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What you should know

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Apr

New Coat of Exterior Home Paint?

By ajsgutters

New Coat of Exterior Home Paint?

Spring time is great time to get the exterior of the house refreshed. A lot of times this means a fresh coat of paint. We have some tips and information on how to determine oif you need a fresh coat of paint and best way to go about it.

Examine Your exterior

It doesn’t take a magnifying glass to see if you need a new coat of paint to the exterior of your house.  Some things to look for are cracking or peeling, especially at corners or edges. You can also look to see if the color of the paint looks old or faded. Lastly, you can always change the paint if the color does not match your style or taste. Remember, color is the first thing people see of a home, so a fresh coat of paint can go a long way in maintaining curb appeal and resell value.

Considering hiring a professional

The quickest way to waste money and time is to have someone paint the house that really does not know what they are doing. A professional can go over your needs and concerns, look over the exterior of the home and help pick the right kind of exterior paint for the house. They can go over color scheme, prep the structure for paint and finish the job efficiently. A residential painting contractor is the safest way to invest your money into getting a new paint job. If you do hire one, do some research into the contractor you are considering so you can feel confinement in who is painting your home.

Some considerations of color.

Many people choose an exterior color based on their taste and style. While this all well and good, if you live where there is an HOA, you may want to check if they have limitations as to exterior colors. Also consider your landscape, such as shrubbery, trees, and flowers. You want a color that is going to make your whole landscape and exterior sing!

House Painting Process

Once you have chosen your colors, and the house is ready to be painted, it usually takes about a week. This process can take more or less time due to considerations such as size of the house and weather. They will start by cleaning the exterior and removing any old paint that is cracked or chipped. They will apply primer and let that dry. Then they will paint the house, top to bottom to catch any drips. The finish should look smooth and consistent, without signs of brush strokes or previous color.

 

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