Sally’s Tips Before You Paint

After spending over 35 years in paint color consulting and having owned paint stores and my own private label paints I have heard it all.  I finally decided to write a list of some very important “Tips Before You Paint” for everyone.  Actually I should have called this “Tips before you even start thinking about changing your colors” but the title would have been too long and it would not have incorporated many of the points concerning the entire process.  Hope you enjoy these tips.  Please let me know what you would add.

OOOPs!…  I almost forgot.  This page is a huge work in progress so I will be adding many more tips over the next few weeks.

Before You Hire a Painter

Paint and Painters

98% of painters here in Florida will only use the paint brand they have a discount with…

Tip #1

Why Fan Decks Don't Work

Color Samples Are Ink Not Paint

One of the biggest problems I have with new clients is the paint color they just put up looks nothing like the color chip or fan deck color they ordered.

Tip #2

Digital Color Matchers

Color Mathing Your Paint Sample

You brought a piece or sample of the paint that was on your wall or trim into the paint store so they could match it.  And sure enough they had a perfect match for you and you buy their perfect match except…

Tip #3

Try the New Paint First

Everyone Wants to Get Started

So you immediately have your painter through the paint on the wall and at the end of the day all the walls and ceiling are painted EXCEPT…

Tip #4

Ceilings Are Important

Your Ceiling is Very Important!

Almost no one thinks much about it but your ceiling paint is far more important than you might think.  Everyone always uses the same flat bright white ceiling paint but WAIT JUST A MINUTE…..

Tip #5

Preperation Rollers Brushes

Preperation is Everything

We have all heard it before but Preparation and the right paint tools is where it all begins.  You thought it was tough enough just to arrive at the right colors and the right paint texture.  Now the real work begins……..

Tip #6
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