Exterior Painting FAQs

One of the best ways to amp up the curb appeal of your home is to repaint it. Your home’s exterior draws the eye and creates a strong first impression. However, exterior painting can be a bit challenging, so you’ll want to hire a professional like Rutgers Painting for the job. Have some questions about exterior home painting? Read on to see if we answered them!

Q: When Should I Paint the Exterior of My Home?

A: If a painted surface is showing signs of peeling or cracking, it’s time for a new coat of paint. Typically, wood elements of your home like siding and trim need to be recoated about every 5 years, and stained surfaces should be recoated every 3 years, to prevent graying and keep the wood sealed. 

Q: Why Should I Hire a Professional Painter?

A: Hiring a professional ensures the job is done right. A professional painter knows how to work quickly yet thoroughly to provide a professional paint job for your home. They also have the knowledge and skill to understand what will work best for your home. A professional will do the necessary prep work to get the most out of your new paint. When looking for which professional company to hire, make sure they have the proper insurance coverage and years of experience for the job.

Q: How Do Prepare the Exterior for Painting?

A: No matter how well exterior paint is applied, if the prep job is poor, the paint will not look good for long. Professional painters understand how to prepare your home’s exterior for painting. They will wash all areas of your home that will be painted. Excess paint, flakes, dirt, and anything on the surface must come off. Any damaged areas will also be fixed before painting. 

Q: What Are the Best Exterior Colors?

A: When it comes to color, here are a few things to consider:

  • The existing elements such as the roof, brick, walkway, patio, etc.
  • Neighboring homes and structures 
  • Your landscape
  • Architectural elements of your home
  • Whether you will be selling your home

If you’re unsure about which paint colors you want, that’s okay! At Rutgers Painting, we’ll provide a color consultation to help you choose the color that works best for your home and family.

Q: How Long Will the Painting Process Take?

A: It depends on when the homeowner is ready to start. We’ve done anywhere from 2 months to 6 months from the initial consultation. However, we can accommodate quicker turnaround times in cases where you just purchased your home. Each job is different, we take the time to completely understand your needs and explain how the process works every step of the way.

Q: How Do I Get Started?

A: To get started, give us a call at (973) 577-5316! We’re excited to hear from you!

Key Takeaways:

  • Hiring a professional painter will ensure the job is done right the first time.
  • Prep work is an extremely important step in the painting process.
  • At Rutgers Painting, we’ll provide you with a color consultation to help you choose the color that works best for your home and family.

Choose the Best Exterior Painting Services

At Rutgers Painting, we provide you with the highest quality exterior painting services available in New Jersey. Our solution lasts and saves you the headache, and the expense, of frequent repainting. Contact us today with any other questions you may have, or schedule a free consultation!

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