Knowing when to add a fresh coat of paint to your home could save you money and trouble. There are many signs that can indicate that your home could use some sprucing up whether it is an exterior or an interior painting project.
When it comes to the exterior of a home, one sign to tell if it needs to be re-painted is just by looking at the exteriors condition itself. Typically there is one side of a home that is more exposed to weatherization such as rain, sleet, snow, wind, mildew, and sunlight, than the rest of your home. Normally this is the side of your home that will show wear and tear first. Some indications are a white, chalky appearance that comes off when fingers rub across it. This is a sign that the paint is breaking down and also a sign that the exterior of your home should be re-painted. Next take a look at your corner boards and windowsills and look for soft spots in the wood. This area of your home usually gets more exposure to water than any other part of the home. If there are any soft spots in the wood this is a sign of water damage and that you should have the wood replaced and re-painted. Another sign is peeling paint. When you start to notice paint flaking off your home it is a clear indication that your home needs to be re-painted and is long overdue. A full exterior inspection should be conducted for rotting wood and other damage so you can get the wood and any other damages fixed and replaced before painting the full exterior of your home. These are a few signs that you can look at to see if your home is in dire need of a fresh coat of paint.
Next we will talk a little about signs that tell you when to re-paint the interior of your home. Some signs could be permanent markings on the walls such as scuffs, scrapes, holes in the drywall, or discoloration. If you notice any of these markings on your walls you may want to consider re-painting your interior to keep an updated and new look to the interior of your home. Also another sign could be bleed-through of previous paint showing through the newer color. This most likely has resulted in lack of paint when painted on that area. In all interior walls you will want to apply two coats of paint to your walls when painting to ensure there won’t be any bleed through of previous color. Another sign that it is time to paint could be an internal conflict that you are having with yourself. Maybe you’re ready to try the color trends and update your home or you just want to see some different colors in your home than you are used to. Colors can set your mood when you wake up in the morning. Keeping an up to date look and taking care of exteriors and interiors of your home are very important. It is especially if you are thinking of selling your home.
These are just some tips and signs that you can use to your advantage and keep your home looking great and up to date.
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