House painting seems to be such a painstaking chore to most homeowners. Whether they opt to do it themselves or enlist a professional to do it, it involves a lot of care and consideration, as well as time and money. But the decision when to paint may vary from homeowner to homeowner. Usually it comes by just looking at your house from a distance. You would just know by looking at your house that it needs a good paint job again. Is the exterior or interior paint peeling? Does it look faded?
You’ll know it’s time to paint and spruce up the exterior or interior to breathe new life to their property again. Often your decision may come from wanting your house to look its best when placing it up for sale. Trying to present your home to potential buyers is usually a good motivating factor for getting a good paint job. Having a home freshly painted before placing it on the market can boost its value.
Also, the frequency that you need to paint your house can vary depending on where you live and what kind of weather conditions your house has been exposed to. Whether you’re up north or live down south, the harsh weather of extreme heat or cold can put significant wear and tear on the exterior paint of your home. You can extend the life of your paint by washing down the interior walls or power washing the outside of your house as regular maintenance. Depending on region, the frequency you paint can range from every three to seven years. You may also want to think about the kind of paint you use the next time you paint. Selecting a high quality paint is very important and usually isn’t that much more expensive than the cheaper brand. Labor is usually the biggest expense in a house painting project. So why not just invest in high quality paint to extend the time before you have to paint again?
Here are some good indicators that your house is ready for a fresh new coat of paint:
1. The interior or exterior house has loose, peeling paint
2. You see open siding joints that now require caulking
3. Your trim and siding sheen have considerably dulled down
4. Siding has faded and is noticeable from both exposed, sunny sides and shady sides
5. There is visible rotten wood
6. Chalky siding and can easily come off when you rub your hand over it