It’s Time To Think About Exterior Paint

April 20, 2022 2 min read

It’s Time To Think About Exterior Paint

Have you ever walked out onto the street and taken a good look at your home? Homeowners tend to consider interior design as one of the best ways to revamp the look and feel of their home, they end up spending most of their money and time on the inside while neglecting outside. The curb appeal of your home can help create an ambiance around your home before guests even get to the front door.

Think of the exterior as you would any space within your house. While gardens and landscaping can add character, the most effective way to transform your home is by choosing the right exterior paint color. A great exterior paint choice will have neighbors and onlookers itching to get started on their own homes.

Color Choice

The best way to get started with exterior paint is to choose the right color. Homeowners tend to cycle through interior paint color more often while leaving the exterior untouched. Keeping this in mind, you should choose a color that you feel is timeless, something you can imagine walking up to for years to come. A helpful way to choose a color is to let your surroundings inspire you. Do you want to blend into the landscape or stand out? 

The age of your home can also play a role in this decision. Modern homes tend to work better in more muted, natural tones while older victorian homes look great with statement colors. The color of your trim and doors will also add to the overall look and feel.

Areas to Paint

The trim inside your home plays a role in anchoring the space, adding flow between your wall-colors, floor, and furniture. The trim on the exterior of your home behaves in the same way but on a much larger scale. Think of the trim as the frame around a beautiful piece of art. It is good to invest in the trim as it can protect windows and doors.

The front door of your home is a great place to add color if you are more reluctant to add it anywhere else. It sets the tone for your entire home and reveals a bit of your family’s personality.

Types of Paint

As exterior paint experts, we can help you get started on the right foot. Some of the most common types of exterior paint are acrylic-latex, oil-based and stains. Stains are great when painting wood and can help highlight natural grain patterns. Acrylic latex is a very popular paint type that is easy to clean while oil-based paints are great for high traffic areas such as doors or railings. The exterior of your home will be exposed to different weather conditions and will play a role in how durable your paint needs to be.

Speak with our team.

As colder weather subsides, spring and summer are the best time to think about exterior paint. The process can feel daunting but we can help you every step of the way. Contact us and let us know what we can do to get you started.

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