A home with good curb appeal is more pleasing to look at. It can also fetch a higher price on the market and give you a sense of satisfaction every time you come home. If the paint on your home's exterior has seen better days, it might be time to look into repainting. An exterior house painting service can take care of the entire job from start to finish. Here are three things you should keep in mind when hiring house painters:
1. It will take a few days to complete the job.
It will probably take multiple days for your house painters to finish painting your home's exterior. House exteriors take longer to paint than interiors, since painters will usually need to utilize ladders and scaffolding to access the tallest parts of your home. This number is just an estimate, and the actual length of time to paint your particular house may vary. Larger homes will require more time. Your painting service will be able to give you a more accurate time range when they assess your house in person.
2. Remember to check in with your homeowner's association.
Depending on where you live, you may be subject to a homeowner's association. HOAs often have rules stipulating what colors homeowners may paint their homes. If you choose a color that's in violation with your HOA agreement, you may be fined and forced to pay out of pocket to change the color of your home back to a more acceptable color. It's great to let your sense of style and creativity free, but make sure you're in compliance with all local rules so you don't accidentally waste money.
3. Choose a finish.
Paint made for building exteriors is designed to stand up to the sun, rain, snow, and weather. It's often formulated with latex to keep it from cracking from sun exposure. However, among the different types of external paint, there are various finishes available. When selecting a paint choice for your home, you'll also have to choose the type of finish you want. Matte finishes are available, but they can often look dull and dirty more easily. Matte paint also tends to hold on to stains. A glossy or semi-gloss finish can give your house an elegant sheen that will be easy to clean. This is great for anyone who lives in a dusty area, or anyone with children who might put their hands on the new paint.