Exterior House Painting How do you know it’s time to start thinking about house painting? We all get the itch to redecorate every now and then. Maybe you’re about to put your house on the market or you just want a design change. Or, your paint is starting to look a little worse for the wear. Or, you’re looking at your walls and thinking about all the other colours that would look good on your walls. Whatever the case, there are many reasons why we embark on the task of house painting.
Exterior House Painting – How To Know It’s Time to Take On This Task
Exterior House Painting is a big job. It’s not one most people simply do on a whim. Here are the most common reasons our clients decide to repaint the exterior of their home.
1) Create Better Curb Appeal
According to a recent study conducted by Zillow, houses painted Geiger sell for more money. If you’re getting ready to sell your house, you may want to consider a fresh paint job in a shade of Geiger. Even if you don’t want to change your colour, a fresh coat of paint is an excellent way to add to your home’s overall curb appeal.
2) The Colour is Fading
The exterior of your home is exposed to the elements. UV rays, rain and humidity can all wreak havoc on the colour of your paint. If your colour is fading it’s time to repaint. And, not just because you want to make your paint look pretty again. When paint starts to fade, that’s a sign of damage to it’s integrity. Painting now will save you from having to make more repairs later.
3) Peeling & Cracking Paint
When the paint on your siding or trim starts to peel and crack, it’s time to paint again. Paint that is peeling is a sign that moisture is getting underneath. Paint is more than just colour. It helps protect the surface. So, when you start to notice the paint coming up from the surface, that’s a sign that you’re overdue for a paint job.
4) Your Stucco is Cracking
Stucco has a more longevity than typical wood siding. It still needs maintenance. If your stucco is starting to show hairline cracks or blemishes you will want to paint. By taking care of your stucco you can prevent moisture from getting in and causing damage.
Interior House Painting – How to Know It’s Time to Paint Again
Interior House Painting is a great way to quickly change the look and feel of your home. Even if you don’t change the colour, a fresh coat of paint has a way of making your walls look clean and new.
Here are a few of the reasons homeowners decide to repaint their interior walls.
1) It’s Time To Change The Colour
Maybe you have a bold feature wall that you want to change. Or you bought a new couch and suddenly your walls don’t look so bright. Or, you’ve been visiting other homes and noticing all these beautiful shades of grey, white or beige. You can instantly change the style and feel of your home with a new colour.
2) It’s Time to Repair Cracks and Holes
If there are any cracks and holes in your wall, you will want to repair them and then repaint. Take care of your interior walls is always a good thing.
3) Your Paint is Peeling
When you use high quality paints and have a professional do the job, peeling paint is rare. Cheap paints and poor paint jobs are another story. Peeling paint is a tell-tale sign that it’s time to pick out new paint and take care of your walls.
4) Your Walls Are Scuffed
Your home is meant to be lived in. Living in your home can result in regular wear and tear, including on your walls. If your walls are scuffed a fresh coat of paint will instantly make your home look show home worthy once again.
5) You Have Kids
Ok, so this is pretty similar to it being time to change the colour. Kids love change. A baby’s room is typically painted in a soft pastel colour. A pre-teen may want something dramatic and bright. An older teenager may start to lean more into neutral shades. A fresh coat of paint is often seen as a right of passage for kids moving from one stage to the next. Plus, kids can be hard on their rooms without even trying. So while you’re changing the look, you’re also able to repair any holes, marks and scuffs.