With heavy snowfall blanketing the state, most people aren’t thinking about their exterior painting projects. In general, people tend to wait to schedule these projects until spring, when they’re able to go outside and see the state of their exterior. But there’s no better time to get your project on the books than now! Waiting until spring, you’ll likely be in competition with hundreds – if not thousands – of other home and business owners who are looking to get their properties painted. By starting your planning now, you can be first in line and schedule your job at a time that is convenient for you. In today’s post, we’re going to look at a few ways you can prepare for your upcoming project.
Consider the goals of your project
The first thing you should think about when planning your project is your end goal. Are you looking to update your home to a newer, more modern color? Are you hoping to refresh existing paint that has faded, peeled, or been damaged? Or are you wanting to upgrade to a more durable paint that will resist the harsh conditions that come with Michigan winters? The goal that you decide on will ultimately impact when you schedule your job, what kinds of paints you select, and more.
Decide on exterior paint colors
Always the most enjoyable part of any painting project, deciding on your colors is an essential part of the process. Before you can select paints and schedule your project, you need to know what colors you like. On their website, Sherwin-Williams offers a great way to explore all of their color offerings, making the selection process painless, easy, and fun!
Pick a date for your painting project
With your goals worked out and your paints selected, the only remaining step is to pick a date. Since you’ve already done most of the heavy lifting and – if you’re reading this in the winter – you’re planning well in advance, you’ll likely have your choice of dates. Because Michigan’s weather can be unpredictable, we always recommend picking a date with a little bit of flexibility. This way, no matter what happens, you’re fully prepared for your exterior painting project.
At Van Tuinen Painting, we’re proud to offer the area’s best residential and commercial painting services. If you’re looking to have your home or business’ exterior painted, contact us today to learn how we can help!