With winter finally giving way to more pleasant weather, we start to think about home improvements. Spring is the best time for planning your home exterior painting project in South Surrey and White Rock. In this blog, we will walk you through the process of exterior home repainting with some basic ideas, tips and tricks to help you get the best result possible!

How to begin?

Start by making a careful visual inspection of the entire exterior of your home.

Exterior paint has to be able to keep up and withstand the constant change in our weather. Moisture, freeze-thaw cycles, and rain can cause paint to fade, especially if the top coat isn’t high-quality.

Start your inspection by searching for peeling or flaking paint on your sidings and trims. If you see signs of trouble, note whether the problem is confined to a small area or widespread. This inspection will help determine whether you can get by with some touchup painting or if you need to consider repainting the entire exterior.

Retouching or Repainting

You can easily deal with small trouble spots by scraping off any loose paint you see. Apply a top-quality primer wherever bare wood shows through. When the primer dries, brush on one or two coats of your leftover touch-up paint. By following this regimen, you may buy some time. If you want a finer finish with no visible scraped edges, simply sand the edges of the scraped area with an orbital sander before applying the primer.

However, if your paint fails in many places, that’s a different story. Very likely, you’ll have to paint the entire exterior. Many Painting contractors do house painting in Surrey. None of these contractors excels at the fine details and finished product as M.C. Renovation & Painting & does! With over 30 years of professional service, you can trust that your project will be completed on time, on budget and look great!

Best time for home exterior painting

If you decide to do your home painting, you’ll most likely find it much more pleasant and comfortable to do surface preparation and painting in the springtime. The best time for exterior painting is now, with the rain subsiding and the overnight temperatures reaching a much milder level.

Your paint might even last longer if you apply it now because exterior paints tend to cure better in moderate temperatures, creating an especially tough and durable paint film and bonding to the substrate.

We recommend acting fast if you plan to hire a professional painting contractor for your home painting project! Painting contractors book up quickly at this time of year, and it’s smart to get a convenient time slot as soon as possible.

Another big advantage to painting in the springtime is enjoying your home’s freshly painted appearance all summer! After all, this is when you and your guests spend most of your time outdoors.

Use only the highest quality paint!

If you’re primed for some springtime home painting, keep one last thing in mind: use only the highest quality paint. Top-quality coatings made with 100% acrylic are the best assurance that your new paint job will continue to look good and perform well for many springs. Consider selecting house paint colours that suit your property and your home style. In addition, ensure you select a painting contractor with a proven history of quality and service!

5 Exterior Home Painting Ideas

Here is a pro painters list of the most popular spring exterior home painting projects that can spruce things up for the coming year:

Exterior Home Painting Overhaul

If your home’s exterior looks a bit drab or needs a basic re-do, don’t wait until the temperature rises and our team of professionals is fully booked up. If you are having trouble deciding between colour schemes, or any other aspect of the project, we have the expertise and experience to help. And as always, this service is free for all home painting project bookings!

Front Door Do-Over

If the body of your home’s exterior is in good shape, but you find yourself longing for a fresh new colour, consider a new paint colour “do-over” for your front door. Therefore a bright or bold colour on your door can enhance your home’s curb appeal. Fresh paint will make your door the focal point- as designed.

Patio Pop

Bring colours outside to create an outdoor oasis for your home’s patio or deck that will beckon you to unwind all summer long. If you have drab, dated outdoor furniture, spruce it up with a few coats of paint. Then add some new toss pillows or an exterior rug. Not only will this raise your backyard appeal, but it will also enhance your summer lifestyle by giving you an outdoor entertaining space for barbecues and neighbourhood get-togethers.

Tidy Your Trim

Wood trim needs to be regularly repainted to keep it protected. Updating your trim allows it to frame your home with the aesthetic charm it deserves. You can stick with your existing exterior paint colour or go in a new direction by trying new exterior colour schemes. If you check out some of your neighbourhood’s most stunning homes, you may notice they go beyond classic white on their exterior trim and fascia.

Shutter Swap

Does your home have shutters? If the colour or style of your home’s shutters does not match the design and architecture of your home, repainting or replacing them will go a long way in boosting your home’s curb appeal. Be sure to use an outdoor home painting colour that works with the existing colours of your siding, stucco and woodwork.

How to Know if it is time for an exterior painting job

  1. If You can see the wood (or substrate) coming through in places due to paint peeling.
  2. Did you use cheap paint the last time, and it’s already showing the wear and tear of the weather?
  3. The paint looks like alligator skin – it’s dried out and won’t get any better!
  4. You are bored with the look or colour of your home.
  5. Your paint is fading, and a “chalk” residue is appearing.
  6. Save yourself costly repairs and paint before the wood or substrate gets damaged. (Very easy to happen in our climate!)
  7. Prevent damage! Don’t wait till the house looks tired.

Prevent damage and give your home the TLC it deserves, and always remember: Having your exterior repainting done properly and in a timely fashion is an important homeowner decision.

DIY Painting or a Professional Painting Company?

If you plan to hire a professional painting company, there’s an obvious reason to act fast. Good Painting Contractors book up quickly this time of year, and it’s smart to get on their schedule as soon as possible. Whether you or a contractor, whoever does the work has a big advantage in painting in springtime. When the springtime painting is done, you can enjoy your home’s fresh appearance all summer long- when you and your guests spend the most time outdoors. Don’t get the idea that springtime is just for exterior painting, it’s also a great time to do some painting inside the home. When the weather is mild, you can throw open the windows, enjoy the sounds of spring, and paint in perfect comfort.

If you’re primed for some springtime home painting, keep one last thing in mind: Whether you’re painting your home’s interior, exterior, or both, be sure to use only the highest quality paint. Top-quality coatings (made with 100% acrylic) are the best assurance that your new paint job will continue to look good and perform well for many springs to come!

Check out our blog on Painting your Home Before Selling for more painting ideas.

Ready for professional painters to help you with exterior painting?

Contact M.C. Renovation and Painting today for more information about exterior painting and a quote for your Surrey painters!