Our professional designers selected exterior paint colors popular with our home painting customers that have staying power. Our experience has taught us that today’s color trends are not necessarily ones you’ll be happy with in the future. That is why our criteria incorporate both modern and classic home styles with an emphasis on versatility.
Even though you might end up with a messier paint job, you still have the option to paint your own house. You could save thousands of dollars compared to hiring a pro, and the larger your home is, the greater your savings will be. .
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.
To estimate the quantity of paint required, you will need to know the room wall sizes (length, height, and width), the number and size of the windows, and the number and size of doors. A standard living room (12’ x 8’) requires 2 to 3 gallons of paint using the industry average of 350 sq.ft. per gallon. If you plan to have a different color on the ceiling, trim, or accent wall, that will have to be calculated separately.
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.
I am so glad!! Yes, we were super careful when painting along the roof line. Using a paint shield (under $30 at Lowes/Home Depot) was super helpful for those areas where we wanted to block the overspray! July 15, 2021
Would you recommend the same course of action if a portion of the Tudor-Lite exterior were covered in a reddish brick? Actually – I often recommend the trim and body (siding) be painted the same color when there is a lot of brick or stone on the home. But I wouldn’t suggest a white with brick, as it will look too stark against the warmth of the brick and mortar. You might try matching the trim/siding to the color of the brick’s grout – that is often the best choice!
For acrylic latex paint or other water-based finishes, choose brushes with synthetic bristles—either polyester or nylon. Natural bristles lose their integrity when they soak-up water from water-based paints. Brushes made from polyester keep their shape when wet and remain firm when you paint on a hot day. Brushes made with nylon last longer, but tend to become limp on hot days.
Of course, there is no set timeline since every home is different. However, there are some guidelines to follow, although several factors can change the timing.
By doing this, your top-coat is substantially more likely to adhere properly. Which means no blistering or bubbling.
Does the outside of your home need a bit of a refresh? House painting can do wonders for your curb appeal! We’ve got you covered with our essential guide packed with everything you need to know about exterior home painting.
Before you stand back and marvel at this huge DIY accomplishment, you’ll need to clean up the worksite. Remove painter’s tape, scrape any paint off of windows, and clean tools and brushes. Seal paint cans by cleaning the inner ring, placing the lid back on the paint can, and gently hammering around the lid’s perimeter with a rubber mallet.
Stuck in a beige rut and need some inspiration? Browse through the DIY projects submitted by other visitors - they are proof that you don't need to be a professional painter or decorator to make your home look good.
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Even when you use masking tape, getting a perfect edge sometimes seems impossible. When you pull of the masking tape, some of the new paint comes with it. Wait until the paint dries thoroughly and use a knife to cut along the edge of the tape as you pull it off.
After painting a square on the wall and observing it in different light you choose a color. However, you may discover that what looked great in a small section is too overwhelming once the walls are finished.
Wow, you all are hard at work! Major take home- don’t skip the foundation, which is thorough preparation and cleanup. It definitely makes the end result a satisfying one. Thanks for the tips & Happy Wednesday 🙂 Kristin Cook February 25, 2015