Why you should repaint your home every 3 to 7 years

Are you on the fence on repainting your home? If your answer is yes, then this blog is for you! Repainting your home can provide many benefits such as preventing normal wear and tear, and weathering. It will also give your home a “face lift”. Here are some things you should know before repainting your home.

Exterior Painting

When it come to repainting your interior walls, they should be repainted every 3-5 years. If you remodel your home or change the style of a room, you may need to repaint sooner. Depending on your lifestyle, family, and your activities, you may have to paint more often to keep walls from looking dingy. The exterior of your home depends on the material used on the exterior of the home, typically the exterior should be repainted every 5 to 10 years. Wood surfaces should be repainted every 3 to 7 years and aluminum siding about 5 years.

House painting upkeep and caulking helps protect your home from weather damage caused by water and sun. Neglecting obviously peeling exterior paint can lead to high siding replacement costs. If repainting is not maintained, it can lead to a slew of costly damages/repairs.

Priming is important to do if you are changing the color of your home, interior or exterior. Primer has countless benefits. You’ll mostly need to prime before painting when you’re going from a very dark color to a very light color. Paint colors that are very saturated will show through lighter, less saturated colors. Priming the walls will help you get a better idea of how the new color is applying and covering. It will also give the walls an over all “cleaner” look. Primer will also help seal porous areas such as drywall and wood. It can also help with covering any stains, patches, or repairs. Most importantly primer will create a stronger bond for the paint to hold on to, which will lead to long lasting paint.

If you are selling your home repainting can capture a buyer’s eye and even increase property value! A
report on Zillow stated that home that had darker door had an increased value of $6,000. Timeless colors such as whites, grays, tans, and blacks will keep a simple look in the home and make it easier for future buyer to imagine their furniture in that home. Using neutrals in a home won’t make colors clash for example if a buyer was looking at your home and they had a blue couch having neutral walls in the living room will make it easier for them to imagine that couch being there.

If you live in a homeowner’s association community painting the outside of your home may be a little more difficult. You will need to go to the HOA building and fill out a request for to essentially get permission to paint the outside of your home. Most HOA communities have a specific color pallets that they want you to choose from for the exterior of your home. After you get permission from the HOA you can start looking into color, painting companies and pricing.