House prep. Instead of washing all four sides at once, better concentrate on one side first. As you will be staying for a week or two on that side, it is practical to just concentrate on one side which will include washing the wall, getting rid of old paint and cracks, fixing any deformities and sanding.
Choosing the right colours. Do not make a mistake with your colour choices as you have to bear with them for 3 to 5 years. Some homes have weird exterior colours as they think their preferred hues which they found in magazines will look great in their houses. To make the process of choosing the right colour easier, use a standardized colour chart as they have perfect colour matches for you to choose from.
Use quality paint. Since you are going to spend money and will place a lot of effort on painting do not waste it by buying cheap paint. The brand name is actually important when it comes to painting as most painters also acknowledge the differences in brands and how well they do.
The type of paint to use. Between latex and oil base, most professional painters choose latex paint on house exterior since oil base tend to crack and peel over time. Latex paint, on the other hand, is capable of staying flexible. It also stops moisture from getting in the house which oil base can’t do.