The new year means fresh goals in every aspect of your life. One goal can certainly include making your home look great. As the temperatures rise, it is the perfect exterior paint weather.

As the saying goes, “out with the old, in with the new”. If you look good, you feel good. Looking good can refer to brand new shoes, a slick haircut, and even some renovations on your home.

The winter months can be brutal to everything, including your house. If you notice your paint is fading or cracking, you should consider painting your residence. 

Trees in the winter are bare and eventually bloom in the spring. With foliage temporarily out of the way, this is a great time to consider having your house painted.

Painting a home can be daunting. If you require assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Select Painting for help. We offer free estimates and have over ten years of exterior painting experience!

Exterior of small American house with blue paint and red entrance door.

Weather Conditions

The most significant advantage of the spring season is the temperature. Winter is too cold, and summer is too hot. Spring is the perfect middle ground.

If the paint is applied when it’s too hot, it will dry too quickly before binding. On the opposite end, if it’s too cold, then the paint could take too long to dry. Dust, dirt, and debris could potentially get in.

One significant factor to consider is the humidity levels outdoors. Spring typically has very low humidity. High humidity will result in moisture getting captured in your walls. Low humidity also helps the paint dry faster.

An added benefit to painting your home in the spring is that it will free up time in the summer! You can host a BBQ for your family and friends, knowing that your house is in great shape.

Take Care of Your Home

Your house is under constant pressure from mother nature. Heavy rains, beaming sunlight, and excessive wind will cause wear-and-tear over time.

Your home will show this depreciation, and a professional paint job will repair and cover issues.

As mentioned before, moisture can be a real pain for you and your home. If moisture gets trapped in your wall surfaces, it can peel both paint and drywall. Having an expert paint your home in the spring avoids this trouble altogether.

Blistering of paint can occur from direct exposure to sunlight. Blistering can happen year-round, but both winter and summer can be exceptionally sunny.

If the blistering isn’t taken care of promptly, then peeling could become a problem for you. High winds and rain will tear the blistering paint and create an eyesore!

An issue that all homeowners face is paint fading in color. Over time the color will change and distort to something unpleasant. If this sounds familiar, then new paint is your answer!

An additional problem that arises from sunshine is paint cracking! Not only does this reveal your exposed wall, but it also opens it up to the elements.

As you can see, there’s plenty of uses that paint has other than just looking good. Ensuring your home’s paint is up to date is a crucial step in home maintenance.

Beautiful curb appeal with blue exterior paint and red roof. Nice front landscape design.

Increase Value

The apparent benefit of paint is to look great, but even that comes with extra benefits! If your home looks beautiful, then the value of your property will increase considerably.

Painting is exceptionally cost-effective and should get considered when looking to sell your home. A clean paint job is one of the best things you can do for the value of your house!

Additionally, spring is the busiest season for home sales. If you are considering selling your home, a spring paint job from professionals is a great choice.

A beautiful coat of paint on your house is the first thing anyone will see. Should they like what they see, they will want to see more! Your paint can be a great source of attraction.

On top of all of this, a spring paint job will improve your home’s curb appeal. A clean house will appear warm and welcoming, whereas a dirty house will steer people away.

Accent Walls: Tips & Tricks

There’s a lot of options for you to decorate your home indoors as well. An accent wall is a great way to make a room pop and look great.

An accent wall is a wall whose design differs from the others in the room. The color could be a different shade or something different entirely.

Be sure you don’t shy away from some bold choices. It is your room, after all, you should choose whatever color you like.

When choosing a color for your accent walls, consider thinking outside of the box as well. Why not try stripes or a unique design instead of a solid color? The sky’s the limit!

A unique technique you can contemplate is using different materials on the wall entirely! A tiled or stone wall could be the style that works perfectly for you.

Your next choice is where you should place the wall accent with the previous techniques. If your room has a bed in it, the wall behind the headboard is a fantastic choice.

Also, you should pick an open wall with lots of space. You’ll want the accented wall to stand out from everything else, so more of it visible is a great thing.

You can cleverly choose colors to accomplish different things. For example, a warm tone can make an area appear smaller, whereas a cooler color has the opposite effect.

Depending on what your goals are, you can pick a color accordingly. Of course, above all, you should like the final result, so pick what you enjoy seeing!

American craftsman home with yellow exterior paint and well kept front garden.

Call Select Painting for Professional Help

There’s a lot to consider when deciding to paint your home’s interior and exterior. Choosing to do it is one massive hurdle, but then there’s so much more to discuss afterward.

Painting your home is a huge task that you don’t need to tackle alone. Contact Select Painting to receive a free estimate and relax, knowing you picked the right team for the job!