Jul 20, 2015

What To Remember When You’re Repainting Your Home

Over time, the quality of your home can deteriorate from normal wear and tear. If you don’t pay close attention to the small details in your home, they may add up to become a much larger project than it needed to be. It is best to tackle these projects as they come.

One of the easiest fixes that can be done to any home is painting, as it requires little time and resources. Repainting the exterior walls of your home can preserve its appearance and integrity. This will not only make you feel like you’re entering a new space, but it will give your home a layer of protection that can prolong its lifespan. If you are considering repainting your home, it is important for you to plan ahead so they process can run smoothly. These tips will help you with your next painting project:

Choosing The Paint
Before you get started, it is important for you to choose the new color you want for your home. You can either stick with the same color scheme or go for a completely new color. If you are thinking about going with a new color palette, you’ll have to consider how well it goes with the current color of your roof, driveway and chimney. This will prevent you from having to repaint your house or the existing surfaces.

Consider Your Landscape
Another thing you have to consider is your home’s landscape. Make sure that when you’re picking out the right color to repaint your home, it will not clash with the color of your landscape. Instead, pick out a color that best complements them.

Consider Your Neighborhood
If you live in a neighborhood where all the houses have the same color scheme, it would be best to consult with your Homeowner’s Association before you change your home’s exterior colors. If you don’t, you may face costly penalties for changing the color. If this is not an issue in your neighborhood, then you can go ahead with your plans.

Picking The Right Paint Brand
Once you’ve picked out the color you wish to repaint your house, the next step is to choose which brand you will trust to do the job correctly. When deciding which brand is right for you, make sure to consider these factors:
-       Durability
-       Mold and mildew resistance
-       Ease of application
-       Ultraviolet radiation resistance
-       Fade resistance
-       Environment friendly

Set A Deadline
If you’re having your home repainted for a special event, you’ll need to follow a schedule so that the project will be completed on time. Additionally, you should consider other factors like the time of year and weather before you set a deadline. By having a concrete deadline, you can plan for any problem and you’ll have the peace of mind that it will be done on time.

Have Everything You Need Ready
The best way you can get your home repainting done quickly is to have everything you need ready before you even start. Even if it’s not you doing the repainting, you can help the professional you hire do a quick job since they can avoid any circumstances where they lack paint or doesn’t have any primer yet. By preparing beforehand, you can get the job done quickly.

Follow the aforementioned tips to help you with your next painting project. These tips will help make the process easier and more enjoyable, whether you’re doing the work yourself or hiring a professional. 

Written by Mike Wolfe of Mike Wolfe Construction. Mike and his crew offer the best service for home improvement in Columbia,MO has to offer!

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