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PURDY UP YOUR SPACE: House Exterior

Hey Guys! I’m back at it – I’ve teamed up with Purdy Paint Applicators to Purdy Up another space! This time I’m painting the exterior of the same home that I worked on back in the fall.

If you missed that makeover, you can check it out HERE. – it was a fun one!

I won’t sugar coat it -Painting the exterior of your home is a BIG decision. I always tell homeowners that paint is something you don’t need to stress over or overthink because you can always change it out. Repainting a room would likely take about a day. BUT… the exterior of your home is a whole different story. It’s a commitment for sure, so you want to get it right. I pulled together a little video to share a  couple tips that always help me out!

I am pretty obsessed with the end product of this makeover! I think it’s contemporary yet classic and I’m so glad I went with the pop of pink for the front door! It’s Valspar’s Pink Cashmere – I think it’s nice and soft, but not overly feminine. I love it!

This dark navy is such a complex color – it can look so blue one minute and the next I’m sure it’s black. It’s Valspar’s Chimney Smoke from Lowe’s.  I’m so glad we went bold for the main color!

If you want to check out a more in-depth tutorial on How To Paint The Exterior of a House you can check it out HERE on Lowe’s Youtube channel. It also has all the product details and links, but here are a few of the Purdy tools that REALLY helped on such a huge job!

Power Lock Extension Pole – If you know me AT ALL you know I hate heights, so I used extension poles as much as I could and only climbed ladders when I had to! This one was super sturdy, easy to adjust and let me keep my 2 feet on the ground as much as possible! lol

Roller Cage + White Dove Roller Covers – Not all rollers + cages are created equal. Seriously, try using a crappy roller on a job this big and you will not be a happy camper.  These cages and covers are a MUST HAVE on all my projects- they applied the paint evenly, with awesome coverage and none of the drippy mess from using a bad cage.

XL Glide Brush – This 3 inch brush was our BFF – we hand brush a ton of this house because of the shingles. These are always my go-to brush, but this was the first time I’d used the larger 3″ for the majority of the project.  Worked like a charm!

So those are my takeaways from this huge job. Now who’s ready to paint their house?? 🙂

What do you think of my color choices? Drop me a comment here or come say Hi on Instagram!

-Monica

*THIS POST WAS IN COLLABORATION WITH PURDY.   ALL OPINIONS AND DESIGNS ARE 100% MY OWN. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE BRANDS THAT HELP MAKE EAST COAST CREATIVE POSSIBLE!

The comments +

  1. Mindy says:

    I love it, as usual!
    I must also be blind, because the exterior looks dark green to me. I chose the exact same color for our bedroom and everyone thinks it’s dark blue and I think it’s deep dark green. (I’m pretty sure I got it from theblue section.)

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