3 Ways To Touch-Up Paint

One of the hardest parts about maintaining your exterior surface is doing any sort of touch-up painting or staining. Even if you keep the exact same paint that you used when you originally painted your walls, there is a very good chance that it is not even going to match your walls today. These problems are common on interior surfaces, but they are especially pronounced on exterior surfaces that are exposed to the sun and rain. So, even if you do some touch-up painting, you end up with an area that is highly noticeable because of the color variation. There are basically three ways to get around this if you are trying to repaint your exterior.

Color Match

One good way to touch up your exterior paint is to have a color match paint product made from scratch. That is, you can take a sample of your wall, whether it is a small chip or a piece of the surface, and have the paint store attempt to do a color match. This can be successful, but it might take several trips back-and-forth between the paint store before you get it perfect.

Repaint the Entire Wall

The next option is to just repaint the entire wall or section of the area that needs to be fixed. That is, you don't necessarily need to paint your entire building if there are just spots on one wall that need to be fixed. You can often just paint the section where the damage. That is, paint to the natural corners or edges of the wall, so that you cover the entire surface, rather than just having small areas that are painted.

Repaint the Whole Building

The third option is to just repaint your entire building. This is obviously the most expensive, but it can also be a very rewarding and worthwhile investment if your building needs it. A new paint job is a smart upgrade that, even though it is more expensive than the other options on this list, is a comparatively cheapest home remodel. If you are trying to give your exterior of fresh new look, you can use this opportunity to repaint your walls and redefine your building style, making your entire property look newer.

Of course, the best course of action depends on your budget and the severity of the damage on your walls. But, keeping up your paint will keep your building looking great. Contact a commercial painting contractor for more help.