When you need to repaint the exterior of your home, there is a lot to consider. One of the most important parts of painting the exterior of the home is, of course, the paint. You will want to choose the best paint for the type of materials you are painting as well as the colors. You will want to make sure you are properly protecting the exterior of the home and that you really love the colors you choose. McKay’s Painting will share a few tips on picking the right type and color of paint for your home’s exterior to ensure the best results of the project.
Difference Between Cheap & Expensive Paint
When looking for paint for the outside of the home, you will want an exterior paint. You will have a number of different brand choices to choose from. However, the exterior of the home should always be painted with a good quality paint. The paint will protect the home from all of the elements such as rain, wind, UV light, and pests. You will want to invest in a good quality paint. Never buy cheap paint to help save money on the project. Good quality paint is never cheap. To prolong the need to repaint the home in the future, and to protect the exterior, make sure to invest in a good quality paint.
What Material are You Painting?
When picking out your paint you will also want to consider the types of material that is on the outside of the home. Homes can have a number of different materials used on the exterior. You can find wood, stone, brick, vinyl, fiber cement, and stucco used for the home’s exterior. At times you will have a combination of material. The painting itself will not change too much. However, you will need to take different steps in preparing the surface for paint. You will want to make any needed repairs before painting. Wood and other material may need the old paint removed and sanded down smooth before it can be painted again.
Choosing Exterior House Colors
When picking the color you want for the exterior there are a few thing to keep in mind. When painting the home you will, of course, want to coordinate the colors. Often the colors of the home such as trim, doors, and exterior will change. Make sure to find a color pallet you like and that the color works well with each other. There are a number of online sites that you can use to play with different color combinations which will give you an idea of what colors you like. Also, consider what color repels pests and even reduce heat from the sun. With the right colors you can effectively reduce the heat inside your home. Some colors can draw insects such as yellow, oranges, and even whites. To help reduce pests such as insects and even birds, know that some colors can help repel them.