Second-generation San Francisco native Bob Buckter has been working in architectural color design since 1970 and his results produce added value to your real estate, marketability, and pride of ownership. Referred to as ‘Dr. Color,’ Buckter is well known for his exceptional work with different color palettes, and offers color consultations for anyone, anywhere in the world.
A good place to start is to ask a trusted friend or general contractor for a recommendation. For my Cape Cod cottage, I found a great painter who painted the homes of my cousin, a contractor; my aunt, an architect; and my other aunt, who is even more picky than the other two. Prior to this painter however, I had hired a guy based on the recommendation of another friend with a similar historic house. Disaster! The paint job didn’t last two years. That’s why even with a recommendation, Nigel suggests you do some online research. Find out if others agree with your friend’s or relative’s assessment of the painter’s work, or if the contractor has experience working on your type of house. (When it comes to painting, modern and vintage homes are whole different animals.) Above: A superior exterior paint job not only makes for a great first impression, it also protects your home from the elements. Curb Appeal finalist in our 2017 Considered Design Awards, the Granberry Residence in Houston, Texas, demonstrates. Photograph by Megan Lovoi. Search for online reviews. .
Prep work for old homes can be especially difficult. Poor prep work on an exterior will mean needing to re-paint sooner (sometimes literally within 1-2 years), which will cost far more time and money than doing it correctly in the first place. In fact, a good professional paint company may use more than half of the entire project time preparing a surface to paint. Trust the process; this time could be difference in hundreds of hours and dollars.
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After you’ve cleaned your surfaces, take the time to protect the with these products:
How many stories your home has will affect the cost of the project greatly. Obviously, the taller your house is, the more surface area to paint. Added height will also make the job more work for the professional painters you hire since they likely will have to work from ladders, which will increase your labor costs.
Not all paints are created equal though- different types of paints have different drying times. For oil based paints, let the walls dry for at least 24-hours before re-applying. However, if you are using a latex based paint you can begin your second coat in 4-6 hours.
3. Tape off doors, windows, trim, etc. Use masking tape to protect the edges between your siding and any features you don’t want to get paint on, such as trim, doors, windows, and lights.
One of the most popular exterior colors for 2021 is Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams. Alabaster (SW 7008) is both timeless and on-trend this year as warmer, off-whites are in for exteriors. No question, this is a rare combination for any modern exterior or interior paint color.
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A full exterior paint job is best left to the pros, since many homeowners lack the necessary equipment, like ladders, scaffolding, and spray tools.
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In general, high-quality paint in lighter hues tends to last longer. Exterior paint jobs in which painters have applied multiple coats also last longer.
Inching towards the cooler off-white exterior color spectrum, we have White Dove by Benjamin Moore. This very popular white shade has hints of gray that steers it towards the cooler side of things when compared to Sherwin’s Alabaster.