How Often Should I Paint The Exterior of My Home?

How Often Should I Paint The Exterior of My Home?

The first impression of your home is not made whenever someone walks in the door, but rather whenever they drive up to your property and see the exterior of your space. You want to make your home look nice and inviting, not just for friends and family, but also so if the day comes that you choose to sell it, it will be attractive to potential buyers. There are many outdoor influences that threaten to wear away at the beauty of your home, such as the high Houston heat and humidity, rain, dirt accumulation, and more. Over time this will leave a negative impact on the exterior of your home’s exterior paint job and finish, leaving you with a dull and aged looking exterior. Luckily, the team at Houston Residential Painters is here to help you give your home a fresh look without breaking your budget! Our team of experienced exterior painters in Houston can quickly enhance the appearance of your home with our quality painting services. 


One of the most frequent questions homeowners have is, “How often should I paint the exterior of my home?” This is an excellent question because exterior paint does more than just serve as a beautiful layer on your home, it also helps to protect the wood and other materials beneath it that make up your home. The frequency in which you should paint your home depends on multiple factors including your home’s location, climate, and more. The team at Houston Residential Painters works hard to help you keep your home looking great for longer! This is why we keep our prices competitive and our services top of the line. Regular maintenance of wood surfaces will ensure that they are protected from weather, helping to increase the lifespan. 


In general, exterior house paint will typically have a lifespan of about 5 to 8 years, but there are multiple factors that can lead to a reduced or elongated life for your paint. Of course, the weather is a major factor, and in Houston, we have blistering heat, high humidity, and lots of sun, all of which take their toll on paint.  


Factors That Decrease Lifespan of Exterior Paint


Painting Over Deteriorated Paint – A huge mistake made by many DIYers is choosing to apply fresh paint over a previously painted and damaged surface. When the current coat of paint is already peeling and cracking, your fresh coat will not last nearly as long as it should. When you work with the professionals at Houston Residential Painters, you never have to worry about your paint being applied on damaged surfaces. 


Insufficient Preparation – You will want to start every paint job on a clean and well-maintained surface. If dirt and other build-up is not properly removed, or if your wall has not been adequately cleaned or primed before painting, the paint will begin to age, chip, and peel at an accelerated rate. 


Dry Rot – If the wood that makes up the exterior of your home has dry rot damage or is deteriorating in some other way, then the paint’s lifespan will be significantly decreased. At Houston Residential Painters, our team does more than paint, we prep and repair the surfaces of your home to ensure you are left with a flawless finish that will last for years to come.


At Houston Residential Painters, we understand you want your home to look flawless and finished and we can help with our professional interior painting. With over 30 years of experience in interior painting, when we do a job it gets done right. Whether it’s room paint, bedroom paint, wall paint, hallway paint, or general home painting that you need, we guarantee you’ll love the quality of the services we provide. We use the best products available, adhere to industry best standards, and always focus on making sure you’re completely satisfied. We strive to create beautiful interior painting projects that will remain something you can enjoy for many years to come. Take advantage of our excellent deals and enhance the appearance of your home with a fresh coat of paint. You will be amazed at the difference it can make!


Houston Professional Painting and Drywall Repair 


At Houston Residential Painters, we have over 30 years of experience providing quality painting services to the Greater Houston area. Our dedicated team offers a wide range of services including interior painting, exterior painting, drywall installation and repairs, wallpaper removal, industrial painting, popcorn texture removal, and more. When you work with us, you are getting more than a fresh coat of paint, you are getting a team of professionals who can repair your surfaces before painting to leave you with a flawless finish every time. We keep our prices competitive without ever sacrificing our craftsmanship. We proudly serve Houston and the surrounding areas, including but not limited to Baytown, Clear Lake, Friendswood, Katy, La Porte, League City, Pearland, Spring, and The Woodlands. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and to take the first step towards transforming your space.


Houston Residential Painters
Serving Houston and surrounding areas
(713) 493-8300