One way you can improve your home's aesthetics is by adding a fresh coat of paint to your home's exterior. A good exterior paint job will prolong the longevity of your siding and trim, and boost the value of your home. Here are tips you should consider when painting your home's exterior.
Pay Attention to the Weather
Before you start a painting project, ensure you consider the weather conditions. You shouldn't paint in direct sunlight. This will cause the paint to dry too fast, leading to lap marks. Additionally, painting in hot weather results in peeling and blistering.
Windy weather is also not conducive for painting. The wind also causes paint to dry fast. Wind can also blow dirt into the wet paint. Additionally, avoid painting if it is likely to rain.
Prepare the Area You Want to Paint
Clean the surface before applying paint. Paint sticks better and is smoother when used on a clean surface. A pressure washer is effective in removing dirt, dust, and debris. You must also fill holes and cracks on the surface you want to paint on. You should use an epoxy filler to seal holes and cracks. You should also protect outdoor furnishings, landscaping, and items in the surrounding area with plastic sheeting and drop cloths.
Choose the Right Hues
Take an inventory of the fixed elements outside your home. These include windows, roofing, gutters, soffits, and stonework. These elements should influence your choice of paint hues. For example, if your roof is red, balance this out by choosing a warmer shade.
A good color palette should also consider your home's surroundings, landscaping, and climate. If the climate is bright light all year-round, don't choose dark colors. These colors will fade quickly. Your neighbors' color schemes will also guide you. Consider the neighborhood aesthetic when choosing a color palette. For example, a home with neutral colors will fade out in a neighborhood with bright colors.
Hire a Professional
Hiring a professional painter is one of the most important factors to consider when painting your home's exterior. First, an experienced team will use quality techniques to complete the job faster.
A professional painter will also come with all the tools required for the job. If you embark on a DIY painting project, you must buy all the necessary tools and equipment for the job. Ultimately, a professional's services are guaranteed and will address any problems that arise after the job, free of charge. Compare the quality of services and quotes of different painting contractors to find the one best suited for the job.
Reach out to a residential exterior painting contractor for more information.