Exterior Painting Services: A Job For a Pro

Interior painting is easy. A few brushes, roller, paint tray and maybe a small step ladder are all that’s needed. Weather is not a concern, heights are irrelevant and it can be broken up into small sections to easily fit into your busy schedule. Not so with exterior painting.

Exterior Painting Services: A Job For a Pro

The overarching factor governing painting outside is the weather. Rain in the forecast means no painting. High humidity can likewise shut an operation down. Full sun is ideal for applying paint, but it can be downright miserable to work in. Bright sun also mandates working quickly- the expression “like watching paint dry” doesn’t apply to a painted surface in direct sun. Of course, a good day for painting isn’t much use if you have to work or meet some other obligation.

Finding the time paint the exterior of your home at the same time conditions is agreeable is reason enough to hire it out to professionals. But before painting, your home’s siding will need to be prepped. Scraping off old paint, nailing down loose boards, filling in cracks and holes and carpentry repairs are necessary before wetting a brush. This process can take up to a full day. An added consideration is the additional equipment. Exterior painting almost always entails an extension ladder. You’ll be spending at least $100 for a short, basic ladder with 200lb capacity. For a better ladder, you could spend several times that amount. Working at a height is dangerous and various stabilizing devices are available to keep your ladder steady. All for more money, of course. Given most exterior painting cannot be done with a roller you’re going to put in a lot of time on that ladder. You can cut that time down by ponying up the money to buy or rent a sprayer. These take some getting used to and can clog if not properly cared for. If you should drop your sprayer from a height, you’ve got a mess to clean up and an expensive piece of equipment to replace.

Saving money on home repairs by doing it yourself is great for some projects. But painting the exterior of an entire house takes a lot of time and more skill than most people realize. If you’ve only got weekends to work with you’re further hampered by weather limitations. Why not contact us and save yourself the stress, time and aggravation by letting the pros of Excellent American Painting handle it for you? Weekends go by fast enough as it is.

Exterior Painting Services: Refresh the Look of Your Home

When you come home after a long and tiring day, you’re so focused on getting inside and relaxing that you often don’t even notice the exterior of your home anymore. Don’t make this mistake! The upkeep of the outside of your home is just as important as the inside. One of the simplest ways to refresh your house’s appearance is to have it repainted by professionals that offer exterior painting services.

Exterior Painting Services: Refresh the Look of Your Home

Advantages of getting a new paint job:

Curb Appeal — A new paint job adds to the beauty of your home and the overall appeal of the neighborhood, making it a more desirable place to live. In fact, once one homeowner in the area makes improvements, others often follow.

Added Value — When the neighborhood, as well as your home, looks better on the outside, the value of your home rises. If you plan to sell your home in the near future, this simple update will increase your profit and more than pay for the paint job.

Weather Protection — A new paint job will protect your home from the elements and help to stop deterioration. This will cut down on needed repairs by extending the life of your home’s exterior.

Don’t need a full repaint? No problem. Our company does all types of jobs. No project is too large or too small. We can help you with touch-ups or even accent colors for your trims. Contact us for more information. We’ll help you select the paint and finishes that best fit your aesthetic.

Call for Exterior Painting Services When Selling your Home

The exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see, whether they are searching online or driving by in-person. Because curb appeal is so important, there are certain homes that may need exterior painting services before anyone will even step foot inside.

Call for Exterior Painting Services When Selling your Home

Homes in Need of a Trim Touch-Up

Sometimes, all that is needed is a trim touch-up, but attempting to do this yourself can end in disaster. Rickety ladders and dripping paint are just a few of the pitfalls.

Large Homes or Two-Story Homes

You may have done a great job painting your bathroom last year, but repainting the outside of a large home can be a daunting task. If you have a two-story house, painting it yourself could pose some serious safety concerns. Not only that, but it will take a very long time, and your time is better spent on other smaller home improvement projects.

Homes with Flaking Paint

Sanding and repainting a home with flaking paint is time-consuming, and you probably don’t have that kind of time. Leave this and other major painting projects to the professionals.

Homes Painted in an Unpopular Color

You were able to get past the lavender paint with green trim when you bought the house several years ago, but today’s buyers aren’t usually looking for fixer uppers. Your neighbors will also thank you when you switch to a light tan or pale yellow, perhaps with a traditional white trim. People like exterior colors to be conservative, so either change the color or be stuck there forever. Color changes are tricky, so again, leave it to the experts.

We are more than just a painting company, so please contact us with all of your home remodeling needs. From kitchen and bathroom remodels to trim touch-ups, Excellent American Painting is your one-call solution for preparing your home for the market.