Your next painting project just got a little easier. Whether it’s your first paint project or you’re a DIY expert, the paint center at Elder’s Ace can equip you with just the right paint or stain, plus all the tools you need to make the job go off without a hitch. Bring us a quarter-size sample of your favorite color, and we’ll specially match paint to it, or browse our color library to find the perfect color in your favorite brand.
Choosing a color- The color of your flooring, as well as your furniture, are important to consider when choosing a paint color. If you have a set of draperies or pillows that you would like to use in your new space, you can bring in a sample to your local Elder’s Ace and we can customize you a color to match your decor items. Your local Elder’s Ace has hundreds of color samples as well as color inspiration brochures to help you choose the perfect color! And if you have a hard time deciding between a couple, we can mix pint size samples for you to take home and try!
Selecting the right sheen- The sheen of a paint refers to how shiny the finish will look. You should consider whether the area is high or low traffic and the condition of the wall when choosing a sheen. Three of our most common sheens are listed below:
- Flat & Matte: A flat sheen is typically used for ceilings or low traffic areas. Both flat and matte sheens are ideal for less-than-perfect surfaces and both provide a great depth of color.
- Eggshell & Satin: Both eggshell and satin sheens provide a softly polished glow to color and an easy to clean surface, which makes it ideal for high traffic areas. These sheens are also useful for colored ceilings because they help reflect light.
- Semi-gloss: A semi-gloss sheen is often recommended for trims and moldings, and is particularly durable.
When painting a room in your home, you should consider purchasing the following materials:
- Paint trays and liners
- Paint rollers
- Trim brush
- Stir sticks
- Stain blocker/primer
- Extension pole
- Edger and pads
- Stain blocker/primer
- Painters tape
- Drop cloth
- Wall cleaner
- Surface preparation is key- before painting, the surface should be clean, smooth, dull, and dry.
- Choose top quality applicators- quality brushes and rollers will insure a great paint job.
- Maintain a “wet edge” from just painted surfaces to unpainted surfaces, including area trimmed by brush.
- For big paint jobs, mix the gallons together to insure color uniformity.
- Always remove painters tape before paint completely dries.