Thornhill’s Leading Paint Store Busts Several Age-Old Painting and Decorating Myths

Thornhill paint storeMany of our Thornhill paint store customers have misconceptions about the “right” and “wrong” ways to approach their painting project.

It’s not their fault—the internet is full of bad advice. But not only are these myths misleading, they can hamper your decorating project and stop you making the most of your home.

So we want to put paid to these pesky myths by busting them once and for all. Our experts are here to set the record straight.

Painting Myths Busted by our Thornhill Paint Store Pros

  • Never paint your ceiling anything but white: Yes white is a great colour for reflecting light, but it’s certainly not the only option. Think of your ceiling as a 5th wall—it plays a huge part in the overall feel of your room and using colour can actually make your room appear larger. Sky blue is a great colour for elevating your ceiling. And to give it a more expansive feel, go a couple of shades darker on the ceiling, with a medium shade on the walls. If you’re feeling really adventurous, why not add some eye-catching patterns?
  • Small rooms must be painted a light colour: This has a similar origin to the ceiling myth—that dark colours make a room appear smaller. But furniture size, placement and other décor play a larger part in this. If done right, you can add warmth and character to a room with dark, bold colours and the right furnishings. Dark colours in a small room can make it look cosy and inviting.
  • White spaces look clinical and uninviting: This is a popular myth with our Thornhill paint store But with countless shades of white to choose from, this just isn’t true. There’s so much you can do by layering different textures and shades to create warmth, tranquillity and energy in a room. White rooms can be whatever you want them to be—they’re the proverbial blank canvas.
  • If you repaint one wall, you have to repaint them all: Some parts of our home just get more use than others, and it would be madness to repaint the whole house every time a high traffic wall was past its prime. So repaint each wall as needed. And even if you can’t remember the name of the paint, come into our Thornhill paint store and we’ll match it so closely, you won’t know the difference.
  • Always apply two coats of paint: This is by no means a hard and fast rule. Paint coverage is determined by the quality of paint, its colour and the surface it’s applied to. When you’re using a quality paint brand like Benjamin Moore on a well-prepared surface, one coat of paint will be sufficient under most circumstances. See for yourself, and remember—preparation is the most important stage of any paintjob.

If some of these myths have been keeping you from fulfilling your decorating dreams, we hope they no longer are.

For more expert advice from the Centropaint team, visit our Thornhill paint store or call 905-832-0870 today.