Unlike your home’s interiors that you’ll have a right to choose the people who will see it, your exterior is open to all. Whether a person is passing by your home or lives in the neighborhood, they are able to view your exteriors.
For this reason, you need to be really careful when choosing the paint color you’ll use for your exteriors. You need to speak with the paint handyman so that he can advise you on what is best for your home exterior.
Here are Some of the Reasons Why it is Important to Choose the Right Exterior Paint Color
The appearance of your home exteriors determines the overall tone in your home. If you make a wrong choice, people will still notice your home, for not-so-good reasons. The color you choose should improve the appearance of your home and give a good impression to your guests.
Your Home’s Value
There are instances where your home’s value will get affected by the colors of your exteriors. If you choose unappealing colors, a buyer will have a low opinion of your home and will be unwilling to pay a high price. To them, your exterior will be an additional expense as they will have to repaint it.
If you make the right choice of exterior paint, you will stay for up to 10 years without the need to repaint it. You, therefore, need to be careful with your choices as this is a choice you’ll live with for years. At times, you can choose a trending color that will impress you for some time but in a few years, the color goes out of style.
Choose a classic color that will stand the test of time. A color that will fit in even in 10 years is the best choice for your exteriors.
It is an Expensive Venture
You will spend a lot of money to paint your exterior since you want the paint to last for years. You, therefore, need to take your time to choose the right color for your home’s exteriors. The color you choose will either make you proud for years to come or make you regret your decision for years.
House Paint Tips
It is not just about picking colors for your exteriors and your paint handyman can confirm this. The following are some of the points you need to consider when choosing your exterior paint color:
Durability of the paint: if you choose very bright or very dull paint colors, they will fade with time. In addition to fading, the appearance of your paint color will keep changing. For instance, a deep gray can change to green with age. Regardless of these shortcomings, you need to make a choice with the assistance of the handyman.
Pro Tip: A dull color is the best as it will not show dust or stains. It will also give your home a sense of dignity.
Each paint color has varying paint sheen: each pain color has different sheens that could be glossy or flat. If the paint is too glossy, the smallest imperfection like brush stroke or touch up mark will show. The advantage with glossy paint is that it is easy to clean. You can combine flat paint for the walls and glossy paints to paint the columns, window sashes or railings.
Deception in paint colors: a color swatch will look different when buying from a store compared to how it will appear in natural light. Before you buy your paint in bulk, get a sample and test it in a section of your house. If you love the results, you can then proceed to make your purchase and if you are not impressed, your handyman will help you to choose the right color for your house.
Look at the interiors: the paint color you used in painting your interiors should also act as an inspiration when choosing your exterior colors. The color combination and how well they blend with the unpainted deco in the home. When you look outside your house, there are stones, vegetation, and other naturally occurring substances. Get a color that will bring out the best in these items as well and make them appear as though they were made together with your home.
Combine colors: I have seen houses with combined colors and they look amazing! For instance, you can choose a dull color at the base of your house and as you go up, change the color to a brighter one. With this, people will not notice the dull colors but their eyes will get fixed on the bright upper part.
You will have achieved the beauty you’ve always wanted for your home and the lower part will not show dirt and dust since it is dull. If you are able to choose the right paint handyman, you’ll not have a problem with painting your home.
Check online for inspiration: there are sites where you will upload a photo of your home, then try the different colors available. With this, you’ll be able to notice the color that works best for your home. When you go out to make a purchase, you’ll have known what you are looking for.
The Bottom Line…
Always remember to never make a bulk purchase before getting the assurance that this is the look you want for your home. This is a color that will last for about 7 to 10 years which means that it has to be really good.
Now, considering all this, it is clear that choosing the right color is as important as choosing the right paint handyman. If you make a mistake in choosing any of the two, you’ll live with it for a long time. If you are still not sure of the color you’ll select for your exterior, talk to your handyman. After working on so many projects, he’ll make your home the best in your neighborhood.
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