As 2014 draws to a close and 2015 begins anew, we find ourselves rapidly approaching Spring time. Which means it is almost that time of the year where people begin their spring cleaning. Spring time is one of the best times of the year to paint your house, but how do you know when it is the right time to paint your house? Paint is an important part of the house. Not just because it makes your home look good, but because it also adds an extra layer of protection to the outside that guards against the weather. Let’s take a quick look at some key indicators that tell when its time to paint your home!
1. Chipping Paint and Cracking Paint
The best way to tell if your home needs to be repainted is if the paint is chipping. There are many reason why paint chips, but mostly it’s due to weathering. It will start small, but then grow into a massive chunks that fall and clutter up your yard. Cracking is the same way, only it starts as a tiny little crack that spiders out across the walls of your home.
2. Paint Fading
Another indicator is when your paint starts to look faded and chalky. These areas are mostly prominent in areas that receive a consistent amount of sun light. The sun’s rays beat down on the paint and wear it out, so you end up with a chalky, faded out area of paint. It’s best repaint over these areas as soon as possible to make your home look more kept.
3. Wood Rot
A more serious and dangerous indicator is if there is any wood rot. This can be found in areas that trap moisture. Places like corners of a window sill or behind the fascia of a leaky gutter. Rot can be an easy fix that can turn into a huge problem if not dealt with immediately. To fix this you’ll need to replace the wood, get it primed for painting, and then paint it to seal the wood.
These are just a few major key examples of a home that is in need of a new paint job. So, this spring take a look around your home and decide whether or not you need some new paint on your home. The best choice for a painter is the Wright Choice, so call us if you have questions or if you decide to paint your home!