How often should I repaint the exterior of my home?
Typically, it’s recommended to repaint the exterior of your home every 5-10 years, but this can vary depending on factors such as the quality of the previous paint job, the type of siding, and the climate in your area.
What is the best time of the year to have my house exterior painted?
The best time to paint your house exterior is in late spring or early fall, with lower humidity and milder temperatures. It ensures the paint dries properly and adheres to the surface well.
Do I need to be home during the exterior painting process?
While you don’t necessarily need to be home during the painting process, we recommend you be available at the beginning and end of the project for any necessary discussions about the job and final approval.
How will you protect my landscaping during the painting process?
We take great care to protect your landscaping. It includes covering plants and shrubs with plastic sheeting and moving outdoor furniture away from the work area. Our team always cleans up thoroughly after finishing the project.
How do you prepare the surface before painting?
Surface preparation is a crucial part of our process. We start by washing the exterior to remove dirt and mildew. Then, we scrape off loose paint, sand the surface for better paint adhesion, and apply a primer if necessary.
What type of paint do you use for exterior painting?
We use high-quality, weather-resistant paint to withstand harsh weather conditions and UV exposure. We’ll provide you with a variety of options to choose from depending on your preferences and budget.
Can you paint over old paint?
Sometimes, we can paint over old paint, but only if the old paint is in good condition. If there’s chipping, peeling, or cracking, these areas must be scraped and sanded before we can begin painting.
How many coats of paint will my exterior need?
Two coats of paint are typically recommended for the best coverage and longevity. However, the exact number of coats can depend on the color of the paint, the type of paint, and the condition of the existing surface.
What about peeling or flaking paint on my exterior walls can be done?
Peeling or flaking paint requires thorough scraping and sanding before any new paint can be applied. Depending on the condition of the surface, a primer may also be needed to ensure proper adhesion of the new paint.
How long will the exterior paint last?
The longevity of exterior paint can vary depending on factors such as the quality of the paint, the prep work done, and the local weather conditions. However, a high-quality exterior paint job typically lasts 5-10 years.