An exterior paint makeover


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It’s amazing what a little paint can do to change the appearance of the exterior of your home. Whether you choose to touch up your trim or cover the entire exterior of a building, fall is a great time to get this job done.

Fall Conditions CooperateSince most regions don’t experience much humidity during autumn, the chance that paint will dry evenly and adhere to surfaces are greatly enhanced. High levels of humidity can cause moisture from the air to get between the surface and paint, causing flaking and a dull color.

According to some real estate experts, spring is the time of year when buyers face the most competition, resulting in homes selling faster and for higher premiums. If you’re considering going to market after winter has passed, a fresh coat of paint done in the fall can add value and curb appeal to attract homebuyers in the near future.

Touching Up or Major Operation?When planning your exterior paint job, ask yourself if you are only focusing on a small area or aiming to coat your entire home. Small jobs are easy for a homeowner, but ensure you are using the correct paint for your region’s conditions and stay safe if you’ll be on a ladder.

Those who will be painting their entire home should consider hiring a contractor. Especially for those with larger homes, getting those hard-to-reach areas can be extremely dangerous; a professional is well-trained and experienced. Plus, during the fall, the demand for painters may not be as high as it is in other seasons, meaning there shouldn’t be a long wait list.

Refresh TrimDon’t ignore the trim of your home when painting the exterior. A fresh coat of paint to highlight your doors and windows can make a drab entrance area pop. To add an even more attractive ambiance, consider hanging shutters which match your trim color to surrounding windows.



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