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5 Signs You Need to Paint Your Home

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Paint is your home’s first layer of defense against the elements and is one of the biggest tone setters for guests when they visit your home. If you ask experts on how long you should wait to paint your house, you’ll get answers ranging from as little as 4-6 years to as high as 12-15 years. Rather than have a specific date set out years in advance, your home will tell when the time has come. For most people, painting their home is something that they don’t look forward to as it’s an expensive project. With that said, it’s a necessary thing to do for maintaining the value of your home. Here are 5 signs you need to paint your home.

Fading Paint

signs you need to paint your home: faded house paint

Regardless of the quality of paint that was used to paint your home, the color will fade over time. If your home was painted with high-quality paint and proper painting techniques, the fading will most likely be uniform. If not, there is the possibility that the paint will fade in certain areas and not in others. When the color of the paint starts to fade, you need to repaint your house.

Bubbling or Peeling

signs you need to paint your home: peeling paint

It’s critical to be proactive in dealing with paint that is bubbling or peeling. Other than looking terrible, it leaves those parts of your home exposed to the elements. When rain or snow infiltrates wood, it could lead to mold, mildew, and rotting. If these issues are isolated in a small area, you might be able to touch them up pretty easily. More often than not though, it usually means you have to paint the entire house.

Moisture Stains

signs you need to paint your home: moisture stains

If you spot moisture stains, you need to act quickly. Sometimes, they are just surface stains and can be taken care of with a little elbow grease. In other cases, the stains signal something much more problematic. Other than looking unsightly, it could lead to mold and cause you to spend even more money on repairs.

No Longer Enjoy the Color

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Some people get their home painted in a color that is trendy from when they got it painted. After some time, that color may feel dated and they no longer like the color. For others, they may have a neutral color and want something bolder. Regardless of the reason, if the color of your home doesn’t sit right with you, don’t hesitate to update it.

You’re Putting the Home on the Market

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We said earlier that the paint of your home is one of the biggest tone setters for guests. The same is true for potential buyers who might be looking at pictures of the home online. A fresh coat of paint can make your home look a lot more polished than it really is.

When it comes to painting your home, it’s better to get the job done sooner rather than later. Whether you are planning on painting yourself or hiring professionals, don’t make the mistake of being too cheap. While having a budget is essential, you’ll get what you pay for with cheap paint and might end up spending more in the long haul versus spending a bit more on high-quality paint upfront. Schedule an appointment with one of our experts for a free on-site estimate and color consultation.

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