The holidays are quickly approaching and the same old wall color may showing signs of wear. Fading paint, walls splashed with last year’s party spills, the dog’s contribution of wet fur wiped on the hall wall, and sticky hand prints can make you wince if you really look in the light. What will the neighbors think at your next holiday party? Here lives the the duller than dull family. Even the holiday lights can’t muster a reflection off the lackluster wall color!
What can be done about this deplorable and disappointing home decor color? The first issue to address is related to cleanliness. Have you washed your walls? News flash! Your walls need to be wiped down with a warm water solution of a drop of dish soap, at least once a year. Clean the dust, grease, grime, dog and cat hair, and anything else that may be sticking to your walls and dulling the surface of paint.
Secondly, remember to change your furnace filter. There are countless homeowners who forget or misplace the importance of furnace cleanliness. The furnace blows air throughout your entire home along with any dusty, dirty particles that may not have been removed by vacuuming, or dusting. Check into getting your heating ducts cleaned by a professional. Vacuum the air return grates with a soft brush since dust will visibly collect there.
After you address those points, then consider the color of your wall. Is now a good time to radically change your paint color? There are some points to consider. Do you want to have to think about redecorating and the holidays at the same time? Would the holiday decorations you have collected over the years be compatible with a new wall color?
Perhaps it is a time to refresh. Breath new life into your winter weather digs for the next 4 months. Consider the high traffic areas and the bathrooms as good places to start. Then look at your kitchen. Do you have grease and water stains on the walls, or missed trash can throws stuck in tiny pieces behind the can? Time to let the sunshine in!
Now is the perfect time to refresh and renew the paint. This time of year, children are in school while the paint is applied. You may want to change the mood of your family or living room to reflect a new period of your life. Timing is everything. Picture your neighbors or family ringing the doorbell, ready to walk in and enjoy your shiny new paint vibe!
Call Brogan’s Home Painting today to schedule an appointment. 913-449-8468.