7 Smart Tips For Painting Interior Walls

7 Smart Tips For Painting Interior Walls

Painting walls seems like an easy task but sometimes there is more work than meets the eye.

Read these quick tips to maximise your time and energy and most importantly, get that beautifully painted wall.

Tip #1:  Paint the furniture the same colour as the walls to create a sculptural look in your space.

Tip #2: Paint the entire room the same colour, including the ceiling. A white ceiling tends to make the room feel lower than it is (especially if you have dark walls).

Tip #3: To create more height, try painting one room in two different finishes. If you paint you wall with a flat finish, try painting the ceiling in a glossier finish.

Tip #4:  Paint the molding the same colour as the walls and ceiling will also create height.

Tip #5: Go by the 8 ft rule. If the ceiling is less than 8 ft high, paint the ceiling two shades lighter than the wall colour. If the ceiling is higher than 8 ft, paint the ceiling two shades darker than the wall colour.

Tip #6:  Use flat paints in low-humidity spaces like the hallway and semi-gloss paints in high-humidity spaces, like the kitchen or bathroom.

Tip #7: Use a pearl finish on walls in a long and narrow space. This will create a luminescence and add more space.

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With thanks to original source Apartment Therapy

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Author: Rachael Payne

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