Summer is quickly approaching, and that means more time spent outside. After all of Utah’s winter snow storms, the exterior of your home is likely in need of a few touch ups. But, not to worry. Not all painting projects have to be large-scale endeavors. There some simple projects that can greatly improve the esthetics of your home. Here are a few of our favorites that will take only a day or two to complete.
1. Repaint the Front Door
The front door is the first thing that people see when approaching your home, and you know what they say about first impressions. If the paint on your front door is chipping or faded, then that sets the expectation for the rest of your home. Re-painting the front door is an easy project to tackle, and can change the feel of the entire exterior of your house. First of all, it’s important to repair any damage and apply a quality primer. When it comes to choosing the paint color, a bold color can help your home stand out among the rest.
2. Re-stain or Repaint the Deck
In the Salt Lake City area, right before summer is the perfect time to revamp the appearance of your deck. The deck is the social hub of your home, it’s where you’ll host guests and have BBQ’s all summer long. First thing to consider when redoing a deck is to invest in a quality commercial cleaner to remove all mildew buildup and other gunk that may be present. Power washing can improve the finish of the deck, as well as sanding or repairing any broken boards. Finally, a quality re-staining job will give you that beautiful outdoor environment that you and your family will enjoy spending time in.
3. Touch ups on the Exterior
Summer is a good time to tackle small touch ups so that they do not become larger problems when the weather turns sour again. The best way to identify problem spots is by making note of areas where there is peeling, flaking, or blistering paint. If these problems are confined to only one area, then it’s easy to fix by chipping off damaged paint, reapplying primer, and then repainting. If these areas are not dealt with, they can continue to spread and wreck havoc on the look of your home.
At All American Trade Work we have the knowledge and expertise to tackle any residential, commercial, interior or exterior paint job- whether it be big or small. Do not hesitate to contact us with questions or quote inquires. Call (801) 995-2513 or email us.