We all want to keep our homes and businesses looking great. Having curb appeal draws customers to the business and for our home, it creates an inviting atmosphere. There are some telltale signs that your home and business need a little TLC and some repainting! If your home or business has damaged wood/stucco, any bubbling/peeling/cracking paint, cracked caulking, moisture stains and molds, fading colors, or simply that you are just not in love with the color anymore. Sometimes it takes more than just looking from afar to inspect how your paint is holding up. Going up close to windows, seams and other trim pieces and investigating if the wood is rotted or caulk is shot must be done yearly to make sure your paint and exterior are holding up to these Michigan seasons.

To get inspired before you paint the exterior of your building, check out these Pinterest boards. They may help you find the colors you want for your business or home.

Maintaining Exterior Painting Timelines

While there is no set date of when you should repaint your exterior, a general rule of thumb is always good to keep when it comes to maintaining and exterior. Below is a quick reference to how often surfaces should be repainted:

  • Wood siding — every 3-7 years
  • Fiber cement siding — every 10-15 years
  • Vinyl siding — does not need repainting unless the vinyl has deeply faded
  • Aluminum siding — paint every 5 years
  • Stucco — every 5-6 years
  • Painted brick — every 15-20 years

Another great time to repaint the exterior of your home or business is before you put it up for sale. A fresh coat of paint is aesthetically pleasing when you paint the exterior of your home or business. A new, sharp, fresh coat of color is sometimes just what your home or business needs.

Maintaining your home or business’s exterior is part of ownership. 1-800-PAINTERS can help you with this maintenance and create a new, bold look!

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