Former customers of ours were moving from Nanaimo to the lower mainland. We agreed to stay in their Maple Ridge home and paint it prior to them moving in. We fully painted the walls, doors and trim work on the main level and the upstairs. The current colour was a mid tone brown that the customer found to be too dark. We were in agreement as there is not a great deal of natural light throughout the home. We repainted the walls in a colour that was several shades lighter.
The photo below shows the colour change. The new colour is much lighter. We wanted to make sure it worked well with the warmth of the flooring and cabinets so we made sure it also had a gold undertone.
Even though this home was only seven years old there was a lot of wall damage. We did several days of preparation work before we could even start painting. The stairwell and entry way walls were particularly beat up with marks, scratches and dings.
The two bedrooms upstairs were painted in a dark blue and a purple colour and unfortunately it was done poorly. The wall colour was up into the ceiling in many areas. We spot primed over the dark areas in the ceiling to ensure they wouldn’t bleed through and then applied two coats of ceiling paint to give them a fresh new look. The rooms definitely appeared larger after we painted them in the new lighter wall colour.
To keep the continuity throughout the house and for the ease of painting the owners had us paint the same colour throughout all of the house. They wanted to ensure we could get all of the painting done in the short window of time before they had to move in. It’s faster to be able to move throughout the home with one paint colour. Using multiple wall colours takes more time.