When you’re in the mood is always a good time for a fresh exterior paint job. Fortunately, we have wonderful paint choices today and with an oil-based product it can be applied in not so favorable weather conditions. Water based products work great in the summer just be sure the product is not applied during the extreme heat of the day. This can cause poor adhesion as everything dries too quickly.

Selecting a color palate is probably the most challenging aspect of the whole job particularly if you’re hiring a painting contractor to perform the actual work. Most paint stores offer preselected color combinations that have been tried and true by professional designers. Personally having seen many home owner disasters when it comes to selecting color I would strongly recommend following the professionals advice. Even with that being said it’s a great idea to buy samples of your chosen color palate and apply some product to your home in bright and low light exterior areas of your home. This will give you a true representation of what the colors will really look like on your personal abode. It is really difficult to look at a small chip of paint and get a true representation of that being applied to your whole house. For twenty bucks buy some samples and validate your choices. A pretty small investment to provide you some assurance that you have made the right choice since we are taking about an occurrence that maybe happens every ten years or so.

Enjoy your refreshed colors and you will certainly be impressed every time you walk up to that gorgeous like new home.