The process of painting your home can be time-consuming but needs to be done to protect the exterior and interior of your home. Paint can help increase the value of your home and save you money in the long run. It is your first defense against the elements, stains, and dust. How do you know when it is time to repaint your home? Here are tips from Rosewood Paint & Remodel on when you should repaint your home.
The Painting Timeline
It is recommended by most professional painters that you repaint your surfaces around every 5-10 years. This timeline can change depending on the surface type, quality of the original paint, and major signs of wear.
Stucco should be repainted every 5-6 years, wood should be around 4-7 years, and aluminum siding should be painted roughly 5 years.
If you are unaware of when the house was last painted, or if the surface really needs a new coat of paint, below are some signs that it may be time to repaint your home.
Signs It’s Time To Repaint
Flaking, Bubbling, Or Cracking: Flaking and cracking are usually signs that the paint is rotting, or mold could be present on your exterior. It can also come from intense sunlight, harsh winter weather, or lots of sand or dust beating against it. Flaking can also take place on interior paint and having flaking paint can be a hazard for those in your home. This is a good time to repaint your home because cracking paint does not give a great first impression.
Fading Paint: Dark paint colors can start to fade after years in the sun outside, or through windows. But fading on shady sides of your home may indicate that you don’t have a proper barrier. If you can not find the source of the problem or do not know how to improve the look of your paint, contact our experts at Rosewood.
Morphed Color: UV rays from the sun can cause the shade of your paint to change. Worse than fading, your paint color can completely change (beige can turn to pink). You can repaint your home with a new exterior grade paint that is meant to withstand the sun’s rays.
Hardened Caulk: Caulk has been designed to expand and contract as your house shifts and with the weather changes. Over time the material will lose its elasticity and will often become hard and less flexible.
If You’re Looking To Sell: If you are looking to move and sell your home, a fresh coat of paint will help give a better impression. Before you sell is the perfect time to repaint your home so that new residents are set for the next few years.
Common Painting Mistakes
When it comes to repainting, you will want to avoid past mistakes so that the new coat looks as pristine as possible. Some common painting mistakes are when you are repainting failing to prep or sand the surface before painting, using the wrong brush, or using the wrong paint for your exterior.
Using high-quality paint is rendered useless if you use low-quality painting tools to apply it. High-quality painting tools will help the paint to go on smoothly, and prevent dripping, cracking, and patchiness. Our experts at Rosewood can help take the guesswork out of and repainting your home. We know what paints are best for the climate, exterior, and interior paint, and have the highest quality tools to make your space look amazing.
Rosewood Painting And Remodeling
Our business has been around since 1985 and loves serving the community and the homes around us. Our team has become a household name and continues to improve the quality of homes in Utah. We offer multiple remodeling options, painting for different rooms, and demolition services.
We also can offer window cleaning, pressure washing, and sheetrock repair to help prep your home for new paint, or an extensive remodel. Contact our office in Layton or Bountiful to get started today!