A coat of paint can change the face of a business, so it is always a good idea to consider changing the color of the walls of your store to make a good impression on your customers. If you have thought about it, Local Insurance Rentals offer a series of tips to avoid the typical accidents – stained furniture, imperfections on the walls, unfortunate colors … – that can turn the operation into a disaster.
Choose a suitable color
You enter the paint shop, and you get excited with an endless catalog of colors with suggestive names … Quiet, do not get carried away by the first impulse. Remember that the chosen tone will always be there, on the wall, and you should reinforce the brand values of your business, not evoke a Brazilian carnival.
If you have any doubts, it is always better to opt for a neutral color, but there are some tones that can better match certain businesses: orange is a stimulating color perfect for cheerful businesses, the color coffee is a good bet for coffee shops and activities related to the earth, the gray can convey sadness if used alone, but offers an air of elegance and sophistication in combination with other colors such as white and gold …
In any case, it is important to use common sense: a SPA with red walls will not be very relaxing, just as a black clinic will not exactly inspire hope in patients. Remember, also, that if the wall has many cracks and imperfections, a dark tone will highlight them much more.
Be careful with the floor and furniture!
We do not want the furniture and the floor of our premises to be indistinguishable from the walls, which is why it is essential to protect them with fabrics and plastics – so do not forget the switches and baseboards. It is also convenient to stack all the furniture in the center of the room.
Before you start moving the roller, it is essential that you clean the walls with a mild detergent and, if you can, plug their cracks. Then, dilute a liter of primer paint in 6 liters of water and run one hand along the wall: this will allow the subsequent paint to adhere well. Wait four hours before you start painting.
Start from the roof and paint unhurried
Once you have the roller in your hand, start with the roof. So there will be no problem to cover after the drops that fall on the walls. You can use a brush for delicate areas, such as corners. After giving the first coat, wait about five hours for a second coat that will provide color consistency. Important: avoid very wet days or extreme temperatures.
How do I move the roller?
Roller in hand, the blank wall before you can awaken the Picasso inside you. However, you should not handle the roller randomly; in these cases, a systematic order is better: start from top to bottom, drawing parallel strips with constant speed. You can also choose the technique of the cross, with one pass in horizontal or vertical and another in the opposite direction. Another alternative is to divide the wall into sections of 1 square meter to save the use of paint.