Popular Interior Wall Features [DIY]

Interior painting and home painting play a huge role in what makes your house unique and catered to your liking.

Having a professional painter help decide what would look best in the space you have will really make your home stand out against others.

There are, however, some simple features you can add to your walls to increase the value of your home and make it pop.

Crown Molding

Crown molding is made out of a decorative molding and installed at the top of an interior wall. It makes the wall have more dimension and appear more high-end. Crown molding can also go on the tops of doors and will slightly protrude out.

Trim

Adding trim to doorways or hallways will help make the area appear more upgraded. A simple, white trim around the walkway will upscale any area.

This may sound like it’s going to be difficult to achieve yourself and that a professional would need to be hired – but it’s not! It is a simple D-I-Y project that anyone can handle. You can find several tutorials on YouTube or the web.

Finishes

There are multiple types of finishes for paint on walls. Different finishes are used in different areas of the home. For instance, gloss finish will hold up better on walls that are frequently touched or that you go near often.

This type of paint finish will last longer than others, such as eggshell. One downside of a gloss finish is that it doesn’t hide imperfections well. The good news is it is very simple to touch up.

Textured Walls

Textured walls and ceilings are also a great way to make an area more up to date. Ceilings can be textured easily with the use of a paint roller, although it can be very messy.

Wainscoting is a popular decorative wall trim used to add texture to an ordinary wall and to make it appear more appealing to the eye. The height can vary depending on the look you are going for.

What’s Next?

By adding these simple options to your doorways and walls, your area will start to feel more like a home. If you need help with a paint job in your home, give Texas Professional Painting a call!

Painting can be a fun DIY project and a great way to spruce up your home’s interior. When you stand back and look at your work, you may see some things you didn’t mean to paint. Various surfaces have different methods of paint removal. Here are some of the best ways to remove dried paint on different surfaces.

Wooden Floors

Always make sure you cover your floors before painting. However, there may be a gap or two, exposing your wooden floor to paint splatter. To remove this paint, the most popular method is to use a heating gun.

Apply the heat and slowly scrape away the paint with a putty knife. Be careful to not keep the heat on for too long – because it can ruin the floor’s finish. If you don’t have a heating gun, the next best thing is a hairdryer!

Glass

When you’re painting close to your window, it’s common for some paint to get on the glass. First, mix hot water and soap until the water has suds. Next, you’ll want to use a rag to wet the window, and then get a razor for removal.

The main concern you may have is to not scratch the glass. In order for the glass to not scratch, you’ll constantly need to keep the glass wet. Angle the razor at 45 degrees, and slowly start to remove the paint. Keep repeating until the paint is gone.

Clothes

Whenever you are painting, you’ll always want to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. For the occasions when you spill some paint on a nice shirt, we have the solution for you.

First, you’ll want to scratch off any thick coats of paint with a spoon or putty knife in order to not make a hole in your clothing. Turn your clothes inside out, and blot the spots with hot water and detergent. Apply stain remover, and then you can choose to soak it overnight in water before putting it through the washer.

If it’s still there after cleaning, you can either try applying more stain remover, take it to the cleaner, or make it your new designated painting outfit!

Avoid the hassle of getting those pesky painting spots out. We can have all of your painting needs done without leaving a drop of paint anywhere but the walls. Contact Texas Professional Painting today to get started!

With a bundle of joy on the way, it’s time to get the nursery ready! Before settling on a furniture layout, you must first have the interior painting finished. Paint colors for a baby’s room can be hard to pick, especially if you don’t want to stick to the common blue or pink color schemes. Here are four great colors you can paint your nursery.

Green

Light and medium green paint is a great color for providing a calming and healthy environment. Green is a natural color that is most found in nature and offers a relaxing feel within your room – like sitting outside. The color is also associated with healing, which can reduce anxiety for the child and the parent. It also allows for better concentration, which can help your child when growing up and learning new skills.

Purple

Unlike green, purple is a rare color to find in nature. Purple is associated with royalty and has a luxurious feel. It is the mix of two great colors that are perfect for a baby’s room. Blue is a soothing color, and red is associated with love. Like most rooms for babies, it is best to go with a lighter shade. The darker you go, the more it may look too mature or somber.

White

White is connected to peace and innocence, but an all-white room can quickly look like a hospital room. While white might seem like a boring choice, it is how you use accents of colors along with it that will be key. Play with ivory or creamy whites and have earthy hues in your furniture and decor. Be wary though, babies and white could be a set up for some staining.

Brown

Brown creates a grounded and cozy environment because of its natural earth tones. The hue is also easier for babies to look at since they are constantly being over stimulated by their environment outside of the nursery. You’ll want to associate their room as a place to wind down and sleep. You might be hesitant to use brown because it can remind you of, well, poop. To avoid this, don’t pick medium shades of brown. It is best to either pick a dark shade like chocolate or a very light tan.

Preparing for a baby can be hectic, so let us take care of the painting! Contact Texas Professional Painting today!

Not all stains are bad – especially in the world of painting! Using a stain can make a big difference on a deck or cabinet, for instance. The challenge is in picking the color and type, so we’re here to help. Here are a few things to keep in mind when picking the right stain for you.

Color and wood type

The color of stain heavily relies on your specific type of wood. The saturation of the wood is quite different across the spectrum. Some woods already have a naturally dark hue, so picking a lighter stain wouldn’t make much of a difference. Surprisingly, not all wood needs staining. Rare woods are not advised to be stained because of their natural color. For example, mahogany is known for its dark color and high levels of natural oils.

Think about the light

Contrary to the name, staining doesn’t last. The sun can fade or can even darken stains. Your deck will be subject to a lot of light, so you may want to pick a stain that is a few coats lighter than your preferred color. Even the cabinets in your kitchen will catch light piercing through the windows.

All about the stains

Not all stains work the same. They react differently depending on the wood you are using. Varnish stains are a non-pigmented, inexpensive paint that is normally used on the more hidden spots of wood because it can look cheap. Be careful. It takes a long time to dry, so dust may collect on it before fully drying. NGR stains are best for hardwoods, which are often used for decks and fencing. Polar and pine wood is lighter and would best be used with pigmented oil stains. This type of stain doesn’t work well with hard woods. If you are looking for an eco-friendly finish, it would be best to go with a water base. This replaces a normal thinner with water.

Don’t let your stain become a pain. Contact Texas Professional Painting today!

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