Maintain and Preserve your Professional Paint Job

After hiring a professional painting company to update your home’s exterior, it is up to you to maintain it! There are little things you can do that will go a long way in preserving an exterior paint job

In our last blog post, we discussed how often you should repaint the exterior of your home. While different building materials have different painting timelines, maintaining your home’s exterior will ensure you are getting the maximum amount of time out of your professional residential paint job.

Here are just a few things you can do to extend the life of your home’s exterior paint job:

Keep Your Gutters Clean

While this was probably your least favorite chore growing up, cleaning your home’s gutters is going to help keep its exterior looking fabulous throughout the seasons. Clogs can lead to water overflow on rainy days, which can leave streaks and damage your paint job. 

Cleaning your roof of debris, such as leaves and branches from overhead trees, will help prevent gutter clogs from occurring. This home improvement tactic can seem like a hassle, but the results will be worth it when you see how your paint job holds up.

Manage Your Trees and Shrubs

Attractive landscaping is such a compliment to a house and its paint job, but without maintenance, it can start to get out of control. Rogue vines and bushes can do physical damage to a home’s exterior if they are left unkempt. We suggest you make a routine of trimming your greenery to ensure it is not pressing up against your walls. Trellises are also helpful.

Trees, while providing helpful shade from sun damage, can also have negative effects on your exterior paint job if not cared for properly. Branches and limbs can grow too close to a home and scratch against the exterior. Keep an eye on growing trees in your yard to avoid this. 

Clean Grime Off of Your Siding

Homes that are exposed to harsh weather, pollinating plants and trees, and other natural elements often experience a build up of particles, otherwise known as grime. Not only is grime unattractive, it can be damaging to paint over time. A regular scrubbing or professional power wash will help keep grime in check and your house looking its best. 

Perform Regular Check Ups

If left unattended, a home’s exterior paint job can deteriorate quickly. Regular inspections should be included in your seasonal home improvement checklists. Some things to look out for when examining your home’s exterior paint job should be:

  • Cracking
  • Blistering
  • Significant fading
  • Rust
  • Mold and Mildew
  • Reduced Gloss Sheen

Your home is your pride and joy. Keep it looking shiny and new by upkeeping your residential exterior paint job.

Call a Professional Painter for Touch Ups

If you are noticing chipped or peeling paint, or other little things that seem out of your control, a professional painting company is the answer. Not only will their attention to detail be unmatched, their knowledge of the best paints and supplies will create stunning results. A professional company, like Timmins Painting will help you plan and execute your project from start to finish. Don’t waste time or money with DIY trial and error. Get exceptional results the first time!