Congratulations, your beautiful paint job is now done and drying, and will soon be ready for you to add wall decoratations. As much as you might enjoy painting, you probably will agree that while it's similar to frosting a cake, it's hardly a piece of cake. Home painting – and careful home painting -- requires time, patience and finesse. If you get overwhelmed, remember that the “wing men” at Experts In Your Home have run many “rescue missions” – and we're happy to do the same for you.
Looking forward to trying out some of your painting tips soon! Thanks for the post. Carolyn Selheim-Miller February 25, 2015 .
When it comes to painting the exterior of your home, the key to success is preparation. Here are some tips, tricks, and insights you need to know in order to achieve a long-lasting exterior paint job. By following this advice, you can extend the life of your home’s exterior significantly, saving time and future long-term expenses.
Make sure you prime the entire wall after patching holes and cracks with filler. If not, the finishing coats will absorb into the repairs differently that elsewhere on the wall and result in a blotchy, uneven finish.
The “after” is a classic but fresh gothic farmhouse. We chose a perfect white for both the trim and body of the house to create a calm, cohesive exterior, punctuated by a front door in duck-egg blue. The stone foundation anchors the house nicely.
There were a couple things that needed to be done before I even started thinking about painting. Since the house was built in 1921, I wanted to check for lead. You can find lead testers in any home improvement store. I followed the directions on the label, did some tests, and found that the house was lead free! That was a relief because removing lead is a huge hassle, requiring professionals, special suits, and more tests. No thank you. If you do happen to test for lead and it shows positive, you can contact the national lead hotline, which should get you on the right track for proper removal. Fortunately we were able to bypass that entire process.
Now, from what’s on-trend to classic neutral undertones, here are the 10 exterior house colors that made our 2021 list.
At the same time, they are well aware that many people do not believe that priming is necessary, especially if a painted surface is in good shape, with no stains or chips, and they are not trying to cover an oil-based paint with latex. The choice is yours, of course, but always apply primer to: Untreated or raw wood New drywall Walls that are about to undergo a drastic change in color (especially from dark to light but also from light to dark)
Ready to hire a professional? Your next step is to choose a painter. Avoid selecting a painter based on price alone. Be sure to confirm the project length, the number of workers on the job, if the painter is licensed and insured, and what prep and clean up work will be completed by the paint company.
The Andersons hire someone to paint the house. Jim and Margaret have a discussion about whether someone does the job for the money or for the sense of accomplishment. They make a bet to see who is right, and then ask the painter why.
We also keep the customer experience headache-free. We are courteous, arrive on time, respect your home and keep the work area neat. Our painters go the extra mile to ensure your lawn and garden are kept looking neat and clean through the project. Exterior Residential Painting VIEW ALL PHOTOS
If you have a showy garden that you’d like to highlight, choose a paint color that will do it justice. For instance, architect Kelly Haegglund chose a bright green door (see first image), because “it’s modern, and a complement to the greens and purples in the garden.” And I’ve noticed that darker house colors often make the colors in a garden pop. 7. But white will never be a bad choice. Above: For this house in Connecticut, Brooklyn’s O’Neill Rose Architects used low-luster Benjamin Moore Brilliant White, which principal Devin O’Neill calls “a standard that always looks good.” The firm worked with Donald Kaufman on the palette for the house and chose Donald Kaufman Color DKC-44 in semi-gloss for the porch and ceiling. Photography by Michael Moran, from Curb Appeal: Architects’ 10 Favorite White Paints.
When planning a painting project, there are many additional costs to consider beyond the basic interior or exterior job. There are many tasks that painters complete while they do the job. If you need any of them done, it’s important to know the costs so that you can factor any additional projects into your overall painting project.
Proper sealing of windows and doors prevents moisture from getting in and under your home’s exterior and causing damage.
The Dr. House Painter website provides a striking balance of different colors for branding. The site also has a unique web scrolling experience provided by the still background against a moving foreground. All images used on the homepage are consistent with the green brand color.
You’ll be careful, you tell yourself. Next thing you know, you have paint splatters all over your floor and furniture. Before you start painting, cover your floors and all your furniture with protective plastic or cloth.