North Carolina House Painting

Living in southeastern North Carolina means your home will inevitably be subjected to salt, wind and rain. Although it’s rare along the coast, your home’s exterior could even endure below-freezing temperatures with snow and ice. Therefore, when it comes to choosing a paint product for your home, you’ll want to invest in something that will stand up to the elements.

Here are a few helpful tips when it comes to choosing a paint for your North Carolina home’s exterior:

–> Oil-based paints are more likely to chalk and fade in sunny exposure. If your home is in an area where it gets high amounts of afternoon sun, you may want to consider a latex alternative.
Latex-based paint holds color well, even when exposed to bright sun and heat.

–> According to Realty Time magazine, the most popular exterior paint colors are white, gray, blue, tan/brown, cream, beige, green, yellow and red. White remains the most popular choice of all.

–> Most realtors suggest painting your house a light color or a pale shade of gray. This is because lighter colors make a home seem larger.

–> “Historic” colors are popular in some areas. Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams have been catering to this trend, as seen with colors such as “Williamsburg Blue,” “Queen Anne Pink” or “Yorktowne Green.”

–> Always check with your home owner’s association (if you have one) before choosing a paint color for your home. Some HOAs have restrictions on exterior paint colors, since it can affect the value of other homes in the neighborhood.

–> Depending on your home’s siding material and how exposed it is to the elements, you should consider repainting your home every 5-10 years.

Contact Colour Solutions today for a free estimate and to hear more about home painting trends in North Carolina: 910-686-3067

Southport, NC Painting Company

Pressure Washing Wilmington NCColour Solutions is always excited about the prospect of historic restoration in southeastern North Carolina. We take great pride in our hometown and especially appreciate the historical significance of the homes, neighborhoods, and historic structures in our area.

Southport, NC in Brunswick County is one such city rich with history and historic homes. While these historic homes are so crucial to our sense of place and our role in the area’s development, they can also be overwhelming to maintain.

One way to help maintain historic Southport homes is to protect the exterior with high quality paint on a routine basis. Paint provides protection from mildew and rot that are such a threat in hot, humid climates. Wood siding, columns, decking, railings, and stairs are susceptible to rot during their long term exposure to the elements including rain, moisture, and humidity.

Scheduling routine exterior painting for your historic Southport home is crucial to the overall maintenance and upkeep of the house. Colour Solutions is a professional painting company dedicated to preservation of historic homes in Southport, Wilmington, and throughout southeastern NC.

Contact Colour Solutions today to learn how our exterior painting and pressure washing services can benefit your historic home: 910-686-3067

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