Choosing the Right Paint for Your Walls

Whether you have recently moved into a new home or are looking to update your current abode, a fresh coat of paint is one of the best ways to re-envision your house’s appearance.

A clean slate that allows you to change up your throw pillows and decorative pieces, a new paint color can do wonders for updating the feel of your home.

But for families with young children and pets, keeping your walls clean can seem like an impossible task.

And with so many colors and finishes to choose from, how do you know what will hold up best to daily wear and the occasional crayon mural?

Look for a Light Color

Many families make the mistake of choosing neutral wall colors like beige and grey, just because they are good at hiding dirty handprints.

There are plenty of other options you can look at, as long as you stick to pale hues and midtones.

Colors like dark reds, purples and blues will show wear much more quickly than their lighter counterparts, burnishing in spots where your pets and children rub up against them.

Choose the Right Finish

With so many options to consider, choosing a paint finish can be overwhelming. If you are looking to get away from the shiny appearance of semi-gloss and hi-gloss enamel paint, eggshell is a durable and less reflective finish that is easy to clean.

With a flat surface and barely and sheen, eggshell holds up well against all the dirt and grime your children may coat it with.

Clean with the Eraser Sponge

Although we hope that your newly painted walls stay fresh for a long time, accidents do happen.

Whether it’s play dough stains, marker or beverage stains on the wall, the Eraser Sponge is tough enough to get the job done, but gentle enough not to damage your paint’s finish. Click here to learn more about cleaning your walls with the Eraser Sponge, then visit SpongeOutlet online to place your order.