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Choosing the right materials

When it comes to the planning activities related to painting exterior surfaces,the first thing for you to consider is the style of your house. Look for similar homes in your neighborhood or in magazines. Narrow your choice to a few options that best suit your home in design and color. Discuss the best possible color choices with your family members and friends.

The next thing for you to do is carefully examine the parts of your house that you will not or cannot paint. These are called the fixed assets and include the following:

  • Roof
  • Prefinished windows
  • Stones and bricks that will not be painted
  • Awnings
  • Downspouts
  • Perennial Plants
  • Porches
  • Steps
  • Foundation

It is important that the color you choose is compatible with the colors of theareas you will not paint.

When you are ready to choose the right color, it is strongly recommended that youselect one for the main house or dominant feature of the structure first. In addition, you should test the color you have chosen on one small part of your house. Select an area that is not prominent. This color test will ensure your ultimate satisfaction with the final outcome. Do not buy all the paint you need unless you are completely sure you will use this exact color. Afterwards, you can choose the colors for trim and accent areas.

Eventually, you will make the final choice between two options. Do you want to hire a professional painting company or do the painting yourself? That decision will be entirely up to you. However, keep in mind the potential risks related to exterior painting. They are more serious than similar risks related to interior painting. First of all, the heights you have to reach with your ladders are much more susceptible to risk on the exterior. Furthermore, potential mistakes related to the choice, preparation and use of primers and topcoats will have more serious consequences. It will require more time and money if you need to correct them. Finally, a mistake made on the interior can be seen only by you, your family and friends. On the other hand, mistakes made while painting the exterior can be seen by all the people who pass by your house.

Regardless of your final choice to hire us or to do the painting yourself Pro Painters LTD is available to assist you and help with advice related to correct painting practices.