How Often You Should Repaint the Exterior of Your Home

Nov 4, 2019

The upkeep of your home includes many factors. To keep the life and beauty of your home’s exterior, you should consider repainting your house on a regular basis. We recommend repainting between every 5 to 10 years depending on the type of paint that you use. There are varying levels of quality within your paint choices, and you may want to choose a different color for aesthetic reasons after some time. So, the timeline can change based on your own preference. Repainting is necessary due to deterioration from general weather conditions: moisture and wood rot, expansion and contraction of the walls, and color fading from sun exposure. We’ll lay out the options for you here.

Your Options for Repainting Your Home’s Exterior

The basic option for painting your home would be a general exterior paint. Acrylic latex paints are favorable to protect your home against the elements and help keep the color looking bright for years to come. Acrylic latex works well on wood, as well as siding made of vinyl, aluminum, fiber cement, stucco, brick, and metal. Using this option, you’ll want to consider painting your home every 5-7 years. While this option is great, it will break down after a number of years due to regular weather changes.

Another option is using premium exterior paints like a PPG Permanizer, Sherman-Williams Emerald Exterior, or other high-quality options. These are ideal as it “provides a premium, long-lasting exterior finish with a tough, durable film, super adhesion, industry advanced UV protection and dirt, moisture, and tannin resistance.1” This will help protect your home’s exterior against peeling, cracking, and chipping. When using high-quality exterior paint, you’ll get a longer-lasting life out of the job. With this option, you’ll only need to consider repainting every 7-10 years.

Hiring a Professional to Repaint Your Home on a Regular Basis

While some consider the DIY route, we strongly encourage you to hire a professional to paint your home’s exterior for you. A professional will ensure that it’s done correctly, and has the experience and skill to make sure everything and everyone remains safe in the process. It’s also just easier. Sit back and relax while the professionals handle it.

Three Brothers Painting offers a special maintenance package that includes an annual soft power washing. In addition, when you sign up for this package we will do touch-ups and recaulk joints as necessary to help keep the paint job sturdy and beautiful throughout the years. This may be one of the biggest investments in your home. Make sure your investment is protected by hiring us today.


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