After living in your home for a while, it’s easy to get used to what you see. And that means that after a while, it’s even easy to ignore blemishes and unsightly mistakes. Your floors could be wearing down, but you’re so used to their look that you hardly pay attention. Or your appliances are outdated, but you don’t even think about them. It might be only when someone important is coming to visit, or when you redo another part of your house, that you begin to look at the existing flaws with new eyes.

But don’t worry — this happens to everyone! And fortunately, you don’t have to get bogged down by every single thing that needs improvement; there are some simple fixes that can really improve the look of your house in dramatic ways. Take a minute now to look through your house and see what paint mistakes could easily be fixed up. Spending some time repainting in these four specific areas will brighten and spruce up your home, letting you see things with new eyes.


  • You walk through your front door every day, but do you stop and notice how it’s looking? Has the paint faded or discolored over time? Is paint chipping? Is the color outdated? Repainting your front door will give your home an instant boost of curb appeal and freshness. Try a red, blue or yellow door with white or black trim to really change the look of your entrance.
  • Now, look at your interior doors. Are they smudged? Is the paint worn? Freshen up your interior as well!


  • How is your interior trim looking? If it’s been a while since it was painted, chances are that it’s looking grubby — and the grubbiness is more than can be attacked with a Magic Eraser. Repainting your interior trim can give your home a beautiful fresh look.


  • If you have small children or animals, get down on their level and take a glance at the hallway walls. Kids seem to think the walls are made to be handled — and frequently. Like the trim, there’s only so much you can do to clean off the grubby finger or paw prints. After a while, it’s simply time to repaint. Because of fading over time, it can be nearly impossible to match the exact color of your wall. Touching up typically won’t do the job properly. Repainting the entire hallway is normally the best way to go.


  • You may find that your bathroom needs to be repainted before the rest of your house. Why? The regular moisture, heavy use, dust, and harsher chemicals in cleaning products combine in this small space to really do a number on the paint. Luckily the space is typically smaller than the rest of the house, and so you can likely repaint the bathroom in an afternoon. Try using a specialty paint, like Benjamin Moore Aura Bath & Spa, which is specifically formulated for a high moisture area and will hold up much better than standard paint.


  • It might not be the most visible part of your home, but your garage gets a lot of use. Besides painting your walls or cinder block with formulated high-traffic area paint, what about the garage floor? Using latex paint on your garage floor is not only a mistake, but will make a mess and cost you more money in the long run. Instead of painting, try a Spectrum Painting Concrete Coating. Our coating is poly-urea, which holds up better than epoxy and latex paint. It can be easily cleaned and is antimicrobial, as well as chip resistant. The best part? Most garages only take ONE DAY to install!

Call Spectrum Painting and Spectrum Concrete Coatings today at 973-706-6033 to set up an appointment with an estimator to review your project scope, whether it’s just painting a door, your whole exterior or coating your garage floor!


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