Spring is upon us and summer is right around the corner! The exterior painting season is underway and picking up steam!
Many of you are considering doing a full exterior paint job this season. There are many ways to improve the curb appeal of your home. As a painting contractor, we typically focus on cleaning and repainting your home exterior, however, we’ll mention a few other tips as well.
Above all, the three key ideas are meticulous preparation, cleanliness and eye-catching detail.
Here’s some ideas you’ll find useful in determining which San Francisco Bay area painting contractor to work with:
Exciting Entry: Making the entry door stand out can really make the whole house more inviting and appealing. Paint it a bold color that coordinates with the other details of your home. Also, installing new hardware, such as a sophisticated knob or a kick-plate, can also create an improved aesthetic.
Emphasize Details with Color: Emphasize the architecture of your house by painting the trim a different color from the rest of the home. Outline windows, paint fascia and other moldings. For a subtle look, just choose a different shade of the body color, or go bold with a contrasting color.
Arana includes a color consultation with a professional color consultant with every full exterior painting project. Contact us for details.
Cool and Clean: Make sure your siding, fascia and gutters are clean. Remove mildew with a fungicidal wash and use a power washer to remove residue and contaminants. Gutters do best with a hand-wash.
Desirable Driveway: Kill any weeds growing in the cracks, and repair the cracks if possible. A concrete stain could really look classy if the driveway is suitable for it.
Look at the Lighting: An upgrade to your outdoor light fixture can create a positive impression, and installing extra lighting in your garden or along the driveway always makes the place cozier.
Elegant Extras: Decorative fence panels, arbor arches, porch columns and other classy touches can add instant curb appeal to your property without taking too much time or money.
Gorgeous Garden: Either work with a professional landscape designer or create a container garden with potted plants and hanging plants around your entryway. Window boxes can be a quaint touch as well!
More Maintenance: Before adding new features or colors, make sure that what you already have is in good shape. Trim the shrubs, mulch the garden, use an edger on the lawn, clean up yard debris and put away the garden hose. Repair any broken or torn window screens and replace any rotten or damaged wood.
When your San Francisco Bay area home needs expert attention, Arana Craftsman Painters is a trusted name for exterior and interior painting. We can work with you and your budget to create an eye-catching and tasteful curb-appeal plan for your home.
Arana provides residential painting services to Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and Alameda County, San Francisco County, Marin County and the entire San Francisco Bay area.