“You might want to consider repainting every 10 to 15 years. Depending on the color, you’ll start to notice that the white is getting dull or you’re getting tired of the color,” says Laboda. “However, it depends on how much space you have available. You may be better off choosing a bold color that no longer suits you.”
Where are the best interior paint brands to buy?
By far the most popular and easiest to find interior paint brands in the United States are Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore, and each brand has several lines at varying tiers of quality and price. (His Behr, exclusive to Home Depot, is also popular.) Mr. Levy recommends his Farrow & Ball, which has a carefully selected color selection and high finish, but is notoriously expensive. Both LaBoda and Levy say people who want to coordinate wall paint and wallpaper should visit her website at his Backdrop Home, which offers a selection of wallpaper and coordinating paints.
paint accessories to buy
Supplies for a painting project include a paint brush, a roller (a short nap is required to smooth the surface), painter’s tape, a drop cloth or plastic, a paint mask, and disposable gloves. You can also rent a nebulizer (in which case you’ll definitely need a good respirator). Levy says his favorite painter’s tape for creating sharp lines is his FrogTape. The type of brush she often uses is a 3-inch angled brush.
“My recommendation is to buy the best brushes you can afford and clean them after each use so they last longer,” she says.
How much does it cost to paint a room?
The cost of painting a house varies widely depending on whether you do it yourself or hire a professional painter, the brand and quality of the paint you use, the height and difficulty of the walls, and architectural details. The paint itself can range from around $20 per gallon for lower-quality paints to about $150 for Farrow & Ball’s premium paints.
Typically, you’ll pay less per square foot for larger painting projects because some essentials (drop cloths, brushes, ladders, etc.) are essentially flat-priced.
Biggest Tips and Biggest Mistakes When Buying Interior Paint
Paint samples, paint samples, paint samples. Always remember to take a sample of the paint before you buy it, both experts say.
“Not being able to get samples is the biggest mistake you make with interior paints,” Levy says. “People are always looking at Pinterest and other sources to find their favorite paint colors, and this is a good starting point. But one thing I always tell people is, “Please get a sample.”