interior painting guide
- Paint Selection – What colour and type of paint
The first thing you need to do is look at the room and decide:
Think about your favourite colours. Take a look at the colours in your wardrobe; it will give
you a good idea which colour make you feel good and feel comfortable in. Alternatively
think about the mood you want present in the room. If you are painting a bedroom you
want calm and relaxing hues like blue, green and lavender. Opposed to warmer hues like
orange, red and yellow that energises a room.
you’re painting. Take a swatch of the upholstery fabric with you when selecting paint or
purchase a few cans of paints in different shades, apply them on the walls and live with it
for a few days.
- Different sheens
- Flat has no sheen and the most difficult to clean.
- Eggshell has slightly more sheen than flat paint and is a little bit easier to clean.
- Satin has a soft sheen and is recommended the least amount of sheen to use in
- Semi-gloss is the best paint for any interior room. It has a nice gleam to it and
cleans easily with a damp cloth.
- Gloss is very shiny and works well to highlight mouldings and window trims.
- Tools for interior painting
- A paint roller.
- Paint tray.
- Extension pole to paint the ceiling.
- Brushes or paint pads.
- Plastic or canvas drop clothes.
paints and paint techniques, Warrior Paints, located near you or visit www.warriorpaints.co.za.