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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 Precise Image Painting we work with our customers in the Independence 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 Independence 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 Precise Image 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 Precise Image 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 Independence, North Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Liberty, Blue Springs 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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What Our Customers Are Saying

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Trey and his crew were FANTASTIC! Great work and better people! They go above and beyond the customers expectations. Very good communication, punctual, and professional finished product. I'd HIGHLY recommend Precise Image to anyone!

, 05/17/2022

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Precise Image Painting was wonderful, and super quick and easy to work with. There prices were very competitive, and they are open and honest. They stuck to the bid price and worked with me throughout the process keeping me informed of the situation. They did wood rot repair, and all the painting on the exterior of my home. They support the military as well, with the owner having military family members, and with that I was given a very fair military discount which was such a nice gesture. The owner was also there from the bid all the way through the painting process helping out the entire time which was great to see. I am 100% confident in there work, and will be recommending them to my friends and family. If you want to support a local small family ran business that has been around for over 20 years and will get your work done right, then I recommend Precise Image Painting.

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Phenomenal company to work with!! They did a timely and extremely thorough job painting the exterior of our home! They were communicative, flexible, and explained the process in detail. Everyone who came to our house was respectful, kind, and ensured they understood the vision for our home. You can tell they all take great pride in their work and hold themselves to a very high standard. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who is looking to get work done on their house!

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These gentlemen came out and did a fantastic job on the exterior of my home. They were professional and did a good detailed job. Will definitely use them again when needed.

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my husband and I were highly satisfied with Trey and his entire crew. They significantly exceeded our expectations with quality but especially the communication, checking-in about their progress each day. We would definitely recommend to anyone seeking paint services.

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I introduced myself to Trey when he was working at a home 2 doors down the street from me. After he finished that day he came down to discuss painting the exterior. The paint on my home was 15 years old and in very poor condition. I received a very reasonable quote from him the next day. I waited till fall to schedule him. He told me he was a couple of weeks out. He contacted me about the power wash schedule 2 weeks later then the calk work a few days after that. He came by on the following Sunday to point out some rot issues. We worked out the cost and he started the next day. He finished Tuesday just as he had scheduled. I was shocked at how good this turned out. He had bid 13 gallons of paint but based on the condition of the home it took 27 gallons. I was so pleased that he put the extra time and effort into making my house perfect. After he got started there were a couple of things I did not like about my plan. I asked his professional opinion about making some changes and he gave me excellent advice. Trey was on the job with his crew the entire time. He made certain this job was done correctly. I would recommend his services to anyone. I do not have a single complaint. When I got home on Tuesday everything was cleaned up and he had held his crew over to make sure I did not see something I did not like. I found nothing. Take Trey's advise and you can't go wrong.

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