How Often Should You Repaint Your House?

This is a question that homeowners across the Southern United States frequently ask us at Southern Painting, but it’s not an easy one to answer. There are a multitude of reasons why homeowners decide to paint their homes. We are often asked to paint a home’s exterior walls and trim because the new owner doesn’t like the existing color scheme. In other cases, the homeowner or a handyman has completed a painting job that turned out poorly, or the DIY painter got midway through the project and discovered some repair work that was best left to professionals.

In other words, there’s no hard-and-fast rule for how often you should repaint your house. Many home improvement companies recommend that you repaint your house every three to seven years. But how long your exterior paint will look attractive and protect your home from the elements can depend on many factors, including:

Environmental Conditions

Climate plays a big role in how long exterior paint will last. For example, a house that’s bombarded by intense sunlight for much of the year will be at higher risk for fading and blistering. If you live in an area with high humidity, your home’s exterior paint could be damaged by mold and mildew. If your home is on or near the beach, your exterior paint will likely face threats from saltwater spray and blowing sand.

Paint Quality

If your previous painters used inferior-quality paint, selected the wrong kind of paint, or cut corners on the number of coats applied to your home, you will likely need to repaint sooner than if you received a top-caliber painting job.

Generally, if your exterior paint is chipping, peeling, bubbling, or fading, you should have your home repainted as soon as possible. Failure to do so could expose your home to damage from the weather and lead to the need for costly repairs that could have been prevented.

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If you’re planning to repaint your home, the experts at Southern Painting can help you enjoy beautiful, long-lasting results. All of our local painting companies throughout the Southern United States use only top-caliber paint products and hire only vetted, experienced house painters. Our expertise can help you avoid the potentially costly mistakes that homeowners often make in choosing the type and color of paint for their homes. Contact Southern Painting today for more information.

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