7 Painting mistakes in choosing colors for business spaces

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We now have so many shades at our disposal that it is impossible not to find the right ones for painting a professional space. This can make some people feel bad, so they resort to “safe“, neutral choices.

However, painting a professional space is the most economical and effective way to improve its image, covering its imperfections, highlighting its strengths and highlighting your products.

But the most important thing is that you can influence the psychology of your customers for the benefit of your business, without even realizing it.

This makes color a valuable marketing tool that no professional should overlook. Choosing the right color combinations for your business or store is not always an easy task. Each space has its own characteristics, each business or professional has different needs and is addressed to another clientele.

So you need study and knowledge!

In my opinion, if one does not trust oneself in color, it is good to consult someone who specializes in the psychology of color and image marketing, thus avoiding sabotaging his professional space or business.

1. Avoid the most common mistakes

The fear of using color in a professional space is usually due to experiences from bad places. Some mistakes painters often do in business – but also in homes.

2. Simplifications

Few colors are not combined with each other, however if we choose the wrong shades of even the most well-known harmonious combinations, the result will be disappointing.

3. If we want to illuminate a space we will paint it white or yellow

I’m tired of seeing yellow spaces, in a usually cold and ungrateful shade. The impression that yellow is the only alternative to white to illuminate a space is wrong. The best way to illuminate a space and give the impression that it is larger, is by applying the appropriate color combinations in the right places.

4. Monochrome

Except in a few cases, the use of a single code in a space degrades it and indicates ignorance of the handling of colors and space in general. One shade will not grow or illuminate a space, but it will have the exact opposite effect and in no case will highlight it.

5. Multi color without measure and taste

What can really show a cheap place and create a headache for users, is the lack of measure, taste and knowledge of multi color. Unfortunately, I often see very bad choices, which completely degrade a professional space, which in fact have sometimes been suggested by professionals.

A color study aims to combine colors suitable for a professional space, which create a specific atmosphere and emotions and are applied in the appropriate places to highlight it.

6. Intense colors and tedious

Bright colors on large surfaces are usually tedious. A balanced result should make us feel comfortable and pleasant in a space and not just impress us.

An important factor is the time the customer will spend in a place. If we want to chase him fast (see fast food), we will make other choices from a waiting area, which in some cases will necessarily spend a long time waiting, such as. a car repair shop, hairdresser or doctor’s office.

7. Wrong choices for specific places

This is one of the most common mistakes made due to ignorance or negligence.

As I note, our personal preferences should not be the main criterion for choosing colors for a professional space. Unless it’s our personal office, where we do not accept clients.

I do it a little extreme, but we can not paint a funeral home pink. But even there, it is not necessary to move only between purple and black.

Also, in addition to the different preferences of the 2 sexes, men see colors differently than women and it is something that in some cases you should take into account.

Finally, drawing attention to the color (or some other element of a space), while we want to highlight something else or our merchandise, is just as wrong.

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8 Painters tricks to cover the imperfections in walls!

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Often the walls of the house have or acquire imperfections such as cracks that reappear no matter how hard we try. In order not to incur large expenses, however, Montclair Painters can do some clever tricks and cover the imperfections in the walls of the house or commercial building.

For this purpose there are products on the market that are economical and can work wonders. There are also various solutions that have saved the situation and are either DIY or things that professional repairmen do.

Painters tricks to cover the imperfections in the walls

1. Wall plugs

If the door handle pierced a false plasterboard wall, there are economical plugs that go into the wall and cover the hole while protecting the wall from more damage.

2. Immediate patch

Montclair Painters unreservedly recommend the metal wall patches! They just stick one on the imperfection they want to cover and pass over putty and later paint.

3. Moisture blockage

If you want to paint the ceiling but it has obvious humidity, you can get a special spray that covers the stains on the ceiling without much expense, but also works as a base for the paint. This way the moisture stains will not be visible and will not spoil the painting you are preparing to do.

4. Rough ceiling

In the 60’s and 70’s rough surfaces on the walls of the house and on the ceilings were in fashion. Many homes are now selling cheaper because of the rough walls. If you do not have the money at the moment to smooth the ceiling of your house, and you want to cover some of its imperfections, you can buy a material that mimics rough surfaces and patch up any defects.

5. Larger switches

With a larger switch you can cover damage to the wall by laying cables.

6. Solution for cracks

The simplest and most economical solution for cracks is to place a special tape for cracks on the problem surface. This film belongs to the so-called grouting materials, and when you apply paint on it, it is completely covered and does not appear!

7. Wall covering

When the wall has many problems but you can not make a new one, the best solution is a special wall paper. After you put the cracks and holes of the wall with putty or some jointing material, with the wall covering, you can cover the whole wall to make it look uniform. You can also paint it in the color you want.

8. Painting spray for cracks

Some imperfections in the walls are more difficult to cover and always “come back“. Fortunately, materials technology is not far behind and so there are special sprays on the market for this problem.

The sprays act as an elastic film that spreads in and out of the crack. You start applying the spray after you clean any dust or anything in and around the crack. Then you pass two or three times the entire surface of the crack. When the resulting film is completely dry you can apply a painting base and color on top.

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