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SELECTING PAINT

How to Select Paint - House Painting

Selecting paint is a very personal choice for most people. Many factors need to be considered when it comes to house painting. And with so many colors of paint available, choosing a color can feel like an impossible task.

At LoRusso Painting, LLC we work with our customers in the Fleming Island area to help them find the best paint for the job. Usually it starts with a number of questions, including:

  • What area do you want to be painted?
  • How visible is the area you want to be painted? Or, how frequently will it be seen by others?
  • How is the area used?
  • Do you have small children or pets?

We've not yet gotten to color, but these questions can help us determine the needed quality and sheen for your Fleming Island area home. Homeowners will often want to have a higher quality paint used in a room more frequently visited by others, like the living room, than they will want to use in a child's bedroom. We'll take that into account.

Sheen

Sheen is important when you are thinking through how to select paint. You'll want to consider how the room is used and how much you like, or don't like, shiny walls. A gloss or semi-gloss paint can work well in kitchens and play rooms as they'll be easier to wipe clean and will stand up to some "abuse." But, if you don't like shiny walls you won't like gloss or semi-gloss paint.

You may love the effect a flat or matte paint can give a room, but it's important to know that they won't be quite as easy to clean.

Most customers will settle on satin or eggshell when house painting. Some people love, and always use, one or the other. Other customers will choose one or the other depending on the room, using satins for kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms, and eggshell for living rooms, dining rooms and adult bedrooms.

Color

That brings us to what is most often the challenging part when selecting paint for a home - choosing the color. Again, we'll ask some questions:

  • What type of style is your house, or do you want it to be? Traditional, contemporary, modern, farmhouse?
  • What is your overall preference for paint - warm, cool, other?
  • How will the area to be painted tie in to the rest of your home?
  • Do you have a focal point for the room that you want to complement?
  • Do you want to stay on trend? Would you prefer your home to look timeless, or to match up to a specific style?

These are just some of the many questions that you'll want to ask yourself when you are considering color for house painting projects. We can say that most customers end up being most happy when they factor in the feeling they are trying to create throughout the house instead of just picking a color they like for one room.

It can be easy for homeowners to fall into the current trend. This can be fine if the trend is likely to hold up or if the homeowner doesn't mind painting their home every couple of years. Other customers will be focused on keeping within the style of their home or creating a timeless look that will hold up over many years.

Ultimately, you'll want to pick a color that works for you. Unless, of course, your purpose for painting is to sell the home or rent out the space. There are many, many resources for you to look at when considering how to select paint - here are a few good ones:

Ceilings

Many people choose to paint their ceilings white or off-white, and that's certainly fine. But, if you are considering a renovation, or just a different look for a room, don't forget about the ceiling. Painting the ceiling can help a room look bigger, or smaller. It can add a swanky feel or a touch of formality. Either way, homeowners usually find that painting a ceiling is much more difficult than painting a wall. So, give LoRusso Painting, LLC a call and we'll save you the time, as well as the aches and pains.

Other Surfaces

Selecting paint or stain for the other surfaces inside or outside your home, office building or rental property can be just as challenging. While the designers on television can make creating a unified look seem easy, at LoRusso Painting, LLC we know it can be much harder in reality. When you work with us, we'll rely on our knowledge, expertise and experience to help you select the paint, stain or other finish that will work best for you.

If you live in Fleming Island, Orange Park, Mandarin, Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville Beach and are looking for professional help for a house painting project, give us a call today. We'll be happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.

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Testimonials

  • This is the second time I have hired LoRusso Painting and Home Repair, and I highly recommend this local company. After assessing our home and providing a fair estimate, they repaired and replaced our cedar siding (due to wood rot) and repainted to match the house. Excellent attention to detail with outstanding craftsmanship and paint matching! In addition, the job was completed very quickly at a great price. Do not hesitate to call Paul LoRusso.
    -Kaylor C.

  • Perfect. I've never had work done where there was such clear communication, always on time, always kept his word. Did a fantastic job. Always on time. From the initial pressure washing of the entire home to the actual painting, they did all that was promised. I recommend this company without hesitation!
    -John W.

  • The project was started and completed on time. They were very professional and courteous. They cleaned up and the project looks very nice.
    -Edward H.

  • Paul has done multiple projects for us over the years. Most recently he installed a custom piece of glass in our skylight. He has done painting inside and out. He created a wooden headboard to attach to a wall. He has done drywall repairs and wood repairs. He has stained moulding around door frames. There are most likely other things I don't remember at this moment, as he has been doing work for us for over 10 years, perhaps 15. Paul and his crew have always done an excellent job. He is meticulous in his work and leaves the work area clean. I will certainly use his services again in the future.
    -Denise A.

  • Paul and his son Thomas painted the ceiling throughout the entire downstairs, the walls throughout the entire downstairs, the stairway leading upstairs and the hallway upstairs. They also patched and filled all the wholes, dents etc in the walls. My husband appreciated the thoroughness with which Paul explained how he would paint our house. We were very happy with the finished product and the way they cleaned up. There was no clue painters had taken over our house for three days. We will hire LaRusso Painting again, hopefully in the near future, to paint more of the upstairs and some exterior paint as well.
    -Margie K.

  • LoRusso's Painting did a great job in working with us to ensure that we would be pleased with the results in choosing their company. They were right! From the color selection process, to the quality workmanship and the finishing of the job, Paul LoRusso delivered as promised. With Paul's eye for detail, and the prompt, courteous care for our home, we are very pleased that we chose them for our interior painting. Paul provided an accurate estimate, returned calls, good communication, scheduling. Protected all surfaces and paths throughout the residence. Neat clean up. Arrived on time finished on time.
    -Lori M. W.

  • LoRusso Painting painted the Master Bathroom and Bedroom, the upstairs ceiling, and the patio. This included the ceilings in all rooms - interior and exterior. They caulked everything and went over the stucco on the exterior thoroughly. The whole crew was very professional, and Mr. LoRusso wrote the contract out in detail. Professional and timely.
    -Robin B.

  • Paul and his son pressure washed and painted around our pool. They squeezed us in to a very busy schedule to accommodate us and did a wonderful job! LoRusso Painting is a great family-owned company and I would highly recommend them.
    -Taylor M.

  • I contracted with LoRusso for painting the walls in three rooms in our home. From the start, I had an immediate confidence in them and was pretty certain that a good job (at a fair price) was in store. I certainly was not disappointed! The results were excellent and reinforced my initial premise that this was an excellent painting contractor. I would recommend their services to anyone who would ask and will likely employ their services in the future.
    -John S.

  • I hired LoRusso Painting to power wash my house, complete external painting, repair drywall and paint an interior wall. Paul provided a written quote, started and finished the job on time, and cleaned up everything before leaving each day. He and his son Thomas finished the work in 3 days. I've hired contractors to paint houses before, but this was the most thorough and professional paint job I've seen.
    -Chuck M.

  • Paul LoRusso and his staff were given a large job to do in a very short time and had to work around our renting out this space as a venue for a private event. They arrived early and worked late each day, as well as worked all weekend long to accomplish this project in a tight time constraint. They even had to take up all their equipment and move furniture back in place as it was rented out while they were painting. It looks amazing, and the various people renting the space have all commented on how good it looks. Thank you LoRusso Painting - you are amazing!
    -Salley - The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

  • Paul and his son power washed and painted around our pool. They also fixed wood repairs around our house to pass our WDO inspection. They were prompt in performing the services and return phone calls. They were excellently priced. A good family business that takes pride in their work and it shows.
    -Bill M.

  • Found Thomas, the son, up the street, pressure washing a neighbor's house. I walked up to him and asked if he would quote me a price to pressure wash my house. Thomas was the most polite, professional and accommodating individual. He worked with me on my schedule and performed the job beautifully! Their customer service is fantastic!
    -Gina T.

  • LoRusso Painting did a complete exterior painting of 2700 sq ft home with outdoor kitchen. Including drip edge, trim, stucco, etc. They were very careful and did excellent job. Would strongly recommend.
    -Pete M.

  • Paul and his team were professionals, they were friendly, and they cleaned up after themselves. I will use them again and encourage everyone to use their service. Thanks Paul, Thomas and Anthony.
    -Cheryl S.

  • We purchased a new home and obtained estimates from three painting contractors in the area. While I met with Paul LoRusso at our house, I learned that they were a family business and that his two sons were his partners. Their estimate was the highest of the three I received, but their detailed estimate and information about their work made my wife and I choose them anyway. We could not be happier with the job LoRusso Painting did! They caulked every joint, patched holes, sanded walls before painting them and kept the floors covered in drop cloths the entire time. We had them paint everything! I can't recommend LoRusso Painting enough.
    -Peter C.

  • Needed the columns on my porch replaced, and Thomas recommended a carpenter and arranged to get that taken care of. I then met with Thomas to discuss a color theme for the columns, shutters, and decorative framing on my porch. He transformed my old dilapidated porch into a beautiful work of art. The colors looked great together, the work was performed in a prompt manner and expertly done. He took any concerns I had into account and went above and beyond to ensure my complete satisfaction. I would highly recommend LaRusso Painting, and Thomas specifically, for any painting and home projects you might need.
    -Joe L.

  • We have been working with LoRusso Painting at our home and business for years and recently had a job done by them. They are great, show up when scheduled and on time which is a biggie. I would recommend them for all painting jobs.
    -Alan P.

  • Beautiful people redefining beautiful homes. Won't leave you hanging, constant communication on what's going on and when everything is happening. Great to work with, and I will always highly recommend!!
    -Luke A.

  • We are extremely happy with the work LoRusso painting completed in our home. They communicated clearly with us and were always on time for doing the work. All work was neat and looked perfect when complete. I will always use them for any future projects.
    -Kay B.

  • We used LoRusso painting to repair some stucco and to paint the exterior of our home. From start to finish they were nothing less than professional and timely, and the work they did was absolutely meticulous! Our home looks amazing. We would highly recommend them!
    -Craig B.

  • Excellent work. Stayed on the job to the very end. Very conscientious about the work and servicing the customer.
    -Mike E.

  • Very knowledgeable, friendly and professional family owned business. You can tell by the end of the job that the LoRusso crew takes pride in their work. Highly recommended for any painting or repair needs!
    -Tara L.

  • Needed the columns on my porch replaced. Thomas, from LaRusso Painting recommended a carpenter and arranged to get that taken care of. I then met with Thomas to discuss a color theme for the columns, shutters, and decorative framing on my porch. The colors looked great together, the work was performed in a prompt manner and expertly done. I would highly recommend LaRusso Painting, and Thomas specifically, for any painting and home projects you might need.
    -PJ