A good exterior paint job transforms the appearance of your residence. It’s like getting a new home almost overnight.
Why Is Home Painting So Important?
A good paint job beautifies and adds character and personality to your home. It can separate your home from all the others or it can help blend yours in with the neighbourhood. The choice is yours! For that reason it is important to take enough time planning. Think about which colors, shades, and paint styles you want to decorate your home with. Along with beautifying, paint also serves as one of your home’s primary lines of defense against weather, insects and other damage.
When to Paint
When to Paint The choice here is yours. Things to consider are the climate your home sits in, the quality of paint that was used previously, how well you have prepped, and whether you hire a good painter. A poor paint job with poor preparation can last as little 3 years before it needs attention, and a good one can last for upwards of 20.
So many pretty colours but which color to choose?
Here, the colour palettes really are your oyster! Once you’ve decided to embark on a house painting project, you’ll need to choose your color. There are no real rules to follow although some regional areas will have Council by-laws in place that may determine the main colours (not the shades) that you may select. The variety of colours and where you put them on your home really is a personal one.
If you are unsure of what to do try driving around your town and neighbourhood and look for homes that catch your eye. Try to figure out what it is about them that turned your head. Look through Home magazines or go to your local hardware store. Most hardware stores stock the major brands of paint and the brands put out their own booklets of ideas. Pour over these and mark what you like and dislike. Make note of all these things so that you can keep them in mind as you get your own house painting project underway.
Testing, Testing 123
Once you have narrowed down your colour choices, your next step is to go and get test pots of your colours. What might look amazing on a color chart or brochure might not be so great in reality or in certain lights. Test a small patch of each colour in a non-descript part of your home and make sure it is what you expect. Try out a few options so you can compare them, and give yourself a few days to mull over your impressions.
Exterior House Painting
Regular attention to your property protects your investment and keeps its value up. The most important thing your painter can focus on is the preparation of the surfaces to be painted. If, some time in the future the paint job fails it can almost 100% be blamed on a rushed preparation. Preparation should take the following steps:
- Waterblasting or washing
- Filling of holes, gaps and cracks,
When considering painting the interior of your home look for a painting team that will respect your space and leave it looking better than it did when they entered. A painting team that can share their knowledge and experience of colour schemes and products is a good team to use.
Proper preparation is vital to getting a good finish internally. Look for a painter / painting team who have proper preparation procedures, exercise precision in their application, and have a reputation for working quickly and smartly so the disruption to your life is minimal.
Low VOC paints which emit little to no smell are a great option of product to choose especially if you or someone in the home or office suffers from asthma or allergies.
If your roof is looking old, worn or damaged, and you think it’s time for a roof replacement, think again!
Roof painting is the ideal solution to restoring both the appearance and life span of your roof, without the need for expensive replacements. You can not only restore the look and condition of your roof, but also add protection against New Zealand’s harsh weather conditions.
Using quality New Zealand made products, you can rest assured that this service will protect your investment and save you money in the long run.