An old white house that is faded and covered in blistering paint

Is it Time to Repaint Your Home?

If you’re a homeowner, you’re no stranger to the importance of maintaining the appearance of your home. One way to do this is by keeping the exterior paint fresh and vibrant. But how do you know when it’s time to repaint your house? Here are six signs that it might be time for a fresh coat of paint. 

Fading or chalking paint

A terracotta colored wall with fading paint and a deep blue door on the left

Sun and other weather elements can cause exterior paint to fade and break down over time. If you notice the color of your paint has faded or there’s a chalky residue when you run your hand over it, it’s time to repaint.

Peeling or blistering paint

A close up photo of white paint that is blistering

These issues occur when moisture gets under the paint and can lead to more serious problems if left unaddressed. If you see areas where the paint is peeling or blistering, it’s time to repaint your home’s exterior or interior.

Cracking paint

A close up photo of white, faded paint that is cracking

Like peeling or blistering paint, cracks in the paint can allow moisture to seep in and cause rot and other structural issues. If you notice cracking paint, it’s high time to repaint your home with a fresh coat.

Damage from insects

A close up photo of a white colored board that has been eaten up by bugs.

If insects are damaging your paint, it’s important to address the issue as soon as possible. Holes in the paint created by insects can let moisture in and cause further damage. 

Mold or mildew growth

The interior corner of a white house that has mold and is to the left of a window

If your paint becomes damp, mold and mildew can grow on its surface. If you notice any growth, have the affected area cleaned and repainted to prevent the problem from worsening. This is especially a problem in bathrooms and washrooms, due to the constant exposure to humidity. Black mold is a flashing warning sign that to call in an inspector and time to repaint your home. A good pressure washer like this one should help knock off any mildew and prep your exterior for a fresh coat.

Wrapping Up

In summary, if you notice fading or chalky paint, peeling or blistering paint, cracking paint, insect damage, or mold or mildew growth, it’s time to repaint your house. These issues can all cause further damage to your home if left unaddressed. On the other hand, if you’re simply looking for a change, a new coat of paint can be a great way to refresh the appearance of your home. If you are ready to repaint but have trouble deciding on a color, we offer color consultation here at Quality Coats. And if you don’t want to get your hands dirty doing the dirty work, our team of expert painters are happy help.

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