Four Factors that Decide Your Repainting Schedule

If you are thinking about painting the exterior of your house, there are some factors that you should keep in mind:

  1. Material

The material used on the outside can help you maintain different repaint schedules.

  • Wood Siding: If the exterior is wood, repainting every four to seven years is a good idea.

  • Aluminium Siding: For aluminium exterior, you can paint after every five years.

  • Cement Fibre-Board Siding: This material can survive external weather conditions so you have to repaint only after 10 years.

  • Stucco: Stucco exterior will require repainting every six years.

  • Painted Brick: Much like a cement exterior, you only need to paint every 15 to 20 years. If the exterior of your house is unpainted brick, cleaning it should suffice.

  1. Location

Local weather conditions affect the durability of the exterior paint. Keeping this in mind, if you are living in a coastal area or a semi-arid area, you will have to repaint. Paint usually shows signs of damage due to weather such as patches, fading, peeling, powderiness, and blistering.

  1. Quality

If you had used good quality paint for the exterior, you will be saved the trouble of having to repaint too soon. Weather conditions affect the most, particularly when the UV rays react with the paint compounds. Dark paints lose their hue and can appear as faded; this is common with low-quality paints and oil-based paints. So, if you want durability, make sure to choose latex paints, satin paint finish, and semi-gloss and gloss paints. These paints are less likely to break down with weathering.

  1. Preparation

In addition to the paint quality, the painter’s experience matters as well. If the painter has managed to do a good preparation before painting, then you can expect the exterior paint to last for a while. For instance, the exterior needs to be well-sanded and then cleaned. Rot and mildew, if present, need to be removed thoroughly. Additionally, cracks that have formed on the surface should be filled. If such care has been taken, the next repainting can be scheduled after ten years.

Good maintenance in addition to the above-mentioned can make your life easy.

 

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