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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 Manning's Painting Company we work with our customers in the Prescott 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 Prescott 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 Manning's Painting Company 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 Manning's Painting Company 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 Prescott, Dewey, Chino Valley, Cottonwood, Sedona 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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Testimonials

  • Satisfied Customer!
    Interior Painting Services
    When we bought our home in Hidden Valley Ranch, we hired Matthew Mannings to paint the exterior. He did an excellent job, at the right price and he was a pleasure to work with. Now, 21 years later, it was time to work on the interior. I called Matthew to paint the living room, dining room, kitchen and utility room. The crew he sent to do the job (Ron and Matt) have been wonderful. They have gently and professionally moved and replaced my antiques and collectibles and rehung all my paintings in their proper places and did it all with as little disruption as possible (even Sandy, my little dog, made friends with them). They completed the job on time and I am pleased with the end result. I will most certainly will call "Mannings Painting Company" for any future painting projects I may have. From the beginning with the office help to the original estimate to the actual work being done, it has been a pleasure working with all the "Mannings" people. Thank you for a job well done and for respecting my home and possessions with such care.
    reviewicon, 07/27/2020

  • We have used Manning's in the past as well as for this last project and have found them to be courteous and very professional. Those painters completing the job have a fantastic talent. You are our go to company!
    reviewicon, 06/25/2020

  • We couldn't possibly be happier with outstanding job with your painting company. The attention to detail was above and beyond our exceptions! Jonathan and Emerson were professional, courteous and incredibly hard working. We can't thank you enough for sending us 2 of the very best! Pulling into our driveway is an absolute treat now. We will certainly enjoy many more years to come in our newly painted home.
    reviewicon, 06/25/2020

  • Ya'll Did Good!! From answering the phone to watching our painters (Daryl and Joey) complete the paint job on our house. The ladies at Manning's are very professional and display a picture of competence and customer care. Matt's selection of Daryl and Joey to accomplish our paint job was perfect: on time everyday, constant work ethic, a penchant to do a perfect job, very professional in appearance, attitude, and performance. Both Suzanne and I love the paint job and care for our property. Matt, you have a great team please express our thanks to each for a job well done.
    reviewicon, 06/25/2020

  • We are very impressed with the painters, their talent, and expertise. Not only is the work beautiful but the clean up was quick and thorough. The painters were professional and friendly. We will continue to use Manning's and recommend them. Thank you!
    reviewicon, 06/25/2020

  • Highly Recommended
    We recently retained Manning's to paint the exterior of a home we recently acquired in Prescott. It had not been maintained for thirteen years, and they made it look like new construction. But that's what we paid for... What we didn't pay for, yet received was professionalism throughout the staff, good solid communication throughout the process, intelligent craftsmen and real value. We could not recommend them more highly.
    reviewicon, 01/02/2020

  • Amazing Service
    After getting estimates from several companies for what turned out to be unnecessary work, they gave me an estimate and diagnosed the cause of my roof leak, which was a screw hole and not saturation of the walls as had been previously suggested. The crew repaired my ceiling and crown molding and I've scheduled them to return in February to do the rest of the crown in my home. You have to be patient if you want to work with Manning's because they stay busy, but worth the wait.
    reviewicon, 12/18/2017

  • Friendly Staff
    Manning and his crew are always professional and great to work with. They do some of the nicest work we've seen in the area and highly recommend them for any project.
    reviewicon, 06/11/2017

  • Best Painters
    Manning's Painting painted our historical home in Prescott. This company is very professional, completely thorough, respectful and performs at the highest quality. We are so pleased with the end result of this transformation of our home. The color choice is pleasing and we have received numerous compliments on the end result. Matt Manning is a very professional businessman and visits the worksite often to assure all is going well. We would recommend this painter for large and small jobs.
    reviewicon, 07/22/2011

  • Amazing Painters
    We use Manning on a number of our homes, for their quality work and care. Matt and his crews are extremely professional and great to work with. We're proud to recommend them for their services.
    reviewicon, 01/05/2016