Before the dull and dreary days of winter set in, you still have plenty of
time to update your home's curb appeal with pops of color that add a cheerful
touch to offset the oncoming gray weather.
Get a Step Up with 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Chipped, tired railings can make a home look outdated and unkempt, but making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's paint and trim creates a clean look. If you
want to add some variety, use a secondary shade in the same color family and
apply it to the main posts or the 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 simply using painter's tape and two different colors of
spray paint. Consider an option like Krylon ColorMaster Paint and Primer - 25%
More, which comes in 60 colors for indoor and outdoor use and offers more
product to perfect your project.
Put the Spotlight on Light Fixtures
Small splashes of color can go a long way, especially with a feature like
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, try 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, but 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 spray paint, like Krylon Fusion All-In-One Paint and Primer, which adheres
to plastic, metal, wood and more. It provides a high-quality finish resistant to
rust and fading without the need for sanding or priming. After your planter is
dry, you can fill it with the vegetation of your choice, such as evergreens,
which are hardy enough to last all season long.
Refresh Patio Furniture
Over time, patio 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 can
make it difficult to cover every surface, so choose a product that promotes easy
application, like Krylon COLORmaxx Paint and Primer. Available in a wide variety
of colors, it features a big push-button spray tip for application in any
direction, including upside-down. Remember to tilt furniture back and apply
color to the feet and legs for an all-over finish that's ready to weather the
Explore more ideas to give your home a seasonal color boost at TodayWeSpray.com.