SELECTING PAINT

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 C & K Painting we work with our customers in the Southeast Houston 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 Southeast Houston 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 C & K 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 C & K 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 Southeast Houston 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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We thought that we were going to have to paint the exterior of our house and called C&K. Corbett came out and suggested that we try power-washing first. We did and realized it was just grime and mildew. Corbett saved us some money!


-Barry L.

My husband used to paint our house, but never again. Corbett and crew are professionals that did the job on time and within our budget. Their attention to detail made each room look better than new.


-Lynette D.

We had just put our house on the market and the realtor suggested we paint some rooms. We called C&K Painting and we are glad we did. They came on schedule and painted the rooms that we needed painted. They were courteous, professional and the rooms look terrific. Our home sold just three weeks later! Thanks Corbett.


-Betty C.

I can't say enough wonderful things about the work C & K did for our clinic, Medcure Anti-aging and Skincare by the Galleria! Corbett Thompson sent his two man crew for two, 10 hour days to paint tall ceilings and difficult wall space. The job was very professionally completed, Rene and his co-worker were nice, hard working and the place looks incredible! Come see the clinic and look at the amazing workmanship!


-Carla S.

Excellent work in one day. They cleaned up and you couldn't even tell they had been there. My husband couldn't fine any flaws in the painting of the vaulted ceilings, kitchen, dining room and living room common area.


-Ray D.

C & K Painting came to my rescue after Harvey. The crews were professional and ensured that my home was taken care of quickly. I had utilized their services several years ago to paint the outside of my home and was very happy with the services. They did an amazing job again, thank you for helping me!


-I. Spears

C & K Painting did a great job on the interior painting of my home, very professional and quick!!


-Illene C.

They did a great job on our crown moulding and ceilings! They gave a quote the same day I called. Came out two days later and finished the job in three days. They were quick, professional, and did a fantastic job! Would definitely hire them again!


-Callie Jo D.
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