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July 25th, 2019 Exterior Painting: How Do You Know When Is Time To Repaint?

It happens to all of us. You come home from work and your entire house looks like it is actually starring you down. But you are just not really sure whether it is time to paint or not. So how can you actually know? There are a few signs that you will tell you when it is time.

Chalky Residue

One of the most obvious signs that would point towards “it is time to repaint the exterior of your home” is chalky residue on your painted surfaces. All you have to do is run your hand over any existing painted areas and if it leaves color on your hand it means that the resin is no longer holding together, thus letting you know that it is definitely time to repaint the exterior of your home.

Paint peeling or cracking

Peeling or cracking paint is another sign that you probably need to tackle the painting of the exterior of you home. At this point, you want to start talking to your local painting contractor because the longer you wait the more you would be compromising the overall integrity of the exterior of your home. It is important to know, however, that the peeling and cracking has to be consistent throughout your home. If, on the other hand, it is only happening on an specific area of your house, you are probably having other issues such as some sort of leak or moisture retention–which, of course, you would need to address before painting.

It Looks Tired

Finally, your home just looks tired and is in need of some TLC, or you simply want to update the way it looks. This is especially true if you have recently purchased your home or have painted your house over a decade ago. The good news here is that your exterior painting project will cost significantly less because chances are your painting contractor would not need to do as much prep work.


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