How A Fresh Coat of Paint Can Transform Your Hallways
“Hallways are an opportunity to do something special, and maybe a little dramatic,”
says interior designer Evette Ríos.
“Adding a splash of color to an unconventional space like a hallway can really make a difference.”
But the walls in her circa-1796 home have some personality,
as she likes to say, and the upstairs hallway in particular needed a little love.
She hadn’t touched it since she and her family moved in and it sported its share of cracks and holes.
Ríos needed a paint that had a smooth, uniform finish to hide those imperfections.
She picked Taiga SW 9654, a richly-pigmented green blue, from Sherwin-Williams Emerald® Designer Edition™ paint collection,
to transform the space and really make a statement.
There are essential steps in the process that can ensure a successful paint job,
and Ríos has several tips to share.
Follow along above as she shares her guide for transforming your hallways with paint.
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Sometimes saving money can actually cost you.
And, these days, with the economy what it is, companies are making business decisions through a narrow budgetary lens. But they don’t realize that these short-term,
cost-cutting measures can actually create much bigger expenses down the road. Cost-cutting can hurt you – even when it comes to the paint in your building.
Not all painting is cosmetic in purpose. Paint also protects
the surfaces of your facilities – especially exterior surfaces.
One major household goods retailer recently chose to delay some of its exterior projects to save money – a decision that isn’t uncommon with any commercial facility today.
In particular, this company chose to hold off on repainting the cedar shingles on the exterior of some of its stores this year.
This will certainly save the company a few dollars today. But the company is running the risk of damaging those shingles.
Rot will invariably set in as the shingles are exposed to the elements, and the shingles will have to be replaced much sooner than they normally would
– and for far more money than repainting them today would have cost.
In addition to helping out with proactive, preventive maintenance, a simple,
fresh coat of paint can also drive sales and impress tenants/occupants.
But it’s not always practical to repaint the entire interior of your building.