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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 Blue Eagle Painting Inc. we work with our customers in the Maple Grove 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 Maple Grove 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 Blue Eagle Painting Inc. 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 Blue Eagle Painting Inc. 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 Maple Grove, Blaine, Coon Rapids, St. Louis Park, Plymouth 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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  • Dan and his team did an amazing job painting our window trim, window sashes, door trim, and baseboards (painted from wood color to white). It looks perfect! Fantastic quality and a great price for the work. We are extremely happy with the finished product and will hire Blue Eagle Painting again for our future painting needs.
    -Selina M.

  • Very happy with Dan and his team!!! Dan came out within a day of my call to assess project and give a quote. Easy to work with and we couldn't be more in love with our kitchen cabinets!
    -Betty N.

  • 5 stars! Dan & team did a great job. Attention to detail, professionalism, and quality of work were outstanding! Would definitively recommend & use them again for any future projects.
    -Kasey W.

  • Excellent customer service with great attention to detail. Hired to remove textured ceiling, paint kitchen cabinets and walls after install of new floors. Floors were not damaged and the kitchen looks like a brand new one! Would hire again in a minute.
    -Joan B.

  • Dan and his team did a great job on my painting project. They were on time, everything was cleaned up when completed and the walls and doors look fantastic. I will be using them again soon!
    -Hildy S.

  • Couldn't be happier with the work done by Dan and his team!
    -Bettyann F.

  • Dan is both very professional and very funny. He helped me pick out a color to cover up a living room covered with a deep burgundy purple which I truly despised. I just relocated to Minneapolis from San Diego and wanted to replicate the color scheme of my former home. Dan and his crew gave me an excellent quote, especially with respect to other quotes. One company sent someone who only wrote his quote on a piece of binder paper--and it was twice the amount quoted by Dan. The second quote was just a little above Dan's but the person that was sent to give the quote lacked any personable skills. The paint job was exceptionally well done. They showed up right on time and finished at the promised time.I will be using Blue Eagle Painting for all my paint needs. FYI--I know there's a lot of painters in the area and for the most part they all do a good job. I strongly recommend Blue Eagle Painting, and if you do, post a yelp comment.
    -Karen H.