Exterior Painting FAQs

At Horner Painting, we care about giving you the best painting service possible for your Fort Collins home. That’s why we are here to answer any and all of the questions you might have about having the exterior of your house painted. When you are looking for house painting professionals who can deliver a job well done in a timely manner, there is no better team to call than Horner Painting! We’ve proudly served Northern Colorado for decades with home painting services from our hometown of Fort Collins. Read on to learn more from our painting experts.

When should I repaint the exterior of my house?

That depends on what your home is made from! If your exterior siding is wooden, it should be recoated every five years or so. Stucco can be painting less frequently, assuming that the exterior is still in good condition and free of any cracks. If your siding or shingles are stained, that should be touched up every three years to keep the wood sealed and prevent the color from turning to gray. Of course, if you are just looking for a new color to change up your home, that’s a great reason to repaint as well!

What are the steps of painting the exterior of my home?

When we do exterior house painting, we have three crucial steps:

  1. Scrape, sand, and wash – We want to be sure that all loose and failing paint is removed. We also want to wash the house thoroughly to prevent any dirt from getting trapped beneath our new layer of paint.
  2. Prime and seal – This is where we protect the home by masking off the windows and other fixtures to ensure that paint doesn’t go anywhere it isn’t supposed to. Then, we apply primer. If we need to seal any cracks or uneven surfaces, we also use this step to give our team the smoothest and easiest canvas possible.
  3. Finish coat – This is the color! We have several methods we use to ensure that each surface is evenly coated and that overall product is one you can be proud to show off.

How should I choose the color?

This is really up to you, but we suggest looking at any pre-existing qualities about the house that you don’t really want to change. For example, the way your driveway looks, the color of your roof, and any patio you might have can determine some good guidelines for choosing your color. You will also want to see what colors are prevalent in your neighborhood to see what fits well. If you have any interesting architectural features of your home that you want to enhance, you can choose colors that match well together.

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When it comes to finding house painting professionals, there is no team you can trust more than Horner Painting. We have the equipment, knowledge, and experience needed to turn your home into the beautiful, eye-catching structure you’ve always dreamed it would be. Your Fort Collins home deserves the very best in color, which is why we are here to always provide a job well done. Give us a call today to get started!