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SELECTING PAINT

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How to Select Paint - House Painting

Selecting paint is a very personal choice for most people. Many factors need to be considered when it comes to house painting. And with so many colors of paint available, choosing a color can feel like an impossible task.

At AIC Painting we work with our customers in the Tampa area to help them find the best paint for the job. Usually it starts with a number of questions, including:

  • What area do you want to be painted?
  • How visible is the area you want to be painted? Or, how frequently will it be seen by others?
  • How is the area used?
  • Do you have small children or pets?

We've not yet gotten to color, but these questions can help us determine the needed quality and sheen for your Tampa area home. Homeowners will often want to have a higher quality paint used in a room more frequently visited by others, like the living room, than they will want to use in a child's bedroom. We'll take that into account.

Sheen

Sheen is important when you are thinking through how to select paint. You'll want to consider how the room is used and how much you like, or don't like, shiny walls. A gloss or semi-gloss paint can work well in kitchens and play rooms as they'll be easier to wipe clean and will stand up to some "abuse." But, if you don't like shiny walls you won't like gloss or semi-gloss paint.

You may love the effect a flat or matte paint can give a room, but it's important to know that they won't be quite as easy to clean.

Most customers will settle on satin or eggshell when house painting. Some people love, and always use, one or the other. Other customers will choose one or the other depending on the room, using satins for kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms, and eggshell for living rooms, dining rooms and adult bedrooms.

Color

That brings us to what is most often the challenging part when selecting paint for a home - choosing the color. Again, we'll ask some questions:

  • What type of style is your house, or do you want it to be? Traditional, contemporary, modern, farmhouse?
  • What is your overall preference for paint - warm, cool, other?
  • How will the area to be painted tie in to the rest of your home?
  • Do you have a focal point for the room that you want to complement?
  • Do you want to stay on trend? Would you prefer your home to look timeless, or to match up to a specific style?

These are just some of the many questions that you'll want to ask yourself when you are considering color for house painting projects. We can say that most customers end up being most happy when they factor in the feeling they are trying to create throughout the house instead of just picking a color they like for one room.

It can be easy for homeowners to fall into the current trend. This can be fine if the trend is likely to hold up or if the homeowner doesn't mind painting their home every couple of years. Other customers will be focused on keeping within the style of their home or creating a timeless look that will hold up over many years.

Ultimately, you'll want to pick a color that works for you. Unless, of course, your purpose for painting is to sell the home or rent out the space. There are many, many resources for you to look at when considering how to select paint - here are a few good ones:

Ceilings

Many people choose to paint their ceilings white or off-white, and that's certainly fine. But, if you are considering a renovation, or just a different look for a room, don't forget about the ceiling. Painting the ceiling can help a room look bigger, or smaller. It can add a swanky feel or a touch of formality. Either way, homeowners usually find that painting a ceiling is much more difficult than painting a wall. So, give AIC Painting a call and we'll save you the time, as well as the aches and pains.

Other Surfaces

Selecting paint or stain for the other surfaces inside or outside your home, office building or rental property can be just as challenging. While the designers on television can make creating a unified look seem easy, at AIC Painting we know it can be much harder in reality. When you work with us, we'll rely on our knowledge, expertise and experience to help you select the paint, stain or other finish that will work best for you.

If you live in Tampa, Land O' Lakes, Palm Harbor, Trinity, Wesley Chapel and are looking for professional help for a house painting project, give us a call today. We'll be happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.

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Testimonials

  • The experience was exceptional from start to finish for the painting of my home. It looks amazing and I would like to thank AIC and their crew for their help.
    , 01/03/2022

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    Orlando did a fantastic job...thorough and professional. More than we thought he would do. You guys are great...will be recommending you and hiring you again.
    , 05/21/2021

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    I don't write many reviews. But I'm compelled when the results are way above average and I'm very happy with the service. To begin the process, I requested a number of quotes before making a decision. The lowest quote had a bunch of terms and conditions, appeared to have no employees and would sub-contract with the most needy person of the day. Basically, the person I pay may not be responsible for the work (or lack of). So if there is an issue, well. good luck. The next in line up was AIC. The owner is a VET (+), they have their own staff of employees (++) and per Pasco County, licensed and insured (+++). Folks, you get what you pay for. In my case, two things happened. 1) My house was painted perfectly in a day and 2) we had an issue as a result of the painting that was corrected at no additional cost. They stand behind their work and provided outstanding service to boot. My personal request: These guys worked very hard and past dark to get the job done. Please find it in your heart to tip them if you have the means.
    , 11/10/2020

  • reviewiconI recommend AIC Painting for all your painting needs
    Interior Painting Services, near Land O' Lakes, FL
    We had AIC Painting paint some interior walls of our house as well as repair a wall where the previous owner had glued a large white board. The guys who came to the house did a good job of prepping the walls (filling holes from nails and screws from previous owner) and painting. There were some minor issues that they corrected the following day. Any question or concern I had was addressed. I would recommend using this company for your painting needs.
    , 02/25/2020

  • I highly recommend AIC Painting services, they just painted the interior and exterior of our house and all around did an excellent job. They were not only a pleasure to work with but they pay attention to detail and go above and beyond. If you are looking for a painting company I would absolutely recommend giving them a call!
    , 02/07/2020

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    You get what you pay for! I had my walls painted with contractors used by an interior decorator and the paint job was very poor. I hired AIC to paint my kitchen and the quality of the paint was exceptional as well as the paint job itself. They may not be the better price but they are better quality.
    , 01/24/2020