3 Signs It’s Time to Repaint Your House

There’s more to paint than just looks. In fact, paint offers protection for your walls to help make them last longer. The higher the quality of the paint, the better the protection.

Your home will need a new coat of paint roughly every 7 years, it could be more, it could be less, but it will depend on many factors like location, climate and wear and tear. For example, a home with children will more than likely need new paint every 5 years whereas an elderly couple might need to repaint their home every 10 years.

If you’re not sure how long it’s been, there are some signs to watch out for that will indicate whether it’s time for a fresh coat of paint.

Outdated or Faded Colours

Colour trends change all the time. What was ‘in’ two or three years ago aren’t necessarily ‘in’ now. And while you can’t give in to every trend, it’s vital to choose a paint colour that is a little more evergreen. If you live in a sunny part of the country, your exterior paint will fade over time and start to look worn down. Either way, a lick of paint can quickly fix the situation and all will be well again.

Cracking and Peeling Paint

Peeling paint might be a sign of water damage and simply paint over it isn’t the best idea. Getting help from a professional like Sipenda Painting Contractors might be a better option. If there is water damage, steps can be taken to repair and prepare the wall before applying a new coat of paint.

Mould and Mildew

Mould typically affects damp areas with poor ventilation. It also affects your physical health and shouldn’t be taken lightly. A coat of paint might hide the evidence but proper treatment before you paint is necessary to completely get rid of the problem. Again, professionals can assess and fix the affected area, after which they can cover it with paint.

If you’re looking for painters Pretoria that’s affordable and reliable, Sipenda is the company to use for your next painting project. Get in touch for a free quote today!


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