Top Mistakes Made When Choosing Paint

Choosing paint for your house can be hard, especially if you have never done it before. An expert like the ones from Ethereal Painters will help you make a good decision. To help, we have made a list of mistakes that people often make when they are choosing paint for their walls.

Here are some of the top mistakes made when choosing paint:

Choosing the wrong shade of paint

Always ensure that you choose color that matches closely with your furniture. Your wall may look nice but if it does not match well with your furniture and other things in the room, then you might as well have chosen a nicer color for your walls. 

Choosing paint colors on a whim

You should never decide to paint a wall just because you feel like doing so or because it is cheaper than getting someone else to do it. The job will cost nothing compared to having to repaint the whole wall again when you realize that the color was wrong for your house or apartment. Pay attention to what is trending in home design and painting; ask people for advice on designing your home elegantly; and always give your decision ample thought.

Always choose a shade of paint that you are comfortable with. Don’t be afraid to go bold on the first try, but don’t make a mistake either by choosing something you will dislike at first sight. Sometimes, going bold is worth all the attention!

Having said that, if we go for bold shades like red or yellow; only use them in small doses to give your house an accent color and not to completely change its entire look because these colors can easily turn your house into a circus. 

Choosing cheap paint just because it is cheaper

While it is true that you get what you pay for, this does not mean that cheap products do not have their uses anymore. You should do some research, consult with an expert, and compare prices before making your final decision. We all have budgets to follow, but cheap paint does not necessarily mean that you will save money in the long run. It may be cheaper at first, but repainting is a more costly alternative and this actually defeats the purpose of choosing something cheaper.

Choosing a color based on what other people have done

Don’t just take everyone else’s opinion for granted! Many times, it can be a good idea to think about what you like instead of jumping into doing something because everyone else is following suit. Think about how your home would look if you were to do what seems popular right now; could it still be as beautiful? Listen to feedback and ideas from loved ones but do not feel pressured to make changes that you are not comfortable with. 

Choosing an off-the-shelf paint for a freshly painted surface

If you want to freshen up your freshly painted walls, then it is best to choose a paint that is the same shade as what you already have. That way, you won’t ruin the look of your house by painting over your last work and changing its color completely. You may notice that a lot of rehoused houses are redecorated or repainted when they are purchased even though they were just recently done!

Choosing price instead of quality

While we agree that choosing high quality material for your home’s finish can be taxing on your wallet; choosing cheap products with low quality ingredients is nothing but a waste of money. Keep in mind that you get what you pay for so if you decide to choose cheap paint, then be ready to repaint again sooner than later.

Don’t let the best or cheapest product get away just because it costs more! This is one mistake that everyone should avoid; otherwise, they will end up spending way too much on something that should have only cost them a fraction of the price.

Choosing the wrong brand 

There are some brands out there which have a bad reputation for their products not lasting long or peeling way too soon especially when exposed to harsh weather conditions like rain and snow. They also leave your house looking dull after a few months of use. We advise that you choose the best brand available in your area. It doesn’t matter what it costs; there is a reason why some brands are more expensive than others, and quality usually comes with prices. Don’t settle for second hand paints either!

Choosing paint just because your supplier gives them to you free

We all love deals, but this can be a mistake. You may find yourself choosing cheap products without knowing their actual price since they were given to you for no cost at all. Always remember that everything has a price so if something seems too good to be true, it probably is! Free does not always mean better or cheaper unless specified by an expert or professional.  

At Ethereal Painters Vancouver, our expert team of painters can help you choose the right paint for your interior painting or exterior painting project. Give us a call at 604-505-2745 or fill out our free estimate form.