The two-story addition is now at the painting stage.  When you have new drywall, the question became, “do I use primer first then paint? Or, can I use the primer/paint combination?”



Premiere Home Stagers checked with a professional painter who claimed that the walls receiving a light color should  be primed with a dedicated primer.  The walls receiving a darker color could be painted with the primer/paint combination.  The homeowner decided to prime all the walls and ceilings first since the majority of the walls would be painted a light color.




How do you decide what color to paint in each room?  In the bathroom (above), the floor and bath wall will be tiled.  The obvious paint color choice is to choose a color that will complement the tile. The homeowner wanted this bathroom to look vintage—which meant white subway tile and a black/white tile combination.  A warm gray paint color was picked for the non-tiled walls.




A novel idea is to paint the risers a different color than the treads.  Another idea is to stencil the risers with a pattern.


An easy way to try out paint colors is to use the Sherwin-Williams paint visualizer:

You take a photo of the space you would like to paint and the visualizer will help you try out colors until you are satisfied.  What a fabulous idea!  Of course the colors will be slightly different, depending upon your computer monitor.  Then when you get to the paint store, you can fine-tune the tint or tone.



Premiere Home Stagers can help you choose paint colors.  Let’s get the color right the first time!  Call 608-345-9396.