Boosting Your Home's Value
When it comes to enhancing your home's curb appeal, a fresh coat of paint can work wonders. Not only does it give your property a fresh and inviting look, but it also adds value to your home. Painting the exterior of your house will also protect your home from the elements anywhere from 5 to 20 years. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the essential steps and expert tips to transform your home's exterior with a professional paint job.
1. Choosing the Right Colors:
- Do you have an HOA? If you do first and foremost check with your HOA to see if they have selected color schemes for you. Although they may be a pain they do maintain your home values high. If you do not have any HOA restrictions then selecting the perfect color scheme is crucial for achieving and increasing curb appeal. Consider the architectural style of your home and the surrounding environment. Things such as lakes or trees are great backdrops that you should take advantage of when selecting your perfect colors. Opt for colors that complement each other and create a harmonious cohesive look. If this endeavor seems daunting feel free to give your local Atlanta painters, Jose’s Painting & Remodeling a call for a free virtual or in-home color consultation*. Remember to always sample your colors on the surface you are painting and experience the colors at different times of day.
2. Preparing the Surface:
- This is by far the most crucial step. Time and attentiveness are required. Our expert local Metro Atlanta painters at Jose’s Painting & Remodeling will have to figure out what your house needs. Jose’s Painting Painters have been perfecting their craft for over decades and there is not much they have not seen or painted. This knowledge in the exterior painting craft allows us to expertly diagnose and repair areas in need of some TLC. Before diving into the painting process, it's essential to prepare the surface properly. Clean the exterior walls thoroughly to remove dirt, grime, and any loose paint. Use a pressure washer or a mixture of mild detergent and water for effective cleaning. Jose’s Painting & Remodeling exterior house painters will Inspect the walls for any cracks, damages, or wood rot and repair them using a high-quality filler or replace them entirely. We will then sand the surface to create a smooth canvas for the paint to adhere to.
3. Choosing the Right Paint:
- Investing in high-quality paint is crucial for achieving long-lasting results. The correct selection can even outlast other paint brands and therefore delay the need to repaint by as much as several years! We use exterior paints that are specifically formulated to withstand harsh weather conditions. Paints are all chemical formulations and vary greatly from brand to brand. Jose’s Painting & Remodeling’s expert project managers during your initial free estimate will determine and discuss the options available. We predominantly utilize Benjamin Moore paint products or Sherwin-Williams paint. We consider the type of surface you are painting, whether it's wood, stucco, or brick, and choose a suitable paint for that substrate.
4. Applying the Paint:
- When it comes to painting your home's exterior, proper systems and processes are key. We start by applying a coat of primer to ensure better adhesion and coverage to the areas that we repair. Jose’s Painting and Remodeling’s exterior painters use paint sprayers to paint larger areas and brush and rollers to backroll where needed. We apply the paint evenly, working from top to bottom, and allow sufficient drying time between coats. For more detailed instructions, refer to the painting guides provided by the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).
5. Adding the Finishing Touches:
- To truly elevate your home's curb appeal, pay attention to the finishing touches. Consider painting your front door in bold, inviting colors that complement the overall color scheme. Front doors are perfect opportunities to showcase your style and preferences. This is due to them being an accent or statement color for all homes. Another easy yet cost-effective repair is to replace worn-out or outdated hardware, such as doorknobs, house numbers, and mailboxes. Additionally, freshen up your window frames and shutters with a clean coat of paint to complete the new look.
Boosting your home's value through painting for curb appeal is a smart investment. By following Jose’s Painting & Remodeling’s expert painting tips and techniques, we can transform your home's exterior and create a lasting impression. For professional painting services that cater to your specific needs, Jose's Painting & Remodeling in Marietta, GA, is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and let our experienced team bring your vision to life.
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