How do you know that it is time for exterior wall painting? Read this blog to find out.
Your home’s exterior appearance is the first thing people see when they visit your house. And hence, it is important to maintain the aesthetics of your exteriors so that its perceived value can be sustained not only for re-sale but for your own benefits. With time, conditions such as heat, rain, dirt accumulation and pollution will begin to impact your home’s exteriors.
Paint is the first line of defence for your home from external elements. So when you start to notice the signs of cracks, peeling or fading paint, you should consider painting your exterior walls. While there are no general instructions that tell you how often should you repaint your walls, this guide will help you understand how long you can expect your paint job to last.
How long has it been?
Begin by asking yourself when was the last time you painted your exteriors. Typically, exterior paint should last for anywhere between 5-10 years (depending on several factors such as the quality of paint used, climate and location). The prep work done prior to painting (this includes scraping old paint, deploying robust waterproofing etc.) will also dictate how long the paint will hold up.
Telltale signs that your exteriors probably need fresh paint:
Paint peeling, cracking or bubbling: If you live in a hot, humid climate, you may have peeling, flaking or bubbling paint. But look deeper because these can be signs of mould or dampness.
Fading or discolouration: Faded and discoloured paint can be more than just a sign that your paint is old. This can also happen due to several other factors, including the quality of paint itself.
While it is normal for paint to fade over time due to exposure to sunlight, but if it is fading on the shady side of the house or begins fading shortly after repainting, it might indicate a bigger problem. In this case, we suggest you consult our waterproofing experts at Berger Homeshield to fix any existing dampness issues before repainting of walls.
Your curb appeal is sagging: Do your exteriors look dull, the trim dingy and the paint faded? A fresh coat of paint will not only make it look inviting and fresh but it will also increase your home’s value.
You’re no longer in love with the colour: Sometimes the reason to paint your home exteriors is purely an aesthetic one, say for instance your house was painted in a more trendy colour that you do not like anymore. So when you decide to repaint, ensure you take the time to choose the right colour for you.
Some predicted exterior wall colours that will trend in 2022 can be found here.
Factors to consider for exterior painting
Low quality paints might help you cut corners and save a little bit of money, but in the long run, they don’t tend to look as good or last as long as high quality paint. Moreover, low quality paint is likely to not have any warranty. This means you will need to repaint your home exterior sooner.
Tip: Berger WeatherCoat Long Life 10, a luxury category exterior emulsion, is designed using PU & Silicon Technology and comes with a 10-year performance warranty.
Climate: Wet or dry, hot or cold
and other climate factors need to be taken under consideration since it can impact the lifespan of exterior paint. Look for properties that will protect your home exteriors from various climatic conditions.
Tip: Berger WeatherCoat Long Life 7 is engineered with advanced silicon protection that helps your wall withstand external conditions including heavy rain and dust.
Dust, pollution and other similar factors tend to cause damage and change the lifespan of exterior paint.
Tip: Berger WeatherCoat Anti Dustt features an unique and innovative Dust Guard Technology, that does not allow dust to settle on your exterior walls, keeping them looking like new for years!
Exterior painting can be an extensive project that requires professional expertise so it is always a good idea to hire professional painters. It is the best way to ensure you will get a quality paint job that will last for years! If you think it is time to refresh your exterior walls, contact Berger Express Painting experts for a quotation and consultation today. SMS ‘XP’ to 56767 or call on our toll-free number – 1800 103 6030.
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