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Tips for Choosing an Exterior Paint Color for Your House

Having the outside of your house painted is a big deal. You can completely transform the way your house looks by changing the color. In addition, if your house looks worn down because of aging paint a fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into it. But, how do you choose the right exterior paint color for your house? This is a big decision but the tips below will help you navigate the process of finding an exterior paint color that works for your house.

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Four Reasons it is Worth the Money to Have Your Home Painted by a Professional

Painting is a home improvement project that many people attempt to do on their own. It seems pretty straightforward to slap a couple coats of paint on a wall. And sometimes DIY-ers end up with a high quality finished product. But, getting to that high quality finished product is often more difficult than homeowners thought it would be in the first place. The reality is that painting on your own can take longer and cost much more than you bargained for when you starting planning the project. When you go with a professional for your project they will use the proper tools and provide the expertise and experience necessary to give you peace of mind about the finished project.

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Factors that Impact How Paint Colors Look on Your Walls

Have you ever found a paint color that looked perfect on the swatch or in a picture only to find that it did not look the same once you got it up on your walls? It can be frustrating, expensive, and time consuming to paint a room and not get the results you expected. There are a number of factors that can impact how paint colors look on your walls. These factors include the way you prepare the surface, the artificial light in your house, the natural light, and the undertones of the paint color. When you understand these factors it can help you in the process of choosing a paint color.

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Tips for Keeping Your Exterior Paint Job Looking Good

Few things can transform the way a house looks on the exterior more dramatically than a new paint job. Conversely, a paint job that is in poor condition can make a house look old, rundown, and neglected. Fortunately, it does not take a ton of effort or time to keep your exterior paint job looking good. If you proactively follow a few simple tips you will find that you can keep you paint job in great condition for years to come.

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Why Are There So Many Different Types of Paint for the Home?

When you start the search for paint for your home you will find that there are a lot of options. A stroll down the paint aisle will reveal many varieties of paint. There are different brands and colors of course but there are also different types of paint offered by those brands. Examples of the variations include latex paint, oil based, low VOC, high coverage, primer, top coat, high gloss, satin, eggshell, and flat. The paint you choose can include a combination of the elements mentioned above such as a ‘low VOC high gloss latex paint’. The variety of options available can leave you confused and uncertain about the right choice. Why are there so many different types of paint for the home? There are some legitimate reasons why paint suppliers offer so many options. Different types of projects require specific types of paint. In addition, the current condition of the surface you want to paint and your lifestyle will impact your paint choice. Once you identify these elements for you own project you will be able to find the paint that best fits your needs.

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