When you are buying a home, location is essential! Everyone wants to live in a home and in a neighborhood they appreciate and can be proud of. The proximity to good schools, work, and the type of life you want to lead is based on your home. If the curb appeal of your home is not up to par, not only can it become an eyesore, it can reduce your home’s curb appeal. Keeping the exterior paint of your home in top condition is one of the ways in which you can command a higher asking price, or just be proud to keep the curb appeal of your home. How often should you paint the exterior of your home?
Painting the exterior of your home depends on what you want your home to look like. Some people like to keep their home looking fresh and new and want to have it painted every 4 to 6 years. However, most home paint jobs will last upwards of 15 years. Painting your home can also vary with design styles at the time. Some homes can age well with a neutral paint color while others start to look dated after a decade and new trends emerge.
The UV rays in Utah can do some damage to paint tones for many homeowners. Fading is a major concern, especially if the wrong colors and type of paint was not used initially. If you like darker paint, it can lighten more quickly from the lighter shades like white and tan. Light colors still tend to bleach, but not as badly. Sun damage also leads to blistering and chalking. When these two things occur, the paint bubbles and can become powdery and faded.
Acrylic paints are less likely to have the issues mentioned above as they do not deal with mildew, cracking, hardening, and blistering problems as frequently. The shine of other paints can lead to concerns with the enhancement of imperfections like small cracks. A flat finish tends to look better as it is softer and doesn’t have the same mildew problems we see with other paints.
The quality of paint you select will have a direct impact on the durability of the paint. You need to select high-quality paint if you want to see it last longer and keep your home looking new and fresh. Painting the exterior of your home can be time-consuming and challenging. Call Brush Brothers today to discuss your home’s exterior painting needs. We do custom paint consults and can identify the right type of paint color and quality that will give you the results you want.