Red is defining, bold and a statement piece for many people. However, when it comes to painting your walls red, there are certain measures that need to be taken before you decide to undertake in the project.
One of the biggest issues with painting walls red is the evanescence of the color. Many times homeowners go home with a paint of red that they enjoy, but wind up thoroughly disappointed since the color fades. The remnants of the color left are unflattering and in-cohesive with the furniture.
So what can a homeowner do to prevent this from occurring?
Test before you apply
Red – you either love it or hate it. And if you’ve never had red walls before, it may be a shock to your system.
Because there are so many reds on the market, take the time to find which appeals to you. Do you favor the dark hues? Or are you a vibrant person? Would you do better with one red wall in your room, or the entire room painted floor to ceiling?
When trying out reds – especially for the first time – paint a small section of the colors you are deciding between and live with them for a few days. Look at it at night and during the day. See it in natural light and artificial light. All way make a huge difference in appearance. Also focus in on the time of day you are most likely to be in the room. If you spend all evening there, make sure you focus in on what color most appeals to you during that timeframe.
Reds are dark and should go on quickly and easily, right? Not always so. Red is a vibrant color, and in some cases it can take a couple of coats to ensure proper color and tone.
The mistake many homeowners make when painting as a do it yourself project is assuming its easy to apply one coat of paint and move on. With big changes comes more work. Changing from white to red takes time and quality products. Its important to have the right paint, the right color, the right primer or base coat in some cases, and the right way of applying the paint to the walls.
You wouldn’t want brush strokes in the final results, right? Choosing the right steps can make all the difference.
If you’re ready for a change, start by talking with your professional painter first. With a few tips and a little advice, you’ll be ready for a bright and colorful change in no time.
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