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SELECTING PAINT

How to Select Paint - House Painting

Selecting paint is a very personal choice for most people. Many factors need to be considered when it comes to house painting. And with so many colors of paint available, choosing a color can feel like an impossible task.

At Allegiant Painting we work with our customers in the McHenry County area to help them find the best paint for the job. Usually it starts with a number of questions, including:

  • What area do you want to be painted?
  • How visible is the area you want to be painted? Or, how frequently will it be seen by others?
  • How is the area used?
  • Do you have small children or pets?

We've not yet gotten to color, but these questions can help us determine the needed quality and sheen for your McHenry County area home. Homeowners will often want to have a higher quality paint used in a room more frequently visited by others, like the living room, than they will want to use in a child's bedroom. We'll take that into account.

Sheen

Sheen is important when you are thinking through how to select paint. You'll want to consider how the room is used and how much you like, or don't like, shiny walls. A gloss or semi-gloss paint can work well in kitchens and play rooms as they'll be easier to wipe clean and will stand up to some "abuse." But, if you don't like shiny walls you won't like gloss or semi-gloss paint.

You may love the effect a flat or matte paint can give a room, but it's important to know that they won't be quite as easy to clean.

Most customers will settle on satin or eggshell when house painting. Some people love, and always use, one or the other. Other customers will choose one or the other depending on the room, using satins for kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms, and eggshell for living rooms, dining rooms and adult bedrooms.

Color

That brings us to what is most often the challenging part when selecting paint for a home - choosing the color. Again, we'll ask some questions:

  • What type of style is your house, or do you want it to be? Traditional, contemporary, modern, farmhouse?
  • What is your overall preference for paint - warm, cool, other?
  • How will the area to be painted tie in to the rest of your home?
  • Do you have a focal point for the room that you want to complement?
  • Do you want to stay on trend? Would you prefer your home to look timeless, or to match up to a specific style?

These are just some of the many questions that you'll want to ask yourself when you are considering color for house painting projects. We can say that most customers end up being most happy when they factor in the feeling they are trying to create throughout the house instead of just picking a color they like for one room.

It can be easy for homeowners to fall into the current trend. This can be fine if the trend is likely to hold up or if the homeowner doesn't mind painting their home every couple of years. Other customers will be focused on keeping within the style of their home or creating a timeless look that will hold up over many years.

Ultimately, you'll want to pick a color that works for you. Unless, of course, your purpose for painting is to sell the home or rent out the space. There are many, many resources for you to look at when considering how to select paint - here are a few good ones:

Ceilings

Many people choose to paint their ceilings white or off-white, and that's certainly fine. But, if you are considering a renovation, or just a different look for a room, don't forget about the ceiling. Painting the ceiling can help a room look bigger, or smaller. It can add a swanky feel or a touch of formality. Either way, homeowners usually find that painting a ceiling is much more difficult than painting a wall. So, give Allegiant Painting a call and we'll save you the time, as well as the aches and pains.

Other Surfaces

Selecting paint or stain for the other surfaces inside or outside your home, office building or rental property can be just as challenging. While the designers on television can make creating a unified look seem easy, at Allegiant Painting we know it can be much harder in reality. When you work with us, we'll rely on our knowledge, expertise and experience to help you select the paint, stain or other finish that will work best for you.

If you live in McHenry County, Lake County, Boone County, Dekalb County, Kane County, Dupage County, Cook County and are looking for professional help for a house painting project, give us a call today. We'll be happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.

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Testimonials

  • reviewiconHighly Recommend
    Joliet, IL
    My house was A LOT of work but they went above and beyond to make it perfect! Anyone can put paint on a wall but their skill really showed at fixing imperfections first and making every wall perfect. Best part-they cleaned everything when they were done! Highly recommended!!!!

  • reviewiconHigh Quality Work
    Interior Painting Services, near Rockford, IL
    Highly recommend Allegiant Painting! They came in and finished painting our living room...basement...and hallway in a day. They provide high quality work and I am very happy with the job they have done.

  • reviewiconAbove and Beyond
    Exterior Painting Services, near McHenry, IL
    Allegiant went above and beyond to restore the exterior of my house. It was o really tough shape an Justin and Taylor followed through on their commitment to restore my house. I bugged them the entire time about problem areas and they accommodated every request. Very professional I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs an honest hard working painting crew.

  • reviewiconHighly Recommend
    Interior Painting Services, near McHenry, IL
    Thank you Justin and Allegiant Painting. Top Notch Job, painting my ceiling's, Walls, and doors in my house. I know it was alot of work, You guys did a absolutely wonderful job. The crew that came in was Friendly and professional. They worked hard to get the job done in a timely manner and made sure everything was done correctly. Thanks again, it's like having a new home, I Love it! I highly recommend Allegiant Painting!!

  • reviewiconVery Professional
    McHenry, IL
    Very professional and completed the job ahead of schedule. The attention to detail was great. Would highly recommend!

  • reviewiconImpressed
    Exterior Painting Services, near McHenry, IL
    I am impressed with how great my house looks! High quality and professional work done in a timely manner. Thank you!!