How to Choose Paint Colors for Your Home! | Is Your Home’s Color Outdated?

How to Choose Paint Colors for Your Home! | Is Your Home’s Color Outdated?


Hey this is Joshua with La Crosse Owner Will Finance and I wanted to shoot a quick tip video today about Choosing
Paint Colors. The Importance of the Exterior Paint Color is what draws the
future buyer in as far as how it looks and what their desiring. If you paint the
colors in a weird or different way, sometimes people like certain colors for
themselves, and yet they’re not popular with a lot of people, so it actually
prevents people from buying the house. Now what it does is it doesn’t
necessarily prevent them from buying the house from the aspect of there’s a lot of other nice
things about the house, but if they hate the color they may not even go in. Curb Appeal is one of the most important
aspects of getting people into the house to see the rest of the house, and I have had
some housing before where the inside was beautiful, but the outside was lacking in either color
or design, and because of that it was hard to sell the house. So first of all just colors alone, the colors that come off of what are
sold in vinyl or pre painted siding, are decided on and usually
tested by paint companies as what is popular, and they’re usually put in place
for about 12 to 20 years. They can go longer than that in some cases but that’s about
the window. So if you’re trying to update an older
house to make it look newer, picking those colors off of what is popular in
vinyl or in pre-painted siding is one of the ways to make it
look new. Two colors that really cause a home to
look old are white on white on white, which is white trim, whole white, and the doors are white and everything,
because it actually draws it back to the Depression Era when during the
Depression, most houses either didn’t get paint or
if they got paint they only got white paint, because there was so much problems
with getting houses done because of the amount of money that was
a problem during the Depression. So, if a house had paint at all, it was
usually white. Then right after the Depression a lot of people put Canary Yellow. So, if it’s a favorite color of yours then go ahead
and do it, but realize that it’s actually drawing the look of your home backwards in time. If you want to look at
those, there’s a lot of Greens and Blues and
even the Barn Reds are very popular right now. The other way to do it, and this is my most preferred way, is to
actually go around and drive neighborhoods and find a set of colors
on a house that you really like that already exist, and then you can actually have your painter go up and use
a tool, talk to the owner, most owners are like, “Oh you like it?” as long as it’s not
going to be the house next door, they’re happy to let you have the color schemes.
I’ve actually had it where they gave me the color schemes before because I wasn’t putting the
house right next door. Then, so if it’s a really cool color scheme
and it’s better than all the neighbors colors, it’ll actually make your house look
better than all the neighbors, and it’ll make your house pop. If your house is not
on the corner or if it’s in the middle of the block a lot of times it’s important
to have a really nice color scheme. So let’s just talk about the difference
in sidings as well. Vinyl siding for a long time, has been perpetuated by most as like the best siding because it’s maintenance-free. That technically isn’t
true because there’s a sheen on Vinyl that after about 12-15 years it loses
that shiny sheen, and so a lot of times Vinyl will start to attract
dirt after it loses that sheen. So, in my opinion, and this is just one opinion, and it’s because we’ve done
so many of them, it is, in my opinion, better to use a paint
job with a different type of siding, because a paint job costs a fraction of
what it costs to go and do an entirely new set of Vinyl. Vinyl generally, it can be
painted, but it doesn’t last very long and it
cracks and painting vinyl is a lot harder than painting all of the other
products. So it’s really better to actually use a wood surface of some sort.
There’s a new product out that’s called Smart Siding It’s a plywood based product. It is one of our
favorite ones to use. You’ll see a lot of the new construction having it.
You can buy this Smart Siding pre-primed, or, you can buy it pre-painted. I prefer to buy it just primed because once
you prime it you can actually, once you put it up, you can actually put a
brand new paint job on. So just to discuss how long paint jobs last.
The paint technologies have come way up, and it’s over the last like 10 to 15 years,
exterior paint jobs are way, the paint quality itself is better. And so the
paint job will last between 12 and 20 years as well. And like I said, it’s a
fraction of what it costs to actually do a paint job compared to what a costs to do Vinyl. In general, let’s say it’s a
Cape Cod House, I have done a Vinyl Job on one and it was about $4,500-$5,000 for the Vinyl. The Paint Job was anywhere between $1,250-$1,800 So you can just see there’s a substantial
difference there. So if you just repaint the house
every 10-20 years you’re actually beating the price of Vinyl, especially
if you’re Vinyl gets discolored or start to attract dirt. Anyway, I hope this tip helped! I hope you’re
having a great day! Leave comments and ask questions at the
bottom in the comment section! Thanks and again this is Josh with La Crosse Owner Will Finance!

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