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Bring On Fall (Exterior Home Painting Projects)


Can you believe fall is right around the corner? Along with relief from the heat, the fall season brings lots of change. It begins with the weather, dinner recipes, new latte flavors, and a spark of energy for new home projects. 

Have you walked around your home to inspect the condition of its exterior paint? After a long and hot summer, you may notice that the paint is looking a bit faded or peeling. 

Now’s the time to decide what fall projects to tackle before the busy holiday season arrives along with cold weather. What exterior paint project should you think about? Here is a list to help you make a plan.

 

Whole House Paint

First, after taking a closer look, you may notice your home’s paint is looking a little tired. You may feel like you’re ready for a change anyway. Typically, a home’s exterior paint should last between 5-10 years. 

The life of the paint depends on two things, the type of paint used and the environment. To extend the life of your next paint job, the right prep work and using the right paint that matches your type of exterior is essential. 

Honestly, exterior paint must be high on your priority list to maintain your home’s appearance. Doing so will add value and help you keep in check the areas susceptible to wood rot, and other issues that may need your prompt attention. 

 

Trim, Doors, and Shutters

Also, are you looking to add some detail to the look of your home? It’s easy to add curb appeal with new trim, door, and shutter paint color. This simple change creates an astounding transformation. 

If your home has architectural details, help these stand out with a darker complimenting color. Also, try a new modern color on your front door. Paint companies like Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, or Farrow & Ball have coordinating color schemes to take the guesswork out. 

 

Decks and Porches

Next, other areas to check on are your porches and decks. How is that stain or paint looking these days? When thinking about how expensive these are to replace, the cost of maintaining them seems minor. 

 

Sheds, Barns, and Pool Houses

Finally, what other buildings do you have on your property? In order of importance, these other buildings may not rank as high as your home, but don’t neglect these. 

If you are repainting your home and are choosing a new color scheme, pull it all together and coordinate the rest of your property. If these other buildings are older, a fresh new coat paint is just what they need.

Professional Painting Company

If you live in the Kensington area, call us today at 877-BENCHMARK to schedule an estimate for your home’s interior painting and exterior painting needs. We’d love to make your home look amazing.