4 Pro Tips For Exterior House Painting
As experienced house painters since 1995, we would love to give you a few pro tips on exterior painting. We have helped so many homeowners after DIY jobs and exterior painting work by other contractors that just wasn't done right.
Whether you plan to do the exterior painting yourself or hire someone local to your area, the following tips can help you get the best possible results. Good luck, and if you need a painting contractor serving Manatee & Sarasota counties, call Sunshine Painting!
Choose A Good Quality Exterior Paint
Color fading is a big problem with exterior painting, but it is avoidable if you choose an exterior paint that is resistant to UV ray damage.
Keep in mind when choosing colors for the exterior that the darker colors fade quicker. Touching up just can't be done because you can't get a good color match. A few exterior paint brands we recommend:
- Sherwin Williams
- Benjamin Moore
- Richards Paint
Choosing Exterior Paint Colors
Test out exterior paint colors rather than using a color swatch. While some colors may look great on a tiny slip of paper or thin cardboard, they look completely different on the walls of your house.
Instead, pick out a few favorites and get samples of them to apply on the wall. While it won't look the same as the entire wall painted in it, this does help you avoid big mistakes.
Be Willing To Ask For Help
Exterior painting takes a lot of hard work. Having the right tools is important as well. If the project turns out to be more than you expected, most local painting contractors are available to step in. We have all the equipment, skill, tools, and painter crew needed to handle the exterior painting for you.
Always Use Two Coats Of Exterior Paint
Even if the paint manufacturer says that you can only use one coat of exterior paint, think again. Ask yourself if you want to deal with another exterior paint job again in a few years. If the answer is no, take the time now for painting the two coats so the work lasts as long as possible.