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4 Home Painting Mistakes To Avoid

September 8th, 2015


You’ve finally decided to revamp the exterior of your home with a fresh coat of paint, and you want it to be the pride of the neighborhood, not a sore thumb on the block. All it takes is a few buckets of paint and some rollers, right? Not so fast. Here are a few common mistakes you don’t want to make when reviving your home’s exterior.

Prepping Your Home

Many homeowners tape off their windows and call it good, but that’s only the first step. We not only tape off the house, but we take additional steps to produce a superb paint job, including covering up your windows and removing/protecting shutters. We sand and caulk areas to make sure they’re sealed and smooth, ensuring a better painting surface. Moreover, we patch unsightly nail holes, making your house look brand new. Taking these extra precautions guarantees that your home looks exceptional when the paint dries.

Choosing the Best Paint

It’s critical to find the best paint to withstand the elements and the years; choosing cheap paint will only hurt you in the long run. For instance, it could start to chip away after the first rainstorm, which is frustrating after all that time and effort. We use quality paint brands, such as Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore, both proven to stand the test of time and the weather. We also back all of our work with a 2-year quality guarantee.

Making Small Repairs

Often, your home needs a little more than a fresh coat of paint since the exterior takes quite a beating from the extreme Colorado weather. Common repairs you might need are patching cracks, replacing damaged or rotted wood, and removing mildew. Painting over these cracks looks disheveled, which is not what you want in a home makeover. Fixing these small details truly makes a difference when updating your exterior, which is why we make these improvements before the first swipe of paint.

Clean Up

Large painting projects are messy—random flecks of color on fixtures or hardware, splatters on the sidewalk, etc.—which is why it’s best left to the pros. We keep clean on every project by laying down plastic and covering up windows. And before leaving, we make sure to replace any hardware and fixtures that may have seen a bit too much paint. We won’t leave behind a mess; our goal is to keep the paint on your house, not your yard!

It’s our job to leave you with a beautiful home exterior. We take away the stress and the wasted time, leaving you with curb appeal you can be proud of. The next time you’re ready for a new paint job, don’t do it alone. Call the experts.

What our customers are saying:

  • “We have worked with Brel on several occasions and have been impressed with the product each time. His quotes are reasonable and comprehensive – all supplies and paint color switches were included, which we learned is not always the case. We relied on Brel for advice and consultation on color schemes and were very happy with the results! His team is courteous, professional and timely. We look forward to engaging his team for future projects.”Shannon Bernard