Painting your home is a great way to add color and protect the walls and other surfaces of the home. However, like most things in life, time has a way of wearing anything down including paint. Paint can fade, crack, or wear down over time and eventually the surface will need to be repainted. Paint doesn’t just add color or help enhance the look of the home; it also protects it as well. Drywall and other surface materials can develop mold, rot, and receive damage. Paint can help prevent and protect the walls and ceilings. L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc would like to help each homeowner determine when the time for a new coat of paint is needed to ensure the walls or ceilings are continually maintained and protected.
Peeling, Cracking or Bubbling Exterior Paint
Paint that is old often will give certain signs, especially if dry rot or mold might be present. Often the paint may begin to either crack, bubble or begin to peel off of the walls. When the paint begins to wear down like this, it can lead to other more severe problems. Before repainting you may want to make sure the presence of mold or dry rot isn’t present, if so you may need to replace the dry wall.
When paint begins to look faded, it is often due to aging. When the color seems lighter, it is a sign that it is time to repaint. Faded paint makes a home look worn and run down. Not only will you revive your home with a new coat of paint, you will help to protect the walls from damaging elements.
Value of Painting House Before Selling
Are you planning to sell your home? Nothing makes a home look fresh and cleaner then a new coat of paint. Paint can help make a home look clean and taken care of. With the right colors you can improve your chances of selling your home. If the current paint is older than five years, or has surface stains or small holes from picture and wall mounts, you can repair the holes in the walls and make the walls and ceilings look fresh and new. It has been proven that new paint can make a home look modern, clean, and more inviting which greatly improves the sale of a home.
Paint Shrinking or Gaps Around Trim & Window Frames etc.
Paint can and will shrink over time, especially when dry rot may be present. If you are seeing gaps appear around the edges or seams, this could be the result of dry rot occurring in the drywall. However heat can cause shrinking before dry rot occurs as well. If you are seeing gaps in the wall or ceilings, the paint is shrinking. Shrinking or gaps is another clear sign that it is time to repaint your home.
Cracked Caulking Around House Exterior
One of the most common signs that you need to repaint the exterior of your home is when the caulk around windows and doors appear. This is the result of paint that has lost its elasticity. The exterior surface of your home is exposed to all of nature’s wrath and requires it to be maintained. If you are seeing cracks around the caulking, then consider having your home’s exterior repainted.
Time Since Last House Painting
Like anything else, paint has its own life expectancy. Keeping track of when an area was painted helps to know when it is time to repaint. Repainting as needed will help to protect and continually maintain your home. Most exterior paints are designed to last between 5 to 10 years depending on quality. Most wood surface paints for decks are usually able to last anywhere from 3 to 7 years. While indoor paints are able to last between 5 to 10 years, they last less in areas will high heat and humidity for example bathrooms and laundry rooms.
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If you have signs that it is time to repaint your home and need help repainting your home’s interior or exterior, then contact L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc today!