An exterior paint makeover


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos





It’s amazing what a little paint can do to change the appearance of the exterior of your home. Whether you choose to touch up your trim or cover the entire exterior of a building, fall is a great time to get this job done.

Fall Conditions CooperateSince most regions don’t experience much humidity during autumn, the chance that paint will dry evenly and adhere to surfaces are greatly enhanced. High levels of humidity can cause moisture from the air to get between the surface and paint, causing flaking and a dull color.

According to some real estate experts, spring is the time of year when buyers face the most competition, resulting in homes selling faster and for higher premiums. If you’re considering going to market after winter has passed, a fresh coat of paint done in the fall can add value and curb appeal to attract homebuyers in the near future.

Touching Up or Major Operation?When planning your exterior paint job, ask yourself if you are only focusing on a small area or aiming to coat your entire home. Small jobs are easy for a homeowner, but ensure you are using the correct paint for your region’s conditions and stay safe if you’ll be on a ladder.

Those who will be painting their entire home should consider hiring a contractor. Especially for those with larger homes, getting those hard-to-reach areas can be extremely dangerous; a professional is well-trained and experienced. Plus, during the fall, the demand for painters may not be as high as it is in other seasons, meaning there shouldn’t be a long wait list.

Refresh TrimDon’t ignore the trim of your home when painting the exterior. A fresh coat of paint to highlight your doors and windows can make a drab entrance area pop. To add an even more attractive ambiance, consider hanging shutters which match your trim color to surrounding windows.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Hospice recognizes staff and volunteers at annual recognition dinner
NEWBURGH — On Nov. 28, at the Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties staff and volunteer recognition dinner President and CEO Daniel...
Read more »
Image

Farmers donate nearly 11M pounds of food to NY food banks
New York's farmers are in the gift-giving mood.
The New York Farm Bureau announced this week that so far this year farmers from around the state have donated nearly 11...

Read more »

Crystal Run Healthcare employees donate 100 Thanksgiving baskets to needy families
MIDDLETOWN – This Thanksgiving holiday, employees of Crystal Run Healthcare brought joy and nourishment to families in need by donating a new record of over 100...
Read more »
Image

State Police at Monroe
Dec. 2
Two residents of Tuxedo Park, one 60 and the other 62, were charged with trespassing, a violation, and released on an appearance...

Read more »

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Find more about Weather in Chester, NY