Tuesday, 21 May 2024 08:05

FAQ Guide from Our Exterior Painters in Cherry Hills Village

"How often should I repaint my home? Can I repaint my home by myself? What's the typical timeline for an exterior painting project?" Over the years, our exterior painters in Cherry Hills Village have answered tons of questions like these from homeowners. Because we value transparency and honesty, we wanted to get ahead of the curve and answer the most common questions we hear every day.

Can't find the answer to your question in our FAQ guide? Get in touch with our team directly! We're always happy to talk about home improvement projects and we'll leverage our decades of experience to answer your exterior home painting questions. If you have any questions about interior painting projects, let us know! We also specialize in interior painting services and would be happy to share insights on those techniques too.

Questions our Exterior Painters in Cherry Hills Village Hear All the Time

Stick with our insights and you'll be able to navigate your next home improvement project with ease!

Is It a Good Idea to Paint My Siding and/or Stucco?

Absolutely. Whether your home is decorated with traditional stucco or vinyl plank siding, all types of stucco and siding products can be recoated with new colors and finishes. Just make sure you consult with painting contractors to get their personalized insights on the ideal paint products and colors for your stucco or siding.

When Should I Paint or Recoat My Home?

There is no "one-size-fits-all" answer to this question because it ultimately depends on your home's siding materials and stucco products. For instance, wood siding should be repainted (or re-stained) roughly every 3-7 years, while painted brick may last up to 15 years or longer before a new coat is needed. On average, it's best to paint your home's exterior every 5-10 years.

What Type of Paint Should I Use?

There are three main formulas of paint used for home exteriors these days, and the right paint product for your home will depend on several factors. These formulas include:

  • Acrylic paints – These paints are thick and viscous, with chemicals that make the paints more elastic, making them great for expanding and contracting in temperature fluctuations. Acrylic paints are best for siding made from wood, aluminum, or fiber cement.
  • Latex paints – These water-based paints are cheaper than acrylic and are easier to apply and clean up. These paints also dry quickly and do well in most temperatures. For exterior painting projects, make sure you choose a latex paint that's made specifically for outdoor use.
  • Oil-based paints – These are not as widely used today because of health concerns and restrictions. But they're great for certain exterior painting projects as they hold up well in high-traffic areas, shrink less than latex and acrylic paints, and work well on many surfaces. However, oil-based paints are more likely to crack and fade and are more challenging to clean.

The best way to determine which paint formula is best for your home is to meet one-on-one with professional interior and exterior painters in Cherry Hills Village. They'll be able to provide personalized insights and recommendations for you.

How Should I Prepare My Property?

First things first: you need to find an optimal day and time to paint when it's nice outside. Pick an upcoming day, or a few, that have favorable forecasts.

Then, you'll want to thoroughly clean the exterior of your home. A pressure washer can be very effective at removing dirt and grime, but if the pressure's too high, it can damage some exterior elements of your home. Ask your painting contractor for additional tips on how to best clean your home's exterior.

You'll also want to repair or replace any damaged areas of your home's exterior. To ensure a nice finish across the entire facade, it's better to fix all damage before the exterior is repainted. If you're short on time, you can use a surface repair compound to fix those areas. Don't forget to re-caulk critical joints and seams along your exterior too!

Lastly, it's a good idea to protect your yard and your plants before starting the painting project. You can cover those softscaping features with drop cloths and tarps.

How Should I Choose My Paint Colors?

The right exterior paint colors for your property will ultimately depend on your HOA bylaws and your preferred aesthetics. In general, it's a wise idea to select a unique combination of three colors for the body, trim, and accent. To create a pleasing visual harmony, select either analogous colors (adjacent hues on the color wheel) or complementary colors (opposites).

Don't forget to consider the emotions or feelings you want to evoke through your paint colors. Warmer hues, like reds and oranges, are associated with exciting feelings, while cooler colors, like blues, are more subdued.

What's The Average Timeline for a Paint Job?

Every exterior house painting project is different, and your exact timeline will depend on the size of your home, your painting contractor, and other factors. On average, you can expect a residential paint job to take anywhere from a single day to an entire week.

Make sure you have a clear idea of the project timeline from your Cherry Hills Village painting contractors before signing the contract and beginning the work.

Can I Paint My Home on My Own?

Yes, you can paint the exterior of your home on your own. However, the DIY route is not always recommended because it will take significantly longer for you to paint your home than professionals if you're unfamiliar with the process.

Between the preparation, paint mixing, priming, and more, there are plenty of steps that go into the average exterior home painting project. And it can feel impossible to find the time to do the work on your own in between your other professional and personal responsibilities.

In virtually every case, it's best to hire a professional exterior painting contractor to handle the home improvement project for you. Trust us: you'll be glad you trusted the experts.

Get Started with our Exterior Painters in Cherry Hills Village

Are you ready to update the exterior appearance of your home? Our talented painting professionals are ready to help at Orix Contractors. We specialize in a variety of exterior and interior home improvement services, and we have the necessary training, certifications, and skills to transform your home into a beautiful sanctuary that embodies your personality. We promise to deliver high-quality craftsmanship and top-rated customer service on your painting project.

Contact Orix today to book your in-person consultation with our talented exterior painting contractor.