Exterior Painting Services
Whether you’re simply looking to paint your home and freshen up its appearance or you wish to try something brand new, painting the exterior of your house will make it instantly stand out from the neighbors. If you’re looking to sell your home, painting is the fastest and most efficient way to raise the value of your house.
But an exterior paint project is a difficult process. If you’re not an experienced house painter, you may run into some issues. VPS’s exterior painting services are unmatched in their ability to provide a quality paint job that also gives you access to ongoing support and expert painters.
Exterior Paint Colors
When deciding to paint your house, often one of the first steps is to choose your paint color. There are many elements to consider when choosing which color to paint the exterior of your house.
Landscape – Your environment will influence which paint colors you wish to paint on the exterior. If your house is covered by a lot of shade, you may consider a lighter color. However, if you wish to blend into the trees, you may want a darker color. It’s critical to think about how you want your home’s exterior to complement its environment.
Architecture – Perhaps you have a Victorian-style house or a traditional colonial. They are both very different architectural styles with different peaks and accents. However your home is built, colors can help draw attention to specific architectural details.
Existing Colors – Your roof, your driveway, your gravel, your mulch are not going to change colors when you paint. Consider how you want your exterior house paint colors to accent these features of your home.
Exterior Painting Project
There is a lot that goes into painting the exterior of a house. It will likely take longer than a weekend. So if you aren’t prepared to handle the following, you may want to hire a professional to handle all of your house painting needs.
Wash – Before painting, the exterior of your house will need to be washed. You can use a pressure washer to do this. It’s best when you start at the top so all of the dirt and grime will go down off the siding and trim.
Scrape – Next, it’s important to scrape any loose paint off of the siding of the house. It’s important to have drop cloths below where you work so these paint chips don’t land in the grass.
Sand – Sanding is a necessary step to smooth the exterior surfaces and create an ideal surface for the paint to adhere to.
Patch – If there are any remaining areas that need repair, they’ll need to be patched up before the exterior is primed.
Prime – Next the surface will need to be primed. Each prime is different. The paint manufacturer will indicate how many coats are needed.
Caulk – Seal all of the cracks and corners so no moister will seep through.
Paint – Finally, it’s time to paint the house in the color of your choice.
Hire Painters in Your Area
When considering an exterior house painting project and whether or not you should DIY or hire, ask yourself the following questions. Do I have all of the necessary equipment? Do I want to take the risk? Will I take my time and do a good job? Only if you answer yes to all of those questions, should you consider a DIY exterior paint project.
VPS house painters have 5+ years of house painting experience. They are licensed and insured, and experts in exterior painting. Not only that, VPS backs all of our projects with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. What have you got to lose?