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Revitalize Your Home's Exterior: Top Summertime  Painting Projects

Do you need a full exterior repaint this summer? Awesome! You have a huge opportunity to give your home a totally new look, plus add vital surface protection at the same time.

But what if you don’t need a complete exterior repaint, and are just craving some new colors? Maybe freshen things up a bit to give your curb appeal a little extra flavor?

Today, let’s take a look at a few fun exterior painting projects that may not be huge in scope, but definitely have a huge impact on your home’s look.

Repaint Your Front Door


Your front door sets the tone for your home's style, welcomes visitors, and is a natural focal point. Consider giving it a fresh coat of paint to make a statement! A vibrant front door can instantly boost curb appeal and add personality to your home's exterior. We’d recommend choosing a color that complements your house and reflects your personal taste, and from bold reds to tranquil blues, the options are endless.

Here are just a few trending styles for 2023:

  • Classic black
  • Warm gray
  • Bold blue
  • Rich red
  • Sage green
  • Vibrant yellow

Painting the Trim and Shutters

It might be hard to envision, but painting your trim and shutters can dramatically transform the look of your home. It brings new life to your exterior, adding contrast and visual interest. Whether you prefer classic white, elegant black, or something more adventurous, a fresh coat of paint on the trim and shutters will give your home a cohesive and polished appearance.

Refresh Your Deck or Patio

Summer is finally here, so don’t forget to give your outdoor living spaces a little attention too! Clean the surface thoroughly and apply a new coat of paint or stain to protect it from the elements and bring back its natural beauty. You can choose a color or stain that enhances the ambiance you want to create – from natural wood tones to bold and modern colors.

Add a Splash of Color To Your Garage Door

Don't let your garage door be a missed opportunity! It's a large surface that can make a big contribution to the overall visual impact. If you want to keep it simple, just refresh your existing color for a clean, crisp look. If you’re feeling bold, choose an accent color (as bold as you’d like) that complements your home but delivers a little wow factor.

Exterior Painting FAQs

Q: Can I tackle these painting projects myself?

While some homeowners may have the skills and experience to take on these projects, it's often best to hire a professional painting company. They have the expertise, tools, and knowledge to ensure a high-quality and long-lasting finish.

Q: How long does it take to complete these projects?

The time required depends on the size and complexity of each project. Painting the front door or garage door can be completed in a day or two, while painting the exterior walls or reviving the deck may take several days or even weeks, depending on the scope of work.

Q: How often should I repaint these areas?

The frequency of repainting will vary depending on factors such as climate, wear and tear, and the quality of the previous paint job. As a general guideline, consider repainting the front door every 3-5 years, the trim and shutters every 5-7 years, the deck every 2-3 years, and the exterior walls every 7-10 years.

Q: Can I use any type of paint for these projects?

It's essential to choose the right type of paint for each specific surface. Exterior paints are designed to withstand outdoor elements, while paints for doors and trim have specific durability and finish requirements.

Q: How can I maintain the painted surfaces?

Regular maintenance is key to preserving the beauty and longevity of the painted surfaces. Annual power washing is a good idea, plus routine inspection for any signs of damage, rot, or wear. Touch up areas as needed to keep them looking fresh.

Do you have more questions about house painting here in Central Connecticut? Contact us at Southington Painting! We’d love to serve you and your home this season.

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