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 Metairie 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 Metairie 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 Brooks Quality Painting & Contracting 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 Metairie, Old Metairie, Kenner, New Orleans, River Ridge 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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What Our Customers Are Saying

To David Brooks and team: I want to thank you for the quality job your team did repainting the entire interior of our new home. It truly looks like a brand new house now! The painted kitchen cabinets look amazing! Your recommendations on an accent wall, additional stair railing, etc. were excellent. Mike and the guys were the utmost professionals - very courteous and took great pride in their work. You can tell they really care about the quality of their finished product. I was almost sad to see them finish - we got used to having them in our home! I was thoroughly impressed with the craftsmanship and the extra touches that were done to really make everything look great. I will definitely contact you when we are ready to paint the exterior. I cannot be more pleased with your services and the way the entire job was handled. Thank you so much!


-Traci H.

I would highly recommend this company to you. I found both David Brooks and his staff to be very professional and competent in all aspects of their work. Mr. Brooks not only met with me prior to but after the completion of the work which confirmed to me his dedication to his customers. Additionally, the contract was very detailed per the work to be accomplished. I would not hesitate to call him again.


-Homeowner

From start to finish, it was a pleasure working with David Brooks and his crew. During the estimate phase, even before he secured our business, Mr. Brooks made several trips to the house in order to provide an accurate assessment. I felt very comfortable raising any concerns or questions, and Mr. Brooks was always quick to address them. Brooks Painting did an amazing job on the major work needed, and they did an amazing job on all the small details as well.


-Homeowner

From initial request for proposal, pre-mobilization meetings, start of the project, through completion of punch list items, Brooks Quality Painting and Contracting has always responded in a professional and timely manner. As the Facilities Manager, I found Brooks Quality Painting and Contracting, and their staff, to be very responsive when needing to meet specific requests and dealing with 162 homeowners. I have no reservations using Brooks Quality Painting and Contracting for future projects.


-Robert F.

We have used Brooks Quality Painting to handle painting projects of large and small sizes at our Belle Chasse Production facility. The Brooks team is professional, offer a competitive price, and give excellent service. We are always pleased with the quality and the project is finished on time every time! Excellent company!


-Dawn A.

David and his crew are trustworthy, capable, and extremely attentive to detail. They installed crown molding throughout the second floor of my home, including a den with 20-foot ceilings. David walked me through the entire process, proposed a solid bid where I only had to pay one person, and began the job on time. The crew took great care to protect my brand new hardwood flooring before starting the job, and they cleaned up each afternoon and after completion of the entire job. My parents came over a few days later to check out the work, and now my parents will also use Brooks Quality Painting for their needs as well.


-David M.
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