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Spruce Up Home Exterior Paint Colors

Most homeowners know paint is budget-friendly and truly transformative for the interior of your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners forget paint can improve your home’s exterior, too. A little bit of paint can turn an otherwise dismal house into a vibrant gem that you’ll truly be proud to call your own.

Yes! You Can Paint Vinyl Siding

Five years ago you bought a house and adored the inside so much that the exterior vinyl siding color was something you believed you could deal with (for a little while anyway). In your mind you could have it all removed and redone once you saved a little money. How long could it possibly take? Couple of years, right?

Unfortunately, owning a house comes with all kinds of unexpected financial responsibilities, and all didn’t go as planned. Now every time you pull up to your house you cringe. Since you aren’t the original owner of the home, the siding is more than likely not under warranty. Even if the warranty isn’t null and void, if you don’t love the color, the warranty may not matter to you. So, paint it!

Yes! We know most people don’t know all types of siding, including vinyl, can be painted. The truth is, painting it is a more budget-friendly way to improve the look of your home’s curb appeal. However, it must be done with the right prep, tools, and paint products for beautiful long-lasting results.

Proper Prep for Painting Vinyl Siding

It’s fun to start looking at paint colors, and planning the paint process. However, before paint is picked out, the siding has to be assessed. Damaged vinyl siding should be replaced, or repaired. If any is peeling or cracked, fix it all prior to painting or the new paint color will crack and peel in no time.

It’s important to clean all of the vinyl siding, and let it dry completely before attempting to paint over your old color with a gorgeous new paint color.

Tools Needed to Paint Siding

As with any other paint project, you’ll need brushes, rollers, paint sprayer, ladders, and even tape. The most important tool you’ll need: quality exterior paint specifically made for vinyl siding. All the usual suspects in the paint world have high quality acrylic paints that work well with vinyl siding.

Once you’ve prepped and picked out paint, carve out plenty of time for this DIY project. It’s going to take patience, and a whole lot of time.

Improve Curb Appeal with Fun Pops of Color

Does the idea of painting your entire house make you want to cry? Maybe, after much thought about the work entailed, your home color doesn’t bother you as much as you thought it did. Or, perhaps, your siding is still under warranty. No worries. Another option to consider: a fresh coat of paint on your front door, shutters and flower boxes. 

Sometimes you just want to update the look of your home; slightly improve the curb appeal. Just little pops of color. The best way to add a bit of color to your home’s exterior, besides adding flowers or colorful accessories, is with a beautiful new paint color on the front door, shutters, and flower boxes.

A Fresh Coat of Paint Transforms a Home

Painting your home’s exterior is a big, time consuming and labor intensive job. Prep work can help make the process easier, but it’s still a big undertaking that might not be the DIY paint project you want to take on.

Call a professional for your home’s large-scale paint project today. You deserve the home of your dreams, so let’s get started.

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