Exterior painting can be one of the more expensive forms of home painting — after all, when you take into consideration just the amount of area to be painted, it’s quite staggering as it’s bigger than any given interior room wall surface to be painted.
When you also take into consideration the various elements that can impede the exterior painting project such as the weather, it’s easy to understand why it’s good to look for ways to reduce the price of such a painting project.
One thing you’re going to want to consider doing when you are looking to paint the exterior of your home on a budget is to borrow the tools that you will be using to do the prep work and painting.
The reason that this works out so well is that often people will go to the store and buy low-end equipment to stay on a certain budget, and then find that their paintwork suffers as a result — poor-quality tools will often make for poor quality painting.
The alternative to this, if you are not planning on doing any painting in the near future is to ask friends and family if they have such equipment and to borrow it – quality equipment can be used for many painting projects as long as they are properly cleaned (and of course you will clean the equipment when you’re done.)
Another thing that you’re going to want to consider when you’re looking at getting your exterior painting project under budget is to paint more slowly.
You may be wondering how this is possible, seeing as painting more slowly will upfront cause your painting project to take longer — yet this is absolutely the case.
It all comes down to painting error – and the wasted paint and time that comes of it, which you can more easily avoid when you take your time painting.
In the world of paint, there are occasions when people go into a store with the intent on getting a very specific color that may not yet exist or that is not readily available – and so the store will tint a paint they do have to match what the customer says they want.
This usually works out but when it doesn’t and the customer is happy with the color, the paint doesn’t go to waste – it gets sold at a discount, and that’s where you come into the picture.
You can go into the paint store and buy the paint for your own exterior painting needs — if of course it’s the right kind of paint and you also like the color — but the savings will often justify this.
Speaking of savings, you may think of sales as being just for certain kinds of things that are found at stores and that they wouldn’t ever apply to things like paint and paint-related supplies.
As it turns out, there are even sales on things like these and if you time it right, you can get a good deal on the things you need to paint the exterior of your home.
Lastly, a general bit of advice that should serve you very well regardless of what kind of painting project you are looking to take on — plan the painting out in advance.
When you rush into a painting project you are at the mercy of costs at the time you start — whereas when you plan things out more in advance you can look for sales and even paint at a time that is better for you overall weather-wise and otherwise.