Whenever you are thinking about painting the exterior of your home, you know it’s a big deal. The project is a large one that can have a lasting impact on the way that your home looks. When you have the outside of your home painted, you want to know that the paint is going to last as long as possible. For the average homeowner, you can expect exterior paint to last between 7-10 years. If you don’t care for your home at all, you may not even get 7 years out of it. Jeff the Painter is here to talk about what you can do to extend the life of your exterior paint.
How Do I Protect My Exterior Paint?
There are several maintenance tasks that need to be done on a seasonal basis to help ensure your exterior paint will last as long as possible. Following are some things that you should be doing to help preserve and maintain your exterior paint.
– Clean the Outside of Your House: You should be washing your home on a regular basis. This means that you use a soft bristled brush, soap and a hose. Keeping your home clean will have a large impact on how well your paint holds up.
– Touch Up Paint: If you notice that there are any areas where you see cracking, chips or patches that are looking a little rough, make sure you fix and touch up these areas and your paint will last much longer.
– Trim Landscaping Away from House Paint: Make sure there are no vines growing on your home You should also keep your bushes and trees trimmed so they aren’t touching the house at all.
– Clean Gutters to Avoid Paint Damage: The gutter system on your home is essential in not only keeping water from damaging your home, but your exterior paint as well. Make sure you’re cleaning them out regularly so that there is no water pooling and causing damage to your home or paint.
What Kind of Paint is Best for Outside?
Using the right paint in the first place and applying it correctly will also impact how long your exterior paint will last as well. The best paint to use on an exterior surface is a 100% acrylic latex paint. This type of paint has the ability to expand and contract easily with the seasons. It is also important that the paint is applied under ideal circumstances as well. You need to check the weather and humidity before applying the paint to ensure it cures correctly and doesn’t start to bubble or blister.
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If your home is in need of exterior paint, there is no one you can trust to do a superior job like Jeff the Painter. We will make sure your home is painted with precision, using only the highest quality products so that you will get as many years as possible from your exterior paint. Call us today!