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Are You Painting Your Basement? Incorporate These Four Tips

Your basement is often viewed as the foundation of your home and one of the least-occupied spaces. These areas are often referred to as one of the dingiest places in your home. After all, many homeowners use their basements for storage purposes. However, some people use the basement as a social area. Here are several tips for sprucing your room into an exciting living space.


Consider these tips when painting your basement.

Use Minimal Colors In Your Basement

Using too many color schemes in a room can make it feel disjointed. Experts recommend that when painting your basement, you should follow the 60-30-10 rule. Sixty percent of the room should be the predominant color. The other 30 percent should be the secondary color, and the final 10 percent for accents.

Finish Strong With A High Gloss

Anytime you paint a basement, you should always consider a glossy look. Experts recommend a glossy finish because they fit areas that are problematic with moisture and mildew.

Use Lightly Colored Paint In Your Basement

Painting a basement isn’t as simple as it sounds. It would help if you were strategic when planning your area. Areas with vast natural lighting should be painted with lighter colors. By doing so, you’ll be able to bring life to any dark basement. 

Use Concrete Paint For Concrete Walls 

If your basement has concrete walls, as most do, experts recommend using concrete paint. Concrete paint is available at standard hardware and paint stores. With the right mix, you can transform your basement into a secondary living space in your home. 


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Columbia Paint and Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer: 6822 Oak Hall Lane, Suite C2, Columbia MD 21045 phone number: 443-319-4001

Expect the same one-stop shopping for all your decorating needs. We are a full-service Benjamin Moore dealer offering the best quality decorating products at the best prices. We have ample paint and paint supplies, wallcoverings, custom window treatments, fabrics, and new flooring selections from Kaleen Rugs and Luxury Vinyl Tile samples. And, of course, the same excellent customer service, knowledge, and customer satisfaction you’ve expected.


Clarksville Paint & Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer

12447 Clarksville Pike, Suite 1A, Clarksville, MD



At Columbia Paint you'll find all the necessary tools to complete your project. We even offer color consultation to ensure your satisfaction. Visit our website, call us or stop in today!
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