Four Painting Tips For No-Fail, Kid-Proof Walls
The list of things that need to be done to ensure that your Northern, VA home is a safe, kid-friendly environment may seem endless. So much so that it can be easy to forget about child-proofing your home’s largest surface, your walls. A few thoughtful choices at the beginning, including using the best paint colors for families, can make all the difference in ensuring that the walls of your home are not only safe, but durable and beautiful as well.
Kid-Friendly Paint- If you’re looking to child-proof your walls consider these painting tips and start with the right wall paint. Choose a high quality, washable, low-VOC paint in a semi-gloss finish. This will ensure that when your little artists decide to use your walls as their coloring book, your cleanup is easy and your headache is at least somewhat reduced. If you’re too busy with your munchkins, consider giving us a call, our savvy team of professional painters can have the job done quicker than your kids can spill apple juice… well, almost.
Clean-Colors- Let’s face it, kids hands aren’t always the cleanest and as they explore your home they have a tendency to leave their marks, literally. Consider choosing paint colors that are a few shades darker and that don’t appear dirty so quickly, especially in high traffic areas like hallways or stairwells. Pure white may not be the best paint choice for a busy family; consider using a gray or beige as a neutral to keep the appearance of messy fingerprints at bay.
Outlet covers- One of the easiest, most obvious child-proofing tasks is installing outlet covers to ensure that little hands don’t find their way into danger. They are a functional, but hazardous part of your walls that provide easy access to little hands. Luckily, there are a myriad of choices available online or at big box stores, so you can easily find something that is both safe and stylish
If You Can’t Beat Em, Join Em- Instead of constantly trying to keep your kids hands-off your walls, consider adding chalkboard paint to a section of your kitchen or dining room so that your children have a wall-space of their own where play is appropriate. If you do not feel like painting directly on the wall, create a chalkboard for your kiddos by painting a thin board with chalkboard paint and securing it in a frame. This will not only add style to your kid-friendly walls, but keep some of the chalk dust off your floors.
Call us find out how your kid-friendly Northern, VA house can become a place where your entire family feels at home. Part of this is creating a space where life and mess can happen and be cleaned up with as little effort as possible. Our professional painters are experts at creating safe, family-friendly spaces and would love to consult with you on how to child-proof the wall paint within your home to enhance and support your life as a family.