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The Biggest Trends in Interior Painting For 2014

If you are bored of seeing those white walls from a long time, you might be surely looking forward to hire an
interior designer and get some renovation done to your house. However, the most difficult question that arises in
front of the home owner is colour selection for painting the walls.

Considering browsing the web can be an outstanding way of collecting some information regarding the latest trends in interior painting. It will also help you to a great deal in finalizing the colour of the walls that are in accordance to the latest trends and also match the existing décor of your house.

A right colour selection can bring about a dramatic change in the aura of your household. You can also discuss your requirements with your interior decorator and get the best results.

Here are some standouts that are into the trend and can prove to be a great option for your household.

Indigo Night (Glidden GLU21)
Glidden Indigo Night GLU21
It is a soothing colour from the house of Glidden. The color is somewhat mid night blue covering a bit of purple and can provide a relaxing feel to the surroundings, making them perfect to escape and get lost.

Turning OakLeaf (Pittsburg ATF-38)
Pittsburn ATC-38 Turning Leafoak
Another appealing choice in 2014 is the Turning Leaf ATC-38 from the house of Pittsburg Paints. This luminous, pale yellow color provides a smooth touch to the walls and an enlightened vibe. Having this colour in your home will surely provide a feel good factor in the surroundings.

Sea Haze (Benjamin Moore 2137-50)
BM 2137-50 Sea Haze
This colour is a gray with a touch of green. Gray is becoming popular these days and an increasing use of complex grays in combination with other colours is noticed. People mostly prefer quiet surroundings and gray is a perfect fit for such choices.

Salmon Run (Valspar 2002-6B)
Valspar Salmon Run 2002-6B
This colour from the house of Valspar has a touch of pink with undertones of chalky gray. This pretty colour is soft and warm and is capable of providing a classic look to the interiors.

Sunspot (Pratt & Lambert 11-10)
Pratt & Lambert Sunspot 11-10
If you wish to get the walls of your house painted with rejuvenating colours, this golden yellow color can be a great option for you. This color not only provides a vibrant look to the room but also brings a motivating feeling to the surrounding.

Classic French Gray (Sherwin Williams 007)
Sherwin-Williams Classic French Gray SW 007
This is yet another shade of gray that is driving the people’s preferences. This sophisticated and elegant gray can be perfectly used with materials like linen and wood and enhances the overall appeal of the room.

Linden Green (Pantone 15-0533)
Pantone Linden Green 15-0533
The shades of green have always been used by the people for living into a peaceful environment resembling the lap of nature. This colour has found its place in the recent trends and is used by people for providing a refreshing look to their household.

Having an understanding of the recent trends in colour pallets help you to a great deal in enhancing the charm and
looks of your household. Getting the house painted with an elegant colour that complements the furniture and décor
of your house will surely provide it a lavish look you have always wanted.

Reference colour trends: www.housebeautiful.com

Blog post by: Mike Ponych for Your Metro Vancouver Painting Contractor

Which wood stain do I choose?

Choosing the proper wood stain can be confusing and a little overwhelming when beginning your wood staining project. Choosing the proper wood stain all depends on what type of wood your are staining. The 3 most common wood stains are wiping stains, penetrating stains and gel stains.

A wiping stain will work well on most soft woods such as fir and pine and hard woods such as maple, oak and cherry. Wiping stains are easy to work with and typically dry faster than other stain leaving you more time to apply any clear coat protection to your stained wood.

A penetrating stain works well on hard woods such as birch, ash, alder, maple, oak and cherry. Penetrating stains penetrate into the wood helping seal and protect the wood and will give you a rich uniform appearance.

Gel stains are the thickest of these 3 most common stains. Gel stains works well on staining both interior or exterior wood and are also used in staining metal and fibreglass such as grained fibreglass doors. When staining a fibreglass door it is best to paint on a undercoat closer to what the grain of the wood looks like. This will insure that the stain has adhesion to the paint rather than the fibreglass giving the stain something to
grab to.

Keep in mind with darker stains a wood conditioner can be used. This is particularly more important with soft woods such as fir and pine as the wood may stain blotchy if a conditioner is not used first. The conditioner will open up the grain of the wood to absorb the stain evenly. However, it is best to test the stain after applying the conditioner as the conditioner will make your stain appear lighter than if you applied the stain directly to the wood.

Whether you choose a wiping stain, penetrating stain or gel stain, please remember it is very important to sand your wood first. Now that you have chosen the type of stain you would like to use the next step is stain colour selection.

Blog post by: Mike Ponych for Your Metro Vancouver Painting Contractor

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