Exterior painting is the one thing that can transform your Tahoe home into an entirely different residence (or what appears to be) basically overnight. Have you ever noticed how when one home receives a new paint job on the exterior of the home that all the neighbors start doing renovations to the outside of their home whether it be landscaping, new siding or even a new paint job? It’s almost as though it is contagious to have a new look and it’s all because a good exterior paint job can give your home an enhanced appearance.
Not only does painting provide your home with a more beautiful character and personality but it also protects your home against insects, weather and other relevant damage. Therefore, while it is important to paint the exterior of your home for specifically maintenance purposes, it is also important to take time considering the color, style and shade that you want on the exterior of your home.
Depending on where you live, the quality of previous paint used, the amount of prep work prior to the previous paint, etc. will all factor in on when you need to paint your home. If your home was poorly painted then your home may need a new paint job in about three years or less; however, a high quality paint job could last 20 years or longer.
Take a look at your current paint. Is it chipping, cracking, peeling or flaking? Do you see any water damage to the paint or siding? Is there any wood exposed? If you answered yes to just one of those questions then it may be that a new paint job is needed. However, you don’t have to paint your home just because it is needed; you can paint your home simply because you want a change!
Once you’ve decided to tackle exterior painting of your home, a color will need to be selected. There is a wide assortment of colors and combinations that you can choose for your home when it comes to siding, doors, trim, etc. You want to make certain that the color you choose is one that you like and will be able to stand to look at every day when you leave and return home. Try driving around and finding a color on a local house that you like and use that as a guide and vice versa.
Further, while choosing a lower quality paint may be cheaper initially, more coats may be required and it likely won’t hold up as long. A higher quality paint that is subject to enduring the type of climate that you currently live in is recommended as it hiring a professional painter to tackle painting the exterior of your home to ensure that all the necessary prep work is conducted and that the paint is applied properly for a lasting finish.
A professional painter or painting company can certainly assist with the many choices and selections, as well as ease the burden of painting your house yourself. They are well equipped with experience and the tools to get the job done right. So hiring out your project might be the best bet.