It’s wonderful to have children around the house. They bring great joy to the family, and we wouldn’t give them up for anything! If you have one or many children, you understand that messes are part of the deal. Because things can get messy with kids, your walls are going to need some touch-ups at some point. Sometimes, this will involve having interior painting done. Just keep in mind that interior painting will require a different approach when you have young children. Here is what we advise during your interior painting project if you have small children.
Deciding on a Paint Color
Walls will get dirty over time no matter what wall you have, but it’s even tougher to keep walls clean when you have kids at home. It sometimes feels like messes arise before you have a chance to clean up the last one.
Because of this, factor potential future messes into your interior painting project. You can do this by choosing a paint color that will conceal messes. Darker colors are better for hiding stains, but you can still use certain lighter tones. Choosing cream color instead of pure white, for example, can help you achieve a certain look while still being more prepared for messes in the future. You can also use greys, tans, or even certain shades of blue if they’re not too light.
What Are Some Good Paint Sheens for Children?
If you have any small children, the ability to scrub down your walls is highly valuable. Paint that comes off the moment you attempt to wash your walls isn’t going to get you anywhere, and you’ll soon be left with an unappealing home interior.
Semi-gloss paint is a phenomenal countermeasure for dealing with dirt. It’s washable, sturdy and resistant to stains. Make sure that you’re investing in a high-quality paint as well because they have more durability than paints of lower quality.
Use Low VOC Paints
Health is always something that should be valued, and you don’t want anyone breathing in potentially harmful chemicals. This is especially true for children, and fortunately, there is a way to keep them safer around the house. The answer is low-VOC paints. These paints are a little pricier than other paints, but the extra protection your kids get will make it worth the investment. There’s no price you can place on a child’s safety.
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