Painting the exterior of your home gives it the much sought after curb appeal. From the classic look, to the contemporary or a modern look your home’s exterior is the first thing you see when you drive or walk up the driveway. It’s also what all the neighbors and passersby see as well.
Exterior painting provides maintenance and protection from the environmental elements. Paint protects the wood around the windows and doors from the sun, heat, rain, snow and moisture. How often you should paint the exterior is dependent on a few factors such as how much time has passed since it was last painted, whether the paint is peeling or cracking and for the basic upkeep of the look of your home. We recommend to paint the exterior every 3 to 5 years to keep it looking fresh and well cared for.
Ensuring the use of quality paint products is key to a professional exterior paint and help to avoid problems with the paint such as peeling, flaking or cracking.
Choosing to hire exterior painters to help you maintain the wood finishes of the outside of your home will ensure you give your home the TLC it deserves. You want to be able to come or go from your house each day and look back at the beauty of all your efforts of up keeping your home. Why not be the envy of the neighborhood.
If you are not loving the exterior paint colours of your home and want to make a change, find the painting services in Ottawa of your local painters.
You may also want to visit the Benjamin Moore Website to see the paint and stain as well as colours you can use to achieve the same results as in these exterior painting photos from homes in an Ottawa neighborhood near you.
If your looking to do it on your own here are a few tips you need to follow to get the best professional results if you are trying to decide whether you need to repaint or replace any of the wood before painting.
This post was originally published on May 4, 2015 and edited on Apr 24, 2020