Are you excited that fall is right around the corner? I know we are! New seasons bring lots of change. It begins with the weather, dinner recipes, new latte flavors, and a spark of energy for new home projects.
Have you taken the time to walk around your home to see the condition of its exterior paint? After a long and hot summer, you may notice that the paint is looking a bit faded or peeling.
Now’s the time to decide what fall projects to tackle before the busy holiday season arrives along with cold weather. What exterior paint project should you think about? Here is a list to help you make a plan.
First, after taking a closer look, you may notice your home’s paint is looking a little tired. You may feel like you’re ready for a change anyway. Typically, a home’s exterior paint should last between 5-10 years.
The life of the paint depends on two things, the type of paint used and the environment. To extend the life of your next paint job, the right prep work and using the right paint that matches your type of exterior is essential.
Honestly, exterior paint must be high on your priority list to maintain your home’s appearance. Doing so will add value and help you keep in check the areas susceptible to wood rot, stucco repairs or cracks, and other issues that may need your prompt attention.
Also, are you looking to add some detail to the look of your home? It’s easy to add curb appeal with new trim, door, and shutter paint color. This simple change creates an astounding transformation.
If your home has architectural details, help these stand out with a darker complimenting color. Also, try a new modern color on your front door. Paint companies like Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, or Farrow & Ball have coordinating color schemes to take the guesswork out.
Next, other areas to check on are your porches and decks. How is that stain or paint looking these days? When thinking about how expensive these are to replace, the cost of maintaining them seems minor.
Finally, what other buildings do you have on your property? In order of importance, these other buildings may not rank as high as your home, but don’t neglect these.
If you are repainting your home and are choosing a new color scheme, pull it all together and coordinate the rest of your property. If these other buildings are older, a fresh new coat paint is just what they need.
Do you have your list of exterior painting projects ready? We’d love to take care of it for you. If you live in the Boynton Beach area, call us today at 877-BENCHMARK to schedule an estimate for your home’s interior painting or exterior painting needs and we offer color consultations to choose the perfect color.