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Three things you should know about Interior Painting

Posted by Wall Treats on May 1, 2018

The Wall Treats team has been working predominantly on exterior repainting projects since the summer. However, as autumn sets in it is good to remember we also specialise in interior repainting projects. 

As experienced Auckland Master Painters we have worked on lots of different projects and these are three things we wish our clients knew about interior repainting projects.

 

1. It’s more than just the paint colours

The colour palette is not just about paint, it includes the colours of the floor, furniture and fabrics, window coverings, wallpaper and accessories.

The first step in putting together a colour palette is to look at the base elements of the room that can’t be altered. Consider what is staying and what is going as this has to be factored into the overall scheme. 

This includes the colour of the flooring, architectural features such as aluminium window joinery, fireplace surrounds, exposed brickwork as well as any other permanent fixtures. If they’re part of the room, they’ll need to tie in with your new colour scheme.

One of the best ways to get a great colour scheme for your home is to invest in a professional paint colour consultation. At Wall Treats, we offer our customers a complimentary, bespoke paint colour scheme, devised by professional colour consultants.

 

2. Be realistic about colour matching to your existing interior paint colours

Having your house repainted is a great opportunity to review your interior colour scheme. Many of our clients take the opportunity to try something new, whereas others prefer to retain their home’s existing colours. However, it is important to realise that if your home was painted more than 10 years ago, it may be difficult to source the exact same colours. 

Paint producers modify their paint formulae periodically to give their suite of colours a facelift. If your preferred paint colour is one that they no longer have a formula for, they can try to colour match, however the colour may not be exact. 

They can also change the manufacturer of their paint products. This may result in the new paint product having a different sheen or texture which can influence how the eye perceives the colour, even if there is an exact match.

 

3. Be realistic about the longevity of interior paint finishes

Because a home’s interior paint finishes are sheltered from the exterior elements, most homeowners expect these surfaces to last longer than the exterior. The resilience of interior paint finishes depends on a number of factors:

  • The extent of preparation carried out on the painted surfaces

  • The paint products utilised

  • The condition of the exterior putty. The exterior putty is the last line of defence against moisture ingress on timber joinery. No matter how well interior timber joinery is painted, the finish is unlikely to last if the exterior putty is failing

 

Keen to paint your home's interior this winter? Contact us now to book a consultation.

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