Painting your home can be a time-consuming project, so the last thing you want to do is have a problem with your paint job soon after you finish it! Keeping your paint looking good longer not only saves you time, but it can also save you money as well. Just as there are different types of interior and exterior paint, there are different ways that you can keep your paint job looking good. Keep reading for our top 5 tips to extend the life of your home’s paint.
1. Keep it Clean
The exterior of your home can quickly become dirty looking whether it’s from mold, dirt or dust that drifts up on your paint from mowing your lawn. Not only does dirt look bad, but it can affect how long your paint job lasts. Keep paint looking shiny new by power washing the exterior of your home. Not only will the powerful water jets remove grime, but they’ll also get rid of anything growing into the paint that might cause early flaking.
2. Choosing Colors
When you’re selecting colors for your home — either interior or exterior — you want to know that the color you choose will look good for a long time. That doesn’t mean you have to stick to the neutrals, though! Key paint brands such as Valspar and Sherwin-Williams have paint color options that will fit every personality and neighborhood, so have some fun while you are making your selections. Just make sure you choose a color you can live with for a while.
3. No More Fingerprints
Cleaning your interior paint can leave behind ugly blotches where the paint became too thin if you’re not careful. Using a high-quality paint for your interior that is more on the glossy spectrum will ensure that you’re not able to wipe the paint right off your walls along with the inevitable greasy fingerprints.
4. Guard Those Corners
Corners, on the inside and outside of your home, can really take a beating! Fortunately, you can protect your interior corners by adding inexpensive corner guards that will keep the chips and damage to your corners to a minimum. When installed properly and by a professional, corner guards can be incredibly complementary to your interior.
5. Quality Counts
Selecting a paint brand is more important than simply choosing a color that appeals to you at the moment. The Painting Company only uses Valspar and Sherwin-Williams brands, two of the most highly respected names in the painting industry. Why? Because the brand of paint really does make a difference in the durability of your interior and exterior paint. You’ll find that these brands offer superior coverage and staying power for your home.
Need more help? The Painting Company is here and waiting for your call. We can assist with all sizes of painting jobs, and can help assure that the paint you select for each part of your home is the most lasting and durable possible. Contact us today for your free in-home estimate and get ready to bring exceptional color to your world!