Homeowners face a multitude of choices when painting a room: color, finish, mood, and more. The right painter can help ensure a homeowner’s project is completed properly. Community Impact Newspaper asked Rudy Nunez Cueto, owner of Rudy Professional Painting LLC, for advice to homeowners.
What should homeowners look for when choosing a color for a room?
Because colors are so important to a good paint job, homeowners should consider their favorite color, the current trend colors, or the color that best suits their furniture. You should also consider the amount of natural light in a room.
It’s something very personal. I usually never pick a color for my clients because they will be living in the house. I can help a little, but I never make the final decision.
What should homeowners consider when choosing a painter?
Nowadays homeowners can check out the painter’s reviews on various websites. It is wise to check them out before hiring a painter. Recommendations from previous customers are also always a good way to go.
Why should people hire a professional painter instead of doing the job themselves?
Hiring a professional could save you time and money. We have the knowledge, experience, and equipment necessary to do a great job with great quality.
I’ve had clients who tried it on their own and after wasting money on paint and their time they call me to finish the job, which I do over and over again most of the time. Sometimes they tried to do something simple, just paint the walls. But many homeowners don’t have the practice. They paint and go under the tape, they get paint on the ceiling and then they have to hire me. We have to buy more products and they have to pay for an expert. So in the end it will be more expensive.
Another thing homeowners should consider is how difficult the project is going to be because if it is a room with a seven foot ceiling, it is not a major threat. However, if you’re building houses that have 20 foot ceilings in the entrance, you don’t want to stand all the way up that ladder if you don’t have the experience.
What should homeowners consider when choosing a color?
Homeowners should consider how they will use the space they want to paint. For example, the color for a kitchen and the color for a bedroom should be different. For the kitchen and bathroom, I recommend a washable paint that can withstand a lot of moisture. Using something cheap in the kitchen or bathroom is not a really good idea – especially if you enjoy taking a really hot shower.