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 Callahan Painting & Home Improvements we work with our customers in the Garfield Heights area to help them find the best paint for the job. Usually it starts with a number of questions, including:
We've not yet gotten to color, but these questions can help us determine the needed quality and sheen for your Garfield Heights 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 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.
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:
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:
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 Callahan Painting & Home Improvements a call and we'll save you the time, as well as the aches and pains.
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 Callahan Painting & Home Improvements 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 Garfield Heights, Broadview Heights, North Olmsted, Solon, Hudson, Independence 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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Jim and his crew are nothing but polite and professional! They are the quickest and friendliest workers we have ever met. And we wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Jim worked hard to schedule these services right as we were moving into our new house, so that the walls were clean and prepped for painting right away. His crew was quick, and left no mess at all. Compared to all of the other companies I had in and out of my house those first few weeks - these guys were by far the best to deal with!
Callahan Painting saved my sanity! They were able to get the job done weeks faster than any other contractor, and at a fair price. Jim the owner was always available to answer my questions or address any issues I had. When work was done, he did a quality check walkthrough with me to make sure all work was done up to my standard. Jim's two man crew got done in a week what would have taken me months to complete. They were fast, friendly, and did a fantastic job. I would recommend Callahan to anyone!
The crew were professional, on time and provided quality work. Several contractors made appointments and never showed up. Others showed up, said they would email an estimate and never did. Jim came out, gave me an estimate and the work was completed in five days.
Jim and his crew did an exceptional job... so much more than I expected. Not only did they do a beautiful job restoring my plaster walls and painting, but they also put a back splash in the kitchen, replaced light fixtures, outlets, moved the thermostat to a new wall location, picked up and mounted a new television and managed to get my fireplace functioning. I couldn't believe how helpful and willing Jim was to do whatever I asked. We completely rehabbed three rooms, an entry way and hallway and they look amazing! He was so helpful and patient in helping me choose colors and was also cost conscious when it came to choosing material for my back splash. Jim is honest, fair and I definitely plan on hiring him again!
Always polite and professional.
Jimmy and his crew responded right away and returned the ceiling to better than original condition, all within 24 hours of contact. Can't thank enough- recommend highly!
Jim and his crew were great! Got us in before we moved to Ohio and even stayed late the day before we moved in to ensure the paint was dry and ready to go.