How Often Should You Repaint the Exterior of Your House?

Exterior Paint

The answer depends on several factors, of course, but if you want to keep a well-maintained and beautiful home, add routine house painting into your maintenance plan and budget. Read on to determine when you should plan on painting again.

The Material on the Outside of Your House

How often you paint the exterior of your house depends, in large part, on the materials on your house. Different materials require different maintenance schedules.

Wood siding – Plan to repaint every three to seven years, or stain it every four years.
Aluminum siding – Plan on painting aluminum siding every five years.
Stucco – Stucco can go five to six years between paint jobs.
Cement fiberboard siding – This newer material can last 10 to 15 years between paint jobs.
Painted brick – Painted brick only needs to be repainted every 15 to 20 years. Unpainted brick just needs to be cleaned, not painted.

Where Do You Live?

Climate matters when it comes to paint’s durability. If you live near the coast, for example, where the exterior of your home takes a beating from sand, sun, and salty air, you’ll need to repaint more frequently than a home in a more forgiving climate.

Watch for these signs that the exterior of your home needs to be painted, even if you haven’t yet gone the suggested amount of years between paint jobs.

* Damaged paint
* Exposed patches of wall
* Faded paint
* Blistering paint
* Peeling paint
* Chalky, powdery paint

When you’re ready to repaint your home, give All American Painting & Construction Inc, a call at 1(888) 301-PROS. Our highly-trained technicians will take the time to properly prepare your surfaces before using careful techniques to paint your house. Contact us online for a free estimate.