Spring is a great time to touch up the exterior of your home with new paint.
If you’re considering updating your home’s exterior paint, spring is the best season to make a change! We’ve got 5 great reasons for getting your project started this spring:
- After a long winter, the exterior of your home is stressed out.
Winter conditions such as snow, ice, frost, rain and high humidity can wreak havoc on the exterior paint of your house. Moisture generally has a negative effect on paint causing it to swell and soften, which eventually leads to cracking, blistering, flaking and peeling. High moisture conditions also support the growth of mould and mildew. A home inspection is often a great thing to do at the beginning of spring to discover rotting wood and paint issues. If you wait too long before repairing these items they can often cost more to replace due to increased damage.
- Spring days provide the perfect weather conditions for painting.
Exterior paints form the most durable, protective finish when the weather is dry and mild. It’s always best to do exterior painting when the temperature is around (10°C). If it is too hot, paint will dry too quickly and crack or prevent optimal paint film formation. It is also a good idea to pick a day that isn’t too windy as it can stir up dust and other contaminants that can become imbedded in the paint surface. So, by painting in moderate spring weather, you’ll likely get a longer-lasting paint job.
- Add to your homes value and appeal.
Choosing appealing colours for the exterior of your house add to the overall appeal. Grey, tan, and brown are great neutral colour selections while white accent colours are great for the front door, window frames and shutters. By painting your exterior, you will increase the value of your home and have peace of mind knowing that you’ve “invested” in your biggest investment.
- You can lower your energy bills.
If your house is a darker colour, a lot of energy gets absorbed when sunlight strikes the surface. That energy turns into heat, which in turn makes your house stuffy and uncomfortable. Several studies confirm that painting your house a lighter colour lowers your cooling costs in Summer.
- It’s just that time.
Outer surface paint has a lapse date. The amount of time needed between this and your next paint job is determined by the quality of paint you select. The better the quality of paint and how it is applied is a key factor on how long the job will last. It is always best to speak to a professional when looking for help. As long-standing paint merchants, Paintsmiths have a lifetime of collective knowledge and our experts recommend using FRESCO by Midas, Envirolite. This gritty, matt textured exterior paint has subtle graded nuances and is a good fit with both country and urban architecture. It provides a robust solution for concealing plaster imperfections and shrinkage cracks making it the perfect, long lasting choice for exteriors.
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