An exterior paint job is a big project to tackle – whether you decide to do it on your own or hire help. It is not the type of project you decide to do on a whim. The scope and cost of an exterior paint project makes it something you need to take time to consider. There are some signs you can keep an eye out for to help you determine if your home needs an exterior paint job.
Chipped, cracked, or peeling paint
Chipped, cracked, or peeling paint are two obvious signs that your home needs a new exterior paint job. Few things make the outside of your house look worse than paint that is starting to show serious signs of age. Chipped, cracked, and peeling paint can all make your house look old, dilapidated, and neglected. You may take excellent care of your home but if you have damaged paint that care will not be able to show through. Paint does not last forever so you can expect it to start showing signs of age over time. When it does, it is time to consider a new exterior paint job.
It is possible for paint to fade over time. Many of the best exterior paints claim to be resistant to fading. There are options now that can prevent this issue from occurring in the future. The previous paint that was used on your house may not have been fade resistant. If you notice that your house is starting to look dull or faded, there are a couple of things you should consider. First, make sure that the problem is not simply a dirty exterior. Start by looking into the option of having your home pressure washed. Sometimes a good cleaning is all it takes to bring new life to a house. Pressure washing will not do anything to help faded paint. If you find that your paint actually is faded, then it is time to consider a new exterior paint job.
Siding can become damaged over time because of weather or human activity. If there are several areas of your siding that are damaged it may be a sign that you need a new paint job. Repairing the siding is the first step but it can leave you with several unpainted areas. If the paint job on your house is older and the paint has faded, you may have difficulty matching the color for the areas that have been repaired. Now is a good time to consider a new paint job since you are already having the siding of your home worked on.
Wanting to change the color of your house is a good enough reason to consider an exterior paint job. The color may be outdated or it could be that you simply do not like the color. Changing the color of your house can truly transform the look of the property. This type of transformation is worth the cost and effort of a new paint job to many homeowners.
If you think it is time for a new exterior paint job on your home, give the pros at D&D Painting a call. You can schedule a time to talk about your goals for your home and get a free estimate.