The exterior of your home is the first thing others in your neighborhood notice about your property. Peeling and faded paint isn’t a good look. A fresh coat of paint is one way to transform your home and boost your property value instantly.
However, you can’t apply new paint just whenever you desire. Here are a few things to take into consideration before you begin painting the outside of your house. And, get this: all of these items are…WEATHER-RELATED. Weren’t expecting THAT, were you? Read on!
The Humidity Level
Anyone living in our area of Central Florida (or in other damp spots of the globe like the UK) knows wet days come with the territory. However, before you paint, you need to make sure it’s not too humid. Paint starts as a liquid before it dries, and it will remain a liquid if it’s also wet outside. If you want your freshly-painted house to dry quickly and without any issues, you should wait until the weather is dry.
And are the rest of the walls painted yet? Um…nope. I figured I needed a little kick in the behind. And this might just do it! Check it out – the perfect painting resource from the folks at Home Advisor!
One of my favorite things to look at on Pinterest (FIND ME THERE BY CLICKING HERE) or Hometalk (FIND ME THERE BY CLICKING HERE) is PAINTED FURNITURE. Actually, I even have an entire board on Hometalk devoted to refinished furniture! And when I come across a blog featuring some painted furniture, I always stop and look at that, too. I’m not sure why the fascination, but I give in every time!
So finally, I decided to paint something myself. I was a bit nervous, because I had heard that it was a bit of work, and if you didn’t get it just so, it would be ruined.
Do you remember our Master Bedroom Tour from July? (CLICK HERE TO SEE IT IF YOU MISSED IT!) Well, there was a console table involved…
Yeah, that one! A friend of my mother-in-law was going to throw it out, right around the time we were moving from our apartment into our house, so my mother-in-law brought it with her on moving day, in case we had somewhere we could use it.
Overall, it’s a pretty table! Sturdy and a good size and I like the little details, too!
But, as you can see, it just didn’t match…ANYTHING.