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How to Tell if the Front of Your House Needs Painting

Whether or not you are planning to sell your home, curb appeal is the most important asset your home can have. While you may have a new air conditioning system or heat and hot water system, it is the curb appeal that will draw a buyer or just simply a guest in to explore.

Your home is important to you and when you arrive home from a stressful day of work, you want to pull into that driveway and let out a sigh of relief. Coming home should be a happy occasion for you, as well.

However, if you come home and all you can see is chipped paint, falling down shingles, and a front door painting that needs attention, then it is probably time for a house painting. Utilizing a house painting service is the best way to go about achieving this goal.

Let’s start with the front door. There are many styles of homes and even many more choices of color to play with when it comes to repainting your front door. If you have a traditional stucco house, think about painting it a deep mahogany or even a bright teal. Think outside the box if your home is all one color and needs a little brightening up around the door area.

You can also play with various trims on a solid door. If your home is more contemporary and has a little bit of colorful flair already, you may want to consider a traditional neutral tan or even black door, but spruce it up with a mahogany or indigo colored trim.

Now, on the other hand if your home needs a whole paint job, you might want to consider the services of a painting service. Rain, wind, and all types of weather including bright sunshine can deteriorate the paint on your home.

If your home is peeling and chips and chunks of paint are apparently missing and weather worn, then it is time to invest in a good paint job. There are several signs to look for when considering painting the entire exterior of your home.

Look for rusty nails, chipped paint, mold, mildew, rust, and splitting shingles. Do not forget to look in and around the window and doorframes, as well.

If you are considering painting your home yourself, be prepared. Painting your home yourself requires that you have to use a lot of muscle and even more considerable amounts of time.

Scraping, sanding, and possibly melting are all things you may have to take into consideration when doing it yourself. Then there is washing, priming, and the actual painting. You will also have to take into consideration removing light bulbs and covering fixtures such as dryer vents and garden hose spigots and reels.

However, if you consider using a painting service, you may have made a wise choice indeed. If you are not a professional painter and do not have any previous experience with painting your home, then it might be best to leave it to the professionals.

You may think that you are saving time and money; however, you may just be expending extra time and effort with mistakes, as well. This may cost you more time, money, and aggravation in the end.

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