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Painting  /  August 8, 2022

How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color

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Learn How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color in San Antonio, TX & Surrounding Areas

Repainting the exterior of your home is a great way to change the color of your home, give it a new look, and more. Exterior paint has numerous advantages for updating your home, making it look cleaner, and increasing curb appeal if you are selling. See how these professional tips can help you choose the best paint for your home.

Why Should You Paint Your Home?

If the color of your house has faded due to the natural effects of weather, a fresh coat of paint can bring it back to life. As you begin, keep in mind that there are a few steps you must first complete.

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 your paint will cost. We’d like to remind you that, while we’ve all been there balancing budget versus quality, always choose a high-quality paint to ensure that your efforts are worthwhile. Quality paint will outlast and look better in the long run than a less expensive 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 this information seems overwhelming, keep in mind that you can always contact local craftspeople to inquire about their exterior paint services. This option can save you time, hassle, and the risk of completing a project like this on your own. Whatever method you use to complete a project, your home will look stunning in its new colors.

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