We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Uncategorized / October 8, 2021
The color of your home is an important part of presenting your home when selling, cleaning up for the springtime, or just to create the look you have always wanted with a nice make over. It’s exciting to start painting right away, but before you go and buy that paint, here are some tips you should think about first.
Painting your house can help to maintain its overall health and look. The weather over time can cause some natural wear and tear. While painting, it’s a good time to clean and spruce up your home before you even put that first coat on.
Before you start painting, clean and pressure wash the outside of your home. Scrape off old paint, fill any holes with caulk and patch cracks. Before you paint, paint on a layer of primer for longevity.
First, see what you need to give your home new exterior paint. You will need the following before you begin:
As you pick out your exterior paint, you will need to pick between oil-based paint and latex paint. Oil-based paint gives off VOCs AKA volatile organic compounds but is good for high traffic areas like stairs and porches and can be used on tough surfaces such as cast-iron railings. Latex is easy to clean with paint thinner can be safely used on regular surfaces.
With these tips, you’ll be ready to pick out your paint! Use those sample swatches, test small patches at a time, and find what color works the best for you. If you need assistance, contact local craftspeople, and enjoy the results.
Contact our team at Handyman Connection in Pensacola, FL to schedule your free home improvement estimate. Call (850) 750-5172 if you have any questions.