Painting the room or section of your home where your dog spends a lot of time? If so, you need these puppy-friendly painting tips. To create a dog-friendly painted area, keep these ideas in mind as you talk with your painter, someone like Allure Painting Services, about your concept or as you pick out the colors to do it on your own:
1. Create contrast carefully for canines
When trying to create contrasts, keep in mind that dogs see differently than humans. While humans see a spectrum of colours from red to violet, dogs basically see shades of yellow, blue and gray.
While it certainly doesn't matter if your dog can see the contrasting fashion stripes on your walls, it does matter if you are trying to use contrast to make stairs more visible or for similar purposes.
For humans, putting colours such as red and green together creates a strong visual contrast, but for dogs, those colours simply blend together. Instead, create contrasts by pairing colours that dogs can see like yellow and blue.
2. Choose durable, high traffic paints
Paints come in a range of different qualities, and if you buy the cheapest paint possible, it is likely to scuff or rub off easily. If you have an active dog who is prone to running into your walls or even scratching them, you need high traffic paint that can withstand that wear and tear.
Also, remember that the number of coats you use can make a difference. For long lasting results, use at least two coats of paint.
3. Choose colours that hide stains
So that your paint can hide paw prints and other doggy-related stains, stick with dark neutral colours or shades of gray or blue. However, also keep in mind how your dog's fur may look stuck to your wall.
If you have a white dog and you don't want his hair showing up on your wall, don't choose a particularly dark colour of paint. Similarly, if you have a dog with dark coloured fur, you don't' want an overly pale wall. You can also use patterns to hide stains.
4. Play with calming colours
Unfortunately, there is still limited research on how dogs react to different colours, and it is hard to know what colours can make your dog feel the calmest. However, dogs often mirror their owner's' moods, and if you want a calm dog, you should pick colours that feel calming to you.