Contrary to what most people believe, the exterior painting of your home is not just for aesthetic reasons. The paint protects the structures from normal damage, caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight and weather. To make sure that your paint job lasts longer, you need to take proper care of it, but still, every home needs to be repainted from time to time. Read our tips to get familiar with the warning signs:
Paint is peeling or cracking
There is no more obvious way to know that your home needs to be repainted. Usually, colder climates and snowy regions will cause the paint to peel, while if you’re living in a warmer or sunnier location, it’s probably going to crack. If you’re able to see the brick beneath or the wood is rotting, it’s definitely time to get your home repainted!
Watch for the caulk
The caulk between the wood or brick and the windows will be separating slowly, while warmer weather can turn the caulk brittle. Both are easy to notice and identify, so make sure you take care of your exterior painting as soon as possible.
Blistering is a paint imperfection that is caused by the development of bubbles on the surface of the paint – it can happen on both exterior and interior paint job. This is not necessarily a sign that your paint job is old but it should be replaced and the section – repainted completely.
Rust, mold, mildew, water stains
All of these will, unfortunately, reappear through the paint with time. If you start noticing them, it’s time to have your home repainted. To ensure that you don’t have to deal with them anymore, address the rust and mold before you apply the new coat of paint.