Your home is your most valuable investment, and requires regular maintenance and upkeep just like any other valuable belonging.
Here are 5 telltale signs that it’s time for you to consider repainting your home.
- Surface blistering
- Peeling paint – This is an important one to look out for. Peeled paint allows moisture to enter the walls from the outside, and can lead to rotted wood.
- Rust marks and mold
- Chalkiness of paint
- Cracks in paint
Of course, there are a variety of factors that affect how often you need to repaint your home.
- Quality of workmanship – The competence of your painter, the types of paint materials he uses and how many coats he applies will directly affect how long your paint lasts. Try contacting a professional painting company who is known for generous applications, quick and friendly service, an impressive work portfolio, and many years of experience.
- Weather – Areas with hot temperatures, frequent rain, sleet, snow, hail, and low humidity cause the paint to weather and wear down faster.
How Often to Repaint
Although it varies for each home, the general rule of thumb is that a home will need to be repainted at least once every 3-5 years. In milder climates, it might be at least once every 4-6 years. This number can be significantly reduced by having the painting job done right the first time – the majority of the costs that go into a repainting is the labor cost, not the materials itself. Make sure that you hire a professional who focuses on using the best materials, gives generous coats and promises longevity and quality.