Five Exterior House Painting Mistakes To Avoid For Resale

House painting is a skill that most people can pick up quite easily. It is one of those rare home based business opportunities that actually work and it is very possible to make $30- $50 an hour without much effort.

There are two main areas involved when it comes to residential house painting: exterior and interior. As you probably expect, they differ quite a lot when it comes to equipment, materials, work techniques etc.

Today with sophisticated technology, you are able to see virtual computer generated colors for your interior painting services if you live in Concord or San Hose or anywhere in California. This can help you decide on specific colors and make the operation effortless.

Don’t be afraid to tackle some renovations. The right ones pay for themselves and then some, when you sell the house. Painting the house inside and out, putting in new carpet, something like that is easily done. Yes, there are costs involved in doing this, but an updated looking house can command a much higher price, often more than double the cost of the renovation. Extra bathrooms are also a good selling point.

Are you out of your mind? Have you thought about the work involved, especially if you are considering doing your own exterior painting? All of the scraping and cleaning that needs to be done, the preparation for laying on a new coat of paint and the small repairs that are going to be inevitable are going to be your job. If you have experience, and time then go ahead and jump right in there and get that job done. If you don’t have any experience it might be time to think about painting services.

The first step in any painting job is preparation. The surface to be painted needs to be thoroughly cleaned before any paint is applied. Painting over dirt will just assure that your finish will not last very long. Rent a power washer and use it to clean off chipped paint, bugs, dirt and deteriorated paint. After you have finished washing your homes exterior you then need to give it ample time to dry. Plan to paint the next day.

And last but not least, do not forget about colors. Choose them well because you will have to live with them for a long time. The colors or combinations picked out are a proper indicative of the personality of the owner and can also influence the mood of those living in that particular house.

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