Exterior Painting For Residential - Making Your Home Exterior Come Alive With the Perfect Color

Exterior painting for residential homes is usually something that should be done by a professional unless the Waterloo homeowner is very energetic. Waterloo exterior painting takes some careful preparation work and the perfect color of paint to look great. Choosing that perfect color that will make your exterior come to life can be a little tricky. The following are a few ideas to help your with your choice.

Many individuals cannot visualize their home with a different color of paint especially if it is a big change. Changing the color of your homes Waterloo exterior will also usually include changing the complementary color of things like trim, shutters and doors. Take a look at the number of items that will be need painting and then decide how many color choices you will need. If you cannot decide on how many colors you will need to achieve your desired look you can always look at some of the neighbors homes. Usually homeowners will paint their exterior trim with a contrasting or complimentary color to the house siding and then use a third color for the doors and shutters. The exterior trim is usually done in a shade of white but this will depend on the main color choice.

Another consideration while making your color choices is the materials used in the construction of your home and the style of the dwelling. The color of the roof, any existing stone work or bricks all need to match the new colors. The color you choose should blend with the materials of the home. For an exterior that is all brick, the trim paint should blend with the mortar. In this instance white is not the best choice. The roof color is a big consideration. A house painted yellow would look rather odd with a black roof but would compliment a brown roof.

When you go to the paint store you will find several color brochures showing homes painted in complimentary color combinations. These color combos will no doubt be the most modern choices for residential homes today. Find the homes with the same color roof as yours and go from there. If you are still having difficulty there is software available that can help you make a decision. The only problem with this technique is that the actual paint color will look slightly different than it does on the computer.

Buy a small paint sample and try it on your Waterloo exterior paint before you purchase all of the paint you need. Let the sample you paint dry for several days and see if it is still the shade you desire.

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