When it comes to exterior paint, many people are unsure when a new coat is needed. Other homeowners may only consider it when it is time to move, and they want to boost the curb appeal and increase the value of your home. Whether you are considering selling your home or simply want to keep the exterior looking its best, today, we at L. W. Winslow Painting, Inc. would like to list the primary indicators your home needs a fresh exterior painting.
Bubbling or Blistering Paint
When you notice significant bumps on your exterior walls, it may give you cause for concern. When the adhesive material in the paint is not bonded to the wall anymore, these little pockets form. Preventing it from properly adhering in the first place, bubbling often happens if the surface is too hot when the paint is applied. It may be time to scrape off the old coat of paint and start fresh if in the event you see these bubbles. You can avoid blistering and have a smooth, even finish for longer by applying paint correctly.
The bubbles can burst or crack, progressing to peeling or chipping paint when blistering is not addressed. Paint that is chipped or peeling makes your home look older or more rundown, unfortunately. You will need to remove as many chips and loose paint as possible so that the new paint can bond with the surface and not have the same problem again before you can repaint.
One of the harshest on the paint job is the sun’s ultraviolet rays is your exterior walls can take a beating from the natural elements. They can cause the color to dull or fade over time. It can be difficult to tell how much paint has faded if you are around, it all the time. Because of this, you need to have a professional pair of eyes assess the condition of the paint. You can easily see when the color isn’t as vibrant as it once was with certain shades. In some cases, sunlight can actually cause a chemical reaction in the paint, creating a white powdery film on the walls, though the effect is similar to that of fading or bleaching. Chalking is what this process is called. To ensure the new paint can stick to the walls as it should, before a new coat of paint can be applied, this chemical layer needs to be removed professionally.
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You need to present your house in the best way if in event you want to get the best possible offer. You can attract more buyers, have more showings, and potentially get you a better offer by fresh paint on the outside. You can have the next family can enjoy your house as much as you have by taking a hard look at your exterior paint for these telltale signs, and then fix them with new paint. When your New York home needs have the exterior painted, whether you are preparing it for sell, want a new look, or simply want to refresh the current color, L. W. Winslow Painting, Inc. is readily available to provide quality exterior painting services. Call us today!