How to know when it’s time to paint your exterior?
Ever wondered how long your paint job would last? How to know when it’s time to paint your exterior, It’s easy to tell when your paint job is failing you miserable. Dirt, mold & mildew and peeling paint are clear indicators as to when you need to paint to make your home look better, But what about the people who want to make sure they paint before it fails completely but not prematurely so you are wasting money.
Chalking is a good way of how to know when it’s time to paint your exterior tell when its failing but may not look too bad yet? If you don’t paint it in time the cost in time and material will increase significantly. How long should a paint job last? Of course that relies on many factors. Here in Daytona Beach we need to consider the different properties of the materials we are combining to protect many different types of surfaces. The sun is brutal here, but up north we are considering the cold environment more so.
I’ve been painting for about 35 years. After lead based paint was illegalized in 1977. The first waterborne coatings were latex which is different from the good acrylic resin architectural paint we use today, and you were lucky to find any painters who would guarantee their painting on exteriors for more than 2-3 years.