings

Many people choose to paint their ceilings white or off-white, and that's certainly fine. But, if you are considering a renovation, or just a different look for a room, don't forget about the ceiling. Painting the ceiling can help a room look bigger, or smaller. It can add a swanky feel or a touch of formality. Either way, homeowners usually find that painting a ceiling is much more difficult than painting a wall. So, give Day's Painting a call and we'll save you the time, as well as the aches and pains.

Other Surfaces

Selecting paint or stain for the other surfaces inside or outside your home, office building or rental property can be just as challenging. While the designers on television can make creating a unified look seem easy, at Day's Painting we know it can be much harder in reality. When you work with us, we'll rely on our knowledge, expertise and experience to help you select the paint, stain or other finish that will work best for you.

If you live in Louisville, Goshen, Prospect, Crestwood, Simpsonville and are looking for professional help for a house painting project, give us a call today. We'll be happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.

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Testimonials

  • We just hired Day's Painting and we were thrilled with the results. Chris and his team are courteous, honest, and professional. I was impressed with how well they cleaned up after they were done working and how easy it was to live in my home while they were working. The paint job excellent! I highly recommend them.
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  • Great service and great work! A pleasure to work with, and will definitely have them back to do more work in the future. Honest and fair in pricing.
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  • This highly professional and extremely knowledgeable painting professional and his crew recently painted 4+ rooms in my house. To say that they did an excellent job at a reasonable price is an understatement and we are planning the next job for them. Anyone planning a painting project would be foolish to not consider Chris Day.
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  • I would highly recommend Chris and his staff. They are very professional and personable. He always does an outstanding job, the paint comes out looking better than I could've imagined. You cannot go wrong with Day's painting, very trustworthy, I will not use anyone else.
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  • Chris and his crew did a fantastic job as always. They are very friendly and polite. Chris goes above and beyond to take care of you.
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  • Chris painted our trim recently and did a fantastic job. He and his crew were extraordinarily professional, fast and neat. I can honestly say I couldn't have been more happy with the job. He is also very reasonably priced.
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  • As others have said Chris does great work, but perhaps more importantly he provides outstanding service and follow up. He went out of his way to make sure we were satisfied with the job his crew did painting our finished basement. He has responded to emails and phone calls in a extremely timely manner which can be rare these days. I would not hesitate to recommend Day Painting. Thanks Chris!
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  • Chris and his team painted the interior of our home and did a fantastic job. They where clean, professional, polite, and the quality of work is top notch! I wouldn't consider using anyone else when I have another project.
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  • Chris is super. Very professional and helpful with the process. Prices were very reasonable and the work was outstanding and done in a very timely manner. We had a foreclosure property and he made it look like new. I've recommended he and his crew to several friends.
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  • Chris and his crew are great to work with....so far we have the kitchen, master bedroom and master bath done.....can?t wait to get the rest of the house! They do an excellent job and are super nice!
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  • Chris and his crew are awesome. They fished my cabinets in n 3 days. My kitchen was spotless when they left each day. I love my white cabinets. They turned out better than I imagined. They are beautiful. Thanks Chris!!!
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  • Phenomenal job!! I hired them to paint the entire lower level of my house interior, and they got it done in two days! They are very reasonably priced, got me scheduled right away and even worked with having to bump me up a few days. The guys were very polite and professional, and the job is superb! I am so happy I went with this company and will recommend them to everyone I know!! Thank you!
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  • Chris painted our kitchen cabinets, shutters, exterior and interior doors and everything was completed with an immaculate attention to detail. Once we had our house perfect we ended up moving and Chris was my first call. He not only changed his schedule around to accommodate days we had access to the house but made sure our kids rooms were completed in time for move in day. He is extremely professional and wonderful to work with. His team painted nearly 3000 sq. ft. in a few days and they were all wonderful to work with. We have recommended him and his team over and over for painting and cabinet painting needs.
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  • Thanks Chris! We love the new colors! You guys did a great job!
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  • Chris, You and your crew are awesome. My kitchen cabinets are beautiful. Your crew is the true meaning of craftsman. It is really rare these days to have contractors take such interest in giving the customer what they were promised. Your crew was a delight to have in my home. They both went above and beyond. They even fixed construction issues of these new installed cabinets. Many thanks for a job WELL DONE !!!!!
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  • Chris and his crew did a fantastic job painting the trim on our house. They showed attention to detail with the prep work all the way to the final cleanup. He is very reasonably priced and is very good at communication. I very highly recommend him!
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  • Chris and his team painted the interior of our home and did a fantastic job. They where clean, professional, polite, and the quality of work is top notch! I wouldn't consider using anyone else when I have another project.
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  • Professional, prompt, skilled-all you could hope for in professional painters. We couldn't recommend them more highly!
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  • Did a great job patching drywall and painting for us! They are professional and work hard. I strongly recommend them!
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