In order to have a successful paint project, there are a few things to consider and plan prior to beginning.
Choosing the best paint for your exterior can either make or break your investment. The right color will give your home incredible curbside appeal. The right paint will go on to your exterior smoothly and last for years.
We suggest using water based, acrylic latex paints. These paints are easy to apply, they dry quickly, and require very little maintenance. These paints apply perfectly to any type of surface without requiring special pre-treatment.
Keep in mind, when purchasing your paint, the higher grade paints stick better to exterior surfaces and require fewer coats while lasting longer. The lower grade paints, more than likely, will require more coats of paint to get the look that you want while needing to be repainted sooner than the higher grade.
Unlike exterior paint, Bucks County homeowners have more of a selection when it comes to interior paint options. When choosing an interior paint, you have a choice of purchasing a matte enamel, matte paint, satin paint, eggshell paint, semi-gloss paint, and gloss paint. Many homeowners choose to go with matte paint as it is easy to apply and hides many imperfections in the wall. However, if your home has children or the walls see a lot of activity, you may want to consider using a matte enamel. Matte enamel paint is much more durable and is easier to clean as well.
Depending on the condition of the interior walls you may be able to forgo using a primer. However, if you have a dark colored wall or a wall with a lot of imperfections, using a primer will smooth out the wall giving your fresh coat a paint a blank canvas.
So, the last question you need to ask yourself is if you are willing to do the painting yourself or hire a professional. We recommend hiring a Bucks County painter to do the job for you. The professional painters listed on AgentsAdvise are local, vetted, and realtor approved businesses ready and waiting for your call. By hiring a professional you will gain the knowledge and experience that can only be gained by being a professional painter.