You generally invest a huge amount of money and effort on painting the walls
of your home. You choose various colours, patterns and wallpapers to decorate
the walls of your living space. In nut shell, this is a long term investment and
you expect the colour and pattern to stay for considerable amount of time. But
what if something spills on the walls? Children usually have the habit to scribble
on the walls with crayons or pencils, what can be done in that case?
The answers lie just below. Here are the major precautionary steps that can be
taken to help keep your house walls clean in different situations:
1. There are generally two sorts of stains: oil borne-and water borne.
Much of the time only a wet cloth removes the waterborne stains like wine,
Jell-O, ketchup, mustard, even crushed mosquitoes. For oily stains —
cooking oil, pastel, shoe shine, lipstick — you may need to tackle them with
a mellow dishwashing cleanser technique.
2. How can you remove the stains of a permanent marker?
In order to remove the stains of a permanent marker, all that you need to
do is use a dishwashing fluid and a wipe with a grating side. Get off as much
marker as you can, eventually that will lead to a scraped area that you’ll
have to repaint. Before you do, use stain-blocking primer over what is
left of the marker.
3. How can you remove the scratches or dents from chairs, strollers?
One the one hand you can introduce a defensive seat rail strip to protect
the wall from appearing a scratch and on the other hand for scars you can
do touch-ups with paint from the remaining jars. Make certain to smooth
out any scraped area previously, and keep your patches as small as possible.
For little fixes, stipple and spot on the paint. That will level out the shine and minimize the differences amongst new and old paint.
4. Paint that is easy to clean and most resistant to damage –
The latex content in a paint is determined by the extent of gloss or shine that it
imparts. A smooth surface opposes stains and water-trickle marks, since it
gives earth less places to gather. A glossy quality paint can be brilliant for walls
of living room and bedroom but they will be more prone to abrasion and will
require extensive maintenance. Semi-gloss paints are more suited for kitchens,
showers, trim, and entryways.
If these tips are followed, your walls can look as fresh as the day you
Choosing the colours to use in your office or family home can be an awkward and hard choice to make. Eddie Art Design Solution painting and decorating team can assist you choose the best colour scheme. We will explore your colour choice and the atmosphere you are trying to achieve.
Knowing about the colours of the spectrum assist us understand how colour is classified and in turn assists us see why some colours work well together and others do not.
A colour wheel or colour circle is a visual representation of hues (colours) organised in such a way that illustrates a bright relationship between Primary, Secondary and Tertiary colours. It is basically meant for combining colour.
Creation of colour wheel depends up on Colour Theory which says, there is a specific set of assumptions which is used to make delightful blends of colours. There must be two different colour combinations on opposite sides of the colour wheel, or it can be like three different colours on the wheel forming a triangle or some other angles. This sequence of colour combination is called Colour Scheme which should be balanced regardless the rotational angle.
Different colour wheels can be formed based the Colour Scheme. Those are:
Warm and Cool – the colour wheel can be divided into set of energetic and bright colours that are called warm or advancing colours. On the other hand, a set of soft and mild colours that gives a soothing effect are called cool or receding colours. Cool colours that you may want to try are blues or greens. For warmer colours you may want to try red and orange.
Complementary – Colours, shades, tints or tones that are opposite to each other in the colour wheel are considered to be complementary. The scheme looks best when you place a warm colour against a cool one. For example: red is directly opposite green on the wheel, and blue is opposite orange.
Analogous – in this traditional colour scheme, colours are position adjacent toeach other in a colour wheel such that one colour predominates the whole background and the other one is used to enhance it. If yellow and green are the main colours – you could build a colour scheme including yellow orange, yellow, yellow green and green in your living space.
Triadic – In this colour scheme, three different colours are placed at equal spaces around the colour wheel. The overall outcome of this theme is bright but at the same time colour richness is balanced.For example, red, yellow and blue. You can change the look by the tints and shades chosen.
Split complementary – It is a variation of complementary colour scheme. It uses a primary colour along with two adjacent to its compliment. The overall theme has strong vibrant effect and at the same time it gives clean touch.Remember any shade, tint or tone of these 3 colours can be used when developing a colour scheme for your living space.
Rectangle (Tetradic) – this colour scheme comprises of 4 colours organised in two complementary pairs. In this pattern, one has to keep in mind the warm colour set and the cool colour set. Also, it is required to make particular complementary scheme look predominant so that the balance is maintained.
Introducing the right colour into your home or office can be a challenge. If you need advice call Eddie Art Design Solution painting and decorating service on 0421 445 125 or visit the contact page on our website and request a free quote. You may be thinking of a feature wall or a fresh coat of paint in a neutral colour , painting your family home can make a house feel new and achieve the look you are after.
If you are planning on purchasing new furniture at the same time painting your living space,you may also want to think about hiring an Interior Decorator. Eddie Art Design Solution team have work in partnership with many interior decorators such as when painting hotels and holiday homes.
Below is some information I found on the Psychology of colour from the Painters of Louisville that you may find useful.
Your house is a major investment, repainting your home is one of the cheapest ways to give it a fresh look.
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Professional painters like Eddie Art Design Solution Painting and Decorating Service have the years of experience and trade knowledge which is reflected in their work. We have fixed many DIY jobs over the years for example, customers who have used water based paint over the top of existing oil based paint resulting in flaking paint months later. Professional licenced painters are skilled in applying paint and have the correct tools for the painting project resulting in a high quality finish to any surface.
Preparation is the key
Professional Licenced Painters ensure all surfaces are prepared correctly before using premium paint for example, woodwork needs to be sanded between finish coats. Sanding, patching and filling gaps in vital and helps with the promotion of paint adhesion. You can’t skip steps you want your paint job to last.
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There are plenty of ways to use colour that makes a small room feel larger and brighter. Cool colours can make a room recede and spacious. It is recommended to paint all walls in the same light colour but keep floors a dark colour resulting in your floor feeling longer or larger.
In addition, consider painting trims and doors in a quarter or half strength. This will make the room feel larger as the colours blend together.
Paint low ceilings in a lighter shade than the walls or alternately paint mouldings in a darker shade than the ceiling. Painting the ceiling in the lightest shade and use the deepest tone of colour near the floor will result in the feeling of more space.
Other factors that can make a small room appear bigger are how you use lighting and the size and colour your furniture.
Using a similar wall colour as the furniture colour will make the room feel large. Other ways to make a room feel larger is using a glass coffee table in your lounge room or using a mirror. Using a mirror will create a greater sense of openness and reflect light.
Natural daylight shows colours at their best, but this varies pending on the time of day. Natural light will make the room feel larger especially if you have access to large doors or windows that open to the outdoor area. In addition, I suggest choosing a warm colour for a north facing room that feels cold or a cool colour to soften the strong sunlight in a room.
I hope the above has inspired you. Colour makes a big difference to any room. Contact Eddie Art Design Solution Painting and Decorating Service for advice on what colours to use to create the room you want.
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