FAQ: Exterior Home Painting


FAQ: Exterior Home Painting

Repainting the exterior of a house is no small feat. It requires great expertise to ensure that the finished product appears and performs in a way that is both satisfying aesthetically and strong physically. Paint is the first barrier between your home and inclimate weather, bugs and other issues that can result in a need for more intensive repairs down the road. If you're considering repainting it is best to be prepared and to gather as much information about the process as possible. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding exterior home painting.

How can I prepare my home for painting?

In order to get your home ready to receive a paint job that lasts you will want to prepare in a particular fashion. Treat any mold or bug issues, ensuring they're both removed completely before beginning to paint. Replace any rotten or damaged siding and then clean the complete exterior of your home. Be sure to remove loose or bubbling paint as well. Once clean allow the house to dry completely before letting the painters get to work.

How often should I paint?

The amount of time between paint jobs will vary based on several factors. This includes the type of siding your home has and the care and maintenance that goes into protecting the current paint job. In general terms, many homes with wood siding require a repaint every 3 to 7 years, while aluminum usually needs to be painted every 5 to ensure a great look and solid protection. Be sure to speak with your local house painter about your home's particular needs.

Does my home's exterior require maintenance after painting?

Once the paint job is complete it is important to regularly inspect your home for any signs of damage or other problems to get the most out of the new coating. Annually, or better yet, twice a year do a thorough visual inspection of your home, checking for things like rot, termites, mold, dampness or other issues that could affect your home's siding.

What else can affect how long a paint job will last?

There are many things that can adversely affect a paint job. Climate, both hot and cold and other torrential weather can result in problems. Your previous paint job may result in flaking if it was not completed professionally. Poor exterior maintenance, as mentioned above, can result in a need to repaint prematurely as well.

Who can I contact for professional house painting in Mansfield, Tx or the surrounding area?

If you need to repaint a house in Mansfield or the neighboring communities reach out to Eagle Total Services. Our professional crew excels at home painting! We offer a large variety of services, include general construction and residential and commercial roofing. Give us a call today at (817) 435-4644 to request your free estimate for quality home remodeling in Mansfield.


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Written By Brian Corey

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