Lifespan of an Exterior Paint Job
When deciding to paint your home’s exterior, you may start to wonder, “How long does an exterior paint job last?” Or maybe, if it’s a DIY project, you’ll ask something more like, “How long until I have to do this all over again?” The average lifespan of an exterior paint job is around 7-8 years. However, this can change house to house based on a few crucial variables. To get the longest lifespan out of your exterior paint job, consider the condition of your exterior, and the quality of your products.
Condition of Exterior
This biggest variable to consider before painting your exterior is the condition of your home. This will have the most major impact on the lifespan of your exterior paint job. A paint project on a newer home will usually last a long time, around the 10 year range, while projects on older homes (30+ years) tend to fall in the 6-7 year lifespan. This is due to how paint adheres to certain materials. Obviously, trying to paint on rotting wood or peeling paint will not end well. Mindful preparation is crucial in prolonging the lifespan of your project. At Elite Pro Painting, we inspect your exterior before hand for any wood that needs replaced, gaps that need sealed or paint that needs scraped. Overlooking these conditions will result in a shorter lifespan for your exterior paint job.
Quality of Exterior Paint Products
While a paint job is extremely dependent on the condition of the exterior, the next most important variable is the product used to get the job done. We use the best quality paint available to us and prefer to use Sherwin Williams products (Super Paint/Resilience/Emerald). These products have been tried and tested by us for over 25 years and have always met our high standards. If attempting to DIY your exterior paint job, some quality products are worth every penny. Always use the best paint, primers and caulking to ensure your home is sealed up and won’t allow moisture to penetrate and cause future issues.
While the lifespan of each exterior paint job can vary from home to home, a good warranty can provide somewhat of a safety net. It is vitally important that the painting products and services you purchase come with a decent warranty. At Elite Pro Painting, we try to combat these variables by offering the best warranty and protection available in the paint industry. Our warranty will ensure that if an issue arises on your project, we will happily come out and assess the situation to figure out the best remedy to resolve it.
Everyone wants the longest lifespan out of their exterior paint job. Who wouldn’t? Paint projects require lots of time and energy. Taking these variables into account will make the most of your efforts. Whether or not you decide to contact us for your painting project, consider these ideas before diving in.