As I begin to transition into Real Estate, I must work a job to pay the bills until I am established. I spend about ten and a half hours per day working in a paint store in Knoxville, TN. I am in a designer/retail/higher end clientel store where many people come into the store fretting over colors. We offer several options to these type people whether they are building a new home, remodeling, repainting. First of all, new construction clients who are getting custom homes are the most likely the one's who are stressing about matching colors to their personal taste. One way our store can help them is we offer The Voice of color system developed by a designer to ease the stress of choosing colors. The system allows them to take a test and answer questions about their interest and personality. The system then recommends color systems that match their personal taste. We often recommend that those not using a designer to use this system or we have a in house person who will come out and look at the space. The recommendations are then made regarding color choices. Lighter more nuetral colors are always easier to help resale a home. I always tell the stressed to relax they are in a paint store, we are there to make the job easier. After the first two items are complete, we begin the process of putting together a color pallet. The best way the client can help a paint professional is to have as many of the things you are tryting to match as possible. Most people don't understand that in matching stains, the paint professional needs the actual wood that will be stained because some homes have several different types of wood that react differently to the same color of stain. We also recommend that the client choose colors that they like, but remembering that if they want to keep resale value they should try to keep colors light and nuetral. Color matching is now a universal phonomenon. Most paint stores have a color match computer that has many fan decks to cross reference to make any color available. BUT, most of all, the biggest and most important part of choosing colors is to purchase samples first. A color chip is manufactured with ink. The ink card cannot show you the true color or the sheen. The higher the sheen, the darker the color becomes. A color that looks tan on a card can actually cast yellow, green or red when the paint is mixed. Most stores now carry the cheaper samples, but others will make you a pint or quart for a nominal fee. Which is alot cheaper than having it painted and then paying for paint and labor. Lastly, touching up is nealry impossbile without the original paint bucket so save your original buckets in a cool dry place to preserve the paint for touch-ups. If you are selling your home, touching up is alot cheaper than repainting the whole house.
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