ADD COLORFUL CURB APPEAL
Update your home’s curb appeal with pops of color that add a cheerful touch to offset the oncoming gray weather.
Step up railings. Chipped, tired railings can make a home look outdated and unkempt, but making those pieces look new again is a relatively quick and easy project. If paint has chipped or there’s damage to the wood or metal, you’ll need to sand and repair before adding fresh paint. Keeping the railing monochromatic in a color that complements the rest of the house paint creates a clean look. For variety, use a secondary shade in the same color family and apply it to the main posts or spindles.
Create DIY doormats. The entry is a focal point of most homes, so sprucing up the front of your house can make a big impact. An affordable and unique way to create a wow moment is to craft a DIY doormat with spray paint. A chevron pattern is an easy way to make a statement by using painter’s tape and two different colors. Consider Krylon ColorMaster Paint and Primer for indoor and outdoor use. Spotlight light fixtures. Small splashes of color can go a long way, especially with a feature such as exterior light fixtures. For safety purposes, it’s a good idea to remove the fixture completely before starting your project, and be sure to turn off the power supply before disconnecting electrical cords. For light fixtures to stand out against a neutral-colored home, spray painting them a bold hue, such as bright yellow, for a burst of color.
Pretty up planters.
A pot filled with vibrant blooms is an easy way to bring some brightness to your home’s exterior, and one alternative that works year-around is to make the planters themselves the focal point. You can update any planter or pot with the right paint. Make sure to look for a product which adheres to plastic, metal, wood or whatever your project requires.
After your planter is dry, you can fill it with the vegetation of your choice, seasonal flowers or evergreens, which are hardy enough to last all season long.
Over time, outdoor furniture loses its luster. If it’s still in good shape, you can bring it back to life with a fresh coat of spray paint. All the angles, grooves and details can make it difficult to cover every surface, so choose a product that promotes easy application and includes a primer.
With a wide variety of colors available on the market, you'll have lots of choices.
Remember to tilt furniture back and apply color to the feet and legs for an all-over finish that’s ready to weather the season.