It is highly recommended that you hire a professional or at least consult one when re-painting the exterior of your home. This is because there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration and you may accidentally select a paint that won’t give you the look you want or even hold up to your local weather conditions. So, with that said, we will now get into 5 tips to help you select the best exterior paint so that your home looks brand new.
Avoid Buying The Lowest Priced Option
Even though it would be tempting to buy the cheapest paint, this is not necessarily the way to go. This is because the paint may not have the necessary binders and pigments in order to last and protect your home against the weather. Instead, purchase high quality premium paint that is made up of high quality ingredients that will last the test of time. Painting the exterior of your home is certainly quite expensive, so it is best that you do it right the first time.
Permanent Exterior Materials
Whenever you’re selecting paint for the exterior of your home, you should think about the colors of the permanent fixtures or materials around your home. This includes patio furniture, columns made from bricks etc. This will help you to co-ordinate colors and choose paint colors that either blend well or even provide beautiful contrasting results. A good example of this is if you have red brick around your home, you can use a grey-blue paint color.
There is now color coordination technology at most paint stores where there is a machine that helps you to select matching or coordinating paint colors for your project. You will be able to get swatches that you can take home and see how they look. You can even use online paint tools that can help you to find the best color selection.
Don’t forget the trim when re-painting your home since the details matter. It is up to you if you want a trim color that blends in or contrasts. One way to make a beautiful and elegant look is to choose a trim color that is a couple of shades lighter than the main paint color being used for your home’s exterior.
Swatches & Testers
When you are in the planning stage, you can start with a small range of options and then narrow them down. Then, you can start to test your paint on your home and you can even test a couple of different colors. Be sure to have a look at them at various times in the day so that you can know how it looks in the night, morning, midday, evening etc.
Now, the very best resource that you have when it comes to selecting the best paint is your actual painter. Professional painters usually have a lot of knowledge and can help you to select the best choice if you are having a hard time making up your mind.
We at Varsity Painters have a wide range of services that are well suited to homeowners. We can help you to completely change the look of your home, both the interior and exterior. Whatever your home renovation project may be, we can do it all. We can repaint your home, paint cabinets, update your ceilings and more. We are completely committed to customer satisfaction and will ensure your vision is made real. So, feel free to give us a call and schedule a home estimate today.