Exterior Painting: Why, When, and How

Painting the exterior of your home is an affordable way to make a big positive change in how it is perceived. When completed by professionals it will look great and protect your home from the elements for years to come.

Why 

Applying a fresh coat of paint before sale is a popular way to increase a property’s appeal and add value. An update to an on trend colour can seriously enhance your curb appeal. However a simple coat of the existing colour will also brighten and uplift your home for that all important first impression. 

Maintaining the exterior of your house will also make it much easier in the long run to retain its value. By keeping up to date with regular painting you will ward off chips and peeling or cracks in the paint which can spread, causing further damage.

When 

Regular painting of home exteriors is recommended from anywhere between four to ten years. The length of time between exterior paint jobs can vary considerably depending on a few factors, such as climate, maintenance, and the quality of the workmanship. Paint applied by professional painters is likely to last longer than that applied by amateurs, and similarly, high quality products will endure for longer than budget alternatives.

Over time paint will begin to chip, peel, and crack, leaving the surface beneath vulnerable to the weather and other external problems such as mould or pests. For the sake of your home it is best to have it painted at regular intervals to avoid these problems. You can stay on top of deteriorating paint by looking for signs of chips, peeling, and cracks as well as fading and worn areas.

 
How

Call the professionals. A licensed and insured painter is the best person to trust with this challenging task. Their expertise and experience means that they know the best methods for preparing, applying, and maintaining a paint job which will endure the test of time.

A professional will even be able to help you select a great paint colour to complement your home. It’s important to choose the right type of paint for a home exterior, and the right shade, to minimise the look of dirt and dust and also appeal to the eye.

A house exterior painted by a professional using professional grade products will likely last longer than a DIY attempt, and yield more attractive results. They will know how to correctly prepare and prime the surface, and which products to use to ensure the best possible finish. A painter can give you expert tips for maintaining the paint, so you can ensure that you get the most out of your freshly spotless home.

 

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