With the warmer weather just around the corner, now is the time to start planning a new exterior paint job for your Highlands Ranch home.
A fresh coat of paint is the easiest way to make your home look like new again. However, in this day and age of living “green” and protecting the environment, you should consider a greener exterior paint job for your home. Here are some tips to help you plan a greener exterior paint job for your home this summer.
- Choose only paints that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These paints are the better choice for the environment because they do not have the harmful fumes and toxins contained in traditional paints. Yes, you will pay a higher price for the use of these paints – but you will also not suffer the same side effects of the paints, and you will be protecting the environment from the toxins.
- Make sure you utilize lead-safe practices, too. When dealing with lead in any manner, there are strict regulations. If your home is older and possibly has lead paint, you need to protect yourself, your family, and the environment from the harmful effects of the lead.
- Choose quality equipment and take care of that equipment. All paint jobs are not created equal. Sure, you can get the cheapest paint you can at the home discount store and slather it on with any old paint brush. But will it cover completely and protect your home? Will it last for years to come? True value comes in a professional paint job, with a professional application. It’s the only way to benefit from the latest technology, and provide you with the best coverage possible.
- Recycle any leftovers, including paints and cans. When you recycle, you are doing one more thing to protect the environment. You can recycle leftover paint by using it for another project around your home. For instance, painting a bench or swing the same color as your home will not only get rid of that leftover paint, it will also provide a beautiful accent piece for your landscaping.