It takes a long time for your home to get to the point that it needs painting. With this in mind and depending on your budget, you can develop a long term plan to get you home back in tip top shape.
Like losing weight, getting you home in shape with a steady plan will help you keep it in shape. Also, in the future when things need to be cleaned up again they won’t hit you all a once.
Whether you do the painting and repairs yourself or have someone do it for you, make a list of the things that need to be done to bring your home up to snuff. Number the tasks in descending order of importance and begin to address each item over time. Items that sun or water will make worse should be addressed first. For example, when peeling paint is completely gone from exterior wood, one summer can completely ruin it. Requiring replacement or at least having to live with a visually damaged piece of trim, siding or door.
If you are paying to have the work done and if it fits into your budget grouping some items together may save you money.
If you are doing it yourself, break it into day long projects that you can do on weekends. If it’s planned to be a one day project and you don’t get done, you’ve still got Sunday and the satisfaction of a completed project to start the week.