painting stucco resized 600Painting is quick and inexpensive and there probably isn’t a bigger bang for the buck in fixing up your house. From a curb appeal perspective, you don’t even need to paint the entire exterior. By simply dressing up the house with some accents you can really set your house apart from the rest of the neighborhood (assuming your HOA allows it).

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Paint the trim and eves. Scraping and painting is no fun but the finished product looks fresh and gives the impression that the house was well taken care of. But why stop there? Paint any stucco popouts a different color. Paint the front door and trim (or stucco popout) the same color. Let’s say that the house is tan. Paint the trim work either a lighter or darker color. Maybe it will look great if it is the same color as the trim at the eves and fascia. Also, paint any stucco popouts around the windows the same color so that the colors flow when someone looks at the house.

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Painting stucco popouts is easy with a sprayer. Tape and cover the windows. Where the popout meets the stucco, you can use masking paper at that intersection to protect the wall. So the only thing uncovered will be the popout. Use some light passes with the sprayer and then remove the masking paper and tape.

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