You are winding down on your home renovation and the time has come to complete the most simple yet complex task for this project: painting. teenage bedrooms are not like your kitchen or living room space where you can simply slather on a coat of beige paint and call it a day. These rooms have to accommodate adolescent children whose tastes and interests are constantly evolving and changing the look and feel of their rooms is just part of the deal. Here is a paint guide to start you off in the right direction.
Choosing the Right Type of Wall Paint
Paints come in various finishes so before you head off to the paint store, find out which finish will work best for your project. The following are 5 types of finishes you could find and they are categorized by their sheen.
1. Flat/Matte. Available only in latex paint, flat finishes have high-pigment wall coverage (more savings for your pocket). However, they are the least durable and can be damaged by cleaning detergents.
2. Eggshell. Mostly used for decorative finishes as it has a clean, smooth look and is more durable and easier to clean than flat finishes.
3. Satin. This is the most popular interior paint. This finish is more durable and easier to clean than the previous two, which makes it a great choice for areas like kitchens, family rooms and bathrooms.
4. Semi-gloss. This shiny and reflective finish is mildew-resistant and highly durable. However, because of its glossier finish, it will show more imperfections than less shiny paints.
5. High-gloss. This is the shiniest paint finish and is the most durable and can handle daily cleaning. Be attentive when prepping your wall when using this finish as it can show many imperfections if applied incorrectly. When choosing which finish you would like, remember that the higher the sheen, the darker and richer the colour will be.
The Choosing Game
Now that you have an idea of the type of paint finish you would like in your little boy’s room, all you have left to do is choose the right colour, both for the house and your child. Choosing a colour for your child’s room may seem like a mammoth task but if you break it down, it will be as easy as pie.