What to Know When It’s Time to Repaint Your Home

The paint of your home serve two purposes: to defend your home against the elements and to give a good first impression to guests. Refreshing its look with a new coat of paint is a great way to extend its integrity and appearance. When should you pursue this project, though? This article takes a look at the signs that tell you a repainting job is in order.

Cracks, Flakes, Chips and Peels

Any of these signs are often a result of the failure in weatherproofing the structure. They are further complicated by the elements, from intense sunlight, extreme humidity and storms. Before repainting, it is important to ensure a dry surface.

Fading Paint

This problem occurs due to sun exposure. Darker paint also tends to fade at a faster rate than lighter ones. However, when this happens in a shady part of the home, it means there is water intrusion or leaks. Such issues must be fixed before applying a new coat of paint.

Changes in Color

Certain paint colors don’t just fade. They also change into a new color that doesn’t match with the entirety of the surface. For instance, a wall painted with beige may eventually turn to pink. When repainting, consider a paint that can withstand the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

Considerations When Painting

Most homes need new paint every seven to ten years, but that will vary depending on the material and region where you live. Also, when you decide to paint your home, consider the weather. Early summer and early fall offer the right conditions for proper paint drying and curing due to lack of rain and minimal changes in temperature from day to night.

To ensure a smooth painting job that provides satisfying results, turn to the pros of Handyman Connection of Tuscaloosa. Whether it is interior or exterior painting, you can be sure of our specialized skills to get the job done right, from careful prep work through the final coat and cleanup. Call (205) 235-3311 to learn more. You may also fill out our form to request an estimate.

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