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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 service was QUICK. We were told that they would probably be out "tomorrow afternoon" to tape the house and then painting would begin the following day. Instead, they were out taping the house first thing in the morning and applying the first level of paint that afternoon. The crew was friendly and professional and, most importantly, the house looks absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend them for all your painting needs.
    -George D.

  • They did a great job and were very accommodating for any changes we made. Thank you.
    -Renu S.

  • What a great experience I had with AIC Painting! They were so easy to work with when they painted the entire inside of my home! They showed up for the estimate and the job EXACTLY when they said they would come. How refreshing! I highly recommend!
    -Bev J.

  • Jay and Kim at AIC Painting were great to work with. Their pricing was competitive and the work and customer service were beyond my expectations. I highly recommend them for any painting work.
    -Thomas S.

  • AIC is great. Even though we kept adding changes, they came through. Their customer service and their striving to satisfy their clients is paramount. I would recommend AIC painting to anyone that needs painting done for their home.
    -Abe S.

  • Great job. Great painter. Great communication. You can't go wrong using them for any job.
    -Jack K.

  • AIC painted my house on the outside and also painted and re-screened my pool cage. What can I say? They did a beautiful job and the prices were right. Kim and Jay are truly a joy to work with and their techs are all professional and accommodating. I highly recommend their company for all your painting needs. Thanks so much!!!
    -Claudia S.

  • Jonathan and Juan were exceptionally professional and efficient in getting the job accomplished. Will definitely use them for any future pain projects. Awesome job!
    -Douglas W.

  • Omg! The best company ever. The painters were so amazing. They were polite, clean, and very detailed oriented. In the world of bad service this company shows how to do it right. Thanks so much. We love our house!
    -Ethan H.

  • AIC painting did an incredible job painting the exterior of our house!! We were extremely satisfied with their service and dedication to ensuring all of our requests were met. I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for professional and reasonable painting services.
    -Charlie W.

  • I had AIC Painting come to my house to give us an estimate and the owner's Jay and his wife Kim, treated us like family. They were so nice and so accommodating. ac asked Kim for her opinion on some colors for the interior and she gave us great advice. The painting turned out so nice! We absolutely love it. We also ended up taking advantage of their pressure washing services too which also turned out great! They gave no pressure on up selling and even told us we could wait a few more years for the outside paint. Would highly recommend these guys!
    -Lucy C.

  • I'm particular and I believe in the concept of "inspect what you expect." When you're having work done around the home, that "inspect" should be before and during the job... not after, when it's too late! AIC Painting passed "inspection" right from the get-go. I got a fair quote, and Jay was attentive to all my inquires about paint and surfaces. Then the crew did an amazing job on the exterior of my home! They were thorough and careful, neat and professional. I'd recommend AIC Painting when you're wanting - and expecting - a good job at a fair price.
    -Tish G.

  • Had a great experience with AIC. Contracted them to paint our house and came out great! They ensured that I was 100% satisfied with the end results and accommodated a return visit to rectify a minor item. Totally professional and great customer service! I will be definitely using their services again to paint my large shed. Two thumbs up!!
    -Edwin A.

  • AIC was recommended to me by my realtor, and WOW they did not disappoint! The wonderful people that I purchased my home from left anchor holes throughout the house, and AIC did a masterful job of filling the holes and making it look as though they were never even there. The gentlemen that painted my house were extremely professional and the paint job that they did is impeccable. I honestly could not be any happier with the job that they did.
    -William M.