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3 House Painting Tips That Every Pet Owner Should Keep in Mind

January 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — platmckinney @ 5:49 pm
a dog surrounded by paint

Did you know that just last year alone, American consumers used over 1.4 billion gallons of paint? These days, interior painting projects have seemed to surge in popularity, and many homeowners find themselves opting to transform their living spaces and unlock their home’s truest potential. However, if you’re thinking about embarking on this journey yourself, you might be wondering how painting your home will impact those who live there—including your pets! Continue reading below to learn a few tips you should keep in mind if you’re thinking about repainting your home, but have concerns about your pets.

Tip #1. Opt for Toxic-Free Products

One of the primary concerns with paint is its safety—after all, since you’re going to be applying the product to your walls and essentially living with it for the next few years, you should want to ensure that you aren’t putting anything harmful to you or your pets in your home. That said, avoid paints that have VOCs (volatile organic compounds) since they can emit harmful fumes. Instead, consider formulas made from natural ingredients such as water, plant dyes, and essential oils. Just be mindful that sometimes these options aren’t as potent, so you’ll need to plan and adjust accordingly.

Tip #2. Consider Colors That Are Stain-Resistant

There’s no part of the painting process more exciting than selecting your color scheme—but if you have pets, you’ll want to be extra mindful of the tones and hues you’re picking! Bright, bold colors like red, yellow, blue, or green all tend to show smudges and stains, and since homes with pets usually experience these issues much more frequently, it’s best to opt for safer options. Darker, neutral shades of gray or brown are excellent choices; you might also even consider black, which is often unmatched when it comes to hiding scuffs and marks. You could also even consider lighter options like white or off-whites like cream. These colors show stains fairly easily, making them more identifiable.

Tip #3. Keep Your Walls Clean and Touched Up

This goes for pet owners and non-pet owners alike; interior paint usually lasts anywhere from 5 to 10 years, but this lifespan can be assisted if you’re diligent about keeping your walls clean and maintained. High-traffic areas and spaces where your pets frequently reside need to be paid close attention to; smudges, scuffs, and other marks will need to be touched up as needed, and the surfaces of your walls should be wiped down at least once every month. No matter what type of paint you select, your efforts will end up futile if you don’t take care after the painting process is complete.

Of course, if you’re still unsure about what other considerations you should keep in mind while gearing up to paint your home, you shouldn’t hesitate to consult with a skilled team of professionals. That way, you’re certain to achieve results you and your pets love!

About Platinum Painting of McKinney

Platinum Painting of McKinney has proudly served homeowners in McKinney and the surrounding area for over 15 years, offering expert assistance with a wide variety of interior and exterior painting projects. Their team understands that you might have pets you’re concerned about throughout the painting process, and they’d be more than happy to accommodate you and your pets however they can. If you have any questions about the blog or you’d like to set up a FREE in-home estimate, feel free to visit their website or call them today for additional information. Telephone: (469) 754-8691.

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