painting techniques for creative finishes

painting techniques for creative finishes

Things You Should Know Before You Decide To Paint Your Home's Exterior

by Bradley Davis

When most homeowners decide to have their home painted, they often focus most of their time and energy on finding the right color of paint to make their home look its best. While the color of paint matters a lot, there are several other things it is good to know about exterior home painting. Following a few guidelines can spare you a lot of hassle later. 

Weather and climate matters

The best time to paint your home's exterior is vital, as certain weather conditions can impact how well the paint adheres to your home's surface. The right temperature can affect a paint job, so you will want to select a time of the year when temperatures do not get too cold at night or too hot in the daytime. You should be prepared for the need to change your painting date if the weather does not cooperate to assure your exterior paint has adequate time to dry after painting.

Leave the job to professionals

Do-it-yourself is wildly popular in today's world, and it is not unusual to see amazing pictures of homeowners on social media sites showing off their freshly painted homes. However, there is a lot of work that goes into painting the outside of a home. Adequately cleaning the surface prior to painting is crucial and your painting contractor will have the best equipment to get the job done right.

Many professional painting contractors back up their work with a warranty, which gives you protection should problems arise later. They are experienced in dealing with removing the old paint which may contain dangerous lead. They will also protect your landscape around the home to keep it safe during the painting process.

Not all paint is created equal

Choosing the right paint can be overwhelming because there are so many things to consider when selecting paint. You should choose a color you like but ask your painting contractor for recommendations regarding the paint manufacturer and type of paint. They will know which brands of paint will work best for your home's exterior.

There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to breathe new life into a home's exterior. Making sure the job is done correctly is important because a great paint job can increase the curb appeal and market value of your home. Leaving the job to a professional paint contractor will give you peace of mind knowing the job is being done right.

Contact a local painting service, such as Negrini Painting, to learn more. 


About Me

painting techniques for creative finishes

I have learned a lot about painting techniques that can be used to create some beautiful finishes in the home. Years ago, I tried to sponge paint the kitchen and it was a disaster that I never wanted to experience again. I decided that before I painted one more room in my home that I would take the time to learn the true techniques use to create custom finishes. If this is something that interests you, take a few moments to visit my site. Here, you will find several ideas and learn how to create the custom finishes that make a home uniquely beautiful.