Improving and painting your house’s exterior

A fresh coat of paint on your home’s interior and exterior does wonders, and you don’t need to break your bank to achieve a good look. Handy‘s Interior Painting service does the job for you, while achieving the perfect look. As for the exterior, there are many ways to making this job a lot easier while doing it yourself.

The most important thing about doing the job correctly is buying the best paint that you can afford. Doing so ensures a nice, long-lasting, sleek look that will not wear down quickly. More expensive paints have more pigments, giving them a deeper, richer, and longer-lasting color than cheaper alternatives.

Check the weather. Moisture is a painter’s worst enemy. Save yourself the cost of repainting by waiting until all the surfaces are moisture-free. If you live in a region with long, snowy winters and wet springs, wait until at least June before starting an exterior paint project.

Setting a perimeter around your house ensures your safety. It will be necessary to drop cloth on items that are unable to be moved. Air conditioning items, as well as shrubbery items are the ones that you will want to keep paint free. Getting another pair of hands to make your job easier is always good, so feel free to hire a Handy helper.

Doing the harder, more boring parts first will make your job seem much easier later on. Fun places to paint are the most visible areas, while hard and boring parts are places like under the eaves, so make sure to get them out of the way first.

Preparing the painting surface ensures a smooth paint finish after you are done with the area. Be sure to clean, sand and patch any holes that you might notice. You might also want to sand between coats, to ensure the smoothest possible finish.

Last but not least, planning to work in the shade has a lot of benefits. Start where the house has shade and move along with it. Your paint will adhere better, while also being beneficial for your health by limiting sun exposure. Ideally, you should try to paint on a cloudy day, just be sure that it’s not a rainy one!

It’s surprisingly easy to paint the exterior yourself and save some money. Also, it’s always nice seeing your house in it’s full glory after a new paint job. After that, adding new window blinds and shutters will further improve the look of your house, so be sure to check out all the services Handy offers.

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