Picking the Right Exterior Paint for your Home

You don’t ever get a second chance to make a first impression, and the same concept goes for your home! Curb appeal is very important to any home, whether it’s your forever home or a home that you want to sell soon. When your home is fading, tired looking, or just boring, the right exterior paint can make all the difference. When you have decided to paint the exterior of your home, there are a few factors that you should consider when picking the actual paint.

First things first, you need to look at the environment in which you live. Properties in areas with high humidity will need special attention and preparation to ensure that the paint dries and can withstand the moisture. You’ll also need to ensure that your paint can withstand the cold, heat, sun, etc. Different types of paint can withstand different environments, but latex paints seem to be the most versatile.

Once you have your paint formula down, you’ll need to determine the colors. For some people, this is the hardest part and for others, the easiest! No matter which camp you fall into, carefully research when choosing your colors. Thankfully, many paint stores have narrowed down colors that are deemed appropriate for certain modern styles or historic, so you can use these as your jumping point for your exterior paint.

Finally, make sure that you take your more permanent fixtures into consideration when choosing your paint colors. Brick and rock undertones can greatly affect the finished product of what your exterior paint looks like.

If you have any questions about exterior paint or painting colors, give us a call here at A-Denver Roofing!