The biggest myth about painting your house in the AZ summer

exterior house paintingIt doesn’t matter if you are painting the interior of your house or the outside, you probably have heard all sorts of different myths, many of which are outlandish and downright foolish. However, there are other myths that do make some sense and, without knowing any better, you might think it is best to avoid these practices. Generally, there really are no myths in painting though, and a professional Tempe painting contractor can help you understand this. When discussing your painting project with your Tempe painting contractor, you might bring up different myths and point out how you don’t want certain areas of the home painted, based on what you have been told or read. Before you do this though, you need to know what these myths are and what the truth is.

The biggest myth is:

You Should Only Paint When it’s Cool Outside

If this proved true, you wouldn’t get any painting done in Tempe, Scottsdale or Phoenix. It really does not matter what temperature it is when you paint. Moisture has more of an impact on your paint than temperature, and that’s not something you have to worry about. There is water in water-based paints. So naturally, when the paint is added to a surface it cools it.

Here are some more myths to ponder:

Painting a Ceiling Makes The Room Smaller

You probably have heard painting the ceiling a color makes it look smaller. After all, almost all rooms have a white colored ceiling. It really just depends on what color you are using. Using a lighter blue can actually make it feel more open. After all, the sky is a light blue and you probably don’t feel like it is small.

Dark Paint Makes the Room Smaller

Someone obviously didn’t like dark paint in their house and decided to make up all these myths. If you paint the room black and have all black furniture and dark flooring, then yes, it is going to look smaller. However, using a darker, bold color along with lighter furniture and a lighter color floor doesn’t make the room smaller at all. It just adds a statement and personality, which is good.

Paint Your Walls White When Selling the House

No. Don’t do this or listen to it at all. When you moved into the house, did you want to paint every room? Of course not. The less amount of work the better. Instead, if you want to upgrade the house for yourself and to possibly sell later, use a neutral, modern tone with fresh accents. This sells far better and looks great too.

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