How Do You Know When To Paint The Exterior Of Your Home?
You want a simple answer yet even the duration of how long a paint job lasts can vary quite a bit. A standard house painting job can last anywhere from 5-15 years. Of course, much of this depends on the quality of the paint, the skill level of the painting company, and the type of wear and tear your exterior is exposed to.
Of course, it could just be that you want a new color and it doesn't matter how long it's been since the last paint job. In that case, by all means, take the leap.
If you're still looking for clues and red flags that will indicate the current state of your exterior paint, keep reading.
Do You Need an Exterior Paint Job?
Look, it would be great if there was a set time for when you should paint and then there wouldn't be any question. Since there's not, here are some helpful tips so you can make your decision:
- The type of siding you have will be one of the deciding factors. For instance, wood can last 3-7 years and stucco is 5-6. Your painting professional will discuss the various types of siding materials with you.
- Maybe you've bought a pre-owned house and don't even know when the last paint job was. It's a good idea to try to find out before even buying the home, in fact. That's because you need to know if a house painting job is something you'll need to take care of pretty soon after the purchase date, or if it was already taken care of recently.
- The amount and type of exposure your home's exterior is subjected to is also a pretty big determining factor. Direct sunlight will fade and damage the paint quicker than a shaded home, just like a house closer to the ocean will show signs of wear quicker than a home that's situated more inland.
When in doubt, let our pros at Super Painting Co. help you figure it out. Call us right now and let us show you, in person, how we've become a local leading Los Angeles painting company over the past two decades.