If someone were to ask you what you think should be the first thing to consider when painting your home, then you’d probably think about colour straight away. There are many reasons why we pain our walls but for those of us who don’t do the painting themselves, aesthetics are most important and sometimes the only reason.
While it is indeed very important to paint your home’s walls in a colour and finish that pleases your eye, there’s a lot more to consider here as well, even more so if you’re painting the exterior of your home. Here’s our guide to painting your home’s exterior in a way that makes it both look beautiful and functional.
When it comes to painting your home’s exterior, protecting our home from the outdoor elements should be your top priority. Weather proof paint won’t wear down from all the rain and dust either, which is important otherwise no matter what colour you choose, it will just fade over time and look awful.
You’ve probably studied this in our fifth grade science class but there are some colours that reflect sun light and its heat energy and others that absorb it. If you want your home to remain cool in the summers, then you might want to stick with bright colours that reflect heat rather than absorbing it and bringing it indoors.
Plain painted surfaces don’t have the same visual effect that grainy and textured painted surfaces have, with all that outdoor lighting. Textured surfaces also age a lot better than the alternative, which just looks dirty after a few years go by. Plain surfaces might be easier to wash however but that’s a job for the wall washers, not you.