At Edina Painting, home paint projects are our brush and pallet. You might think that home paint projects require a lot of time and money, but we’re here to tell you, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. With a little creativity, and some help from top quality acrylic latex paint, you can give any home-painting headache an eye-pleasing twist. Try out these five remodeling jobs that you can tackle with a little bit of time, and a little bit of fun.
1. Accent Walls
Most people jump right to painting an entire room whenever a wall needs a paint job, but why go to such extremes for just one wall? Why not just tackle the one wall instead of having to do the entire room? This is called an accent wall, meaning that while the room is mostly one solid color, one of the walls is a completely different color. This makes it stand out and can accentuate the furniture, floor plan, and alternative wall color in the room.
2. Half Full/Half Empty
If your wall contains a chair rail, or some other unsightly contraption, consider making a break in the color. That means the lower half of the wall is painted one color and the upper half is painted another color. This, again, brings character to the room and turns an otherwise unsightly eyesore into an appealing abstract design.
3. Windows and Trim
Opting just to paint the windows, molds, and trim of your house can drastically alter the appearance of the room’s design. Like an accented wall, choosing alternative color schemes around the windows can help bring character to an otherwise uninteresting design pattern (or lack thereof).
4. The Front Door
One of the most important features of your home is the front door, mainly because this is the first thing people see when they walk into your home. First impressions are big, so why not do your best to make the best one for your home? Adding a fresh coat of paint to your door, and maybe even a polished finish, can go a long way in making your home seem more warm and welcoming.
5. Exterior Design
If painting the inside of the house seems too drastic, or not drastic enough, why not take your efforts outside? Take some time to add some new color to your home’s exterior design: paint the shutters a darker color to stand out against white or beige, or paint your decorative support beams a bright color to make them stand out from the rest of the house.
No matter what part of the house you choose to paint, you should always be sure to use the highest possible quality acrylic latex paint. Acrylic latex paints are extremely resistant to stains and mildew, and have renowned “hiding” capabilities, so you can cover up dark old paint lying under the surface. Acrylic is also incredibly durable, so you get results that look great and last even longer. For more information, visit our website at EdinaPainting.com or call us at (612) 987-4010.