With our previous home, we opted not to have the builder paint the walls until we got our things in there and decided what we’d like for color. Well, guess what? They just never got painted! We had colorful furniture and décor, so it wasn’t much of an issue, but it’s important to think long and hard if you want the builder to do the initial paint job, or wait. Looking back, we should’ve had the builder do the job.
For us, we really loved the color of the walls in the spec home. The paint color was called Macadamia by Sherwin Williams and it was a neutral color that we felt would look great everywhere. Keep in mind, having your builder add a paint color other than white usually costs extra. And, if you want the ceiling white and the walls an actual color; then it will most likely cost you even more. To us, since we had one of those house plans with a vaulted ceiling, we definitely preferred to move in with the perfect color already on the walls. It’s just one less thing on our to-do list after we move in.
We really wanted white ceilings and baseboards, so the painters did an initial coat of color, which I believe was sprayed onto the walls and partially the ceiling. Then the ceiling got painted white. And then, they came back and repainted to the edges and baseboards so the paint was crisp and clean looking where the colors met. Another great thing about our builder is his choice to use only Low VOC paint. This product has reduced volatile organic compounds that often cause a variety of health issues that include skin irritations and respiratory problems. It’s just another way our indoor environment materials will help create a better, healthier home.
Is Low VOC paint something you will add to your new home, or next time you paint a room in your home?
What green materials are the most important to you?