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again and it’s im­por­tant to do so be­fore ap­ply­ing a new coat of paint,” says Brad from Karcher.

If you have the time and funds, go one step fur­ther and sched­ule in a quick paint job to re­fresh your ex­te­rior over the course of a cou­ple of week­ends.

“Ex­te­rior paint colours can be trend driven, so you have to be care­ful to choose a colour that will last at least 10 years, if not longer,” says pro­fes­sional ren­o­va­tor Cherie Bar­ber, founder of Ren­o­vat­ing For Profit.

“You have to strad­dle that fine line be­tween pick­ing a clas­sic colour and one that’s right on trend but may date in a few years.

“A good start­ing point is to take a walk or drive around the lo­cal neigh­bour­hood and see if there are pre­vail­ing colour themes you like.

“And all the ma­jor paint com­pa­nies have web­sites that can show you a whole ar­ray of pop­u­lar ex­te­rior colours.”

Can’t com­mit to paint­ing the whole house? In­te­rior de­signer Anas­ta­sia Di­nos from Mood De­sign says you don’t need to go to that far.

“Just adding a pop of colour to your front door will com­pletely change the look of your home,” she says.

“Shades of dusty pinks or minty greens are all the rage at the mo­ment. Why not in­clude your let­ter­box too and stand out from the rest.”

Clean win­dows and com­fort­able fur­ni­ture from Cran­more Home cre­ate an invit­ing en­try.

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