Yesterday was the day to test some paint samples on the recently primed walls at The House on High Street. I had been spending some time on the Behr Paint Website , and I was actually able to narrow down from hundreds of options to one or two samples per room. We are using Behr Paint, which was rated high on Consumer Reports and is Environmentally Friendly.
We decided to have the house professionally painted, since it would have taken Scott about 3 years to do the work, himself! Originally, I was torn between two colors for the main rooms, but after seeing them in real life, it was a lot easier to make a decision. I highly recommend this step before committing to a paint project. The cost of a sample is less than $3.00, and think about how much you can save if heaven-forbid you pick a color you don’t like on the walls!
So, the overall paint project should take about 2 weeks. This includes time for prep work, sanding and repairing of imperfections, applying primer, painting the ceiling, and painting color on the walls and white on the moldings.
Our first stop, yesterday, was picking up the sample colors at Home Depot. Then, we headed over to the house and got straight to work. (Well, it was more fun than “work”.)
We ended up deciding on a lighter, neutral color for the main rooms in the house. I’d disclose the actual color name to you, but I’m afraid it just doesn’t do justice until it is on the walls in those very bright rooms!
Here is a recap of photos from yesterday.
I highly recommend this step in a reno project. It’s an inexpensive and fun way to make sure you are getting the colors you want!