A new exterior paint job can have a big impact on the look of your house. It can freshen up and breathe new life into the façade. Having the exterior of your house painted is a big job. Sometimes homeowners learn that another option – like pressure washing – can provide the desired results. There are three signs that you can keep an eye out for to help you decide if it’s time for a new paint job on your house.
Your house is looking dull and dingy
If your house is looking dull and dingy it may be a sign that it is time for a new paint job. Over time paint can fade, become stained, and generally loose the vibrancy it once had. Before you decide that a new paint job is the answer, consider having your home pressure washed first. Pressure washing can remove layers of dirt and grime that have built up on your house. You may find that all it needs is a good cleaning. One way to test out this option is to pick a small area of your house and clean it very thoroughly by hand. If you have good results then pressure washing will be able to provide even better results. Some paint jobs cannot be revived with the help of pressure washing. If your house is in that place then it is time for a new paint job.
The paint color is outdated
Exterior color trends change over time. If the paint color on your house is outdated then it is time to consider a new paint job. A high-quality exterior paint job can last for several years so it is entirely possible for a paint job to last long enough for a color to become outdated. If you are ready to bring the exterior paint color of your house into modern times then it is time for a new paint job.
The paint is damaged
Widespread damage to your exterior paint is a sign that it is time for a new paint job. Peeling, chipped, and cracked paint are all signs that your paint job is at the end of its life. In order to get a high-quality new paint job, you will need to have the damaged paint removed before applying the new. If you hire a professional, this type of prep work will be included in the estimate you receive.
If you are ready to transform the exterior of your house, a new paint job can provide you with the desired results. It is surprising how much of a difference a fresh coat of paint can make to the way your home looks. You can get a free estimate for your paint project from the pros at D&D Painting.