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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 Aurora Painters we work with our customers in the Aurora 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 Aurora 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 Aurora Painters 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 Aurora Painters 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 Aurora, Colorado 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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  • The team was professional, clean, friendly, and very talented! I cannot say enough positive things about the end results. They painted the entire interior of our home, including a 35 foot entry way, as well as the entire exterior of our home. The did detailed trim and window painting as well. We will definitely use them for additional projects.
    -Kirstin Liechty - Denver

  • We had a small window of time to paint our entire downstairs and part of upstairs before we moved in. Eric went above and beyond to get it done and be readily available. He was very thorough and professional. His prices were also the best, as we received quotes from several painting company's. We will definitely be using Aurora Painters for all of our future painting needs.
    -Brigitte S.

  • Aurora Painters painted my condo - interior - bedroom and kitchen. I could not be happier with the results. Eric is a master painter with nearly 30 years experience. He uses high quality painting products and is very meticulous with his work. The lines are completely straight between the walls and ceiling which typically comes from years of experience. Not only is he an exceptional painter, he is really good with color selection. I had initially chosen some color for the bedroom and he would tell me his opinion on the color, light, etc. He did this with both the bedroom and the kitchen. I credit him for choosing the color and both rooms turned out amazing. I'd highly recommend Aurora Painters for your next project, no matter how big or small. The quality, the products used and the professional experience is top notch. If you want cheap & lots of headaches, then go with a big company, but if you want a smooth process with exceptional results that only increase your home's value, then call Eric at Aurora Painters.
    -Teresa H.

  • Aurora painters did an excellent job painting the entire interior (including ceilings) of my house in Lowry! Straight lines and they were able to get it all done quickly so we could move in. I would highly recommend them! Eric is very professional and offers free touch up services after the job is complete.
    -Cheryl B.

  • Eric came the same day for an estimate on a retail space. Very kind and professional. Thank you!!
    -Dale K.

  • Professional, timely, responsive, neat and careful. Great work. Couldn't be more satisfied. Highest recommendation.
    -John G.

  • Eric and his crew are awesome! Straightest paint line I have ever seen! I didn't expect the large job to be done so fast with exceptional quality! I highly recommend Eric and his crew to beautify your home - indoor or out!!
    -Lori S.

  • Eric and his team respected my home from start to finish. Fantastic transformation of the interior from beige and wood to beautiful shades of grey. Highly recommend and will use in the future. Thank you for a terrific job!
    -Bridget R.

  • Excellent job from start to finish. A custom job for a custom house. All aspects of the job were completed professionally and in a timely manner. The paint and stain finishes were truly deserving of an A+.
    -Daryl G.

  • Eric came to our rescue! Gave an honest estimate and timeframe and delivered an excellent job under cost and time. Dependable, professional, and respectful! Very nice lines and was clean throughout the day. I finally found a "professional" that I trust.
    -Jeff R.

  • Painted the exterior of our home. Excellent finished product. Did all the prep work, kept a clean work area, cleaned up at the end of each day and put an excellent paint coating. Will use him again.
    -Eily S.

  • I needed someone to finish up the paint job I had already started in my house and Eric came to help. I did not have the ladder needed to get up into my lofted ceiling. Eric took care of it (on stairs nun the less).We were very happy with the job and with Eric. Very professional and easy to get along with. He even went out of his way to patch some holes in the walls that the previous owner had cut in them. On the last day he knew how bad I needed the job done, went to another job and came back at 630 and stayed until 8 to make sure everything was finished. Very pleased with the work and will be calling them again for any of my painting needs. Once again thank you Eric for all that you have done.
    -Kiley E.

  • We had Eric come out and paint our house and they did a awesome job! They took there time, polite and on time everyday and always cleaned up after themselves....Very happy! Will have them come back when needed.
    -Jennifer R.

  • Aurora Painters painted the interior of my condo and did an amazing job. The high quality of the paint and their turn around time was phenomenal. I would highly recommend Aurora Painters for any of my projects.
    -TD H.