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How Does the Type of Building Material on My House Impact the Painting Process?

Getting the exterior of your house painted is a big project. There is a lot of thought and preparation that goes into a job of this scale. The most common building materials found on houses-wood siding, brick, and stucco-all have similar processes for being painted. A painting contractor will use a combination of methods including spraying, rolling, and brushing to paint houses with the building materials mentioned above. The real difference between these building materials is in the preparation process.

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Do I Need to Postpone All Exterior Projects on My House During the Colder Months

The colder months can bring many of the tasks you typically do outside to a standstill. In some ways this is a huge plus. Instead of spending every weekend mowing the yard you can redirect that time to other things. But, when you know that there are projects that need to be done on the exterior of your home it can be frustrating to have to wait because of the weather. Do you really need to postpone all exterior projects on your house during the colder months? The answer depends on the weather in your area and the type of projects you want to complete.

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Planning for a New Paint Job on the Interior of Your Home

Planning for a new interior paint job can be a lot of fun. Painting can completely transform the look and feel of your home for much less than it would cost to change your furniture or floorplan. The first, and one of the most fun, elements of planning for a new paint job is to narrow down color options. Once you have the color you love it is time to create a blank slate on your walls. After these tasks are complete you need to decide between completing the project yourself or bringing in professional help.

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Ways to Prep for a Paint Project When It’s Cold Outside

Cold weather and outside home projects do not typically go hand-in-hand. But, if you know that you want to paint the exterior of your home at some point you can go ahead and start prepping for the project-even if it is cold outside. There is plenty of planning and preparation that go into an exterior paint project so the sooner you finish planning the sooner you can get started.

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Is It Possible to Paint the Exterior of My House in the Winter?

Painting the exterior of houses and buildings is typically reserved for the spring and summer seasons. Paint can dry faster in the warm, dry weather of summer than the cold, damp weather of winter. If your paint job can wait a few months until spring then that is the safest option. But, what if you really need to get an exterior paint job done right now? Perhaps you are moving for a job transfer and need to sell your house.

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