3 Reasons to Paint the Exterior of Your House…NOW

Part of home ownership is taking care of your biggest investment.  Painting the exterior of your home is one of the biggest things you can do to not only maintain the beauty, but protect your house from other issues.  How do you know when it’s time?  Here are few great reasons to paint the exterior of your home and brick&batten would love to partner with you on picking the right colors to make the most of your curb appeal.  

Peeling yellow paint
Peeling white paint
  1.  The Paint Shows Signs of Wear:  Peeling, bubbling, and cracking paint are signs that the paint wasn’t applied correctly in the first place or that the paint is starting to succumb to the elements.  These signs could also indicate mold…which needs to be dealt with right away so that you don’t end up with a more expensive problem.  
  2. The Paint is Fading:  Dull paint makes the house look unloved and tired.  When the vibrancy is gone and looks worn from the sun…it’s time to repaint.  Darker paints will fade more quickly, but some paint companies are making products that last longer and can protect your house from these elements.  
  3. Preparing Your House for Sale:  This is a great reason to paint!  Paint is one of the only investments you can make that can return over the original investment.  Sometimes up to 141%!!!  Financially, it makes sense to paint and the buyers will absolutely take note.  It’s true, you only get one chance to make a first impression and curb appeal is a “first impression.”  Potential buyers make split second decisions about your house the moment they pull into the driveway.  Don’t blow it!  
We always recommend sampling and testing paint colors before committing. Factors such as natural lighting, undertones, and your property’s fixed elements will have a significant impact on how a color will appear on your exterior. Our friends at Samplize offer extra-large 9 x 14.75 inch peel-and-stick paint samples of the colors we love for exteriors. Order your ‘Real Paint, No Mess’ samples from Samplize here.

Bottom line, color can change everything!  And picking colors that work with the architecture and environment is crucial.  We’d love to help you with these decisions and show you a virtual exterior design before you ever get started.