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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 Freire Painting we work with our customers in the Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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 Freire Painting 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 Freire Painting 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 Chelmsford, Concord, Cambridge, Watertown, Newton 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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  • Levy scraped and painted our deck and trim of our porch, and scraped part of our fence. His work was very good, on time, lower cost than everyone else and worked with us to stay within our budget. We recommend his work.
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  • Levy was always very professional in his work and responsive to my needs. I always felt like he prioritized doing a great job and in a timely manner.
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  • We used Friere Painting while adding a two story addition with master suite to our home. Later we had them paint the entire exterior of our home and to update the painting in our living and dining rooms. Levy and his crew are extremely hard working. They met or exceeded deadlines on all our projects. Levy is knowledgeable about paint types, and was helpful in choosing appropriate colors for our projects. He was also patient with us when we changed our minds, and he had to repaint areas. The crew is neat and responsible. I highly recommend Freire Painting without reservation.
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  • Excellent service. High quality work, prompt, and hard working. I recommend with no reservations.
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  • Freire Painting is an outstanding company. Fair price and outstanding work. Levy Freire is professional, friendly and oversees his crews work to ensure that the job is of the highest caliber and professionalism. Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to Levy and the job is not complete until the customer is satisfied. I cannot say enough about Levy and his crew. I would highly recommend them.
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  • The service and quality of the work was excellent.
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  • Highly recommended. Quality workmanship and craftsmanship all done in a timely manner. Owner is a conscientious worker and has a professional demeanor that makes working together a real pleasure.
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  • There are so many positive things to say about them that it's difficult to fit it in one review. Let me start by saying that Levy is a stand up gentleman. Himself and his team treated my girlfriend, my home, and myself with respect. They were always clean, polite, and accommodating. The quality of work was amazing. The cost was also very fair and he explained every single inch of what he was going to do. After only 5 days our entire condos older oak looking trim was completely re-painted and came out great. I would highly recommend Freire Painting to anyone looking to get any kind of paint project done. Thank you you Levy for all your hard work!
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  • This company is truly amazing. We needed our outside shutters painted on the house because they were extremely faded from the sun. I called Levy the owner and he came out right away to give me a price. Picked up the paint the same day after we chose color and started the next morning no hassle, very professional and precise in his craft. Very happy with the work and would recommend this company 100 percent!
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  • Levy and his crew did an excellent job. Levy put together a clear quote, was very organized and communicative, and completed a beautiful and thorough painting of our home in a very timely manner. He's an extremely hard worker for a very fair price. I highly recommend.
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