Exterior painting is a critical step in protecting a home or building from the elements. Outdoors, construction materials are beset by constant erosive forces: sun, rain, wind, temperature changes, micro-organisms, dirt and grime, physical abrasion . . . and that’s just to name a few. The materials we cover the outside of our buildings with are designed to shelter the interior from everything that nature (and man!) throws at it – and the very first line of defense is the exterior paint job.
Chemists and paint engineers have carefully crafted paints that can offer protection from water, UV radiation, chemical exposure, microorganisms, physical abrasion, and more. Exterior paint takes a beating from those same elements, however, and ought to be refinished periodically in order to ensure optimal protection. A building’s exterior is also what makes the first impression on passers-by, so it is extra-important that it always come out looking fresh and new.
The concept of ‘curb appeal‘ – that people judge a home or building based on what it looks like from the curb – has been well established by real estate agents and home-buyers. The wrong exterior paint job can make a house look small, awkward, tacky, or even dirty. The right exterior paint job, on the other hand, can make a house look spacious, welcoming, and luxurious.
Painting an exterior can be a delicate process; you need to be aware of the weather, and the other environmental factors that can make your paint job fail during its vulnerable curing stage. Blue Door Painters has been offering expert exterior painting services in the Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia areas for over 5 years; we can ensure that your home or building ends up well-protected and with the highest possible curb appeal.