• Jen Bedard

How to Give your Home a Face-lift

Updated: Dec 6, 2019

There comes a time when the exterior of your home will be in need of a serious facelift. One of the most cost-effective and easiest ways to do this is with a new paint job. Painting the exterior of your home requires a fair deal of planning and materials. But if you do it right, you can handle this type of job yourself without having to hire a contractor. Here is a look at what you will need to do.

1 – Create A Safety Zone

Before you do anything, you can make your job a lot easier by establishing a safety zone around the perimeter of your home. This means tying back tree limbs that may end up getting paint dripped on them, removing any items that may create obstacles as you work your way around your home and laying drop cloths on things you don’t want to spill paint on.

2 – Remove Shutters and Other Attachments

If your home has shutters attached to windows, this is the time to remove them to keep them from getting covered in paint. Also, if you have birdhouses, feeders and anything else that is attached to the sides of your home you don’t want to paint, remove them as well to speed up the process.

3 – Prepare the Surface

This is the time to get up close and personal with the exterior of your home. Give it a close inspection and if you discover places where existing paint is cracked or peeling, you must remove that. A wire brush will tak