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House & Home: Home Kitchen Design Pt. 3 – All About Paint

House & Home Stylist Reiko Caron and Builder Dave Depencier talk kitchen designs in the third installment of the Home Kitchen Design series. They visit a 1400 sq. ft. two-bedroom open concept home in Dresden, Ontario, where they continue their step-by-step process to building a new kitchen.

In the first two videos, the team designed the kitchen and ordered cabinets, but before the installation, they need to prime and paint. Creating a solid, durable surface is very important so picking the right paint for the job is key.

The team is using the PRO 300 Series primer (http://bit.ly/2g7wzsz) on the new drywall. A primer will do a better job of sealing the wall; and will avoid sheen differences caused by drywall seams.

Ceilings are often overlooked; but they have a huge effect on the look, the light, and the overall ambience of your room. Most ceilings tend to be painted white because of their reflective qualities, making a room seem brighter and larger. We recommend going with the Beauti-Tone Ceiling Paint (http://bit.ly/2gJqaFr). If you want you can tint that as well. Ceiling paint is designed to be a dead flat so it’s more forgiving and hides most imperfections.

Paint colours are just as transformative in the kitchen as they are in any other room. Depending on the lighting and your personal style, you can decide to inject a little or a lot of colour into your kitchen.

White is often a kitchen go-to: it’s bright, it’s clean, and it never goes out of style. Warmer colors such as red, or a bold choice for a kitchen can make a strong contrasting statement, especially against white cabinets.While some people consider grey to be too cold, having the right shade can work wonders. Pale blues and greens aren’t too intimidating and usually offset wood cabinetry very nicely, whereas dark blue can be quite dramatic and is very trendy right now. Warm tones, like yellow, can create a cozy country look or, depending on the tone, a very sharp, modern look. Yellow requires a skilled eye to get the shade just right.

For the kitchen, the team chose Beauti-Tone Designer Series paint (http://bit.ly/2joVd9I). This paint provides a tougher finish, because of ceramic microspheres. It has a fast cure, and hardness in just 7 days instead of the standard 30, which makes it perfect for kitchens.

There are 4 different sheens of paint available; Matte, Satin, Suede, and in the Trim & Door, Silk finish (http://bit.ly/2k8mQEQ). The paint quality is the same, only the sheen level is different.

Matte paint is a rich finish and it helps minimize imperfections on the wall.

Satin paint is a low lustre multi-use finish. It’s recommended for medium traffic areas.

Suede paint is best for higher traffic areas. It has a little bit higher sheen and it’s good for where you need to scrub a little bit more.

Silk paint is a urethane based paint and it is scuff and stain resistant.

For the kitchen island, we recommend the Beauti-Tone Cabinet and Furniture paint (http://bit.ly/2fMiEXS). It’s ideal for surfaces such as wood, melamine, vinyl, or these thermafoil paintable doors.

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