Exterior Painting does a lot for a little; whether a full house painting or just some nice accents, exterior house painting is one project that delivers big impact with less cost.
At Ardivan Enterprises, we offer a complete range of exterior coating solutions for Trims, Vinyl Siding, Stucco Painting, Roof Coating, Driveway Sealers etc.
Why Is Home Painting So Important?
Calgary exterior house painting is important for many reasons. Obviously, a good paint job beautifies and adds character and personality to your home. Just for that reason it’s important to take sufficient time planning which colors, shades, and paint styles you want to decorate your home with. But paint also serves as one of your home’s primary lines of defense against weather, insects, and other damage, so it’s an important aspect of home maintenance to keep up on as well.
When to Paint?
There isn’t any set timeline when you should plan to repaint your home. It varies depending on climate, the quality of paint that was previously applied, how thoroughly your home was prepared beforehand, and whether you hired a good painter. The most important determining factor is the condition of the home’s current coat. Is the paint chipped, cracked, flaking, or peeling anywhere? Are there areas of exposed wood or are there signs of water damage to either your siding or the paint itself? Finally how does your home look? If you see any of the signs mentioned above, a new paint job is probably in order, but even if you don’t, you might still be ready for a change.
Which Color to Choose?
Once you’ve decided on a house painting project, you’ll need to choose your color. There’s no set rule here to guide you. The wide variety of colors to choose from, and the combinations that are available when it comes to trims and doors make this choice mostly a personal one. One of the best ways to get pointed in the right direction is to drive around your town and neighborhood looking for homes that catch your eye. Try to figure out what it is about it that turned your head. Maybe they did something you didn’t like (i.e stay away from that color, style, look, etc.) maybe the color combinations really speak to you (a light body with dark trim or vice versa), and maybe it’s just how they accented certain parts of the house that you like. Make note of all these things so that you can keep them in mind as you get your own house painting project underway.
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Another good rule of thumb is to test out colors on your home before you start. Once you’ve noted what others have done and have visited a paint supply retailer to get some ideas, test out a few potential colors on a nondescript part of your home just to make sure it’s what you expect. Colors that look fantastic on a tiny brochure can strike you a lot differently when they’re covering an area of a couple square feet. Try out a few options so you can compare them, and give yourself a few days to mull over your impressions. Taking this advice can save you the dilemma of what to do with those 20-gallon buckets of “Green Myth” that you quickly realized looked more like split pea soup once you slopping it on.