When it comes to painting your home, Storm Guard offers the very best. That means the highest of quality as well as trusting and reliable customer service in exterior house painting.
Exterior House Painting
Exterior house painting is a great way to increase the curb appeal and the value of your home. Whether you paint the exterior yourself or hire a professional house painting service, it’s helpful to understand the process and preparation that goes into residential painting.
First, you can paint just the siding, windows, trim, or gutters, or paint all four to increase the overall appearance of your home. If it's a new house, then maybe you’re just changing the color to match your style. If it's an old house, then painting or staining may be a necessary part of repair. Painting actually
After deciding the scope of your paint job, the next step is to pressure wash the walls of your home. This gets rid of dirt, build up, and algae, all of which will stop the paint from sticking. Be sure that the power washing is done from top to bottom.
Then, it’s time to make any necessary repairs and cover any fixtures that you don’t want painted. Most things can be covered with plastic wrap and painters tape to protect them from getting sprayed.
After that, it’s time to paint! For best results, it’s important to keep the paint in the shade as it dries and start from top to bottom. It can also make things go much faster if you use a paint sprayer for most of the siding and then use a paintbrush for fixtures and edges.
Choosing Your Exterior Paint Color & Type
One final thing to consider is your choice of color and type of paint. The color you paint your home matters a lot. While you want it to match your style, it should also be something that will sell well. You could choose a trendy color combination, which may go out of style relatively quickly. On the other hand, neutrals are not very exciting but are always a safe choice. Additionally, you may need a primer coat or multiple coats of paint if you are making a dramatic color change. There are also different finishes to choose from, ranging from matte to semi-gloss. Matte hides imperfections very well, but it is more porous and can let in water damage. The most popular finish for exterior painting is eggshell - it has some shine, it is easy to clean, hides imperfections, and does well in all weather. The higher gloss paints are most often used to highlight eaves or fixtures like those around windows.
Learn more about exterior house painting, including different kinds of paints, color trends, and what to expect when painting the exterior of your home.
Exterior House Painting Costs
The average cost to paint the exterior of a home depends on a few factors: home size, the number of stories, the prep work required, the type and quality of paint you want, the siding material, and if you are also painting the trim. This is why the average price of painting a home’s exterior can range from $0.50 and $5 per square foot. If you also need repairs done, then there will often be an additional cost of $50 to $80 per hour.. The price also differs if you paint your home exterior yourself or hire someone to do it. Paint can cost between $15 and $80 per gallon, so depending on how many gallons you need, your exterior paint job could range widely.
It’s important to keep in mind that siding comes in different materials, each of which must be painted a bit differently. This can also affect the total cost of the job. For example, wood and vinyl siding are the cheapest to repaint, while concrete and stucco siding tend to cost the most. If you have metal siding, be sure to check for rust before painting.
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