The Ultimate Guide to Exterior Painting
Painting is one of the best ways to boost your home’s curb appeal. It’s a gratifying project that will likely make you happy for many years. That is, if it’s done right.
Before You Head to the Paint Store
Before rushing to the paint store, you should consider the following:
- Should you do it yourself or hire a professional painter? If you decide to do it yourself, do you have the time, motivation and supplies/equipment? Many people want to save money by painting themselves, but they quickly realize that it’s way more work than they imagined. It’s also not as cost-effective when you have to not only buy the paint, but the brushes, paint pans, rollers, drop clothes, and then any ladders or other equipment to reach high places.
- Do you know the best colors for your house? This can be a difficult decision. If you’re keeping the same colors, it’s easier. If you want a new look, you may need the help of a color consultant. This is someone who can sit down with you to discuss what colors you like and envision for your home. The person can then help you find color combinations you’ll really love.
Exterior Painting Yourself
If you decide you would like to paint your house yourself, you will need to schedule the time according to the weather. You don’t ever want to start painting and then it start to rain. It could end up costing you all that money in paint and all that time when you have to re-paint it.
Speaking of time, be sure you have enough time to finish the project. Some people will start thinking it will only take an hour or two when in reality, it could take 10 hours to do the entire house. This could mean five hours on Saturday and five hours on Sunday. Again, check the weather.
Take your time when you do paint. Rushing through it may mean unsatisfactory results. That will just make you upset because you spent so much time on it and the money on the paint.
Buy the right type of paint. It’s important to use the right type of paint for your home’s exterior. You may also need primer if you are changing the color.
Hiring a Professional Painter
If you decide to hire a professional painter, you don’t have to worry about much. You’ll receive an estimate for the painting project. This includes everything to give you the results you’re looking for with your home. The paint, painting supplies, and the actual painting are all included. You simply pay the total amount and in exchange you get your painting project completed.
CertaPro Painters® of Central San Antonio pays attention to the weather and will schedule the work when it’s convenient for you and the weather is workable. Since the team is made up of professional painters, they have the skill, knowledge and experience to paint quickly but well. This helps them get the job done in between bad weather.
Getting a Cost Estimate on Exterior Painting
It’s difficult to know how much your painting project will cost without looking at the scope of the work. Larger homes will cost more, while smaller homes may cost less depending on the work involved. Since we do light carpentry as well, we can repair rotted wood or cracked stucco. This can increase the price of the exterior painting services.
The best way to know how much you will have to pay for our painting services is to call us at 210-606-4260 or click here to send us your appointment request.
CertaPro Painters® is committed to excellence in the painting industry. Whenever you need painting done right, contact us – CertaPro Painters® of Central San Antonio.