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SELECTING PAINT

How to Select Paint - Exterior House Painting

Selecting exterior paint is a very personal choice for most people. Many factors need to be considered when it comes to exterior house painting. And with so many colors of paint available, choosing a color can feel like an impossible task.

We will help you choose the type of paint that will work on the surface of your exterior. Vinyl, brick, wood and fiber-cement siding all have paints that work better or worse on them. Understanding what works best often comes from experience. The same is true for painting stucco finishes.

When selecting a paint color for your exterior many factors can come into play. Homeowners need to consider any homeowners association rules that would affect the color choice. Many Portland homeowners will have their home repainted the same color, or a color very similar. That is the easy and safe decision.

Others will look for a more dramatic impact in a house painting project. If that's you, you should be sure to consider:

  • Other houses in the neighborhood. Most homeowners don't want to pick a color that sticks out as inappropriate.
  • What colors would fit with the original style and era of your home?
  • Are you painting everything on the exterior of your home (doors, shudders, etc.) or just the walls?

That third question is a big one. It can be difficult for Portland area homeowners to picture how the new color will be affected by its surroundings. It's one thing to hold a paint swatch up and a completely different thing when that color is painted on the entire house.

Other Surfaces

Selecting paint or stain for the other surfaces inside or outside your home, office building or rental property can be just as challenging. While the designers on television can make creating a unified look seem easy, at Veenhuizen Painting Specialties we know it can be much harder in reality. When you work with us, we'll rely on our knowledge, expertise and experience to help you select the paint, stain or other finish that will work best for you.

If you live in Portland, Clackamas, Wilsonville, Happy Valley, Tigard, Sellwood, West Glen, Oregon City, Northwest Portland, Lake Oswego and are looking for professional help for a house painting project, give us a call today. We'll be happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.

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ASSOCIATIONS

  • Rodda Paint
  • Sherwin Williams
  • PDCA
  • Miller Paint
  • OHBA
  • NWSID

Testimonials

  • We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent work you did refinishing our kitchen cabinets this past month. They are BEAUTIFUL! We were very impressed with everyone we worked with... every employee that came to our home was polite, friendly, and professional. They went out of their way to make sure their work was as un-intrusive as possible. They were delightful to have in our home. Kyle, we appreciated how thorough you were in getting the color EXACTLY as we wanted it. =) It was a pleasure working with you and your outstanding company. We would highly recommend you to anyone looking for gorgeous refinished cabinets! You made our kitchen beautiful again!
    -Marlin and Tammy M.

  • These guys are good. Their quality of work is excellent Would recommend them to anybody!
    -Ron C.

  • Kyle, Thanks for getting after the lead paint removal process. Your guys have done a fine job on the remove and disposal work!
    -Frank S.

  • We have used Veenhuizen for 15 years for our interior and exterior painting needs. From million dollar homes to small baths, they have done and excellent job and gone the extra mile to make my clients happy
    -John G.