In the midst of COVID-19, we’re taking a few extra steps to protect our community:
- We’re the same friendly crew you’ve always known, but for the next few weeks we’ll be maintaining a six-foot distance from you and your family – just to be cautious.
- And while it’s the polite thing to do, we’re going to be skipping handshakes for a while as well – for your protection and ours.
- We can do estimates via pictures and videos. We’re only meeting when necessary.
- Our employees who aren’t feeling well won’t be coming to your home or business.
- While we’re working at your home we’ll be sure to clean all the surfaces we touch.
- Know that our team has been educated on proper hand-washing and hand-sanitizing.
- Twice a day, we’ll be wiping down our tools and equipment with sanitizer.
- When you see us, we’ll have on our masks and nitrile gloves.
We hope none of these precautions are necessary but rest assured that your well-being is our concern. We hope to see you soon for your painting project!
When it comes to picking out paint colors for your home, all too often do homeowners forget about the all important and hard working laundry room. This space is probably one of the most used in your household, but it often gets neglected in terms of care and decoration. However, adding a beautiful and vibrant paint color can be a great way to energize the space and bring a little more life into this area. Here are some colors that will help you make your laundry room just as attractive as the rest of your home.
Your Personal Favorite
Because the laundry room is, for the most part, a more private space, it’s a great place to put a little of your own personal touch on the room. By picking a paint that’s your own favorite color, you’ll be sure to love everything you do there. If you want a room that makes you happy every time you walk through the door, then this is a great way to do it. And, if you’re worried about your color choice being a little too over the top, remember that you have a fifth area to take advantage of. Rather than painting the walls, keep them white and add your touch of color to the ceiling. Not only will this be a fun and different design choice, but it will give you just the pop of expressions that you need.
Do you absolutely love that seashore look in your home? Would you love to turn your laundry room into a beach house getaway? If so, then a creamy pastel teal will be a great choice. This color has just the perfect balance of upbeat fun and sophisticated elegance and it will be the perfect way to easily integrate your laundry room with the rest of the house.
Another great color choice for your laundry room will be a nice, bright yellow. Yellow is one of the warmest and most inviting colors, so you’ll be sure to love all the time you have to spend in there. Your mood will instantly brighten from the moment you walk through the door and you’ll be sure to feel re-energized and ready to go. This color choice will match brilliantly with farmhouse and country style homes, so if you’re looking for a way to create an easy flow from the rest of your home to your more modern laundry room, this will be a great way to do so.
If you’re looking for something with a little more modern feel, then having a stark contrast between white cabinets and black walls can be a fun and exciting choice. While having black walls might seem like an extreme, pairing them with lighter color appliances and decorations will give you a look you’re sure to love. Add a bright green rug or light blue laundry baskets to really give the room that extra bit of a pop.
While you could paint a room with just a paintbrush and a bucket of paint, you may not get the best results. Paint can easily splatter onto the floor. You may also have trouble creating a straight line when using a different color on the ceiling or an accent wall.
If you want your interior paint job to look as if it was done by a professional, you should invest in a few essential tools.
Using a paint roller will save you a lot of time. A roller also makes it easier to apply light, even coats of paint across large surfaces such as the walls and ceilings.
A typical paint roller frame includes one roller refill. You may want to purchase a few extra refills, especially if you plan to use more than one color.
A paintbrush is still an essential tool for interior painting even if you use a paint roller. The brush is necessary for painting near the edges of the walls and ceilings along with painting the baseboards and trim. You may also need a brush to complete touch-ups after finishing the paint job.
Use a one-inch or two-inch chisel trim brush or angled brush on the window and trim. For the edges of the walls and other flat areas, consider using a four-inch square trim brush.
Putty Knife and Compound
Before you paint, you should fill any holes or cracks in the drywall. Use a putty knife to apply joint compound to these areas.
You can purchase a small container of the ready-to-use joint compound, such as a one-pint or two-pint container. The compound can be applied directly to the wall without any mixing.
The type of putty knife is not a major decision as it is simply used to fill in the holes and scrape away excess compound.
After the joint compound has dried, you will need to sand the area with sandpaper. Use 100- or 120-grit sandpaper to create a smooth surface for your paint job. When sanding near the outer edges of the dried compound, try to smooth the material so that it blends into the wall as much as possible.
Ladder or Step stool
Attempting to reach overhead to paint the ceiling is bad for your back, shoulders, and neck. You will also have difficulty applying an even coat of paint. You should always use a ladder or step stool to reach the ceiling even if the low ceiling is within reach.
When working in an area with a two-story opening, such as an entrance or foyer, you may also want to use an extension pole that attaches to the paint roller. This will allow you to reach further without climbing as high on the ladder.
Essential Painting Supplies
Along with the tools listed, there are a few supplies that you may find helpful. Tape and drop cloths help protect floors, furniture, doors, and windows. You can also use tape for creating straight lines or preventing one color from bleeding into another.
You do not need a lot of tools for an interior painting project. However, ensuring that you have these essential items can make the project go a lot more smoothly.