Spruce up the House this Spring with a Fresh Coat of Paint

April 21, 2016

The end of the rough winter and the arrival of spring may make you pay more attention to the appearance of your home. There are many things you can do to upgrade your home’s exterior, starting with a fresh coat of paint. Before you get rolling, BBB Serving Western Michigan suggests hiring a professional to inspect the exterior structure of your home before arranging for your home’s updated look.

Signs Your Home’s Exterior Needs a New Coat of Paint

You do not have to look too closely to determine that your house is in dire need of new paint. Consider these when looking at your home’s exterior:

  • Cracked or peeling paint

  • Old, faded paint

  • Poor quality paint job

  • Previous owners selected a color that does not match the home or your style

The color of your home is one of the first things that people see when they arrive to visit. One piece of maintaining your house’s curb appeal and improving your resale value is making sure that the exterior paint job always puts your best foot forward.

Professional House Painting Services

If you have ever seen a paint job done by a person who did not know what to do, you know how important it is to have this home improvement completed by a professional. Professional painting contractors can examine the exterior of your home and select the right kind of paint for the structure. They can advise you on a color scheme that will look ideal. They also prepare your home for painting and finish the work efficiently and beautifully. A residential painting contractor is the safest bet for a fresh update for your home, whether your focus is on the interior or exterior.

Selecting Proper Paint Colors

Many people choose a paint for their homes that reflects their personal style. While this is certainly an important factor for your decision, you must also consider other limitations for your home. If you live in an area governed by a homeowner association (HOA), you may be required to select specific colors for outdoor painting. Otherwise, you should decide on a color that matches the style of your house and coordinates with other features of your property, such as landscaping, roofing and any other existing structures.

House Painting Process

Once your home is ready for work to begin, it will on average take a professional contractor to paint the exterior of your home in about a week. The contractors start by cleaning the home’s exterior and removing paint that has cracked or peeled. They apply primer over the whole of the exterior and allow it to dry. Next, they paint the home from top to bottom to catch any drips. The final result is lovely and looks consistent, without brush marks or signs of the previous paint color underneath.

How to Get a Quote for Your Home

Just a little planning and preparation stands between you and a great look for your home. Check out the BBB Serving Western Michigan for estimates from businesses that have earned BBB Accreditation. BBB’s request a quote service will send your information to the three closest Accredited Businesses to your geographic location, and you will be contacted within 24 hours about the job and further details.