How to Tell When It’s Time to Paint Your Home

How to Tell When It’s Time to Paint Your Home

How to Tell When It’s Time to Paint Your Home
Even the toughest exterior paint won’t last forever. Time, the elements, and quality of the paint all contribute to the wearing down of your home’s outer coat of paint.

Typically, you can expect a well-done paint job to last at least 5 years. While it does increase your home’s curb appeal and re-sell value, a proper paint job also provides a level of protection from Mother Nature.

Luckily, there are some warning signs to look for that indicate it is time to visit your local paint supplier and start planning for a painting Murfreesboro TN project.

Peeling Paint

a wall with blue paint that is peel in some areas
The most obvious sign that your home is in need of a paint job is peeling. If you see areas of your home’s exterior begin to peel, you need to act quickly, as it will only get worse. As the peeling worsens, more and more of your home will become exposed to wind, rain and dirt causing the wood to discolor and rot.

Prevent further damage and seek the help of your local painting experts immediately after identifying peeling areas of your home exterior.

Fading Colors

exterior wall of a house with fading white paint
When paint is exposed to the Sun’s harsh UV rays, it will eventually begin to lose its color. Fading is also a sign of something more, as paint that is losing its color is also losing its ability to hold itself together.

If you notice large amounts of fading in areas that receive a lot of sunlight, try running your hand across the surface and check to see if a chalky residue is left on your hand. This is a sign that it is time for a new application of paint, but it will not be enough to just paint over the faded areas, as paint will not stick well to those areas.

Mold and Mildew

black mold spots on a white wall
The longer that peeling paint areas are neglected, the better chance that rain will work its way under the paint and seep into the wood. Frequent dampening and drying of the paint and wood will ultimately result in mold and mildew growth, with extreme cases ending in rotting.

Mold and mildew appear as black spots and dark streaks either on top of the painted wood or underneath the surface. If acted upon quickly, this problem can be remedied by adding a new top coat of paint. More extreme cases, however, can leave you looking at hours work, starting with replacing the damaged wood.

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If your home is showing signs of paint failure, contact Bradford Hardwood Flooring and Paint Center today to rectify the situation!

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