5 Reasons Your Home’s Exterior Paint Needs Updated

Exterior Painting Project
July 19, 2022
By Fresh Coat


One of the first things your guests or even potential buyers see when looking at your house is the exterior. Your home’s exterior is also the first thing you see when you come home every day. The power of a Fresh Coat of paint can transform your home into your dream home fast. The benefits of paint go beyond just the aesthetics, and curb appeal. Your home’s exterior paint job is the first line of defense from the elements and over time your home’s paint finish may not be as vibrant or bold as it once was. If the outside of your home is a little worse for wear, it may be time to update your home with a Fresh Coat of paint.

Peeling or Cracking Paint

One of the easiest ways to spot if your home needs to be repainted is the evidence of peeling, chipping, cracked or bubbling paint. Once paint begins to peel away, your home becomes exposed to the outdoor elements and could cause long lasting damage such as mold, mildew, or dry rot.

Cracks in Caulk

Caulking is typically around your doors and windows to properly seal them and protect your surfaces from damage. Overtime, caulk loses its elasticity which means it is no longer doing its job.  If you notice any small cracks in these areas, sometimes they can be sealed by simply applying fresh caulk. If you leave these untreated it can allow for moisture to seep in which can lead to lots of damage. Larger cracks are a more serious and often will need fresh caulking and a Fresh Coat of paint for an additional layer of protection.

Fading Colors

Over the years, paint colors can fade from withstanding the rain, snow, and extreme sunlight. If your house is subjected to shade from trees or positioned in a way that the light doesn’t hit it all day long, the color will last a little longer. Dark colors also fade much faster than lighter colors so it is worth considering picking a lighter color if you find you are painting your home more often than you would like. If your home needs a facelift, a Fresh Coat of paint will give your home as new look and protect your biggest asset from the elements.

You Don’t Love the Color Anymore

Sometimes you just want to change things up purely for aesthetic reasons. Maybe the house was painted in a trending color last time that is now starting to look a little dated. When you are ready for something new and want to give your home a Fresh Coat of paint, give the professionals at Fresh Coat Painters a call!

When you’re ready to paint your house, you’ll want to think about the time of year. Spring and Summer are the best times to paint your house to ensure you will have optimal weather conditions. Spring and summer time tend to be warmer which allows the paint to cure and dry properly. Taking on an exterior house painting project is a big job, so it’s always a good idea to hire professional painters to ensure you get a quality paint job to enjoy for years to come. If you’re ready to get started on your next painting project, book a free-firm quote with us!