Exterior paint on your home is more than merely aesthetic- in addition to accentuating the architecture of a structure, paint also serves to protect the underlying wood siding, windows, and framing against water damage and insects. The original paint color on historic homes is often a reflection of the time period in which the home was built as well as the particular architectural style of the home.
Do I really need to repaint my home?
If the paint is dirty, try cleaning it before attempting to repaint. Stains such as mildew can often be removed by using household cleaners. Sometimes, simply cleaning the paint and changing the accent color or trim can greatly improve the look of your home without you having to repaint the entire house.
>Removing paint from homes built before 1978 can be dangerous due to lead paint. You may consider hiring a professional to repaint your home.<
Tips for Painting Your Home:
- Clean and maintain paint regularly
- Paint in three colors for body, trim, and window sashes and accents.
- Be sure to use HIGH-QUALITY paint! It will last longer and cover more efficiently.
- Stain unpainted wood.
- Avoid using high-gloss paint and bright colors on the exterior of the house.
- Don’t paint over decorative details, plaster or unpainted brick, or stone.
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