When you are contemplating having the exterior of your home painted there is a lot you need to consider. You need to know the current health of the paint that is already on the house and what prep will need to be done. This will increase the potential cost of the house being painting if patch repairs and re-stucco of areas and replacement of dry rotted wood need to be done for example. You also need to prep the area around the house so that it is protected when the home is being painted. It is also a good idea to consider when the last time you had your home painted was and how long fresh paint should last. The answer to how long it will last is not a definite standing answer because there is a lot that goes into the health and longevity of the paint. Ciarlanti Painting – Jeff The Painter lists factors that will have an impact on how long your exterior paint will last.
Quality Of Paint Products & Painting Contractor
When you have your home painted and you are trying to budget it is not always the best idea to go with the lowest price. You get what you pay for and in the case of house painting the saying is very true. If you have your home painted either by yourself or an amateur you will get product that is mediocre. We are not strictly talking about paint only although that is one of the main products. It also includes primer, equipment and skill as well. When you use products that are cheap and off brand you will get a finish that is not able to withstand as well as a good quality product can. Products that are low quality will drastically decrease the life of the paint of your home.
Surfaces of House Being Painted & Local Weather Climate Conditions
Climate and surface can play a significant role in how long exterior paint can last. If your home is exposed to a lot of direct sunlight, paint can deteriorate much faster. In most cases, the painted surface can show premature signs of fading and cracking. The prep work done prior to painting will dictate how long that paint will hold up.
How Late in the Season Was the House Last Painted?
Although there are better and worst times of the year to have your home painted you can have it done almost year round in Escondido, CA. Most people will choose a warmer temperature to have their home painted mostly because the dry time is better. Drying is a very important part of the process. If the paint dries too slow it can house too much moisture but if it goes too fast it can crack. If you paint your home and it is in direct hot sunlight you may end up with a dry and brittle finish that will flake and crack off. Be sure that you consult with a professional on the best time of year as well as time of day to paint your particular home.
Interior & Exterior House Painting & More in San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Encinitas, Carlsbad & Escondido, California
Exterior house paint generally lasts 5 – 10 years but the best way to eliminate the guesswork is to consult a professional like Ciarlanti Painting – Jeff The Painter. We can go over the high quality paint products we will be using as well as what you can expect in the climate and atmosphere that we live in Greater Escondido, California.