Adding paint to the interior of your home is a no-brainer, but painting the exterior can easily be overlooked. This can lead to your home or business looking run down from the outside. A fresh coat of paint, can not only change the appearance of your building, it can also increase the value. Overall, fresh paint on the exterior of your home or business can beautify it and make it more inviting.
Obviously, if you want to change the appearance of your building, paintwork can be an excellent option. However, there is also a basic guideline on how often you should be repainting any building. There are a variety of factors that will affect when you should repaint your building, including its exterior finish, your place, and the overall quality of your previous paintwork. On average, wood siding should be painted every 3 to 7 years and stained every 4 years, aluminum siding should be painted around every 5 years and stucco should be every 5 to 6 years.
Painting the outside of your home or business can be a huge undertaking. It is often better to choose a company to help you complete all of your remodeling work. Often, painting the outside of any place comes with a lot more work than just basically applying paint. You will need to make any repairs before completing the paintwork.
When choosing a company, you will want to find one that offers a variety of services. It is important that all surfaces are completely cleaned and pressure washed. It is a huge bonus to find a company that will fix any broken stucco, add waterproof caulking where needed, and repairs any concrete. This will make sure that any paintwork done will be clean and seem perfect.
Another reason to take in when choosing a company to work with is their reputation. You want someone who is experienced and will work with your budget. Also, you want them to protect your outdoor landscaping when completing your paintwork. Landscaping can be expensive, and it is important it is not overlooked when paint is being applied.
Obviously, one of the most important choices when doing paintwork on your home is choosing the colors of paint. One of the first things to consider is the architectural style and era of your home, different shades will be representative of these eras. Next, you will want to figure out what type of visual effect you want to make. A brighter color will make homes or business more noticeable, while darker hues may make them recede more.
You will want to choose three main colors for your home or business. The main color or field color will be what is used on the majority of the building. Next, you will want to choose an accent color for all doors, shutters, and other smaller details. Finally, you will want to choose a shade that will be the trim color.
Often, those who pick a lighter color as their main color will go with a darker hue for their trim or accent shade. Then using vice versa, a darker field color with a brighter accent shade, is also common. You can always pick a bright pop of color to stand out from those around you with a bright-colored door. This can be both inviting and an attention grabber.
If you cannot decide on a color scheme that fits your vision or style, most companies and brands will offer color chips that have multiple coordinating shades. It may also be a good idea to have a small area of your home or business painted the colors you chose. This will help you see how those paint colors appear in different lighting and fully make up your mind before starting your project.