Protection against weather is a priority, and a meticulously executed exterior will speak for itself! Let’s look at all the advantages of exterior paint and benefits of painting your home.
1. Benefits of Exterior Painting: Provides Long-lasting Protection
The maintenance of the exterior of your home is not only a question of aesthetics, but it can greatly increase the lifespan of the building. Wood surfaces exposed to changing weather conditions will deteriorate much more quickly if neglected. Let me help you pick a good quality exterior paint, that is not only water-repellent, but comes in a variety of beautiful colors! The professional Sherwin Williams paints are available in over 1500 shades. You can choose the exact color of your dreams and rest assured that your home is protected.
2. Benefits of Exterior Painting: Increases the Value of Your Home
Painting the exterior of your home can increase its value up to 5%. It is estimated that your return on investment can be as high as 50%. It is time to pick out the perfect color for your home!
3. Benefits of Exterior Painting: Protects Against Contaminants and Damage
Professional grade exterior paints act as waterproof sealers for your home. They not only freshen up your home, but also prevent the growth of mold and mildew. This way, you can enjoy a safe, beautiful, and clean home without worrying about leaks or unwanted fungi.
Tip from Multicolor: Lead-based paints were banned in 1978 but lead paint can still be present on old walls, sometimes even under layers of newer paint. Due to its high toxicity, we take cautionary steps in preparing the surface of your walls, to preserve your, and your furry pets’ health.
4. Benefits of Exterior Painting: Renovation of Insulation Systems
Premium quality silicone based exterior paints are suitable for the renovation of insulation systems, noble and mineral plaster surfaces, and limestone and limestone-covered surfaces. We always start the renovation process with exterior primer paint, which increases the solidity and decreases the absorbency of the surface. When it comes to insulation systems, we always take into consideration the manufacturer’s manual, to assure the material used will last as long as possible.
5. It’s a fantastic feeling looking at a clean façade!
You paint the exterior of your home presumably so it looks good – but have you ever thought of how a newly painted home will make you feel? Oftentimes there is correlation between a neglected living environment and stress. If you give the exterior of your home a fresh coat of paint, guaranteed you will feel better every time you walk through the front door.
The basis of every successful job is planning. When you are getting ready for your exterior painting project, it is important to lay down some parameters.
How big is the surface area of the project?
The most obvious question, of course, is the size of your house. If you tell me approximately how many square feet the area of the exterior of your home is, I can give you an estimate on how long the job will take. The type of surface (rough surfaces may need up to 10% more paint and will likely take longer) and the number of layers can influence the timeframe.
What condition are the exterior walls in?
Now we know the size of the project, but what condition are the walls in? Is the plaster peeling off or the paint cracking? Are the wooden frames rotting? The preparation of worn and damaged surfaces may take a longer time than the actual painting. The worse shape the walls are in, the longer the project will take.
The more windows and doors a home has, the longer the painting will take. Door and window frames require more detailed work; thus, they require more time. Furthermore, I always have to take into consideration any objects such as trees or fences that obstruct access to the walls or the need for special equipment such as scaffolding to reach high walls, which might increase the costs of the job.
For a successful painting job, it is best to a avoid severe weather conditions. We always look at weather forecasts to make sure that the weather will be ideal for the painting project. Sherwin Williams products provide a professional solution against extreme weather.
How often should you paint your house in Florida?
As a Florida homeowner, you know that the Sunshine State’s climate can take a toll on your home’s exterior. From the humidity to the sun’s rays, your house is constantly exposed to harsh conditions that can cause wear and tear over time. One of the ways to keep your home looking fresh is by giving it a new coat of paint. But how often should you paint your house in Florida?
Factors that Affect How Often You Should Paint Your House in Florida
Before we dive into the specifics of painting your home in Florida, it’s important to understand the factors that can affect the frequency of painting. These include:
Florida’s climate is known for its humidity, heat, and frequent rainstorms. These weather conditions can cause your home’s paint to fade, peel, and crack, making it necessary to repaint more frequently than in other regions with milder climates.
2. Type of Paint Used
The quality of the paint you choose can also affect how often you need to repaint your home. High-quality paints may last longer and require less frequent touch-ups than cheaper, lower-quality options.
3. Color Choice
Believe it or not, the color you choose for your home’s exterior can also affect its lifespan. Darker colors absorb more heat from the sun, which can cause the paint to break down more quickly than lighter colors.
4. Exposure to Elements
The amount of exposure your home has to the elements can also affect how often you need to paint it. Homes that are located in areas with high winds, salt spray, or frequent rainfall may need to be painted more frequently than those in sheltered locations.
Finally, the level of maintenance your home receives can also impact how often you need to paint it. Regular cleaning, power washing, and upkeep can help extend the life of your home’s paint job and reduce the frequency of repainting.
Interior and exterior painting in Florida
Now that we’ve covered the factors that can affect the frequency of painting your Florida home, let’s dive into the timeline. So, how often should you paint your house in Florida? The answer is: it depends.
1. Exterior Paint
On average, most experts recommend repainting the exterior of your home every 5 to 10 years. However, this timeline can vary based on the factors we discussed earlier. For example, if your home is located in a coastal area with high winds and salt spray, you may need to repaint every 3 to 5 years to maintain a fresh look.
2. Interior Paint
The timeline for repainting the interior of your home can also vary based on factors such as the type of paint used, the level of maintenance, and the amount of natural light your home receives. In general, most interior paint jobs last anywhere from 5 to 10 years before needing to be refreshed.
Let the professionals handle it!
Professional painters have the experience and technical knowledge needed for fast work. It takes a professional painter about 11 seconds to paint one square foot – this would be impossible to do without the many years of experience they possess. If you do it yourself though, you can do it at a leisurely pace.
I do a complimentary on-site survey of your property, taking into account the size, condition, and any extras to prepare your free quote. A survey of the property is always useful because I can help point out details you may not have noticed!
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