Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Choosing House Paint

A new coat of paint to your home can give your home fresh life, add curb appeal, and increase the value of your home. However, because homeowners don't paint their homes all that often, they often make mistakes when it comes to house painting. DJ's Painting offers residential and commercial interior and exterior painting in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Learn more below, and contact us for a free estimate today!

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1 Choosing the Wrong Type of House Paint

There are many different types of exterior house paint that should be considered when choosing your home's paint. From the climate you live in to the surface you are painting, house paints are manufactured for specific conditions that will be specific to your house. And suffice it to say that the kid at the hardware store may not know which paint is best for your home. It's best to be safe rather than sorry so trust a local painter with your home's paint job.

2 Choosing the Wrong Color of House Paint

While everyone says you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, the reality is that humans will judge your home based on its appearance. If you choose a house paint color that is borderline ugly, your home will forever be known as "the ugly house" in your neighborhood. You should most definitely consider decorum when choosing a house paint color.

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3 Skipping the Prep Work

Painting a house is much more than buying a can of paint and throwing it on. There is a lot of prep work that goes into ensuring you have the highest-quality paint job for your home that will last for years and be resistant to the weather and protect your home's surfaces. Removing old paint, using a primer, and properly taping the home are some of the many steps that DIY'ers skip in hopes of saving money and time.

4 DIY Paint Job

Unless you are a professional painter with years of experience painting, your home will not have the professional, sharp look that you want if you choose to DIY your house paint. This is because painting is an art and a skill that takes years to master, and painting your home on the weekend once every few years will just not look as good as when a professional painting company undertakes your house painting.

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DJ’s Painting has seen these mistakes all too often when it comes to house painting. When you partner with us, you can rest assured that your home will have the perfect paint and the perfect paint color for you. Call for a free estimate today!