Boost Your Curb Appeal with These Exterior Paint Ideas

Whether you're looking to get your home ready to sell or simply want to make your home the best looking one on the block (there's nothing wrong with that), there are endless ways to boost your home's curb appeal that are easy and very cost-effective. One of the easiest is applying a new coat of paint to your property!

Your new paint can be applied anywhere – whether it’s on your front door or just the exterior trim. The great thing about paint is that it can be used on almost any surface in infinite color scheme combinations. The limit is your imagination.

With years of experience under our belt as a local Ann Arbor handyman company and a team with an average of a decade of experience each, we know a thing or two about boosting your curb appeal with a new home improvement project. My Handyman of Ann Arbor, Saline and Chelsea is here with some ideas you should consider when looking for ways to boost your curb appeal with paint – and some benefits of painting your exterior you probably haven’t even considered yet.

What Kind of Painting Services Increase Curb Appeal?

Curb appeal painting services come in many forms, but certain ones can really make your exterior stand out in the neighborhood and protect your home in the process:

Fascia & Soffit Painting

Your home’s fascia, the exterior board below the edge of your roof, and the soffit, the underside of your roof or porch, can be painted with a new coat of paint to achieve the final look you’ve been dreaming of or simply add the contrast your home has been missing.

Upgrading this trim with new high-quality paint, whether in the same color or something new, can boost your curb appeal and – this may come as a surprise – extend the lifespan of your roof and reduce the amount of damage you will have to repair in these areas. The new coat of paint provides great protection for your roofline and the perfect barrier against sun damage, water damage, wood rot, and more.

Front Door Painting

A rising trend in exterior painting is adding a new coat of paint to your front door, which we also think is a great idea for any property! Whether you choose a neutral beige or decide to go with a pop of color, some tips for making painting your front door easier include:

  • Get Paint Samples – Whether you have a list of possible color choices or have no idea where to start, getting paint samples first from your local paint store will help! This allows you to see the paints in person and make a better decision.
  • Replace Hardware – While you're at it, painting your front door also gives you a chance to replace old hardware, helping you fine-tune the aesthetic you're looking to accomplish.
  • Skip DIY – Your visitors will be up close to your front door, so keep streaks, bubbles, and imperfections away with the help of a team of professionals that know what they’re doing.

When choosing a door color, remember that the front entry is the first impression you give people. Take the time to choose a color that not only complements the rest of your exterior and is uniquely you!

Fence, Porch, or Deck Painting

If the exterior of your home is painted, there’s really no reason not to do the same to the fencing, porch, or deck surrounding your property. Having a fence painted with a complementary color, as well as completing any fence repairs beforehand, should be some of the first things on your list when increasing your home’s curb appeal.

Stain Your Exterior Wood

Not a fan of painted wood? No worries – staining your exterior wood is also a great option to boost your curb appeal! With thousands of stains on the market, you’ll be able to find one that suits your style. Plus, stain offers extra protection against rooting, sun, moisture, and tends to be a tinier bit more cost efficient compared to painting, even though not much.

Trimming Your Shrubs Goes a Long Way

Before having any exterior painting done, it's important to trim the bushes, trees, and other shrubs that line your home to:

  • Avoid Painting Your Bushes – Let's keep those bushes green. Clothes will need to be laid down beforehand to keep them free of rogue paint drops, but taking the extra time to cut down branches close to your home's siding or trimming down foundation plantings beforehand will help your exterior painters deliver a top-tier finished result.
  • Boost Your Curb Appeal – Trimming your landscaping helps you get the most out of your new coat of paint and boost your curb appeal even before a paint can is cracked open! Uniform shrub heights, proper weed removal, and edged lawns can improve the look of your front yard and home's exterior, proving that a little yard work can go a long way!

Pressure Washing

Pressure washing is usually needed to ensure the surface is ready to be painted, which happens to be another great thing about having your exterior painted. Pressure washing is great at removing:

  • Old paint
  • Dirt
  • Grime
  • Salt
  • Rust
  • Mildew

You may feel that your garden hose and dish soap has done a fine job cleaning the outside of your home, but pressure washing is essential to ensure a long-lasting paint job – and a clean and refreshed exterior! A true win-win in our books.

Request Help from Our Local Handymen to Get Started

Say goodbye to your outdated, weathered, or peeling exterior and say hello to a beautifully painted and refreshed home! With the help of our handyman’s painting services, you can handle many of these exterior painting jobs, repairs, and more – all in efforts to boost the curb appeal of your home!

We’ll ensure that the time we work on your home is used efficiency and you get the most out of the time and money you’re putting into your home improvement.

Contact our team online today to schedule your curb appeal painting consultation!