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Painting the Exterior of Your House

Painting the exterior of you house is an investment in the value and appearance of one of your greatest assets. It can sometimes be difficult and time consuming, but it’s definitely worth it.

How Often Should I Paint the Exterior of my Home?

OLT Painting Exterior House Painting 2Most experts say that you’ll need to paint the exterior of your home every five to ten years. Of course that depends on factors such as where you live, the climate anD the weather. The quality of the previous paint job is also a big factor.

Add to the above and then factor in that every painted surface is different. For instance:

  • Painted aluminum siding and stucco usually lasts for about 5 years
  • Wood siding needs to be repainted every 4 years if it’s stained or every 3-7 years if it’s painted.
  • Painted brick can last about 15-20 years before needing repainting.

For the best results, you should pick an exterior paint that's has high-quality resins, pigments, and additives. Start with a clean, smooth surface for the new paint finish to stick to and you should have a finish that not only looks great, but lasts.

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