How to Paint the Exterior of Your House

If you are thinking about decorating your home, you're probably just thinking about the interior, as this is where you'll spend most of your time. However this doesn't mean that you should completely forget about the exterior. How the exterior of your house looks will have a significant bearing on the value of it, and it is important not to completely neglect it. Any guests visiting your home are likely to be turned off, if your property looks dirty, old or tired. So, here's some things to think about if you are thinking about giving your home a fresh lick of paint.

Your Surroundings

Whatever colour and finish you decide to use on your exterior, try to think about where your house is located. If you live on the seaside, it might be appropriate to give your house a bit of colour. If your semi detached is on a road where all the houses are pretty similar, you might not want to draw so much attention to yourself.

Dark Colours

Try and avoid dark colours. Dark colours absorb dust and you'll need to repaint your house with extra frequency as a result. If you're unsure, we'd suggest going for light and neutral colours.

Your Theme

If you want to get really serious, then think of a theme and make sure that both the interior and your exterior reflects that. If both the outside and inside of your house are matching, then it will be that much more aesthetically pleasing when you and your guests step into your home. If the interior and exterior of your home is particularly disjointed this could even impact on the value of your property.


The exterior of your home doesn't have to be one colour. If you're feeling a little experimental, then you can always have two matching colours. Make sure you limit yourself to two colours, as any more than this and it is unlikely to end well.

Painting Season

When painting the interior of your home, you can generally paint, whenever you feel like it. When painting the outside of your property you want to try and paint your property when the weather is cool. Painting during a hot summer or rainy autumn will affect the quality of your paint job. As such, try and paint your house in the late spring/early summer.


You can enhance the exterior of your property in many ways, one of those is with furnishings. Make sure to match the theme of your property and don't clutter your front lawn with too many objects. Also make sure to use furnishings that are easy to clean and maintain.

If you don't have the time or inclination to paint the exterior of your property, then get in touch with us at Hynon Painters & Decorators. We have been painting the exteriors and interiors of homes for many years now and we'd be happy to professionally pain yours too. If you're located in Croydon or South London, get in touch with us to book a free no obligation consultation.