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Painting the Exterior of Your Home

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Essential Spring Home Improvement Projects: Painting the Exterior of Your Home

Most of us do not consider that painting the exterior of our homes as part of home renovation. Color to most people is just a way of brightening up your home, but in reality it is much more than that.

It becomes especially important if the exterior of home is made out of wood or timber. Modern paints are great when it comes to maintaining wood structures. They contain many conditioners and substances which will help to protect your home, and keep the wood structure in excellent condition.

We often assume that it is only cold weather which affects the wooden structures of our homes but this isn’t true. If your home is located in one of the more southern states, it is just as likely to need maintenance.

There are many bugs and insects which love to make the wooden structure of your house their home. This is one of the main reasons you should seek professional advice to help to maintain your home. A professional home renovation contractor will be able to give you advice on the right paint for your home, and may also be able to recommend specialist treatments.

How to Paint your Interior Walls & Ceilings?

You wanted to give your home a new look. The easiest way to do that is paint your walls and color your home. Interior painting is one of the popular and efficient ways of home improvement and remodeling. Now you may get into a dilema on what pattern to paint your house to jazz it up. If you have kids, you definitely want to think of something creative to meet your kids imagination.

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Lines or Stripes
Go with a pin stripes or thick stripes pattern in straight line or cris-cross or a wavy using your creativity. Use color combination that goes with the furniture and drapes. You can use left over paint colors to do this too. Go with small stripes or wavy lines to create an artistic look. For family or living or dining rooms one or 2 stripes gives that special look than any special finish. Stripes on the ceiling is another idea you may like.

Faux painting
Venetian plaster is a nice finish you can do it yourself, if you follow the directions provided in the guide. If you go to any paint store ask for booklets showing how to do faux painting with venetian plaster, they will hand a ton of them including other finishes like brilliant colors or metallic or sparkling finishes. You can also do rag-on or leather finish showcasing unique patterns and textures.

Stencil patterns
You can find a variety of stencils at any departmental store or at any online store that you can buy and use multiple times. Use contrasting colors to make sure the stencil patterns on clearly visible.

Special Designs
Circles or squares or triangles or diamond shapes with contrasting colors is another pattern you may like. Large letters or symbols or images on a contrasting colored wall is another fashionable pattern liked by some people.

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Bottomline you are the best judge of patterns for painting your house that brings the creative genius out of you as everyone is capable of vivid imagination in their own way while remodeling or renovating their house.

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