Hiring Professional House Painters

If you are same as most homeowners, you may have repainted one or more rooms in your home over the years to keep your home looking great. Now that the time has come to repaint your home’s exterior, you may be thinking about tackling this project on your own as well. While painting the interior and exterior of a home seem like similar types of projects, they are rather different in a few key areas. There are a few key reasons why it is best to let professional Exterior house painters: 

The Painting Preparatory Work

There is preparatory work required for both interior and exterior painting projects, but the scope of the work for the exterior is different. When preparing to paint the exterior, you may need to scrape away peeling paint, replace some boards and siding, re-caulk all of the surfaces and complete other steps. You may also need to add a coat of primer to the surface so that the new paint will take well to the surface. These steps can take a considerable amount of time and energy, and in fact, you may find that the preparatory stages take as much time or even more time than applying the final coat of paint to the surfaces.

The Safety Risks

It is essential to take a solid look at the height of the surfaces that you will need access to and to think about the type of work that you need to do from that height. For example, to complete your painting project, you may need to scrape, caulk, prime and paint the top of the chimney, which may even exceed the top of your roof line at its peak. This may be 20, 30 or more feet in the air. Imagine standing on a ladder and holding onto the ladder with one hand while trying to complete this work and hold onto your paint can at the same time with the other hand. This will require extra equipment, like scaffolding, to avoid injuring yourself, and scaffolding can be expensive to purchase and time-consuming to erect and move around the house.

The Time and Effort

The last thing you may want is for your home painting project to take several weekends or more to complete. Your curb appeal during this time may be lacking, and you may find that the weather interferes with your ability to get the job done on your schedule as well. This is a project that may take several men in a painting crew several full days to complete, so you may find it takes you two to four times this amount of time to complete the work on your own. Keep in mind that skilled painters may be able to work more efficiently than you.

Exterior house painting is quite a significant undertaking, and you do not want to underestimate the scope of the work that is required to get the job done. Nor do you want to start a project that you cannot feasibly finish. While you may save money working on the project yourself, this is not always the case if you have to buy scaffolding and other equipment and supplies. If you are thinking about painting your home’s exterior, take time to request a quote for professional painting services today.

About Imperial Painters

Imperial Painters provides high-quality painting services for residents and businesses. For more information contact us at https://imperialpaintersco.com/ or at Denver house painters.

 


How do you go about choosing paint colors for your exterior home? Check out this youtube video to get a better feel for what paint colors would work best.

 

Finding the best colors for your home can sometimes be a frustrating process. When you are thinking about what type of colors you want to use for your exterior painting project, it is helpful to have a professional painting consultant walk alongside you during the process. House painters know how to walk you through the process of choosing the right paint as well as how to go about preparing your home to be painted. For more information, find out more about Imperial Painters on their Facebook page.


If you’re not sure you’re ready to get an estimate, there are some easy ways to find out if your house needs painting.

There are 3 common paint problems on homes. Simply take 5-10 minutes to walk around your house to identify any of these problems.

Problem #1: Fading Paint
You’ll notice the paint on your house fading on the areas that get the most sun…. typically the south and west sides of the house. If you wipe a dry, dark-colored rag or towel on the house, you’ll notice some chalking paint come off the house. If you are noticing this happening, your wood is not very well protected any longer. Moisture can get into those boards and cause warping. The solution is to get a new coat of paint on there to protect it! At Foothills Painting, we always recommend a full power wash before painting in order to remove that chalking from the house before applying that new fresh coat.

Problem #2: Peeling paint
This problem occurs in all parts of the home. The first places to peel are the areas that get the most moisture. Examples of this are window sills, the bottom of the garage trim, bottom of the door trim, or other places that snow sits. Once paint peels off, the wood is no longer protected. Moisture gets into the wood and can rot the boards. The solution to peeling paint is to scrape the loose paint off, sand the area down to create a good texture, apply a full coat of primer to protect the wood and a finish coat.

Problem #3: Cracking paint and failing caulking
Cracking is a very common problem you’ll notice in the joints of the house where boards meet. Check around door frames, window frames, and anywhere the siding meets the trim. If you notice cracks, this is where water can get behind the boards and rot them from the inside out. The solution to this is simple: re-caulk those cracks with fresh caulking.

Now that you’ve found problems and identified, do you need to paint? The answer isn’t a simple yes or no.

The purpose of paint is to protect the house and beautify your home. If the house LOOKS bad, and it’s embarrassing, you should paint.

If you’ve noticed problems listed above, it doesn’t mean you have to paint. If you choose to wait, you can expect those problems to get worse, you can expect more damage to be done to the wood, you can expect your paint price to go up the next year, and you do risk having to repair boards.

Repairing one board on a house could cost up to an extra $50-$100 per board. If this is the first time you are noticing the peeling paint, fading paint, or cracking paint… it’s probably not that urgent.

Our recommendation: If you’ve noticed problems on your house, now is a good time to paint. It’s only going to get more expensive. The longer you wait, the lower quality the job will be (because the surface is in poorer condition).

Contact us for a free estimate. When you get an estimate our local house painters, we’ll show you around the house, identify these problem areas, and show you exactly what we would recommend doing when painting your house or asking the question, what color should I paint my house?