paintingIf you are painting your home, you probably already know that the process takes some time and planning. After all, painting your house is one of the best ways to add value and beauty without spending a great deal of money. You can also add warmth and ambience to your home with the right paint as well.

Painting your house may sound easy, but you should know that it is possible to make a number of mistakes. From the color choice to technique, the wrong decisions can change the way a room looks, and not for the better! Avoid the following painting mistakes to get the best results:

Don’t forget the details. Painting the exterior of your home involves more than just the siding and shingles. Don’t forget details like the gutters and window frames to give your home a fresh look for a great first impression.

It’s not the time to make a fashion statement. If you’re planning on selling your home, now is not the right time to make a statement with paint color. Be sure to choose neutral colors for maximum effect.

Don’t forget the finish. The finish on paint can have a dramatic effect on the final look and feel of the room. Finishes range from flat to matte to high gloss. The finish you choose will make a huge difference.

Don’t neglect to check the paint’s brightness. If the particular room gets a lot of sunlight, take this into account when picking paint colors. Whenever you are in doubt, pick a shade of paint that is two hues darker than the one you think you want.

Skipping primer- not good. Since primer gives paint a good surface to adhere to and brings out the true color of a shade, you should not skip primer.

When you choose the right paint colors and avoid making mistakes, you can up the value of your home and add remarkable beauty and ambiance!