Last month, we covered some signs that it’s time to update the look of your home’s exterior with a fresh coat of paint (feel free to check out our last article: Signs That Your Home Exterior Is Overdue for Painting). So naturally, we’re going to cover the whole canvas by pointing out some signs that your home’s interior is due for an update. We find that most folks come to us to have their interior walls painted for a handful of reasons. If you find that you fall into one of these categories, then it might just be time to give your abode a facelift with our premier painting services.
Making Your Home Your Own
If you’ve just moved in to your new home, it’s likely that you can’t wait to make it your own. And as you begin to contemplate renovations and improvements around that castle of yours, it’s likely that a new color scheme will top the list. If you want to add a unique character and charm to your home, then it’s time to take a look at paint swatches.
With kids, dogs, and cats running around your home, is only a matter of time before something (or someone) goes flying into a wall. And when your walls get dinged up, you’ll have to patch them and apply a coat of paint. Even if you don’t have kids or household animals, you never know when the lid will fail as you shake a bottle of ketchup, spraying a fine mist of America’s favorite tomato-based condiment all over the ceiling. When life’s little mishaps happen, you don’t have to cry over spilled tomatoes. However, you may have to repaint your home.
While modern paint has been engineered to remain consistent and fade-free, all paints are vulnerable to become discolored over time. As a matter of fact, some paints will actually grow to be darker as they age. Of course, it’s common for walls to lighten up, too, especially if they’re consistently exposed to sunlight day after day (UV exposure can change the color of walls and damage their paint). Regardless of whether your paints darken or lighten, you’ll end up with surfaces that look splotchy and strange instead of smooth and uniform. If you notice strange lines or fades forming on your walls then your paint is failing.
As we suggested in the last section, paint doesn’t last forever, even in the interior of your home. If you have paint on your walls that is more than a decade old, then it’s likely that you can identify signs that it is aged. Even the best, wear-resistant paints age over time, and it’s likely that you’ll want to paint your walls every five to ten years. Keep an eye out for small cracks forming on the surfaces of your walls, discoloration, and even chipping paint — all of these are indications that your paint is too old to remain intact on the interior surfaces of your home.
Although wallpaper still has a foothold in the “wall surface-covering” market (if there’s really such a thing), most folks find wallpaper to be outdated. If you have wallpaper strewn about throughout your home, then it may be an eyesore. That can be doubly true if your wallpaper is stained, the paper is peeling away from the wall, or the pattern is still from the 70s. If you’re fed up with old, odd-looking wallpaper, then it’s time to go with something timeless: a clean coat of paint. Here at Horner, we’d be happy to peel away that dingy, gaudy wallpaper, so that you have a blank canvas for your favorite color of paint.
Transform Your Home With Horner
Regardless of the reason, we’re always here to paint your home’s interior. If you find that you’re dissatisfied with your surroundings, we’d be happy to revamp your home with a fresh coat of paint. We also provide color consultations for those who can’t decide on a color scheme, and we can color match any existing paint colors in your home, if you’re simply repairing or renovating your home. Find out for yourself why folks here in Fort Collins and across the Front Range count on Horner Painting to make the most of their homes’ interiors — give us a call today to get a free estimate for your upcoming project!