When we seek to give a new look to the house or a room, the first thing that comes to mind is a new painting, and this occurs for several reasons: it is the work that presents the fastest result and is also one of the jobs of cheaper remodeling that can be done. The truth is, with a little color, you can get great, immediate results.
With the help of MELOM, a company specialized in real estate reform, we show you some tricks that will undoubtedly help you choose the right color for the walls of your house. But before that, there are cares to pay attention to.
Care before painting
Painting walls may, at first glance, seem like a fairly simple project to execute, but make no mistake: In addition to patience and physical effort, the activity of painting walls has “some science” and requires some care before proceeding with the work itself.
The first job to be done is to correct all the imperfections that exist, this first step is extremely important for us to have a perfect final result, being important to keep in mind that no paint will camouflage cracks, holes or moisture problems if not properly treated.
If the wall you are going to paint has holes or small cracks, the first thing to do is fill them with paste, until they are imperceptible with the pass of a sandpaper. It is important in this process to respect the drying time of the dough so that the result is the best possible.
If the wall is in very poor condition, it may be necessary to replace the plaster, which occurs very often when moisture problems persist. After all the imperfections have been corrected it is time to start giving the surface a new color. For this, it is advisable to apply a layer of latex primer with a roller (a brush must be used for the finishes on the edges of the walls), it is important that the application is done in cross strips, trying to join the joints between each pass .
If there are moisture or mold problems, it is vital to clean the surface properly. There are specific products on the market for these two pathologies, if this problem is very present the use of a plastic and anti-mold paint can be considered. Now our surface is ready to receive its new color.
Choice of color
The process of choosing a new color is not as simple as it might seem. In addition to being the base and the decorative element with the greatest presence in a room, it has been shown that colors have the power to stimulate our brains in various ways and to influence people in a certain room and can transmit sensations such as well-being, restlessness, nervousness, calm or joy.
It can also help darken or lighten a space. Therefore, at home, it is essential that the colors of the walls take into account, in addition to the personal tastes of the residents, the feeling that we want to be transmitted in that room. For example, following the psychology of colors, it is advisable that in spaces where you want to stimulate concentration, opt for blue tones as it is the tone that promotes productivity. In addition, it is a tone that, even applied in large areas, does not become exhausting, always giving the feeling of cleanliness.
One of the most chosen shades in all homes is undoubtedly white, which is unequivocally associated with values of peace, clarity, tranquility and above all neutrality. However, it is a color that also transmits some cold, so the combination with a warmer color can work very well when we want, for example, the feeling of thermal comfort.
Red, although a warm color and transmits energy and glamor, when used in excess can cause nervousness, so it should be used with caution.