Pre-painting Thoughts

Painting is one of those many apparent wall finishes from which we can select from, how to finely finish our apartments. There are lots of things involved in painting. It would be just naïve of us to assume painting is all about getting a brush and splashing on the wall some color.

Well, if that’s how you think, you should set out some day, and I bet, you’d be disappointed to know that painting is a profession people take nothing less than a year to learn.

The truth is, there’s no occupation, no matter how small it is, that does not require series of learning and heeding to education by practices before adroitness of skills is attained.

The same with painting. However, today, we won’t be looking at the art or technicalities of painting but into what I call “Pre-painting thoughts.”

Clearly, there are things to be considered before painting a room.

First is, the color; the color of a room symbolizes a lot of things; It carries a lot of meanings. It won’t take psychologists, or behaviorists split seconds to know the kind of person you are, seeing the color of your room. Ladies widely use the color pink with a touch of red for the upper parts of the room near the ceiling but not so much red. Some ladies too, use blue – Sky blue is cool while guys mostly use yellow, wine, lilac, etc.

Another thing to be considered is those who should occupy the room. This is a bit interwoven with color as described in the preceding paragraph. Who the people are matters and are major dwells. Kids’ room is not expected to be painted white for they’re small and won’t understand a thing but will get the wall dirty in no time.

In fact, there are also some parts of the adult’s room that shouldn’t be painted white – White is a very delicate color. Areas near the bed, where they are always touching should not be painted white. If painted white, it will get stained soon.


Basically, for kids, dark colors, which will not really pronounce stains are advisable.