Frequently Asked Painting Project Questions
Spring is upon us and there is no better time than now to do a little Spring Remodeling! One great way to do that is by painting some rooms in your home.
The Lawhead Team would like to share with you some helpful Frequently Asked Painting Questions:
How much area will one gallon of paint cover?
For many paints, one gallon will cover 400 square feet. However, the quality of the paint can affect how much it will cover. The label on the paint can usually provides some guidance. In addition, there are a number of factors that affect how much paint you will need. These include the type of surface being covered, the color currently on the surface and the color being applied.
What type of paint should I use in my kitchen?
High-gloss paints are great for high-traffic areas because they provide a tough, washable finish that also resists water and grease. Use them on kitchen and bathroom walls, kitchen cabinets, banisters and railings, trim, furniture, doorjambs and windowsills. However, the gloss will make surface imperfections more noticeable, so you will have to work a little harder to ensure a good finish. A semi-gloss provides a little less durability but is a little easier to work with.
Where should I use a flat paint?
These are also called matte finishes and they are good for painting walls and ceilings in lower-traffic areas.
How wide of a brush should I use?
The best answer is whatever you feel comfortable with. A bigger brush holds more paint and applies it more quickly, but it is also harder to control.
In addition to being thinnable with water, latex paints feature:
- Less odor
- Water cleanup
- Faster drying
- Ease of touch up
- Ease of application
- Better gloss
- Less fading on exteriors
- No yellowing on interiors
- Less likely to crack or peel