Exterior paint that is chipping, fading, and cracking needs to be re-painted. Exposed wood and wood rot are also signs that it's time for exterior house painting. Small issues can easily become large ones if things like wood rot aren't addressed promptly.
Exterior painting can be daunting, but it needs to be done approximately every five to ten years. With the crazy Midwest weather we have here in Topeka and Lawrence, routine maintenance is also important. Here are a few questions to use as a guide for determining when an exterior house painting job is needed:
Maintain the Exterior
One of the simplest, most important ways to extend the life of your home's exterior paint is to address problems as they occur. A little scraping, caulking, or sanding and re-painting a small area may be all that's needed for annual maintenance. In the same way, addressing minor wood rot when it first starts to happen can prevent larger problems down the road.
Tips for a Long-lasting Exterior Paint Job
When getting estimates from professional painters, keep in mind that paying less is almost never a good thing. Make sure to get a detailed quote that includes proper surface preparation. A paint job that is done without keen attention to prep and other important details can look good for a few years but will ultimately cost you more in the long run. From preparing the wood to choosing the kind of paint to use, every step of the process can be what lengthens or shortens the life of your home’s exterior paint job.
Is it time for exterior house painting? Get the job done right for a beautiful result that lasts. Our painters are professionals who care about your home. Call us at 785-271-1441 to schedule an estimate on painting your home's exterior today.