How to Choose Exterior House Paint Colors with a Color Drawdown in Montauk, NY

The exterior of your home is subject to a brutal assault from the elements. Sunlight, rain and exposure can cause your existing house paint to crack and peel away.  The best way to prevent damage to the outside structure of your house is to create a layer of protection between the raw materials used to build your home and the changing weather.  This added layer of protection to the ever changing climate is commonly known as house paint. Painting the exterior of your home may seem like a monumental task, but the professional and highly skilled craftsmen at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. will ensure that your new exterior paint will protect and beautify your home for many years.

How Do I Choose Exterior House Paint Colors?

Some things to consider before hiring a contractor are the style of your home and traditional colors that are used on a particular style.  The pro’s at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. recommend looking through magazines or browsing home improvement sites to help you plan your new colors.   Another important factor to consider are the elements or features that will not be painted for example roof tiles, or shingles, stone or brick work, downspouts or gutter, cement steps or porch.  We recommend choosing paint colors that are compatible with the colors of these permanent fixtures and better yet are happy to help you choose your color palette.

Color Drawdown for Paint

Select the main house color first, once you have decided on a main color, choose your trim color and accent colors.  Ask your paint store for a draw down of each of the main house colors you are considering.  A draw down is an 8.5 X 11 piece of cardboard that is painted the color you have selected.  One of the advantages of using a draw down is you can view your color choices without painting permanent splotches over the outside of your home.   Most paint or hardware stores will provide paint color chips for the trim and accent colors that you chose so you can take them home with you, some paint manufactures even offer color cards with color combinations created for you.

Do I Need to Wash Exterior Walls Before Painting?

It is quite common for a home owner to be completely overwhelmed when deciding to paint the exterior of their home.  At L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. we are the experts when it comes to preparation and painting.  Our experienced craftsmen understand your homes surfaces and how to prepare them correctly.  We will make sure your home is properly cleaned and all surfaces will be examined carefully for damage caused by dry rot, or water and corrected if needed before proceeding to the preparation and painting.  We understand that different surfaces need different primers and require different types of paints.  Our professional’s will ensure that the correct and top of the line quality products are used for the right surfaces.

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Timing is everything and weather, especially temperature, is one of the most important factors to consider when planning or preparing for an exterior painting job.  Paint performs better in mild weather conditions and the staff at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. is familiar with paint and primer products and the range of temperatures that they can be applied.  We will work with you to arrange the best possible timing to ensure optimum results for your home. Contact us to talk about exterior painting with a customer service specialist today. From start to finish, we deliver a simple promise of a job well done.

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