Painting the interior or exterior of your home may seem like a doable task, but if you are not equipped with experience or the proper tools, it can be quite the undertaking. Hiring a reputable painting company to do the project for you has a ton of benefits. While you might think that doing the work yourself is a great money saving option, it often leads to mistakes and the need for going over budget trying to fix them. One of the top reasons that people are tentative to call a professional painting company is due to the cost. But when you weigh out the pros and cons, it is well worth the extra cost.
GUARANTEED QUALITY RESULTS (AND WITH INSURANCE)
While it may feel nice to say you painted it yourself, hiring a professional for your project will give you the all-around best result. The painter will know exactly how to prepare your walls for the project and which tools will be needed, like the best type of paint brush for the surface you are painting. It is very easy to tell the difference between a professional painting job and one done by someone with little experience. Experienced painters will make sure to meet all of your demands while paying attention to all the minor details you might not think of. They will provide the best quality paint job that won’t need to be fixed and will look great for years to come.
Don’t just hire anyone who claims to be a painter. You want a company that is backed by satisfied customers and known experience. It is advisable to hire a company that is insured with proper licensing. This means that if any accidents occur during the time of your project, the painter can make things right with their insurance. If any issues arise, a licensed professional would be equipped to correct the issue and cover the added costs.
YEARS OF PAINTING KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
The architectural style of your home can play a big part in choosing a color for your exterior paint. Many homeowners may not realize that certain styles of homes may only work with certain color palettes. Whether your home is Victorian, American Colonial or a modern ranch-style, each type of architecture yields its own unique influence of culture and style. This also means that often times, each style of home has certain colors that may work for it and others that will not.
There are some paint manufacturers that will offer historically accurate colors which can be immensely helpful when creating your custom color palette for your home’s exterior painting. It can also be helpful to consult a professional who is well-versed in exterior painting and would be able to offer suggestions based on your home’s style and elements. While you don’t have to adhere strictly to historical guidelines of your home’s architectural style and era, it is important to keep it in mind. If you are really stuck, calling a professional consultant can also be a good idea.
CHOOSE SEVERAL PAINT SHADES
Exterior painting may have more aspects to it than you might realize. There are are major areas you will want to keep in mind: field color, accent color and trim color. Typically you want the trim color to contrast strongly with the field color. Many homes you see will have white trim as it can brighten up a darker field color, but you can still opt for more of a monochromatic color scheme too. The offset of a dark main hue with a classic white trim or other pale shade can be a stunning upgrade to your home exterior. Some people like to also add a bold accent color by painting their door a bright color. Keep in mind though, overdoing it on the accent colors can have the adverse affect and ruin the aesthetic of your home.
Another important thing to know is that exterior paint shades can vary greatly from how they may appear on a paint chip. An exterior paint job is a much bigger undertaking than simply painting a room or two. A good idea is to buy a small quart of paint in the color you want, paint a small section of your house and then view it at different times of the day and in various weather conditions. This can help you decide if you will like the look and feel of the color.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP
An update to the exterior paint of your home can be just the bump it needs to bring it back to life. Choosing a painting company that can provide you with expert advice and consultation is important, as painting the exterior of your home is no small decision. At Painters in CT, we make sure to thoroughly grasp the vision you have and make it a reality. We strive for the process to be done efficiently and effectively from beginning to end. Give us a call today!