Painting the exterior of your house is not the same as painting the interior. There are a couple of things one needs to take care of while painting the exterior as the exterior colouring of house includes more detailing and effort. Wood and other materials are subject to a daily assault from the elements on the outside of your house and from constant contact with human and pet activity on the interior. The best way to prevent the degradation of the structure of your house is to create a barrier. This barrier to the weather called house paint. Painting the exterior sometimes seems to be a marathon job, but done properly it will protect and beautify a home for years. We get into the nitty-gritty details of house painting, masking, priming, drop cloths, scraping and even delve into how to use a paint sprayer.
Adding to the above mentioned point there are a couple more factors one needs to keep in mind while painting the home exterior.
- Consider Mother Nature
Nature listens to none and nothing can be more hectic than a bad weather while painting the house exterior. Plan ahead when painting. The time of year is key, so understand your local weather patterns. Select a dry time of year when there is little rain and lower humidity. Paint needs time to dry and will not adhere to surfaces that are not dry. You don’t need to suffer while painting your house.
- Think about the colours you select
Visualise your house from the road and just think about the colours you’ll choose. You’re more than free to choose any combination of colours you want but we always advise you to go for a combination of bright colours. So, as it happens that your house should be a reflection of your personality. Feel free to be experimenting with the combination of colours you select. Go for Red and Blue, Orange and green, Yellow, Pink, Purple and there is another wide range of colours to choose from.
- Choose three or more paint shades
Essentially, an exterior scheme has three major parts: field colour, which dominates; accent colour, which brings doors, shutters and other smaller areas to life; and trim colour, used for window and door casings, roof edging, railings and other trim work.
Ideally, the trim colour should contrast strongly with the field colour. If your main hue is dark, consider classic white trim or another pale shade. A light field colour can look stunning with darker trim — like eyeliner for your home, it produces a crisp, dramatic effect. Feel free to go bold with accent colours, but don’t go overboard. A door painted bright red or lemon yellow lends just the right hit of punch.
Stuck for inspiration? Don’t worry at all. Contact us and let us know about your personnel requirements we’ll acknowledge them personally and cater to your needs accordingly. We here at 123homepaints understand that no two houses and no two people will want the same thing. Therefore, we will talk to you personally and promise to bring your vision to life.