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How Often Should You Paint Your House?

Exterior painting is a fun and rewarding process, but we totally understand that it’s one you don’t want to tackle more than you need to. Chances are that you want to be sure you get the very most from your repaint and know what to expect in terms of longevity, ongoing maintenance, etc. It’s an investment, right?

We’re with you.

Let’s tackle a few key questions, and we’ll offer inside tips as well from a professional painting perspective.

How often do you need to paint your home’s exterior?

Most good exterior paint jobs last 8-10 years depending on the weather in your area. The sun can also suck the pigments from your paint on a particular side of the house so you may need to paint certain sections of your home more often.

These are our recommendations:

  • Wood siding should be painted every 6-10 years
  • Aluminum siding should be painted every 15 years
  • Stucco should be painted every 8-10 years
  • Cement board siding should be painted every 10 years

Overall you should be looking for peeling paint, crumbling caulk, and space between the siding and windows and doors. The longer you let these things go the more expensive the paint job will eventually be because of the repair costs up front.

Don’t wait for a full repaint! Here’s why you should maintain your exterior paint instead

Why is it so important to keep your home freshly painted? For the same reason you wear long pants when walking through a tick-infested area or sunscreen at the beach–you have to protect yourself. Paint is your first line of defense against weather, bugs, and dust. Paint can keep your wood siding from rotting and aluminum siding from chalking and looking dirty and stained. You also want to avoid mold and mildew.

Keeping your house painted is one of the best ways to achieve curb appeal. If you love your color, keep your color. But there are so many new and exciting color combinations out there. You could be the first deep blue house on the block! Painting also adds value to your home.

Have questions about exterior painting in Connecticut?

We would love to come out and look over your house for you. We can also chat about your best options and get your house ready to be the classiest on the block. Contact us today!

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