Do you want to repaint the exterior of your house, but don’t know where to start? Maybe you are a little scared. You have seen those houses that you question what they were thinking on their color choice. Did they really mean to paint their house that color? L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc is here to help you learn how to choose the exterior paint color so your house isn’t that house people question what you were thinking!
Consider Existing Property Feature Colors
Before you begin to pick a paint color for the exterior of your house you need to go outside and look at the color of your roof, stone, or brick accents on your house and landscaping feature colors. You may love a color, but that color might not look good with the color of your roof, stone or brick. You will need to figure out the colors that you already have on your house. Are they a warmer or colder tone? If you have stone pick a color that is in that stone to make it blend better. You can pick 2 to 3 colors for your house. But first, you need to figure out what shade of color your house already has on surfaces that cannot be painted before you pick the color you want to paint.
What is the Effect of Light on the Environment?
Believe it or not, the sun has a huge effect on the color of your house. Painting your house outside is so much different than painting it inside. The colors will look a lot brighter when they are outside. The paint also looks different depending on your surroundings. Do you live in the desert, the forest, or by the ocean? The colors and light that are around your house will pull different colors and tones out more. When you are picking a color for your house and you find one you like. Get a few samples of the colors that surround the color you like on the paint cards. This will help you decide which one looks better in the light you live in.
Test Multiple Paint Samples
Once you decide on a few colors you are trying to choose from. Then you need to paint a few small spots on your house using the paint samples you are choosing from. You need to actually paint and not just go by the color cards, because the paint on your house can look different when actually on the house. Once you have painted a few spots on your house now you need to watch that paint throughout the day. Seeing the paint at different times of the day can help you decide what color looks best in different types of daylight.
Professional Color Analysis & Consultation
The great thing about having a professional like L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc paint your house is that we are familiar with local properties and weather conditions. We can help you find the right paint color that would go best with your home surroundings. We can help you find that color you what and make sure it will go well with the other things on your house.
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If you are looking into painting the exterior of your home then give L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc a call. We know what we are doing and can help the outside of your home look new again.