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How Often Should You Paint Your Home’s Exterior

The exterior of your home is the first thing people will notice about your house. Having guests over? They’ll see the outside of your home long before they see the inside. The first impression you make is a crucial social construct and that applies to your home as well.

Most often, people will clean the inside of their homes before company arrives – it’s a common courtesy. No one wants people to think that they don’t take care of their home. But it’s not just about having an organized kitchen and a clean living room. After all, what good does an elegant indoor living space do if the outside of your home looks like it’s never been taken care of?

Exterior paint is a tricky subject for homeowners. How long does it last, what should I buy, when should I paint? These are all common questions when it comes to undertaking an exterior paint job. Knowing how often to paint your home’s exterior will help you keep your home looking at it’s best and boost it’s curb appeal.

As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to paint your home’s exterior every five years or so – regardless of the material.

There are many factors that affect how long a paint job will last on the exterior of your home, including temperature, humidity, wind and the care put forth by the original painters. It can be difficult to know exactly where your home falls in those categories, and that’s where a professional painting company like Prorise Painting can help to answer those questions for you.

Factors to Consider when Painting House Exteriors

When you’re deciding whether or not to give your home a fresh coat of exterior paint, you need to look at a few key factors of your home’s exterior:

  • Material: What type of material is your exterior made of? This could be brick, vinyl, wood or a combination of different materials. The material will affect how long a paint job will last.
  • Current Paint Type: Types of paint that are commonly used on home exteriors include water-based, oil-based and latex-based. Different types of paint have different lifespans.
  • Weather: What is the weather like where your home is located? If your home is in an area of more extreme weather, you may need to paint your home’s exterior more frequently.
  • Application: How well was the original paint job done? If the original work was done poorly, you’ll end up needing to paint much earlier.

Bottom Line

How often should you paint your home’s exterior? In most cases, once every five years. But there are many variables that you need to consider when asking this question – weather, quality of the last paint job, type of paint and type of material.

Each home is different and if you’re unsure of exactly when you need to repaint the exterior of your home, consider getting in touch with a professional painter.

At Prorise Painting, we have dedicated teams of exterior painting specialists who can tell you everything you need to know about exterior painting and answer any questions you might have.

If you’re debating on a new exterior paint job, get in touch with us for a free, no obligation consultation and estimate and start improving your home.

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