How Long Should an Exterior Paint Job Last?

How Long Should an Exterior Paint Job Last?
How long does it take for exterior house painting jobs to complete?

Q: How long should an exterior coat of paint last?

A: Typically 5-10 years; however, there are a number of factors that go into the durability of an exterior coat of paint on a house.

Your home truly is your biggest investment; so when you’re ready to paint the exterior of your home, you should use a contractor and quality products.

Climate and surface can play a significant role in how long the paint can last. If your home is exposed to a lot of direct sunlight, paint can deteriorate much faster. In most cases, the painted surface can show premature signs of fading and cracking.

The prep work done prior to painting will dictate how long that paint will hold up.

Q: Why does paint last longer on stucco homes?

A: Stucco is comprised of cement, sand, and limestone, all of which naturally hold paint longer. The paint applied to stucco homes can last as long as 10 years.

Paint applied to wood, however, lasts about 5-7 years. As wood ages, the painted surface naturally begins to deteriorate, often resulting in fading and cracking.

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Regardless of the home’s exterior, taking time to properly prep the home can increase the paint’s durability, especially if you’re already using quality paint products.

Although painting a home could be a “DIY” project, hiring Paintzen professional house painters will ensure that your home is getting the right treatment.

Q: What are some common mistakes that people make when painting their home, themselves?

A: Primarily people fail to prep, which results in diminished color vibrancy, bubbling, and cracking of the paint.

Second, many people choose the incorrect paint; the wrong paint choice can mean disaster. Paintzen’s professional exterior painters and consultants will help you get the right paint for the job.

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Paintzen professional house painters will make sure that your home not only looks beautiful but will look beautiful for years to come.

At Paintzen, our painters and color consultants will help you choose the paint that will best adhere to the surface of your home.

When you go through Paintzen’s quote process, our quote will cover all costs.

If the exterior paint on your house is starting to fade, contact Paintzen to have the exterior of your house properly painted with the best paint and products. Contact us today for an instant quote.

How long does it take for exterior house painting jobs to complete?

Q: How long does it take for exterior house painting jobs to complete?

A: The answer depends on the size of the home, the type of material the home is made out of, the prep work that is needed, same color or color change, and even the weather can be a factor.

The condition of the exterior will impact how long it takes your home to be painted; the more prep work that is involved the longer it is going to take. Power washing, siding replacement, scraping (due to peeling or bubbling), spot or full prime, and even changing the color all take time which will add to the length of your project. Peeling, fading, and bubbling are just a few examples that your house is in need of some good old TLC. Addressing these things quickly will greatly reduce the chances of anything bigger happening.

Finally, the weather is an important factor in how long it takes to paint an exterior. Rain, snow, sleet and cold temperatures (below 45 degrees) are not ideal conditions and you should not have a painter (or any other trade for that matter) working on the exterior of your house. Depending on how much rainfall there is you should consider giving your house a day to dry out after a storm before continuing the work.

Ready to find out exactly how long it would take to paint the exterior of your house? Contact Paintzen for a quote and an estimate of how long the paint job will take.