Just like you need to get your hair cut once in awhile, or every week, your house needs some upkeep to keep looking fresh. While you should freshen your paint, both interior and exterior, about every 10 years, interior paint will look better longer.

The exterior of your home has a lot working against it—wind, rain, critters, soccer balls that were kicked a bit too hard, and the sun. With all this constantly putting work on your home, the paint will start to look worn, old, and dingy. And while you might enjoy growing old with your home, a new coat of paint could both enhance the look of your home and increase the value of it.

If you are considering selling your home soon, or just want to have a better looking home than your snobby neighbors, a coat of paint can really do some work. At JC Toland Painting, we know a lot about paint. We can paint the exterior and interior of your home, as well as add decorative paintings to rooms, stain your deck, and remove that wallpaper from the ‘70s.

But let’s focus on the outside of your home.

It is easy to walk down the street and pick out the homes that haven’t had a paint job in some time. They look worn, with the paint peeling and fading, and to be honest, they look bad. Don’t let your home get to that point.

Painting the exterior of your home will increase curb appeal, home value, and decrease dirty glares from the neighbors. But when should you get your home painted? The best time to paint the exterior of your home is late spring or early summer, so basically right now. It is warm and has less precipitation, allowing paint to cure properly.

There is a lot of work that goes into painting the exterior of your home. Sanding, scraping, repairing, priming, and cleaning are just a few of the things that go into painting the outside of your home. You can’t simply just paint over old paint and expect your home to look good. So if you are into the DIY stuff, make sure you know the proper procedures that go into exterior house painting.

If you are not into the whole DIY stuff, JC Toland Painting will gladly take care of it for you. Meaning that all you need to do is pick out the paint colors you want, which is a challenging task.

Exterior home color can change the look of your home completely, so make sure you are not choosing a color too fast. Take home samples, think about what it will look like with the color of your brick, drive by other homes to see what color combos you like. Anything helps. In our next blog we will discuss popular new colors for home exteriors.

Once you decide on the color, we can take care of the rest! JC Toland Painting is your number one painting company for all your needs, contact us today!