So, it’s time to exterior house painting. This, naturally, is among the numerous costly discomforts to owning a home and one that homeowners need to endure every 6-8 years, depending upon your house and siding.
Here are a few practical tips to assist you with the process.
Preparing for Exterior House Painting
First, determine if there is any preparation work that has to be done prior to starting exterior house painting. Do you have any decayed siding, window sills, hand railing, or window and door trim? Make certain you take this chance to correct this issue prior to painting. Many times house painting companies have experience in this field and can provide a quote that consists of changing your siding and trim. However, if your project includes changing a substantial amount of siding you might wish to call a siding pro. Ensure the painter or carpenter replacing your siding is utilizing the same style and size you currently have.
Second, decide if you want to take this opportunity to alter the color of your house. Upgrading the color can bring new spice to your house. When identifying exactly what colors to use make certain that they suit your area as well as colors that currently exist. For instance you currently have a roofing, plants, landscaping, a structure, and a driveway present. These all have colors that need to be thought about when attempting to match your house to its environments. Also note that if you are changing your house’s color your rate for exterior house painting will increase. You may not be able to get away with just 1 or 2 coats to cover your old color. Each coat will cost more money.
Third, choose if you desire your house hand brushed or sprayed. If you leave it to the painting company to decide you will probably have it sprayed due to the fact that it is faster and easier. Nevertheless, if you have an older house, wood siding, or it has been a while because your last painting you might wish to think about requesting a quote that consists of painting by hand. The hand brushing application will offer a thicker coat and gets the paint deeper into the wood and crevasses, guaranteeing that you have security from water penetration. Keep in mind that hand brushing is more time consuming and will cost more money.
Lastly, pick the paint business to do your exterior work. There is a lot of rate variation for big exterior tasks, so shop your job around. Nevertheless, you should not constantly decide based just on rate. You have to think about the quality of business and your comfort level with that business. Do they leave you an expert comprehensive estimate? (they should) Are they hard to reach on the phone? These are all signs to look for to figure out whether you are getting an expert and someone that will be simple to deal with.