Understanding Proper Painting

Bought A Fixer-Upper? Improve Visuals With Exterior Painting

Being comfortable with working on a property makes it easy to buy a fixer-upper with confidence. A major benefit about picking this kind of home is that you can decide how much you are willing to take on by purchasing a place that needs a bit of upkeep or extensive work.

In your case, you may have bought a fixer-upper that mainly needs cosmetic improvements. Hiring exterior painting contractors will help you improve the property's visuals in many ways.


A smart place to start is the doors because although they do not take up much space, they can enormously impact curb appeal. For instance, the front door is a perfect example of a feature that you can paint to give the front of your home a completely different look. This is when you will want to decide what kind of strategy you want to go with for exterior painting.

One option is to make your property stand out in the neighborhood by picking a bold color for the front door. Another strategy is to blend in with the neighboring properties by choosing a neutral color that meshes well with other exterior colors or other neighborhood colors.

Another door that you can paint is the garage door, which can sometimes make an even bigger impact than the front door when you have a multicar garage in front of the home.


Some homeowners may only think about their gutter system in a functional sense. However, you can paint an old gutter system to give it new life and make it visually appealing. Painting the gutters and downspouts will impact your home's visuals from every direction. An easy way to minimize cleaning demands is to pick a darker color that allows dirt and grime to blend in.


Front yard and backyard fences are two features that sustain extensive wear and tear over time because of their constant exposure to the elements. After you get the keys to the property, you may want to pressure wash the fencing to reveal any damage that needs to be repaired. Then you can follow up by hiring exterior painters to revitalize the look of the property's fencing. These professionals can help you decide whether you want to use standard paint or go with a more natural look through staining.

After you buy a fixer-upper home, you can start making immediate improvements with exterior painting services.