Home Painting Tips
Painting your house isn’t a one and done type deal. Your house will require regular maintenance to keep the paint looking fresh and your home looking beautiful. With these Home Painting TIps, you’ll learn how to take care of your home’s exterior paint. If you’ve ever wondered how to select the right paint color for your home and care for the paint job once it’s finished, you’ve come to the right place!
First Things First, Choosing the Right Palette
The exterior paint of your home may seem like the finishing touch that makes it look polished. While that is certainly true, there’s a lot more to selecting the right paint color and type for your home. It should work with the materials your home is made of, your landscaping, and overall surroundings.
Before you select your exterior paint color, make a note of what your home is made of and any special details you’d like to draw attention to. Houses made of wood look beautiful in cool, soft shades. You can play up brick and stone with rich neutrals in earth tones.
To draw attention to your front door trim or shutters, choose a shade that is complementary to your exterior color but richer. Don’t forget to take note of the overall feel of the neighborhood. Coordinating with the surrounding homes will keep your property looking in sync and in place with the rest. And remember, always have your professional painter paint a test patch to see how the paint adheres to the surface and dries.
General Maintenance for a Gorgeous Exterior
Have you ever heard the phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” This adage extends to home maintenance as well. To keep the exterior of your home looking great, you will need to wash your home annually and regularly remove any dust or cobwebs.
Over time, you will likely find mold and mildew on your home’s exterior. Remove the mold and mildew as soon as you can. To do so, simply mix 1 part bleach with 3 parts water and pour into a bottle with a spritzer nozzle. Next, apply the mixture to an inconspicuous spot to test for fading or damage. Then, spritz the surface and let it sit for 30 seconds. Finally, wash it away with using a low-pressure hose. You may need to gently scrub the surface. Don’t forget to use safety goggles and gloves.
Looking for help for an upcoming painting project? Reach out to our team at Bay Country Painters to get started!