Changing paint is a fun and inexpensive way to update or upgrade the look of your home. There is an art to painting, however, and we mean it more figuratively than literally.
There are specific techniques you should use to improve coverage and ensure a noticeable, beautiful finish.
Not just anyone can paint and have it look good at the end. You may have already experienced a poor outcome from a novice painting job.
Our Exterior Home Painting Tips
Here are some tips from our pros to help you with exterior painting.
Start from the Top
Whether you’re painting indoors or outdoors, you want to start from the top and work your way down. This prevents streaking in the paint and will help you get an even coat.
Make a Giant Bucket of Paint
Chances are, you may underestimate how much paint you will need to cover your whole house. This may mean you have to take several trips to the store. Purchase a large bucket to combine all your smaller containers of paint in. This will help you keep consistency in the paint color.
Invest in Good Paint
It is harder to tell differences in paint brands or the quality of paint indoors because there isn’t as much wear and tear inside as there is on the outside.
Because the exterior has to withstand wind, rain, hail, snow, and strong UV-rays, you need to invest in a top-quality brand, such as Sherwin-Williams or Benjamin Moore, that will stand up to weathering.
There you have it! Some exterior home painting tips from our professional exterior painters. Did we miss anything? Leave a comment and let us know how your project goes or how we can help you with your upcoming painting project!