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Painting  /  July 13, 2022

How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color

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Learn How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color in Silver Spring, MD & Surrounding Areas

Changing your home’s color, giving it a new makeover, and more are all great reasons to repaint the exterior of your home. Exterior paint has many benefits to updating your home, making it look cleaner, and increasing its curb appeal if you are selling. See how you can pick out the best paint for your home with these professional tips.

Why Should You Paint Your Home?

If the color of your house is worn from the natural effects of the weather, a new fresh coat of paint can bring your home back to life. As you begin, you should be aware there are a few steps you will need to take 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 are working on a budget, you will be mindful of how much your paint might cost. We want to remind you, while we’ve all been there balancing budget VS quality, always pick a quality paint to make sure all your work is worth it. Quality paint will last longer and look better in the long run 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 this seems like a lot of information to take in, know that you can always call local craftspeople to inquire about their exterior paint services. This option can save you the time and hassle as well as the safety of completing a project like this on your own. No matter what option you choose to complete a job, your home will look spectacular in its new colors.

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