Adding curb appeal to your home may be easier than you think. One of the first things people notice when they look at a home is dingy gutters and downspouts. If your downspouts and gutters are filled with dirt, have filth all over them, and have not been painted in years, the overall aesthetics of your house are greatly compromised.
While copper gutters are often viewed as one of the most visually-appealing gutter options, their cost is often so immense that the average homeowner simply cannot afford them. Fortunately, paint has been developed to create the look of copper gutters without actually having to own copper gutters. Use the following guide to transform your gutter to look like expensive copper gutters quickly and easily.
Clean Your Gutters
First and foremost, you must clean your gutters and downspouts. Remove everything from inside of your gutters and spray them out with a water hose. Fill a bucket with water and dish-washing liquid. Place the bucket on the ladder so that it is secure and use a sponge with the soapy water to scrub the fronts of the gutters and downspouts until they are clean.
Paint the Gutters
Home improvement stores sell gutter paint in many different finishes. Choose the copper finish and get a fine bristle brush to paint the gutters. Set up your ladder on the side of your house that is not in the direct sunlight. You do not want the paint to bake in the sun and dry too quickly because it will crack and chip.
Climb the ladder and apply a thin coat of the copper paint starting at the top of the gutter and working your way down to the bottom of it. This will ensure that no paint drips down the gutter making them look painted instead of being made of real copper.
Continue with the process until all of the gutters are painted on one side of the house. Once the sunlight is no longer shining on the other side of the house, move your ladder, and repeat the process to make sure all of the gutters have a uniform look to them.
Paint the Downspouts
While you are waiting for the sunlight to no longer be shining on the opposite side of the house, paint the downspouts on the side of the house that is in the shade. Start at the top of the downspouts and work your way to the bottom. Be careful to make sure that you do not get any paint on the house, when you paint the downspouts.
Allow the gutters to dry overnight and then repeat the process one more time to ensure that every inch of the gutters and downspouts have an even coat of paint on them. Once your gutters are transformed, the overall ascetics of your home will instantly be improved. The gutters will add a high-class look to your home while costing you a fraction of what you would have paid for the expensive copper gutters.
To learn more, contact a company like A - 1 Seamless Gutters Inc. with any questions or concerns you might have.Share