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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 Motti Painting Solutions Inc. we work with our customers in the Boston 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 Boston 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 Motti Painting Solutions Inc. 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 Motti Painting Solutions Inc. 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 Boston, Newton, Winchester, Melrose, Brookline 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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what our customers say

The Motti crew did a job for the house down the street. I was so impressed that I called and eventually hired them to clean and paint our front porch. At the beginning they sent a clear and comprehensive statement of work, the crew then began on time, and the job was clean and outstanding at the end. I hired them this year to do three sides of the house. The crew was thorough and helpful. And they seemed to take their work seriously with joy and with pride.
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Motti Painting Solutions recently completed a superb exterior painting job for us. First, they power washed the house, sanded, scrapped and caulked wherever needed. They painted our newly built porch, several sections of the house siding, all the detailed trim work, gutters and downspouts. They applied one full coat of primer and two coats of exterior paint. The crew replaced some complicated rotted trim. Their work was outstanding! The workers were meticulous, professional, polite, quiet and dependable. They worked diligently every day for 11 hours. They cleaned up all debris, materials, and equipment daily. Motti's prices were very fair and very reasonable for such high-quality workmanship which came with a 3 year warranty. We highly recommend Motti Painting Solutions for all your painting needs. We wouldn't hesitate to hire them again.
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Motti Painting did an amazing job painting the exterior of our house. They are professional and fast and incredibly neat. They are also super responsive and very flexible. When we decided to paint our house, we wanted to do it right away, and they were there within a week of finalizing their proposal. They came every day unless it was raining and left the site really clean and tidy. Whenever they missed a day due to weather, they stayed longer the next day to stay on schedule. We would use them again in a second - we are very happy with the work they did!
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Motti Painting solved our decades old problem of trying to keep paint on our 80 year old house. Their crew removed the old paint, made repairs, and added a beautiful colored stain finish that made the house look new again. They kept a clean job sight and started and finished the job promptly. Daniel Motti runs a good business, listens carefully , and is committed to customer service and satisfaction. We have hired Motti Painting again for additional work and highly recommend them.
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Daniel and crew were great, and came recommended by a friend who has used them twice. Communicative, flexible, and paid a lot of attention to detail. My neighbors painted their house in 2 days, which was what I thought - painting is super quick. But Daniel and crew do a great job in prepping (scraping paint and fixing wood work), and several rounds of primer and finished coat. They were here for two weeks (10 hours days!) and folks on the whole street have commented about their professionalism and about the finished product. I'd highly recommend reaching out to them. They won't be the cheapst, but they just might be the best.
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Very pleased with Motti Painting Solutions. They painted the exterior of our house and were very professional and efficient. The house looks fantastic and they were highly responsive and communicative throughout the process!
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