This post is a continuation of the one of the most popular ones. “Should I paint my new construction home?” is a question I get asked all the time.
Well there’s two ways of answering that question, which I’ve been doing here on this page for a while. I’m going to first answer the question in a way I think a lot of people would probably find more helpful. So the question is: Should I paint my new construction home? And the answer is: No.
The reason Im answering this question, is because it’s a question that’s often not asked, but when it is it’s very hard to answer. So I want to give you a few reasons why you shouldn’t paint your new construction home.
One of the main reasons not to paint your home is to increase the surface area that the paint can cover. This may in turn increase the possibility of a leak or other damage to your home’s surface. So it really is in your best interest to paint your home.
Some people paint their new construction homes because they want to make a statement. They make their home look like a statement. The problem here is that it all depends on the look of the paint. If you want to make a statement, a shiny, glossy, and flashy look, then you should paint in that direction. But if you want to make a simple, plain, and dull look, then a dull color will be just fine.
I know it seems obvious, but it is so much easier to go with a dull color, if you don’t want to make a statement. If you find yourself in a situation where you are in the middle of a sale, but you don’t want to go with a flashy, flashy, flashy paint job, then you can take a look at the color palettes available in your paint store.
If you choose a new color without making a statement, you can always use a paint color that already exists, or you can create what I like to call a “dakin’s solution”. The idea is to choose a color that is already in use, or has a similar color that already exists, and mix it with something new.
The best way to make this work is to search the market for that color you want, and find something similar in use. Something you already have sitting around somewhere that colors out the paint you want. For example, if you are in need of a red paint for the kitchen, you can just look for a red paint in a paint store. While you’re at it, you can also search the paint industry and find a paint that is already in use or has a similar color in mind.
This is all well and good, but not as effective as buying a paint that already has the exact color you need, and then using it. You can’t paint your home to match the color you already have. You can only paint to match the colors that are already in the paint store. You can also get cheap paint. But it’s still cheaper to buy a paint that already has the color you need than it is to buy a paint that you have to paint over.
My solution for this is just buying a paint that already has the color you need. I use a paint store because I dont trust the paint store to paint the color I need. I take my time and read reviews. If I am unsure of the color I need I just buy it, and then paint it to match the color I want. If it turns out that my color isnt right for my home I just paint over it and buy a new color.