Preparing Your Home for Exterior Painting

Painting your home’s exterior may seem like a simple task, but it’s a demanding job that requires careful planning for best results. In this post, the exterior painting specialists at Castino Painting share tips to help you plan a successful exterior painting project.

Preparing Your Home for Exterior Painting

Establish the Size

First, you’ll want to determine how much of your home’s exterior will require painting. In some cases, you may only need to paint the shutters or trim to update the look of your home. If your home is older, however, it may require more extensive painting, especially if the old paint is fading or peeling.

Determine the Colors

Next, you’ll want to establish a color palette. To choose the best color, consider your home’s architectural style as well as the type of material used in your siding. For example, stucco can be painted almost any exterior color, from light to dark shades, but wood surfaces tend to do better with earthy colors or wood stains.

Clean the Surface of the Walls

The last thing you want is for dirt and debris to get embedded when you give your walls a fresh coat of paint, so we recommend giving your exterior walls a wash and clean before beginning the paint project. Get rid of any chalk, dirt or mildew.

Hire a Professional

Smaller painting projects are simple to do, but for large-scale painting, we recommend having a professional do it for you. At Castino Painting, we’ll even help you choose a new color for your exterior. When you work with us, expect quality workmanship and beautification services that will improve your home’s value and curb appeal.

Our company is ready to assist you with your painting, carpentry and stucco needs. Call us now at (847) 752-6100 to learn more about our services. We offer exterior painting services in Chicago, IL.