Exterior House Painting

This is a great time of year to paint the outside of your house, and the Library has several books to help you with this task. The Art of Exterior Painting is a step-by-step guide to choosing paint colors and painting your house. From selecting a color scheme to applying the paint, the authorrs show you how to have the house of your dreams. Included are 80 color photos. Details show how to make the most of your house’s architecture, how to choose a color to match the surrounding environment, whether or not to hire a professional, how to select the proper tools, and how to apply the paint.

If you are having trouble deciding what color(s) to paint the exterior of your home based on the tiny paint swatch you’ve gotten from the paint store, The Perfectly Painted House: Foolproof Guide for Choosing Exterior Colors is the perfect book for you. Nationally recognized color consultant Bonnie Rosser Krims gives you a foolproof method for selecting and combining colors and shows you 26 distinct color schemes. The book will keep you from having to wade through hundreds of little paint chips, save you time and money, and help you get the look for your house that you always wanted.

Two other titles you might want to read are House Colors:Exterior Color by Style of Architecture and Outdoor Painting Techniques. These books can all be found in the Home Neighborhood.

Marta Miles

My name is Marta Miles, and I have been a reference librarian at TSCPL for 32 years. I'm a life-long animal lover and owner. I've owned guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, dogs, rabbits, and birds. I currently share my abode with a Bernese Mountain Dog named Boomer and a cockatiel named Piper. Come see me if you have questions about the Pets Neighborhood. You can also contact me if you have questions about books in our Home Neighborhood.

5 thoughts on “Exterior House Painting

  1. I just wanted to say that I did Purchase this book. I am a painter myself and always learning new tips and tricks from all sorts of informational sources out there. THanks, Mikes Painting

  2. When we go for house painting, the most important part of painting is exterior painting. Painting the outside of your house is a major job. The most important step in exterior house painting does not involve a paintbrush but rather effective paint scraping tools.

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