5 Ways to Pick the Right Paint for the Job

5 Ways to Pick the Right Paint for the Job

One look at the paint choices for your house painting job can send you into a fainting spell. Colors within a color family cover every possible shade within that family, from very light to dark. Trying to understand this can cause headaches that won’t go away for some time. Add to this all the different styles of painting that exist and it becomes too much to consider. That is why at We Love Painting, we wanted to share 5 ways to choose the right color for your paint job, whether it’s an interior or exterior job.

Start with an Inspiration

This may sound counterintuitive, but don’t pick the paint color first. You want to consider some other things before you pick your paint color. One of them is inspiration. Much like the great artists who look for inspiration in objects, nature, and people, you too can find inspiration everywhere. From online searches and social networks to visiting home shows, inspiration is everywhere. Some people find their color based on a Starbucks coffee color, a blanket for their child, or a design on a plate.

Keep It Neutral

This doesn’t mean you should paint your house a boring color. Decide what you want the focal point of the room or area you are painting to be. If it’s the ceiling, for example, go bold on the sample. If you choose to go bold in one area, then you want to keep the other areas neutral in order to balance things out. Neutral colors work everywhere.
Use Testers

Buy testers in different shades and colors, and paint them in patches to see how they look during different times of the day. Leave them up for at least a week, but beware that testing on white walls can throw the color off. If you have to use larger swatches of color testers, they are widely available at affordable prices. It’s worth the small cost to avoid spending money on gallons of paint and realizing you don’t like your choice. Plus, you can use the testers to touch up smaller areas of your home as well.

Test Against Furniture and Fabrics

Don’t paint your furniture! Instead, paint poster board and place it near your furniture or fabrics. This way you can see what your choice will look like. If it doesn’t match, see if the undertones go nicely with your furniture. You are not painting an empty room and leaving it that way. You want your choice to make everything in the room coordinate or be complemented by it.

Ask for Help

As you can see, this is not an easy choice. It can be vexing at times, so ask for help when you need it. This could mean going into a paint store and speaking to a professional, having a paint company like ours come out for a consultation, or hiring a personal stylist to help you plan. It could also mean speaking to family members or friends and getting their feedback. You don’t have to do this alone to get it right.

We make it a priority to ensure you choose the right paint when you work with us. That’s why we consult with you first, go over your options, show you sample colors, and make recommendations along the way. Contact us to pick your ideal paint color today!

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Distressed Kitchen Cabinets

Distressed Kitchen Cabinets

Distressed kitchen cabinets are far from a damsel in distress. This style can be simply worn or truly beat up with a rustic finish adding depth and character to any kitchen.

Distressed Furniture is far from a damsel in distress and has been gaining popularity over the past few years. The technique used in creating distressed wood is not as difficult as it actually sound! The only thing that we need in doing such projects is patience and commitment to a well-organized plan. Plus, the aged look of distressed wood adds a modern elegance to any kitchen design.

Whether it’s simply worn or truly beat up, this rustic finish is made up of layered colors and spattered dark paint (to mimic fly specks). When the paint is dry, you can “distress” the finish by hitting it with a chain and lightly sanding in the spots where cabinets get the most use to reveal the colors underneath. Just remember that the base color will only partially seep through the overcoat and if you want your distressed cabinets to match your kitchen motif, all you have to do is choose colors that will blend well with it.

Jaworski Painting are trained professionals who have decades of experience in various painting techniques and have completed numerous kitchen cabinet painting and refinishing services. Using our free color consultation service, we will work with you to decide on what is the best color options for your kitchen are.

Over a period of 3 working days, we will deliver the best result for your kitchen cabinet makeover to your satisfaction. During this time you will not ned to worry about having to clean out the contents of your cabinets. We will remove, paint and reinstall all the cabinets during the process. You will have a glorious new antiqued kitchen in three working days at a competitive price by the trained professionals, without having to lift a paintbrush.

Get in touch today with Jaworski Painting for a quotation on your new Antiqued kitchen.

 

 

 

How To: Distressed kitchen cabinets finish for your beach home…..

If it is beach weather, it is time for you to be at your beach home. If like me, a beach home is but a pipe-dream and yearn for that perfect beach home feeling, there is an alternative way to achieve this. Using distressed kitchen cabinets, one can incorporate the beach and coastal feel with some elbow grease. Pieces that looks weathered as though they were beaten down by ocean winds and salt spray!

Preparation:

Clean down your cabinets thoroughly with warm soapy water and let them air dry before moving on. Prepare around your cabinets as well by covering your work surfaces and floors with appropriate protective materials. Sand down the cabinets focusing in particular around the corners by some premium sandpaper or a machine sander.

Painting

Now for the fun part – Choose a base color and apply this to the cabinet. You may need to prepare the cabinet with a primer depending on what sort of final effect you desire. You could of course use bare wood instead of base coating. Once your base coat has dried, you can then apply your secondary color. When painting the second color, paint some areas lightly and some heavily to give you an uneven surface finish.

Layering:

In using differing shades of color, such as blues and greens you can provide depth to your piece. For a varied effect, distress the piece with different grades of sand paper. You might also want to beat up your furniture! Well, hammering it softly that is. In any case, make sure that the natural wood shows through here and there.

Finish:

When you have finished painting and it has all dried, grab some sandpaper and roughen up the outer paints to achieve a final finish. Wipe down with a clean cloth to buff up the finish and achieve a beautiful finish.

Voila! You will have a beach house finish without finding sand in every crevice.

Check out www.welovepainting.com as we offer painting and refinishing services for Kitchen Cabinets. Check out samples of our Antiquing, distressed, painting stained cabinets to solid paint colors work on our website.