10 Wacky Exterior Paint Photos That Will Shock You
We’ve all seen them, lurking around the corner, maybe in the next neighborhood: houses with unaccountably strange paint jobs. As entertaining as they are to look at, odd ducks like these might deter future buyers and tend to lower property values of nearby homes. Check out these extreme exterior house paint ideas photos to learn how your home’s fresh coat can look good and preserve the worth of your home and neighborhood.
The exterior of your house says a lot about you. But even if you have the most exuberant personality on your block, you still have an obligation to fit in with your neighbors. This is especially true if your property is part of a home owners association — an HOA. Most HOAs have strict rules about the style of your house, your choice of paint colors, and other criteria that help preserve the property values of nearby homes.
10 Wacky Exterior Paint Photos That Will Shock YouWake Up and Smell the Daisies
Choosing great exterior colors means selecting body, trim, and accent colors that complement each other. If chartreuse and salmon are your idea of a cool combo, you’d be wise to check out an app like ColorSnap from Sherwin-Williams. Take a photo of your property, and ColorSnap suggests harmonious color combinations for your house. The free app is available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.
10 Wacky Exterior Paint Photos That Will Shock YouA Solid Foundation for Your Color Scheme
Painting foundation walls neutral colors emphasizes the body color of your siding — hopefully that’s a good thing. Rough-textured concrete block and poured concrete foundation walls are tricky to paint, and finishing them is a time-consuming project. Use an exterior paint formulated for concrete and masonry.
10 Wacky Exterior Paint Photos That Will Shock YouFrom Out of the Blue
Artist Peter Kaschnig certainly was in his blue period when he painted this entire house in Klagenfort, Austria, a royal azure. While Kaschnig managed to cover every nook and cranny with blue paint — including roofing and windows — he spilled nary a drop on the surrounding lawn, thanks to proper use of tools and drop cloths.
10 Wacky Exterior Paint Photos That Will Shock YouGoing Green, Literally
If you want to green up your exterior paint job, selecting bright green paint isn’t exactly what we had in mind. Get with environmentally friendly techniques by selecting low-VOC paints and recycling your used paints and stains.
10 Wacky Exterior Paint Photos That Will Shock YouAn Un-a-Peeling Exterior
Whatever the color, the abandoned, horror movie look is never inviting. But before you start sanding and scraping, test for the presence of lead paint. If your test is positive, read up on lead paint laws that describe how to deal with the problem safely.
10 Wacky Exterior Paint Photos That Will Shock YouKeeping it Simple
Multiple colors are eye-catching but spell trouble when it comes time to repaint. To reduce ongoing maintenance, choose a base color and one or two trim colors that simplify repainting. Top-quality exterior paints may cost more initially but will pay for themselves in reduced upkeep costs over the years.
10 Wacky Exterior Paint Photos That Will Shock YouStrut Your Stuff
With its dark red door, black shutters, and crisp white trim, this Colonial house has a classic color scheme — unless you factor in that dash of marketing bling on the siding. No matter what color or message says “pride of ownership” to you, you’ll get the best results using the right painting tools, brushes, and rollers.
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10 Wacky Exterior Paint Photos That Will Shock YouTiny House, Big Statement
It may be tiny, but this little house is big on bling: The Victorian-inspired exterior is a pastiche of eye-popping colors chosen by the homeowner. “I knew it had to be purple and pink and green,” she says, “because that’s what I like.” No worries about fitting into your neighborhood — this 180-square-foot home is off-grid ready so you can park it deep in the woods.