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June, 2018
Choosing the Exterior Paint Colour for your Home

Choosing the Exterior Paint Colour for your Home

If you’re planning to revamp the exterior of your home, take a little time to come up with your colour decision. Painting the outside of your property is different with painting the interiors since you have to consider a lot of external factors, such as landscaping, roofscaping and hardscaping. Here are some tips when choosing the exterior paint for your home:

1. Think about your permanent materials

If you have bricks or stone foundation, patio or accents, it is best that you look at their underlying tones and start choosing from there. Remember to play with colours that will complement what you already have. This way, the colour will look smooth and well-coordinated.

2. Think about the visual effect you want

Think thoroughly about the effect you want to have. If you want to make it stand out, choose a brighter colour. If you want to make it subtle, choose a darker hue.

3. Choose three or more different paint shades

When choosing an exterior painting scheme, there are three major parts that you have to consider: Field Colour, Accent Colour and Trim Colour. Field colours dominate the whole palette, accent colours bring smaller areas to life, such as doors and shutters, and trim colours are used for trim work such as window casing, railings and roof edging. Make sure that these three complement each other.

4. Ease in with swatches

Just like when painting your interior, do not fully rely on paint chips. This is because the exterior colour will be drastically different from the one on the chip. It is best that you try the colours out by buying test sizes before painting the whole exterior.

Do you need a professional to help you with your painting job? Residential, commercial or educational, Prestige Decorating Services will do the job for you! Please look at our gallery to see previous projects. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our friendly team. Call us on 07786 548280 or send us a message at info@prestigedecorating.co.uk.

Things to Know Before Choosing a Painter and Decorator

Things to Know Before Choosing a Painter and Decorator

Having your house redecorated is no easy task. It may seem daunting for some, but if you hire the right people, the results can be fantastic. In this article, we’re going to give you some tips before you hire a professional painter or decorator.

1. Arm yourself with basic knowledge

Before inviting decorators for quotes do a little research. Find out what needs decorating and calculate how much you are prepared to spend on the redecoration.

2. Choose a specialist rather than a general handyman

When painting and decorating, many homeowners choose the DIY approach or hire a general handyman. They think it may save them financially but it may not deliver a professional looking end result.

3. Find out exactly what a decorator or painter’s process is going to be

Ask about every aspect of the job. Make a list of queries, you need to find out how the decorator is going to approach the work.

4. Get detailed quotes

Get at least three quotes from different decorators and ask them for a detailed breakdown of the quote in writing. By doing this you will be able to compare their prices and know exactly how your money is being spent.

5. Ask how long the job is going to take

Enquire what period of time the redecoration will take as major inconvenience can occur if the work drags on for longer than expected.

Do you need a professional to help you with your decoration? Residential, commercial or educational, Prestige Decorating Services will do the job for you! Please look at our gallery to see our previous painting and decorating projects. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our friendly team. You can call us on 07786 548280 or send us a message at info@prestigedecorating.co.uk.