Your Cart is Empty

JC Licht: Chicagolands Benjamin Moore Retailer JC Licht: Chicagolands Benjamin Moore Retailer

Tips & Tricks You Must Know When Painting Your House

June 13, 2017 2 min read

Tips & Tricks You Must Know When Painting Your House | JC Licht

Interior Tricks

Use coordinating colors in the same room (or on the same wall) to create visual interest.

Rather than simply painting a room all one color or just adding a bright “pop” on a single wall, consider using a number of shades that work well together either on different walls or in unique patterns. A creamy yellow wall with squares of cobalt blue for the placement of white display cube shelving, for example, creates a modern twist on a classic French color combination.

Painter’s tape is your friend.

It’s been said before, but it’s still a trick every DIY decorator should know when painting a house interior: A good painter’s tape allows you to create clean lines and prevent the accidental painting of things like outlet covers and vents. Painter’s tape is also the key to creating funky geometric patterns; simply crisscross the tape over the area to be painted, paint the resulting shapes in coordinating shades, and then remove the tape to reveal!.

Match the finish and durability of paint to the room’s function.

The importance of this can’t be understated. If the room is a high-traffic area where the walls may get dirty, like a kitchen or a kids’ activity room, opt for a paint with a more durable finish like a high-gloss or semi-gloss. For low-traffic spaces with less of a durability concern, a flat or matte finish paint is perfect.

Exterior Tricks

When choosing exterior paint, view swatches outside throughout the day and in different kinds of daylight.

Throughout the day and across different kinds of weather, the color of natural daylight can create completely different effects with regard to the color of your exterior paint job. Even safe-seeming neutrals can appear slightly green, blue, or red in different kinds of daylight.

To avoid disappointment, take the color swatches/charts outside. Observe how the colors appear at different times of day and in different kinds of light (don’t forget moonlight!). A color you loved at first may look fabulous around noon but be unappealing in the morning.

Remember to remove all shutters and various hardware before painting.

For the most complete paint job, it’s important that you remove all shutters, hardware, and other items covering the substrate to be painted before you get started. Otherwise, you’ll simply be painting around them (potentially getting paint on them) and leaving areas of old color that will be revealed should you ever choose to remove the shutters/hardware for good.

Find the Highest Quality of Interior and Exterior Benjamin Moore Paint at JC Licht

Whether you’re looking for high-coverage, affordable interior paint or durable, long-lasting exterior paint, JC Licht has the top-quality Benjamin Moore products you need to get the job done right.

To learn more about our products or ask any related questions you may have, call us today at (630) 351-0400 or visit your local JC Licht store.

Also in Our Blog

Paint Your Front Door And Say Hello To A Fresh New Look
Paint Your Front Door And Say Hello To A Fresh New Look

June 06, 2022 4 min read

Your home’s front door is its most inviting feature and the main focal point from the outside, and there’s no better way to nail a great first impression than with a fresh coat of paint. Get answers to the most common questions about painting your front door.
Read More
Easy deck maintenance tips for to make your deck last longer between stains. Expert advice from JC Licht.
Easy Maintenance Keeps Your Deck Stain Game Strong

June 01, 2022 3 min read

Most decks are made of wood, and wood naturally deteriorates over time. The good news is that with regular care (cleaning and spot touch-ups), you can maintain your stunning wood deck’s natural beauty.
Read More
Popular Paint Color Trends for Kitchen Cabinets from the experts at JC Licht in Chicago, IL
Popular Paint Color Trends for Kitchen Cabinetry

May 03, 2022 2 min read

Painting your kitchen cabinets can be an easy and cost-effective way to give your kitchen a fresh look. The hardest part of this project is picking the right color! Here are five of our design team’s favorite kitchen cabinet paint colors.
Read More
============================================================= Benjamin Moore Conversion Tracking / JS ------------------------------------------------------------- @property Benjamin Moore - JC Licht@created 06/24/2022 @author @documentation ============================================================= Desktop Conversion JS Pixels: -------------------------------------------------------------