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Mar 08, 2016

6 Painting Pitfalls to Avoid

After purchasing that dream home for sale in St. George, you’ll probably want to make it “yours” with some fresh paint. There’s plenty of dependable paint stores around St. George who will hook you up, but there are a few major painting mistakes they may not mention…

Mistake #1: Matching too much.

Getting “matchy” may seem like a good idea, but you may not like the outcome. If the wall is the same color found in your fabrics, the room becomes too strong. Paint your wall a slightly grayed-out version instead.


Mistake #2: Painting a ceiling flat white.

The ceiling, that one wall no one ever thinks of. If you want to add a little some variety to a boring white ceiling, don’t paint it white. Every shade of white has some grey in it, which will make the room drab. Find a light shade of cream instead.


Mistake #3: Forgetting the theme

Your rooms must feel connected throughout the home. A “modern/retro” living room shouldn’t lead into a “laid-back beach” styled kitchen. Pick a general theme and stick with it, but give yourself a little freedom to make it YOU.


Mistake #4: Playing it “safe.”

A palette consisting of just neutral colors is quite boring; there needs to be some contrast. Don’t be afraid to add some personality with stronger colors. If you aren’t sure what to go with, the professionals at the paint store will help you


Mistake #5: Not finishing dark colors.

After a dark color dries, it will almost always be flatter than you thought. Use a high-luster finish to keep it from being too dull. Ask the paint experts what finish works best on certain colors.


Mistake #6: Selecting a one-dimensional hue.

When adding some stronger colors to your palette, remember to find ones with depth. A color lacking depth will jump out at you rather than pull you in. What might be “Decisive Yellow” could end up looking like “Schoolbus Yellow.” No one wants that!


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