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Painting  /  June 3, 2022

How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color

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Learn How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color in Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas

Repainting the outside of your home can be done for a variety of reasons, including changing the color, giving it a new look, and more. Exterior paint has a lot of advantages for updating your property, making it look cleaner, and increasing its curb appeal if you’re selling it. With these expert suggestions, you’ll be able to choose the perfect paint for your home.

Why Should You Paint Your Home?

A fresh coat of paint can bring your property back to life if the color of your house has faded due to the natural impacts of the weather. As you get started, keep in mind that there are a few things you’ll need to do first.

Preparing Your Home for Exterior Paint

  • Pressure wash to clean and remove any dirt or grime from the surface.
  • Scrape away loose paint for a smooth surface.
  • Apply caulk to fill any holes.
  • Patch any cracks in the exterior.
  • Apply a layer of primer for longevity.
Tools for Painting Your Home
  • A-frame Ladder
  • Caulk Gun
  • Drop-Cloths
  • Multi-purpose Painter’s Tool
  • Putty Knife
  • Small Containers for Paint
  • Paint Cans
  • Paint Brushes
  • Rollers
  • Roller Extensions
  • Roller Tray
Choosing Your Paint

If you’re on a tight budget, you’ll be concerned about how much paint will cost. While we’ve all been there balancing price vs. quality, we’d want to encourage you to always use high-quality paint to ensure that all of your hard work is worthwhile. In the long run, quality paint will last longer and look better than a cheaper alternative.

  • Oil-based Paint: Good for cast iron railings or high-traffic areas like porches or steps.
  • Latex Paint: Dries quickly, does not release VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and can clean up with paint thinner.

If all of this seems overwhelming, remember that you may always contact local craftspeople to inquire about their exterior painting services. This option can save you the time and inconvenience of doing a project like this on your own, as well as the safety of doing so. Your property will look fantastic in its new hues, regardless of the option you choose to complete the task.

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