Here are some good reasons to get your house painted
Here at V’s Home Improvement, our customers who contact us already know they want their home painted, or specific room like the basement or kitchen or living room. But sometimes, not everyone knows just why to paint, outside of changing the color and aesthetics. There’s actually more to it than just that.
Here are some good reasons to start painting your home:
- To increase the value of your home: A fresh coat of paint can make your home look more attractive and well-maintained, which can increase its value. Use our home project value calculator to see how much you can increase the price of your home with your home improvement project.
- To improve curb appeal: A new coat of paint can improve the overall appearance of your home, making it more attractive to potential buyers or renters.
- To protect your home: Paint helps protect the exterior of your home from the elements, such as rain, wind, and sunlight, which can cause damage over time.
- To change the look of your home: A new color scheme can completely transform the appearance of your home, giving it a fresh, updated look.
- To hide imperfections: Paint can help hide imperfections in the surface of your home, such as cracks or dents.
- To personalize your home: Painting your home is a simple and cost-effective way to add your own personal touch and make it feel like your own.
Don’t know when to start painting your home?
The best time to paint your house depends on the weather conditions in your area. In general, it is best to paint your house when the weather is dry and the temperature is between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
For interior painting, that means you can paint pretty much year round. There is no limitation on time for painting the interior as it’s protected from the elements. However, for exterior painting, it can vary on multiple factors, such as:
- Temperature: If the temperature is too hot or too cold, the paint may not dry properly or may not adhere well to the surface.
- Humidity: High humidity can cause the paint to take longer to dry, which can lead to drips and sags. Low humidity can cause the paint to dry too quickly, which can result in brush marks.
- Sun exposure: It is best to avoid painting in direct sunlight, as the heat can cause the paint to dry too quickly, which can result in poor adhesion and an uneven finish.
- Rain: It is important to avoid painting in wet or damp conditions, as the paint will not dry properly and may not adhere well to the surface.
In general, the best time to paint the exterior of your house is during the spring or fall, when the weather is mild and there is less chance of extreme temperatures or precipitation. For the interior, any time of year is fine.
If you need other helpful tips on your home painting project, read our painting article here to get started. Additionally, if you’re in Maryland areas like Hagerstown, Frederick, Mt. Airy, and need the inside or outside of your home painted, call us at 301-820-5134 for a free estimate so we can take the hard part off your hands and get it done professionally and done right so you can have the best looking home in your neighborhood.