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How to Tell if Your House Needs an Exterior Paint Job

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

How to Tell if Your House Needs an Exterior Paint JobA new coat of paint is one of the easiest and quickest ways to transform the way the exterior of your house looks. If you are unhappy with the way your house looks you should consider a new paint job before investing in big structural changes. Your house needs a new exterior paint job it if has chipped, warped, peeling, faded, or dull exterior paint. Take a close look at the condition of the paint on your house to help you decide if any of the factors mentioned above apply. You may be surprised when you discover the true condition of the current paint job on your house.

Chipped paint

One of the main reasons paint starts to chip is from some type of damage. For example, if a small rock hits your siding it can lead to a chip. Once the chip happens the paint is much more likely to chip more as time goes on because it has already been damaged. If you notice a chip in the paint of your house the best way to prevent it from worsening is to repair it right away. The best course for repair depends on the severity of the chips and the type of siding on your house. If there are numerous chips in the paint of your house and you cannot repair them all by hand then your house needs an exterior paint job.

Peeling paint

Paint can start peeling from exposure to the elements, some type of damage, time, or a poor quality original paint job. Peeling paint is an eyesore no matter what originally caused it to happen. In some situations peeling is localized to one piece of siding or area of the house. If that describes your house then you can most likely have that one area repaired. But, as with chipped paint, if the peeling is widespread the only real answer is an entirely new paint job.

Faded or Dull paint

The combination of UV sun exposure and time can make just about any paint job look faded and dull. If you have noticed that the original blue of your house has faded a few shades then a new paint job is in order. There are many types of paint that are designed to withstand years of direct sunlight without fading. For your new paint job, you can choose a type of paint that will give you long-lasting color and prevent you from having to paint again in a year or two.

If you are unhappy with the way the paint on your house looks – for any reason – then it is time for an exterior paint job. A top notch painting contractor can do all of the prep work in addition to painting to ensure that you get a paint job that you love.

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