3 Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Color for Your Home’s Exterior

choosing the right paint color for the outside of your home

Tips for Choosing the Right Colors for Your Home Exterior Paint Job

Choosing the right color for your home exterior paint job should not be made without careful thought and consideration.  You will have to live with the colors you choose for your exterior paint job for a long time. In most houses, the average life span of exterior paints lasts for eight years or more dependent on the type of paint used and the color chosen.

Choosing one color is something that would be very difficult for homeowners to compromise on especially when it comes to painting the outside of your home.  This is why when it comes to choosing the color for your home’s exterior you need to practice due diligence and place lots of thought into the decision.

Take Note of the Feel and Look of Your Neighborhood

As far as the color is concerned, you need to take into consideration the color scheme of your neighborhood. Choose one color that will compliment the outside of your home as well as your neighborhood. Dark and bright colors are more likely to fade quicker.  With that consideration, bright paint colors are known to be more cheerful and will definitely make your house more appealing and easier to look at.  On the other hand, dark colors will make it so that the wear and tear of winter doesn’t show as much on the exterior of your home.

Even if you’ve become comfortable with the color of your home’s exterior, choosing new colors could be an exciting and refreshing change.  A new paint job can have a positive emotional impact on you and your family.

Look for contrasting or coordinating colors for your trim. The contrasting or coordinating color can also be added to your home’s porches, garage, shutters and even exterior doors.  This will give your home more depth.

Make Note of the Details of the Exterior of Your Home

Walk around your home’s exterior and make note of the different features of the outside of your home. Try to take a look at the stone, roof, brick, mortar of your home. This is where you can start choosing the right color for your home’s exterior paint job.

Exterior Paint Considerations for your homeThe color that you’re going to choose is primarily dictated by the colors which are already present in your home’s exterior. This is often overlooked by homeowners. Don’t make the same mistake that many homeowners make when choosing colors for the exterior of your home. Homeowners see another house that looks good with a certain color and think it will look good on their own home.  The best thing you can do to beautify the exterior of your home is to choose colors that compliment the already existing mood and color scheme.

Don’t Rely on One Paint Chip Test

The same as your home’s interior paint, exterior paint color shades may differ from the paint chip you bring home from the paint store. Since painting the exterior of your home is a much bigger undertaking than painting a bedroom it is best to hire a professional home painter to go over all the color options with.

Most hardware stores carry swatches of colors in different shades and they may look good in the store but it’s important to consider your home’s surroundings, what it looks like during different seasons, and what your neighborhood looks like.   These are all things a professional home paint contractor can walk you through when it comes time to choose the right color.

The color is not the only consideration.  You are also going to need to determine what kind of prep work is involved based on the existing paint and material on the exterior of your home, and what paint is best for your home.

These are just a few pointers when it comes to choosing the right color of paint for the exterior of your home.  It’s always best to consult an expert home painter before making the final decision.  There are many things to consider when selecting the color and type of paint as well as materials for prepping your home.  The right paint decision will have your house looking spectacular for years to come.

Best Time To Paint Exterior of Your Home, Madison Ct

Best Time To Paint Exterior of Your Home! Many people think that the best time to paint the exterior of your home is summer or spring, but really the fall months are very ideal for house painting!  In the summer months it can get very humid which causes paint to dry longer, especially if it’s oil which takes a lot longer. We are house painters in Guilford Ct and used to the many different temperature swings in the New England area. First painting your home is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to increase the value of your home!

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When you paint your home in the fall you still have plenty of good weather to take advantage of! Sometimes its easier to do this valuable project in the fall due to the fact that things seem to be a little calmer around the home.  When you have a house painter on the premesis he usually will have a house painting crew with him.  When a good house painter from a reputable house painting company sets up the shop on your property, it can take up a little space.  If you decide to paint the exterior of your home in the fall, the kids are back in school and not around the house during the day, this makes it easier on the kids and family when house painters are working. In the fall, the weather is less humid which helps with drying time, and now with all the new high quality paints being able to sustain colder temperatures its a matter of researching the paint brand for the specifications and seeing the temp range.  Mostly it’s a good idea to stay above 40 Degrees in outside temp but you can go a little colder and do great.  There are a few things to watch for, the house painter you hire will want to make sure that the house surface is dry from any dew in the morning, this might mean a little later start, between 9:00-9:30 or a little later depending on where you live instead of the usual 7:30-8:00 am start, this gives more valuable time for drying.   After the paint or stain is applied in temperature’s at 40 degrees or above it is important that the temperature stay at 40 degrees or above for the next 3 hours so that the drying process is good.  Also, at night it’s important that the temperature does not drop below freezing the first night because curing paint can still have some moisture in it and it can crystallize in sub-freezing temperatures at night.  Please know that you won’t be aware of a problem until spring or summer months if this does happen because moisture can stay trapped under the wood, and in the warmer temps find it’s way out, which means bubbling paint!  So, if your house painter adhere’s to these guidelines,  you can have a fantastic paint job in the fall months! Sometimes you can get a little better value if you wait until the fall, a house painter is very busy in the warmer months and may be looking to fill a few gaps in the fall schedule and you can get a better deal!  We are house painters / painting contractors in Guilford Ct and we also serve the Madison Ct, Old Saybrook Ct, Westbrook Ct, Branford Ct areas and are happy to visit your home for a free professional evaluation or if you are not near us, please feel free to call us with any questions, we are so happy to help you! I hope this blog Best Time to Paint Your Home, Madison Ct is helpful!  Also please feel free to contact us with any questions! Dave & Kathy Moffitt

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This can be the most expensive word their is!  Why?  Because “Free” doesn’t always mean a good value! Sometimes this word is used as a gimmick to get your attention!  How qualified is the contractor showing up?

Do we give “free” painting estimates?  No!  We give free professional evaluations of your home to see what it needs!  Not to split hairs, but there is a difference.  When we show up, we walk your home with you, we check the condition of your surfaces that you want painted, we check for rotted wood, moisture spots and much much more.  Check out our video with Dave:

Within a day you can expect a detailed estimate/professional evaluation for your home!  We then call to see if you have any questions about the estimate and go over it with you!  Be careful what you pay for, just because somthing is free in the estimate does not always mean a good thing!  You want quality and professional advice and expertise when it comes to your biggest investment!

If you would like to talk with us please call!  You can reach us at the numbers below or email us at coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net

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How A Great Painting Job Gets Done Part 1, Madison Ct

It’s one thing to sort through estimates and find the price that fits your budget, but an important factor to getting a great painting job is in the prep work! This is why I created this article “How Great Painting Gets Done, Madison Ct. I  understand that price is important but what good is it to go by price alone if you don’t get a high quality paint job?  It’s like that old saying “Buy for price, buy twice”!  But, you don’t have to worry about that!

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Here are a few things to look for in an estimate:

-Make sure they are licensed with the state of Ct

-Make sure they have a lead license

In the estimate, make sure that they detail all the prep work that will get done, like, replace rotted wood.  Scrape and sand. Use a high quality primer, make sure a high quality paint product like Benjamin Moore is used.  Proper putty and caulking should be done.

There should be a clean looking crew that shows up on time and is neat and conscientious.

Without good prep work nothing else matters, it won’t look like a high quality job.

Please feel free to call us at Coastline Painters LLC at 203-458-2073 with any questions, we are happy to talk with you.  I can also come out and give you a free professional home evaluation!

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How To Prepare A House For Painting, Guilford Ct

The most important part of a paint/stain job is the prep work!  This is a quick blog about how to do this, and I have a link to my video talking about it also.

The first thing you do is power wash the house to remove dirt, mildew, loose paint.  You can rent a power washer for a day and use a eco-friendly solution, just check your local paint store for products to choose from.

Next you want to scrape and sand the siding and trim.  Take your time doing this and be thorough.  After this, you can apply one full coat of high quality primer or you can spot prime in the areas that need it.

Caulk any gaps and holes.

The last thing is to get a high quality product like Benjamin Moore paints and stains and carefully apply two coats.

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I hope this helped, if you need any further advice or help please feel free to call us at (203) 458-2073.  We can also come out and give you a professional evaluation and estimate for your painting needs!dave's photo

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Anyone Can Be A Painter, But Not A Professional Painter, Branford Ct

Everyone tries their hand at painting at some point in their life.  The difference between a homeowner painting a room and a professional painter is experience.  This is why I created this article Anyone Can Be A Painter, But Not A Professional Painter, Branford Ct.  Experience is the difference between an “ok” job and a fantastic job!

Your home is one of the biggest, if not biggest financial investment you make in your lifetime. It’s important that you take good care of it.  It takes years to perfect a professional painting job!  One of the biggest concerns is lead.  Homes built before 1978 most likely have lead.  You need to go to lead classes to learn the safest way to remove and dispose of lead in a home to prevent people from getting sick and hurting our enviroment.

It takes years to learn the most efficient and proper way to prep walls, trim, doors to make sure you get the best outcome.  The way you cut in a room matters, the kind of products you use.

All of this takes time and education.  You truly get what you pay for!

For some guidelines on how to hire the right house painting professional and what to look for, give us a call, we are happy to help you!  There are lots of house painters out there, but they are not all the same!

I hope this article Anyone Can Be A Painter But Not A Pro Painter, Branford Ct was helpful!

Please feel free to call us for any professional advice or a estimate for your home!

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Painting Questions and Answers Madison Ct

With such easy access to information and knowledge these days through the internet, it’s not hard to get answers to any question you may have.  The real question is how accurate is the answer you are getting?

That’s why we created this article “Painting Questions and Answers Madison Ct” to help give you some accurate sources for answers!

Here is a link to a video that we have about this article also, by Dave Moffitt.

Here are a few ways to get solid information, you can go to the Benjamin Moore website and find answers, you can also go on our blog to read the articles there, and you can call and ask us!  We are very happy to answer any and all questions! Even if you are not a past customer and just want to do some work around the house and need some advice, we are very happy to help!

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Painter Offers Great Service Madison Ct

How do you find a good house painter?  There are signs right from the start!  There are lots of painters out there that can paint, but in our opinion that’s not enough!

We are extremely customer service oriented!  It goes without saying that we do high quality work!  We also focus on our customer!  How?  Well, right from the start when you call us, you get a call right back that day!

We like to schedule our estimates within 24 hours of your call, as long as this is good for the customer’s schedule.  We email you after you make the appointment our contact info and the date and time of the estimate.  After we do the estimate, you receive it within 24 hours from the estimate time and a hard copy is put in the mail to  you!

We call you up to make sure you got it and to see if you have any questions.

After you hire us, we make sure that you are treated in such a way that you want to call us again and recommend us to your friends and family!  When you call, we answer!

This goes hand in hand with a high quality paint job!  Your happiness matters!  We feel our customer service is as important as the paint job! You never have to wonder where we are? Why can’t you reach us? Never!  We make sure that you can reach us and your concerns are our concerns!

I hope this article House Painter Madison Ct has helped  show you what to expect in a painting contractor!

Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have!  It doesn’t matter if you are not our customer, we are here to help!dave's photo

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If You Are Buying Or Selling Your Home You Should Paint It Branford Ct

It’s so important to make sure your home is at its best if you are thinking of selling it!  That’s why we created this article If You Are Buying Or Selling Your Home You Should Paint It Branford Ct .

If you are selling your home, you want it to look its best and get the most money you can when you sell!  Painting is a great way to do this!  It’s one of the best investments!  Think about it, if you were buying a car and you went to the lot and saw all these cars, and there was one that was dirty and dingy, would you consider getting inside of it and going for a test ride?  You probably would not!  Why would you want to?  If the exterior looks bad, that shows that proper maintenance was not done, and if  they didn’t maintain the outside, why would that make you think they properly maintained the inside??

If you are a buyer, and you find the perfect home but you want to change some colors inside or perhaps it needs freshening up, the perfect time to do it is before you move in!  When a painting contractor paints the inside of your home with all your valuable posessions in it, it takes more time to cover things up and carefully work around your stuff, so, it can take longer and involve more work, which means it costs the painter more money.  If a painter has an empty home to paint, he doesn’t have to cover up your furniture and can work quicker, which allows for a better price to you! It’s a win/win for both of you!

If you have any questions or need some painting advice, please feel free to call us! Even if you are not hiring us, we are happy to provide you with professional advice!

I hope this article is helpful to you!

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Fast Paint Job Guilford Ct

Sometimes customers call and they want a “fast” paint job!  What we’ve come to understand is that they don’t want you to rush the job as far as the actual painting goes, what they want is fast response when they call, to get on the schedule as quickly as possible.  They want fast service!

That’s why we created this article Fast paint job Guilford CT ! We are painters in Guilford Ct.

Here at Coastline Painters LLC in Guilford Ct we are known for our excellent customer service and quick response!  When you call, we are usually out to your home for the estimate within 24 hours!

After we meet with you, we get the professional estimate right back to you within 24 hours by email! After we send the email, we give you a few days to read it and call you up to see if you have any questions that we can answer!

Once you accept the estimate, we get you right on the schedule!  This is FAST SERVICE!  When you come to your home or business to paint, we work in a very efficient manner, but we don’ rush and sacrifice quality!

If you would like to call us for some phone advice, or have us come out to meet with you, please call or email us!  We are happy to talk with you!dave's photo

Sincerely,

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