Painting Company in Sumter

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 Meticulous Services 4U, LLC we work with our customers in the Sumter 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 Sumter 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 Meticulous Services 4U, LLC 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 Meticulous Services 4U, LLC 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 Sumter, Columbia, Manning, Camden, Bishopville 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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Outstanding team. Trustworthy and hard working! Thomas will give the best product possible!



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They arrived early and stayed until they finished the job.took pictures of where the lawn furniture and potted plants,flower pots were and put everything back in place. Very well mannered and polite.very pleased.give a discount to these guys the owner is a 29 military man.



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Very professional from start to finish. The business name most definitely suits their work. Will hire them again very soon.



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The team was very thorough and made sure that the job was done well. In addition to power washing my house, they did an EXCELLENT job at power washing my screened in back porch which was absolutely filthy as a result of the flood. The job took longer than I anticipated, and it would have been nice to have been told upfront that the project would span across two days. Other than that, I was very pleased with the results.



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This company is first and foremost, is veteran owned. We were in a bind of getting our home touched up before PCSing and placing it on the market. What caused us to go with this company other than the fact it is veteran owned was when speaking about price and payment, the owner told us "I don't want any money from you until you are satisfied with the work done." You hardly ever find that type of ethics now days. A lot of people, especially in the Sumter area, all about getting your money and end up giving you a piss poor product. My home looks brand new and I would buy it again if I saw it (kind of sad we have to sell it). You won't be disappointed with the services you receive and the price was far better than anyone else we spoke to and other companies wanted the money either upfront or half upfront. Very professional and courteous. I've had my far share of bad run ins with contractors in this area...from being drunk to being on drugs while working....if I'm ever stationed at Shaw again and need their services I will be going back to them. They also manicured my lawn to give it more curb appeal. Thank you!



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