Your house is likely your most valuable asset – so you should take its appearance seriously whatever the weather. Today we’re going to look at a few ways professional house painters can help you bring a splash of personality to your home’s exterior without breaking the bank.
While we are mostly talking about the style of your home – Georgian, federal, gothic, Queen Anne, Victorian, craftsman, Cape Cod, Spanish colonial and modernist, just to name a few – it is also important to consider your own sense of style when it comes to selecting paint colors for your home. Understand the architecture of your house and you are likely to make better stylistic color choices. A Queen Anne or Victorian home is a great place to bring a host of unique colors together under the umbrella of a vibrant signature shade, but a craftsman bungalow would be better suited to a two, or at most three-color paint palette. Great professional house painters are able to balance your desire to put all five of your favorite colors into your home’s exterior paint work with the architectural style of the place. This means your house can look unique and sophisticated rather than sticking out like a sore thumb in the neighborhood.
Consider your environment
One of the easiest things to forget when you are buried up to your neck in paint swatches is that there is plenty outside your home that won’t be painted. Stand at the curb and look at your house – the tile roof, vibrant shrubs, masonry work and even the driveway will retain their current color schemes after your house has been repainted. Similarly, be aware of local planning ordinances that might restrict your options in terms of exterior paint colors for your home.
Choosing a palette of greens might seem like a great way to blend in with nature, but do you really want your house to disappear in the nest of trees that surrounds your home? Discuss the options with the house painters you are going to work with – they might have innovative solutions for covering up the chimney stack that ruins your overall vision, and will definitely be able to provide guidance on how to fit in with your neighborhood plans while still adding a personal flourish.
Sometimes the vibrant colors that you most desire are the worst idea for your home exterior not because of local regulations or fickle neighbors, but because the climate around you takes its toll on exterior paint work. Whether your home is in the drizzly Pacific Northwest, the dry heat of the southwestern states or the Florida sun, a great team of professional house painters will be able to give you great advice about the most appropriate paints for the job. Investing in the best material from the start is a great way to protect your paint work and your home for the long term. By choosing appropriate, quality materials, you avoid common issues like cracking, bubbling and peeling paint in the short term as well as fading in the long term.
If you are ready to take the next step in getting a great exterior paint job for your home, reach out and contact our friendly team of house painters today. We’re ready to help you personalize your place with color that’s made to last.