When you’re looking to improve the look of your living room, there are a number of things you can do in terms of paint – and there’s more to painting your living room than just deciding that the walls all need to be repainted and going for it.
However, you may be interested to know that there’s one thing that you can do to improve the look of your living room that will only involve painting one of your walls — specifically, something that is called the accent wall because it is a wall that looks different from the other walls in the room and as such draws the attention of people in the room.
Let’s now look at some living room accent wall painting tips in Denver Metro, CO
1. Be Mindful Of The Color Or Colors You Choose
One thing that you’re going to want to do is to be quite mindful of the color or the colors that you’re going to choose for the accent wall you paint in the living room.
This is going to be important as you won’t want your color choice to look less than good in your room as you will have a hard time changing course once you have started on it.
A good way that you are going to be able to tell if your accent wall color or colors will work is by getting samples and then painting small squares on the wall which will be the accent wall and then seeing how it looks — you’ll be able to view the colors in a variety of light settings so it’ll be a lot better than just looking at color swatches at the paint store.
2. Clean Before Painting
You should look at properly cleaning not only the accent wall that is going to be painted but also the area surrounding the wall, as this area is going to be one where you’ll be walking around the most and you don’t want it to get messy.
Of course, it’s important to make sure that the surface that you’re going to be painting is as clean as possible and that you’ve made the time to remove any dirt that could have accumulated there over time — and once you have finished doing so, making sure that you allow time for the surface to be dry before continuing.
3. Sand The Surface Being Painted
Did you know that if you have a smooth surface, you’re going to have a better time painting it and that by having such a smooth surface, the paint will necessarily go on a lot better and will stay on better?
The key thing to remember is that once you have finished sanding the surface, there is going to be a good amount of sanding dust that is going to come off and as a result you will have to clean it or risk finding that sanding dust later on in the painting process — certainly not something you want to see in your paint!
4. You Can Still Use Objects On The Accent Wall
Lastly, you should know that just because you do a good job painting your accent wall, that doesn’t mean that the accent wall needs to be comprised of only color and nothing else.
An accent wall can have photos or other artful objects hanging on them – you can even put collectible plates that you have purchased over the years or have gotten in your life from your family, perhaps!
It’s worth noting that it’s a good idea to make sure that your objects still stick to a basic color theme and don’t clash too much with the color or colors you have chosen for the wall.
Don’t settle for just any painter when you can get the attention to detail and professionalism from Imhoff Fine Residential Painting in Denver Metro, CO. Call us today to speak with one of our professional color consultants.
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