Was your home built between the 1980’s and 2010’s? If so, you are probably due for exterior painting. Below are some of the benefits of getting your first exterior repaint if you have not done so already.
We at Flying Colors have been painting exteriors in Thurston County and Pierce County for a long time, and we’ve noticed a few things over the years. When a home is painted regularly, it stays healthy and usually shows few (if any) signs of wear and tear. But when a house or other building is not painted often enough, it will show signs of damage. These signs include cracking, bubbling, and peeling paint. These and other unhealthy paint conditions make it easier for termites and moisture to get into your house. As a rule of thumb, we recommend having your home repainted every 5 to 10 years to keep it, and everyone in it, as healthy and safe as possible.
When homes are first built, they are generally painted with contractor grade paint, which does not have the same durability, color retention, and protection as a higher-grade paint. This results in quicker peeling and wearing down of the paint than after a repaint offered by a business like Flying Colors Painting Co.
We re-paint about 400 residential homes every year in Thurston County and Pierce County so we see homes painted 5 years ago and homes painted 20 years ago. While painting can be expensive, the largest costs we see are for homes that haven’t been painted in a long time. These homes also tend to require more rot repairs, siding/trim replacement, and prep work that needs to be done before we can paint. All these things add sizably to the price which can generally be prevented when you repaint every 5 to 10 years.