2 Simple Ways to Make Refreshing the Look of Your Walls Easier

Dated: December 8 2020

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2 Simple Ways to Make Refreshing the Look of Your Walls Easier

Over time your walls will inevitably experience some bumps, bruises, scuffs, and splashes. But keeping them looking fresh doesn’t have to be difficult. Consider these two simple ways to refresh the look of your walls with ease.

Keeping Your Color Swatches

When you painted your bedroom that lovely hue of pale blue after you moved into your new home a few months back you couldn’t have foreseen all of the nicks and small gashes your walls would incur from hanging photos and moving furniture. And the kitchen’s creamy beige walls are the worse for wear after suffering scuffs from the kids. You plan to fill and sand the rough spots on your walls and reapply the paint, but what were the names of those colors again? Those gallon containers are long one. So what do you do?

Although you can take pictures of the walls or remove chips of paint to try to match-up at the hardware store, an easy way to eliminate the guesswork moving forward is to simply keep the original color swatches in a folder or Ziploc bag. And don’t forget to keep the swatches for baseboards and crown molding, too, since there can be a million shades of white. To make things even easier write the finishes you select for each paint on the swatch—whether they be eggshell, flat, satin, semi-gloss, or high-gloss.

Selecting Wipeable Finishes

To make the surfaces of your walls a little easier to keep clean consider painting with wipeable finishes. Paint finishes have varying degrees to which they can be cleaned without damage. Flat finishes often blemish after being wiped with force. Eggshells give a little more shine than flats, and are easier to wipe clean without tarnishing the surface. Semi-gloss paints are even easier to wipe clean, and are great for places like kitchens and baths, and for door surfaces and trim. A satin finish, which is similar to the look of a pearl, is durable and can tolerate light scrubbing—which makes it ideal for children’s rooms and high-traffic areas like hallways. High-gloss paints are the most durable for wiping clean, and work well on wood surfaces like cabinets, doors, and trim.

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Chip Boyer

Chip is the IT Manager for Alex MacWilliam Real Estate. He handles the technology needs of the company as well as helping agents in their day to day problem solving.....

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