Spring is the perfect time to revitalize your living space and tackle any outdoor home improvement projects that you’ve been putting off. From fences that have seen better days to front doors that have developed rust spots–there’s nothing a few coats of fresh paint can’t fix.

Painting your home’s exterior not only improves the look of your home but also protects it from harsh weather conditions. And if you’re looking to sell, painting goes a long way in increasing curb appeal as well. So, whatever your reason for painting is, here are a few outdoor spring painting projects to give you some inspiration.

1. Repainting Window Frames

Giving your window frames a crisp, new layer of paint will instantly improve the look of your home’s exterior. When it comes to choosing colours for your window frames, there are a few factors to consider. If you want a clean and classic look, white or off-white shades are always a safe bet. However, if you want to add some personality and character to your home’s exterior, don’t be afraid to experiment with bolder colours such as navy blue or forest green. Additionally, black window frames are a great low-maintenance choice as the colour hides dirt and scratches easily.

2. Painting Doors

Whether you’re looking to cover old imperfections or simply need a change, painting your front door comes with a slew of benefits. For starters, adding a layer of paint offers protection from things like rust and weather-related damage. Painting your front door is also an ideal opportunity to choose the perfect colour–one that gives your home some personality and boosts your curb appeal.

Before settling on a paint colour, consider the overall colour scheme and style of your house. If, for example, you have a traditional-style home with neutral colours, a classic red or dark blue door can add a pop of colour without being too bold. That said, sometimes the bolder the better, so don’t be afraid to experiment with yellows, oranges, and greens as well.

3. Revitalizing Fences

Another easy (but very impactful) painting project is revitalizing your fences. Whether you choose a classic fence stain or opt for paint, having a well-maintained fence helps highlight and frame all of the beauty your yard has to offer. Traditionally, fences are painted white or stained to accentuate the natural wood.

These days, we see shades of black and grey used quite frequently as well. These neutral colours work as a beautiful contrast to vibrant plants, flowers, and outdoor furniture. That said, if your landscaping is more subdued or monochromatic, adding pops of colour through your fence is a good way to add visual interest.

4. Freshening Up the Home Exterior

When small painting projects just won’t cut it, it’s time to paint the entire exterior of your home. Whether you’re working with bricks, wood, or even vinyl siding, a quick coat of paint will not only completely transform the look of your house, but it will make your yard look nicer too.

With such a large project, it’s best to work with professional painters and designers who can assist with everything from colour selection to the actual labour of painting your home. At Encore Painting, our highly skilled team is equipped with the experience and equipment to tackle any painting project that comes our way. So if you’re thinking about doing a spring refresh, don’t hesitate–fill out our contact form today and get a free quote for your next project.