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Painting Your Home? Get Paint Samples First

Apr 17, 2013 -- Posted by : ajpereira


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Painting Your Home? Get Paint Samples First

Have you ever picked out the perfect color of paint for a room in your home only to find out that after you got the paint home and on your walls that you were not pleased? If so, then you are definitely not alone.

Many people have picked out paint that they loved in the stores only to come home and hate the results once it was applied. Why, exactly, does this happen? Believe it or not, it all has to do with lighting.

View Your Paint Under YOUR Lighting Conditions

More often than not the paint will appear one color in the store and another color in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or other room in your house depending upon the lighting of your home. Some lights can give your paint a yellow tint while others can make the paint look darker.

These differences can be subtle for similar lighting types or can be incredibly noticeable for rooms with very different types of lighting.

Therefore, when you are trying to choose the perfect color for your next painting project, make sure you get samples. Simply bring home the paint samples and put them where they will be painted.

For example, if you are painting the walls of your guest bedroom, bring home the paint samples that you like and put them on a white piece of paper and look at the color with the white paper under your color.  If there is more than one paint color on your chip cover those colors with another piece of white paper.  This way, when you are looking at the paint chip you are looking at the color you have chosen.  By doing this, the surrounding wall color or other paint color chips do not affect the color you are looking at.  If you want to paint some color on your wall, put the paint on a small sample board, then put the sample board up against a white sample board.  By doing this, the surrounding paint colors won't effect what you are looking at.

These simple, yet effective tips can make all of the difference in the world when trying to choose the perfect color paint to transform your home.

At the end of the day, paint samples can save you a lot of time, effort, and money—not to mention frustration.

In conclusion, picking the right paint color is an important part of any painting project. Therefore, make sure you pick the right color the first time by bringing samples into your home and observing them under the lighting conditions that will be in the room you are painting.


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