If you are ready to give you home a new look, try adding a fresh coat paint. This relatively inexpensive fix can go a long way in improving your home’s curb appeal. While the best way to get a professional paint job is to hire professionals, by sharing in their secrets you can try to wow the crowd with your own efforts at exterior painting. Here are some top tips for having an exterior paint job that is eye catching.
Mother Nature is a Silent Partner
It sounds rather odd, but the best way to get a paint job off the ground is to work with Mother Nature. Don’t paint during seasons that are too wet or too cold. Choose to paint when it is dry outside with low humidity.
Price Points Are Trivial
While it would be great to pick up a cheap paint, you will get the best look with the best paint. Using a high quality paint will last longer and help you avoid laying a new coat of exterior paint just a few years down the road.
Be a Paint Prepper
Take the extra time to thoroughly prepare your surface. Clean the siding and trim thoroughly, as well as the entire area that will be painted. Allow it to dry thoroughly, and take an extra step to sand or scrape off any peeling paint. This will ensure your new paint goes on smoothly.
Do Some DIY
If you find rotting wood during your cleaning process, you will need to replace it before painting. Small areas may be ok with a wood filler, but large sections will continue to deteriorate even with new paint. Go ahead and replace them.
If you choose professionals for your exterior paint job, they will also know trick of combining cans, priming the surface, going from top to bottom and so much more. IF you want to quality, seek out an estimate from a company near you.