When it comes to interior painting in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa Bay areas, there are a number of things you want to take into consideration before starting the project. Of course, you know you want it done by a professional contractor that is licensed and insured. But, aside from that, it will help to get a working idea of the kind of look you are going for. Like what materials you want to use, and the type of contractor you are going to hire. Doing so will make the home remodeling project a lot easier and time-efficient.
Paint & Materials
The type of paint used for interior painting in your Tampa, Clearwater, or St. Pete home will depend largely on which room you are painting. For example, if you are painting a bathroom, special mildew-resistant paint will need to be used because of the moisture. The brand of paint you choose is subjective, though many trust the contractors to use the right brands that will guarantee the paint job will last. Furthermore, contractors might be able to find you the best deals considering the years of experience they have buying materials.
Low VOC Paints
Paint releases compounds into the air that can be extremely toxic. To avoid compromising your home’s air quality and keep your health’s best interest in mind, request from your painting contractor that zero to low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) to ensure your family’s safety and health.
Additionally, low VOC paints are beneficial to the environment. By emitting fewer chemicals, the amount of contaminants being released into the ozone layer decrease. Some other benefits of low VOC paints are,
- Easier to clean
- More efficiently covers any marks or flaws
- Less odor
- Drys quick
- Does not yellow
Whether your motivation is health, the environment, or both, low VOC paints are an excellent factor to consider when hiring a contractor for interior painting.
Colors for Interior Painting
The color of a room has a tremendous effect on the vibe it gives off. Although sometimes soothing, darker color, like navy blue, tend to make the space appear smaller, so should be avoided at all costs if you are looking to make a small space look bigger. However, bold and bright colors make an excellent choice for accent walls (one wall painted a different color) and give any room an instant touch of modern sophistication.
When deciding on a color for your home, it is important to explore your options. Even if you think you know the general look you are going for, don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone to test out some other, very different options. You never know what colors you could end up falling in love with once they are on your walls and there are many creative ideas for kitchen remodeling. Similarly, sometimes homeowners are convinced they want a particular color, only to feel entirely different after they have seen that color take up four walls worth of space (rather just on a color wheel).
Hiring a Contractor for Interior Painting
The most important factor to consider while looking for a painting company is that they are insured and licensed. Too many people are able to pass themselves off as professionals when they are not even state-certified. Pay attention to how attentive and prompt they are with responding to your calls and requests; if you can’t get a hold of them now, you probably won’t be able to after they’re hired, either. Some qualities of a good contractor are,
- Communication skills
- Servant leadership
- Experience and referrals
Your walls should be prepped for paint. This is vital to its lifespan afterward. If you have any repairs you need to make, or your house may have led paint, you want to fix all that up before hiring your painter. Not to mention, you want to clean the walls. Make sure there isn’t any dust or debris being painted over. If you don’t prep your walls for paint, it can crack and chip off. You could lose so much money making this simple mistake. So make sure either you or your contractor preps the walls to be painted.
If you are looking to get a free quote for interior painting in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay area, call West Shore Construction today at 727-488-8182 or contact us online. West Shore construction also offers a multitude of hurricane protection products. Including automated hurricane protection and hurricane shutters.