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Answers To Common Painting Questions

Interior Painting Techniques

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Are you a do-it-yourselfer who has an interior painting project soon? Unless you have adequate experience with painting, you probably have some questions for your upcoming project. In order to get the best results possible, you want to be clear on the entire painting process. To clear up any confusion you have, here are some commonly asked painting questions and answers!

What Is The Best Kind Of Paint?

The answer to this question is rather subjective. If you surveyed a large group of people, you would probably receive varied responses. However, there are two major types of paint available today: oil based and water based. Water-based paint is known primarily for its sheen that it possesses and is ideal for painting a room. Compared to oil-based paints, it has less of an odor and dries much faster. Also, paints that have eggshell or matte finishes are always great options for walls.

Should I Go With A Name Brand?

You should only ever buy name brand paints. This is because you should be able to expect great results with a name brand paint. In many cases, generic paints don’t always yield the best results.

How Much Paint Should I Buy?

Once you decide on the kind of paint and color, you are going to need to determine how much paint you will need to buy. Many homeowners make the mistake of buying too much paint initially. It is important to remember you can always go back and buy more! More than likely you are buying your paint locally, so it probably not even that far of a trip if you realize you need another can or so. However, the general rule of thumb is one gallon for 350 square feet of surface area.

Should I Use Primer For

There are only a few reasons why a person would need to use primer for their interior painting project. For one, if your walls are badly stained or marked from spackling. If that is the case, they could probably benefit from a primer. Another could be that you are painting over a dark color with a lighter one, in which case you will want to use a primer as well.

Get In Touch With Columbia Paint Company Today

Columbia Paint Company is happy to help you choose the perfect color for your painting project and offer you tips for every step of the way. Not sure how to make sure your siding, trim, and accent colors match? Need to see the paints you loved online in person? Schedule an appointment today by calling 443-319-4001 or visiting us online. For more painting tips and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Houzz, YouTube, and Pinterest!

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