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How Often Should the Exterior of My Business Be Painted?

Posted on Dec 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

How Often Should the Exterior of My Business Be Painted? | D&D Painting

The front of your business is the very first thing people see when they are entering the entity. If the outside of your business looks dated, dirty, or generally tired then it will send a bad message to potential customers. While you don’t need to repaint your business every year there are some telltale signs that your business needs to be repainted. How often this needs to happen will depend on certain things like the material of the building as well as the weather conditions it withstands. 

Things to Consider

Determining how often you need to repaint the outside of your business can really be boiled down to two things. The materials that have been used on the outside of the building and the type of weather you get. 


Different materials can hold the paint longer than others. If your business is primarily wood then it will need to be repainted every three to four years to maintain the look of the business. However, if you have aluminum siding then you can go up to five years without needing a paint job. There is no one answer to the question of how often to paint your business. A professional will be able to tell you if it is time. They can also suggest ways to help the paint job last longer with the materials you have. 


The type of weather that you get is going to also play a role in how often the paint needs to be redone. If you have a business that faces the sun most of the day then the paint is going to fade faster. It is also true that if you live in an area with extreme weather conditions that the paint won’t last as long. 

Signs Your Business Needs Repainting

There are some signs that you will see when your business needs to be repainted. Even if it has only been two years, if you see these signs it is time to call a painter to get a quote for painting your business. Remember, the front of your building is the face that customers see before they see you. 

Colors are Faded

If the colors aren’t as vibrant as they used to be and look old and tired, then it is time for a new coat of paint. You can do this yourself but calling the professionals will make sure that the job is done in a crisp way. They will make sure things are primed and done well so the business gets the makeover it needs to attract customers. 

Paint is in Poor Condition

Paint can wear out sooner than the manufacturer says. Especially exterior paint. Even if the paint isn’t faded, if it is in poor condition then it is time to have the exterior of your business painted. 

The Paint is Mildewed

This is more common when your business is in a humid climate. Exterior paint can mildew or mold making the business look dirty and neglected. It is imperative that mildew and mold are taken care of immediately. This is a job for professionals. Not only does it need a paint job but it will need to be cleaned. If all of the mildew isn’t removed then it will wreck your new paint job in just a matter of time.

If you think it is time for your business to get a paint makeover, call D&D painting for a free quote today.

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