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How to Paint Your Basement

How to Paint Your Basement
If you want to spruce up your basement with healthy new paint, consider these helpful tips to get the job done right.

Basements are typically the overlooked room in any house. In fact, basements are often seen as the hideous space that people avoid altogether in their homes. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can actually love your basements and they can be your favorite room. Simply painting your basement could allow you to see your basement in a completely new light. If you want to spruce up your basement with healthy new paint, consider these helpful tips to get the job done right.

Use Lightly Colored Paint

Being strategic when it comes to painting your basement is the best way to get the most out of the ordeal. In fact, finding the places in your home where light is vast, should be where you truly incorporate the lighter paint colors in these areas. Basically, the idea is to highlight these wonderfully lit areas while providing an abundance of natural light to shine. This will also alleviate a dark, boring basement overall. 

Incorporate Light Fixtures

Adding as much light as possible is key to loving your basement. In fact, light gives the amazing illusion of a bigger room. As a result, having adequate lighting needed to make your basement seem vast can really transform how you look at your basement. 

Limit The Numbers of Colors

One of the key things to remember when painting a room is important. In fact, using way too many colors in any space can easily overpower your room. Use the 60-30-10 rule when painting your basement. Think: 60% of the room should be in the dominant color; 30% in the secondary color; and then 10% should be only used for any accents. 

Select A Glossy Finish

Beyond the colors, finding the right paint finish makes a huge difference in how the paint appears on your walls. In fact, when painting your basement, consider a glossy finish. Glossy finishes are better suited for areas that are notorious for moisture and stains — like your basement. 


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6822 Oak Hall Lane, Suite C2, Columbia MD 21045


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12447 Clarksville Pike, Suite 1A, Clarksville, MD

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